Elite Events

Runners about to Run

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:

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