Each year, under the Smiling for Smiddy marquees, our team of physiotherapists and masseurs volunteer their time to tend to the often exhausted and weary bodies of Team Smiddy members at the Noosa Triathlon Multisports Festival.
Linked with Smiling for Smiddy since the first ride back in 2006, Allsports Director Tony Ganter says it’s a privilege and honour for staff to continue to show their support for an organisation doing so much for cancer research.
“It’s a sport we’re passionate about, where our health professionals can make a real difference and also, the fact that Adam Smiddy was a physio ties in neatly and resonates with many of our staff members,” Tony said.
“They’re physios themselves and (like Adam) they’ve all been 26 years old. Now they’re maybe 36, so I’m sure they look back at those 10 years that Adam didn’t get and know how lucky they are.
“Plus, a few of them get hooked on the excitement of the event and end up competing the following year and then volunteering back in the Smiddy tent after they finish.”
This year, our team is taking the commitment a step further, hosting two information sessions aimed at helping participants “check it before you wreck it”.
“These nights have been designed so people can get good advice to help them avoid training errors and the injuries that can result from that and take away from the enjoyment of the day,” Tony said.
Topics will include ‘Body Maintenance and Nutrition’ (9 August) and ‘Bike Fit’ (7 September).
Join the Smiddy Team for the 2017 Noosa Triathlon here!