On this week's show we talk to 800m speedster, Marilyn Okoro. Marilyn talks about her athletics career; her start in the sport, how her coach tricked her into doing endurance training, and her difficult relationship with UK Athletics Head Coach, Charles Van Commenee. Shaun and Jermaine give their thoughts on speed development and we urge all listeners to tie up their shoes on Jermaine's bus!
We focus on Shaun's Project 220, bringing in Sports Psychologist and Runner Andy Lane to help Shaun's mental game. We discuss how to approach training and races in the lead up to the major goal race- why goals based on effort and feel are more productive at this point, how you can train the ability to focus, and some tips for managing 'detonation' in races. We also discuss bus theft, high-vis scarecrows and yellow sunvisor induced positivity.
On this week's episode we talk about time management for runners. How do we fit in the training when time gets tough? We discuss our tips for fitting training into your busy schedule (including buying super strength deodorant), and talk to our new role model, British 200m champion, Beth Dobbin. Beth recently finished 7th at the European Championships and combines her burgeoning athletics career with 4 other jobs; working 7 days a week to keep her ambitions on track.
The quest to get Shaun's around the Frankfurt Marathon in under 2hours 20mins continues! We talk about his race win at a wet and windy trail race on Dartmoor, and his lack of recovery since then. We also start thinking about race day nutrition and discuss the ketone drink HVMN with elite rower and Research Lead, Brianna Stubbs. Could it prevent Shaun's dicky belly during the race and propel him under the 2.20 barrier?
We also discuss how you can physically join in with the training...if you live in the London area.
On this week's show we talk to the inspirational Tom Holden. In May 2017 Tom, a GB Junior international athlete, was involved in an accident which caused damage to his brain affecting his movement and speech. Doctors thought it was unlikely Tom would walk again, but incredibly Tom has fought back- and is slowly starting to learn to run again. He speaks about how the love and support shown by his family, friends and fellow runners has kept his going. He still has a long way to go but his positive is infectious.
On this week's show we talk to top British athlete, Andy Vernon. We discuss his career- the keys to his success and longevity in the running game, and his preparations for the European Championships next month. We also discuss Shaun's training for #220orbust and look at how he has adapted to his new training regime!
On this week's show we talk to one of the world's best mountain runners, Sarah Tunstall. We discuss her life in the mountains, how she trains and races, and the beauty of the mountain running scene. We also give our tips for tackling hills both in training and racing and discuss whether Jermaine could 'do a job' for a League 1 Football club.
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!