Who are the Endurance Academy?!

We are a close knit group of post graduate sports scientists and researchers working full time in the world of sport.

Sophie Marr treating a physio patient
Jon Bateman running in a XC race
Liam Roarty competing in a XC race for Morpeth Harriers
Sophie Marr winning the Mezzo Maratona di Ascoli Piceno in 2019.
Jon Bateman of the Endurance Academy

Meet the team...

Jon Bateman, the founder, Performance Nutritionist and Endurance Coach of the Endurance Academy.

Jon is a Registered Performance Nutritionist (SENR). He has an MREs in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Northumbria and a Post Graduate Diploma in Performance Nutrition from the Institute of Performance Nutrition (IOPN).

Jon is a Lecturer on the University of Sunderland’s BSc Sports Science program, teaching Nutrition and Metabolism. He is also a UK Anti-Doping Advisor and ISAK Level 1 Technician.

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British Cycling Coach 2005-2012

Lecturer in Nutrition & Metabolism

Post Graduate Sport Scientist

Performance Nutritionist SENR

Sophie Marr is the lead Physiotherapist at the Endurance Academy.

Sophie is a Registered Physio (HCPC). She has an MSc in Physiotherapy from the University of Northumbria and brings a wealth of experience from professional football as well as 9 years in private practise.

Sophie runs the Sophie Marr Physiotherapy clinic here in Newcastle, which has gone from strength to strength, supporting both elite athletes and general population.

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9 years in private practise at SMP

Sunderland AFC Physiotherapist 2014-2019

Post Graduate Physiotherapist

Sheffield United Academy Physiotherapist 2007-2009

Liam Roarty working in Ghana with a group of young Ghanians

Liam Roarty is our Sports Psychologist at the Endurance Academy.

Liam has an MSc in Sports Psychology from the University of Loughborough and is currently undergoing his stage 2 training with the British Psychological Society (MBPsS). Liam is also holds Graduate Basis of Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS.

Liam is originally from Dublin but after a period studying in Loughborough we are pleased to have him back in the north east.

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MSc Psychology

BSc Sports and Exercise Science

Post Graduate Sports Psychologist

Stage 2 Sports Psychologist in training (BPS)

Our core values

What makes us tick?

In The Field

Working with teams and individuals since 2004. Grassroots and Professional. We bring this day to day experience to you.

Academically Trained

Published post graduate sport scientists and lecturers. Bringing Science to Practise to improve your sport.

Lifelong Athletes

Lifelong athletes, we love both recreational sport and competition and bring this passion into our work.

Communication Counts

The client-coach relationship is super important to us and can be the key to success. It is two way, all the way.

Fully Indemnified

The boring bit but it's important to know your practitioner is fully qualified, insured and registered in their discipline.

Life Matters

Finally, above all else, THE most important thing is the journey. It must work for you and slide nicely into your life and add to your day to day.

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