H2O Physio held an Underwater Running Challenge on Saturday 13th July, in aid of Breast Cancer Research. The event, which was held at Halfpenny Golf, Health Club & Wellness Spa near Wolverhampton, gave local sports people the chance to try the brand new, pioneering underwater treadmill.
During the event, competitors ran for 5 minutes with the water at knee level and the resistance jets on full, battling it out for the most distance covered. The challenge attracted a whole range of people, from occasional joggers to professional sports people.
“It was much more difficult than I thought and a great experience,” said Becky Sidaway, Fitness Instructor at Active4Less in Wombourne. “I can see why Mo Farah used an underwater treadmill to train for the Olympics.”
The event was a huge success, raising over £4500 for charity whilst giving local sports enthusiasts an extreme workout.