Rank #1: Valencia Records, Professional Contracts and Super Shoes
Dec 10 2020
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Nov 16 2020
Rank #3: The 80/20 Method: 80% Nonsense, 20% Truth?
Oct 20 2020
Rank #4: Running With The Norwegians
In this episode we look back on some exciting races that have taken place in recent weeks, including Joshua Cheptegei's incredible 5000m world record. How much help was the new LED peacemaking system when going for a world record attempt? And how on earth do you find pacers who can keep up that pace!?
In the second half of the episode we turn our attention to the rise of Norwegian distance running, calling on Callum's recent experience of training with some of the top runners in Norway. How have the Ingebrigtsen brother's influenced the training approach of a nation? Could this be a country to keep an eye on in the coming years as times get faster and faster 👀
Sep 12 2020
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Rank #10: Running during a global pandemic
The world is in the midst of a world-wide pandemic, and in this, the first episode of The Kenya Experience podcast we discuss what it's like to be a runner during this time of uncertainty. Gavin and Callum discuss their experiences as athletes in the UK during 'Lockdown' and Hugo joins us live from Iten, where he updates us on the situation in Kenya and how coronavirus is effecting life for him and the professional runners who are based in Iten.
For Callum it's been fairly plain sailing and without any races on the horizon he has been able to enjoy a relaxed approach to his serious training (he's run 14:20 for 5k!). For Gavin, it's been a tricky few weeks having picked up an injury early during the UK's lockdown and subsequently being unable to access treatment. After sulking for a few weeks, he has since hit the bike in an attempt to retain some sanity and some fitness. Whilst for Hugo much of day to day life remains unchanged.
In the first half of the podcast Gavin and Callum also give some background info on themselves, and recall their own journeys to Kenya's 'Home of Champions' in Iten. In the second half Hugo considers the differing motivations of athletes in Kenya which may depend on their own level of running and their financial situation. As well as letting us know what it's like to coach elite athletes during this period, Hugo also gives his advice for runners of all levels who want to emerge on the other side of the pandemic as better runners than before.
Thanks for tuning in and we hope you find something of value during our chat.
Gavin and Callum make up the UK Office of The Kenya Experience, Gavin having founded the company in 2010 and Callum joining us in late 2017 initially to help with content production and social media work in what is now an ever evolving role. Hugo van den Broek is Head Coach at The Kenya Experience. He is a 2:12 marathon runner originally from the Netherlands who has lived in Iten Kenya for over a decade where he is married with 2 children. Hugo has a masters degree in Human Movement Science and alongside his work with The Kenya Experience he also coaches elite athletes including the Indian Distance Project and professional runners from Europe and Africa as well non elite athletes from around the world.
Visit www.traininkenya.com to learn more about our running camps in Iten Kenya and view our blogs to read more from Gavin, Callum and Hugo. You can also check us out on Insta, Facebook and Youtube
May 15 2020