British Athletics Cross Challenge 2020 Race Review

British Athletics Cross Challenge 2020

The British Athletics Cross Challenge attracts quality athletes from the home countries. On Saturday 11 January 2020, Stirling’s Kings Park hosted a very wet and muddy series of cross country races. In this post, I’ll answer the question “What happened during the 2020 British Athletics Cross Challenge senior events?” and what lessons all runners can … Continue reading British Athletics Cross Challenge 2020 Race Review

Saltmarsh Ultramarathon 2019 Race Report

2019 Saltmarsh Ultra

5 October 2019The race director counted down and shouted “Go!” I quickly maintained the 9:00 per mile pace I wanted. Runners were soon strung out along the grassy trail. I briefly spoke to a competitor with an American accent, who had previously run a 50k race. His predicted time was several hours quicker than mine.I passed through a … Continue reading Saltmarsh Ultramarathon 2019 Race Report

World Cross Country Championships 2019 Review

2019 World Cross Country Championships

The 43rd edition of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships was set to be a memorable one. 520 athletes from 63 countries were competing for titles in the Danish city of Aarhus last Saturday. The course, a 2km lap repeated multiple times, consists of constant undulations, with short sections of mud, water and sand. But … Continue reading World Cross Country Championships 2019 Review

NYC Half Marathon 2019 Review

Joyciline Jepkosgei at NYC Half 2019

The 14th edition of the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon was the biggest event in its history. Over 24,000 runners took to the streets of New York City last Sunday. There were also 9 Olympians on show as they made their way from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Despite the chilly early morning conditions, the racing was … Continue reading NYC Half Marathon 2019 Review

Dubai Marathon 2019 Race Review

Getaneh Molla at Dubai Marathon 2019

The 20th edition of the Dubai Marathon is another spectacle of East African marathon supremacy.The elite race starts at 6am local time. The sky is still dark, but the bright streetlights and little wind mean conditions are ideal. The marathon is held on relatively new roads, with flat, smooth tarmac.The men’s race has three Kenyan … Continue reading Dubai Marathon 2019 Race Review

Great Stirling Cross Country 2019 Race Review

Hillary Bor at Great Stirling Cross Country 2019

Although cold, conditions in central Scotland last Saturday were dry. Coupled with the fast, flat (for the most part) golf course, the Simplyhealth Great Stirling Cross Country races suited track runners best. The 3-team competition may not have resulted in a massive field of runners. But the rivalries were evident and promised intense racing over … Continue reading Great Stirling Cross Country 2019 Race Review

4 Reasons for the New 2018 World Half Marathon Record

Abraham Kiptum's World Record

Despite the astonishing achievement I analyse why Kenyan Abraham Kiptum had many factors in his favour as he broke the long-standing half marathon world record.