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Tom Evans

Tom Evans

Runner and soldier

What got you into running? And what keeps you doing it?
I started running at school on the track competing in 1500m. Since joining the British Army I have started racing in anything from 10km to ultra marathons. I am racing in Marathon des Sables 2017. I am hoping to finish in the top 10. In the rest of 2017 I want to qualify for the GB Ultra Team.

What is your typical training routine?
I am averaging 90 - 120 miles per week. The majority of my training is done on trails, grass or cross country. I do a combination of speed work during the week, for example 15-20 1km reps with 60s rest. On weekends I normally do back to back long runs, clocking anything up to 100km

Do you run with a club or a group?
I run for the Army Athletics Association, Lewes Athletics Club and am currently training with the AB Group.

Where's the strangest place you've run?
The Falkland Islands.

What song, if any, is guaranteed to make you run faster?
At the moment I am listening to x ambassadors new album.

Do you run for the fun of it? Or for the results?
I love running and always have. With lots of hard work the results are coming too.

What is the best bit of advice you've had from another runner?
Learn to understand your body. You will be able to run further than you think.

What simple advice would you give to a new or novice runner?
Join a local club and get running with a group. There is nothing to be worried about, everyone starts somewhere

What is your favourite piece of SOAR kit?
Soar Race shorts that I will be wearing all season and in all races including marathon des Sables

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