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From Farah to Froome: 10 IFAs' summer sporting highlights

It’s been a fantastic summer for sport, but which moments have advisers enjoyed the most? Click through to see 10 IFAs pick their favourite moments of sporting glory.

Mo golds for Farah

The London Olympics may be last summer’s news, but Mo Farah brought the gold time back with a double win at the World Championships in Russia.

Paul Richardson, director of Reigate-based Concept Financial Planning, said the fact Farah now holds the both the Olympic and World Championship titles for the 5,000 and 10,000 metres was ‘a massive achievement’.

Richardson said he admired Farah’s dedication and that Farah’s race planning should serve as an inspiration to financial advisers.

Mo golds for Farah

The London Olympics may be last summer’s news, but Mo Farah brought the gold time back with a double win at the World Championships in Russia.

Paul Richardson, director of Reigate-based Concept Financial Planning, said the fact Farah now holds the both the Olympic and World Championship titles for the 5,000 and 10,000 metres was ‘a massive achievement’.

Richardson said he admired Farah’s dedication and that Farah’s race planning should serve as an inspiration to financial advisers.

Paint it red

Crewe Alexandra fans had not darkened Wembley Way for 25 years, but all that changed at the start of the summer, well April if we’re being honest, when the Railwaymen lifted the Johnstone Paint Trophy.

Mark Ferris, director of Cheshire-based Entrust Financial, said it had been worth waiting 25 years to see his team lift the cup, and that the moment had eclipsed all the other summer action.

Va va Froome

Phil Melville, director of Argyle Financial Planning, has been an avid cycling fan for more than 50 years, and said Chris Froome’s monumental Tour de France win really took le biscuit.

Melville said the thrilling climb on Bastille Day up Mont Ventoux really showed Froome’s strength.

Backpacking Down Under

With the Ashes urn firmly secured and a successful Lions tour Down Under, it has been a great summer if you enjoy beating Australia (and let’s face it, who doesn’t).

Georgina Partridge, of London-based Plutus Wealth, picked out an emphatic tackle by Welsh winger George North in the second Lions test as her pick of a busy season of sporting highlights.

Although the Lions lost the second test Partridge said she enjoyed watching North pick up his opposite number Israel Folau and wear him like a backpack.

Saved by the Bell

There have been many moments to savour from this summer’s Ashes series, but Lee Robertson, chief executive of London-based Investment Quorum, chose Ian Bell’s century in the second test at Lords, which set England on course for a famous win.

Robertson said that Bell’s ability to dig deep under pressure, and become one of the highest run scorers in Ashes history, was his highlight of the summer.

Eagles steal Magpies' thunder

Geordie Alok Dhanda, director of Dhanda Financial, hasn’t had much to shout about this summer with his beloved Newcastle United staying pretty quiet during the transfer market.

However Dhanda turned his Magpie eye to the Open and Ian Poulter’s golfing master class in which he moved from an aggregate of six over par to even within eight holes.

Dhanda said Poulter’s calm demeanour and precision putting were a lesson in playing it cool when under pressure.

Jog on

Froome may have stolen the headlines, but Martin Bamford, managing director of Informed Choice, reckons he was quietly upstaged by ultra-runner Zoe Romano who became the first person in history to run the entire 2,300 mile route of the Tour de France.

Romano ran for 79 days, logging an average of 30 miles a day, and then completed the final leg in Corsica of 90 miles in a single run.

She raised nearly $150,000 for the World Paediatric Project and was filmed for a documentary about the challenge to which Bamford contributed through the crowd-sourcing fund website Kickstarter.

As a keen runner Bamford said Romano inspired him attempt to run further than the marathon distance and he has signed up for a 50 mile ultra-marathon next May.

Kick off

Like many football fans Colchester-based Plan Money director Peter Chadborn has been desperately waiting for the season to start.

Liverpool fan Chadborn was rewarded for his patience as his beloved Reds started the season in style with a dramatic win over Stoke City, with debutant Simon Mignolet saving a last minute penalty.

Pauwels to the people

Veterans athletics may not be on Sky Sports just yet, but nothing can take away from the tremendous achievements of its participants, especially those of 94-year-old Belgian Emiel Pauwels.

Pauwels finished the European Masters Athletics championships in San Sebastian having competed in an incredible six events.

Pauwels took part in the 60 metres, 200 metres, 400 metres, 800 metres, javelin and high jump.

Joss Harwood, director of Eldon Financial Planning, who is a world champion hurdler for her age group, said it was hugely inspirational to see Pauwels continue to perform well at such a great age, and it showed the benefits of keeping fit and having a competitive instinct.

Win-bledon

Paul Lothian, co-director of Verus Wealth, was enjoying a family holiday when he saw fellow Scot Andy Murray become the first Brit since Fred Perry to win Wimbledon.

Lothian, who was with his children at the time, described it as a momentous occasion which his children would enjoy and remember for the rest of their lives.

He said it was an inspiration to see how Murray had matured and improved his game.

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