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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 [...]

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 [...]

Track workout at the TeamGB holding camp

By | August 10th, 2016|All Categories, General Updates, Training, Videos|

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 [...]

Pyrenean Pics

By | July 25th, 2016|All Categories, Galleries, General Updates, Training|

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

Time to head west

By | July 25th, 2016|All Categories, General Updates, Training, Videos|

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.

Dam beautiful

By | July 4th, 2016|All Categories, General Updates, Training, Videos|

Beautiful weather, beautiful setting. All you need for a marathon workout. Here are a few of my thoughts on today and my favourite Brooks training shoe.