Training the Young Athlete, Moving Through the Building Blocks Encouraging Enjoyment and Challenge

An afternoon with Renee McGregor and Martin Rush discussing how to encourage best practise and attitudes towards training in the Young Athlete.

  • Training Load
  • Monitoring Progression
  • Managing Expectations and developing a Growth Mindset
  • Optimising Growth, Bone and hormonal health
  • Fuel for thought – ensuring adequate energy for training and recovery

This workshop is suitable for parents, young athletes, coaches and health professionals working in this field.

Renee McGregor

A leading Performance and eating disorder specialist dietitian with over 15 years’ experience working in nutrition. Renee works with elite athletes, coaches and sport science teams to provide nutritional strategies to enhance sports performance and manage eating disorders.

A best-selling author of:

  • Training Food Fast Fuel books
  • Orthorexia, When Healthy Eating Goes Bad.

Renee has been invited to speak at several high profile events including Cheltenham Literature Festival, The Stylist Show and Google.


Martin Rush

Martin Rush trained as a PE teacher following a Sports Science degree, combining this with pursuing and gaining an Olympic team place in the 20Km race walk in 1992.   Martin followed this sport career with a move to work in a performance coaching and coach development role with England and British Athletics, as well as coaching individual athletes to European Championships and major Games.  He is currently Head of Coaching and Athlete Development at England Athletics and coaches a group of young athletes at Team Bath AC.  He combines an athlete centred philosophy with recognition that supporting the key individuals around the athlete, be they coach, parent, teacher or sport scientist results in better outcomes for all.   In his spare time he can often be found in the Alps either supporting ultra runners or occasionally losing himself in the wilderness.

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13 Jan 2019


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm




The Asics Store
527 Oxford St, Mayfair, London W1C 2QL, UK


Renee McGregor