Graphing Athletics: The 100 metre sprint

For many, the 100 metre sprint is the must-see event of track athletics. Although everything is over in less than 10 seconds, the raw speed of the athletes captivates billions. To see just how fast Usain Bolt is, see our blog article on the subject. Perhaps its the primal simplicity of the event which draws the […]

By Darren Wilkinson from Chester-le-Street, England

Graphing Athletics for Rio 2016

Every new Olympic games brings with it a global, feverish excitement. The epic feats performed within its myriad of stadia and arenas will launch a fortunate few into the realms of superstardom and their performances will go down in legend. Not only do the games provide endless amounts of entertainment but huge amounts of statistics […]

CSER @ The Jump!

Working as a Sports Engineer means you get asked to work on some really exciting projects, designing a gravity racer or working closely with Olympic athletes. In January we got a phone call from TwoFour who produce the Channel 4 program ‘The Jump‘. The Jump The Jump pits 16 celebrities against each other over a […]

The UCI hour rule change, a record resurgent?

After a quiet period of nearly a decade, the UCI’s ‘cycling hour record’ has been making news again over the past year. In February, the time trial powerhouse Fabian Cancellara announced that he would attempt the record in August — an amazing opportunity to see how a cyclist of the modern era stacks up against legends such […]

Journal Special issue: Association Football

Every time the FIFA world cup comes around, there is a flurry of research into football. This may be aerodynamics, shoe traction or impact mechanics. To capture the research conducted surrounding the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, journal Sports Engineering is planning a special issue on association football. If you have some research which you […]

Image competition!

Share your images showcasing the best in sports science, engineering, and technology in the ISEA 2013/14 Image Competition. Do you have an image that showcases the outstanding research and consultancy being conducted within sports engineering? If so the International Sports Engineering Association want to hear from you! The ISEA is running a competition to uncover […]

Cycling’s a drag, but it doesn’t have to be

After a regrettably lengthy hiatus from the blog, this article was inspired by the excellent aerodynamics segments of the ITV’s tour de France coverage (in collaboration with Southampton University). Cycling aerodynamics in the 1980’s A few years ago my colleague Dr Richard Lukes wrote a review paper titled “The understanding and development of cycling aerodynamics” […]