On the 25th and 26th of August 2012 Danny Adams volunteered to provide sports therapy for the competitors at the Gloucester Rowing Regatta, Hempsted Meadow. The Saturday was the busiest day of the two with the Junior and Masters events being held and the seniors competing on the Sunday. The rowing in Gloucester was fast and furious with competitors from all around the country attending the event.
On the Saturday Danny provided treatment to competitors from a small marquee attached to the side of the main marquee. He saw a wide range of different injuries which made it very interesting – he was prepped and ready to see some chronic Rowing problems!
It was a great atmosphere on the Saturday, which turned almost festival like when the heavens decided to open, turning the soft grassy meadow into a flip flop eating mud field. He says that from time to time he felt like Ray Mears or Bear Grylls treating in extreme conditions, as often muddy, bare footed competitors made their way to see him in his humble tent! The great thing was that other than the odd grumble, the muddy conditions made the event even more enjoyable as everyone seemed to be having a great day, Danny included!
The Sunday was a little quieter and shorter, with Danny choosing to treat on a much dryer wooden floored area in the corner of the main marquee. As expected, due to the lower number of competitors on the senior’s day, he treated a lot less people but none the less enjoyed the fantastic hospitality and atmosphere that Gloucester Rowing club kindly provided.
A big thanks to Ben Rodford and all at Gloucester Rowing Club for organising this thoroughly enjoyable event. Danny looks forward to treating the competitors again at the Autumn Head event coming this November.
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