On the Spot – Rowan Collins

When did running begin for you? I work with horses for a living. During my early 20s I was working for an event rider who ran the cross country courses before an event. Puffing round and failing to keep up with my 6ft 2in boss I realised I needed to get fitter if I was […]

On the Spot – Sam Stillwell

When did running begin for you?  Running began for me after a huge life changing wake up call! I went through a major Point in my life where trauma had ruptured my thought and day to day life thinking process, After taking a step back from it all, I had found that my life goals […]

On the Spot – Ellen van der Velden

Why do you run? Because I can! This has not always been the case. When I was little, I had bony lumps growing on legs and arms causing issues with exercising. They called me the terminator at secondary school as I had metal pins sticking out of my arm and walked round on crutches (i.e. […]

UTMB – Ultra Trail du Month Blanc – Neil Boosey

UTMB – Ultra Trail du Month Blanc 5:45pm on Friday 1st September, Vengalis’ Conquest of Paradise, echoes around the streets of Chamonix.  After an hour sitting in the blazing sun we get to our feet and surge towards the start.   2700 Runners clap down the final 10 seconds, until the church clock strikes 6pm […]

On the Spot – Sarah Oughton

When did running begin for you? I ran cross country in school, but then stopped completely until my mid-20s. I started running again by accident when my gymnastics friend invited me to run with her before our class. We ran 1k and a few months later I signed up for the Paris half marathon.   […]

On the Spot – Sarah Atkinson

When did running begin for you? My main sport at school was netball, but I was never ‘sporty’ per say. I had always preferred playing Goal Shooter in order to do the least amount of moving about as possible, whilst still getting the glory due to a minor height advantage. After a very sedentary university […]

On the Spot – Abi Truelove

When did running begin for you? Running began for me at school. I ran the 200m and 400m for the school athletics team. When I went to university I ran with a campus club, but unfortunately it all came to a stop in my third year after I developed an eating disorder. Fast-forward about 15 […]

On the Spot – Alexandra Oliver

When did running begin for you? In 2016.  I was living in Spain, had piled weight on and was not in a particularly happy place. A good friend of mine at the time was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer and suggested my life wasn’t all that bad considering!  Helen asked if I’d run a Race […]

Brighton Marathon – Alexandra Oliver

From roof top runner to ultra runner and back via a marathon. The lead up to Brighton Marathon. I am the storm…….this is my mantra.… I’m getting ready for my first “real” marathon event. Yes, I’ve done a few trail runs of this distance, I’ve even done an ultra marathon recently. Who would have thought […]

On the Spot – Jon Lawrence

Name? Jon Lawrence When did running begin for you? I have always enjoyed running, but it started properly for me back in 2007 when I was travelling with my job. I decided I’d go to the gym and run on the treadmill and I started to increase the distance and pace and then ventured outside […]