HAY REDISCOVERS MOJO
FORMER Euro Cross under-23 fourth-placer Jonny Hay is delighted to be enjoying his running again after a period of low motivation.
The former junior prodigy, now 26, showed good form in running the fastest standardlength leg in the English Cross Country Relays in Mansfield (see p14-21).
Hay, who ran only low-key races in the summer of 2017 following a disappointing marathon debut of 2:24, was in a positive mood after his Berry Hill Park leg.
He told AW briefly: “I quit last April and didn’t run until kind of September time and since then I moved to St Mary’s and got a new routine in and have got going again.”
Although keen to watch his team-mates race to an eventual second place rather than elaborate too much, he added: “It was lack of motivation more than anything. I’ve probably been running more than most people and I kind of needed a break. [There are] lots of reasons, I won’t go into it now. The important thing is I’m back running and enjoying it, which is a good thing.”
Hay added he is planning to run the Liverpool Cross Challenge, but stressed the early cross-country races were all about enjoyment and he plans to focus on the indoor season.
Jonny Hay: finding his form again after low-key summer