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Andy Galbraith will present at the research seminar held on Wednesday 16th at 1pm in G4-04. He has completed a year long study monitoring the fitness levels and training practices of a group of highly trained endurance runners. His presentation topic will be on 'The distance-time relationship and its use in endurance training and performance'.
Anne Marciniak PhD student at Brunel University, is conducting a Research Survey on Pain and Sport and is looking for 15 participants to take part in this survey.
If you are interested in taking part than you must meet following criteria:
- you are age 18 or older
- you experience pain while training on a regular basis
- that the level is high enough to make the questionnaire meaningful and that it increases during the training session.
- that you will complete a questionnaire once a week over a 3 week period.
Best of luck to Dr Lex Mauger and Professor Sam Marcora who will engage in a point and counter point session ‘against each other’ at the XXX11 World Congress of Sports Medicine in Rome next week.
Their topic of debate will be on models of human endurance performance. More than 3000 Sports Medicine specialists are expected and distinguished Italian and foreign speakers from all over the world will join the congress.
We look forward to hearing how they get on.
We would like to invite you to the free Endurance Research Symposium to be held in Chatham, Kent, on Tuesday the 24th of July 2012. In this occasion, the Centre for Sports Studies at the University of Kent will be launching its Endurance Research Group. This multi and inter-disciplinary research group is composed of several academics and postgraduate research students investigating the physiological, psychological, biomechanical, and applied aspects of endurance exercise and endurance performance.
Dr Glen Davison, lecturer at the Centre for Sports Studies, declares in an article recently published in the Guardian "Colostrum is not a wonder food, but it can be very useful in boosting the immune system, especially during periods of intense physical training and when someone is under a lot of stress."
Congratulations to the "Three Directions" a team comprising of four students, Eve Doran, Lauren Frost, Kymberly Gormer and Mitz Munuo from Northgate High School in Suffolk on winning the Gold Medal Award for their project "The Effect of Video Imagery On Sports Performance" at the final of "The Science of Sport: How to Win Gold Competition"
In preparation for the University’s 50th anniversary in 2015, Kent has established an additional 100 doctoral scholarships to be awarded annually from 2012. Known as Kent’s 50th Anniversary Scholars, successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding research potential. Scholarships will be offered at the standard UK Research Councils’ rate.
Dr Glen Davison lecturer at the Centre for Sports Studies, University of Kent published last month in the European Journal of Nutrition entitled: ‘The effect of acute pre-exercise dark chocolate consumption on plasma antioxidant status, oxidative stress and immunoendocrine responses to prolonged exercise’.