“At The Manchester Institute of Heath & Performance (MIHP) the facilities and expertise are first class, and the care that not only I received, but my family and coach, was excellent.”
Lewis Eccleston, 24, from Astley is a triathlete and current holder of the Ironman UK title in the 18-24 year old category.
He is the winner of Ironman UK – by huge margins – two years in a row, this year and in 2016, and competed in October at the World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, where he finished in seventh place.
Lewis said: “I chose to train at The Manchester Institute of Health & Performance (MIHP) because it is the best facility in the area and I wanted to use the environmental chamber to acclimatise me to the heat and humidity of the Hawaiian weather ahead of the Ironman World Championship.”
Rachael Dawe, Performance Lead at MIHP added: “We worked with Lewis for a number of weeks in preparation for his race. He showed great dedication and toughness throughout his sessions, and the support network and team around him were also a huge part of the MIHP experience.
“Lewis and his team used the expertise and guidance from the Performance Team in the appropriate manner, which made his chamber exposure and acclimation sessions a great success. We hope to work alongside Lewis and his team in the near future.”
Lewis concluded: “The team at MIHP made communication easy; Rachael and the Performance Team are very knowledgeable and nothing is too much trouble. Other places that I had tried to get in contact with regarding use of an environmental chamber were not as professional and the information they provided was quite misleading.
“At MIHP the facilities and expertise are first class, and the care that not only I received, but my family and coach, was excellent.”