Those of us that love sport, live it and breathe it. We feel it. It reaches deep down into our body and soul, and elicits every emotion imaginable: from despair to elation, from vulnerability to anger. Whether we’re playing sport, coaching it, watching it, listening to it, or reading about it, our emotions drive our every response and relentlessly keep us coming back for more.
This is a podcast that explores twelve key emotions with some stellar sporting names, and uncovers just how those feelings affected their careers, both as a motivation, and as a limitation. It is a journey into the emotional psyche of some Britain’s most talented, most successful, most articulate sportsmen and women.
RUNNING ON EMOTION is an Auddy Production – researched, written, produced and hosted by Alastair Eykyn.
Special thanks to all of our guests on the show.
Host: Alastair Eykyn
Series Producer: Andrew Sampson
Sound Editor: Norman Goodman
Album Art: Nicole Stewart
Theme Music: Audio Networks
Running on Emotion – Episode Seven, Dylan Hartley
Throughout a 16 year professional career in rugby union, Dylan pushed his body and mind right to the limits, and sometimes even a little beyond. His is a colourful story of scrapes with the authorities, and brushes with greatness as a leader of men and winner of trophies. He left his native New Zealand at the age of just 16, with a hunger and a drive that led to successful spells with first Worcester and then Northampton. His abrasive, unflinching style quickly led him to international rugby, where his hunger caught the eye of the inspirational, but famously tough taskmaster (and current England coach) Eddie Jones. Dylan retired aged 33 as a Grand Slam winning captain of England, and the country’s most capped hooker of all time.
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