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 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 […]

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 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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

  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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 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 […]

    North West’s Tough Mudder event is only a few days away now (September 13 & 14) which is a 10-12 mile military-style obstacle course which tests stamina, strength, agility and teamwork. Many of our clients have been training towards the event along with other events for months and the time to step into the arena […]

                Congratulations to all those completing the Salford 10k this weekend! Over 3500 runners took part in the annual charity event beginning and finishing at Salford Quays. Below are a few tips and advice protocols to help promote an efficient full recovery and enable a swift return back […]

The ‘BUPA 10K Great Manchester Run’ is fast approaching (18th May 2014) and last year during a heat-wave brought very successful results and finishing positions amongst G4 client, staff and associates. Our Personal Training that has been delivered to our clients had rapidly improved their fitness levels and has helped put together the final touches in place […]

  Following the success of 2013’s ‘Speed-March’ conducted by the Manchester Detachment of ‘The Royal Marines Reserve’ (RMR) in the Manchester 10k Run, the detachment are again putting a team together to take part in the same race this coming Sunday – 18th May 2014. Glyn Forshaw, the managing director and lead clinician of ‘G4 Physiotherapy […]

The RMRIDE350 is a charity event that is taking place on 2nd August 2014. It is a 350 mile endurance road cycle event starting and finishing at the RM Corps Museum Portsmouth with cyclists hoping to complete the ride within 24 hours (+/-). The year 2014 represents 350 years of ‘The Royal Marines’. During this time, […]

The ‘Virgin London Marathon’ is days away (13th April 2014) and it is great to see so many clients and runners around Manchester increasing their training mileage as preparation for the big event. Our Personal Training that is delivered to our clients is rapidly improving their fitness levels and putting together the final touches in place for […]

This weekend sees the 28th year of pure grit, determination, physical and mental strength-endurance at ‘The Marathon Des Sables’ (MdS). The race has been rated by many as one of the ‘toughest footraces on this planet’. The race takes place across the Sahara Desert in the most arduous warm climates known to athletes. Apart from […]

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