Those of us that love sport, live it and breathe it. We feel it. It reaches deep down into our body and soul, and elicits every emotion imaginable: from despair to elation, from vulnerability to anger. Whether we’re playing sport, coaching it, watching it, listening to it, or reading about it, our emotions drive our every response and relentlessly keep us coming back for more.
This is a podcast that explores twelve key emotions with some stellar sporting names, and uncovers just how those feelings affected their careers, both as a motivation, and as a limitation. It is a journey into the emotional psyche of some Britain’s most talented, most successful, most articulate sportsmen and women.
RUNNING ON EMOTION is an Auddy Production – researched, written, produced and hosted by Alastair Eykyn.
Special thanks to all of our guests on the show.
Host: Alastair Eykyn
Series Producer: Andrew Sampson
Sound Editor: Norman Goodman
Album Art: Nicole Stewart
Theme Music: Audio Networks
Running on Emotion – Episode Eight, Katherine Grainger
Katherine is Great Britain’s most decorated female Olympian. The ultimate high-flyer, now chairman of UK Sport, Katherine’s remarkable sporting ability led her to no fewer than 5 Olympic medals, spanning 5 separate Games. As a student rower, she was banished to the ignominy of the University’s 5th boat, at the outset of her sporting journey. In defiance of expectation, she rose through the ranks to achieve sporting immortality on the water. Defiance played a significant role in seeing her through the extreme physical demands of her sport, the perils of early morning training in all weathers, and particularly in her relentless pursuit of gold after three consecutive silver medals in Sydney, Athens and Beijing. On home water in the London Olympics her dream finally turned to reality, in front of an adoring crowd at Dorney Lake.
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