What got you into running? And what keeps you doing it?
I started running at the local Folkestone parkrun, it's such a great community of friendly people. Inspired by those leading at the front, I knew I wanted to continue and run for a club. The satisfaction and feeling you get when you have trained hard keeps me going, also proving the body is not limited. If you're patient and apply yourself, you'll achieve your goal!
What is your typical training routine?
A typical training week consists of 5 days of running (50-55m), the core of the running week is based around: - 1 long run - 1 track session - 1/2 tempo runs or hill sessions Other activities that form an integral part of my week are: - 1 gym session - 1 circuit training session - 1 yoga session
Do you run with a club or a group?
Folkestone Running Club and Highgate Harriers.
Where's the strangest place you've run?
Around Mexico City Airport (delayed flights).
What song, if any, is guaranteed to make you run faster?
Oasis - Champagne Supernova
Do you run for the fun of it? Or for the results?
You have to enjoy it. The thrill of the results, or a PB are what spur you on to work harder, but if you're not enjoying running, training becomes a burden and results still won't make you happy.
What is the best bit of advice you've had from another runner?
Save your light racing flats / spikes for race-day only
What simple advice would you give to a new or novice runner?
Don't rush into running 5/6 days a week, it takes time for the body to adapt and build up the mileage.
What is your favourite piece of SOAR kit?
Ultra Rain Jacket - Perfect for staying warm and dry whilst warming up for a race.
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