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 [...]


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 [...]

Motivational Meb

By | May 30th, 2014|All Categories, General Updates, Racing, Training|

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 [...]

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Willy’s Rules

By | March 4th, 2014|All Categories, General Updates, Training|

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 [...]

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Kenya training camp, Iten Pt2

By | February 11th, 2014|All Categories, Galleries, General Updates, Training|

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...

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