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Monday Morning Motivation: Dave Wottle

Runners on an athletics track. A man in a white cap is narrowly in the lead.

Today’s inspiration comes in the form of American middle-distance runner David Wottle. This video is from the men’s 800m final at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. It shows Wottle (wearing his signature cap) seemingly coming from the back of the field to win. Interestingly, although Wottle was known for his sprint Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Rachael Arends

Rear view of a runner sprinting towards a finish line tape.

Today’s motivation comes courtesy of American runner Rachael Arends. Female victories in mixed gender events remain rare and are usually limited to extreme endurance events. In 2004 Nature predicted that women would beat men at 100m by 2156. However, the prediction was based on the fact that women’s race times were improving Read more…


Another hectic week

End of Red Skye Sportive.

It feels like all of my posts start with an excuse about how busy my week has been. This week is no exception. I’ve taken part in some CrossFit sessions, Southampton Tri Club’s Tim Wilks Day triathlon, and Red Skye Sportive. Hopefully, I will have more time for blogging in Read more…