The biomechanics of Long Jump, with or without a leg

Markus Rehm of just won the IPC World Championships in the Long Jump event. The big difference between his victory and all the other gold medals winners out in Doha, is that his performance would put him in the mix for medals at the able-bodied World Championships as well. This victory thrusts him into the … Continue reading The biomechanics of Long Jump, with or without a leg

Chasing the dragon

This post is a metaphor. The metaphor was going to be around the longest relationship I’ve ever had in my life, other than with my family. The relationship that is the pole vault. I started writing it, but I couldn’t finish, nothing about me could fathom why I would continue in a relationship so one-sided, … Continue reading Chasing the dragon

Change, or admit defeat

If you can't change it, accept it. If you can't accept it, change it.  Pretty sure I've mentioned this quote before, it's one of my favs (colloquial term for favourites). It's one that I actually implement daily. A good example may be competition preparation, I will control every variable I can and ensure I have … Continue reading Change, or admit defeat

Give me a break!

Training was going amazing, and then I had a ridiculous nerve issue which caused me pain in my foot. I missed two running sessions and a pole vault session. Just when everything was going so well. Then, on top of that the first pole vault session back I broke a pole didn’t I? This caused … Continue reading Give me a break!