Carole Filer, 71 Hunter House Road, Sheffield, S11 8TU

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Dear Athlete


We will be taking at least four therapists to Torun – Mel Davis, Charlotte Newman, Carmel Fitzgibbon and Vicky Brooks have confirmed so far – all of whom have immense experience in treating masters’ athletes and, most importantly, are fully insured.  The ‘rolling fund’ for the overseas champs is boosted by the £15 per treatment athletes pay at the British Champs. 

The team will usually work from approx 9.00 am through to approx 6.00 pm, with a break at lunch.  However, they will do their utmost to accommodate athletes at times that are outside the ‘norm’ once the timetable for Torun is finalised. The team will be available from the first day of competition – Sunday 26 March. 

The cost for Torun is £50, which we say is non-refundable.   However, if you decide not to travel and contact me, preferably two weeks prior to the competition, then we will refund your money (we are flexible).   This will entitle you to a maximum of four treatments, ie chiropractic/massage/physio.  If further treatment is required, then there will be a charge of £15 per treatment (or local currency equivalent).  Genuine, acute injuries will always take precedent over someone just wanting a pre or post-race massage.  As for all previous competitions, the team will always treat an emergency.  If you signed up for Tampere and did not need to see the team at all, then the cost for Torun will be reduced to £35.

You can pay either direct to the bank account or by cheque (if you still have these!)  If you would like to sign up, please make your cheque payable to ‘British Masters’ Medical Services’ and post to me at the above address.  It would be really helpful if you could please add your age group, event(s) and contact details. Please DO NOT send your cheque by recorded or special delivery.  Alternatively, you can pay direct to BMMS bank account.  Pleasemessage me (details above) and I will provide you with account details.  If you have previously paid direct to the bank account, please still message me so I can add your name to the medical list and treatment sheets.   Closing date is:

FRIDAY 10 MARCH 2023  

NB: you still have to arrange your own health insurance cover.

I hope the majority of you will support British Masters’ Medical Services (completely separate from the BMAF), as it is non-profit making, run by athletes for athletes.  All monies collected supports the medical team – who volunteer their services – in getting to the competition.  Their accommodation and flights are covered and, should we have enough in the account, then they may receive some allowance towards food costs.  Our ethos has always been to keep the cost affordable for the majority.

Many thanks

Carole Filer                                

Hon Secretary                              

British Masters’ Medical Services