Dominic Croft

Dominic is a UK 100 km champion having won the race in 2005 & 2008. He also won the AAA of England Championships in 2006.

He has won a silver medal at the IAU European Championship in 2004 and the IAU Word Trophy in 2006. He has also won bronze medals at the UK 100 km Championships in 2004 & 2006.

Dominic has won 8 marathons in his athletics career and is looking forward to running in the Commonwealth Championships.


Views on the Commonwealth Championships…


Nadeem Khan (NK): What are your thoughts on running in the Commonwealth Series?

Dominic Croft (DC): I think it is a privilege to be selected to represent my country in the inaugural Commonwealth Series.  Should the 100km go on to become an event in the Commonwealth Games it will be satisfying to know that I was involved at the outset.


NK: How will this race be different from your other international races?

DC: The race will not be all that different to other international races other than I will now be running against the best from the Commonwealth rather than the best from Europe or the World.


NK: The thing you are most looking forward to at the Championships…

DC: I am most looking forward to racing against the best that the Commonwealth has to offer and tackling a really tough course since most 100km races tend to be run on flat courses.


Get to know Dominic…


NK: Most memorable athletic moment…

DC: My most memorable athletic moment was winning the AAA of England 50km Championships in 2006 since it followed a very poor run in the UK 100km Championships in my previous race. 


NK: What is your typical training week?

DC: My typical weeks’ training would be:

a.       Monday = 12miles steady

b.      Tuesday = 6miles (including 5mins/4/3/2/1 hard with 1min steady recovery)

c.       Wednesday = 15miles steady

d.      Thursday = 8miles interval (5x4mins with 1min steady recovery)

e.      Friday = 5miles easy

f.        Saturday = 25miles steady (am) & 6miles steady (pm)

g.       Sunday = 6miles steady (am) & 12miles including 10miles tempo (pm)  


NK:  If you were not a runner, you would be…

DC: If I was not a serious runner doing many miles each week I would be a less serious runner doing many miles a week


NK:  Your biggest supporter in your running career…

DC: My biggest supporters are my wife and 3 children and my mum and dad


NK: Who is your first call after a major race?

DC: My first call after a major race (if he is not there) is my dad