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Saturday 22nd February 2020

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Monday 16th December 2019
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Thursday 20th February 2020
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Entry Fee   £60.00   
Mark Marchant

Fortitude Running Events welcomes The Endurance Physio

Optimising Endurance Performance - 1 Day Course

The course aims to give attendees a greater knowledge of potential injury risks and how to avoid and manage them, how to manage training load, the importance of Strength and Conditioning, plus much more.

Mike James, The Endurance Physio, has over 20 years’ experience as an ultra-endurance athlete and therapist. He is a GB Age Group Triathlete and has completed 15 Ironmans, 2 Double Ironmans,1 Triple Ironman and a channel swim. He has completed over 150 marathons and ultra-marathons and is currently training for the Marathon des Sables. Mike also holds a Masters in Physiotherapy, as well as degrees in Sports Rehabilitation and Sports Science.

Your entry and what’s included £60

  • Fruit and breakfast pastries provided, other food and hot drinks available to purchase
  • Venue: Pedalling squares café, Quality Row Rd, Swalwell, Newcastle upon Tyne NE16 3AG


 08:30 Registration

  • 08:45 Introduction & factors influencing injury in endurance athletes
  • 09:15 Role of load and load management, monitoring and overtraining
  • 10:00 Break
  • 10:15 Strength & Conditioning in endurance sports (theory and practical session)
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 12:30 Recovery, rehabilitation & maintenance techniques (theory and practical session)
  • 14:30 Break
  • 14:45 Psychological factors affecting endurance athletes
  • 15:30 Break
  • 15:45 Nutrition, hydration, travel and sleep for endurance athletes
  • 16:45 Questions and close

Bio – The Endurance Physio

Born and raised in South Wales, Mike started a journey into endurance sports after completing his first marathon aged 18. Over the next 20 years, he travelled the world racing, training, coaching and treating athletes from novice to elite and professional level preparing for a multitude of endurance endeavours.

Mike completed a 16-year career as a Royal Air Force Physical Training Instructor and Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor helping military personnel achieve and maintain optimum fitness and also recover from many musculoskeletal conditions. The pinnacle of his career was a 4-year tour at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court where he led a team of therapists treating complex trauma injuries suffered in Afghanistan and Iraq. Mike also completed an operational tour where he worked closely with UK personnel including special forces to ensure optimum performance in theatre.

Mike has completed over 150 marathons and ultra-marathons ranging from the classic 26.2-mile course up to 100-mile races. He has completed 15 Ironman 2 double Ironman and a triple ironman triathlon, as well as many ultra-endurance cycling events and marathon swims as a solo and relay swimmer including a channel swim and a 41-mile solo round Jersey, becoming the first Welshman to achieve this feat.

His personal endurance background has been complimented with many roles as therapist and conditioning coach preparing individual and team athletes for swim, run, cycle and triathlon events.

Mike founded The Endurance Physio in order to use his personal and professional experience to benefit both athletes and therapists working with endurance athletes achieve their goals. His goal is to promote injury reduction, maximal performance and optimum rehabilitation via education and treatment. He has a growing reputation in the sports medicine, rehabilitation and conditioning world.

He has had articles published in numerous national endurance-based magazines and has lectured, presented and treated at numerous national exhibitions, competitions and shows. Mike now teaches on many undergraduate and postgraduate therapy-based courses helping to develop the therapists of tomorrow,

Mike holds a Master’s degree in advanced Physiotherapy as well as degrees in Sports Rehabilitation, Strength and Conditioning and Sports Science. Mike’s passion is helping athletes achieve their potential and reducing injury risk, with an emphasis on strength and conditioning. He is passionate about helping athletes get to the start line and finding practical solutions to their problems.




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