Tag Archives: Interviews

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…

An Interview with Purple Patch Race Director and GB Masters Elite Athlete Claire Donald

With a variety of events and distances (from 5km road races up to a standard distance Duathlon) plus a virtual running club, training camps in UK and overseas and coaching, Purple Patch Running offer a vast range of services for every type of athlete. We caught up with Purple Patch director and Elite Masters Athlete Claire Donald to learn more about the brand… So Purple Patch Running is definitely an eye-catching name. Where did the name come from? It was a combination of two things: 1) a ‘purple patch’ is a…

An Interview with Reebok Spartan Head Coach Richard Pringle

Spartan UK have had an impressive 2015 so far hosting more events spread throughout the country than ever before! We caught up with Reebok Spartan Head Coach and Ambassador Richard Pringle as he prepares for Spartan’s final 3 events of 2015 in Battle, Kent – the UK South Sprint, Super and Beast…  Good Morning Richard and thanks for speaking to us. So, looking back over how 2015 has been so far, this year has been pretty busy for Spartan UK’s with new events in even more areas… how has managing…

An Interview with TEKO Socks Owner Gordon Fraser

Leading international “eco-performance” sock brand TEKO has been a favourite of ours for several years, we love their ethical credentials (which you can read about in depth here) and that some of their socks are made out of recycled polyester made from plastic drinks bottles and recycled polyamide made from recycled industrial fishing nets, whilst others use organic merino wool. So we were delighted to hear that they were a winner in the ‘Sustainable Innovations’ category at the 10th annual International OutDoor Industry Awards held in Germany recently for their new ‘REGENERATE ME’…