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Polar, proud to support Britain’s leading athletes

Polar has been the “Official Heart Rate Monitor of British Athletics” since 2006.   Since then dozens of athletes and coaches have benefitted from our knowledge and expertise in heart rate monitoring.

A large number of British Athletics athletes train with Polar heart rate monitors from National to Olympic level.  Athletes include: Jenny Meadows, Tasha Danvers, Elizabeth Braithwaite, Nusrat Ceesay, Kim Wall, Nicola Sanders, David Weir, Andy Vernon, David Forrester, Stevie Stockton, Helen Clitheroe, Gemma Steel, Hannah Nuttall, Scott Overall, Andy Turner, Christine Ohourugu, Elish McColgan, Lee Merrien, Lewis Moses, Adam Cotton, Ryan McCleod and Dwain Chambers.

Top British Athletics Coaches see Polar as an integral part of their team’s training.

Peter Erikkson, former British Athletics Olympic Head Coach has used Polar heart rate monitors as an integral part of his coaching for years:

“As a coach I have used Polar heart rate monitors for over twenty years to contribute to improving the fitness of athletes. They are a valuable tool to monitor fitness levels and then determine the right training programme for each athlete.

John Nuttall, British Athletics National Development Coach, Endurance explains:

“A number of my athletes train with Polar heart rate monitors and have benefited greatly from the wealth of training information they provide. Polar’s software is very sophisticated and enables detailed analysis of every training session showing essential recovery information as well. Athletes of all abilities can benefit from training with Polar and I would recommend their use to anyone looking to improve their performance, whatever their level.

Why train with Polar?

As the inventors of the first heart rate monitor for training over 35 years ago, we are truly specialists in the field.

Our features give guidance based on your personal information and individual heart rate and its variation. With a wide range of products from integrated GPS heart rate watches to the Polar Beat app there is a product in the range suitable for everyone, whether you’re a beginner, a professional athlete or a world champion.

Polar Smart Coaching

If you’re looking for real progress when you train, you need the best guidance, so to help we've developed Smart Coaching.

Whether it’s assessing your day-to-day fitness levels, creating individual training plans, working out at the right intensity or receiving instant feedback, Smart Coaching offers a choice of unique, easy-to-use heart rate based features, personalised to your needs and designed for maximum enjoyment and motivation when training.

Check out some of the many Smart Coaching features our monitors have to offer:

Fitness Test:  If you’re looking to improve your fitness and want to keep up to date with how well you’re doing, the smart simple-to-use Fitness Test will tell you exactly what you need to know in just five minutes. By regularly comparing your test results, you can see how your fitness is improving.

Training Load:  Helps you find the perfect balance between rest and training. Check your training load status at www.polarpersonaltrainer.com. It shows you at a glance your cumulative training load for every day, advising if and when rest days are needed and when it’s best to train harder.

Training Benefit: Motivating feedback straight after exercise is something we can all benefit from. So if you want to know the effect of different training sessions, this smart feature tells you exactly what you need to know with a quick overview after the session plus more detailed feedback via your training file or on the website above.

EnergyPointer:  If you want to improve your fitness or burn fat, the simple-to-use EnergyPointer shows you visually the main effect of your training.

GPS  - Speed, distance and altitude: "Polar GPS provides speed, distance and pace information. Using this alongside the Smart Coaching features you have well rounded and accurate feedback to improve your fitness and perform better". 

Want to know more?

For further information about Polar, visit www.polaruk.co.uk

Or contact Liz Shenton on 07870 640666