Just received the Sept 12/Sept 19 issue of Time Magazine and the feature article is on Exercise with many quotes and references to Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky's work at McMaster University. Not sure how much he orienteers anymore but he used to. And, he made a nice presentation about nutrition and exercise three years ago at the Canadian Nationals.
Mark and family were at this year's Canadian nationals and during the fundraising silent auction the bugger let me outbid him on an entry to this year's Raid the Hammer, the world's best AR.
Anyone want to buy a Raid the Hammer entry?
Truly, the man's perfidy knows no bounds.
The poster boy for "Be sure to read your control descriptions" ...
(that'd be INSIDE of fence corner).
A good photograph tells a story. That would be an excellent photograph.
Yup Mark is still active in orienteering. Until a year or so ago he was very active coaching in ARK and ARX. He prefers the DGL adventure runs and ski orienteering over traditional orienteering though. Training hard for world masters ski O the next two years!
In addition to Dr. Tarnopolsky's work there were other researchers from the McMaster Kin dept featured in the Time magazine article on the systemic health benefits of exercise.
Mark Tarnopolsky is also the founder of a new Hamilton-based start-up pharma company that is using his research in exercise physiology to identify novel biological compounds and delivery platforms to treat genetic disorders and a variety of aging-associated diseases. The company, Exerkine, has strong orienteering links with Mark Tarnopolsky as CEO, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, former Cdn national team member Oivind Naess as President and two other DontGetLost adventure Running members as board members (myself included).
Mark's talk on nutritional needs of orienteering and other endurance sports is really worth hearing. Great science, advice and tips.