London Marathon Winner to host talk for HRC

Join us for an evening with Mike Gratton, winner of the London Marathon 1983!

When: Thursday 10th January – 8pm
Where: Haverhill Arts Centre

πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈMike started running age 12 & finished 2nd in British Forces Schools 800m in 2min 10sec
πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ1974: English Schools 5,000 champion
πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ1978: Broke foot in 5 places in vehicle accident – did long slow runs to get back running and then decided that he should try a marathon
πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ1979: Essone Marathon, Paris – first marathon, finished 11th in 2.21.
πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ1979: Polytechnique Marathon Windsor – 1st in 2.19
πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ1980: Milton Keynes Olympic Trials – 11th in 2.18
πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ1981: National Marathon Champs, Rugby – 3rd in 2.16
πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ1982: National 20 Miles champion – 1hr 42min
πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ1982: National 10 Miles Champion – 47min 40 sec
πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ1982: London Marathon – 3rd – 2hrs 12mins 30sec
πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ1982: Commonwealth Games Brisbane – Bronze medal – 2hrs 12min 6sec
πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ1983: London Marathon – winner – 2hrs 9min 43 sec

Mike has a Degree in Physical Education & is a
coach in club structure since the age of 18. He has trained GB Internationals – Barry Royden (2.17 Marathon/61min half marathon/2nd in National Cross Country), Toby Lambert (2.17 Marathon), Janice Moorekite (winner Manchester Marathon 2hrs 48mins)

Mike will talk on how to build endurance generally and specifically for the marathon distance. Principles and importance of fat metabolism for marathon running, training zones, long run duration, tempo/threshold running, Interval running and recovery runs, and how to put them into a balanced programme.

It will be a great talk and will inspire all of us who are about to embark on our spring marathon training & those who might consider one in the future

Please comment below if you’re coming so we have an idea of numbers πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»E65669A1-701D-44B7-9C59-1CB02F20BAE5.jpeg

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