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The Ups & Downs of Racing in Kenya

The Ups & Downs of Racing in Kenya

The blog retells some of Gavin's experiences of racing in Iten and Eldoret against some of the best runners in Kenya.  I wrote a description for a Instagram and Facebook post last week to go alongside a photo of me racing in Kenya. Unfortunately it was more than...

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Kenyan Hills (and other myths) Part 2

Kenyan Hills (and other myths) Part 2

This blog looks at The Kenyan Shuffle Jog and asks if it is useful type of running for non elite runners to include in their training. As a follow up to my previous article on Kenyan Hills I would now like to take a look at the next ‘Kenyan training myth’ I previously...

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Camp Recap – March 2020

Camp Recap – March 2020

"Everybody, the coaches, staff, locals and running mates were just outstanding"   Camp Info Camp Type: Training Focus WeeksDates: March 8th  - 21stKE Staff: Willy Songok (Head of Guest Relations), Callum Jones (UK management), Hugo van den Broek (Head Coach),...

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Critical Coaching: Optimism, Pessimism, and Realism

Critical Coaching: Optimism, Pessimism, and Realism

In this blog I want to take a look at the importance of being critical as a coach and how finding the right trade-off between optimism and critical analysis can have a significant effect on the athletes being coached. The opinions I present in this piece are based...

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Tim Brown – A Personal Reflection on The Kenya Experience

Tim Brown – A Personal Reflection on The Kenya Experience

In February 2020 8 guests from around the world took part in our Kenya Experience Original camp. You can read about our February Original Camp in our Camp Recaps section here One of those 8 guests included Tim Brown from the UK who joined us for a training camp in...

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Training Myths: Kenyan Hills

Training Myths: Kenyan Hills

This blog is about a workout that is commonly performed by western athletes and is usually referred to as "Kenyan Hills". It may surprise you to know that this workout is very rarely, if ever, performed by Kenyan runners! Many of you will have heard of a training...

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Mental Skills Training For Runners

Mental Skills Training For Runners

This blog talks about mental training for distance runners Time to try something new? With travel and movement restrictions now in place around the world people are looking for new and innovative ways to stay in shape and get their daily dose of exercise. Lets face...

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Base Training: A Typical Program for the 5-10k Runner

Base Training: A Typical Program for the 5-10k Runner

This blog discusses Base Training for Distance Runners and provides a sample training schedule from Kenya Experience Head Coach Hugo van den Broek With races all across the world being cancelled or postponed, now is a great time to work on building those all important...

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Camp Recap – Shrewsbury School 2019 Private Group

Camp Recap – Shrewsbury School 2019 Private Group

Camp Info Camp Type: Private Camp - Shrewsbury SchoolDates: December 13th - 17th 2019KE Staff: Willy Songok (Head of Guest Relations), Collins Kibet (Coach), Enock Kirop (Guest Relations & Photographer) + Run GuidesLocation: Iten, KenyaAccommodation: High Altitude...

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Hill Training For Distance Runners

Hill Training For Distance Runners

This blog discusses hill workouts for distance runners and how to incorporate them into your training. The author is The Kenya Experience Head Coach Hugo van den Broek. Hugo is a long time resident of Iten Kenya where he was previously a professional marathon runner...

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