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The Runner's World UK Podcast
33 minutes | 3 days ago
Carla Molinaro, the 100K record and why pancakes really matter
LEJOG record holder Carla Molinaro joins us to discuss the upcoming record attempt by her and some other Hoka athletes to break the world and national records for 100km. Carlo also shares some advice on how to get started in the world of ultra running and explains why it's often easier to run an ultra than a marathon.Rick of course mentions his 100 mile race. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
33 minutes | 11 days ago
Do you have certain pre-run rituals you can't go without? Sports psychologist Josie Perry joins us to discuss the pros and cons of running superstitions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31 minutes | 17 days ago
Why 2021 will be the year of the runner
Welcome to the first RW podcast of 2021! Happy New Year and all that jazz.In this episode Rick, Jane and Ben sit down to reflect on some running highlights of 2020 and how the new year and another lockdown brings a chance for runners, new and old, to keep doing what they love to do, plus they discuss how you never really stop being a beginner and why that's a good thing. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30 minutes | a month ago
What is the gait cycle?
Ben talks to master trainer and knowledge sponge, Gareth Cole, who has been a coach for more than 30 years and is more recently the co-founder of Coach London to discuss the benchmark of all movement, the gait cycle. It's something referenced a lot in running, but what is it? Gareth breaks down why and how it's used for assessing runners and how it can help you become a better runner. And no, it's not about finding out what shoes to buy.There is also some #RUNSOME news in the form of running mayors. For more info on that then listen to the #RUNSOME podcast and then visit runsome.org See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
33 minutes | a month ago
We speak to Ally Beaven, author of 'Broken'.
The FKT (Fastest Known Time) has been the pursuit of a special kind within running. Heralded routes or rounds have been attempted by many, but only a few can say they did it fastest. Ally Beaven's new book, Broken, is all about the rise of the FKT and how this bizarre year with no racing has meant more runners have been chasing down FKTs.You can buy Ally's book direct from Vertebrate Publishing here See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26 minutes | 2 months ago
Danny Bent, co-founder of the One Run Global Challenge
On Human Rights Day, 10th Dec 2020, One Run Global are uniting thousands of people from 195 countries as they run, walk or move their body for one hour to raise funds to end child discrimination. Whether it’s running a 10k in your local park with friends or walking around the dinner table due to lockdown restrictions, everyone is invited. Co-Founder Dan Bent joins us to tell us more.Check out OneRun.Global for more info See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26 minutes | 2 months ago
Sophie Raworth: running during the lockdown
This week we speak with BBC newsreader and journalist Sophie Raworth. Unless you’ve taken the unusual stance of not tuning in to the news in 2020 (in which case, you’re in for a bit of a shock), you’ll be very familiar with Raworth. What you may not know is that the face of BBC news is also a passionate and impressive runner. And this year, as she has navigated the personal and professional stresses of the pandemic, she says running has been her saviour. Ahead of her cover feature in the next issue of Runner's World, she joins us on the podcast to talk lockdown, London and why running is her release valve... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29 minutes | 2 months ago
Michael Crawley: How to Train Like an Ethiopian Distance Runner
Ethiopian men hold six of the top fastest marathon times ever. The female 5,000m and 10,000m records are also held by natives of the East African nation. In Ethiopia, running is not a pastime but a central pillar of life – but what can we learn from the way they train? Michael Crawley, a 2:20 marathon runner and assistant professor in social anthropology at Durham University, spent 15 months in Ethiopia training alongside some of the country’s best runners and distilled his findings into the excellent Out of Thin Air: Running Wisdom and Magic From Above the Clouds in Ethiopia. Follow Michael on Twitter: @mphcrawley See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Running a marathon in every country around the world
This episode, RW catches up with Nick Butter, the first person to have run a marathon in every country around the world. Nick has distilled some of the highs, lows and lessons learned into a book, Running the World, which is out now. Elsewhere, Rick and Ben discuss dubious pieces of running kit and ask: where's the strangest place you've ever run? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
32 minutes | 3 months ago
Have you ever been harassed on the run?
This week, we discuss harassment on the run with Cat Roberts. With lockdown mark II set to begin, Rick and Ben look at why running is actually ace in colder weather – and there's science to prove it which you can read here – while the merits of lighter footwear are also debated; spoiler they can make you faster, but by how much!? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31 minutes | 3 months ago
Kate Carter: in praise of shorter distances
The journalist, runner and presenter at the Running Channel explains why she's switched her focus from the marathon to the 5K – and why now is the perfect time to do the same. Kate also talks about her favourite 5K workouts and the importance of strength and conditioning. We also have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make runners seen, and heard, in the Highway Code. Please sign the petition to make the roads safer, happier places for all of us: http://bit.ly/RunSomeLetter See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
Shareefa J: running and body positivity
The plus-size model, mental health campaigner and runner talks about the importance of accepting your body, why larger people can be healthy too, and how to stay positive during the winter months. Shareefa J also looks ahead to the Vitality London 10,000, which is taking place virtually this year and following the theme 'Celebrate You'. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
53 minutes | 3 months ago
The future of Black running
On this week's podcast we're talking to Cory Wharton-Malcolm and Matilda Egere-Cooper about what the future of Black running could and should look like, how representation in the media is crucial to making running accessible, the influence of Black designers and athletes on running fashion, what changes still need to be made and everything else in between. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31 minutes | 4 months ago
Jon Albon: how to get out of your comfort zone
We catch up with the world's greatest adventure runner, Jon Albon, and discuss the power of saying 'yes' to challenges. Albon is the subject of a new film, Finding my Feet, available to view now at Endurance TV. We also look back at a highly unusual London Marathon and ask why TV coverage of running is so basic. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31 minutes | 4 months ago
London calling: when Joe Stummer ran the London Marathon
Ahead of the London Marathon this weekend, we look at the likely contenders, the brand new course and the 'virtual' marathon being offered to the masses. We also hear about the time that the Clash's Joe Strummer ran the London Marathon in 1983, as told by music photographer Steve Rapport. Check out some of Steve's images of the race on his Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30 minutes | 4 months ago
Our guest this week is Scott Cain, who joins us to discuss the #runsome campaign and how we can all use running to reduce our reliance on cars for shorter journeys, help bring running into the conversations around active travel and ideally change the way we move about urban and rural environments so it won't be so centred so much around car, but people.For more info on the whole campaign please head to runsome.org and get involved. You can also follow them on twitter and instagram, just search @RunSomeHQ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
35 minutes | 5 months ago
Dr Andrew Jones: physiologist to record breaking marathoners
Our guest this week is Dr Andrew Jones, who has worked alongside the world’s greatest marathoners. He helped guide Paula Radcliffe to her record-breaking run and also with Eliud Kipchoge on the Breaking2 project. Now he’s attempting his own marathon feat: to break the three-hour mark aged 50. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
32 minutes | 5 months ago
How to run a virtual race
With most races being cancelled and London announcing it will be holding a virtual race this year, perfecting your virtual racing prep could see you clocking up a PB despite the lack of normal race conditions. Kieran Alger joins us to explain how to do this, including perfecting your route, hydration and tracking. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30 minutes | 5 months ago
Jimmy Watkins: running and punk rock
Jimmy Watkins has represented Team GB over 800m but fell out of love with running to pursue a career as a frontman in various rock bands. Now he's combining his two passions – music and and punk rock – in a series of hilarious, on-the-run music reviews. He talks about his running philosophy, how to become a running punk and why metal is a surprisingly good genre to run to. Check out Jimmy's music reviews here: @runningpunks See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | 5 months ago
We talk to The Outrunners Charity founder, Tyler Williams-Green
Founder of The Outrunners Charity, Tyler Williams-Green, spoke to Ben about how the running club he set up to help a few friends train for a marathon has become a charity aiming to elevate and guide young people in Hackney, as well as dish out some solid training on a Tuesday night. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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