Holiday Inn®'s Mind & Body Experts Reveal Running Secrets
Sleep / Rest Expert & Chartered Physiotherapist
Sammy Margo qualified as Chartered Physiotherapist in 1988 from West Middlesex University Hospital and started her career in the NHS at Barnet General Hospital whilst becoming England’s first female Physiotherapist to work in professional football at Barnet Football Club.
After finishing her Masters in Musculoskeletal Dysfunction at University College Hospital London and the Middlesex Hospitals, she then worked as a Physiotherapist in France, USA and Japan.
She then returned to the UK 20 years ago to establish her Physiotherapy, Pilates and Sleep Practice in North West London where 8 physiotherapists are now based.
Sammy is the author of The Good Sleep Guide and The Good Sleep Guide for Kids both of which are densely packed with practical tips to get a good night’s sleep.
Sammy is actively involved in the media as a spokesperson for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and appears frequently on radio and television as well as in newspapers including the Daily Mail and magazines whilst maintaining her clinical input.
Mental Performance Coach
Andy Barton is one of the UK's leading performance consultants, as well as a trainer, mentor, writer and speaker. He has a worldwide client base working in the areas of sport, business and personal development.
Andy is particularly known for his work in the field of sports where his clients include Premiership footballers, European Tour golfers, Olympians, international rugby players, cricketers, tennis players and motor sport competitors. He also works with clients from a wide range of other fields including stage and screen actors, musicians, comedians and business leaders.
A contributor to news and media, Andy is often called upon to discuss performance related issues for TV, radio and print, including regular appearances on Newsnight, ITV News, Sky Sports, CNN, Radio 4, Five Live, Channel 4, Five News, LBC and TalkSport.
Andy has also written for a number of publications including the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, BBC Interactive, Eurosport, Inside United, Motor Cycle News, Fighting Fit and Cycling Plus.
We are actually far more resourceful when we are happy; we have greater energy, we think more clearly, we sleep longer and even digest our food better. Just putting a smile on your face can make a significant difference in the way you feel before and during a race. Ensure you find the fun in what you are doing and you are far more likely to stay with training and get better results.