Episode 111 - Craig Kirkwood

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Kia Ora Whanau. This week on the podcast, Matt and Eugene take a deep dive with coach extraordinaire Craig Kirkwood. Craig has been a life-long student of running, immersing himself in the works of Arthur Lydiard when Craig was in his early teens in Timaru. From there Craig went to Oklahoma on a college track scholarship, then to London to work with Olympic runners to further hone his coaching skills. As an elite athlete himself Craig has competed many times on the world stage at the highest level. Craig launched himself full time into coaching in 2013 after being made redundant, and hasn’t looked back since. We explore Craig’s love of running and coaching, his approach to coaching, and why flexibility is important both in your mindset and hips. Craig is honest about how his preparation for the highest level of the sport cost him his future in the sport, and why it’s important to focus on the whole experience, not just the good bits … Enjoy!

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