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Supporting Champions

With Dr Steve Ingham

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Steve Ingham, performance scientist, leader and author, explores the science, art, purpose and origins of high-performance. Steve interviews and discusses these concepts with the people who have been there and done it, whether it's achieving at the highest level, been the driving force in making remarkable performance happen or those who have explored and researched aspects of human performance in real-depth.

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053: Susan Backhouse on eating and cheating

29 January 2020

Sue Backhouse, Professor of psychology and nutrition at Leeds Beckett University is this week’s guest. Sue is an expert in the complexity around two huge areas – eating and cheating.…

052: Nik Diaper on the impact of Parasport

15 January 2020

This year we have the Olympic games – the World’s biggest sporting event. But in quick succession is the Paralympics, now the third largest sporting event. Some quip that the…

051: James Glover on intentionality

18 December 2019

This week’s guest is business consultant James Glover. James is a world champion white-water rafter, former performance lifestyle practitioner and head of support for the sport of triathlon in Britain. In…

050: Tom Williams, COO Parkrun, Marathon Talk host, on inspiring people to run

4 December 2019

Welcome to episode 50, a mini milestone for us and not long ago we’ve ticked over 50,000 downloads so thank you to all for tuning in and sharing what you’ve…

049: Jason Laird on critical skills

20 November 2019

Jason Laird has worked in Premiership football, ballet, judo and now gymnastics and as such is one of the most experienced physiotherapists in the UK. What I have always admired about…

048: Dave Smith on choosing to live

6 November 2019

Dave Smith, Paralympic champion shares his emotional story intertwining sporting pursuit and cancer survival. This interview is a deep one, it’s a full existential exploration of what is important, how…

047: Josie Perry on the psychology of communication

23 October 2019

Performance psychologist Dr Josie Perry is this episode’s guest. Josie has a successful consultancy service supporting endurance athletes, golfers tennis players, but she also has a rich background in communications.…

046: Dawn Scott on supporting the USA women’s football team to successive World Cups

9 October 2019

Dawn Scott, High Performance Coach to the USA women’s national football team, who happen to have won two successive World cup titles and Olympic gold in 2012, is this episode’s…

Special Announcement: Kickstart Performance Skills course is about to launch

2 October 2019

This is a special announcement: Our online course is about to launch.  It’s called, ‘Kickstart Performance Skills’ and is aimed at undergraduate and masters students in sports and exercise aiming…

045: Nick Grantham on developing self, consultancy and performance

25 September 2019

Nick Grantham, performance enhancement specialist and consultant, is this week’s guest. Nick and I go way back to the mid 1990s and have worked alongside each other in the sphere…