Time for a quick update no our seminar! I am back from my trip to Boulder and Reno with the usual heavy jetlag (constant thirst, headaches, disturbed sleep patterns and generally just feeling awful) which I only experienced on the way back (not out where I felt great).
I thought I would post a quick update with the list of the people who attended to give you a flavour of what sort of experiences we’ll be sharing here and on ChampionsEverywhere in the coming month:
· Lorraine Moller: New Zealand international with a twenty-year career that culminated in the Olympic bronze medal for the marathon in 1992. Winner of nine major marathons and three Commonwealth medals.
· Nobby Hashizume: Former corporate athletics coach for Hitachi corporation, Lydiard protégé and founder of the Lydiard Foundation
· Sir Peter George Snell: Winner of three Olympic and two Commonwealth gold medals, breaker of five world records. Currently Director of Human Performance at the University of Texas Medical Centre in Dallas
· Malcolm “Bobby” McGee: Coach of Josia Thugwane, the 1996 Olympic marathon gold winner, and ITU World Cup winner Barbara Lindquist. Bobby McGee is the columnist and technical editor of Runner’s World South Africa and author of “Magical Running”.
· Steve Jones: Former World marathon record holder, British marathon record holder and winner of four major marathons (Chicago twice, London and New York)
· Rod Dixon: New Zealand middle-distance runner, Olympic bronze-medallist over 1500m in the 1972 Olympics. 1983 winner of the New York City marathon
· Jason Karp: 2011 IDEA personal trainer of the year, exercise physiologist and author of “101 Developmental Concepts and Workouts for Cross Country Runners”
· Frank Shorter: American 1972 Olympic gold medallist in the marathon and member of the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.
· Jerry Siebert: Peter Snell’s great rival in middle-distance in the mid-sixties and member of the world record breaking 4x880y American relay team and AAU 800m champion in 1962 and 1964
· Mark Cucuzella: Family physician and Associate Professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine and winner of the Airforce Marathon 2006 (aged 40), Mark also serves as the Chief Medical Consultant for the Air Force Marathon and spearheads several initiatives to combat child obesity and instructor in Natural Running and “Exercise is Medicine”
· Jonathan Beverly: Editor of “Running Times” magazine
· Michael Sandrock: Author of “Running with the Legends” and “Running Tough”
· Melody Fairchild: Owner of Fairchild Fitness and the Run Happy Camps, Melody is regarded as the best ever female high school distance runner in the history of the US and the 8-time Colorado state champion.
· Mark Wetmore: Colorado Buffaloes head coach for sixteen years and only National Division 1 coach to win all four NCAA cross country titles at the same school. His athletes have earned 11 spots on the US Olympic Track and Field teams.
· Glenn McCarthy: Masters and high school coach and former interpreter for Arthur Lydiard during his stay as Venezuelan national coach.
· Cameron Graves: Kiwi youth international preparing to make his attempt at breaking the New Zealand junior 3k record.
· Paige Higgins: Second fastest female marathoner in the US in 2010 with a personal best of 2:33:06. 12th at the IAAF World Championship marathon in 2009.
· Yuiji: Exercise physiologist and developer of RunningAhead.com
· Harvey Seifel: 13:48 5k runner and high school and college coach.
· Silvio Guerra: Olympic marathon representative for Ecuador and second-place finisher at the Chicago and Boston Marathons.
· Michelle Davis: Ran the 1984 Olympic trial when almost nine months pregnant, youth coach and part-founder of the “Running Start program.