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How unners can maximise recovery through sleep

How unners can maximise recovery through sleep

The third in our Lessons from Kenya Series is now available over at our Kenya Experience site  Lesson three focuses on the importance of recovery for distance runners and specifically the benefits of a good nights sleep. With all the technology and products on sale...

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The importance of hills for faster distance running

The importance of hills for faster distance running

In the wake of the Tokyo Olympics and the continued success of Kenya's long-distance runners, Running Trips founder Gavin has written a series of blogs titled: Lessons from Kenya. Kenya has been a huge part of Gavin's life since he first travelled there in 2010 for a...

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Coach Hugo featured by World Athletics

Coach Hugo featured by World Athletics

Coach Hugo featured by World Athletics A recent article on the World Athletics website about the development of elite runners in India heavily features Kenya Experience Head Coach Hugo van den Broek. World Athletics are the global governing body (formerly known as...

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Hill Sprints for Distance Runners

Hill Sprints for Distance Runners

This blog discusses the use of Hill Sprints in training for distance runners. It first appeared on our sister site for Kenya Experience and has been updated and edited by the author. Hill Sprints were first introduced to me when I was coaching Kenyan runners with...

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Listen to your body. What does that mean?

Listen to your body. What does that mean?

Listening to your body - What does that actually mean and how can you get better at it? In our latest blog article, Gavin discussed some of the approaches to training that are typically adopted by Kenyan athletes, and why these should (or, in some cases should not) be...

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Kenyan Training – the Good, the Bad and the Missing

Kenyan Training – the Good, the Bad and the Missing

Should you train like the Kenyans? This blog answers that question by looking at 8 ways the Kenyan style of training can impact your own running. Three things to copy, two things you need not worry about, and three things where you should consider doing the opposite...

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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 elite runners?

What we can learn from elite runners?

  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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