Kenya training camp, Iten Pt1

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 run we did along the only tarmac road in the area...

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The Highs and the Lows

By | November 15th, 2013|All Categories, General Updates, Training|

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 [...]

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On Track

By | July 27th, 2013|All Categories, General Updates, Training|

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 [...]

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Get in!

By | April 26th, 2013|General Updates, Training, Uncategorized|

I am so excited that I've finally made my first major summer Championships. It is not only the best reward for the hard work but a chance to give something back to all those that continue to support and believe in you when the chips are down. Without meaning to sound soppy I owe a [...]

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Testing Time

By | September 28th, 2012|All Categories, General Updates, Training|

After an enjoyable debut in London in April I decided I wanted to target an Autumn Marathon. The Berlin Marathon would be my new goal. I started with my 'what went well' and 'what to improve' list from my previous build up and from there my coach and I put the programme together to get [...]

Living the high Life!

By | April 3rd, 2012|All Categories, Training|

When I decided to do the London Marathon I don't think I really appreciated the enormity of the task at hand. I can only describe a marathon build up as a rollercoaster ride both emotionally and physically. The highs of ticking off those miles and improving my tempo runs and the lows of being so [...]

The Kenyan Way

By | January 25th, 2012|All Categories, General Updates, Training|

In a bid to gain some base fitness I have decided to live and train the Kenyan way, so I have left my home comforts in Loughborough and headed for Iten in the Rift Valley, Kenya. The red dirt roads of Iten are the training ground for the best endurance athletes in the world and [...]

Bitter Blow

By | January 25th, 2012|All Categories, Training|

After a difficult few months it is time to look forward to 2012 and the opportunities ahead. As any athlete knows injury can be a crushing blow but what doesn't kill you can only make you stronger. My build up for the Berlin Marathon was going very well in August until a niggle turned into [...]

Pre-Marathon training camp, Font Romeu

By | August 28th, 2011|All Categories, Galleries, General Updates, Training|

Just spent the last month in awesome surroundings and great weather in preparation for my Marathon debut. Here are some of the best moments...

Training diary: w.c. 22/5/11

By | May 30th, 2011|All Categories, Training|

Things definately on the up following almost a week out after Manchester 10k with a cold and dodgy stomach all week. Weekly mileage still pretty average at around 80miles as I continue to focus a little more on quality. Was really encouraged by my K's on Saturday - one of the first times I have [...]

Training diary: w.c. 8/5/11

By | May 12th, 2011|All Categories, Training|

Having really focussed on lots of heavy endurance work over the winter including, 100+ mile weeks, 12mile+ tempos and large rep sessions such as 3x(2k,1k) I've decided to switch focus a little to some shorter sessions to try and sharpen up for 3k & 5k races. I'm hoping that this will also benefit my 10k [...]

Running photos from Flagstaff

By | May 8th, 2011|All Categories, Galleries, General Updates, Training|

Here are some of my running photos from Buffalo Park, Flagstaff. It's a great place for medium to long reps (surface is a little slippy for anything too much faster) and steady state runs. Did see Bernard Lagat doing some mile reps here the other week so mustn't be too bad a place to train. [...]