Conference

European Endurance Conference - Achieving Excellence in Healthy Endurance Environments

  • 13.00 - 16.00
  • 12 Nov 2021 - 14 Nov 2021
  • Headingley Campus, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, LS6 3QS
European Endurance Conference - Achieving Excellence in Healthy Endurance Environments
The 2021 European Endurance Conference, part of the European Athletics Coaching Summit Series, will build on the success of previous conferences and continue the excellent opportunities for coach development.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Achieving Excellence in Healthy Endurance Environments” and will feature an impressive cast of speakers across science and practice in athletic endurance. We will provide a platform for coaches, athletes and scientists to network, collaborate and learn from each other across three days of talks and workshops.

The venue is the Headingley Campus at Leeds Beckett University, easily accessible from Britain and Europe by air, rail and car. Excellent accommodation options are available nearby, with most within easy walking distance of the campus.

European Endurance Conference - £275

Book before Friday 5 November 2021 

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British Milers Club Members (Sunday only) - £65

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Further information

If you have any questions about catering, travel or any other practical aspects of the conference, please contact Leeds Beckett Conferences & Events.

For queries about the content of the conference, contact Dr. Brian Hanley.

Speakers

Dr Andrew Renfree is Principal Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Worcester, where he teaches exercise physiology and interdisciplinary determinants of sport performance. His doctoral thesis used decision-making theory to explain the way in which exercise intensity is regulated during self-paced exercise. A former middle-distance runner himself, Andrew’s current research interests include affect-based training prescription, determinants of fatigue, and training quantification and monitoring. 

Dr Arturo Casado is a former professional middle-distance runner who specialised at 800m and 1500m, and is now a coach of international runners. As an athlete, he was European outdoor 1500m Champion in Barcelona 2010 and three times a World Championship finalist. He is currently working as a lecturer at Rey Juan Carlos University on the areas of training development and athletics, and on the Master’s programme in High Performance in Sports at the Spanish Olympic Committee. 

Brian Hanley

Dr Brian Hanley is a Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Biomechanics at Leeds Beckett University. His research is mainly on the biomechanics of distance running and race walking, as well as the pacing profiles adopted by endurance athletes. Brian led on the scientific aspects of the Biomechanics Research Projects at the IAAF World Championships in London in 2017 and the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham in 2018. 

Jordan Santos-Concejero

Dr Jordan Santos-Concejero is a researcher at the University of the Basque Country and was previously a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. His research is mainly focused on the physiology of world-class athletes and on the best training strategies to improve performance. 

Richard Blagrove

Dr Richard Blagrove is a Lecturer in Physiology at Loughborough University. Richard is an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and was previously a Director of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association. He has provided coaching support to middle- and long-distance runners for almost 15 years, including several Olympians and medallists at major international championships. 

Prof. Andy Jones is professor of Applied Physiology at the University of Exeter. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in the causes of exercise-related fatigue, respiratory physiology, and endurance sports performance physiology and nutrition. He is a former international distance runner and has served as a consultant physiologist to UK Athletics, the English Institute of Sport, the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, and Nike. 

Prof. Sue Backhouse is Director of Research in the Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University. Over the last 15 years, Sue has undertaken collaborative research to develop a better understanding of doping behaviour from multiple perspectives. Sue serves as a member of the WADA Social Science Research Expert Advisory Group and is co-founder of the Clean Sport Alliance.

Dr Andrew Renfree is Principal Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Worcester, where he teaches exercise physiology and interdisciplinary determinants of sport performance. His doctoral thesis used decision-making theory to explain the way in which exercise intensity is regulated during self-paced exercise. A former middle-distance runner himself, Andrew’s current research interests include affect-based training prescription, determinants of fatigue, and training quantification and monitoring. 

Dr Arturo Casado is a former professional middle-distance runner who specialised at 800m and 1500m, and is now a coach of international runners. As an athlete, he was European outdoor 1500m Champion in Barcelona 2010 and three times a World Championship finalist. He is currently working as a lecturer at Rey Juan Carlos University on the areas of training development and athletics, and on the Master’s programme in High Performance in Sports at the Spanish Olympic Committee. 

Dr Brian Hanley is a Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Biomechanics at Leeds Beckett University. His research is mainly on the biomechanics of distance running and race walking, as well as the pacing profiles adopted by endurance athletes. Brian led on the scientific aspects of the Biomechanics Research Projects at the IAAF World Championships in London in 2017 and the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham in 2018. 

Brian Hanley

Dr Jordan Santos-Concejero is a researcher at the University of the Basque Country and was previously a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. His research is mainly focused on the physiology of world-class athletes and on the best training strategies to improve performance. 

Jordan Santos-Concejero

Dr Richard Blagrove is a Lecturer in Physiology at Loughborough University. Richard is an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and was previously a Director of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association. He has provided coaching support to middle- and long-distance runners for almost 15 years, including several Olympians and medallists at major international championships. 

Richard Blagrove

Prof. Andy Jones is professor of Applied Physiology at the University of Exeter. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in the causes of exercise-related fatigue, respiratory physiology, and endurance sports performance physiology and nutrition. He is a former international distance runner and has served as a consultant physiologist to UK Athletics, the English Institute of Sport, the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, and Nike. 

Prof. Sue Backhouse is Director of Research in the Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University. Over the last 15 years, Sue has undertaken collaborative research to develop a better understanding of doping behaviour from multiple perspectives. Sue serves as a member of the WADA Social Science Research Expert Advisory Group and is co-founder of the Clean Sport Alliance.

Important Information

Headingley is just three miles outside the centre of Leeds. Our campus is located within 100 acres of parkland, in perfect contrast to the bustling city, so if it is a nice day you can get out and stretch your legs while you are on campus.

You can get to us from Leeds City Centre via the Otley Road/Woodhouse Lane but please be aware this road is a commuter route and gets very busy at peak times.

 

Arriving by car

Leeds has good motorway links from the M1, M62 and M621 and our Headingley Campus is close to the outer ring road (A6120).


Arriving by public transport

Leeds Train Station is well served by several major rail routes. From there you can get a train to Headingley Train Station or a bus from Leeds City Centre. Headingley Campus is very well connected to the city by a number of regularly running buses.

Hotels

With the exception of the Mercure Leeds Parkway, all of the following hotels are within walking distance of Headingley Campus

Village Hotel, North Leeds
Use code 'LEBKT' when you book for:

  • 10% off your room rate
  • 25% off breakfast (usually £7.50)
  • Complementary car parking (usually £5 per day)
  • Leisure access  (usually £5 per day)
  • Wi-Fi

Flexible cancellation is available up to 7pm the night before you arrive.

Weetwood Hall
Accommodation with breakfast, discounted rates:

  • Mon - Thurs (Standard - £80; Superior - £90)
  • Fri - Sun (Standard - £76; Superior - £86)

Call 0113 230 6000 to book. Speak to Reservations and quote ‘Leeds Beckett’ to receive the discount.

Premier Inn, Headingley

Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel 
Call 0113 361 1812 (option 1) or email reservations@mercureleeds.co.uk to make reservations, by quoting unique reference: “LEED121121”.

You will be asked to provide card details to guarantee the booking; individual cancellation policy of 28 days prior to day of arrival, as advised.

The lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Headingley Lodge

Ascot Grange Hotel

All refreshments will be included, including:

  • Coffee and tea breaks
  • Lunches on Saturday and Sunday
  • An informal dinner on the Friday evening (one drink will be included - beer, wine or soft drink)
  • A gala dinner (casual dress) on the Saturday evening (a welcome drink and Half a bottle of wine per person included).

All other alcoholic drinks will be an additional charge and can be purchased at the bars provided on the Friday and Saturday evenings.