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...
In the words of Ronan Keating "Life is a roller coaster, you just gotta ride it" (don't laugh it is a great song), well running seems to be a very long and sometimes enormously steep one at that. After an amazing experience at the World Champs in August I felt like my bubble burst and [...]
The training in Font Romeu had gone well I was in one piece and really excited about competing in the World Champs in Moscow. It was time to meet the rest of the team in Sant Cugat near Barcelona which was the base for our official holding camp. I arrived on the first day with [...]
After a successful training camp in Font Romeu in April I was looking forward to some track races before getting down to some marathon training in preparation for Moscow. I have raced very sparingly this year so I was definitely a little race rusty when I hit the track at the Manchester BMC at the [...]
So it was back to Berlin last Sunday for a run out over the Half Marathon distance, it was here I made my debut over the distance in 2011. I was hoping to eclipse my PB set two years ago although when I landed in snowy conditions on Friday I wasn't filled with much hope. [...]
It has been a while but I finally have something to shout about - another medal at the National XC, this time silver! My last competitive outing was over the marathon distance in September in Berlin. Whilst I was really pleased to run a good time I felt like I had a grey cloud hanging [...]