A virtual run for a real good cause

Matt Rodgers, of Netherne Osteopathic Practice, took part in October's virtual Virgin London Marathon to raise money for the Osteopathic Foundation, which funds education and research to advance osteopathic practice. Two of his colleagues also ran on the day, in locations in Birmingham and the South Downs. This is the second year a virtual marathon was made available, via an app, although 2021 saw the return of the physical race, too.

Netherne osteopath Matt Rodgers runs the Virtual London Marathon

Photo: Matt Rodgers (Credit: Jody Morgan)

Matt said:

“I'm running because, while training for a previous marathon, I picked up an injury and didn’t think I would be able to compete. An osteopath enabled me to run in that marathon, and inspired me to become an osteopath. Running is now a way to give something back."

Competitors who completed 26.2 miles, virtually or via the traditional route, received a medal and a t-shirt.

Matt's fundraising remains open. To donate, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/osteopathic-foundation

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