Michael Skinner and Andrew Rayner, two friends and Club team mates of mine, have had fantastic success as Endurance athletes. Michael is a GB international XC runner and is regularly a high finisher in the European and World XC Championships. Last month, both Michael and Andrew were in the winning team event for the London Bupa 10k.
Michael stated: "I have had a bit of a torrid time with injury and illness over the past 12 months, so my aims are just to get back racing and being competitive. I want to run a 10k road race and then have a short track season where I will run some 5k's and 1500's before doing the 10,000m at the Olympic Trials.
Beyond that, I would like to then begin preparation for my Marathon debut - which could well be at Berlin in September - with the aim there of qualifying for the Great Britain team for next year’s World Championships.
Having represented Great Britain at 5 World and 5 European Cross-Country Championships, I would like to go to major track championships before I finish my career and, even though the marathon is on the road, I would count that!"