Physiologist and coach Dr Barry Fudge presents at the Supporting Champions Conference 2017 on his working leading endurance running in the UK, in particular his work with Sir Mo Farah
Apologies that the sound isn’t the best from the presentation, but we think it’s worth sharing!
1:30 Overview: Background leadership in UKA; Project Mo; key reflections; summary
3:52 Performance funnels and understanding performance pathways, medals, finalists placing points
6:50 Own the start line: Imagine yourself on the start line now ask ‘What are the things you are going to have to do to believe you are gong to win?’
10:00 Nature X Nurture. David Coyle. Mo Farah’s twin brother example
13:35 ‘Don’t make this shit up’ – make sure your data and informations really good.
14:30 Importance of relationships to determine important performance questions and taking a leap of faith
18:15 Project Mo – example of planning methods – back to 2009 Mo Farah compared to Kenenisa Bekele. Running times.
19:10 ADAPT model
A for Ambition – what do you want to do?
D for Determinants – what does it take?
A for Assess – where are you now using quality/rigorous data?
P for Prioritise – where are you going to put your effort?
T for Tasks – who is in the team? who is responsible for which task?
24:27 Example of ADAPT for Mo Farah
31:20 Mo’s running times when he produced his peak performance in 2015; last mile in 3:55; last km in 2:19; last 800m in 1:48; final 400m in 52:6
34:00 Don’t be in this for the money. Anything can happen (e.g. Mo falling in Rio final). Know what you are there to do.
36:30 -It’s not about you
-Unite as a team
-Talent, mindset, environment
-Understand what you are trying to do
-Remember why you are there
-Have fun – it can be a bit serious sometimes