The Strand Palace Hotel is committed to supporting London’s most iconic sporting challenge as well as one of the UK’s most deserving charities, Parkinson’s UK.
It is now less than 24 hours until more than 36,000 runners take on the Virgin Money London Marathon, one of the largest and most prestigious marathon races in the world. Combining elite athletics, mass participation and record-breaking fundraising into one race, the course passes through the streets of London from Blackheath to the famous finish line at The Mall.
For the past ten years, the Strand Palace Hotel has welcomed over 300 wonderful individuals who run the marathon to raise funds for leading charity, Parkinson’s UK. What they eat and drink is as important to the participants’ run around the gruelling 26.2 mile course as the marathon itself and subsequent recovery in the days after the race.
The hotel has provided complimentary rooms for post recovery showers and deep tissue massages for marathon runners battling the physical and mental fatigue that can take over at the end of the race. Scientific studies have proven that cold showers subjecting legs to 10-15 minutes of cooler temperatures helps the body recover from the micro trauma of pushing your threshold pace.
The first hour or so after exercise is also crucial for recovery fuel. The enzymes that convert carbohydrate to glycogen are primed for action, and muscles extract blood sugar from the bloodstream so refuelling is crucial. One of the many reasons why the hotel’s post-race pasta buffet lunch goes down so well with all of those running for Parkinson’s UK!
As part of their commitment to supporting London’s iconic sporting challenge and one of the UK’s most deserving charities, the Strand Palace Hotel is offering a prize gift of overnight accommodation with breakfast.
Whether you are running, walking or cheering from the sidelines, the Strand Palace Hotel wishes everyone good luck and all the best for Sunday!
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