Sunday 10th February 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm
St John's College
26-27 Magdalene Street
Sunday 17th February 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm
London City Runners Clubhouse
130 Druid Street
In December we launched the #TRAINBRAVE campaign in London, with more than 100 runners, cyclists, coaches, clubs and health professionals in attendance. You can find out more about the event here.
We are now launching a series of #TRAINBRAVE events across the UK, and first up are Cambridge, and a second event in London.
At these completely free events you will hear stories from athletes, coaches and clinicians on their experiences with RED-s and eating disorders within endurance sports at all levels, from youth to recreational to elite.
We will also discuss what challenges endurance sports face, why prevalence is so high, and the focus will be on creating a discussion to understand:
What are the main causes/pressures that lead athletes developing RED-S?
What are some of the warning signs and symptoms of RED-S?
What are some of the barriers that stop athletes seeking help?
What steps can athletes take to ensure they are not overtraining and under-fuelling?
What support can be provided by coaches, clubs and health professionals to reduce the prevalence of RED-S?
We believe coming together, sharing knowledge and listening to each other is the key to creating a more open environment in which everyone can enjoy competing and training in swimming, cycling and running in a healthy, sustainable way.
Thanks to the support of London City Runners and who have provided their venue so that this event can be completely free to attend.
Sports and eating disorder specialist dietitian
Sports endocrinologist, BASEM