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03 Mar “I have no doubt I will get back to where I was”: Steph Twell on her robust winter, Glasgow 2014 & taking the long-term approach

Robust is a word that crops up a few times in conversation with Steph Twell. So too is the idea of taking the long-term approach. For Steph Twell and her hugely successful coach, Mick Woods, making sure she is as robust as possible is the most...

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28 Jan Rory Fraser: US-based Brit sticking with track despite topping early-year UK half marathon rankings

Oregon-based Brit Rory Fraser says he has no plans just yet to step up in distance despite posting a swift early-year UK best at the Aramco Houston Half Marathon last weekend. The twenty six year old won the race on his official debut at the distance by...

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16 Jan Andy Ward: The 44 year old running sub-30 & taking on the UK’s finest over 10k

Chris Rainsford speaks to Andy Ward Looking at the results from three of the best domestic 10k races towards the back end of 2013 and one name sits impressively among the leading athletes at each one. Consistently inside and around the thirty minute mark, the fact that...

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06 Dec Where there’s a “will”, there’s a way: Jonny Mellor teams up with local solicitor in pursuit of Rio 2016

Liverpool Harrier Jonny Mellor has teamed-up with solicitor John Howell in an innovative plan that they hope will provide the necessary financial backing to support Jonny’s 2016 Olympic dream. The unique idea involves Howell’s expertise in personal client law to provide a service in wills and...

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04 Dec Jess Coulson: U23 Euro XC gold medallist ready to return with a vengeance after 2013 write-off

This time twelve months ago, Jess Coulson was in the form of her life and on the verge of winning gold in convincing fashion at the European Cross Country Championships in Budapest. In freezing conditions in the Hungarian capital, the Stockport athlete got herself out in...

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21 Nov Matty Hynes: Ex-semi-pro footballer turned runner aims for Rio 2016 after winning English 10k Champs

Three years ago Matty Hynes was playing semi-professional football for Stokesley FC and his experience of running amounted to just a handful of middle-distance races whilst at school. Fast-forward to last Sunday and the twenty five year old from Middlesbrough established himself as one of the...

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