2015 – Sophie’s high performance insights

It’s the time of year for looking back and planning ahead. In that spirit, we asked Sophie Radcliffe, our athlete ambassador to share her insights and learning from what has been a landmark year of challenge and achievement in the following post: 2015 has been an incredible year for me in many ways. There’s much... Read more

A professional competence

How does Santa keep it up for 24 hours non stop on Christmas day? We reckon he loves his oats for breakfast to help him keep going! He’s old, and overweight, but maybe he’s got his nutrition spot on for his big day. Most people reading this, like Father Christmas, are endurance athletes! You have... Read more

Owning your own goals!

There’s been a critical Paris climate change summit taking place with a key difference to previous ones which fascinates us. We hear a number of observers excited about a major and material change to the process of agreeing targets. And crucially it impacts on motivation… Target monkeys In previous summits, world leaders gathered to try... Read more

Andy Murray – the star of the show

In case you’d missed it, Great Britain won the Davis Cup for the first time in 79 years last weekend. And the standout star of the show – without doubt – has been Andy Murray. Murray was unbeaten through the 4 rounds of the Davis Cup, winning all 8 of his singles rubbers and 3... Read more

29% More please!

Good news last week for Olympic sport with the announcement that there’d be a 29% increase in funding to UK Sport over the next Olympic cycle. The funding won’t make a material difference to the final 245 days left in the build-up to the Rio Olympics, but it will be important for sustaining the level... Read more

Race The World – Reflections from the coalface

Race The World is a coast to coast cycling race from LA to Miami. Starting on 1st November 2015, two teams covered thousands of kilometres over 14 days and travelling through seven states. A journey unfolded which lay witness to the transformation of sixteen individuals into close-knit, high performing teams. We asked Sophie Radcliffe, one... Read more

Hunting for performance improvement

As humans, we’ve long been learning from nature. After all, we’re part of it - and in modern times, some of our best inventions have come from learning how things work in nature. Velcro, for example, was inspired from sticky burrs. The latest BBC, David Attenborough wildlife programme The Hunt, is a wonderful and compelling... Read more

When no-one is watching you…

John Wooden, the famous - and most successful ever – basketball coach once said: “the true test of a person’s character is what they do when no one is watching.” Having been watching the England Cricket team play their latest test series in front of very small crowds in the UAE, we started thinking about... Read more

Team success? Get on the same page!

Most businesses and endeavours need high performing teams but very few are serious about making that happen. Businesses often talk about team building more than team performance. And team building is often about raft building or getting drunk together, which is most useful if you’re stranded on a desert island with a cargo of beer.... Read more

Attitude and spirit – the pillars of performance

The world is full of people doing extraordinary things. And there’s something that fascinates us about people who are taking on seemingly impossible challenges, pushing themselves to the limit or making brave life choices. We’re envious, we’re inspired or we’re simply transported to a different place in our imagination. And many of us, at one... Read more