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  • Hancycles, tricycles and training for Rio

    Hancycles, tricycles and training for Rio

    A blog by Karen Darke, Hannah Dines and John Hampshire I (John) first found out about handcycles when I visited Karen in Inverness in the Autumn of 2009. Before that, like many people, I hadn’t known of their existence and although I had obviously seen a tricycle I didn’t know much about them. I started […]Read More »
  • 5 Steps to Successful Racing: Mid-season Review

    5 Steps to Successful Racing: Mid-season Review

    This time of year is important in many ways. Most people have some results on the table and there is a lot that can be changed to improve the second part of the summer racing season. As a professional coach I am going through the evaluation process continually but at this point in the season […]Read More »
  • Motivation magic

    Motivation magic

    5 ‘magic’ tricks to get motivated It’s a bit chilly and the excitement of the New Year may have worn off a bit so keeping to that exercise regime may be getting difficult. This could be particularly the case if your main targets are in the summer or similarly far away in time. If you are […]Read More »
  • Getting back from illness or injury

    Getting back from illness or injury

    As anyone who has been associated with sport for any length of time knows; illness, injury or otherwise getting off track can have significant impact on performance and progress. These things are more likely to strike at times of change, when things are a bit less predictable either due to external factors such as the […]Read More »
  • Chapter 7: Think better, perform better

    Chapter 7: Think better, perform better

    As with my ebook, ‘How do I get fitter, faster, better?’, this is a simple guide to practical techniques in sports psychology that can be used by athletes at any level to make real gains in performance. Try asking yourself a couple of questions: What proportion of your performance do you think is due to […]Read More »

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