The Story of the Javelin- Bringing it Back Down to Earth

Talking about the sport of javelin throwing brings back memories of school sports days and the ‘safety’ javelins we would throw, made from what I can only describe as the grey pipe insulation you would normally find under your kitchen sink! I was lucky if I was able to project the length of grey tubing […]

Sprinting in the wind

The effects of wind on long distance running have been discussed on this blog previously, particularly on marathons. Now with the approach of the World Athletics Championships, I thought I would look at the effects of wind on sprinting. I will begin with my own experiences – when I was a teenager I was an enthusiastic 100m […]