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Mental Health in Sport: Why I Quit Athletics (and Why I Came Back) by Jordanna Morrish

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At 13, I was a great high jumper and combined eventer with a lot of potential. By the time I was 17, my future in athletics had more or less come to an end, and it had nothing to do with injuries or a lack of passion for athletics. I felt alone, had no guidance, not enough money, and had made little progress over the few years that I had been competing. Growing up in Cornwall and being isolated from the athletics community was a big part of that, but ultimately my decision to leave the sport cam…


Beliefs and Wellbeing: Do the Way that Athletes Think Influence Their Mental Health? by Paul Mansell


Stressors can often feel overwhelming for athletes. Constant judgement from being in a results-driven environment, concerns about contracts not being renewed, receiving criticism from significant others, demanding schedules, and the inevitable injuries are all stressors that athletes must frequently navigate. Stressors such as these have the potential to undermine their mental health, with studies indicating that athletes are prone to experiencing clinical anxiety and depression. Accordingly, it…


It’s Never Too Late... by Eugene Amo-Dadzie


Author Biography:

Name: Eugene Amo-Dadzie

Age: 30

Event: 100m (PB = 9.93s)

Performance Level: International

Contribution topic area: Mindset

Who Am I?

I am a Christian, qualified chartered accountant, husband, and father to the most beautiful girl in the world. I made the decision to take up the sport at the age of 26 after a good friend of mine asked me why I had never considered pursuing a sport I have always been very passionate about. I guess the rest is history as here I am 4 seaso…


Top 3 Tips for Balancing Boarding School and Sport by James Taylor

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Having spent the last five years managing academic commitments at a boarding school (Eton College) alongside the demands of athletics training and competition; I’ve identified three things that I would like to have known sooner.

The combination of athletics and boarding school has led to success for several athletes; Jazmin Sawyers (2023 European Long Jump Champion), who studied at Millfield; and Lawrence Clarke (4th 110mH 2012 Olympics) who attended Eton College. When you’re on the way back fr…


Shoe Regulations Explained by Imani Esmaail


Shoe technology in athletics has made some huge advances in recent years. The new wave of shoes in the sport have been dubbed ‘super shoes’ they generally feature carbon plates and/or thick soles.

The developments have not been without controversy with some saying that athletes’ performances have improved significantly with the new shoes and therefore the shoes should be banned. Others argue that there is not enough scientific data to prove whether the shoes are actually making athletes perform…


The Importance of Sleep by Sandy Wilson


How do you sleep?

How often do you think about and reflect on your sleep as an athlete? Maybe once or twice a month, maybe in passing as you bemoan how tired you are feeling before training? For something that we do for several hours every day of our lives, sleep is often relegated to an afterthought, something that we have to do but if anything is a bit of an inconvenience.

My name is Sandy and I was previously a sprinter for Bath University and Scotland. Having left the sport through injur…


Reflecting on 2022 by The Visions Podcast


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Introduction to The Visions Podcast:

My name is Destiny Ogali, I am an u23 International Sprinter that has represented GB and England at both the senior and junior levels. The sport of Track & Field has created so many opportunities for me that I am forever thankful for. Despite having some competition experience, I would still say I’m quite “new” to the sport in relation to understanding the inner workings of it all. Overall, I’m blessed to be able to do what I lo…


Lessons From a Former Athlete; What I Want My Sons to Know by Matt Roberts

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Before we get started, Matt has recently created a FREE Psychological Playbook to help you unleash your potential! Find out more at the end of this blog 🤝

●  We are never defined by what we achieve.

●  The only real limits you’ll encounter are those created in your mind.

●  Happiness exists now, not when you achieve your next goal.

●  Listen to your body, it doesn’t lie. You can kid yourself, but you will get injured if you push too hard.

●  Everyone is born with different gifts but e…


It's Okay to Not Be Okay by Darcey Kuypers


📸 by Geoff Lowe

When I was around 4 years old, I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder known as Selective Mutism. For those who don’t know what this is, it’s when a child or adult does not refuse or choose not to speak at certain times, they’re literally unable to speak. The expectation to talk to certain people triggers a freeze response with feelings of panic, like a bad case of stage fright, and talking is impossible.

Although I got help when I was younger, this anxiety disorder manife…


The American Dream: A Bed Of Roses, Or A Mass Of Thorns? by Catherine Reid

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📸 by Jodi Hanagan

The NCAA experience is one that differs from person to person. You should never take one person's time in America as gospel, as you can guarantee you’ll find something differs in your time there. It is all dependent on your school, your coach, your degree, and obviously, yourself.

My time in the USA was one with many ups, a lot more downs, but an experience I wouldn't change for the world.

University of Georgia, Division 1 NCAA


The Ups

The main positive I would take…