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Side Hustle Series: Reynold Banigo

Side Hustle Series: Reynold Banigo

Featured Image by British Athletics 1. Who are you? My name is Reynold Banigo, I am 22 and from Leeds, now based in Loughborough 2. What sport do you do? I do athletics and compete in the long jump, my personal best is 7.94m. I am the current British Outdoor Champion aiming to qualify for…

Side Hustle Series: “Yummy Cups” by Katie Stainton.

Side Hustle Series: “Yummy Cups” by Katie Stainton.

Featured image by Dmytro Vakulka Who are you? Katie Stainton 2. What sport do you do? Great Britain Heptathlon 3. What’s your side hustle? Yummy cups-“little cups of yumminess” which is basically a layer of chocolate, a layer of either Biscoff, peanut butter or cookie dough and then another layer of chocolate to make a…

Side Hustle Series: Beth Dobbin

Side Hustle Series: Beth Dobbin

Featured image by Getty Images Who are you? Beth Dobbin 2. What sport do you do? 200m Sprinter for Great Britain 3. What’s your side hustle? I’ve recently signed up to BorrowMyDoggy, where I get to look after dogs and take them on walks when the owners are busy. I also work at the security…

Athlete Dating: The Good, the Bad and the Downright Filthy.

Athlete Dating: The Good, the Bad and the Downright Filthy.

Featured Image By: World Athletics It’s Valentine’s Day; a time to celebrate love and romance. But what if you have to be up for training at 6 am tomorrow? Or what if you’re suffering from DOMS so painful you can’t “put on a show” on the big day? The dating game can be a challenging one,…

the place where athletes talk.

the place where athletes talk.

Everyone has their issues in life, athletes are no different. It may look like we live great lives with little going wrong. That is all people see, they rarely get to see the bigger picture into what is bubbling under the surface. Athletes are human beings at the end of the day: when things begin…

Episode #7 Dubai Training Camps, Athlete Side Hustles & Cancelling the Olympics? ft Zak Skinner.

Episode #7 Dubai Training Camps, Athlete Side Hustles & Cancelling the Olympics? ft Zak Skinner.

Featured Image by Victoria Jones In today’s episode, I caught up with Zak Skinner, a long time friend and former housemate, GB International athlete, DJ and entrepreneur. We discussed a wide variety of topics from our views on the funded and non-funded training camps in Dubai to his younger self’s celebrity crush (check it out…

Episode #6 Training 3 Sports, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games & Competing From Home ft Sophie Coldwell & Olivia Mathias.

Episode #6 Training 3 Sports, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games & Competing From Home ft Sophie Coldwell & Olivia Mathias.

Featured Image by: World Triathlon Ever wondered what it is like to train for 3 sports in one day? In Episode #6 we sit down with Sophie Coldwell & Olivia Mathias, two of Great Britain’s top triathletes respectively. We cover topics from their experiences at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018, the lessons they…

Episode #5 International Rugby, “Switching Off” & New Headline Sporting Event!? ft Dom Morris.

Episode #5 International Rugby, “Switching Off” & New Headline Sporting Event!? ft Dom Morris.

Featured Image by: Saracens Rugby Club Episode #5 brings us Saracens Rugby hotshot and academy graduate Dom Morris, we speak about the lives we are living amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and how we are doing all we can to keep sane. Alongside the importance of “switching off” once you are home from work or sport…

Episode #4 How Can We Improve Athletics? ft UKA Athlete’s Commission.

Episode #4 How Can We Improve Athletics? ft UKA Athlete’s Commission.

In this Podcast I talk to Hannah England and Ashley Bryant from the UKA Athlete Commission, set up to give athletes a “respected voice” to influence decisions made within track and field athletics. The commission seeks to address an undercurrent of frustration, in areas such as team selection, rule changes, reduced tv coverage and ineffective…

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