Blog - Lessons from athletics

Injury prevention – mini guide

08/07/2019

Injury prevention should be a major objective for everyone, whether you’re starting to exercise for the first time or you’re a high performance athlete. Even when everything else is going well, an injury can suddenly and often severely thwart your progress. I’ve put together a quick guide on the best things you can do to reduce your risk of injury. You will never completely eliminate the risk but by following the advice in my guide you can give yourself the best chance of staying on track.

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Heroes of race walking – Part 2, Great Britain

17/04/2019

In the follow up to last week’s #WalkingWednesday article for On Track Athletics and Off Track and Running, here is part 2, about the British legends of race walking.

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Heroes of race walking – Part 1, worldwide

10/04/2019

Today’s article for #WalkingWednesday on On Track Athletics and Off Track and Running is about the international heroes of race walking. Stay tuned for the second part, talking about Britain’s greatest walkers.

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Diets of the ancient Greek athletes

05/04/2019

Did the most successful ancient Olympian eat a full grown bull in a single sitting and was his trainer a devout vegan? What did other ancient Greek athletes eat? The interaction between diet and exercise were of great importance to them, just as it is to us now.

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“Run like someone’s watching” and 4 more ways runners can learn from race walking

27/03/2019

For this #WalkingWednesday for On Track Athletics and Off Track and Running, I gave some pointers for runners on how to learn from the things race walkers get right.

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Disqualification – the cruel fate of race walkers who get it wrong

20/03/2019

In my second article for On Track Athletics and Off Track and Running, I wrote about disqualification – the fate that race walkers dread.

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