Elite Running Event Reviews

Grounded Runner - Elite Events

In 2012 I was fortunate enough to spectate at the Olympic men’s marathon race held in London. I watched as more than 100 elite athletes from more than 50 nations gave their all on the streets of my capital city.

That hot August day will live long in my memory as it inspired me to run my first marathon a year later.

Runners at 2012 Men's Olympic Marathon in London

Since becoming a coach I have not only enjoyed watching talented athletes compete in thrilling races but also studying their race strategies and training methods. This has greatly improved my understanding of athletics and how to better meet the specific needs of the runners I coach.

The major races I have analysed include:

2019 British Athletics Championships
2019 London Diamond League
2019 Monaco Diamond League
2019 Lausanne Diamond League
2019 Stanford Diamond League
2019 Rome Diamond League
2019 Stockholm Diamond League
2019 World Relay Championships
2019 London Marathon
2019 World Cross Country Championships
2019 New York City Half Marathon
2019 Vitality Big Half
2019 European Indoor Athletics Championships
2019 Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix
2019 British Indoor Athletics Championships
2019 Dubai Marathon
2019 Great Stirling Cross Country

2018 European Cross Country Championships
2018 Valencia Half Marathon
2018 New York City Marathon
2018 Great South Run
2018 Chicago Marathon
2018 Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships
2018 European Athletics Championships
2018 London Marathon

Athletes I have researched include:

Ultrarunner Lee Grantham
T54 wheelchair athlete David Weir