We have partnered up with the University of Newcastle with the aim to bring you a variety of free programs to assist you with your training and at the same time get some high quality guinea pigs for performance testing 🙂
Here is the first program:
All solo entrants of the Shimano MTB GP Round 4 (Ourimbah MTB Park, Wyong NSW) hosted by Rocky Trail Entertainment and supported by the Central Coast/Wyong Shire Council will be eligible to receive a free performance testing session with the University of Newcastle (UoN) sport science department. This opportunity is available to male and female entrants aged between 18-50yo who enter a solo category of this event.
However, to ensure safety, athletes will be required to complete a health screening form prior to testing.
The testing session includes power profiling, VO2 assessment and other tests (normally costing approximately $200-300 at institutes), providing participants with valuable information. For athletes who choose to also participate in future tests with UoN and Rocky Trail, it will be a great way to monitor how your training is impacting on your performance.
How does it all work?
- Following completion of entry, participants will simply need to contact Andrew Novak (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the University of Newcastle Ourimbah campus to organise a day/time for the session.
- No cost or future commitment is required from athletes and they will be provided with all of their individual data.
- Participants will be asked if they would like to contribute their anonymised data to research studies that are aiming to improve the training methods of cross-country athletes.
- While the testing is being provided free of charge, places will be limited so be sure to contact Andrew as soon as you have completed your race entry to secure a place.
Round 4 is supported by the Central Coast Wyong Shire Council.