Athlete Interviews

“I need a strong character to coach me” – Luke Duffy on new beginnings with the Run Yard

It is easy to see 2021 as a breakout year for Luke Duffy. A senior GB vest, Euro-Cross relay gold, three second personal bests in both the 800 (1.49.56) and 1500m (3.42.33). By most standards it was an impressive jump. But when you put it in context it suggests there’s plenty left to come. For … Continue reading “I need a strong character to coach me” – Luke Duffy on new beginnings with the Run Yard

“Perhaps people think they’ve got to slow down so they do” – Andrew Davies on running his best past 40.

Andrew Davies isn’t like most international athletes. Most don’t get their first senior coach at 33, run their fastest marathon at 40 and do it all on the back of a successful career as a semi-pro footballer. But for Andrew none of these facts seem extra-ordinary. They’re all logical progressions when you step out the … Continue reading “Perhaps people think they’ve got to slow down so they do” – Andrew Davies on running his best past 40.

“Performances out there are valued” – Rory Leonard on stateside ambitions.

Speaking to Rory Leonard you quickly get the sense of a man who knows he has found his fit. A GB international and a collegiate athletic powerhouse in Oklahoma State. Three and a half years to hone his craft. A family affair But it wasn’t always meant to be that way. Rory’s parents both went … Continue reading “Performances out there are valued” – Rory Leonard on stateside ambitions.

“The best part of funding is student finance” – Ellis Cross on stepping up to the seniors

Ellis Cross was a prolific junior athlete. A two-time English national cross-country winner in the U20s, two-time BUCS 5000m champ, 15th in the European cross-country champs U23s in 2016. These were performances which had Ellis quite rightly thinking about a future as a professional athlete. Keep up the momentum and the career would come. “I … Continue reading “The best part of funding is student finance” – Ellis Cross on stepping up to the seniors

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