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PSYCHE CHECK-UP FOR ATHLETES

PROFESSOR Steve Peters, the leading sport psychologist who has won numerous world masters sprints titles, has launched a mind MOT service designed to keep athletes emotionally and mentally on an even keel.

Peters has an impressive client list, having worked with England’s soccer team, the British Cycling team including Olympic gold medallists Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton and other stars like Raheem Stirling and Steven Gerrard. He is also the author of the best-selling manual The Chimp Paradox, selling 200,000 copies.

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THE BIG INTERVIEW 14 REECE PRESCOD Talented sprinter has set sights on making London 2017 team SPOTLIGHT 20 ATHLETES OF THE YEAR Readers pick their top track and field performers of 2016 24 WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Andrea Lynch, the former UK record-holder for 100m PERFORMANCE 34 Sports science news 36 Killer Session – Diane Modahl 38 Do you need cross-country? 40 Products – underwear TALKING POINT 26 Dave Gordon tackles the popular topic of athletics on television NEWS 6 Pavey talks of future marathon 8 New era as IAAF votes for reforms 10 Asher-Smith still learning RESULTS & FIXTURES 42 Results round-up 57 What’s On fixtures guide PREVIEW 54 A look ahead at this weekend’s European Cross Country Champs REGULARS 30 Book reviews 32 Young Athlete – Naomi Ogbeta 61 Quiz – test your knowledge 62 Dip Finish

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NEWS
THE FIVE-TIME OLYMPIAN STILL FEELS SHE HAS MORE TO GIVE OVER THE MARATHON IN THE COMING YEARS, DESPITE RECENTLY TURNING 43
THE IAAF Council and congress sessions (see p8-9) came
HELP shape the future of Athletics Weekly in our reader
ANDY BUTCHART will captain the British team at the
EILISH MCCOLGAN has successfully appealed against her
THE IAAF has published its entry standards for the
JAPANESE sportswear company Asics will become an official
AN ELECTRONIC detection system to determine an athlete’s
OVERWHELMING MAJORITY VOTES IN FAVOUR OF SEB COE’S REFORM PACKAGE FOR FUTURE OF IAAF
USAIN BOLT and Almaz Ayana have been crowned the winners
SEB COE has reaffirmed the IAAF’s commitment to gender
THE IAAF Taskforce overseeing Russia’s suspension from
THE IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships in 2018
AN OPERATION to fix a genetic condition is giving former
BRIGHTON Marathon runners have added incentive to be
STEPH TWELL says she is now raring to get going for
Garrett Heath: hoping for a fourth consecutive win
AN ULTRA RUNNER has been recognised by the Prime Minister
LAURA MUIR will have another of Dame Kelly Holmes’
THE BIG FEATURE
20-YEAR-OLD REECE PRESCOD TELLS BEN COLDWELL THAT HE’S READY TO MAKE BIGGER STRIDES IN 2017
SPOTLIGHT
HERE’S WHO YOU VOTED THE BEST ATHLETES OF 2016
EMILY MOSS CATCHES UP WITH FORMER UK 100M RECORD-HOLDER ANDREA LYNCH
TALKING POINT
ATHLETICS ENJOYS HEALTHY COVERAGE ON TV BUT IT MUST MOVE WITH THE CHANGING TIMES IF THIS IS GOING TO CONTINUE, SAYS DAVE GORDON
REGULARS
MORE ATHLETICS BOOKS REVIEWED AS RUN-UP TO CHRISTMAS CONTINUES
YOUNG ATHLETE
TALENTED TRIPLE JUMPER WANTS TO CONQUER THE WORLD, WRITES RUTH JONES
PERFORMANCE
CROSS COUNTRY is widely regarded as the bedrock of
TAKING a supplement of beta-alanine, an amino acid
PROFESSOR Steve Peters, the leading sport psychologist
USE of banned amphetamine substances has been shown
PLENTY of evidence exists to support carbohydrate supplementation
WHAT’S NEW?
FORMER COMMONWEALTH 800m CHAMPION, DIANE MODAHL, GIVES EMILY MOSS AN INSIGHT INTO HER TRAINING
IS CROSS COUNTRY REALLY THAT NECESSARY FOR SUMMER SUCCESS? ASKS DAVID LOWES
WHAT YOU WEAR BENEATH YOUR LEGGINGS AND TRAINING TOPS CAN ENHANCE OR DETRACT FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR CLOTHING, SAYS PAUL FREARY
RESULTS
I RAN a low-key cross-country race last Sunday held
WINDSOR, SLOUGH, ETON & HOUNSLOW AC WINTER SERIES
ANDREW DOUGLAS, 11th in the world mountain running
BROOKS SUSSEX LEAGUE, Race 3, Stanmer Park, Brighton
CARDIFF’S Matt Clowes secured victory at the inaugural
PREVIEW
BRITAIN’S TEAMS HAVE A HABIT OF RISING TO THE CONTINENTAL CROSS COUNTRY CHALLENGE, BUT WILL THERE BE INDIVIDUAL REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL?
9.10am – Spar European Cross Country Championships
FIXTURES
SOUTH OF ENGLAND MASTERS’ CHAMPIONSHIPS (Inc SOUTH
QUIZ CORNER
WELCOME to another in a regular series of quizzes and
DIP FINISH
MÁLAGA RACE FAILS TO LIVE UP TO REPUTATION FOR SUNNY, DRY CONDITIONS
LONG after they were revealed as drugs cheats, athletes
PARTIALLY-SIGHTED Paralympic sprints gold medallist
OLYMPIC trials 10,000m surprise winner Jess Andrews