Running the New York Marathon | Interview with Helen Loxton – Part 1

Helen ran the 2019 New York marathon. Rather than write a race report, we wanted to chat through her experience of the race. Hear how Helen trained, how she overcame injuries along the way and what motivated her to a very strong 3:05 performance.  

Published by: Kerry Sutton - November 29, 2019

My swim to the Isle of Wight

Growing up in the 70s on the south coast, my mum would regularly take me during those seemingly endless long hot summers to Lee on Solent beach which is right opposite the Isle of Wight. It really never looked that far (it’s nearly 3 miles!) and I would often announce that I was going to [...]

Published by: Kerry Sutton - October 21, 2019

Marathon des Sables 2019

I first learnt about the Marathon Des Sables watching a documentary on the Discovery Channel about ten years ago. The show detailed a week long self-sufficiency race in the gruelling conditions of the Sahara Desert, it was clear this was a legendary and outrageously difficult event. The adventure of it certainly piqued my interest and [...]

Published by: Kerry Sutton - June 23, 2019

Jurassic Coast 100k ultra

Why did I do this run? I was looking for a 50-plus mile ultra to do this year and really wanted to do the Race to the Stones, having loved the Race to the Tower in 2017, but it clashed with a family holiday so didn’t work. The Jurassic Coast Ultra looked perfect, and here’s [...]

Published by: Kerry Sutton - June 10, 2019

Running every day for a year

Piotr met 2018 head on. He set himself a challenge of running every day for 365 days. I was curious and met up with him to find out more about this incredible feat. KS: Can you give us a feel for what running meant to you and how much running you did prior to embarking [...]

Published by: Kerry Sutton - April 19, 2019

Special Forces Fan Dance

One beer too many at a party last summer, too much pride to back out and I had agreed to do the Winter Fan Dance 2019. That’s a bit tongue-in-cheek because deep down as soon as my friend had mooted the idea at the party, I was pretty keen. To be honest, I had never [...]

Published by: Kerry Sutton - January 28, 2019

Night running

I really enjoyed the run! Thanks for organizing it. It was my first night run and was a good to go just before I headed out for a school social! It was great to meet new running folks and chat whilst running. A big part of the buzz of running for me is exploring new [...]

Published by: Kerry Sutton - December 15, 2018

Race to the King 2018

Just under two years ago I was overweight and very unfit. So I started with Couch to 5K and a year later I met Kerry. I mentioned that I was thinking about doing Race to The King over two days and what did she think. By this stage I was much lighter and slightly fitter [...]

Published by: Kerry Sutton - October 16, 2018

Sue’s couch to 100k

I’m not really a runner, it’s just something that I started doing at the end of 2016 to improve my physical and mental well being. But I got a bit hooked, more for the mental benefits, with the physical improvements being an added bonus. Roll forward to New Year’s Eve 2017 and me and my [...]

Published by: Kerry Sutton - October 16, 2018

Everest multi-day ultra

Although I’d done a few events before (a mix of things from local 10k’s/ half marathons to Ironmans and an ultra), I felt I’d hit a plateau, and was just ‘running the same run’ every time. So my brother mentioned I should speak to Kerry, and I now look back at that point and am [...]

Published by: Kerry Sutton - May 4, 2018

Boston Marathon 2018

Waking up to rain hammering on my hotel window was not how I’d envisioned my 2018 Boston Marathon attempt. After a month of being unable to run at all due to an Achilles injury I was already mentally unprepared for the 26 mile slog and anxious the Achilles would fire up again and leave me [...]

Published by: Kerry Sutton - May 2, 2018

From non-runner to runner: Melita’s story

I’m not a runner. At least that’s what I believed until I moved to Bath. I’ve been telling myself I’m not a runner for decades. In fact I remember the moment that I made that decision – it was during an 800m race when I was 14 years old. I could see my PE teacher [...]

Published by: Kerry Sutton - September 17, 2017

100km Race to the Stones

Last week I took part in the UK’s largest ultramarathon – the 100km Race to the Stones. If you had asked any of my friends 12 months ago whether I’d ever do an ultra – after some expletives, they would all have just laughed. Well, I did and here is my story. We moved from [...]

Published by: Kerry Sutton - August 11, 2017

Tom Wake

  It was great to work with Kerry whilst training for my first ultra marathon. Her wealth of running knowledge really helped with my preparation for Race to the King. From training to strength and conditioning and nutrition, Kerry was able to help and advise across the board, providing training plans and being available for [...]

Published by: Kerry Sutton - July 17, 2017

Non-runner to London Marathon in 18 months

My name is Mary and I am a marathon runner – well I achieved my goal of running the London Marathon in April 17. Not sure if I would say I am a marathon runner but I got there after a lot of hard work and encouragement from family and friends and of course Kerry [...]

Published by: Kerry Sutton - July 17, 2017

Race to the Tower 80km

Last Saturday I completed my first ultra marathon – the 52 mile ‘Race to the Tower’ along the beautiful Cotswold Way from Stroud to Broadway Tower. With about 7000 feet of ascent with a mixture of hard, bumpy and muddy terrain, It was one of the most challenging and exhilarating things I’ve ever done. I’m [...]

Published by: Kerry Sutton - June 26, 2017

Claire Barnes on the benefits of running

One of the best things about training with Kerry is that the benefits filter through to your whole family. We took our three kids up Snowden last week, and hearing my five-year-old shouting “I can, I will” as we reached the summit made me recognize the depth of her impact. I love feeling fitter and [...]

Published by: Kerry Sutton - September 1, 2016

Nancy Gardiner

“I have been having 3 sessions a week for 2 months with Kerry as well as adding a 10k walk in one day a week too. I had not exercised for 6 years and was extremely unfit. I’m going to be completely honest I thought I was going to die on our first 1:1 session. [...]

Published by: Kerry Sutton - September 1, 2016

Marathon des Sables 2014 by Johan Grobler

Back in late 2014 I made the decision to enter the Marathon des sables and after a few crazy tense minutes online trying to get registered before it sold out, I got in and for a split second felt quite exited….then terrified…what had I just spent nearly 4 grand on!! Running 6 marathons in less [...]

Published by: Kerry Sutton - September 1, 2016

My Road To Recovery

Having watched the finishers of the Race to the King arrive at the Winchester Cathedral in June 2016, I decided that the taking part in a 53 mile endurance event along the South Downs was just what I had been searching for. What I had not conceived happening is that I would have a diagnosis [...]

Published by: Kerry Sutton - June 2, 2016

Training for the Marathon de Sables

So I get into the lake and wait for the start hooter. All my training has gone well. Ive been here many times before, it’s not my first triathlon after all. We start and just 100m into the swim my head tells me “what are you doing out here you don’t like this, are you [...]

Published by: Kerry Sutton - April 27, 2016

Claire Van Dam

After years of doing essentially no real exercise I saw 40 approaching and vowed to sort my life out. I’d always loved athletics at school and had attempted pretty much every team sport at university so I was no stranger to running myself silly. It had just been a really long time….. I was looking [...]

Published by: Kerry Sutton - April 25, 2016


“I found Kerry whilst on my own plod through the woods and saw her doing sprints with a group of runners. I thought to myself that’s exactly what I need, so I joined them the following week….the session was hill sprints which had always terrified me (I don’t do hills! So I thought!) But after [...]

Published by: Kerry Sutton - February 24, 2016

No ordinary 15 year old – Interview by Kerry Sutton

Joseph Grosvenor No ordinary 15 year old. Joseph at the tender age of 13 took part in his first Ultra. He was hooked from that day on. I had the privilege of interviewing Joseph for RunUltra a couple of years ago, before he ran his first 100. You can read the full interview here >>> [...]

Published by: Kerry Sutton - May 30, 2015