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, [...]
One of my final track workouts in the run up to the Olympic Marathon. Today we ran 4x 1mile with 2minute recoveries aiming to get faster every repetition. Following that were a few 200m sprints to inject a little pace and freshness back into my legs Track workout at the TeamGB holding camp from Nick [...]
Some of my favourite snaps from this year's trip up to Font Romeu, French Pyrenees. I've had another great summer out here training with some wonderful weather, magnificent vistas and, of course, some very tasty French food. There's nothing better than heading for a fresh almond croissant after a hard long run
I've spent the last month out in Font Romeu preparing for the big event next month over in South America! Here's a short montage of what I've been up to courtesy of my amazing sponsors Brooks Running UK. Running at Pyrenees 2000 (near Font Romeu) from Nick Samuels on Vimeo.
Font Romeu is one of my favourite places to train so I always look forward to hitting the trails and getting strong. Here is a short clip of a 10 mile loop which I really enjoy. It is hilly in places but the scenery is breathtakingly beautiful. Running at Pyrenees 2000 (near Font Romeu) from Nick [...]
Here's some sensory and floor contact drills I've been practicing whilst out in beautiful Boston. I'm trying out the new Brooks Asteria as I find them great to get a good ground contact with a fast reaction off the floor.
Working hard in silence It was in 1992 when I watched my first Olympic Games on TV that I caught the running bug. I joined my local club and announced to my family that I was going to become an Olympian one day....24 years later and I'm living that very dream. Whether anyone [...]
Here's my interview with Dan Walker and Sally Nugent after the 2016 London Marathon and fulfilling the Rio Olympics selection criteria. Plus some added comedy commentary from my young nephew :)
When the British weather gives you lemons, head for the Spanish lemon groves! Murcia has some amazing variety of running trails and some perfect bike paths for those all important long marathon tempo efforts. Plus the weather is great!