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A Letter to the 15,000!

Leaping A letter to the 15000

Dear budding sport scientist So you have enrolled on a sports science degree eh? You start this week? Exciting times ahead then. So what lies ahead for you at the end of your studies? I believe sport is more important…

10 exam tips from high performance sport

woman revising for exam

As exam season looms for many students young and old, I wondered what we would see in the study rooms, mental-athlete village, warm-up areas and hear from the coaches pep-talks if exams appeared at the Olympics.   High-performance athletes dedicate…

Collective Purpose

Sports Stadium

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” John F. Kennedy I was recently invited once again to speak at the brilliant Cheltenham Science Festival in June. It is always a privilege to be surrounded by not only…

CORE skills aren’t SOFT

CORE of earth

In 1958, as NASA began it’s search for aerospace pilots, the job description listed the need for the following characteristics;   · Male (how 1950s?) · Approx 5’11” /180cm · Aged between twenty-five and forty · A science degree ·…

5 ways to justify the term ‘elite’

Elite leader

‘Elite Health’, ‘Elite Car Audio’, ‘Elite Wines’!   Clearly these are just brand names, just as the bloke around the corner who runs a business called Olympic Windows, is claiming special status (unless window fitting has become an Olympic sport…