I am Simon Prytherch, a Welsh ultra runner and technology fan living in North Oxfordshire. This site features my races and tips on training, coaching and gear. If you like running long distances or want to run longer distances then this site is for you. For more info
My Kenyan Running Adventure
We held our first event on 22 Feb, everyone enjoyed the tasty Kenyan food and my talk about what I learned running in Iten. The trip to Kenya was a once in a lifetime experience for me, so I hope I was able to convey my enthusiasm for the people, the food, the training and the talented Kenyan athletes.
A special thanks to the chef’s, Neva and Lucy, for the gorgeous food and thanks to everyone that turned up and contributed. You are all wonderful.
We raised £200 for the Arete Scholarship Program, which helps young Kenyan athletes fulfil their athletic and personal potential with coaching, an online running community, opportunities to race abroad and improved living conditions.
The menu on the night…
Main course: chapati’s, green chutney, kachumbari (salsa), ugali, sukuma wiki, githeri (peanut stew) and irio (mashed potato with peas and sweetcorn) washed down with Tusker beer.
Dessert: Mandazi (Kenyan triangular donuts) with pineapple and mint. Masala Chai or Kenyan coffee
Follow me on Strava to see my training and races – in January I injured my Tibialis Posterior Tendon and I am only just returning to training. I have been keeping fit with non-impact cardio and lots of strength and stability sessions.