Why Millar has headed to Kenya to fine-tune his training

JACK Millar flew out to Kenya this week to spend two months focussed purely on his running.

The 23-year-old Bristol & West AC runner will base himself in the popular training centre at Iten and for the first three weeks will be joined by clubmate Harry Allen.

“Iten is very well known for distance running and is a place where a lot of the world’s best runners go to,” said Millar.

Kenyan training partners: Jack Millar (right in action for Oxford University) and below Harry Allen.

“I have largely organised it myself but with some help from clubmate Callum Jones, who works with ‘Kenyan Experience’ and has given me advice on where to stay which was a great help.”

Millar’s stay will take him into the New Year and he plans to return in time for the major cross country championships – hopefully in the best form of his life.

“What I mustn’t do when I get to Kenya is to get too excited and overdo it with the training,” added Millar.

“Iten is at 2,5000m altitude so it will take some time to adapt to running at that height. The aim is to come back and run well in events like the Midlands, National and Inter-Counties.

“It is something I have wanted to do for a while and it is the perfect opportunity to do it now before I start working.

“It should be a great experience.”

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