Rehabilitation Training and Beyond

Posted 15th February 2013

Some of you may already be aware that I managed to break my left leg last year slipping on the ice at the Coventry Sky Dome Ice Rink on a Pennington Dental Staff night out.  Three days in hospital, a metal plate and eight screws later I began the slow and somewhat painful journey of recovery.  Four months later I was back at work and it was during January this year that I took on the services of a Personal Trainer to help me rebuild my somewhat atrophied left leg.  Three months work at home and then continuing in the gym I am happy to say I am back to more than full fitness.

I have enjoyed the challenge of getting back my mobility and have decided to challenge myself once more and have entered myself into the Stratford Triatlon at the end of September (a year to the date of my accident!) in aid of Smile Train

Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft charity, is dedicated to helping the millions of children in the world who suffer from cleft lip and palate through providing free surgery and follow up care, and free training for medical professionals to promote sustainability. Charity Registration No 1114748.

Id like to see if I can raise several thousands of pounds in total but whatever you all can give would be wonderful

This is an incredibly huge task for me as my friends and colleagues will attest to, I am not the most active person but I have committed to it so it will be accomplished!!  The Stratford Triathlon Sprint consists of a 400m Swim, 23km on the Bike and a 5k Run. My training is going well and I am nearly able to complete each section individually but it will take me some more time in the gym to be able to have the fitness level to do all three disciplines consecutively.

I have purchased a hybrid bike and various other accessories (Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor, and a Fitbit Ultra Activity and Sleep Tracker) to assist me in my quest to complete the course.  I am taking swimming lessons to learn front crawl and develop my breast stroke, I am even considering joining Solihull Triathlon Club, all in all I am moving in the right direction and really feel positive about my health, fitness and work life balance.

Thanks for taking the time to read.

Speak again soon


Related articles
  • Cleft Lip/Palate Cause Much More Than Cosmetic Problems (
  • How to Go From Swimming to Biking in a Triathlon (
  • Triathlon popularity surges; Richmond plays host to a USA Triathlon championship (
  • “Dare 2 Tri” Triathlon provides an outlet for adaptive athletes (