After putting together a decent five week training stint in the States I headed to the Leeds Abbey Dash 10k 2 weeks ago hoping to put in a good performance. It was 'solid' nothing special in what turned out to be a fiercely contested women's race. Not surprisingly I felt a little flat having only arrived [...]
After taking a well needed break from training and competition in September I decided to head to Boston for a change in scenery and to join a group there for a 5 week base of training. Leaving Nick and my home behind is never easy but I like to think of it as stepping outside [...]
The XX Commonwealth Games had finally arrived in Glasgow and it felt pretty specially to be wearing my Team England kit. Security was high to get in and out of the athletes village. This was my home for the next week. The village had everything from a laundry services to a salon. All the athletes [...]
The Hamden Park crowd were amazing... ...and very deafening. Loved every minute
I am over the moon to be selected to represent England in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow!! I thought my gift of red roses was a very apt gift although a little surprising given Nick has never bought me roses in the whole 13 years we have been together. I think back to 4 [...]
10000 M - Kristine Swisher (448), Juliet Bottorff (146), Shiho Takechi (275), Sonia Samuels (589) Since my last blog, there has been a lot going on. At the beginning of April I headed to California for the Stanford Invitation Track meeting. It was early to be racing on the track but I wanted [...]
Trafford 10K 2014 After a solid stint of training on the dirt roads of Kenya it was back to the roads of Reading for some racing action. It has been a while since I last raced due to illness which laid me low for the whole of November and December. Now fully healthy [...]
Once again I have been very lucky to attend the London Marathon Endurance Camp to Iten in Kenya. Although this was my third visit to Kenya, Iten and the locals never fail to inspire me. Scientists and sports gurus have proposed all sorts of explanations over the years for Kenyan prowess in endurance running: from [...]
Just spent the last month training at the High Altitude Training Camp in Iten, Kenya. Such an inspirational place to train. Here are some shots of a one of our hill workouts...
Just spent the last month training at the High Altitude Training Camp in Iten, Kenya. Such an inspirational place to train. Here are some shots of a run we did along the only tarmac road in the area...