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Environmental Extremes Lab Support Nicky Chisholm Complete the Coolest Run on Earth!

A self-described ‘non-athlete, but adventurer to her core’, Nicky Chisholm (#pinknicky) approached the Environmental Extremes Lab to help prepare for her latest fundraising adventure – the Polar Circle Half Marathon – back in September 2022. Taking place in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland… Continue Reading →

Practitioner-focused Learning Enables MSc Student to Provide Support to Ice Ultra Marathon Athlete

The Applied Physiology MSc degrees, Applied Sport Physiology and Applied Exercise Physiology are designed around four pillars: practitioner-focused, physiology skill-centred, science in practice and personal and professional development.  A priority throughout the degrees is to develop a blend of hard,… Continue Reading →

Beat the Heat Advice!

The heat wave we are currently experiencing is expected to stay with us until next Tuesday, with ambient temperatures of 35°C in some parts of the country and even 40°C in London. This is with limited cloud cover from tomorrow… Continue Reading →

Maximising your Sleep in the Heat

Sleeping in the heat is notoriously difficult. Heat can disrupt even the best sleepers, not least since core body temperature must drop to initiate sleep. This reduction in the ability to reduce core temperature means many of us are struggling… Continue Reading →

Heat Acclimation before the 36th MDS: Key Moments and Reflections

 Background The Marathon des Sables (MDS) is a multi-stage, ultra-endurance event that takes place across the Sahara Desert, Morocco. Open to runners and walkers, the foot race consists of six stages, with the fourth stage being the longest, and runners… Continue Reading →

Providing Heat Acclimation Support to the WeirWolf in the lead up to the Tokyo 2020/21 Paralympic Games!

This summer, the University of Brighton’s Environmental Extremes Lab (EEL) was invited to to provide heat acclimation support to Paralympic legend, David Weir CBE, in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, working alongside Dr Richard Burden (English Institute of… Continue Reading →

EEL Team Mitigate Effects of Severe Heat Stress in 35th Marathon Des Sables…Reflections from the Athletes and Team

The Marathon Des Sables (MdS) is a 250km multi-stage race across the Saharan Desert in searing temperatures, often quoted as the “toughest footrace on the planet”. This year the University of Brighton’s Environmental Extremes Lab (EEL) supported 5 athletes with… Continue Reading →

Environmental Extremes Lab’s Contribution to Heat Mitigation in Tokyo 2020/21 Olympic and Paralympic Games

So It has been a hell of a last 18 months and it is difficult to process the magnitude of what we have experienced in the wake of the pandemic. However, as we are days away from the opening of… Continue Reading →

Teaching Environmental Physiology During the Pandemic

These last eighteen months or so have made us rethink how we teach environmental physiology here at the University of Brighton as we have had to navigate the impact the pandemic was having on delivery. A previous blog post reinforced… Continue Reading →

Environmental Extremes Lab Still Going Strong!

What a year! For obvious reasons linked to COVID, it has been over 8 months since our last Environmental Extremes Lab post of our support to the Dhiman Brothers, but we have still been very active behind the scenes in… Continue Reading →

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