RAISING THE STAKES ON ALTITUDE SICKNESS

Para Monte, a charity set up in memory of Adam Savory who died from altitude sickness in 2012, has made a £10,000 donation to the University to help support our work into the causes and effects of this dangerous condition and to educate and raise awareness of its impact.

Adam was a fit and healthy 25-year old who on a trip to Peru lost his life to altitude sickness which developed following a 15-hour bus trip to the city of Cusco (you can read his story here). Continue reading

Simon takes the prize

Seven times Paralympian Wheelchair basketball player Simon Munn took the Disability Sports Personality of the Year Award, sponsored by the University of Brighton, at the 14th Annual Sussex Sports Awards.

Simon trained with Alex Bliss, Strength and Conditioning Coach based at the university’s Welkin Laboratories in Eastbourne. Continue reading

Fundraising total keeps growing!

The Willmott brothers alongside their extended family and friends have now raised £18,756 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association charity since their mother sadly passed away from the disease in February 2014. Team Willmott consists of PhD student Ash Willmott and his brothers Aaron and Ryan.

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones or nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Degeneration of the motor neurones leads to weakness and wasting of muscles causing increasing loss of mobility in the limbs, difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing. Continue reading

Brighton Paralympian makes it Seven in a Row

Brighton-based wheelchair basketball veteran Simon Munn is Rio-bound for this summer’s Paralympic Games

He will join Dame Sarah Storey as ParalympicGB’s most experienced athlete as he makes his appearance at a seventh consecutive games – the most ever by an athlete in a single sport.

As part of his training preparation, Simon, who lives in Peacehaven, has been working with the University of Brighton’s Sport and Exercise Science Consultancy Unit as part of the British Wheelchair Basketball performance programme. Continue reading

Testing time for medical cooling vest

A medical cooling vest was recently tested at the University of Brighton’s Sport and Exercise Science Consultancy Unit (SESCU).

The product called the CAERvest® was tested by Ash Willmott and Dr Neil Maxwell and was effectively used during the recent Brighton and London marathons on several runners suffering from exertional heat illnesses. Continue reading