Becki Hall

Becki Hall

Jess Mayho: British hammer champion and her digital setup with a Portuguese coach

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14/11/2019 by Becki Hall

At a first glance, the athlete life Jess Mayho leads looks pretty standard, if a little hectic. She played other sports, including netball, at a high level in her younger years. She isn’t on funding, so the 26-year-old works 35 hours a week as a facility bookings manager at the University of Leeds. … Read more


Scott Lincoln at the 2018 Manchester International. Photo: MV4R Photography. Shot put. England Athletics

Scott Lincoln: The long road to being a 20m shot putter

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05/09/2019 by Becki Hall

The road to 20m is one that hadn’t been successfully navigated by a British male shot putter since 2012. That was until 26-year-old Scott Lincoln managed it three times in a matter of days last week. At the Memoriál Josefa Sečkáře, held in Brno, Czech Republic on 28 August, Scott – more commonly kno … Read more


On the Hunt for championship bests and European glory

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10/06/2019 by Becki Hall

Studying for your A-Levels is a stressful time. Throw in the additional pressure of training for sporting pursuits and it is understandable why many teenagers find themselves drifting away from track and field at this period in their lives. But 17-year-old Amy Hunt is taking it all in her very fast … Read more


The Ultimate Training Systems guide to warm weather training

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13/05/2019 by Becki Hall

The Ultimate Training Systems squad, usually based in Loughborough, have just returned from a very successful warm weather training camp across the pond in Long Beach, California. Lead coach, Great Britain and Jersey international Zane Duquemin, spoke to Becki Hall about what he feels are the advant … Read more


Louise Capicotto is a sport and exercise psychologist, retired GB powerlifter and athletics throws coach. Photo: Louise Capicotto.

Comebacks: The psychology of returning from injury

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18/11/2018 by Becki Hall

Injury is any sportsperson’s worst nightmare. Whether it be a little niggle that stops you training for a few days, or a major setback which prevents you competing for months on end, anyone who has experienced an injury will be in agreement that they cause anguish. However, how many athletes have gi … Read more


Mark Dry: Overcoming major surgery to be a double Commonwealth medal winner

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06/07/2018 by Becki Hall

When Mark Dry stood on the Hampden Park medal podium and let out a Braveheart-like roar, he created one of the defining images of the track programme at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Four years later, on the other side of the world, he repeated his bronze-medal winning feat in the most unlike … Read more


Juan Miguel Echevarrìa and the physics behind the perfect long jump

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21/06/2018 by Becki Hall

Just a few inches further and he would have jumped out of the pit. In fact, there is quite a strong argument to suggest that in landing at 8.83m in the long jump at the Stockholm Diamond League on June 10th, Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarria actually cut his jump short as he approached the end of the sa … Read more


Rachel Wallader on the self-coached routine that she hopes will bring Commonwealth success

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29/03/2018 by Becki Hall

It’s been a long journey to the Australian Gold Coast for British shot put champion Rachel Wallader, in more ways than one. Despite selection for both her first European Indoor and World Outdoor Championships in Belgrade and London respectively, her 2017 season was hampered by a back injury which af … Read more


Tuesday Tips: How to succeed at shot put

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13/02/2018 by Becki Hall

With a shot put personal best of 17.53m, Rachel Wallader lies 5th on the UK all-time rankings. In the latest edition of the ‘Tuesday Tips’ feature, Rachel takes some time out of her training schedule ahead of the Commonwealth Games to share her advice on how to succeed in the event. 1) ATHLETICISM “ … Read more