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Get ready, get set, oh no!

Last Sunday was the Melbourne Marathon. Since 1978, this has become a permanent fixture on the Australian sporting calendar, and is now the biggest running event in Australia. And it’s an event that motivates Melburnians – including me – to train through the cold Melbourne winter each year.

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How to achieve an effective work-life balance

Has anyone ever actually achieved work-life balance? We think not many of you, so here’s something more helpful.

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Ready for the pressure?

This week our colleague Sam shares how he’s using the performance pie to get ready for one very special occasion… which since writing this is now a reality! Congratulations Sam and Kate!

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5 ways to make stress your friend

Try these top tips to help you to develop a different relationship with stress so that it can work in your favour.

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5 ways to help you perform under pressure

Pressure is always going to show up at some point, so you need to have a plan for how you want to use it when it arrives.

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Serious about learning?

We've been working with Adidas Western Europe on a year long Talent programme. It's been fascinating to see how the folk on it are grasping the opportunity to learn as much as they can. It's prompted some thoughts from us about learning - so our blog this week highlights some of the very impressive and effective learning behaviours we've seen from them over the past 6 months.

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Ready for Rio… again?!

So that was the Rio Olympics. A fantastic fortnight of sport and a compelling spectacle for those of us glued to our screens. The backdrop was spectacular, and as ever, the controversy and noise around the Games organisation and environment faded into the background once competition got going.

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The Noisiest Games in History

So, the Rio Olympic Games are underway! After 4 years of preparation – for both athletes and their support teams, and for the host city – the Games got started with a spectacular Opening Ceremony on Friday night.

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Are you making the most of Milestones?

With a few days left before I fly to Rio to support the GB Rowing Team in their build up to the Rio Olympic Games, there are lots of significant Milestones ahead which will be used by the coaches and athletes as more than just the basis for a check list.

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An insight from champions

If you’re a tennis fan you’ll have been suffering post-Wimbledon blues last week. It was another classic Wimbledon – imperfect weather conditions, some surprising upsets and a few memorable on-court battles. As ever, there was plenty of high performance learning to be taken from the fortnight – and this week, we’re sharing our picks of the best.

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Achieving more than you thought possible

Dom Boon is People Director for Virgin Media. As a customer we’ve worked with him on high performance principles and he’s done an extraordinary job in applying them to another area of his life – swimming. This blog tells the story of his serious accomplishment in May this year.

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Resilience…It’s all about explanations

In the final part of our series on resilience, Andrea Furst, one of our Human Performance Experts and Senior Sport Psychologist to GB Women’s Hockey, shares some reflections on resilience from her involvement in the selection process of the past four Olympic Games.

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