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Dealing with Loss as an Athlete

Dealing with Loss as an Athlete

Featured Image by Henrik Enemark For the sake of being concise, I’ll start my story in 2017. That year was the high. I’d gotten married, I’d won my second British Masters M35 title over 200m with a lifetime PB, and then gone on to the European Champs later that summer – where I’d picked up…

Episode #2 Setbacks, Yoga & Working with Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill ft Lina Nielsen

Episode #2 Setbacks, Yoga & Working with Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill ft Lina Nielsen

Featured Image by jonbucklephoto Connect with Lina here: Today we talk to GB 400m hurdler, Lina Nielsen, about the importance of “doing things that revive the soul”, having distractions from sport, dealing with an early-career stress fracture, and how the recovery process from that injury led to her pursuing a career as a yoga teacher…

Eat, Sleep, Train, Repeat: Top Tips for Surviving Long Training Days/

Eat, Sleep, Train, Repeat: Top Tips for Surviving Long Training Days/

Featured Image by Liam Causevic Ah, December. It’s cold, it’s dark and training is getting harder. Whatever sport you do, December tends to represent the middle of winter training and probably a lot of time spent at the training ground. With 7 events to fit in, Heptathletes have learned a thing or two about long…

This Too Shall Pass.

This Too Shall Pass.

Featured Image by Ben Hawkes Introduction Everyone knows the last few months have been stressful – and it’s been different for all of us. On one hand, you see some people are on top of the world; athletes in Dubai at the NAS complex, living life, soaking in the sun, getting some top class training…

The Journey.

The Journey.

Featured Image by Naomiphoto / ThreePointStart In some ways, being a semi-professional athlete is a thankless job. You train just as hard as those at the top do, but the rewards aren’t reaped until you make that critical breakthrough to the “elite” level. This is not a complaint about our lot, but rather an observation…

Episode #1 Introduction to theathleteplace ft. Sam Miller

Episode #1 Introduction to theathleteplace ft. Sam Miller

Connect with Sam here: Featured Image by Ashley Bryant In the first ever theathleteplace podcast, I chat with the site’s social media guru, Sam Miller, Great Britain 200m sprinter, about why theathleteplace was created, the myriad of reasons that contribute towards this very clear need, and our views about how to take the platform forward….

Living With Athletes? Yes or No?

Living With Athletes? Yes or No?

Featured Image By Peteman82 Living with athletes may come as a no-brainer to some, to others it might be their worst nightmare. Just like anything, it is important to consider the pros and cons, with these differing from person to person. Drawing on honest first-hand experiences/opinions from a number of athletes, this article will look…

Leaving Sports and Finding Yourself…Again?

Leaving Sports and Finding Yourself…Again?

Featured Image by familycreative What’s up people, I begin this piece by sending peace to everyone reading this and introduce myself – my name is Daniel Oderinde and I am a former national and international medallist at the youth/junior level (AAA’s bronze medallist and FISEC International Catholic School Games 100m champion). As you can tell…

Life After Sport as a Winter Olympian.

Life After Sport as a Winter Olympian.

Featured Image by Alex Livesey – Getty Images Following a late call up to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where I was a spare and had to lose 12kg in 7 days to make weight, I returned home as part of Team GB and with a certificate saying I was an Olympian. A…

Lockdown Training: Desperate Measures and the Need for Innovation.

Lockdown Training: Desperate Measures and the Need for Innovation.

Featured Image By Jazmin Sawyers With us well into lockdown 2.0, I thought it would be a great time to look into the adaptations that some of us have been making to our lives and training. There has been a lot of disruption recently, closures of facilities, limitations to how many people we can see…

The Difference in Mindset Between Elite Sports.

The Difference in Mindset Between Elite Sports.

Featured Image By Getty Images On your marks, set *BANG* Down, set, hut *Whistle* These are all different cues that let an athlete know that it is time to lock in, all sending the same stimuli through the body… Getting ready to compete. Through this piece, I want to have a self-reflecting debate about the…

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Featured Image by Geoff Lowe When I was around 4 years old, I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder known as Selective Mutism. For those who don’t know what this is, it’s when a child or adult does not refuse or choose not to speak at certain times, they’re literally unable to speak. The expectation…

Lockdown 2.0: Tips From Professionals

Lockdown 2.0: Tips From Professionals

Featured Image by Peteman82 Following the announcement of lockdown 2.0, the timing has never been better to gather some tips and advice from various professionals on how best to get through isolation. Facing the initial lockdown was no easy feat, though we did it. As humans, we often have to look adversity in the eye,…

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