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Brechiner John Thomson, who is an Endurance rider for Great Britain, has qualified as a sports psychologist.
The achievement follows a successful Cairngorm 100 (Blue Mountain 160) endurance test ride.
The MA (Hons) graduate, who originally studied psychology at the University of Dundee, gained a Diploma in Sports Psychology with Distinction.
Being no stranger to the stresses and strains of top level competition, John dug deep into his own experiences during the diploma course.
Endurance is a tough, challenging sport that places huge amounts of physical as well as psychological stress on it’s serious competitors and demands high levels of focus, motivation and concentration for long periods of time. He said: “Sometimes the race is played out in a five and a half square inch court – the space inside your head!...”
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