Fast Running is pleased to announce a new special feature with ten runners in the spotlight as they try an attain their 2018 goals.

Named ‘fast runners: class of 2018’ the group of runners from a range of disciplines and different stages of their career will outline their targets for the year ahead and provide monthly updates on their progress.

Goals are not only specifically about racing and for some runners, it’s about staying injury free or finding consistency in their training once again.

Each runner has their own story to tell as they reach for their goals, like 20-year-old sprinter Imani-Lara Lansiquot who is beginning her senior career or marathon man Dave Norman who is now looking to the veteran rankings.

The unique group either work or study alongside their running careers and will provide insights into how they find a balance, how they train, approach races and overcome obstacles throughout the year.

Without further ado…

Fast Running is pleased to introduce the ‘fast runners: class of 2018’

Anna Boniface
Main discipline: marathon
Other: cross country
Club: Reading
Profile & 2018 goals

Kevin Dooney
Main discipline: 10,000m / half-marathon
Other: 5,000m / cross country
Club: Raheny Shamrocks
Profile & 2018 goals

Ben Fish
Main discipline: half-m / marathon
Other: 3,000m to 10,000m
Club: Blackburn Harriers
Profile & 2018 goals

Katie Kirk
Main discipline: 800m
Other: 400m
Club: Queen’s University Belfast
Profile & 2018 goals

Imani-Lara Lansiquot
Main discipline: 100m
Other: 60m
Club: Sutton & District
Profile & 2018 goals

Tom Marshall
Main discipline: 1500m
Other: 800m / mile
Club: Cardiff
Profile & 2018 goals

Dave Norman
Main discipline: Marathon / cross country
Other: 5k to half-marathon
Club: Altrincham & District
Profile & 2018 goals

Leon Reid
Main discipline: 200m
Other: 60m / 100m
Club: Birchfield Harriers
Profile & 2018 goals

Laura Riches
Main discipline: 3000m steeplechase
Other: Beer mile
Club: Leigh Harriers
Profile & 2018 goals

James Stewart
Main discipline: Ultra running - 100k / 100 miles / 24 hours
Club: Pyllon Racing / Victoria Park City of Glasgow
Profile & 2018 goals

Over the next few days, each runner will be introduced to readers in greater details, including their background and goals for the year ahead before beginning their journey over the next 12 months.

Each runner has also nominated a chosen charity and at the end of the year, readers will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite, with the winning runner’s charity receiving a donation of £500. Each other runner’s charity will also receive a £100 donation.

Keep an eye on fastrunning.com over the next few days as each runner is introduced and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates.

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