Athlete Support ServicesGCAN are developing partnerships with high quality service providers in the area who can offer services to our members at a reduced rate. These include:
Regional Endurance Performance Squad
The squad is endorsed by GCAN but is an independent squad in their own right ran by two of the top coaches in the area; Brian Corbett and Robert Woodward. It aims to bring aspiring endurance athletes of a similar ability level (male - sub 38 min for 10k, female - sub 42 mins) and their coaches together on a monthly basis to help improve performance and train with like-minded athletes in the area. More information about the squad can be found in the information sheet. If you would like to take part, then please contact either Brian or Robert.
With over 25 years combined experience, the Cambridge Medical Centre provides skilled private physiotherapy, sports massage, personal training and Pilates classes. Located in Central Cambridge, Cambourne and coming soon to Sawston, the Cambridge Medical Centre will offer a 20% discount for GCAN members (excluding people who have private health care insurance).
Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Clinics
Core Cambridge offer a complete range of services for athletes & clubs - ranging from physiotherapy, injury rehabilitation and sports massage to free-weight coaching, technique analysis and year-round strength training / nutrition plans.
The ProActive Clinic is Cambridge specialist running and athletics injury clinic where we treat all problems commonly associated with top performance. The lead practitioner is Sam Boden who is an ex international distance runner having represented England and Great Britain on numerous occasions.
Sports Therapy and Injury Clinic specialising in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and sports massage. Fit for Sport Clinic will provide a 20% discount for GCAN members.
Opened in March 2009 Activate Pilates offers reformer Pilate session which bring together more traditional Pilates with circuit training exercises alongside personal training and sports massages.
The practice offers both routine chiropody and biomechanical assessments, which include the use of video gait analysis and pressure mat systems. We are able to prescribe a range of off-the-shelf and custom made insoles/orthoses.
Sports Scientist and Support in Sports Psychology Techniques
Psychology is one of the most important components in sport often influencing how we perform under pressure. Through observational work, interviews and questionnaires David is able to improve areas as concentration, confidence, controlling emotions and developing a more positive attitude. Contact David Nation on email@example.com
Higher Education Institutions
The sports science department can provide GCAN with physiological testing and support and workshops that offer academic information on an array of sport related topics.
Specialist Running Shops
Advance Performance is an award winning specialist running shop who prides themselves on their exceptional levels of service along with quality products at sensible prices. The store offers free gait analysis to ensure that you are exercising in the most suitable shoe for your unique running style, minimising your risk of injury.
Sweatshop are the official retailer for England Athletics and are the UK's largest specialist running shop, offering running shoes, clothing and accessories.
Documents and Other Resources
Slides from Dan Gordon on sport's nutrition can be viewed here.