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What’s up guys, I’m Jake Wightman and for those who don’t know me, I’m a British 1500m runner (and occasional 800m dabbler). I wanted to start sharing some stuff on here, and to begin with I’m going to give you a look at my 3 weeks of training in the build-up to running a 3:29 1500m in Monaco last Summer. This was a big PB for me and put me number 2 on the British all-time list for the event and helped me achieve a career goal of going under the 3:30 barrier. Hopefully the training data will speak for itself, but I’ll give you a bit of context around some of the stuff.
Indoor middle-distance records and all-time lists are under assault, you may have noticed. Not just under assault, actually; more getting smashed – particularly the all-time lists. Pleasingly, Australians have also been involved. Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay set a world record 3:53.09 in France on 9 February. Then last weekend, came an Australian...
In this extensive Runner’s Tribe series the world’s best ultra and trail runners share their training. Every few days we will be posting a new athletes’ weekly program during a peak training period. Next up we have break out performer and top 10 finisher at the Western States 100...
Last weekend Charlie Hunter, Oliver Hoare, and Morgan McDonald all broke Australian indoor records, while Patrick Tiernan broke the Australian 10,000m record just a few weeks ago. But 2020 wasn’t exactly a bearish year for records either. Stewart McSweyn grabbed a few, Jessica Hull snagged three,  and Patrick Tiernan grabbed one; not bad considering the pandemic and all. We decided to summarise all the recent Australian middle distance and distance records (last 6 months only – ie from say August 1st 2020).
In this extensive Runner’s Tribe series the world’s best ultra and trail runners share their training. Every few days we will be posting a new athletes’ weekly program during a peak training period. Next up we have Australia's own superstar ultrarunning prodigy, Lucy Bartholomew. Profile Home Town: Diamond Creek, Melbourne....
In this extensive Runner’s Tribe series the world’s best ultra and trail runners share their training. Every few days we will be posting a new athletes’ weekly program during a peak training period. Next up we have well known entrepreneur triathlete, ultra marathon runner, and USAT coach, Katie Godec. ...
One night back in the late-1970s, the announcer at Melbourne’s Olympic Park finally gave vent to his exasperation at the cat-and-mouse battle between two of Australia’s leading distance athletes on the track below for the Victorian men’s 5000 metres title. “Doesn’t anyone want to win this race,” he cried. I couldn’t...
In our sport, recovery is very important as we put so much pressure on our body and we demand so much from it day after day. To be able to get what we want from our body, it’s important to care for ourselves, especially after doing a hard race or session that can leave the body feeling stiff and sore. Below are 5 recovery tips, as well as some convenient alternatives to have you feeling more ready for your next race or session.
"If you run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole. If you run into assholes all day, you're the asshole." -Raylan Givens, Justified In today's modern society, many factors come into play when saying 'hello' to strangers, while out running. Firstly, let me say, I don't...
In this extensive Runner’s Tribe series the world’s best ultra and trail runners share their training. Every few days we will be posting a new athletes’ weekly program during a peak training period. Next up we have record-breaking ultramarathoner who's represented Great Britain, Damian Hall. Profile Home Town: Nailsworth Favourite...