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Preparing for Raid '17...

Preparing for Raid ’17…

Sports Science experts from Swansea University put the Raid 17 team through gruelling fitness tests in the labs at the University’s Bay Campus.

The Sports Science team led by Prof Liam Kilduff, Dr Kelly Mackintosh and Dr Melitta McNarry are helping prepare the Raid 17 team for the 720km coast-to-coast bike ride across the Pyrenees in September which will be a true demonstration of rehabilitation through adventure.

Lee Trundle, Swansea City Football Club ambassador, came along to support the team and chat to them about the challenge which will see them climb at least 36,000ft of hill and mountain – higher than Everest!

The team also attended a Sports Psychology seminar given by David Shearer from the University of South Wales and a Nutrition Seminar given by Olivia Busby from Sport Wales.

The School of Sports and Exercise Science at Swansea University is one of the top-rated departments in the UK and we are proud and privileged to have their support.

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