John Radnor

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Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning 

PhD Resear​​​​ch Student- Paediatric Exercise Scie​nce

Telephone Number: 029 2020 5592
E-mail: jradnor@cardiffmet.ac.uk

John is a lecturer in strength and conditioning on the BSc Sports Conditioning, Rehabili tation and Massage (SCRAM) degree at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He is a Tutor for the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA), and an accredited strength and conditioning coach. He currently works as the lead S&C coach for Welsh Rowing, predominantly with their GB Start athletes. John is also undertaking a PhD in Paediatric Exercise Science, investigating the effects of age, maturation and training on musculotendon structure and its neural regulation of stretch-shortening cycle activity.

Research / Publications

PhD Title: Effects of age, maturation and training on musculotendon structure and its neural regulation of stretch-shortening cycle activity
PhD Supervisory Team:
Dr Rhodri S. Lloyd- Director of Studies
Dr Jon L. Oliver- Supervisor
Dr Charlie M. Waugh- Supervisor

Journal Articles

Radnor, J. M., Oliver, J. L., Waugh, C. M., Myer, G. D., Moore, I. S., & Lloyd, R. S. (2018). The Influence of Growth and Maturation on Stretch-Shortening Cycle Function in Youth. Sports Medicine. 48(1): 57–71.

Radnor, J.M., Lloyd, R.S., and Oliver, J.L. Individual Response to Different Forms of Resistance Training In School Aged Boys. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.

Lloyd, R.S., Radnor, J.M., De Ste Croix, M.B.A., Cronin, J.B., and Oliver, J.L. (2015). Changes in sprint and jump performance following traditional, plyometric and combined resistance training in male youth pre- and post-peak height velocity. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 30(5). 

Lloyd, R.S., Oliver, J.L., Radnor, J.M., Rhodes, B.C., Faigenbaum, A.D., and Myer, G.D. (2014). Relationships between functional movement screen scores, maturation, and physical performance in young soccer players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 23, 1-9.

Conference Proceedings

Radnor, J.M., and Morris, S.J. (2016). The relationship between muscle architecture and leg stiffness in youth. Proceedings of the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) National Conference, Hinkley Island Hotel, Leicestershire, England. September 2016.

Radnor, J.M., Moeskops, S., Davies, M., and Meyers, R.W. (2015). Relationship between lower limb force-time characteristics and change of direction speed. Proceedings of the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) National Conference, Chesford Grange, Warwickshire, England. September 2015.​

Moeskops, S., Radnor, J.M., Meyers, R.W., Oliver, J.L., De Ste Croix, M., Lloyd, R.S. (2014). Effects of an 8 week neuromuscular training program on ACL injury rates in pre-pubertal female gymnasts. Proceedings of the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) National Conference, Chesford Grange, Warwickshire, England. September 2014.

Radnor, J., Hughes, J. and Lloyd, R.S. (2013). Effects of plyometric training, resistance training and combined training on running and jumping ability in pre- and post-pubertal males. Proceedings of the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) National Conference, The University of Nottingham, England. September 2013. 

​Radnor, J., Hughes, J. and Lloyd, R.S. (2013). Relationship between agility, lower body strength and maturation in elite youth soccer players. Proceedings of the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) National Conference, The University of Nottingham, England. September 2013.

Teaching and Supervision

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  • SSP7135 – Strength & Conditioning: Science and Application
  • SSP7136 – Strength & Conditioning: Theory to Practice
  • SSP7137 – Strength & Conditioning: Training Science
  • SSP7140 – Strength & Conditioning: Youth S&C​
  • SSP4013 - Introduction to strength and conditioning. 
  • SSP5014 - Strength and Conditioning
  • SSP6017 - Advanced Strength and Conditioning.


Qualifications and Awards

  • BSc (Hons) Sport Science (University of Gloucestershire)
  • MSc (Hons) Sports Strength and Conditioning (University of Gloucestershire)
  • UKSCA- Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC)​

External Links

  • ​Welsh Athletics - Delivery of CPD workshops for coaches
  • Welsh Gymnastics - Delivery of workshops for coaches​
  • Member of the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA)​

Sporting / Coaching Profile

Current Professional Practice​​
  • S&C coach - Welsh Rowing
  • S&C coach - Cardiff Met Rowing BUCS Squad
  • S&C coach - Llanishen High School Senior Rugby Squad
  • Llandaff rowing Club
  • Cardiff Met Tennis Academy

Previous Professional Practice​

  • S&C coach - Exeter Chiefs, Academy
  • S&C coach - Exeter City FC, Academy
  • S&C coach - Ivybridge Community College (Internship)
  • Exeter Chiefs Rugby Academy
  • Exeter City Football Club Academy