Standing Guard at the Door of Your Own Mind in 2021

I have had a very enjoyable month (not a popular thing to say). For this reason, I felt like an outsider looking in when Ryan Tubridy reminded the nation of how much we’re struggling at the moment. In the modern world, I think the severity of our struggle is regulated by the quality of informationContinue reading “Standing Guard at the Door of Your Own Mind in 2021”

Exercising Health Podcast Episode: Dr. Peter Francis

This chat I had with Christopher from Exercising Health just before Christmas is out now on iTunes and Spotify !! We spoke a lot about how modern environments and information overload impacts our health !! Click here to listen

The Benefits of Winter Swimming

Myself and a friend have kept up our swimming (without wet suits) into the winter. I thought I would share a few reflections I’ve had with it. I stay in for about 10 minutes. 1. I never thought I would be doing it 2. You adapt to the cold and jumping in no longer becomesContinue reading “The Benefits of Winter Swimming”

BBC Science Interview

Coming up on BBC radio tonight at 20:30; Daniel Lieberman from Harvard University, Sharon Dixon from University of Exeter and me from Institute of Technology Carlow talk to Chhavi Sachdev on all things barefoot including evolution, injury and performance. Repeated Monday at 9:30am. Click here

Podcast Interview: The MOVEMENT Movement Podcast

An interview I did on The MOVEMENT Movement Podcast. Discussing how modern living has made us less ready for sport, how the absence of nuance leads to overly simplistic conclusions, science, the individual, clinicians, getting out of your head & into your body. Click here  

The Urban Runner with an Evolutionary Legacy

On a 6-month sabbatical in beautiful New Zealand (2017) with Professor Grant Schofield, I set out to perform a review of studies aimed at identifying the most common running injuries. Around the same time, I observed kiwi boys running barefoot on a tartan track. We designed a study to better understand the barefoot activity ofContinue reading “The Urban Runner with an Evolutionary Legacy”

Titles and links to all running blogs

Did the new shoes cause my heel pain? ‘What happened when we took the shoes from 9 well trained runners?’ A short blog to translate the science Who best to ‘fix’ my running injury? How much training for the sub-35 minute 10km? The Theory of Self-Control: Key to Consistent Running? Memory of the Boom TimesContinue reading “Titles and links to all running blogs”

Modern Living: Killing Us and Our Athletic Potential?

Modern living is said to be killing us. A cocktail of concrete, sugar and screens is mixed with a lack of physical stress which can make us ill. Nature, natural food sources and physical exercise are often suggested as the antidote. Although our modern lifestyles are associated with a lack of physical stress, they promoteContinue reading “Modern Living: Killing Us and Our Athletic Potential?”