In profile: Gavin Bland (part 1)

To win a British Championship you have got to be dedicated. If I didn’t give the time to it there was always a runner who was better. When I was super fit I was as good as anybody. I had to do a proper winter’s training if I wanted to do well. I don’t miss training when I am not doing it, that is my problem. When I was injured, I didn’t miss racing. When I was fit, I would rather race than do three weeks training. I’d race myself to fitness.

That is the intro paragraph to the latest in a series of in-depth profiles of runners I have written, of Gavin Bland, surely one of the finest fell runners of the last few decades. Part 1 of the profile can be read in full, and downloaded, at the following link [PDF file]. Part 2 will be published shortly, in the next issue of The Fellrunner.

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