Big news at TrainAsONE
We’re delighted to announce we’re going to have a TrainAsONE team and we need other runners to join the core team we’ve selected already.
TrainAsONE is about improvement, personally and collectively, and we want to work with brilliant athletes to help them improve and help TrainAsONE improve too. Some of Great Britain’s athletes are out there, working hard and striving to be the best they can be and TrainAsONE wants to work together.
So here’s the deal, before everyone sighs a collective groan of despair, it’s not just going to be a bunch of bloggers doing stuff for free socks (although there will be socks). We’ve got the ball rolling by picking athletes that fit the spirit that we wanted for a TrainAsONE team:
Hardworking, Ambitious and Dedicated to improving is what we want.
A quick intro to our core TrainAsONE team members:
Carl Hardman, a brilliant road, track and XC runner for Salford Harriers who recently ran 29:45 at the Manchester 10k in an International Field and has represented England on the road and trail. Carl is also a husband, father and full time worker and fits his training around a busy life. His main goal for 2017 is the Berlin Marathon.
Natalie White is no stranger to TrainAsONE and manages the social media accounts, but Nats is also a fantastic runner with a background of fell running championships and British Mountain Running teams. Nats has turned her attention in recent years to the bigger mountains and races, completing the 338km Tor des Geants and is gunning for the UTMB TDS in 2017.
Ben Riddell has also been a TrainAsONE model in the past, mainly due to his dashing good looks, but under that manly exterior is a road runner learning to love the mountains. Ben has a 10k PB under 31 minutes but has worked on his ability to fly uphill in recent years. Ben will be racing the 2017 Sierre Zinal, one of Europe biggest and most prestigious mountain races.
Rebecca Hilland is no stranger to the mountains and the roads. A doctor based in Bergen, Norway, Rebecca has represented Great Britain for mountain running, has a 2:39 marathon PB and will be looking to improve on this at Berlin Marathon this year.
Tom Evans burst onto the ultra running World scene this year with 3rd place at the Marathon des Sables in North Africa, racing the Moroccans in their own back yard and doing something so many have failed to do. Tom is an Officer in the British Army and is turning his eyes to the mountains this Summer, hitting the road in Frankfurt in October and maybe going back to the desert next year.
Now these five athletes form the core of our TrainAsONE team but this is where we need you.
We want to find a handful of athletes to join the ranks of the team and applications are now open.
In return we want to help support you to reach your goals, with kit, shoes, a financial reward system for races/PBs, an all expenses paid Squad Weekend in Chamonix, Team Network and Social Media Support.