The 2 hour marathon – final frontier or limit of human endurance?

As I settled down to watch this year’s London Marathon, I was of course struck by the number of normal people with no real running background who had found a reason to take on the gruelling 26.2 mile course.  People who had found extraordinary strength from personal struggles that they never knew . . . → Read More: The 2 hour marathon – final frontier or limit of human endurance?

The Masters Golf Tournament – Pushed to breaking point?

With no deliberate link, I am moving from discussing work with young athletes to this year’s Masters golf tournament.  The pre-event discussions seemed to be centering around the return of a certain Tiger Woods and asking the all-important question: would this be Tiger’s famous return?  He was certainly competitive and may have . . . → Read More: The Masters Golf Tournament – Pushed to breaking point?

Sport Psychology for Children and Teenagers – Too little too late or too fast too furious?

A few weeks ago I wrote about the benefits of teaching mental skills to younger athletes.  Some of the world’s top performers talk about how many years it takes not just to develop the appropriate levels of technical, tactical and physical skills but also the mental skills.  Michael Phelps talks about starting . . . → Read More: Sport Psychology for Children and Teenagers – Too little too late or too fast too furious?