Wednesday, 3 February 2016

CFH Docmail chief on the road to recovery

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Dave Broadway, managing director of hybrid mail company CFH Docmail and fossil fuel-free bicycle letter delivery service Velopost, has recovered from an injury that threatened to end his running career in time to participate in the Bath Half Marathon to raise money for charity.

The 57-year-old, who, until last year, routinely ran 30 miles a week, suffered a broken hip during freak accident after completing a cycle challenge.

Last February, Broadway was taking part in the Hays Recruitment cycle pursuit race at the London Velodrome and, upon finishing, freewheeled over the line, which in turn caused the bike to stop, front tyre to explode and throw him to the ground at 26mph.

Upon arriving at hospital, he was diagnosed with broken femur, which resulted in the insertion of a dynamic hip screw, employing four screws and a metal plate to hold the joint.

However, after a long and gruelling rehabilitation period, Broadway is ready to return to the track and will take part in the Bath Half Marathon in March to help raise funds for The Forever Friends Appeal and the RUH Cancer Care Campaign.

“I think it’s likely that every family in Britain has been touched by Cancer to a greater or lesser degree; last year was particularly bad for myself and the team at CFH, as we lost a number of good friends, colleagues and ex-colleagues,” says Broadway.

“This year, we are once again the key sponsor for The Forever Friends Appeal’s ‘Ted’s Team’ at the Bath Half Marathon through our Velopost division.

“This is our third time at being the main sponsor, and to date we have reached almost £17,000 of donations.

“So, as we approach this year’s Bath Half Marathon, I really want to put something back into the NHS—both in gratitude for fixing me, but also in memory and tribute to the good friends that I have lost this year.”


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