Solent University

Solent University

Southampton Solent University is delighted to be the official education partner of the ABP Southampton Half Marathon and 10k.

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The event is a great opportunity for us to engage with the community here in the heart of Southampton, and as a university that excels in sport, we offer a variety of services and facilities for amateur and elite athletes alike.


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If you’re training for the half marathon or 10k race, check out some top tips from Solent’s training and nutrition experts!


Solent already helps deliver sports, coaching and fitness across the city, and the ABP Southampton Marathon is providing another fantastic opportunity for Solent students to gain real-world experience: students are getting involved in music production, cheerleading, event management, volunteering, sound engineering and more. Look out for them along the race route!


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And if you need some inspiration for your next sporting challenge, read the latest stories on our blog; we’re really proud of both current students and graduates who are pursuing their dreams in sport – from Kelly Simm to Helena Lucas, and from Graham Condie to Paul Goodison.

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Winner of the Times Higher Education ‘Most Improved Student Experience’ Award 2015 and voted one of the UK’s most creative universities in the 2013 and 2014 Which? University student polls, Southampton Solent University is creative, inclusive and student-focused.

Spanning business and law, the creative industries, engineering and technology, maritime, media, sport and tourism, Solent’s innovative courses deliver a practical blend of career-focused tuition and real-world experience – giving our students the tools they need to shape their own success.



Meet the Experts Event 2019 - Top tips for a successful race!


Join Southampton Solent University and Jonathan Clark Physiotherapy as industry experts share practical tips to help you prepare for the ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k.


Join us as industry and academic experts share practical tips to help you prepare for the ABP Southampton Marathon.

With just a few months to go until the big day and as official education partner 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 race, and boost and sustain your running performance.

This year, you'll have the opportunity to participate in various interactive activities, as well as hear from industry leading professionals. Below is a schedule of the evening:

5pm: Doors open, networking and light refreshments.

5.30pm: Interactive sessions.

6.30pm: Welcome and short lectures. 

6.30-6.50pm: Dr Ali Hill - 'Nutrition for training and race day'. 
6.50-7.10pm: Martin Skivington - 'Movement matters: how improving your basic movement capacity can enhance your running performance'.
7.10-7.30pm: Liam Network - 'Injury prevention in a runner- what does this look like'?

7.30pm: Networking /1:1 discussions.

8pm: Close.

You may choose to attend two Interactive sessions during the evening. Details on the sessions can be found below. Please select from the ticket selection, which interactive sessions you would like to attend. Alternatively if you would just like to attend the short lectures please select this option when registering for your ticket.

Dr Ali Hill, Course Leader Applied Human Nutrition, Solent University -Sports drinks - a recipe for success.

Come along and find out how easy it is to make your own sports drinks and what the perfect recovery drink is. Plenty of opportunity to ask those burning questions you have on nutrition for training and race day.

Martin Skivington, Head of Health and Exercises Sciences, Solent University - Improve your performance and eliminate pain with a tennis ball.

This workshop will show you how to use a tennis ball to identify and reduce muscular pain. Warning: participants may experience enhanced running performance (and minor discomfort) from attending this workshop

Liam Newton, Physiotherapist, Jonathan Clark Physiotherapy - Injury Prevention for runners - what does this look like? 

Ever wondered how you would perform during a physiotherapist lead, running specific screening session? This session explores muscle capacity tests of key muscle groups, muscle length tests and a balance assessment. The findings of this can be used to devise a strength and conditioning / injury reduction exercise circuit. This practical session will then complement the evenings lecture.

John Munro, Wessex Heartbeat - Healthy Heart Programme.

Are you worried about your heart health? Do you want to lead a healthier lifestyle and meet other people who are making a change for a healthier future? If so, come along to this talk!


Spaces are limited and offered on a first come first served basis. Click HERE to register your free space.


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