Students’ success in supporting runners at the Greater Manchester Marathon

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Manchester Metropolitan was on hand over the weekend to relieve runners of that post-run burn after taking part in the city’s marathon.

A team of 11 physiotherapy students, who have done additional sports massage training during their degree, carried out a huge 250 massages, free to those who completed the Greater Manchester Marathon on Sunday April 8.

The team was led by Dr Chris McCarthy, Clinical Lead of the Manchester Movement Unit, the clinical arm of the Manchester School of Physiotherapy.  The unit is a fully functioning private physiotherapy (acupuncture and sports therapy) clinic, which offers discounted treatments for staff, students and the local community (See their website for how they can help you move!).

Dr McCarthy said: “The event raised awareness of the excellent skills, ability and professionalism of our students and highlighted to the general public both the qualities of Manchester Met students and also the potential our students have to help improve the health of our local community.

“Many thanks to them for representing the University so well.”

Runners were invited to give to the University’s First Generation campaign – a complete student journey of support for students who are the first generation of their family to go to consider higher education.

First Generation aims to change 1,000 lives and is already inspiring people across the region – staff, students, alumni, businesses and partners – to support the campaign.

Over £530 was donated on the day, which is enough to fund half a student scholarship for a deserving young person from Greater Manchester.

A massive thank you to everyone that gave on the day to support our First Generation students and congratulations to all the Marathon runners.

Find out how to support First Generation here.