After yesterdays success it is straight back training today! 65 min long steady run with my training partner Jack Williams. Beautiful weather- was almost a bit too hot…
Picture of me with Reading AC clubmate and Berkshire team mate Ben Priddle!
Being interviewed on sky sports after my race!
It’s good to start things off positively… so I am pleased to say that yesterday I won the UK Intercounties cross country (XC) title in Birmigham. It was a sweet win too after my race 2 weeks ago in the English National XC in London, Parliament hill where I collapsed on the finish line spending an hour in an ambulance after finishing a dissapointing 6th!
I was delighted to be able to come back in Birmigham and win one, if not the biggest XC races of the year. The fact that all the races were live on sky sports made it even sweeter!
It made the 5.30AM wake up time on saturday morning completely worth it and was a nice reward at the end of my cross country season for the work I have put in.
The race itself went perfectly to the plan that my coach (Rob Mckim) and I had agreed. After going off too quickly 2 weeks ago, I decided to start off slower, working my way through the field before making a “break” in the latter stages of the race. It went as planeed and I finished the 6km course in 18.29 16 seconds ahead of my berkshire teammate Scott Halstead who finished 2nd. This meant that as well as individual gold berkshire also got a team 3rd. A great end to a very satisfying day :)
A week on from my day out at Wembley with the Asda and Sportsaid team I just thought I would take the time to say thank you. I really do appreciate this oppurtunity!
Meanwhile training has been going well over the last few days. I am now in a taper period before my last race of the season, English Schools in Somerset. I will let you know how it goes. :)
Athletics - Middle/Long distance
Partnered with:Asda Tilehurst
Hi there! My names Jonathan Davies and I run for Reading Athletics club. I have represented my country for both cross country and 3000m at school and under 20 level. My aim is to win a gold medal at the olympic games. Through this blog I would like to share with you my journey! Thank you!!!