Category: Coaching & Training


The January edition of Anyika Onuora‘s video blog series has come out and offers glimpses into her blocks/start workouts, either free-run or sledge-harnessed, along with other relative drills. Asha Philip, Britain’s top-ranked 60m sprinter this winter, makes a cameo paying host duties.

This is a video blog just released by Andy Turner, also featuring James Ellington, over a very interesting workout in the gym. Do take a look at it!

This is the January edition of the video blog series on Daegu discus finalist Brett Morse, as just released by UK Athletics, so do have a look at it and the progress into the winter of the Welsh record holder.

This is the latest training video up by ‘Prince’ Wallace Spearmon, with Darvis ‘Doc’ Patton in a cameo, dealing with his block start workouts, offering views from many different angles into the bargain. Do have a look at it! By the way, he has promised a lot more in video soon!

Top US 800m runner Alysia Montano, fourth in Daegu, features in this very good video performing a series of various running drill routines. Notice the mobility, core strength, skill and rhythm of the American.

UK Athletics Head Coach Charles van Commennee overviews a successful past year for the British colours in track and field and looks forward to a most challenging Olympic season lying ahead.

The December installment of Jenny Meadows‘s video blog reels out over a high-altitude training spell at Fort Romeu in the Pyrenees and presents pieces of runs on pasture and plenty of glimpses into the weight and gym training of the European 800m bronze medallist, who has already expressed her interest to contest the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul.

Yet another video released by ‘Prince’ Wallace Spearmon over his training drills. Do have a look at it!

A little glance into a regular day in the gym for Commonwealth heptathlon champion Louise Hazell

The first day of a massive year for British athletics was sadly meant to be the last for legandary Frank Horwill, the man who identified with a revolution in the middle distance training, as he finally succumbed to cancer.

Born in 1927, he invented and laid down the famous now ‘5-pace training theory’ which was employed in full and epitomized by great Sebastian Coe on his way to two Olympic titles over 1500m and 12 world records in distances from 800m through to the mile, subsequently embraced and adopted by top runners like Said Aouita and coaches far and wide in the globe.

Horwill was also highly responsible for the foundation of the British Milers Club in 1963 which evolved as far as an institution that has formed the competitive core for home middle and long distance runners spanning a fifth decade of life now.

His main training charge was top athletics commentator nowadays Tim Hutchings who just missed out on Olympic bronze in a massive PB over 5000m in Los Angeles in 1984, a European bronze medallist in Stuttgart two years on, and won two World Cross Country silvers in 1985 and 1989.

For good measure, he proved a prolific writer with perpetual contributions to Athletics Weekly and authoring top coaching books like “Obsession for running” (1991) and the “Complete middle distance runner” (1972), the latter along with Harry Wilson and Denis Watts.

Horwill received an MBE for his voluntary services to British athletics in late 2011. May he rest in peace and he will be always remembered…