Never did we think we’d have a National Cross Country Champion in our Fast10, but great to have Emily Hosker-Thornhill involved for 2020. 

The Aldershot, Farnham & District athlete has represented Great Britain and also penned an excellent article on fuelling your training and racing for Fast Running last year, having recently finished an MSc in Sports Nutrition and setting up her own website offering nutritional services.


Name: Emily Hosker-Thornhill
Age (Jan 2020): 27
Hometown: Canterbury
Club: Aldershot Farnham & District
Main discipline: Cross Country
Other disciplines: 3000/5000m
Full-time athlete/work/studying: Work

Goals or targets for 2020

– Stay healthy and injury free
– To inspire others to find balance in their nutrition and life
– Keep enjoying it all!

Past Running highlights

– National Cross Country Champion 2019
– Part of the Senior Womens World Cross Country team that finished 4th in Aarhus

Interesting or fun facts

I love art, drawing, sketching and painting. My mums an artist and always pushed me to be creative! Favourite artist is definitely Van Gogh, I love his work.

I run because…

Obviously I get a huge enjoyment out of running and competing, but the older I get, the more I realise running is such a form of self care! It gives me a focus, a time to de-stress, and a chance to zone out each day.

Favourite training session
1km, 500m, 5x300m, 500m, 5x300m
Least favourite training session
Any Aldershot Sunday cross country session, so tough!
Favourite pre-race food
Night before I usually have pizza, pre-race snack is usually a PB&J sandwich or banana
Favourite post-race food
Chocolate milk, always!
Favourite runner or runners
Shelby Houlihan, that kick…
Brands or organisations that support me

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