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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.

Preparing in the Pyrenees

By | July 2nd, 2016|All Categories, General Updates, Training, Videos|

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 [...]

Bouncin’ around in Boston

By | June 26th, 2016|All Categories, General Updates, Training, Videos|

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.  

Murcia warm weather training

By | April 16th, 2016|All Categories, Galleries, General Updates, Training|

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!

Albuquerque 2016

By | March 21st, 2016|All Categories, Galleries, General Updates, Training|

After a brief spell back in Loughborough it was time to head over the pond to Albuquerque, the land of enchantment. Located along the muddy Rio Grande, Albuquerque is framed by the rugged 10,000 ft Sandia Mountains to the east and a wide volcanic escarpment to the west. The Paseo del Bosque is an impressive [...]

Team Samuels

By | February 3rd, 2016|General Updates, Training|

The amazing dirt trails of Iten I'm really lucky to be part of the altitude training camp here in Kenya thanks to the London Marathon Endurance Initiative & British Athletics.  I like nothing more than escaping the British winter to enjoy training in the Kenyan sunshine. However, it can be hard to leave [...]

Belief

By | December 22nd, 2015|General Updates, Racing, Training|

Gold medal winning team at the Euro XC 2015 2015 has been a great year for me and those supporting and coaching me. I started out with becoming British Champion at the London Marathon in April and followed that up with a big PB in Berlin Marathon in September. Then finally finishing the [...]

Boston Brilliance

By | November 15th, 2014|General Updates, Training|

After taking a well needed break from training and competition in September I decided to head to Boston for a change in scenery and to join a group there for a 5 week base of training. Leaving Nick and my home behind is never easy but I like to think of it as stepping outside [...]