Events & Races

Events & Races

Chorlton & Sale Water Park Half & Full Marathon Trail Race Saturday 5th August Inaugural It’s just over a week until the inaugural Chorlton & Sale Water Park race day, here at G4,Didsbury our Physiotherapists, Personal Trainers, Massage Therapists and Podiatrists  have all been working hard to keep all our runners injury free and fit for the race. 2017 […]

The Virgin Money London Marathon 2017
21st April 2017

The Virgin Money London Marathon 2017 The ‘Virgin London Marathon is now just 2 days away, Sunday 23nd April 2017. The capital will host its 37th London marathon this year and will see over 50,000 runners take on the 26.2 mile course. It’s been brilliant to see how many of our clients have been committed […]

April 2017 ASICS Manchester Marathon – Recovery Advice
4th April 2017

Firstly, a HUGE congratulations to all of our clients here at G4 that took part in the 41st ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon this weekend! Finally all those long hours of training, sticking to those nutrition plans and that extra 5 minutes of foam rolling has paid off and you can relax with a sigh of […]

Greater Manchester Marathon 2017
28th March 2017

Greater Manchester Marathon 2017 The ‘Greater Manchester Marathon’ is now less than a week away – in just 4 days time, Sunday 2nd April 2017, Trafford will see up to 15,000 runners take part in the ‘flattest, fastest and friendliest UK Marathon’. It has been great to see so many of our clients training hard […]

Up and Coming Marathons
15th February 2017

Up and Coming Marathons 2017 For most people April couldn’t feel further away, but for everyone preparing and training for one of the big April Marathons, you may be frantically counting off the weeks of your training programme. Although it may feel like it is fast approaching, there’s still plenty of time to make a […]

It’s now just less than 48 hours until the ‘Aldi Manchester Half Marathon’ with runners setting off from 9am Sunday 16th October. Due to being one of the flattest race courses around (with only 41m of elevation) it is expected that some of our runners at G4 set some fast paced PB’s. The staff here […]

Ironman Kona 2016 World Championships
7th October 2016

Just a few days away now, this weekend sees the 40th annual IRONMAN World Championships in Kailua-Kona…Hawaii! Triathletes have been competing in the IRONMAN World Champs on an annual basis since 1978. October 8th 2016 sees 2,000 athletes embarking on a 140.6 mile journey; 2.4 mile swim, 112mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile marathon. […]

Races for the Weekend 15 November 2015
3rd November 2015

With winter coming the race season has changed its feel with lots of shorter 10 k races, off-road runs and cycles taking place across the country. Triathlon season has also ended, and duathlons now take triathlon’s place. There is the Poynton Duathlon taking place this weekend which is a mixed terrain 5km run followed by an […]

Ironman Wales 2015
11th September 2015

  On Sunday, beautiful Pembrokeshire hosts Ironman Wales 2015, which is one of the tougher Ironman courses. Last year’s women’s race was won by G4 Physiotherapy & Fitness’ managing director Glyn Forshaw’s sister, Amy Forshaw. Unfortunately, Amy cannot race this weekend due to injury. 30 countries will be represented by the 2,400 athletes who will […]

What’s on This Weekend: 12 September 2015
11th September 2015

The Great North Run and a Classic Century On Sunday, the iconic North East’s Great North Run will take place. Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne, the 13.1 mile route takes runners through the city centre towards the River Tyne where thousands of people will cross over the Tyne Bridge, where the Red Arrows will be […]

What’s on this Weekend – 6th September 2015
4th September 2015

  This Sunday will see Salford Quays host its popular 10k road race. There were 3,500 entrants last year so there is sure to be a great deal of support from family and friends, cheering the runners on from the pavements. There is also added motivation in the form of loud music played around the […]

The Mary Towneley Loop Cyclocross takes place bright and early on Sunday morning at the Watergrove Reservoir in Wardle. This is a unique event as it takes places over lots of different terrain from cobbles, setts, packhorse tracks and wild open moorland, following a 75 km bridleway loop. The Mary Towneley Loop is a section of the Pennine […]

What’s on this Weekend: 2nd August 2015
31st July 2015

It’s time to get on your bike. If you don’t fancy navigating yourself, why not try a cycle sportive this weekend and get out and about to experience countryside and routes you probably otherwise wouldn’t see. As our previous blog on  sportives  says, it’s a great way of doing a long ride without having to think […]

On Saturday, Heaton Park saw a great many Enormous Elephants running 5 k and 10 k races to raise money for the charity The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an African Wildlife charity. These popular races are now held nationwide. Elephant suits were, in fact, enormous and presumably, no speed records were broken. However speed was sacrificed […]

What’s on This Weekend: 25 and 26 July 2015
24th July 2015

Salford Triathlon This weekend sees Salford Quays and Media City inundated with triathletes of all abilities swimming, biking and running around the fast, flat course. There are a variety of distances, from sprint (750 metres swim, 20 km bike and 5 km run) standard (1.5 km swim, 40 km bike and 10 km run) including the […]

What’s on This Weekend: Ironman UK 2015
17th July 2015

It’s nearly upon us once again! Ironman UK returns to the north of England this weekend. This is the 11th year it has been on the Ironman European Circuit. It is a picturesque but well know to be a brutally hilly course. We know that many of our clients have been training hard for this event and, make […]

This weekend sees two events that, unusually, allow competitors a lie in if they wish to take part. On Saturday, there is the Ullswater standard distance Triathlon, which takes place on Saturday afternoon in the Lake District. The race includes a chilly, but beautiful, 1.5 km swim in Ullswater, and undulating (“undulating flat as possible in this […]

The Color Run This weekend in Manchester will be a very bright one, whatever the weather holds,  for those taking part in the “The Color Run” (it’s an American concept, starting over there in 2011) at the Etihad Stadium. Runners run “the Happiest 5km on the Planet” and have to stick to only two rules: wear white […]

Races from the Weekend: 28 June 2015
29th June 2015

     The last Sunday of June was a big one in the summer race calendar with many runs, sportives and triathlons taking place all over the sunny north west. The second race of the Castle triathlon series took place at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire over various distances and included races for children. The Chatsworth triathlon was […]

Ironman UK Bolton: 19 July 2015
26th June 2015

Ironman UK makes its return to the north of England on the 19 July. This is the 11th year it has been on the Ironman European Circuit. It is a picturesque but brutally hilly course. The race starts with two loops of the beautiful Pennington Flash for the 2.4 mile swim. The bike course is a new course of […]

This weekend, the Peak District welcomes the second year of the Chatsworth Sprint & Standard Distance Triathlon. The swim takes part in the Derwent River followed by a new cycle route and finishing off with the newly amended run route past Hunting Tower… Many of our clients have been training hard for this event at […]

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