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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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