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On top of the world, down under

By | March 30th, 2018|All Categories, General Updates, Training|

As this was my first trip to Oz I was super excited to explore and experience somewhere new. The jetlag wasn't so enjoyable and I couldn't really get my head around losing a full day in the training diary due to travel. Adelaide did not disappoint. This place is a hidden gem [...]

The Kenyan Way

By | February 5th, 2018|All Categories, General Updates, Training|

I'm very grateful to be one of a number of athletes who receive support from the Virgin London Marathon which allows me to travel to Kenya to train with some of the best athletes in the world. This January was my seventh successive trip to the High Altitude Centre based in the small town of [...]

Marathon runners Christmas Dinner

By | December 22nd, 2017|Food 4 sport, Uncategorized|

You may well have seen my feature on BBC news where I got a fantastic opportunity to film my take on a healthy Christmas Dinner (& test it out on a few willing participants :)) My ethos is always to use fresh, high quality & home grown (where possible) ingredients to get the best possible [...]

My healthy Christmas Dinner

By | December 22nd, 2017|All Categories, General Updates, In the press, Videos|

It was great to get the opportunity to work with Mark Shardlow, a highly professional BBC presenter and broadcaster, to showcase a healthy, marathon runners take on Christmas Dinner. A big thank you also to Kev Seaward & Heather Timmins for being such great sports, Elf Foods for some great ingredients, Meridian Foods for specialist, high quality nut and [...]

Murcia, wonderful warm weather running

By | September 21st, 2017|All Categories, General Updates, Training|

We first discovered Murcia in 2016 when we were looking for a pre London marathon training location in the spring. Since then we've been back twice and we absolutely love the place. The trails are great, it has some of the best "tempo" running locations we've ever used and the weather is always very nice, warm and [...]

Hot & Steamy

By | September 19th, 2017|All Categories, Galleries, General Updates, Training|

If you like it hot, September is a great time to get out to the Murcia region of Spain. The running terrain is great and the weather is very nice. That said, intense workouts must start before sunrise and the temperature for evening 'recovery' runs can sometimes still be in the 30's! I love it! [...]

St Moritz, the perfect place to train?

By | September 16th, 2017|All Categories, General Updates, Training|

Having just returned from an amazing 6 week training block in St Moritz, I wanted to share my thoughts as to why I feel this is the perfect place as an athlete to go and train. I've been to many other places, including other European altitude destinations such as Font Romeu, but St Moritz seems [...]

Running routes of St Moritz

By | August 15th, 2017|All Categories, General Updates, Training|

In my opinion (and many of the world’s top athletes), the running trails in St Moritz are the very best in the world! Not only are they near endless in every direction, they are traffic free, can be flat, undulating, mountainous or a mixture of all three! Furthermore you can choose between perfectly groomed, wide, [...]

St Moritz – true beauty

By | August 8th, 2017|All Categories, Galleries, General Updates, Training|

I'm so glad I decided to venture outside of my comfort zone this summer and try somewhere new. St Moritz has to be the most beautiful and scenic place I have ever been. The trails, facilities & people here are all so lovely. Here are some of the initial pictures (I'm here for another few [...]

Chasing planes around Samedan airstrip

By | August 7th, 2017|All Categories, General Updates, Training, Videos|

Just outside St Moritz is Samedan airstrip, complete with a 5km tarmac, flat loop around the perimeter. There's virtually no traffic, all you have to watch for is the occasional jet blast from planes & helicopters! Here's one of my marathon workout's I did recently around the taxi ways. St Moritz marathon simulation run from [...]

St Moritz – Silvaplana lakeside running trail

By | August 5th, 2017|All Categories, General Updates, Training, Videos|

Here's a few shots from one of my regular easy runs from St Moritz. We head from St Moritz Bad, over to Lake Chamfer then around the edge of Lake Silvaplana. The trails are extremely well maintained, hard packed, wide gravel that holds up perfectly the few times we've had a heavy mountain storm. The [...]

Czech-ing out the sights of Olomouc

By | July 3rd, 2017|Galleries, General Updates, Racing|

Czech out my pics from Olomouc Half Marathon. Olomouc is a wonderful city with lots of history. As an elite level athlete I'm extremely fortunate to be invited to race around the world and see places I'd never normally think of visiting. The RunCzech team have to be up there among the very best race [...]