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2012 Olympic 10,000m trials report-
After looking at the start list I knew I would be in some
good company when the field included the likes of Kenenisa Bekele and Gebre
Gebremariam + other great Ethiopian and Kenyan
athletes (Bekele is the world record holder for 5 & 10,000m)
I travelled up the morning of the race and tried to relax my
legs as much as possible when I g…
Back at Watford again!
This time it was for a 5000m, after racing around 9days days
ago my legs were perfectly recovered for a fast 5k. Before entering this race I
wrote down a time of 13.58 which was rather ambitious seeing as my personal
best time before going into this was 14.31...but what the heck I went for it!
My plan was to start off easy at the back of the pack and
run the race progres…
So this was my first 1500m of the year at my favourite
After putting down 3:52 on the entry paper I started to
realise that I would be waiting a long time until my race came aroundâ€¦I ended
up being race number 17! After being warmed up ridiculously early for the start
of the race I had race plan of running around 63secs for each lap early on then
try to see if I could p…
This was my first 5000m of the year so I was hoping to run a
good fast race early on in the season to see what shape I was in. I had a set
plan in this 5k which was to go out hard and test my fitness.
I ran the first mile in 4.31 (14min 5k pace) which felt surprisingly
easy so I decided to stick to the plan of trying to run 4.30s for as long as I could
and hopefully gain a gap on some of the ot…
Road race in Switzerlandâ€¦ YES PLEASE!
I travelled to my friends flat in London where he lives
during the racing season before I set off for my flight first thing Friday
morning. My friend lives with some very good Kenyan and Ethiopian athletes that
are staying in England while they are racing in Europe.
The race that I was running was an 8.71km (approx.) road
race in Lucerne which is app…
My first track opener of the season!
I have raced at Woodside stadium in Watford before and I
always find that you can run fast on the track there mainly because of the fact
it’s never usually too windy and the temperature always seems to be perfect!
I had a time target in mind of anywhere between 8:15-8.30
for 3000m, this would be a new personal best time that I would be going for so
I need to keep more consistent with these blog entries!
Anyways, I was happy to be picked to run for England in the
Home Countries XC International in Ireland. I thought my last cross country
race would have been the inter counties in Birmingham but I was happy to run
just one more cross country race this season.
I won’t go into too much detail with this race because I was
a little disappoin…