Category Archives: Interviews

Five Films

During the lead up to the Marathon des Sables, I travelled from Toronto to London, then to Rome, and Paris before flying to Morocco. There were 3 races in as many weeks and a great many fascinating friends. I took a little video footage of experiences that interested me as I went. I thought of making it into one long film but having done that and seen it come out at nearly three and a half hours, I knew if I wanted anybody to watch it I had to somehow…

On Improving Running Performance

I’ve done pretty good in my running this year. The first 6 events I took part in, in wildly varying weather and underfoot conditions, resulted in me beating my personal bests over 4 distances and gaining my first ever 1st place at a 10km race whilst the last event, a 50 mile mountain trail event that was meant to be just a bit of fun, delivered an age group podium finish. This short article tries to explain the reasons for this relative success. Here are a few finish line selfies to…

My challenge to improve my health and achieve a Half Marathon personal best, while attempting to discover a love of running along the way…

by Laura Kimberley I don’t really like running. I feel I should make that clear before going into any details about what I’m doing or why I’m doing them. I am a fundamentally lazy human; I like reading, trashy telly and online shopping but I also want to be healthy and like most women my age (nearly 30!!!) I worry about my body image. My fiancé is mega fit and super active and recently he has been helping me to put things into perspective about getting the body shape that…

An Interview With Vlad Ixel

Vlad started running in 2012 and turned vegan shortly afterwards. In June 2013 he entered the 75km Kep ultramarathon in Perth, Australia and won by over 5 minutes, setting a course record. He’s also won the Northface 100km events in Singapore and Thailand, the TMBT 100km in Malaysia, and numerous other races across a range of distances in Australia and the Far East Hi Vlad, thanks for speaking to us today. Can I start by asking what motivated you to start running? I have rather an excessive personality. When I…