5 Tips for Marathon Training!


Whilst living and training with the Kenyan marathoners I began to really see the differences in how they do things to how we do them. There's a lot we can learn from the East Africans, not just about running but how they lead their lives in general. The athletes I coach for the marathon are [...]

5 Tips for Marathon Training!2020-03-11T05:52:43+00:00

Want to improve as a runner? Slow Down!


Want to improve as a runner? Slow Down! I keep harping on about slowing down.. Ask most of the athletes I coach, if there's one thing I'm constantly reminding them, it's to slow down!! Having spent quite a bit of time in Kenya coaching and training it's obvious to see the benefits of going slow, [...]

Want to improve as a runner? Slow Down!2020-03-11T08:08:52+00:00

Kenyan Ultra Runners – Part 5


Team Update !!   Back In April training was going smoothly, the only issue were the long runs, the guys were asking for money for cars and drinks, this is what the marathon runners do there, they usually have a car alongside them during a long run passing them drinks every few miles, a luxury [...]

Kenyan Ultra Runners – Part 52019-06-25T19:01:12+00:00

Kenyan Ultra Runners – Part 4


March Update!   By March the guys were well and truly underway with their training. They would follow a fairly similar plan which consisted of lots of volume and a weekly speed workout, nothing too taxing but enough to avoid the habit of ‘plodding’. The basic idea is to get them accustomed to running lots [...]

Kenyan Ultra Runners – Part 42019-06-25T19:03:21+00:00

Kenyan Ultra Runners – Part 3


The Trial Ends, The Future 100k Record Breaker, Our First Female, And The Experienced One!  The final two hours went pretty much exactly as I’d expected they would. They all seemed to be finding it tough, the heat was getting unbearable, I don’t think any of them had eaten breakfast, they’d never run further than [...]

Kenyan Ultra Runners – Part 32019-06-25T19:04:00+00:00

Kenyan Ultra Runners – Part 2


Meeting Arnold & The track Trial. When Coach John Ewoi told me he had Arnold Kibbet travelling 8 hours to meet me I wasn’t convinced he’d come. Arnold had already represented Kenya at the 2015 World 50k championships, winning the silver medal, surely he had made his name, he didn’t need me or the team [...]

Kenyan Ultra Runners – Part 22019-06-25T19:02:15+00:00