Ged Ruffle (Hart Road Runners / England Masters)
Ged Ruffle – Ged representing England Masters in the m65 age category. Hear how the work he has done with us, led him to become the England Masters 10k champion.
Nick Woods (Winchester & District AC)
Nick Woods – Nick was new to any strength training but over the last 6 months has progressed with all his main lifts, become stronger and reduced his Half Marathon time to 78 minutes.
Gary Ashley (Chandlers Ford Running Club)
Gary Ashley – Gary came to us with a plantar plate tear and we got him back running with a targeted rehab and strength programme buckling up to London Marathon.
Dan Mellor – Lordshill Road Runners
“I started working with Mike over a year ago following a broken leg and resulting in a lot of muscle loss.
Wanting to get my running back up together and with a place in the London marathon I started with a number of strength sessions and running analysis so I could run in the most efficient way.
Once I was back running Mike also done a weekly bespoke training plan to get me through the marathon resulting in a 3.28 finish a year after my injury.
Since then I’ve still been doing weekly strength and conditioning sessions to make sure I stay injury free. Can’t recommend him enough especially if you’re a keen runner, experienced or not”
Helen Hall – Winchester & District AC
“I have been working with Mike now for over 2 years now wanting to improve my strength and conditioning whilst running. Having been a runner for a number of years, strength and conditioning was always something that scared me. I thoroughly enjoy my sessions with Mike, he guides me through each exercise and explains exactly where I should be working. My running has come on leaps and bounds, my form has changed and I am a lot stronger. Having a PT who understands what is needed for runners is key and Mike knows his stuff! Fun sessions and some fantastic results”
Marcus Green – 2:35 marathon PB
“Although I’ve only been going to see Mike for a few months, I’ve already seen benefits in this time. I feel stronger towards the end of hard training sessions and races as he has helped me identify weaknesses, baselined these and targeted them as areas for improvement.
His sessions are varied and engaging and so they are enjoyable as well as productive. As an experienced marathon runner, I would highly recommend!”
Kate Eastleigh Running Club
“I worked with Mike to build strength and reduce my risk of injury whilst training for the London Marathon. It worked! I managed 20 weeks of training with no injuries and feel fitter and stronger than ever!!
I wanted someone specifically experienced in running, rather than a general PT, and Mike’s background made him the ideal choice. As well as the physical exercises, I appreciated being able to discuss my wider training, and his belief in me lifted my confidence.
The strength training, combined with the running mileage I did, meant I started the race relaxed & with an “I can do this” attitude – and finished it happy I’d done my best!! Thanks Mike”
Will Bryan Southampton AC
“Mike has been incredibly helpful to my progress this track season. He’s worked around my training schedule and has come to my house to be as convenient to me as possible.
During the massages he’s talked through what he’s doing and why to help me with my own knowledge and given me stretches and foam roller techniques to do myself. This has aided my recovery in training to have my best season to date”
Dan Cunnington Winchester & District AC
” Mike has been performing regular massage for me whilst I’m training for Berlin Marathon. Having weekly massages has enabled me to sustain a high volume of training whilst recovering well. Mike is highly professional, listens carefully and adapts each session to specific niggles and issues that arise each week. The best thing about Mike’s treatment is that he knows when to apply pressure. This ensures that he alleviates any deep tightness without having a huge impact on your body such that you are unable to train. I’d highly recommend Mike to anybody looking for sports massage treatment!”
“Only started seeing Mike recently but have been excellent sessions focused towards my specific needs and sport. He is very adaptable too. If I have a race coming up he will cater the session based on this and also with regards to post racing. Definitely recommend Mike, he focuses on when you need sports massage and not when he can fit it in. Five Stars from me!!”