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MAR 2014 // ISSUE 39

CRICKET MATCH SCHEDULING RUSSIAN ROULETTE

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ALL ABOUT ALTITUDE

4 FEATURE ARTICLES

POLE VAULT

SMASHING RECORDS

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EDITOR’S LETTER

IT’S BEEN AN EVENTFUL MONTH, HAVING JUST COME BACK FROM JA PROJECT ALTITUDE WHERE, WITH THE HELP OF OUR GREAT SPONSORS, WE PROVIDED A TRAINING CAMP FOR SOME OF OUR TOP ATHLETES. WE CAME BACK TO COMPETITION WEEK AND WITH GREAT SUCCESS. ELOISE SMASHED A B-QUALIFYER FOR COMMONWEALTH GAMES SELECTION AND THEN OUR SURF LIFE SAVERS DOMINATED AT THE NSW STATE TITLES BOTH IN THE NIPPERS AND OPENS. SO PROUD OF EVERYONE. THIS MONTH’S COVER IMAGE IS NOT ONLY A GREAT SHOT, BUT IT’S WHAT IT REPRESENTS TO ME THAT MAKES IT SO SPECIAL. ALI NAJEM (LEFT) WON U19 & OPEN GOLD AT THE STATE TITLES LAST WEEKEND. THE EFFORT AND COMMITMENT HE PUT INTO THIS AFTER HE ALMOST DIED IN A CAR CRASH LAST YEAR, THE UPS AND DOWNS HE’S GONE THROUGH, THE DILIGENCE AND CONSISTENCY HE’S DEMONSTRATED IN TRAINING AND RACING MEANS HE DESERVED EVERYTHING HE GOT. NEXT TO HIM IS MITCH PALMER, WHO NEEDED A FULL KNEE RECONSTRUCTION THROUGH THE WINTER, AND WASN’T EVEN SURE IF HE’S BE ABLE TO RUN THIS YEAR, WON HIS FIRST INDIVIDUAL STATE RUNNING MEDAL WITH A REALLY HARD FOUGHT THIRD. HE WORKED SO HARD TO REHAB HIS KNEE AND TO SEE HIM THIS HAPPY AFTER GETTING THIRD AND TO BE UP ON THE PODIUM WITH HIS GREAT MATE ALI WAS GOLD FOR ME. AND THEN THERE IS ELLY O’DONOGHUE, WHO BEGGED HER MOTHER TO LET HER TRAIN WITH US FROM AROUND THE AGE OF 6 OR 7. I’VE BEEN WAITING MANY YEARS FOR HER TO GET OLD ENOUGH TO COMPETE IN THE 2KM UNDER 15’S. IN HER FIRST SENIOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, ELLY CAME 3RD IN THE U15 AT AGE 13. SHE’S ALWAYS HAPPY AT TRAINING AND PUTS IN A GREAT EFFORT, NEVER WITH ANY EXCUSES. I AM SO PLEASED FOR THEM ALL AND THEY GOT WHAT THEY DESERVED.


The JA Altitude Training Camp Touring Party, with Major Sponsors Andrew Valacas and George Gourlas (centre) from Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar Cronulla.


CONTENTS

6 PROJECT ALTITUDE Jock Campbell

18 TRAINING HIGH:

WHY IT WORKS FOR ME Eloise Wellings

22 ALTITUDE TRAINING:

A SWIMMER’S PERSPECTIVE Craig Stevens

EZINE BRAINS TRUST PUBLISHER Jock Athletic EDITORS Jock Campbell / Melissa Campbell ART DIRECTOR/DESIGN Kiss the Sky ADVERTISING/PRODUCTION Melissa Campbell 4

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28 MATCH SCHEDULING:

A BOWLER’S RUSSIAN ROULETTE Jock Campbell

34 POLE VAULT:

WORLD RECORD BROKEN Peter Hadfield OAM

38 ATHLETE NEWS Jock Athletic

CONTRIBUTORS Dan Atkins, Jock Campbell, Peter Colagiuri, Empirica Research, Rebecca Gawthorne, Peter Hadfield, Melissa Campbell, Eloise Wellings


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LATE LAST YEAR I WAS TALKING WITH SUPER MUM AND ONE OF OUR ATHLETES ELOISE WELLINGS, OR ELZY TO US, ABOUT ALTITUDE TRAINING. ELZY TOLD ME SHE WAS STILL PAYING OFF ALL THE CAMPS THAT HAD BEEN A MAJOR PART OF HER LONDON OLYMPIC CAMPAIGN FROM 2011 TO 2012. TO CLARIFY THIS EL HAS BEEN ONE OF OUR MOST SUCCESSFUL 5K AND 10K RUNNERS IN AUSTRALIA OVER THE PAST 10-12 YEARS, AND UNFORTUNATELY IN AUSTRALIA THERE IS NOT MUCH FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OR FINANCIAL FUTURE FOR GOOD FEMALE OR MALE DISTANCE RUNNERS. SO I THOUGHT, I BET I COULD GET OUR GREAT COMPANY SPONSORS, MADE UP OF MOSTLY LOCAL BUSINESS TO SPONSOR A TRAINING CAMP FOR ATHLETES LIKE ELOISE.

THIS IS HOW THE JA ALTITUDE PROJECT WAS BORN.

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I started to wonder which other of our athletes it would be good for and what would we need, accommodation wise, food, etc. I hadn’t been to the NSW Snowy Mountains since ‘96 or ‘97 when I took a bunch of uni students for a training camp to Jindabyne, but I had taken number of cricket training camps in the High Veldt in South Africa which I had loved and saw great value in. But first a note about the sponsors. That afternoon in November, as I was travelling to an Australia A cricket game in Tasmania, I set the wheels in motion and started ringing our sponsors. And what a great response they gave. I rang George Gourlas from Crust Cronulla and he said Yes immediately, send me the details, but we’re in. I sent our great mate Chanh le Huy an email from Adidas Eyewear and rang him the next day. Without hesitation he asked me what I needed and that they’re on board. Tim Freeburn from HYDR8 Zero, a great new Performance Water, gave me exactly the same response. I was so proud of them, they’ve all been so good to us as a small company over the years and we at Jock Athletic are so happy for their continued support. They all have been so generous and most importantly it’s great to be in partnership with such great people.

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some physiological advantage. The camp went for one-week duration, as that’s all we could fit in with competition tight either side. It was a great success. It’s a magic spot up in our mountains, fantastic trails to run, a great facility at Sport & Rec in Jindabyne for our track work, and High Country Fitness owned and run by two time Olympian, moguls Skier Manuela Berchtold, has a well equipped gym jam-packed full of goodness and accepted us with open arms. Great facilities, great location and a great atmosphere, we’ll be back! The best thing we did was bring our resident ‘food sergeant’ Dee McCarthy as our head chef. She was unbelievable. The food 5 star quality, the boys were happy- hard training, and lots of food, how could you go wrong. If Mitch and Rory don’t grow up to be great athletes, they could represent their countries in food eating, both brilliant on the fang! Another great concept was bringing our longterm athlete, Dux of her year at university for Physiotherapy and one of the best up and coming sports Physios I know, Ciaran Williams, to look after our ‘delicate’ athletes. Again she was priceless on tour and a must for our next trip. And of course thanks to my brother Angus for organizing the accommodation at the ski lodge he’s a member of, it was brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

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Team touring party ELOISE WELLINGS: Olympic 5k & 10k runner trying to run a Commonwealth games 5km qualifying time 9 months after having a baby LAURA JAMES: Blackmore’s Running Festival Half Marathon Champion 2013 – preparing for Commonwealth Games Marathon Qualification. ALI NAJEM: Dual State Champion SLSC & Dual National Silver medalist Surf Lifesaving preparing for State & National Surf Lifesaving Titles in the 2km Beach run AUDREY AMIYA-HALL: Previous U19 state champion 2km Beach run, Junior Australian Mountain Running Australian Team Member, NSW X Country Nationals Team member. Preparing for Australian Mountain Running Titles. Recently secured a running scholarship to the University of Florida. MITCHELL PALMER: Surf Lifesaving 2km Beach run hopeful. In 2013 selected as one of Scott Morrison MP’s touring party to the Black Cat trail in PNG. Talented runner, ski paddler and committed Volunteer Surf Life Saver. RORY DARKINS: Former U19 NZ International Cricketer. In Australia for match fitness and injury rehabilitation. CIARAN WILLIAMS: Multiple State Medalist in Surf Life Saving, travelling with the squad as sports physiotherapist. DEE MCCARTHY: Tour Food Sergeant and chef, very keen runner and age group place getter in The Wanda X-Treme 6 2014 JOCK CAMPBELL: Team Captain and genius

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able to do this for our athletes free of charge.

Altitude: What & Why In sports science we always talk about living high (at altitude), and training low (sea level) as being the best option to get the best benefits of altitude. Why? Because you get the physical adaptations of living at altitude, where there is less oxygen in the air, so your body fights hard to create better systems to use the limited oxygen, but by training low there is no reduction in the amount, intensity or speed of training you currently do, i.e., you get physical improvement of your energy systems without any disruptions to training. This is tough to do unless you have a helicopter, great funding and a lot of time. Several of the top athletes around the world attend training camps at altitude. Amateurs in Australia have limited options, so by living at Perisher, doing some training up at 17002050m and the more intense sessions at 900m in Jindabyne we saw this as the best and most economical option. Even to have our athletes come away and spend a week training with no distractions and extra time to practice recovery techniques, eat the right food, bond together, and get extra sleep was absolute gold. A week away to train like professionals was priceless and thanks to Jock Athletic and our great sponsors we were 12

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The Results Less than a week after the camp finished, these athletes were set for competition. I’ll let you out there judge whether the camp was successful: ELOISE WELLINGS: ran a season’s best of 15.26 for 5km, a Commonwealth games B qualifying time, 4 days after the altitude camp. She smashed her previous race time by 50 seconds. LAURA JAMES: 5km PB 4 days after the altitude camp. ALI NAJEM: won double Gold State Titles in the 2km Beach run, running the open event only 40 minutes after the U19 race, 5 days after the altitude camp. MITCH PALMER: won his first ever State Surf Lifesaving medal in the 2km Beach Run, coming 3rd, 5 days after returning from the camp. AUDREY AMIYA HALL: ran a 10km PB 7 days after returning from altitude to win the Brooks Port Macquarie 10k race in 36mins. RORY DARKINS: Ran his best time for a 2km Time Trial in over a year.

Stay tuned for Jock Athletic Altitude Project 2.0, coming soon.


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MEET THE SPONSORS

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Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar Cronulla are avid supporters of a number of local events and athletes, including the Cronulla Sharks Rugby League club. They have been major sponsors of Jock Athletic for several years, for which we a truly grateful. HYDR8 Zero collaborated with Jock Campbell to produce an electrolyte-enhanced sports drink with ZERO sugar & ZERO carbs. Already great supporters of athletes in NZ, HYDR8 Zero did not hesitate to show their support for our Altitude training program. Headed up by local business man Tony Hindle, T-Bone Media is a successful creative digital agency and the brains behind some of Australia’s best known brand names. T-Bone is currently re-developing Jock Athletic’s web and social media strategies and are great supporters of our work and athletes. Sean Tindale & Runnulla’s support of this Altitude Training Camp was a natural extension for the support they have always offered to Jock Athletic, sporting teams, events and athletes in the local community. They offer our athletes great discounts on products, so get down there. Evolution Healthcare are a leading provider of healthcare services in Australia, and in particular the Southern Sydney Region. They made an immediate decision to support the Altitude Training Camp for the benefit of up and coming local athletes – which includes one of their very own employees, Laura James. Not only the best sports eyewear on the market, but amazing supporters of Jock Athletic. Represented by Chanh le Huy, Adidas Eyewear showed no hesitation in getting involved to support our training camp and MARCH 2014

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About altitude 1. High altitude is considered above 3000m 2. Perisher ranges from 1720m in the valley to 2054m on top of the mountain & considered low to moderate altitude 3. Australia’s highest peak is Kosciusko 2288m 4. 2500m is considered optimum for training camps, whilst doing your intense sessions as close to sea level as possible 5. The maximum benefit of altitude training usually last for 2-3 weeks with benefits however stretching out to 4 weeks. 6. The benefits can be lengthened by the use of altitude masks, nitrogen tents or houses or training in hypoxic chambers on return although not as effective as staying at altitude

7. Physiological improvements come mostly through an increase in red blood cell production & increase blood concentration of oxygen carrying cells stimulated by lower levels of oxygen in the air at altitude (hypoxic air) 8. This leads to increased endurance during exercise 9. Potential improvements in running economy and more efficient waste product buffering within the muscles have also been shown 10. Important to note individuals respond very differently, with regards to improvements, length of time to adapt and how long they carry the benefits for.

JOCK CAMPBELL IS A SPORTS SCIENTIST, ELITE STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH & LEVEL 3 ATHLETICS COACH. FROM 2000 -2005 JOCK WAS THE HEAD STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CRICKET TEAM. FOR MORE ON JOCK, CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITE JOCKATHLETIC.COM OR EMAIL EZINE@JOCKATHLETIC.COM

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MY FIRST EXPERIENCE AT ALTITUDE WAS WHEN I WAS ON A JUNIOR CAMP AT AGE 14 AT FALLS CREEK. ON MY FIRST RUN ON THE MOUNTAIN ONE OF THE COACHES POINTED OUT CLAIR FEARNLY. A COMMONWEALTH GAMES REPRESENTATIVE, CLAIR WAS A SENIOR RUNNER THAT I LOOKED UP TO. HE SAID “SHE’S DOING A 10KM TEMPO RUN CLOSE TO RACE PACE... JUST START OUT WITH HER AND SEE HOW LONG YOU CAN STAY WITH HER”. DANGEROUS ADVICE TO A YOUNG, WIDE EYED, RECKLESS JUNIOR.

I felt good to start and stayed on Clair’s heals until about 4km when I started to get dizzy and almost passed out. Still feeling woozy I managed to slowly jog back along the trail towards the carpark where we’d started and where the coaches were waiting... Upon seeing my pale complexion, the coach said “Yeah it normally takes a few days to adapt before you can go at race pace”. Thanks a bloody lot! I’ve remembered that day every time I’ve trained at altitude because you need to respect those first few days where your body is adapting to the lack of oxygen.

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I know it works. Both of my PBs have been right off a stint at altitude- my 5000m PB of 14.54mins was after 10 days in the Swiss ski village of St. Moritz, one of my favourite places to train. And the other, my 10,000m PB (31.41) run a month after training in Mt. Laguna, California. After training in the thin air, I generally feel stronger. I feel like I’ve got another gear that I didn’t have before. Running at sea level after a stint at high altitude is bliss because it just feels so much easier. The week we spent at Perisher Valley with Jock Athletic, having not been there for training before, it was good to explore some new trails and break new ground. There’s also an athletics track there which was great to do our faster workouts on.

I WOULD REGARD ALTITUDE TRAINING AS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTORS IN GETTING ME INTO PEAK CONDITION AS AN ATHLETE. BUT IT COMES WITH A COST! THERE’S THE LOGISTICS OF DRIVING UP TO 9 HOURS TO GET TO THE CAMP, THE PACKING, THE ORGANISING, THE SOCIAL SACRIFICE OF BEING APART FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS - IT ALL ADDS UP. NOT TO MENTION THE FINANCIAL BURDEN. BUT WE DO IT BECAUSE WE LOVE IT!... AND I KNOW IT WORKS!


ELOISE WELLINGS IS AN OLYMPIC 10,000M AND Thankfully and gratefully we had some amazing support from local sponsors that gave us a budget for the camp in Perisher. This meant that all of the financial pressure was taken away and we could solely focus on training.

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ALTITUDE TRAINING A SWIMMER’S PERSPECTIVE CRAIG STEVENS


I WAS VERY FORTUNATE THROUGH SWIMMING TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL TO MANY PLACES AROUND THE WORLD BOTH TRAINING AND COMPETING. PART OF THE TRAINING INVOLVED GOING TO CAMPS AT HIGH ALTITUDE AND WHILST THESE WERE THE TOUGHEST TRIPS OF ALL, THEY WERE ALSO THE MOST REWARDING.

My first experience was when I was 16 and our club group went to the pool at Thredbo. The training was definitely tougher than it was at sea level, taking a day or two to adjust both physically and mentally but we all trained hard as a group and got lots out of. Also it was a late snow season so being the end of September it wasn’t usual to have that much snow. So we were given the opportunity to go going skiing one day....Let’s just say I’ve never skied again!! The next time I went to altitude was in Colorado Springs. This was a WHOLE different experience and one that still haunts me to this day. We were at a height of about 2100m compared to Thredbo which is around 1500 above sea level. The trip involved being away for 3 and a half weeks and we had a training routine which I had never done before. We would do a 3/3/2/3/3/2/day off weekly cycle. Which was 3 sessions a day on the Monday and Tuesday, 2 on Wednesday, 3 sessions 24

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on Thursday and Friday, and 2 on Saturday. Finally a day off on Sunday. These were only pool sessions. Our gym sessions slotted in between.

THERE WAS ONLY A SMALL GROUP OF US AND WE WENT THROUGH HELL. BUT THIS MADE YOU A BETTER ATHLETE. THE AMOUNT OF MENTAL AND PHYSICAL PAIN YOU WENT THROUGH WAS EXCRUCIATING TO SAY THE LEAST, SLEEPING BETWEEN SESSIONS AND WAKING UP NOT KNOWING WHAT TIME OF DAY IT WAS. MYSELF AND IAN THORPE WERE THE 2 MALE DISTANCES SWIMMERS AND WE COVERED 300KMS IN THE POOL DURING THIS CAMP.

But from all the hard work we went through we had a ball, we went to a Baseball game in Colorado, went to the movies, did some shopping and got out and about and saw as much as we could. This was what those trips were about. Working hard and sharing a close bond with your training partners, learning and pushing each other at the same time. Over the years that I swam I also trained twice at Flagstaff


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in Arizona and also went to Toluca in Mexico. The same thing happened in these trips. We went away for 3 weeks trained hard got a lot out of it and got to see what it was like to live and train in another country or another part of Australia. RESULTS COMING OFF ALTITUDE VARIED FOR ME AND IT’S HARD TO SAY WETHER IT WORKED OR

work. Going away and training outside your usual environment always seems to push you that little but more. Adding in the element of Altitude makes you have to dig that little bit deeper. But when you are standing behind the blocks or about to compete in whatever it is you’ve trained for, the only thing you want to be thinking is that you have no regrets and that you’ve done everything possible in order to achieve greatness.

DIDN’T WORK. WHAT I FOUND WAS THAT I RACED REALLY WELL STRAIGHT OFF COMING BACK BUT WHEN OUR MAIN EVENT THAT YEAR WAS A FEW MONTHS AFTER WE GOT BACK THEN MY RESULTS WERE NOT AS GOOD. Colorado being my first big trip when I was 19 was in the lead up to the 1999 Pan Pacs, we had a distance camp in Noosa not long after getting back and I went my fastest 3000 that I ever swum. I went a 31.30 and pushed Grant Hackett all the way to the end. That year I went a 15.15 for my 1500 and 9 years later even though I was swimming 22sec faster for my 1500 couldn’t get near that 3000 time again. Another time in 2004 after Flagstaff during our Athens training phase we raced the Janet Evans meet in Long Beach and I did a big PB for my 800. But after a couple more months of training was only able to achieve 15.09 in the heats of Athens and 15.13 in the final which were both slower than my trials time of 15.03. With everything, training is putting in the hard work and then reaping the rewards of that

CRAIG STEVENS IS A FORMER OLYMPIAN AND COMMONWEALTH GAMES ATHLETE, SPECIALISING IN THE 400M, 800M AND 1500M FREESTYLE EVENTS. HE IS NOW HEAD COACH OF THE ELITE SQUAD AT SANS SOUCI LEISURE CENTRE.


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FIRSTLY, CAN I JUST SAY, IT WAS AN OUTSTANDING SUMMER FOR THE AUSSIES AND A VERY WELL DONE TO MICHAEL CLARKE’S AUSTRALIAN TEAM AND COACH DARREN “BOOFA” LEHMANN AND HIS SUPPORT STAFF. THEY BEAT THE POMS AT HOME 5 NIL, THEN TOOK ON SOUTH AFRICA IN THEIR OWN HOME, THE NUMBER ONE TEAM IN THE WORLD, WHO CHANGED THE NORMAL CONDITIONS OF THE PITCHES AFTER THE FIRST TEST TO TRY AND COMBAT MITCH JOHNSON, AND STILL WON! HATS OFF TO YOU BOYS FASCINATING CRICKET AND A RELENTLESS PERFORMANCE FORM OUR GUYS.

The disappointing side of things has come from cricket administrators who agreed to 3 back-to-back to back test matches after a very difficult summer. Let me explain why.

Cricket administrators playing Russian Roulette with Bowlers It is very well known that back-to-back tests increase dramatically the risk of injury to fast bowlers. These statistics have been 30

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determined by Cricket Australia’s own medical stats which they have been recording for over 15 years. In fact they show that

A FAST BOWLER IS 86% MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER AN INJURY IN BACK TO BACK TESTS THAN IN STAND ALONE TESTS. ARE YOU GETTING THE PICTURE YET? IN TRIPLE BACK TO BACK TESTS, I DON’T KNOW THE STATS BECAUSE NOT TOO MANY TIMES HAVE ADMINISTRATORS BEEN DUMB ENOUGH TO ALLOW IT, BUT IN SOUTH AFRICA, IT HAPPENED AGAIN. Who agrees to this? Step forward and sack yourself, it’s not good enough! Every time there’s an injury to any cricketer, and in particular the fast bowlers, there is a Royal Commission-style inquisition directed at the bowling coaches, physios, strength & conditioners and players, yet funnily enough never at the administrators that set this scheduling. No excuses are accepted from players or staff, yet we get “best endeavours” and “it’s difficult scheduling packed international season” excuses from up high. Well I’ve grown tired of this incompetence. Really, we all know it’s to allow for IPL to fit in, just no one will say it.


Back to back tests Back-to-back tests are considered test matches where there are only 3 days in between each match. To schedule these are inexcusable. Triple back-to-back tests, someone needs to be sacked for risking the biggest test draw cards the game currently have, the likes of Steyn, Johnson and Harris – it’s criminal. We’ve already had Nathan Bracken trying to sue Cricket Australia for medical mismanagement, all 3 of the World’s best bowlers mentioned before suffered some form of injury through this 3 test series in South Africa, and it wont surprise me if down the track, given what the Cricket Boards know, there’s not more of these law suits. After Australia lost most of it’s bowling attack for the deciding Test against South Africa in Perth a couple of seasons back I brought up the same problem, and how earlier we played triple back to back tests in Sri Lanka and that I hoped it would never happen again. I am shocked this has been allowed to happen again, but unfortunately not surprised.

CRICKET COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD KNOW THE CONSEQUENCES OF SUCH SCHEDULING YET CONTINUE TO PUT REVENUE MAKING AND IPL FIRST AND PLAYER WELFARE SECOND.

BELOW IS THE LIST OF INJURED BOWLERS FROM THE RECENT AUSTRALIAN TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA. YOU CAN DECIDE IF THIS IS ACCEPTABLE. • RYAN HARRIS: knee and hip (requires operation) • DALE STEYN: hamstring • PETER SIDDLE: clearly something wrong with his pace this season having dropped from mid 140’s last year to in the second test in South Africa the 120’s. Dropped or injured out of the 3rd Test • WAYNE PARNELL: Leg soft tissue injury • RYAN McCLAREN: Impact injury • MITCHELL JOHNSON: clearly something not right, missing the T20 series and coming off in the last test for some running repairs.

JOCK CAMPBELL IS A SPORTS SCIENTIST, ELITE STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH & LEVEL 3 ATHLETICS COACH. FROM 2000 -2005 JOCK WAS THE HEAD STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CRICKET TEAM. FOR MORE ON JOCK, CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITE JOCKATHLETIC.COM OR EMAIL EZINE@JOCKATHLETIC.COM

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IN KEEPING WITH THE “ALTITUDE” THEME FOR THIS ISSUE AND THE FACT THAT I HAVE NEVER DONE A TRAINING SESSION AT ALTITUDE, A REPORT ON THE MAN WHO HAS JUST ACHIEVED THE HIGHEST ALTITUDE IN HISTORY ON THE ATHLETICS TRACK SEEMED APPROPRIATE.

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FRENCH POLE VAULTER RENAUD LAVILLENIE HAS JUST SET A NEW INDOOR WORLD RECORD OF 6.16 METRES IN THE POLE VAULT STARS MEETING IN DONETSK, UKRAINE.

THE 27-YEAR-OLD IS THE REIGNING OLYMPIC, EUROPEAN AND WORLD INDOOR CHAMPION. Lavillenie cleared the world record height comfortably on his first attempt before going on to have one try at 6.21m. The Frenchman had given notice that he was ready to have a serious attempt on the world record when he went over 6.08m at his last meeting, in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz, just two weeks prior.

LAVILLENIE BETTERED THE PREVIOUS INDOOR WORLD RECORD OF 6.15 BY ONE CENTIMETRE SET BY LEGENDARY UKRAINIAN POLE VAULTER SERGEY BUBKA, IN BUBKA’S HOME TOWN OF DONETSK. BUBKA WAS SITTING IN THE STANDS AS HE WATCHED HIS 21 YEAR OLD WORLD MARK BEING BETTERED IN THE SAME MEET AND IN THE SAME STADIUM WHERE HE SET THE MARK.

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Bubka still holds the outdoor world record of 6.14 metres. Bubka’s athletic record is extraordinary. He was twice named Athlete of the Year by Track & Field News and in 2012 was one of 24 athletes inducted as inaugural members of the International Association of Athletics Federations Hall of Fame. He won six consecutive IAAF World Championships from 1983, was the Olympic gold medalist in Seoul in 1988 and broke the world record for men’s pole vaulting 35 times


(17 outdoor and 18 indoor records). He set his first world record of 5.85m in 1984 and was the first pole vaulter to clear 6.00 metres. The fact that Levillenie broke the record of such an iconic athlete is incredible, especially when you compare their natural talents. Bubka was blessed with exceptional speed (his PB is 10.3 for 100m), Lavillenie’s natural abilities seem to be a little more moderate with a 100m PB of 11.04 and a best long jump of 7.37m. Lavillenie has even competed in a Decathlon scoring 6676 at a combined events meet in Talence, France in September 2013 which again is not a reflection of amazing natural athletic gifts. Lavillenie is a testament to maximising your potential. His technique is superb and reflects a history of hard work and attention to detail, combined with a level of strength and power which has enabled him to soar to the greatest height ever achieved in the pole vault.

PETER HADFIELD OAM IS AN OLYMPIAN WHO REPRESENTED AUSTRALIA IN TWO OLYMPIC GAMES AND TWO COMMONWEALTH GAMES, WINNING A COMMONWEALTH GAMES SILVER MEDAL BEHIND OLYMPIC CHAMPION AND WORLD RECORD HOLDER DALEY THOMPSON. AS WELL AS WORKING AS A TV AND RADIO COMMENTATOR AND MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, PETER PROVIDES TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR SPORTING TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS.


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