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Fleming medical supporting aspiring athletes with team physiologix

By Irish Pharmacist - 02nd Nov 2023

Fleming Medical has announced the launch of Team Physiologix, which will see the family business sponsor four aspiring local athletes as they take on a personal fitness challenge. The company is partnering with the athletes from across counties Limerick and Clare. Over the coming months it will be sponsoring the aspiring athletes as they each take on a milestone personal challenge.

The campaign will see local athletes use its Physiologix sports supports and sport therapy products to ensure they achieve their personal fitness challenges safely and successfully.

Research conducted in 2022, has shown that “72% of Irish people who regularly participate in sport have sustained an injury”. (Sport for Business, 2022)

Team Physiologix aims to address these startling statistics by emphasising effective injury recovery and prevention. The four amateur athletes will demonstrate how to use the vast range of Physiologix sport therapy solutions and document their journeys on social media.

The athletes

Niamh McNamara, Lisnagry, Co Limerick. Instagram – @Niamhs_life_

“I have started taking my fitness journey seriously in January 2023 by signing up for my first ever 10K race. I committed myself to a 17-week training plan ahead of the race where I was running 3 times a week as well as strength training to support my goals. I also completed two 60- and 85-day wellness and fitness challenges alongside this training and kept myself accountable by tracking it on my social media accounts. My current goals are to complete the hybrid mental toughness and fitness challenge of 75 Hard as well as achieving a personal best in my next 10K race in October.”

James Quinn, Caherconlish, Co Limerick. Instagram – @kkjimmy90runs

“I am an enthusiastic runner who found solace in the sport amidst the Covid pandemic. Over the past two years, I have conquered three marathons, reducing my time from three hours and 26 minutes to three hours flat. I recently secured a commendable third place finish in the Kilkee half marathon. My sights are set on the Dublin marathon, my immediate objective is to break the coveted three-hour barrier. Looking further ahead, I aspire to participate in as many of the renowned world majors as possible”.

Lisa McGrath, Feakle, Co Clare. Instagram – _lisaruns_

“I have been running for about six years now and I am part of my local running club. I take part in road races and cross-country races from 5km to marathon distance. My greatest achievement is completing the Limerick marathon in April, and I am now working towards the Dublin marathon in October. My dream race is the London marathon!”

Karl Fitzmaurice, Shannon, Co Clare. Instagram – @karlfitz55

“I got into running when I was 16 years old. I really got into running in school when I realized we got days off to go to races. I was so motivated with getting days off school that I won nine national titles from under 20 to under 23. This earned me a scholarship to run in college in Louisiana. I picked up a serious hip injury while in Louisiana so now I am trying to return to my previous level of training while enjoying myself. My short-term goal now is to run 2:38 for the Dublin marathon.”

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