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Athlete Focus | Kevin Moore at Brighton & Hove Athletics Club

Athlete Focus | Kevin Moore, Brighton & Hove AC

Brighton & Hove AC is one of the UK clubs who raises funds for club equipment through our club affiliate programme.  Here they are showcasing one of their international athletes Kevin Moore, who is coached by leading Sussex coach and former athlete Allison Benton in the AB Running Group.

 Kevin Moore running for Brighton & Hove Athletics Club

I’m Kevin Moore and I have been running with Brighton and Hove Athletics Club for 3.5 years now.

I was born in Tipperary (Ireland).  Not long after moving over here I bumped into James Turner and Howard Bristow at Sussex League XC at Goodwood.  I ran the race as a guest, not knowing anyone.  I managed to split James and Howard in the race and afterwards they quizzed me and quickly got me into the AB Training group and from there I joined Brighton and Hove AC. 

What is the benefit of training with an athletics club?

AB Training Group is an incredible collection of runners for lots of different clubs in Sussex being coached by the impressive Allison Benton.  The group ethos of working and training together has pushed all of us to levels that most of us never even dreamed of!

AB Running Group with Kevin Moore and Allison Benton

How do you fit athletics training around work?

I work as a Civil Engineer and Site Manager for a Civil and Mechanical Engineering company (Ward and Burke) with mainly work for Southern Water and Thames Water building new infrastructure for them to meet the every growing population levels and environmental standards. Typically have a very busy week from Monday to Friday with work and training. Working typical 50-60 hour weeks based on site. Currently I’m working on a project in Redhill for Thames Water.

Kevin Moore running for Brighton & Hove Athletics Club at Sussex Cross Country Champs

What is a typical week of run training?

Monday

AM – 6-8km real easy (my legs struggle to get going in the morning)
Leave the house at 6.10am, arrive at work for 7am start, work until 6pm
Travel time – 90 – 120min
PM – 16km steady (usually around 6min/mile)
 

Tuesday

Leave the house at 6.10am, arrive at work for 7am start, work until 5.30pm
Travel time – 90 – 120min
PM – Group Session with AB Training Usually long Reps
  

Wednesday

This is the busiest day!
AM – 6-8km real easy (my legs struggle to get going in the morning)
Leave the house at 6.10am, arrive at work for 7am start, work until 5pm
Travel time – 90 – 120min
PM – 14-16km easy (usually just over 7min/mile) at 6pm
GYM S&C Session from 7pm to 8.30pm (focused session for middle/distance running, lots of single leg work and trying to loosen out my glutes and hips!)
  

Thursday

Leave the house at 6.10am, arrive at work for 7am start, work until 5.30pm
Travel time – 90 – 120min
PM – Track Session (usually a mix of 1500m and 3000m paced reps, 400s, 500s, 600s, 800s, or 1k reps or a mix of these paces)
 

Friday

Leave the house at 6.10am, arrive at work for 7am start, work until 5/6pm
Travel time – 90 – 120min
PM – Rest (it’s the weekend!!!)

Usually every second week I squeeze in sports massage from Emily Proto (Proto Massage) or some Fascial Stretching with Anita Jones (Body Hub Brighton). I tend to get injured if I don’t keep on top of the maintenance with Emily and Anita.

 Saturday

AM – Tempo work (can be a mix of LTP/10k/half marathon/marathon paces)

Sunday

AM –long run with the AB Training Group typically 90min -120min 

Kevin Moore of Brighton & Hove Athletics Club winning the Brighton Half Marathon 2020

Favourite Athletics Achievements

  • Winning the 2020 Brighton Half Marathon (one of the last races before Lockdown!)
  • Being part of the first ever Sussex team to win Bronze at the UK inter counties XC 2020 (the last race before lockdown!)
  • Setting a course record at the 2019 Kings Head Canter (first person to ever run sub 15 on the course).

PBs

  • 3000m : 8.19
  • 5000m : 14:39
  • 10k : 30.27
  • Half Marathon : 67:12 (debut)
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Comments

Tom Niner - January 18, 2021

What an animal! That’s a busy week!

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