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Agegroup Multisport Podcast is a platform where Agegroup Multisport Athletes from around the world, share their Journey from Multisport beginner to Agegroup Athlete. In telling their story we can learn from their experiences, which will in turn help our own multisport adventure. Listen to their training regimes, favourite kit, how they decide which races to aim for. Its free information from athletes who know, how to research, prepare, train, race and perform to reach their goals. Ive learnt ...
 
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On Episode 67 we speak to Age grouper Brian Stokes. Brian's played rugby and cricket at school and joined the Royal Marine Commandos at 17. He didn’t have much time for too much sport in the beginning within that career as he was away on operations or on exercise. A little later into his career he took an opportunity to represent the Navy at Bobsle…
 
On this episode we speak to a Brit Abroad, Alison Smith, who lives and works in Perth Australia, she is a health and fitness coach and owns Sunshine Health and Fitness, where she offers a range of coaching for personal training and multisport. Alison growing up as a kid, states was not a sporty child really- hated running, only swam breaststroke an…
 
Heather Lambert is a recently retired (this spring) children's doctor (paediatrician ) at the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne. Heather goes into her background story of sporting achievments, but is very humble and doesn't let on how well she has done or how good she is. Instead she prefers to talk about her passion for climat…
 
Matt states in his teenage years played sports at schools main focus was discus for which he competed at county level. in his early to late 20s, after being diagnosed with epilepsy, Matt not being allowed to drive got himself a bike to get around, after enjoying being out cycling he joined his local bike club and started doing a mix of cycling and …
 
On this episode we chat to Dr Bryce Dyer Bryce is an Associate Professor and Deputy Head of Department and Engineering at Bournemouth University and a visiting Professor at the University of Bolton. He holds PhD’s in High Performance Product Development and Sports Technology Ethics. Growing up Bryce didn't really know what he wanted to do in sports…
 
On Episode 62 we feature our first athlete from an ethnic background, Henry St Clair. Henry is currently the Ambassador for the charity Sarcoidosis UK. Henry is an ethnic minority age group triathlete and sufferer of long sarcoid, he wanted to come on the pod to tell his story and try and use it as a way to attract more black and ethnic minorities …
 
On this Episode we speak to Donald Brooks, Donad got in touch and said he would like to share his story and what a story. This year he set out the challenge of winning every British title in his agegroup, it is a moment to remember, to win one , so for Donald Brooks to win all five in one year is an impressive feat as he became British champion in …
 
This episode we have Dr Jim Taylor Jim Taylor, Ph.D. Psychology, is an internationally recognized authority on the psychology of performance, sport, and parenting. His professional expertise encompasses performance and sport psychology, child development and parenting, and coaches education. Dr. Taylor has worked with professional, world-class, col…
 
On this episode we chat to Josh Lahini Josh has a sporting background in golf and karate growing up, after being challenged by a friend to have a go at one while they were watching and inspired by the 2012 Olympics. He continued triathlon during University with a stint of ski racing. As well as a bit of under water pedal powered sub marine competit…
 
Simon started running at school and joined his local club (Tamworth AC) at the age of 12 and went on to run for one of the top clubs in the country Birchfield Harriers when he was 25 for a few years until he did a triathlon with work in 2007 and then from that entering some local duathlons. Simon has done a few Ironman races too including Bolton, T…
 
On episode 57 we have Agegrouper, Dentist, creator of the wonder clinic, the Do Better podcast and Blogger, Stevie Potter Stevie says “didn’t always start off in the blue tracksuit; I was just a clever potato for my formative years, with no passion for sport and certainly no aptitude for it, but I had always been an active kid and came from a famil…
 
Jasons background as a runner stood him in good stead when he ventured into Duathlon on a borrowed bike. Listen to Jasons journey from life long runner including Fell running and cross country to having a go at Duathlon and being pretty good at it. That led him into the world of qualifying and representing GB, where his results have been a mixed ba…
 
On Episode 55 we welcome back Yiannis. It was 2 years ago since we first met Yiannis just as we were going into lockdown. That was episode 9, we now catch up with him and find out how he got through covid and what races he has been doing and how he has got on in them. Hope you enjoy this catch up. You can listen to this AMP episode and all the othe…
 
We are back after the holiday break. On this episode we chat to Martin Hopwood now 65, he first took up triathlon in 2007 at the age of 50. Since that time he has competed in over 60 triathlons qualifying for the GB age group team in 2010 competing at the World AG Championships Beijing 2011. Competed in subsequent World and European championships i…
 
On this Episode we are delighted to have Rosalind Davies Jones, who was an athlete we had on our spin off show AMP Next Gen, We followed Rosalinds journey as she tried to qualify to represent Team GB at Aqua Bike. At the end of March she had her qualifying race and we are delighted to say , she not only qualified as Q1 in her age group but she was …
 
On this episode we have a couple of firsts. Number 1 we have our first two person podcast, number two we have a man and wife agegroup team. Bjorn and Gemma have both qualified and raced for team GB, after having no sporting background as such, growing up, they got into running which progressed into multisport. They tells a bit about how they met an…
 
On our final episode of AMP Next Gen, Ros shares her final audio diary and talks about competing her race to qualify to represent GB in Agegroup in the standard Aquabike. You can listen to this AMP episode and all the others on most podcast platforms and now we a have our own YouTube channel : AMP GB Find us on Instagram amp_1967 Twitter agegroupmu…
 
On Episode 51 we have GB Agegroup Triathlete and former GB Pentathlon athlete Matt Barnes Heres Matts Story: I started out as a swimmer from being about 8 years of age. I was ok, club/county standard. However, my swimming club had a biathlon club attached to it (run/swim competitions) and I was a better runner than swimmer. From 11 I gradually pick…
 
Another instalment of AMP Next Gen. We hear from Rosalind, she has her race coming up in a fortnight, after a crash and a busy time at work, training hasn't gone to plan, but she is going to just and enjoy the event and see where it takes her. So good luck Rosalind we are rooting for you. You can follow Ros on instagram at rosalind_dj You can liste…
 
On our 50th Episode we celebrate this milestone with Agegroup Multisport athlete Fiona Carter who has represented Great Britain in duathlon. She won a gold medal at the English standard distance duathlon in Yorkshire in April and qualified to run with an England vest at the 10k at Bourton-on-the-Water at the end of February. She will be racing in D…
 
On Episode 6 we catch up with our budding age groupers, as they submit their audio diaries. Rosalind back from a week Drinking wine in Italy, its her job, Will on the move with work and home as he gets a new job and Aaron getting a new boot to support his broken foot. hope you enjoy this snapshot into the lives of our multisport athletes. You can l…
 
Dave originally got into multisport following a knee operation in 2017. This was his que to end playing football, and so took up cycling as part of his knee rehab. Dave was just cycling 8-10 miles to work and back again each day. His love for it grew to the point he bought a road bike and started entering a few local Dartmoor sportives. In 2018, af…
 
Injury Injury, Injury. on this episode yet another athlete falls foul of dreaded injury, find out how our Next Gen athletes are getting on with this next instalment of their journey to qualifying races, to try and represent GB. You can listen to this AMP episode and all the others on most podcast platforms and now we a have our own YouTube channel …
 
Ross Crombie Lives in Falkirk Scotland he is a Grangemouth Tri Club member and head adult coach he is also Carnegie Harrier run club member and aWest Lothian bike club member Ross got into running when his first child was born, only swam at school very poorly. Never done much biking at all, only occasional cycling with friends He Started his first …
 
Welcome to the Agegroup Multisport PodcastNext Gen , were we are following multisport athletes who are looking to try and qualify to represent their country. Rosalind, Will and Aaron are sharing their journey each fortnight revealing what training and how its going via audio diaries. Hope you enjoy their journey give them your support. You can list…
 
Welcome to the Pod Agegroup Athlete David Bagge Davids story of how he went from last in school sports day and not doing any sport until the age of 41 to GB Duathlon (run, bike, run) Champion and World Silver in the 55-59 Age Group. David had quite a few knock backs along the way but through 15 years of hard work and perseverance he achieved more t…
 
The next instalment from our Next gen athletes. give it a listen, give them your support follow them on social media. You can listen to this AMP episode and all the others on most podcast platforms and now we a have our own YouTube channel : AMP GB Find us on Instagram amp_1967 Twitter agegroupmultisportpodcast Facebook AMPGB YouTube AMP GB Website…
 
Coming Up On Episode 46, Chris Lewis. This is Chris's story: I’m a massive rugby league fan. I support Leeds Rhinos and was a season ticket holder for years. I started playing age 7 at for my local team Normanton Knights in West Yorkshire. I represented the Wakefield District at junior level. At 16 I progressed in to the professional academies, pla…
 
On this episode Rosalind , Will and Aaron our Next Gen Athletes visit their past week training. from bad diets and tree crashes, to training plans and heart rate monitors, training with your partner, abstaining from alcohol and fitting it around work and lifestyle. A truly real insight into what it takes to strive for an agegroup place. Hope you en…
 
Coming up on episode 45 what a story we have. The last couple of years has been strange in many ways, COVID turned things upside down. So it was nice to hear a positive outcome, on a forced set of circumstances, setting this young multi talented sportswoman onto a path she would never have imagined. Oliviia French, played junior national and intern…
 
We are proud to present an additional podcast series featuring the Next Gen Multisport Athletes. We wanted to extend our insight into what it takes to try and qualify and become an agegroup multisport athlete, so we gave shout out to our audience and we have three athletes with different backgrounds, looking to qualify for GB at different Multispor…
 
On Episode 44 we chat to Irish Agegrouper Steven Moody Growing up Steven enjoyed every sport but enjoyed rugby most As Steven got older he discovered playing senior mens rugby as a small guy hurts as you get squashed a lot After a period of years out of sport, Steven had an ill fated return to senior rugby where he hoped his new well rounded frame …
 
On This episode we speak to an Agegroup Athlete from North Yorkshire, who has been doing multisport for over30 Years. James Lee started triathlon in his college days and instantly got the bug. Mixing it up with Fell running in the winter and marathons all over the world, James has a wealth of knowledge and experiences. Add to that both his children…
 
James grew up in a tiny farming community on the Canadian prairies population of around 1500. Being such a small town there wasn’t much to do outside of sports. His first passion was ice hockey. He played from the time he was 3 until he graduated high school. Throughout James youth he did every sport imaginable for at least one season (soccer, base…
 
On episode 41 we speak to GB Agegroup multisport athlete and Duathlon World Championship silver medalist Kathy Stringer. For Kathy up until four years ago, running had been her only discipline and knowing that she wasn't going to get into the GB team any time soon, she turned to multi-sport after injury and a cycling mad boyfriend Kathy bought her …
 
On Episode 40 we speak to good friend, clubmate, training partner and Agegroup athlete, John Sharp. John not having much of a sporting background, due to his involvement in music, when he did start in sport it was golf that he got into. Playing at a good standard, after many years it finally fizzled out. After starting running with his dog down loc…
 
Paul Laursen is the CEO and co-founder of both HIIT Science and Athletica. He was formerly employed as Physiology Manager for High Performance Sport New Zealand for London and Rio Olympic cycles. He’s been an Adjunct Professor of Exercise Physiology at Auckland University of Technology since 2009, publishing over 140 refereed manuscripts, with more…
 
Candice is now in age group 40-44 . She started Triathlon as a 35-39 . Previously Candice had always run as a way to stay healthy and spend time with her dad they just ran around the town and village roads after school a few nights a week together from being about 11 or 12 but she never liked races and learnt that she wasn’t cut out for racing from…
 
Jan is a 45 years old female and her first triathlon was in 2014 (West Wight Triathlon, Isle of Wight), at the end of which she vowed never to do another one ever again! And then quickly changed her mind, wanting to do better and became hooked. She is a member of Wight Tri, an Isle of Wight triathlon club. She works full time (shift work) and has a…
 
Lisa Gawthorne has represented Team GB in European and World Duathlon Championships since 2017 she found the sport coming from a running background, when she picked up an injury.this led Lisa to start biking and it was later put to her to have a go at duathlons. After doing well it was suggested that she tried to qualify and has never looked back s…
 
Lynn started running in 2012 as she wanted to do the GNR before her 60 th birthday. She had a bucket list which included Rock and Roll Las Vegas. Disney Princess run weekend in Florida and a triathlon. Lynn hadn’t run, cycled or swam properly since leaving school so quite a fete to accomplish her bucket list but she set off on a mission and managed…
 
On this Episode I speak to my WBC club mate and GB age group athlete Karen Hames, Karens story even more inspiring as she was diagnosed as being deaf at the age of three when she contracted Measles. Having local legendary parents who were both athletes, sport was always going to go be part of Karen’s life. With a tennis and netball background, tria…
 
Gavin mainly swam as a child, and as a teenager with a bunch of mates he entered a triathlon, that was back in the 80s when it wasn't really a thing, he dipped in and out over the years but it wasn't until much later he decided to give it a proper go and ended up qualifying, unfortunately his first Q he couldn't afford to go. Finally he made it and…
 
Nicky says she was always active growing up trying as many sports as she could, it wasn't until on two occasions that her husband stated she wouldn't be very good at, first running and then triathlon that she took the bait, proved him wrong and never looked back. After a decade of competing, in a wide range of multisport disciplines, at agegroup le…
 
Claire says she literally tried every sport at school. Most lunchtimes She was at one sports club or other. She says she was never very good at anything but She would run about for ever! At 17 Claire decided to join the army. She claims she wasn’t exactly suited to this as She was a shy teenager but off She went anyway. Claire says she was the wors…
 
Louise has been doing triathlon since 2008, 12 years now. She is 45 years young and she has been part of the GB age group team since 2010. Louise didn't do much sport when She was younger, not seriously as she states she was a sickly child and had bad asthma. Louise came to tri after injuring Herself doing Berlin and London marathons in 2006, 2007.…
 
Hannah was a very sporty child. Her parents had always encouraged her and her sister to participate in sport and she remembers sitting on a humid poolside watching her sister swim and wanting so badly to join in with her club sessions. When Hannah was old enough she started club swimming which she did up to County Level for Oxfordhsire. Hannah then…
 
On Episode 29 we chat to GB Agegrouper John Wood who has been involved in swimming for the last 25 years and has competed at National and International levels. Within this period he has been swim coaching and taught for the last 15 years including multiple national finalists and champions. He took up triathlon 10 years ago successfully competing at…
 
Episode 28 features Agegroup Multisport Athlete and founder of Endurance Peak Stuart Fisher also the third part of our conversation about mental health in athletes with NHS Psychiatris Dr Pippa Jayne. Stuart Started playing football and cricket at the age of 9. He played for the county at Cricket at junior ranks. At the age of 19/20 he started to r…
 
Stuart started at 7 years old swim training and was put in with older kids and adults. Constantly having to keep up meant he improved quickly. Always long distance races in the pool. County level podiums at 400, 800 & 1500m & raced at Midland District. Unfortunately at 15 he fell out of a tree and broke his arm and dislocated his shoulder. He had t…
 
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