22 Nov 2005 Pre-2014 Releases

Jockey Club Hosts Weight Management Seminar

Published: 22 November 2005

The Jockey Club, in conjunction with the Irish Turf Club, tomorrow hosts a world-first seminar focussed on weight management in sport at the Royal Society of Medicine in London. Entitled ‘Weight Management in Sport – Dehydration and Dietary Considerations’, the Seminar, organised by the Jockey Club’s Chief Medical Adviser Dr Michael Turner, will consist of a series of presentations from some of the country’s foremost sports scientists and dehydration experts and is being attended by Turf doctors from around the world and university academics.

The seminar’s two key themes are:

How do athletes control their weight and what does this do to their metabolism?


Does Dehydration affect immediate performance and long-term health?

In order to answer such questions, talks will be given by Professor Craig Sharp of Brunel University and Professor Ron Maughan of Loughborough University, both pre-eminent sports scientists, Michael Caulfield (sports psychologist and former Chief Executive of the JAGB), Julia Scott-Douglas (co-ordinator of the Jockeys’ Nutrition Service) and Dr Michael Turner.

In addition, for the first time in a scientific forum the results of the University of Limerick’s dehydration and weight control study, commissioned by the Irish Turf Club, will be presented by Dr Adrian McGoldrick of the Turf Club and Dr Giles Warrington of the National Training and Coaching Centre, University of Limerick.

Tomorrow’s meeting will be preceded by a meeting of the European Turf Doctors in London today.

22nd November 2005

Notes for Editors:

1. For further information, please contact Dr Michael Turner on 07788 567440.