Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Why I'm not a sprinter

It's seemingly not just the proportion of fast and slow twitch muscle, but:

My knees


Research carried out at Northumbria University by Professor John Manning found that symmetrical knees are a key to being a great sprinter.  The childhood symmetry project carried out in Jamaica found that Jamaican children have particularly symmetrical legs in comparison to Europeans and this predicted their willingness to sprint and their sprint times when they are adults.

So giving up any sprinting aspirations I may have been harbouring for 2014, I settled for a gentle 4 miles on the Derwent Walk to kick of the new year.

Happy New Year everyone, hope 2014 is a good one.

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