Nathan is the oldest member of the 2013 Avenir Squad at 18. In 2012 the Welsh youngster won the British Home Countries international and also won his first GB vest at the European Mountain Running Championships.
In 2013 his plans include the trials for the World and European Mountain Champs once again, and a senior Welsh vest at the Snowdon International Race.
Mentor in 2013 - Rob Samuel
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN RUNNING? Nearly four years and then 3 years on the mountains
YOUR HIGH-POINT OF YOUR CAREER SO FAR?High point has to be getting my GB vest for the European Mountain Running Champs last year
AND LOW-POINT? Lowest was being out injured for a month with ankle problems
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE RACE? The Trofeo Vanoni relays in Italy.
WHAT WAS THE TERRAIN LIKE? A bit
of everything. With a winding technical decent
WHAT SALOMON KIT DO YOU GENERALLY USE AND ENJOY
THE MOST? The Speedcross and Fellcross shoes I really like. They are really
supportive on my ankles and give a lot of grip for downhill running
HOW DO YOU TRAIN DURING THE SEASON? During the winter I tend to do more flat work for cross country. In the summer I focus on the hills running most my session on the hills
WHAT WOULDN'T YOU RUN WITHOUT (SHOES DON'T
COUNT!) My Garmin
WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURTIE TRAINING ROUTE? I have quite a few I like in Snowdonia.
Probably Moel Eilio
PRE-RACE MEAL OR SNACK? Pasta
WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE TRAINING OR RACING PARTNER Gwynant jones. We've been abroad in Malaga