Cutting Edge 2012: Behind Triathlon
Nationwide, England (Yorkshire & the Humber)
7pm - 8.30pm
Throughout 2012, join world-class researchers and top Team GB and Paralympics GB stars, in locations across the UK, to see amazing athletic demonstrations, discuss elite performance and share your views on the research behind the UK’s sporting achievements. Cutting Edge 2012 is a Research Councils UK initiative, in partnership with the Royal Institution, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Institute of Engineering and Technology and PODIUM (the Further and Higher Education Unit for the 2012 Games).
Lecturers: Dr Steph ForresterProf Steve HaakeDr David JamesDr Rob Harle
Triathlon is one of the most high-tech sports in the world and this event is an opportunity to learn more about the research that lies behind Team GB’s elite performance. Professor Steve Haake, one of the UK’s top sports scientists will host an evening of debate and demonstrations featuring. Dr Steph Forrester, a sports scientist and triathlete for Team GB in Sydney 2000 who will explain how the right equipment, from shoes to bras, can enhance athletic performance; Dr Rob Harle a lead researcher in the development of innovative video and body sensor technologies to aid the training of both novice and elite athletes; Dr Sarah Springman, President of the British Triathlon Federation and an award-winning triathlete who will discuss her own experiences of applying research to improve performance and; Dr David James who will lead discussions on how far research and new technologies should be used in the quest to win gold.
Please note this event takes place at The Carriageworks, The Electric Press, Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD
Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance.
Cutting Edge 2012 is one of the outstanding projects granted the London 2012 Inspire mark, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme, which recognises exceptional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games.