I find Stephen Scullion in a coffee shop in Teddington. Barely a mile from the same track on which he’s plied his trade for almost 16 years, the same Bushy Park where shoeprints have left their mark from mile after mile of tempos, easy runs and the soul-searching in between. Scull, as he’s known to … Continue reading Stephen Scullion – Unfinished business
Sitting down with Dave Clarke, it’s almost impossible to distill a 20-year-long career into a few thousand words. 12 appearances at the World Cross-Country, three National XC titles and two decades racing the best in Europe, here’s our attempt; three races that made me. World Cross-Country Championships 1983 Riverside Park, Gateshead, 20th March 1983. Green … Continue reading Dave Clarke – Three races that made me
A footballer three years ago, a distance runner in December, Callum Elson is now a bonafide miler. On 12 February 2022 Callum became the 217th Brit to run a sub-four-minute mile, finishing second in 3.59.71 at the BU Valentine meet in Boston, Massachusetts. Fast forward a month and Elson is the NCAA Div II Indoor … Continue reading Callum Elson – from footballer to sub-four
The NCAA Division 1 Indoor Track and Field Championships will take place the weekend of March 11-12 at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama. It’s a schedule packed full of Brits to keep an eye out for. The full schedule can be found here closer to the time. This is being shown on ncaa.com … Continue reading NCAA Indoor Champs – The Brits involved
Once again on Parliament Hill, amongst a sea of familiar vests, one made its way to the front. The green and gold of Wallsend, a distinctive undershirt beneath and a 20-year-old quickly making his mark. Sam Charlton has established himself as one of Britain’s most exciting prospects, winning English Schools, Inter County and National titles … Continue reading The Wallsend Harrier making a green and gold splash – Sam Charlton
Even if you wanted to, it would be almost impossible to replicate the approach to running of Jimmy Ashworth. The world, for better or worse has irrevocably changed. Jimmy’s a familiar face for many endurance fans but for most of his early life had little intention to get involved in the sport. Jogging for fitness … Continue reading Jimmy Ashworth – “Running gets under your skin”
The English National Cross-Country Championships returns to Parliament Hill for the first time since 2018. That day Adam Hickey prevailed for the men with Phoebe Law taking the women’s title. With the effects of Storm Eunice leaving Parliament Hill a mudbath, it promises to be a war of attrition over 12k for the Senior Men … Continue reading English National Cross-Country Champs Preview 2022
Matt Leach speaks to me from across the Atlantic, fitting in an hour or so conversation around 100 weekly miles and life as a software engineer at Google. It’s quickly apparent he’s an intelligent man but with his athletics there’s a side of the old romantic. You’d be forgiven for thinking Leach is a … Continue reading “What excites you the most leads to the best performances” – Matt Leach
Josh Kerr’s quest for World Championship gold begins this Saturday over the mile at the Millrose Games, where he will face a star-studded field. The Scotsman, fresh from Tokyo bronze, faces an Olympic final re-run against 11th placer Ollie Hoare, as well as the challenge of a developing Hobbs Kessler. With Craig Engels and Clayton … Continue reading Millrose Games 2022 Preview
“The only way you build consistency is being a step back” – Kris Jones and a summer of twin ambitions.
Kris Jones raced at the weekend in the Scottish Inter-District. He won, perhaps no great shock to many neutral observer but it was significant nonetheless. Kris hasn’t raced since last summer’s Olympic 10,000m trials. That day in June the Welshman ran 28.23.50, fifth Brit and crucially well under the Commonwealth Games standard. Since fast 10,000 … Continue reading “The only way you build consistency is being a step back” – Kris Jones and a summer of twin ambitions.
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