Next power pentathlon on 24th January

The next power pentathlon will be at Reddish on Sunday 24th January – I’ll be working with British Weightlifting to sort out the details for the event. We’re planning on using the Reebok Archon system as a means of scoring the event.

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New Jump Mat

The power pentathlon last weekend gave me the push I needed to invest in a jump mat which I’ve been meaning to do for a while now.  The mat can be seen in use in the pictures below.

The device works by calculating the height of the vertical jump from the time in the air.  It also allows me to calculate elasticity by performing a four jump test and determining the ground contact time between jumps.  As it provides instant feedback it allows people to instantly see the difference between different techniques and between a good or a heavy (“blocked”) landing.  It’s also a timing device that allows me to times short sprints and agility runs.

Where I’ve included vertical jumps in testing and assessments I’ll be starting to use the new device and will also be using it in strength and conditioning sessions


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Power Pentathlon – 19th July

Some photos from yesterday’s Power Pentatlon at Houldsworth Village. This is an event run by Andreas Michaelas from British Weightlifting that we have been building up to in Friday Strength & Conditioning sessions with the Stockport Athletics Coaching Group. It comprises a technical lift (Clean & Jerk), vertical jump, standing broad jump, agility run and 20m sprint. The event fits in very well with our aim of developing speed and power and we’ll be working with Andreas to develop it and run another event at the end of the year. Well done to Lauren, Matthew S, Harry and Matthew C and also great for the children to see Christos Michaelas lifting, jumping and sprinting!IMG_1476 IMG_1522IMG_1521IMG_1511IMG_1503IMG_1492IMG_1491IMG_1479 IMG_1534

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Second Darley Moor Duathlon – August 9th

The Second Duathlon in our series at Darley Moor, near Ashbourne is on 9th August – the first event had very good reviews and we’re looking forward to it. For those people who “enjoyed” the hill at the Offerton 10km it’s flat and off -road. Free (very basic) camping the night before – a good chance to try a duathlon or tune up for the autumn races. We’re going to be working out what seasonal items to put in the goody bag next week….

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Seashell Trust Triathlon & 5km race

Crazy Legs Events has been working with Maureen Wilkins from The Seashell Trust for a while now with the aim of promoting an all-inclusive multi-sport event.

We are pleased to announce that we will be staging a triathlon for people with learning difficulties and additional complex needs. At the same time there will be a 5km multi-terrain race that will be open to all abilities. These events will take place on the 13th September 2015 at the Seashell Trust in Cheadle Hulme.

The 5km will be open for entry via an online booking system shortly and we will post the link once it’s live. Entry details for the triathlon are available from Maureen at the Seashell Trust (

Look out for further announcements on the races in the coming weeks.

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First Aid Course Refresher

I’ve now completed my Sports Aid for Sport refresher course – it doesn’t seem three years since I first did it –

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Excel Podiatry

I had a good meeting with Ollie Taylor from Excel Podiatry this week – Ollie specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of problems associated with the foot and lower limb.  It’s useful for me to have a referral point for cases where I need more specialist analysis or there’s an injury risk that we need to manage.

Ollie’s website is

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Ironman 70.3 Barcelona

Richard Greatbatch completed the race in 5:50.31 for a new PB – well done Richard!

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Darley Moor Duathlon Race One – 17th May 2015 – Provisional Results

Darley Moor Duathlon Race 1 – May 2015 – Master

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Technical Lifting Session at Reddish

Great first technical lifting session for Stockport Athletics Coaching with Andreas Michaelas from British Weightlifting. Fantastic to see so much achieved in a hour by the group.IMG_1040 IMG_1043 IMG_1045 IMG_1048

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