This conversation is with Jon Hilling, a runner and at the time of the interview is a nutrition student. We dive into some things that work for him when fuelling his marathon training.
We talk about mental health and the impact that sport can play in ones well-being. However if you’re experiencing any mental health challenges, these are some UK resources available to support you:
Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it's best to call on the phone. This number is FREE to call. ☎ 116 123 (UK) 116 123 (ROI)
MIND, the mental health charity: ☎ 0300 123 3393
Rethink Mental Illness: ☎ 0808 801 0525
Jon swam competitively at a national level in his youth, before her turned his attention towards running. He used the same diligence to run in the high 3 hour range to then running a marathon PR of 2:39:55 at the 2020 Dorney Lake Marathon, and earning a London championship place in the process.
We discuss what it was like for us running a marathon in the new race format, adhering to the COVID-19 global pandemic, in less than ideal weather.
Plus we discuss much more about what a runner’s life means to him.
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