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 Two, Maddie Hinch
Maddie is one of Britain’s most celebrated Olympians. As an all-action hockey goalkeeper, her dynamic style has to some degree changed the way her position is regarded. In 2016 in Rio, she helped her GB team to a momentous Olympic Gold medal with victory over the previously all-conquering Dutch. With the help of extensive preparation and fine-tuning, the quality of her anticipation was such that she saved each of the Dutch penalty shuffles in the final “shoot out”, that ultimately led to GB’s dramatic, ground-breaking victory. Very few athletes would have experienced the pressure and the scrutiny that she was under that day. Maddie’s ability to hold her nerve and channel her skills successfully mark her out as a titan of British sport.
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