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The Mindset Athlete Podcast

May 4, 2017

In this episode of the Mind, Set, Game Podcast, I sat down with Dave Readle who was one of the psychologists for British Cycling. Before going to work for British Cycling, Dave was shot putter but due to injury he had to give it up and became a PE teacher. 

During his time as a 20 stone shot putter, Dave went to University in the USA competing against the likes of Carl Myerscough, Myles Hoffa and Christian Cantwell. Unfortunately, Dave ruptured his pectoral muscle off the bone at the trials for the Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002.

Dave meet Dr Steve Peters author of the Chimp Paradox at the Manchester Velodrome one Friday evening after school while during some athletics training and has Dave was moaning about his teaching job was told: "this is something you will do for the rest of your life". Dave asked how he could get into working in elite sport.

Psychologist of British cycling at London 2012 and competed at Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014.

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