About Robyn Phillips
My philosophy is live, love, learn, laugh and MOVE. I love to be helpful. I really love to be active and outdoors.
- Masters in Osteopathy (M.Ost) from the British School of Osteopathy (now University College of Osteopathy)
- Registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)
- Member of the Institute of Osteopathy (iO)
- Fully insured to undertake osteopathic treatment as required by GOsC
- Anatomy in Motion (AiM) Practitioner
- Mental Health First Aider (Mental Health First Aid England)
- Level 3 Diploma Sports Massage (ITEC)
- Walk Leader for The Friends of Richmond Park.
Since graduating (2014) I have completed further courses in Sports Taping, Safeguarding Children and Paediatric Osteopathy; amongst other ongoing training.
In my previous career I was a project accountant working in New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom. When my children were born I could no longer face the endless hours of managing corporate spreadsheets. My long held interest in sports medicine and exercise turned into a passion for osteopathy; and that led to five years of intensive study. Learning has always been important in my life. I make an effort to learn more everyday.
In challenging my belief that I was not made to run, I joined a beginners running group in 2014 with the Sheen Shufflers. They introduced me to the wonderful, free for all, event that is Parkrun in Richmond Park. I have since taken part in Parkrun events in Australia, Ireland and New Zealand.
Since dealing with breast cancer (2015) I have been exercising every day. I believe that physical fitness is preparation for the rest of my life. This daily exercise has opened my world and prepared me for things I had never thought possible. My regular activities are now running, walking, cycling, outdoor swimming, yoga and crossfit at www.tiocrossfit.com. My favourite open water swimming location is Shepperton Open Water Swim.
In 2017 I took part in long distance walking events including the Ultra Challenge Winter Walk (20km), the London Moonwalk (42 km), the Ultra Challenge London to Brighton half (56km) and the Oxfam Trailwalker (100km). I also competed in the Hever Castle Triathlon series at Super Sprint distance (400m swim, 20km cycle, 4km run).
- My 2018 physical challenges included walking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks (42 kms), running in a Gauntlet Triathlon relay team (21km) at Cholmondeley Castle, and the Sprint Plus triathlon (800 swim, 40km cycle, 8km run) at Hever Castle.
Challenges for 2019 included Blenheim Palace Sprint Triathlon (750m Swim, 20km cycle, 5.4km run), Royal Windsor Triathlon (1.5km swim, 40km cycle, 10km run), Derwent Water Island Hop Adventure Swim(3km), Chillswim Coniston End to End (8.44km), Kew Gardens 10km run and the Windsor & Eton half marathon (21.1km) run.
2020 started with a list of potential physical challenges to choose from but most of those were cancelled or postponed. I did manage to complete the Chiltern 50km Ultrachallenge.
In July 2021 I finished the Cotswold Classic, a half ironman distance triathlon.
These physical challenges help me to understand just how adaptable the human body (and mind) really is. They provide me with motivation to be better every day and stronger than ever.