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Amy Allcock: Commitment and the battles to break through

Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton are joined by British 400m runner Amy Allcock on episode 33 of SportSpiel.



On our feature interview section (3:51) Alasdair speaks to British runner Amy Allcock after a breakthrough year in 2018.

The 25-year-old – by her own admission – was relatively late on the scene in terms of committing to her sport at university but with a personal best at the Anniversary Games this summer everything is finally falling into place.

In her chat on the podcast she discusses the crucial moments and battles on her pathway to where she is now – one of the 114 British athletes on the World Class Programme.

From trying to get over a fear of running with lactic, to accepting that she will be sick after races, a lot of what Amy has had to work on is on the mental side.

But alongside her coach, and with some helpful words from her dad regarding commitment to her sport, the lap times have steadily become faster and faster.


Alasdair and Will present the review of 2018 (36:13) in the final show before the new year.

In their look back over the past 12 months they pick their main contenders in the following categories:

  • Funniest moment
  • Unsung moment
  • Most inspirational moment
  • Controversial moment
  • Worst moment
  • Best moment
  • Favourite SportSpiel moment
  • Athlete to watch in 2019

Image credit: With thanks to Melissa Gresswell / Instagram: @lissgphotography

All music in this episode is courtesy of Otis McDonald

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