Sometimes life positively beams at you! Little Broomfield Road in West Ealing was amongst the two or three streets privileged in witnessing the runners of the Ealing marathon… both on their way out and their way back… and in glorious sunshine!
Located at 12 Broomfield Road, Bridge to Health was open this Sunday from 8am through to 2pm so that we could cheer on the runners, provide water and deal with injuries if required. Our osteopaths Harry and Mathieu , and our life coach Clotilde joined our jeweler neighbour Alfred Winiecki to provide loud support to the 6,500 athletes.
And what a sight it was!
A sea of runners on the way out, crested with the yellow ribbons in honour of young Alice Gross who is so much in all our thoughts, hopes and prayers… then the joy of seeing so many of our patients pass by both out and back, where so many amongst them have been nursing injuries with us almost to the starting line: congratulations Clémence, Dougie, Jean-Christophe, John, Karen, Lizzie, Malcolm, Oscar, Paul, Winnie and so many others, we are truly proud of you!
In the event, our 300 water bottles quickly vanished, and we then reverted to jugs and plastic cups as parched runners kept reaching out. Fortunately, although many a heroic runner limped past the clinic to make it to the finish, we did not have to pick any corpses off the street. This said, quite a few amongst you did shout out as they passed by that we should expect some visitors this week – ring in, we will be happy to help any sports injuries.