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Lecture Theatre B, James Graham Building, Headingley Campus, Leeds Beckett University

Churchwood Avenue

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LS16 5LF

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#TRAINBRAVE Event Leeds: The #TRAINBRAVE campaign was launched in Autumn 2018 to raise awareness of RED-S and eating disorders in sport.

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#TRAINBRAVE Leeds

At this completely free event you will hear stories from athletes, coaches and clinicians on their experiences with RED-S and eating disorders within endurance sports at all levels, from youth to recreational to elite.

We believe coming together, sharing knowledge and listening to each other is the key to creating a more open environment in which everyone can enjoy competing and training in swimming, cycling and running in a healthy, sustainable way.

This event is open to anyone with a personal or professional interest in training in running, swimming, cycling and any other sports.

Speakers:

Renee McGregor - Sports and eating disorder specialist dietitian with over 15 years experience working with elite athletes, coaches and sport science teams to provide nutritional strategies to enhance sport performance and manage eating disorders.

Tom Fairbrother - 2:34 marathon runner, iron-distance triathlete, and former eating disorder sufferer. Tom was encouraged by a coach to lose weight in order to enhance his performances, which triggered a two-year struggle with bulimia and binge eating disorder.

We will also discuss what challenges endurance sports face, why prevalence is so high, and the focus will be on creating a discussion to understand:

What are the main causes/pressures that lead athletes developing RED-S?

What are some of the warning signs and symptoms of RED-S?

What are some of the barriers that stop athletes seeking help?

What steps can athletes take to ensure they are not overtraining and under-fuelling?

What support can be provided by coaches, clubs and health professionals to reduce the prevalence of RED-S?

Due to the limited number of tickets available, if you are unable to attend, please do cancel your order to allow others to book.

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Lecture Theatre B, James Graham Building, Headingley Campus, Leeds Beckett University

Churchwood Avenue

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