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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 →

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 →

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 →

Dhiman Brothers take on the Jungle Survival Marathon

Over 6 days in the heart of the Belize Jungle, 2 brave athletes were faced with the hardest challenge, both physically and mentally that they had ever had to confront. The Jungle Survival Marathon entailed 6 days of survival training… Continue Reading →

Para-Monte Ambassador Matt Shore takes on Aconcagua…Again!

nd On just the third day of the new decade, with some of the UK still not recovered from their New Year hangovers, Para-Monte Ambassador and Train Strong personal training founder Matt Shore started his journey to the summit (6962m)… Continue Reading →

MDS News: Environmental Extremes Lab Supports Josie Adams

This year some of our MSc Applied Sport/Exercise Physiology students (Serdar Hussein, Sarah Pickering, Niforissa Musa, Mari-Anne Elder, Adam Crook and Harrison Collier-Bain) helped support Josie Adams, ambassador to the Para-Monte altitude awareness charity that we work closely with, in… Continue Reading →

Heat acclimation athletes successful in “The world’s toughest foot race”

The Environmental Extremes Lab once again supported athletes preparing for the Marathon des Sables this year, considered by many to be the world’s toughest foot race. Adding to the challenge of six stages, covering over 250km across sand dunes and… Continue Reading →

Hercule Poirot and Suchet Family Supported Before Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu!

“In a nutshell, your advice was not only spot on, it saved us. I believe that if your words about “Headache+1” had not gone through my head on that first night, I would have toughed it out, and in Dougie’s… Continue Reading →

Marathon des Sables Support 2018…2 Months To Go!

With only two months to go until the 33rd annual Marathon des Sables 2018 race, the University of Brighton’s Environmental Extremes Laboratory (EEL) has been busy completing many one-off heat pre-screening tests and arranging heat acclimation protocols for ultra-endurance runners… Continue Reading →

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