This week we talk to top coach and international distance runner James Thie. We talk about his racing career (during a time of significant doping), what it takes to become an international athlete, and how his short stride and lack of arm swing worked well in physical indoor races
This week we talk to Cath Spencer Smith, veteran of over 100 Marathons, and Consultant Physician in Sports & Exercise Medicine at Sports Doc London. We talk common injury issues, spotting stress fractures early and dispelling injury prevention myths.
This week we talk to GB distance runner Maryse Haynes. Maryse talks to us about her running career and how, despite the success, she had started descending down a dangerous path due to her her disordered approach to eating. We discuss how simply cutting out 'bad foods' eventually developed into a point where her health was seriously compromised.
This week we talk to top dietitian Renee McGregor. She works with some of the top endurance runners in the UK. We talk about her experience working with 2 teams at the Paralympics, the low-carb debate, fencing in front of a radiator and scoffing peanut M and M's.
This week we talk to 2 time Olympian, Commonwealth and European Bronze Medallist, and World and European Junior Champion Steph Twell. We discuss her competitiveness honed training with the boys, tackling the pressure of international competition, dealing with injury, and getting cold waiting for Asafa Powell.
This week we talk to Lily Partridge, two time National Cross Country Champion and current National 10k road champion. We discuss following in her parents footsteps, not being able to catch, stockpiling medals, and gritting it out when things aren't going to plan.
This week we talk to the fastest bus driver in London and new British 1500m steeplechase record holder Jermaine Mays. We discuss training in Ethiopia with world record holder Genzebe Dibaba, a £3 loan that launched his Steeplechase career, hench Pokemon and Mo Farah almost drowning in a steeplechase water jump.
This week's show is all about the forthcoming Olympics. With my club mate Peter Downie, I discuss childhood Olympic dreams, homemade steeplechase jumps, English sailors, and European breakfasts. We also divulge our tips for Olympic glory with our accumulator run down
This week we talk to running legend and endurance running coach Steve Vernon, winner of a record number of medals at the National Cross Country and the holder of 5 North of England Cross Country Titles surpassing the great Ron Hill. We talk climbing trees, taking advice from Dave Brailsford and coaching an elite athlete on his way to Rio.