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 Japan: Kobe, Tokyo and ICEE
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. Continue reading Beijing: What I did, what I saw and what I learned
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 Swimming, Science and Supplementation
If you didn’t know already, I’ve moved to New Zealand; more specifically to Hamilton for a position at WINTEC alongside a great team. I’ve been encouraged to write this post my new boss and our Centre Director Greg Smith (check out his article on head injury, rugby and his playing career), this blog will be … Continue reading Antipodean Adventures
In this instalment of the series of posts on sports science perspectives I sit down with Phil Hurst, of Canterbury Christ Church University, and owner of some impressive personal bests on the track to discuss his opinions from both sides of the fence. Phil is studying attitudes towards supplementation and the placebo effect; recently his … Continue reading Both Sides of the Fence: An Insider’s view of Sports Science
I think everyone who’s anyone or aspiring to be could write this post, and what’s great about this as a subject is that everyone’s efforts would be different. In this post I hope to reflect on a few articles that I’ve read over the years that have either inspired me to act, write or think. … Continue reading Papers that’ve inspired my practice
I’ve been wanting to write about Polo for over a year now. I had my first proper taste of it, through a kind introduction from my fiancee, at the Jaeger Le Coultre Gold Cup Final last year. It’s the Polo equivalent of the FA Cup final, the Bislett Games or Wembley depending upon which sport … Continue reading Polo & Sports Science: an unlikely pair or a match made in heaven?