How to Run Like a Kenyan- Part One: Altitude Training

Kenyans are an ethnic minority that make up about 0.06% of the world’s population. Yet, Kenyans dominate many running races. It seemed to all start in August 1966. The face of running changed at what was then called the British Empire and Commonwealth Games. Before...

read more

Pain is Good

The human body is a magnificently complex structure. Atoms form molecules, molecules form cells, cells form everything we are. Every process in our bodies from a macro level (running, jumping, dancing) through to the micro level (cellular diffusion, energy production,...

read more

X-Rays and Instagram: How They Are The Same

We all know that Instagram pictures don’t exactly show reality of life. Instagram flaunts carefully crafted accounts that portray a certain image. It’s not a lie, but it’s definitely not the whole truth. For example, a smiley selfie on the beach that fails to show a...

read more

A Different Kind of Holiday Period for Luke

What is the holiday period like in Kenya? Christmas: Do you recall seeing memes on Facebook about dreaded family 5km runs on Christmas morning? Imagine that, but an entire village, no dread, and the run being 15-20km. And that's the morning run here in Iten. With...

read more

Luke Is Off To Kenya!

I grew up in a big running family down in Taranaki. From since I can remember I have been dragged around the country to various different races from 5km to marathons. So its no surprise that I ended up working within a field which means I get to work with runners on a...

read more