Jul 29, 2021
In this episode of MetCast we chat to Dr Thomas Allen from Manchester Metropolitan University Institute of Sport about the latest technology in running shoes and running spikes which could break new records at the Olympics.
Over recent years shoe technology has jumped ahead with innovations such as carbon plates in the...
Jul 27, 2021
In this episode of MetCast, we chat to Valencia Nathaly Sihera, Manchester Met sport science graduate and head coach for the Grenada Olympic swimming team.
Valencia has been out in Tokyo supporting two young swimmers from the Caribbean island nation at their first games, Kimberley Ince who has since competed in the 100m...
Jul 23, 2021
With the Olympic Games beginning in Tokyo, Japan, Professor Jonathan Grix and Dr Paul Brannagan, from the Institute of Sport at Manchester Metropolitan University, join us to discuss their research into sports mega-events.
In the latest episode of MetCast we discuss the concept of soft-power and the future of the...
Jul 7, 2021
With England due to compete in final of the Euros in front of 60,000 fans at their home ground Wembley, we talk to Dr Martin Turner about the psychological advantages and disadvantages of competing at home and the impact of crowds on performance.