One year in…

Some thoughts on a good year 2017 has been busy, and as is typical of pretty much anyone who decides to pen some thoughts for the internet to enjoy I too feel compelled to look back and reflect. The past 15 months or so have been full of firsts for Alice and me, to name... Continue Reading →

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Beijing: What I did, what I saw and what I learned

Recently, I was afforded the opportunity to visit Beijing Sports University. The University is simply, enormous... currently housing ~15000 students, and has produced 73 Olympic gold medals.

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Page Turners Part 1

This Christmas break I told myself I'd work through, smash out 500-1000words per day, read 2-3 papers on top of this and still make time for my visiting family, my wife, training and walking the beagle. I'm pleased to say, I embraced the kiwi-down time (genuinely a work policy) and have spent much more time... Continue Reading →

Japan: Kobe, Tokyo and ICEE

Recently, I visited Japan for the first time. I was there to present some of my/ our PhD work on menthol at the International Conference for Environmental Ergonomics, and meet with staff from Teikyo university to discuss collaborating with them to develop their Ekiden running programme. First things first some tips for the traveller: Starbucks... Continue Reading →

Sport & Exercise Science New Zealand 2017

(Relatively) Fresh from attending, presenting, chairing a session, and making up the numbers at the SESNZ AGM, I thought it wise to jot down a couple of thoughts on my first SESNZ conference: First Impressions The 2017 SESNZ conference was held at the Avantidrome in Cambridge (pictured above), the home of New Zealand Track Cycling,... Continue Reading →

Indulging in some Equine Physiology

Since we arrived in New Zealand, my wife has been chasing her life-long dream of working with horses; Alice has been working at a stud farm (Chequer's Stud) and is now in the process of transitioning to work in Polo with Kihikihi Polo club as a groom. Both are very well established outfits, with very... Continue Reading →

Review in 2: Fuelling the Cycling Revolution

To those in the know the name Nigel Mitchell (@Nuttynige) will be familiar. In the know might be a bit broader than usual here given Mitchell's career to date including time at the English Institute of Sport, British Cycling, Team Sky and now of Cannondale Drapac with accompanying consultancy roles. I must admit a personal... Continue Reading →

There are tides in the opinions of men

This post will be (possibly) surprisingly brief, considering the potential depth of this area. Apologies for butchering the words of William Shakespeare.   I stumbled across this great infographic via the guys at Big Think. It is now stuck up on my office wall, as a quiet reminder that when battering away at the keyboard,... Continue Reading →

Swimming, Science and Supplementation

This post briefly reflects on my time working with Middlesbrough Amateur Swimming Club, what we did and what we achieved. I was introduced to the club through now great friend, and rather accomplished athlete, Aimee Willmott (check out her website and accomplishments). Working with her and her coach, Lisa Bates, both now down at the London... Continue Reading →

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