Interview

Helen Richardson Professional Hockey Player Interview

The following is an interview with Helen Richardson, who is an England and Great Britain international Hockey player. Helen became the youngest female hockey player to represent Great Britain at an Olympic Games in 2000. Since then she has accrued over 200 caps for her country.

Some of Helen’s greatest achievements include winning the World Cup bronze medal in 2010, three Commonwealth Games medals and five European bronze medals. Personal accolades include the World Player of the Year nominee and being named three times in the World All Stars Team.

Mark Oakes Natural Bodybuilder Interview

Introduction

The following is an interview with natural bodybuilder ‘The Natural Oak’ Mark Oakes.

Age – 39

Training Gym – Future Fitness in Coventry

Sponsors – Reflex Nutrition, BioCare

Full-time employment – Biomarker Team Manager for Roche Products Ltd.

Goldie Sayers Professional Athlete Interview

Introduction

The following is an interview with world class athlete Goldie Sayers, who is a British Javelin thrower. Goldie is a double Olympian - 2004 and 2008 – and has competed at the Commonwealth Games and World Championships.

 

1.What has been the best piece of advice you have received?

Success is a decision not a gift.

 

2. How important is nutrition to your success and performance?

Laurence Shahlaei Professional Strongman Interview

The following is an interview with world class strongman Laurence Shahlaei, who is a regular entrant at the World’s Strongest Man competition. Laurence who is British is renowned for his incredible leg strength especially during a squatting event.

His career highlights include finishing 4th at the 2011 World’s Strongest Man and breaking the strongman deadlift world record.

 

John Stankevitch Professional Rugby Player Interview

Introduction

The following is an interview with former professional Rugby League player John Stankevitch, who played over 150 Super League games with St Helens and Widnes Vikings before being forced to retire through a shoulder and neck injury aged just 25, in 2005. Prior to retirement, John won every team honour in the game including the Super League title (2000, 2002), World Club Challenge (2001) and Challenge Cup (2001) as well as representing Great Britain U21's and as a Full International.

 

Stefán Sölvi Pétursson Professional Strongman Interview

Introduction

The following is an interview with world class Icelandic strongman Stefán Sölvi Pétursson, who is a regular entrant at the World’s Strongest Man competition. Stefan is Iceland’s strongest man and his career highlights to date include finishing 4th at the 2010 World’s Strongest Man.

Stefan was born in 1986 and is 6 foot 5 inches tall and weighs 155kg. Please see Stefán Sölvi’s website.

 

Hannah Cockroft Athlete Interview

Introduction

Michael Vaughan Professional Cricketer Interview

Introduction

The following is an interview with world class sportsman Michael Vaughan OBE, who is a retired Cricketer. Michael was a batsman and was consistently ranked as one of the best batsmen in the world. Michael played domestically for Yorkshire and captained England.

Martyn Rooney Professional Athlete Interview

Introduction

The following is an interview with world class athlete Martyn Rooney, who is a 400m runner.

At the 2008 Beijing Olympics Martyn reached the final and finished 4th in the 4*400m relay.

He is based at Loughborough studying a foundation in Sports science and management.

 

Katharine Merry Professional Athlete Interview

Introduction

The following is an interview with world class athlete Katharine Merry, who is a retired British 400m runner. Katharine secured a Bronze medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in front of a capacity crowd of 112,000 people and in 2001 was the world number one over 400m.

Katharine now works in media and broadcasting.

 

  1. What has been the best piece of advice you have received?

“Not everyone can be the best, but everyone can try to be”- I can’t remember when who or where I heard this though.

 

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