Join us on Saturday 1 October at the Marathon Village for our FREE Marathon Talks lead by our experts.

 

We have three exciting sessions being held on Saturday 1 October at the Marathon Village:

  • 10:30 – 11:00: Are you geared up for the run? – Graham Richards, Ronhill and Hilly Director.
  • 11:15 – 11:45: Nutrition for Runners -Susan Burry, Registered Dietitian, Healthhaus
  • 12:00 – 12:30: Champion Thinking – Bryce Alford, Personal Trainer, Mind Body Coach and Marathon Runner, Healthhaus.

You can join us for all three, or select which session you would like by registering for a ticket via the button below.

 

 

Graham Richards, Ronhill and Hilly Director

Now aged, 63, I have been a ‘runner’ since I was 12! I have also worked in the running industry since I graduated in 1980. My personal best times are: 14.12 – 5km, 29.30 – 10k, 49 minutes – 10 miles and 1.06 for the half marathon. I must admit I have never run a marathon! However, my claim to ‘fame’ is that I am (I think) still the Jersey 10-mile record holder. I ran 51.30, when winning the race from Gorey to St Helier, in 1983!

I am currently the Managing Director, of Ronhill Sports and Hilly Limited, two of the UK’s leading technical apparel, socks and accessories brands.

Our company was founded, in 1970, by running legend Dr Ron Hill, MBE the former European, Boston, and Commonwealth marathon champion, who ran 2.09.28, in 1970! He was also a pioneer in the development of running apparel, designing the side -split short and ‘Trackster’ legwear, as well as being the first to add reflective trim to running apparel. We continue to look to design and develop innovative and functional running gear for all runners, worldwide.

I look forward to speaking at this year’s Jersey Marathon expo, and can advise on the merits of running apparel for the different seasons, terrain, and distances, as well as passing on some of the things that I have learned about running over the past 50+ years!

 

Susan Burry, Registered Dietitian, Healthhaus

Susan has worked in the nutrition field for the past 30 years. Currently working in Public Health in Jersey, helping families live healthier active lives. She also works in her
private practice at Healthhaus along with global clients helping them stay healthy with the current challenges with covid and working from home.

She ran her first marathon as a goal when she turned 40 but now runs for her health and wellbeing. She is very passionate about her career and practices what she preaches. As a runner and Registered Dietitian, she helps her clients with her experience and nutrition to reach their running goals.

She looks forward to chatting to you about pre, post, and during the race nutrition tips at this year’s Jersey Marathon expo

 

Bryce Alford, Personal Trainer, Mind Body Coach and Marathon Runner, Healthhaus

The difference that makes the difference when you have given your all by putting the miles in on the road comes down to what keeps you going when the going gets tough.

Whether you are taking on your first marathon or an elite athlete, investing in your mental training will help propel you to running success.

Join Bryce Alford and discover your Inner Winner.

Bryce is a veteran of over 30 marathons and as many ultra’s, with a marathon PB of 3 hrs 26 seconds, and in 2021 you may have seen him taking part in the London Marathon dressed as a 7kg Brain attempting his 3rd Guinness World Record and fundraising for Headway Jersey. The Brain Injury Charity.

He has been competing in running and fitness-based challenges for 25 years. In 2003 he was a finalist in BBC 3 t.v.’s ultra-endurance competition Hercules, alongside other Guinness World Record holders, Commonwealth and Olympic athletes.
Other notable successes include Team Leader of Team Jersey at the Oxfam Trailwalker 100km Challenge in 2013 and 2015. Team Jersey still holds the mixed team record of 12 hours 15 minutes since 2013 and the 3 consecutive circumnavigations of Jersey – Triple hours 15 minutes since 2013 and the 3 consecutive circumnavigations of Jersey – Triple Jersey 144 in 2019.

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