HealthyStep @ The National Running Show
So, it’s coming to the end of what’s been a tiring week following a very busy weekend at the National Running Show at the NEC. HealthyStep® were there supporting the team from Cardiff Metropolitan University on their stand. It was called The Podiatry Clinic and was offering free lower limb, running related advice from a group of podiatrists and other members of the Cardiff Met Sports Science faculty.
HealthyStep® supply products to Cardiff Metropolitan University Podiatry Clinic and supported them on the stand with banners and promotional material. I was also on hand to pitch in with assessing visitors to the stand discussing their problems and concerns. What struck me most was the infectious enthusiasm for running, being active and keeping active whilst trying to manage injuries. Not only that, but also the number of people that came to the stand with similar stories usually starting with “I started running about 18 months ago…”, and yes they wanted to talk about injuries, but the stories continued with “…and I’ve done two marathons and am now looking at ultra running.” Likewise, people were telling me stories of starting with couchto5k progressing to weight loss, improved mental and physical health.
We had a banner showing how heel pain isn’t always plantar fasciitis and discussions quickly settled on heel pain, or perhaps other issues they were experiencing which involved discussing our HeelFixKit, and condition specific X-Line devices such as AT, TPD and DJD.
It was a joy to spend time with the team from Cardiff Metropolitan University, but moreover take time to talk to, and offer advice to enthusiastic, self-motivated members of the public with a common interest.
From a HealthyStep® perspective, it was excellent to experience the vibe of a very large exhibition in a different market to clinical sales. this will no doubt form part of our company development and future planning. If you came to see us at Cardiff Metropolitan University stand and need any assistance with any of our products, please get in touch