Isle of Man News last updated 20 September 2017 18:18:58

Unique free workshop for endurance coaches

POSTED Tue last week

The physiology of endurance athletes is the subject of a unique interactive workshop being held next month in the Isle of Man.Dr Andi Drake – who works with England Athletics and British Athletics and has coached Olympians and emerging stars – will deliver Isle of Man Sport’s annual sports science workshop on Friday 12th October, 6.30pm.Andi will demonstrate techniques used to test oxygen levels during intense exercise. He will be supported by Lucy Ricciardi, from High Performance Analysis Ltd, a newly established Island business offering sports physiology testing.It will supply the technology required to undertake these tests, which are normally only conducted in laboratories and performance centres such as the English Institute of Sport...

World Rally Car run puts Fagg back on track

POSTED Tue last week

Leading Manx co-driver Rob Fagg has had some testing times lately, experiencing back to back retirements for the first time this season, but he was able to put that behind him as he had the opportunity to experience a Ford Fiesta WRC for the first time. Back in July, Robert Graham Co Chartered Quantity Surveyors backed Rob and Welshman Hugh Hunter looked to get their BTRDA campaign back on track as they contested the Nicky Grist Stages in Wales. Using the Dom Buckley RSC-prepared R.S. Hunter Tarmac-backed Ford Fiesta R5 they lay in fourth spot within striking distance of the top three after the opening three stages. However, a problem with the powering steering during the next stage cost 20 seconds to title contender Callum Black in a...

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