Ironman Western Australia took place early this month and Owain Matthews, Balmoral Tri Club member and coach and a patient of ours at SquareOne had an outstanding race. Owain is a former elite level distance runner who switched to triathlon 4 years ago and has notched up some impressive results on the back of some massive swim and bike performance improvements. Owain is an all round good guy and a regular massage client of Fiona Pearson at SquareOne. Owain says that using massage as a form of recovery from his hard training sessions is something that he has found extremely beneficial and credits Fiona as one of the reasons why he has managed to stay injury free during periods of heavy training. Owain stepped things up at IMWA and managed to come home in 8hr 47mins, winning his age group and qualifying for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in October next year. Completing an Ironman under 9 hours as a full time working athlete is a huge achievement and we wish Owain all the best in his build up towards next year’s Ironman World Championships.