Prof Tim Noakes – Wellness has published more than 450 scientific publications and he has been cited more than 12 500 times in the scientific literature.
He has an H index of 61 and he is rated an A1 scientist by the National Research Foundation of South Africa. In 2003, he received the UCT Book Award for ‘Lore of Running’ (4th Edition) which is considered the ‘bible of sport’.
Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, Professor Tim Noakes studied at the University of Cape Town where he obtained an MVChB degree in 1974, and MD in 1981 and DSc (Med) in Exercise Science in 2002. Now available to book through Speakers Inc
He is currently Professor in the Discovery Health Chair of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town. He is also Director of the UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine and he is the co-founder with Morne du Plessis of the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA).
He has published more than 450 scientific publications and he has been cited more than 12 500 times in the scientific literature, he has an H index of 61 and he is rated an A1 scientist by the National Research Foundation of South Africa. In 2003, he received the UCT Book Award for ‘Lore of Running’ (4th Edition) which is considered the ‘bible of sport’.
Among his other published works are ‘Rugby Without Risk’, ‘Bob Woolmer’s Art and Science of Cricket , (co-written with the late Bob Woolmer), his scientific autobiography ‘Challenging Beliefs’ and most recently, ‘Waterlogged: The Serious problem of Over-hydration in Endurance Sports’. Follow Tim on Twitter
In 2002, Professor Noakes was awarded the International Cannes Grand Prix Award for Research in Medicine and Water, for his work on Exercise-associated Hyponatraemia (EAH). In 2004, Runner’s World (USA) included this work as one of the 40 most important ‘persons or events’ in the sport of running in the past 40 years.
In 2008, he was elected an honorary fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK), the first foreigner to be recognised. In that same year, he also received the Order of Mapungubwe, Silver, from the President of South Africa for his ‘excellent contribution in the field of sports and the science of physical exercise’.
In 2012, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Research Foundation for his contribution to sports science research.
Professor Noakes has been physically active all of his life and he has run more than 70 marathons and ultra marathons including seven 90km Comrades Marathons. At the age of 63, he now takes part in races up to 21 km.
Prof Tim Noakes – Wellness
-How your body systems respond to training, the effects of different training methods, how to detect and avoid overtraining, and genetic versus trainable potential
-How to train for the 10K up through ultramarathon with detailed programs from Noakes and several leading running experts
-How to prevent and treat injuries, increase your strength and flexibility, and use proper nutrition for weight control and maximum performance
In this new and updated edition of Challenging Beliefs, Noakes gives his views on everything from overtraining, banned substances and the dangers of rugby to the sports-drink industry, and children and sport, debunking a few sporting myths in the process.
Stories and case studies of the teams and athletes with whom he has worked are also included.