Phil the Athlete 

Phil has been running competitively since 1980 when he was a member of The Birchfield Harriers. He has also been running with The Lichfield Running Club since 1993. The endurance of marathon running is Phil's main interest having taken part in circa twenty events including London, New-York, Paris, Barcelona and The Great North Run, while raising money for his chosen charity. As an orthotics user since 1982 you  have the assurance of thirty years of personal experience in the diagnosis and prescription of your appliance. 

Marathon Running 

  • 2013--Leicester--03:53:20 
  • 2008--London-- 03:23:20   [missed automatic qualification for next year by 9 minutes]
  • 2007--London-- 03:37:16 
  • 2006--Dublin-- 03:09:10 {came top 3% aged 49} [automatic qualification for London  marathon 'good for age' catergory age 45 to 55 yrs old].
  • 2006--Blackpool 03:17:39
  • 2005--Athens--03:16:23
  • 2005--Edinburgh--03:06:12 {came top 3% aged 48 } [automatic qualification for London marathon 'good for age' catergory age 45 to 55 yrs old].
  • 2004--Berlin--03:18:32
  • 2004--Potteries marathon 03:35:24
  • 2003--New York marathon 03:41:25  made £2,500 for NSPCC [certificate of thanks received]
  • 2003--Prague marathon 03:45:07
  • 2002-- Rome  3:27:22
  • 2001--Barcelona  03:31:07
  • 2000--Gt.North run ½ marathon 01:30:40
  • 2000--Paris 03:28:58
  • 2000-British millenium marathon,Leyland,Lancs.. 03:27:28.
  • 1998--Sheffield full-monty marathon. 03:28:52
  • 1995--London 03:36:05
  • 1982--London 02:50:06. personal best. 994th out of 17,000.
  • 1981--Coventry 03:21:51


Phil is currently collecting for Scope [over £1,000 collected] and planning for his next marathon.

The Practice

Phil is a qualified podiatrist with a keen interest in biomechanics. He practices in Lichfield, Tamworth and the surrounding area of Staffordshire. The Runners Podiatrist is located in Lichfield City Centre and has held a surgery within Bore Street Dental Practice since February 1986.  

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