Category Archives: Elite Athletes

Mammoth to give Atlantic rowers edge during 3,000 mile challenge

talisker atlantic rowing challenge

Mammoth is delighted to announce a partnership with Team Tyne Innovation. At a launch event on Friday 29th June at Gateshead’s Quayside, we unveiled the custom-made mattresses that the rowing quartet will be resting on during the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge later this year. An epic 3,000 mile rowing marathon from the Canary Islands to […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Schalk Brits

schalk brits

One of the Aviva Premiership’s most popular characters, Schalk Brits left South Africa in 2009 to ply his trade at double European champions, Saracens. Over a decade later Schalk is still regarded as one of the most exciting and dynamic hookers in the Premiership. A longstanding Mammoth customer, we caught up with Schalk to find […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Marc Finney, Head of Strength and Conditioning, Northampton Saints RFC

Talking performance, recovery and investing in sleep with Marc Finney of Northampton Saints. Marc Finney began his career as a lecturer. He spent 6 years lecturing in Sport and Exercise Science with a keen interest in fitness training. His first foray into professional sport was with Lincoln City FC where he worked part time as […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Paul Shields, Northampton Saints Team Manager

After a 10 year playing career for Ulster and Northampton was cut short due to a serious neck injury, Paul Shields decided to stay in the game. He moved into the team manager role at Northampton Saints, where he has been ever since. Having had success both as a player and part of a coaching […]

Spurs selects Mammoth to support player rest and recovery

We’re delighted to have signed an exclusive agreement to become the Official Mattress and Pillow Supplier of Tottenham Hotspur. Our health and wellbeing technologies have attracted the attention of the Premier League Club and we will provide our scientifically acclaimed mattresses to ensure players enjoy the best night’s sleep before every match, and every night […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Isobel Pooley, GB High Jumper and British Record Holder

My Mammoth is not just the centrepiece of my bedroom, it’s the centre of my world!” Now living and training in Frankfurt, Isobel Pooley had her new Mammoth shipped out to Germany in November 2017. The Commonwealth silver medallist and British high jump world record holder says: “I normally have two training sessions per day […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Charles Piutau, Professional Rugby Player

Charles Piutau

Currently plying his trade at Ulster in the Pro14 league, the former All Black is considered to be one of the most dangerous runners in world rugby. After suffering from debilitating back pain on his old mattress, Charles took advice from teammates who sleep on a Mammoth and tried one out at Dreams Boucher Road […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Ben Glynn, Professional Rugby Player

Ben Glynn needs to pay more attention than most to his physical conditioning. At 6ft 6 and 19 stone, the experienced Second Row Forward prioritises support and alignment in a mattress to help him rest and recover. We caught up with the big man to talk about the intensity of his day job, rupturing his […]

Better Sleep Case Study: Pete Reed, Olympic and World Champion Rower

Pete Reed

Pete Reed is one of Great Britain’s true sporting greats and a Mammoth Ambassador to boot. With 3 Olympic and 5 World Championship gold medals to his name, he is among the most decorated individuals in rowing history. Having recently come back from career-threatening hip surgery, Pete turned to Mammoth for help with his rehabilitation […]

Why sleep has never been more important in elite sport

Elite athlete performance and recovery

Mammoth’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr Jonathan Bloomfield talks about the important role sleep plays in athletic performance. In recent posts, I’ve been writing about how much we need to take our sleep more seriously. As I have made clear, I’m a big advocate of optimising sleep to improve everyday health. In this article, I wanted to […]