Monthly Archives: February 2016


Big up your veg!

By | February 7th, 2016|Food 4 sport|

Clockwise from left: Roast butternut salad with basil Hummus, my homegrown purple carrots - eat as wide variety as possible of veg, summer radish and carrot salad with tahini dressing, my fave Tahini product It’s often at this time of year when the nights are still dark and Christmas is a distant memory [...]

Team Samuels

By | February 3rd, 2016|General Updates, Training|

The amazing dirt trails of Iten I'm really lucky to be part of the altitude training camp here in Kenya thanks to the London Marathon Endurance Initiative & British Athletics.  I like nothing more than escaping the British winter to enjoy training in the Kenyan sunshine. However, it can be hard to leave [...]

Spicy Mackerel, Cauliflower, Sweet Potatoes and Peas

By | February 3rd, 2016|Food 4 sport|

Spicy mackerel, cauliflower, sweet potato and peas - perfect after a long winters run It's the time of year when many marathon runners are gearing up for Spring races. This often means running a lot of miles on wet, windy, dark nights. I'm unsure if we've had significantly more of these storms this [...]

Banaca Boost Recovery Shake

By | February 1st, 2016|Food 4 sport|

Banaca Boost recovery shake - my staple protein shake when training in Kenya I've been incredibly fortunate to spend another winter in Iten, Kenya whist I prepare for the competition season later in the year. Logging many miles out here is tough, yet very rewarding, with lots of hills and undulating trails that snake across [...]