Mark Foster
TV Broadcaster, promotes vitamins, I used to swim a little too

Entries by Mark Foster

Patriotic, Proud, Identifiable...

(6) Comments | Posted 14 August 2015 | (14:20)

... Are just some of the words Team GB athletes have been using to describe the Union Flag. And words I would certainly have used myself when I was part of the British swimming Team, which I was over a 23 year period. Yes, I spanned three decades and saw...

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Using the Mind as Well as the Body...

(0) Comments | Posted 3 March 2015 | (23:00)

So the gloom of January and February has nearly passed and the first shoots of spring are pushing up through the ground, although seeing the news it appears hat a whole sky full of cloud had just dumped its load on the north of England... Winter can seem very long.

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Let's Not Get Carried... But Let's Get Excited!

(0) Comments | Posted 9 September 2014 | (00:00)

Following on from the British swimming success at the Commonwealth Games the European Championships held in Berlin last week was the first test to see how good the team's performances really were against a more developed international competition.

Yes, yes, the usual caveats apply, no Americans, no Chinese, but we...

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The Rise of the New British Swimming Team... in the Fast Lane to Rio

(0) Comments | Posted 17 August 2014 | (16:46)

The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow a couple of weeks ago, was the first real test of British Swimming after the disappointing results both in London and last years world championships in Barcelona. And what a test it turned out to be. British Swimming posted its best CG results since 1986...

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Half-Time In the Summer of Sport

(0) Comments | Posted 13 July 2014 | (16:06)

Half-time in the summer of sport

So we are now into the World Cup finals..... I won't say anything about the quarter-finals, and even less about the semi-finals! There is nothing of interest that I can add to the staggering 35.7 million tweets offered up about the Brazil match! But...

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The Summer of Sport - A Game of Two Halves

(0) Comments | Posted 2 July 2014 | (00:00)

So here we are at the half way point of the Summer of Sport and after so much promise, the first half has been exciting but with some very poor results. I think there have been enough column inches devoted to the England Football performance in Brazil without me adding...

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Food Is Fuel... It's Not Rocket Science!

(2) Comments | Posted 23 April 2014 | (00:00)

I have just finished a health and fitness programme with four mates of mine as a feature for Men's Health magazine. These were guys who are all about my age who had all put on weight because of sedentary lifestyles and a distinct taste for good food and drink (in...

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Sport Relief

(1) Comments | Posted 21 March 2014 | (23:00)

Sport Relief has established itself as a mass participation event in the national calendar, that inspires the nation to get cycling, swimming, running and taking part in all manner of weird and wonderful challenges to raise money for good causes.

It never ceases to amaze me that every year people...

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New Year, New You...

(0) Comments | Posted 3 February 2014 | (23:00)

So we are one month into the New Year... How's it going? How are you feeling?
I know I'm an ex Olympian, former world champion swimmer so I know a thing or two about diet and fitness, but now it's my time to challenge myself and more importantly and...

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Reasons to Be Cheerful: One, Two and Three

(0) Comments | Posted 12 January 2014 | (21:23)

So that was it... 2013, gone and here we are moving swiftly into 2014 - nearly mid-Jan. Now looking up from the Chrismas/New Year holiday, I can see a dazzling year of sport ahead. The Winter Olympics in Sochi, the World Cup in Rio and the Commonwealth Games in the...

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The Mental and Emotional Game of Sport

(0) Comments | Posted 10 December 2013 | (23:00)

I was interested to read the recent media coverage about cricket's Jonathon Trott's difficulties and, whilst I know nothing about Jonathan's situation, I have been giving some thought to the issue of the sports mentality needed to compete at the highest level.

Much is talked about the pressure when...

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Kick It Out

(2) Comments | Posted 11 November 2013 | (23:00)

Funny how some weeks, topics and themes just write themselves and this week was one of those.

It started with being invited to a golf day run in aid of the charity Kick It Out!, which is about tackling racism in football. This is a very worthwhile charity and one...

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Anthony Joshua... A New Boxing Star Is Born

(5) Comments | Posted 15 October 2013 | (00:00)

Last week's highlight was being at the O2 watching Anthony Joshua's first professional fight since turning pro after last year's gold medal success at the Olympics. Although the fight was over in the first round, it was long enough to show the world that a new era in British heavyweight...

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Strictly Come Dancing, Coming to a Gym Near You Soon...

(6) Comments | Posted 26 September 2013 | (00:00)

Strictly Come Dancing... It's that time again.

Well September has arrived, the kids are back at school, the traffic on the roads in the morning is deadly, the days are getting darker and colder... and the new cast of Strictly Come Dancing has been announced.

As has become the...

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The Sun, the Sport and the Drugs - The Story of Summer 2013

(0) Comments | Posted 14 September 2013 | (00:00)

Here comes Autumn!

So September has arrived, the kids are back at school, (the roads are busy in the mornings again!) and the football season is under way with a vengeance. It's hard to say goodbye to the summer but this year a bit easier because we had a real...

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Olympic Legacy Alive and Kicking

(5) Comments | Posted 24 August 2013 | (00:00)

Every week I will be here writing about sport and promoting health and fitness items as well as commentating on lifestyle issues that grab my attention. I hope you find it interesting.

The big news in the last couple weeks for sports fans was the launch of the new BT...

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A Week in Barcelona

(1) Comments | Posted 6 August 2013 | (00:00)

As expected it was a fantastic week of swimming in Barcelona at the World Championships, with some brilliant and inspiring performances.

But it wasn't a great week for British swimming in terms of medals, only achieving one bronze on the last day from Fran Halsall, so there is much we...

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World Swimming Championships: Changing of the Guard

(0) Comments | Posted 30 July 2013 | (00:00)

There can be a huge shift after an Olympic Games with many leading swimmers retiring.

Michael Phelps will be particularly missed at the World Championships because he excelled in so many events.

In this country we will be sorry that Rebecca Adlington is no longer competing in the...

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