06 Apr IAAF COUNCIL MEETING – NOTES, MOSCOW, 6 APRIL, DAY 1

IAAF Council chaired by President Lamine Diack, met today (6) for the first of a two-day session in the Royal Radisson Hotel, Moscow. The 49th IAAF Congress and the 14th edition of the IAAF World Championships, Moscow 2013 will be hosted in the capital of the Russian Federation this coming August. Full...

Read More

04 Apr Win at the Stanford Invitational

Another week past in California. Last week I went into Bentley School in Oakland with my previous coach Robert Weir who was in the area. We spoke about our trials and tribulations and answered some interesting questions from some inquisitive eight year olds. It was...

Read More

01 Apr PB at Stanford

It’s been two days, and I’m still not sure how I feel about this race. I ran a PB by over 20 seconds, but I still feel really disappointed as it really wasn’t what I had seen in the past from races at Stanford, and...

Read More
119_23851730304_5309_n

27 Mar The Journey Continues

So my journey back from injury continues. This is my 6th week of running and I managed my longest run since the 4th November. Last Tuesday me and Mick thought a bit of tempo would be the way forward. I did my usual session preparation,...

Read More

20 Mar San Francisco & Valencia

I’m currently in the last hour of my flight to San Francisco for my training camp.  Having competed in Valencia this weekend I left my hotel at 0330 and it is now 0200 Spanish time, it’s been a long 24 hours and I’m looking forward...

Read More

18 Mar It’s a pretty standard story…..

It’s a pretty standard story; I was a talented youngster, on the way to great things and although training was hard, success came relatively easily. I took a few set-backs, same as everyone else, but I seemed to bounce back and injuries longer than a...

Read More
524676_416433311759133_528798665_n

15 Mar XC Season & Plans

Hey Guys! Not much has changes as I keep saying really, after the disappointment of last week’s Intercounties I can honestly say that I have to write off this cross country season. Before the season I had high hopes and was seemingly in the best shape...

Read More

14 Mar Adrenaline Rush

Sorry for the lack of blogging over the past few weeks. Last week I was struck down with the horrific viral infection, which seems to be hitting everyone very hard. My days consisted of moving between the sofa and my bed. I also had a...

Read More
Ben_Fish

14 Mar Trafford 10k

Training has been going pretty well over the past three weeks since my ankle problem, so I was confident of putting in a decent run at the Trafford 10k. It's a fast race which has a great reputation built up through the hard work of...

Read More

14 Mar It’s been a while

Firstly, I’d like to apologise for my absence from the blogging scene, it’s been a while. This cross country season has been somewhat a disaster. Result wise anyway. With a lot of poor results I’ve been left rather unsatisfied with my season as a whole....

Read More

14 Mar Hi Everyone

I would firstly like to thank eightlane for asking me to blog for them. I hope that the readers find my contribution insightful and enjoyable to read. Firstly, I should introduce myself, I am a GB hammer thrower based in Loughborough and originally for the...

Read More

11 Mar Mother’s Day

Seeing as it’s Mother’s Day I thought it appropriate to blog about the person who is my biggest supporter when it comes to athletics – my mummy! Yesterday, I had the privilege of throwing her a surprise 60th birthday party for over 100 guests, and it...

Read More

10 Mar Back to it!

It may have been noted that I’ve been a bit quiet over the past month and a bit, and it’s fair to say my results have taken a bit of a dip. I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth though; I’ve just had...

Read More

06 Mar The little voice

Runners. Every non runner, every athlete in every other sport thinks we are crazy. And a lot of the time they are right. Who else would persist to do their sport outside in a thunderstorm, or a blizzard, or even a hurricane? But sometimes this...

Read More