Three strong weeks in Alicante and three more in Dungarvan, Ireland resulted me opening my season with a new British Record at the Irish National Indoors. Having set the 5k outdoor record last summer I wanted the Indoor record of 19:22, however had to settle for the Indoor Under 23 record which is now set at 19:50.

My 2012 season continued with a bang, when I won the UK National 10mile championships on the 4th of March.
After these two races and a strong winter I'm now all set for this Sunday's 20k in Lugano, Swtizerland. My first opportunity to race 20k this year, and my first chance to go for that Olympic B standard of 84:30mins.

The last few weeks training in Leeds has been strong, however last week I suffered an injury scare in my hamstring. Thankfully I was given the all clear and after a couple of days rest I was back training hard. With another weeks worth of strong tempo sessions and a strong 20k last saturday, I think I can finally say I'm ready to race in 2012.

Here we go...