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Our research findings are disseminated throughout a number of publications so that our findings and innovative ideas can be developed further by the international research community.

WRaP is an online catalogue of material produced by members of the University and contains details of articles, conference papers, book chapters and publications.

The tortoise or hare?

Endurance athletes work hard to improve their performance, spending countless hours training, ensuring good nutrition, and curtailing social activities to ensure good sleep. Unfortunately, much of this hard work is wasted during competition. The simple reason is that they fail to pace themselves appropriately.

Andy Renfree, senior lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Worcester, is researching pacing strategies for optimal performance and his work was recently reported in Athletics Weekly magazine. Click the thumbnail below for the full article.

Graduate Journal of Sport, Exercise and Physical Education Research

GJSEPER is an expert-reviewed journal edited by the University of Worcester that celebrates excellence in student-led research and intends to become the journal of choice for student research in sport, exercise and PE.

Recent publications

Kohe, G.Z. (2017) Running with the ball?: Making a play for sport heritage archives in Higher Education, International Journal of Heritage Studies DOI: 10.1080/13527258.2017.1378910

Purdy, L.G., Kohe, G.Z & Paulauskas, R. (2017) Coaches as sports workers: Professional agency within the employment context of elite European basketball, Sport, Education & Society, 1-13

Faulkner, Steve and Ferguson, Richard and Gerrett, Nicola and Hupperets, Martin and Hodder, Simon and Havenith, George(2013) Reducing Muscle Temperature Drop Post Warm-up Improves Sprint Cycling Performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.

Hill, Colin (2013) The acute effect of whole-body vibration on cycling peak power output. Journal of Science and Cycling, 2 (1). pp. 40-44. ISSN 2254-7053

Renfree, Andrew and St Clair Gibson, Alan (2013) Influence of Different Performance Levels on Pacing Strategy During the Female World Championship Marathon Race. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 8 (3). pp. 279-285.

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