Monthly Archives: May 2011

Training diary: w.c. 22/5/11

By | May 30th, 2011|All Categories, Training|

Things definately on the up following almost a week out after Manchester 10k with a cold and dodgy stomach all week. Weekly mileage still pretty average at around 80miles as I continue to focus a little more on quality. Was really encouraged by my K's on Saturday - one of the first times I have [...]

UKA don’t want Gold at Euro Cup 10k

By | May 30th, 2011|All Categories, General Updates|

Don't get me wrong, UKA are doing some fantastic things for UK endurance at the moment to try and raise standards including a raft of opportunities to go and train at altitude in Kenya and Font Romeu. However, their recent selection decision to not take full teams to the European Cup 10000m championships in Olso [...]


By | May 22nd, 2011|All Categories|

Wow, I got a mention in Andrew's blog this week! Good luck in London on Monday Andrew!

Manchester 10k

By | May 19th, 2011|All Categories, Racing|

I was really looking forward to racing the Manchester 10k and testing out the legs. However, on the day of the race things took a turn for the worse, I woke up with a sore throat, a feeling that most athletes dread when they know they are in good shape. Maybe I should have read [...]

Training diary: w.c. 8/5/11

By | May 12th, 2011|All Categories, Training|

Having really focussed on lots of heavy endurance work over the winter including, 100+ mile weeks, 12mile+ tempos and large rep sessions such as 3x(2k,1k) I've decided to switch focus a little to some shorter sessions to try and sharpen up for 3k & 5k races. I'm hoping that this will also benefit my 10k [...]

Race video: Stanford 10k

By | May 8th, 2011|All Categories, Racing, Videos|

Here's the video from Stanford 10k. A little work to do to match Kipyego and Flanagan! [iframe 480 360] Video courtesy of Watch more video of 2011 Stanford Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational.

Running photos from Flagstaff

By | May 8th, 2011|All Categories, Galleries, General Updates, Training|

Here are some of my running photos from Buffalo Park, Flagstaff. It's a great place for medium to long reps (surface is a little slippy for anything too much faster) and steady state runs. Did see Bernard Lagat doing some mile reps here the other week so mustn't be too bad a place to train. [...]

Manchester 10k Preview

By | May 8th, 2011|All Categories, Racing|

A week to go now until Manchester 10k. This will be my first road outing over the distance this year and I'm aiming to improve on 10th place finish from last year's event. Pete and the guys at Nova have organised a top quality field so I should have a great opportunity to test myself. [...]


By | May 6th, 2011|All Categories, General Updates|

  Just got back from Flagstaff, AZ - what a great place to run. 80+ miles of trails all on your doorstep! For a full description of the running territory please see the dedicated places I train page on Flagstaff.

Camping indoors

By | May 5th, 2011|All Categories, General Updates|

We decided to take the plunge and buy an altitude tent last September having had some success from one we borrowed from UKA the previous year. It's a bit strange if anyone comes round to visit and sees a big tent erected around your bed! It also feels a bit strange to sleep in for [...]

Welcome to my website

By | May 1st, 2011|General Updates|

So... I've decided to take the scary step of putting my teaching career on hold to give myself every possible chance of making the 2012 Olympic athletics team. WOW, that sounds like a very tall order - some of you may say I stand little chance. However if I don't give it 110% and go [...]