Meet the Experts Event

Meet the Experts Event


Meet the Experts Event

 Meet the Experts Event

Top tips for a successful run

Tuesday 25th February 2019

17:00 - 20:00


The Spark
Solent University
East Park Terrace
SO14 0YN

With just a few months to go until the big day, Solent University is delighted to offer participants and partners the chance to attend this great event and learn more about how to prepare for the big day, and boost and sustain your running performance.

This year, you'll have the opportunity to hear from leading professionals and take part in an interactive activity - all aimed to help you prepare for your race. You will also get the opportunity to engage with partners, have a free massage from Solent Sport and Exercise Therapy students and network with industry experts throughout the evening, asking any questions you may have.

5pm: Doors open, networking and light refreshments.

5.30pm: Welcome from Solent University / Rees Leisure and short lectures.

  • 5.45 - 6pm: 'The bio-mechanics of running: Top tips and quick wins to boost performance and reduce injury risk' - Thomas Gray MCSP MHCPC BSc Hons Physiotherapy, MSc (Dist.) Athletic Development & Peak Performance AND Associate Professor Adam Hawkey CSci SFHEA FBIS FBASES BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist.
  • 6 - 6.15pm: 'Demystifying heart rate variability for runners' - Dr Emma Mosley.
  • 6.15 - 6.30pm: 'Psychological skills for endurance sports' - Dr Darren Britton.

6.30pm: Questions.

6.45pm: Interactive activity - please select one activity at checkout.

1. 'Core Stability for Improved Running Performance' - Martin Skivington.

Still performing sit ups? Well sit up and take note, there are more effective (and safer) ways to train your core. This workshop will provide you with a range of safe and effective core exercises to replace the outdated, and potentially dangerous, abdominal exercises that many people still perform as part of their training regimes.

2. 'Physiological testing taster' - James Wright and Tom Dickson.

Join the team in Solent's physiology lab talking to you about the bio-mechanics of running, as well as exhibiting different methods used when completing V02 Max and Lactate Threshold testing - there may be an opportunity for some participants to try out the equipment so bring your trainers just in-case!

3. 'Learn the benefits of Foam rolling and Stretching for running performance - Studio Twenty3

Everybody talks about it, if not suggests it, but are you actually doing it! More importantly, are you doing it correctly? Learn the best foam rolling and stretches to improve performance from a level 3 Personal Trainer.

4. Sports Complex tours - Adrian Kinecki.

Have you seen our brand new Solent Sports Complex? Join gym manager Adrian Kinecki who will take you on a tour showcasing the fantastic new facilities on offer including: the high-performance athlete gym and the massage room, as well as the 'innovation corner' in the public gym!

*** Please note that over the next week we will be announcing more interactive sessions***

If you have any questions regarding this event, please email: [email protected]


Get in touch

If you have any enquiries, feel free to get in touch by sending us an email or calling us on 02380 273657.