Athlete Management / Sales Team / Run Club
Steve joined the team in 2015. A prolific racer, we have seen him set personal bests over distances ranging from one mile to 100km.
What were your running highlights of 2016?
Having entered the ballot for a few years in a row I finally got to run the London Marathon this year after achieving the Good for Age time. The day was extra special because my family traveled up from Devon to cheer me on. The atmosphere was incredible, running over Tower Bridge to see my girlfriend Lorna and my friends was epic!
Another highlight of 2016 was running the Zagori Marathon in Greece. The terrain was brutal but the sights made it all worthwhile.
What products are you most excited about right now?
I am really looking forward to the arrival of the Inov-8 Trail Talon. I own the Race Ultra, which the shoe supersedes, and really like them as they are well cushioned and offer a good amount of grip. I can see it being my go to shoe in training for OCC (a 55km race through the mountains of Chamonix).
As I do most of my mileage in the Adidas Adios I’m always excited to see what the latest colour-way will be. Similarly, I’ve had a sneak peek at the new Stance socks for later in the year and can safely say that the #StanceOff will be taken to a whole new level.
My Ciele cap collection is coming together nicely and I’m looking forward to seeing new colours and perhaps new styles. They are really soft, breathable and flexible making them comfortable and packable perfect for long runs and commutes.
Are there any running blogs or podcasts you’d recommend and why?
I enjoy Susie Chan’s blog as she is always taking on crazy races/challenges. I also keep an eye on a few elite ultra-runners like Kilian Jornet, Mike Wardian, Rickey Gates. It’s inspiring to see what races they are tearing up or where they are exploring.
If you haven’t seen the Salomon Running videos on YouTube definitely check them out. In terms of podcasts, Shaun Dixon interviews some great athletes on his letsgetrunning podcast.