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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 [...]

Running routes of Iten

By | February 2nd, 2017|All Categories, General Updates, Training|

Iten has miles and miles of dirt roads which are perfect for logging winter miles. However, especially for first timers in Kenya, finding your way can be quite daunting as there are very few landmarks, everwhere looks the same and you quickly run out of water when you get lost! Luckily I have a very geeky [...]

Good Cookies

By | October 26th, 2016|Food 4 sport|

Description I do like a biscuit with my brew and homemade cookies are great. These cookies are not really naughty either.  Actually you could say they are a cookie with benefits. I've substituted refined sugar for a small amount of maple syrup but you could use agave or coconut palm sugar. I try to cut [...]

Pizza the redeemer

By | October 26th, 2016|Food 4 sport|

Description Saturday nights are perfect for pizza especially after a day of heavy winter training. Making your own is even better, you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen & you can ensure the very best ingredients are used to suit your nutritional needs. I have substituted plain white flour with spelt flour for [...]

Rio and beyond…

By | October 3rd, 2016|All Categories, General Updates, Racing|

On the 14th August I fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming an Olympian. I can say that I’m an Olympian because I both started and finished the marathon in Rio. At least that was my criteria for officially becoming an ‘Olympian’ anyway. However, it was more than just the race, the build-up to the Games, [...]