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Two Men On The Run
32 minutes | Jan 6, 2023
Episode 54: New Year, Liverbird Double Marathon and Jon-Jo's medical update
It's 2023 and the Two Men on the Run are back for another show and are aiming to get back to some routine with posting in 2023, so watch this space. This week the Two Men on the Run catch up on Matt's possibly mad attempt at the Liverbird Double Marathon over the New Year weekend, Jon-Jo has some strong words for Matt about this, and whether Matt will actually make it to the start line of this weekend's Merseyside County Cross Country Champs, plus Jon-Jo updates us on his medical findings.
50 minutes | Dec 21, 2022
Episode 53: Christmas & End of the Year Round-up with the Two Men on the Run
The Two Men on the Run, catch up on their final races of the year, from Matt's Marathon out in California to Jon-Jo's last race in Ireland and his current injury and medical concerns. Hopefully all positive news for Jon-Jo this week before Christmas, and a hopeful return to his running in the new year! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our listeners and we shall see you all in 2023 for more Two Men on the Run!
44 minutes | Oct 31, 2022
Episode 52: Irish Masters Vests, and London Disappointment
This week the Two Men on the Run catch up on how training and racing have been going. Jon-Jo tells us about his racing over in Ireland where he's gained selection for an Irish Master Vest over the Cross Country. While Matt talks us through his London Marathon experience, from being in the pace pack for 2:14/15 to having to make the tough decision to drop out.
63 minutes | Oct 13, 2022
Episode 51: Double Trouble with Double International Couple Anna Bracegirdle and Gary Priestley
The Two Men on the Run are back and joined by a couple with International Vests to both their names! The Salford Harriers pairing of Welsh International and winner of the 2018 Snowdonia Marathon and 2021 Manchester Marathon, Anna Bracegirdle, and England Mountain Running International and 2:23.04 Marathon Man Gary Priestley join the Two Men on the Run. The couple discuss how they got into running, how they met and became a Salford Harriers power couple, training solo between busy work and life schedules, plus their views on Athletics in the media, mountain running to road racing and the Salford Harriers road relay success!
72 minutes | Sep 25, 2022
Episode 50: Susan Crehan - 1988 Olympic Marathon Runner, 1987 World Championships and the mother of one half of the show!
This week 50 episodes into Two Men on the Run, Matt's mum finally joins the men on the run, as she talks through how she got started in athletics, her struggles being a Northern Runner, against the Southern favouritism, her qualifying for the Women's first ever 10,000m at a World Championships in Rome (1987) and her selection for the 1988 Olympic Marathon after she finished 3rd British Woman and 5th Woman overall in the London Marathon in 2:35.10. The Men also ask her about her thoughts on track and field today, and Susan discusses running while pregnant.
98 minutes | Aug 23, 2022
Episode 49: Michael Lucas - The Bob Graham Round and Falling from Mountains
This week the Two Men on the Run are joined by an old school friend of Jon-Jo's who just joined the illustrious Bob Graham Round Club, Michael Lucas. The Men discuss how Michael went from someone who hated running to taking on the classic Lake District 24-Hour Challenge and what might be his next challenge. Mindfulness is explored from that of meditation to Michael's place of freedom high up in the mountains living life on the edge. Plus as a Vascular Scientist, Michael offers Jon-Jo some advice to help with his problem discussed way back in episode 3.
30 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
Episode 48: Commonwealth Games Preview
The Two Men on the Run preview the Birmingham Commonwealth Games and discuss the first athletics event of the Games, the Mena and Women's Marathon, plus we catch up on their training and racing over the last couple of weeks.
48 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
Episode 47: World Athletics Championships Review
Last week saw the end days of 10 days of athletics as Eugene Oregon hosted the World Athletics Championships and this week the Two Men on the Run catch up on some of the action, days before athletics hits the TV screens again as Birmingham hosts the Commonwealth Games.
63 minutes | Jul 6, 2022
Episode 46: Running for Fun or Running for Goals? Time Trials or Races? - Plus The Tour of Merseyside
This week the Two Men on the run catch up on their running, give us the lowdown on their race against each other from a couple of weeks back, and discuss the balance of running for fun and running to achieve a fast time or win a race, and can you actually run for both hmm? Are time trials better than races? Plus Matt breaks down this year's Tour of Merseyside results which saw an exciting battle at the front end. Plus Matt tries to convince Jon-Jo to enter next year's Tour alongside him.
58 minutes | Jun 2, 2022
Episode 45: The one where Running is actually discussed
The Two Men on the Run are back and this week they actually spend the majority of the podcast, actually talking about running, from their own training and racing, or lack of in Matt's case, to the structure of athletics and how it might bring in more viewers and competitive athletics if it could stop getting in its own way.
69 minutes | May 14, 2022
Episode 44: Louis Leung - Nutrition, Physiology and Testing Jon-Jo
This week on the Two Men on the Run podcast the men are joined by Louis Leung the man who's been putting Jon-Jo through his paces, from lactate testing to VO2 Max test and rigid nutrition guides, but has Jon-Jo been sticking to them? Louis is a current MSc Sport Nutrition Student at Liverpool John Moores University. After conducting a study, which you'll learn more about on the show, he joins the Two Men on the Run to discuss all their nutrition questions, tell Matt he's wrong about most of his nutritional planning, which Jon-Jo enjoys considerably and if you stay tuned all the way to the very end he'll also reveal how you get milk from a nut?!!
59 minutes | May 4, 2022
Episode 43: Northern League and Plastic in the Running Industry
In this episode, the Two Men on the Run discuss the upcoming first Northern League fixture of the season, as well as talk about the use of non-recyclable materials within the running industry from race t-shirts and medals to running shoes.
55 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
Episode 42: Manchester Marathon analysis and a look to the future
The Two Men on the Run catch up following Matt's exploits at the Manchester Marathon last Sunday, and Jon-Jo doesn't hold back on how he feels about Matt's performance. Plus Jon-Jo discusses the upcoming National 12 Stage and his thoughts on his team, Liverpool Harriers chances. And the Men discuss what's next for them both with the chance to take their friendship and rivalry to the track this summer as they'll meet up at the Northern Track and Field League matches.
66 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
Episode 41: The Two Men on the Run Catch-up!
Well as Season 2 of the podcast is underway the Two Men on the Run have a catch-up on all the training and racing that they've been up to since the last time they properly sat down all the way back in October 2021. Jon-Jo discusses his trips to race in Ireland, and Matt catches us up on his England Vest and Manchester Marathon preparation. Plus the guys discuss a host of running and not so running-related topics, from championship kit rules and logo placement to the war in Ukraine.
71 minutes | Mar 16, 2022
Episode 40: Two Woman on the Run - Jenny Clague and Alex O'Brien
The Two Men on the Run are back for Season 2 and they're kicking off the second season joined by two amazing Merseyside Athletes. GB international Jenny Clague, whose honours include 4th place at the 1992 World Cross Country Championships in Boston, and a 32:41.29 10,000m PB and a slew of Merseyside, Northern and National Cross Country medals. Alex O'Brien fellow Merseyside and Liverpool Harrier also joins the conversation discussing her many wins and Personal Bests as she has now moved up to the V40 category and it's only looking as if those PB's will continue to fall.
125 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
Episode 39: Matt Crehan - Catching up with a Man on the Run
Ian Lawton is back but this week he becomes an honourary man on the run as he steps into the interviewer seat along with Jon-Jo as the two put some tough questions to the now 2021 Manchester and Liverpool Marathon Champion - Matt Crehan. The guys get Matt to talk them through his Manchester and Liverpool victories, which took place only two weeks apart, they dive into his training schedule, his race day fuelling and Ian even brings with him a series of listener questions, so tie up your running shoes and get out on that long run and enjoy this interview with Matt Crehan!
82 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Episode 38: Ian Lawton - GB Duathlete, Coach and Jon-Jo's nemesis at the Sunday League XC
Two Men on the Run are back again, this week joined by GB Duathlete and Triathlete, Mersey Tri's Ian Lawton. Ian talks to the men about his early day's as a Liverpool Harrier and his time out of the sport after being told by a doctor he'd never compete again, before returning to take on not only running but adding swimming and cycling to the mix as well. The Men talk about the art of training and competing over three disciplines and managing time between all three, work and family. Plus as always the men ask Ian the tough questions on a couple controversial topics such as shoe and bike technology and possible 'short courses' in the Tri world! Interested in getting coaching from Ian then check out Prime Tri Coaching here or on Instagram
150 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Episode 37: Tony O'Brien - England International, National Road Relay Champion, and Liverpool Pembroke & Sefton Stalwart
After a bit of a hiatus, the Two Men on the Run are back with a fantastic interview with the ever-present and supremely talented Tony O'Brien. Now the podcast doesn't get to delve too much into Tony's actual accomplishments on the road, XC and track as the guys discuss a range of topics, from 'Super Shoes' and coaching philosophies to the City of Liverpool and Tony's life. So here are just a couple of stats on Tony's running career: 5000m - PB of 14:01, 10km - PB of 29:21, Half Marathon PB of 64:41 and a 2:20.20 Marathon PB at London 1999. Tony has finished 15th at the National Cross Country Championships, and 14th at the 1999 World Cross Country Trials. Won the National Road Relay Championships in 2000 with Morpeth. And has represented England Internationally on the road three times and on the cross country twice. Hope you enjoy the show, please share and subscribe if you do and the Two Men on the Run will be back with more episodes soon.
97 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
Episode 36: Nathan Jones - From Costa Del Rhyll to the States and Back, the Nathan Jones Story!
The Two Men on the Run are joined by the GB and Welsh International Athlete Nathan Jones. Following on from a great morning run around Croxteth Park, Nathan joins the Two Men on the Run to discuss how he got into the sport, his scholarship and time at McNeese University, under coach Brendon Gilroy, and his transition to being coached by legendary British Marathon Runner Steve Jones as part of Boulder Harriers training group, and his return to the UK due to ill health. The men also discuss Nathan's recent success at the Mid-Summer Night 10,000m Classic, taking the win and running 28:54, as he targets the Commonwealth Games to represent Wales. And the Two Men on the Run round out the show by pushing Nathan on his thoughts on this Summers Olympic Games, Selection Policies and the effect of doping in athletics.
107 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Episode 35: Ann Griffiths - 1992 Barcelona Olympic and 1990 Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist
This week the Two Men on the Run celebrate the start of the 2020/21 Olympic Games and are joined by 1992 Barcelona Olympian Ann (Williams) Griffiths. Ann tells the men about her highs and lows from winning Silver at the Commonwealth Games in 1990 to her Olympic story in 1992 at Barcelona. Her evolution of coaches from her local club in St. Helens where she grew up to the expert guidance she received at Sale Harriers, by the legandary Norman Poole. And the trio discusses current topics in athletics from the shoe debate, doping and the smoke and mirrors of money in athletics.
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