On this week's show we continue on Shaun's route to the Frankfurt Marathon. We speak to England International Marathon runner Aaron Scott who will be competing in Frankfurt this year for the third time. We discuss his training, his thoughts about the course and the British Marathon running scene. We also discuss England's exit from the World Cup and Shaun's first 2 weeks of training.
On this week's episode, we ask- not how you can improve as a runner- but how you can help improve things for other people. We speak to Ivo Gormley, founder of Goodgym, a project that pairs physical volunteering with exercise- encouraging runners to use their runs to benefit others. Unfortunately we miss the dulcet tones of the Caramel Kid as Shaun forgets his audiojack on his holiday to Ireland.
On this week's episode we start Shaun's build up to the Frankfurt Marathon- project #220orbust. We check in with top American distance runner Nate Jenkins, who is devising Shaun's training plan for the race. He talks about 'Canova' style training- the Italian coach who is partly behind the domination of Kenyan runners at the Marathon. We also want your chafing stories! Tell us your best / worst chafe nightmares!
On this week's show we discuss- how profoundly is our experience of running affected by cultural circumstance? We speak to Journalist and Historian, Sam Robinson. We discuss the differences between the running experience in the UK and America, the affect of digitalisation on our running experience, and why runners on both sides of the Atlantic are obsessed with pain. We also discuss taking passengers hostage, trying to be the big man in an English rural town and wearing a Michael Johnson gold necklace.
On this week's show we speak to talk about training the mind. Professor Andy Lane joins us as we discuss- How can you elicit greater performance by focusing on improving mental strength. We discuss a research project called 'Resist' that you can be a part of and he gives his ideas for incorporating mental training into your running. We also discuss our World Cup bets and Jermaine's encounter with some 17'5 inch biceps.
Cooor its hot! How do you cope with running in the heat? We spoke to Ultra Runner, Tom Evans, fresh from his bronze medal at the World Ultra Trail Championships. We talk about how he took up competitve Ultra Running after a boozy bet, who he trains for the longer distances, and how he specifically trains for hot ultra races. We also discuss Jermaine's over active imagination, driving buses through puddles and Shaun's pitiful attempt to run sun 30mins at 10k.
It's summer, Autumn Marathon's are a long way off- it's time you try something new. On this fortnight's show we talk about one of the most exciting track races on the UK calendar- forthcoming Night of the 10000m PB's taking place at London's Parliament Hill Track on May 19th. We talk to man behind the event- Ben Pochee. We discuss how and why he came up with the idea and how the event has developed over the last 5 years. We also talk to Rob Wilson from Soar, and Hannah Viner and Chris Rainsford from Left Spike Fanzine about what they are looking forward to this Saturday.
This week we talk about post race reflection and planning- how do you recover from your goal race and plan for the next one? We speak to Rekik, Co-Founder of Run Africa who provide altitude training camps in Addis Ababa that benefit the local athletics community. We also celebrate the performance of listener, Richard McDowell, (aka the Turbo Ferret) at the London Marathon! We also discuss racing pencils, staring at men's shorts and 'being more anorak'.
On this week's show, a London Marathon Special, we discuss how people deal with 'in-race demons'- the little voice in your head that tills you to quit. We speak to London debutante, Rebecca Murray, who is lining up on the elite field this year. We also discuss bald women leaving babies on buses, avoid a diplomatic row with Malaysia, and wax lyrical about being Europeans!
On this week's show we discuss Running Technique. We talk about our own form foibles; Jermaine's tripod foot and Shauns camp arm, and we discuss why you might seek to make a change. Most importantly we talk to Steve Connor, former British Universities Champ and top Sports Podiatrist. He discuss how he works with runners and some common issues amongst us. He also sheds some light on the state of top UK runner, Charlotte Purdue's septic feet.... Oh and sorry about Jermaine's bus story- don't listen to this show while eating.