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Playing Golf for Faster Running?

Playing Golf for Faster Running?

I’ve been a competitive runner for over 25 years, running my first UK Intercounties Cross Country in Luton in 1997 as an 11 year old (finishing 96th) and taking the sport seriously ever since. I’ve been playing recreational golf once a week since about June of 2020. ...

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What we can learn from the elites

What we can learn from the elites

  In our last blog, we highlighted the risks associated with attempting to copy the training programs of elite runners and explained why this is not an effective way of getting the most out of your own running. The underlining message of that article, however,...

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Why You Shouldn’t Copy the Elites

Why You Shouldn’t Copy the Elites

Finding new, imaginative and most importantly, effective ways of training is a relatively common pass time for most runners. Whether you have reached a bit of a plateau in performance and are looking for ways to break through, or you are simply searching for new ways...

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The Ups & Downs of Racing in Kenya

The Ups & Downs of Racing in Kenya

The blog retells some of Gavin’s experiences of racing in Iten and Eldoret against some of the best runners in Kenya.  I wrote a description for a Instagram and Facebook post last week to go alongside a photo of me racing in Kenya. Unfortunately it was more than...

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Kenyan Hills – a Common Myth

Kenyan Hills – a Common Myth

This blog is about a workout that is commonly performed by western athletes and is usually referred to as “Kenyan Hills”. It may surprise you to know that this workout is very rarely, if ever, performed by Kenyan runners! Many of you will have heard of a training...

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Critical Coaching: Optimism, Pessimism, and Realism

Critical Coaching: Optimism, Pessimism, and Realism

In this blog I want to take a look at the importance of being critical as a coach and how finding the right trade-off between optimism and critical analysis can have a significant effect on the athletes being coached. The opinions I present in this piece are based...

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