Episode 465

Episode 465 - Dan Plews

05/12/2018

Jon Albon sets his sights on winning one million dollars, Steph Twell runs 2:30 in Valencia, and the California International Marathon sees 152 people qualify for the US Olympic Trials. Tom speaks to Ironman super-age-grouper and coach Dan Plews, Santa’s Sack rolls into week four with gifts from Running Dads and Flipbelt, and Facebook Friday asks for your favourite sessions.


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Episode 464

Episode 464 - Anji Andrews

28/11/2018

This week The London Marathon support British endurance. Hawkins is out of Fukuoka, an 85 year old woman knocks out 70miles a week to age group win at NYC, Kenyan runner Bett gets doping ban. Plus, have you ever been stung by a bee on a run? We speak to runner and social media specialist Anji Andrews, you could win the contents of Santa’s Sack, we’ve got new gifts this week, you rate your run, share you kits pics around the world, have a rant and Tony is here with his trials.


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Episode 463

Episode 463 - Gemma Hillier-Moses (Part Two)

21/11/2018

There’s an incredible amputee performance in New York, Scotland are after athletic independence, Santa’s Sack is back, we bring you part two of our interview with Gemma Hillier-Moses, and Tom’s away so Helen’s standing in. Plus, Facebook Friday asks for your Christmas wish-list.


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Episode 462

Episode 462 - Gemma Hillier-Moses (Part One)

14/11/2018

On this week’s show Steph April’s running a marathon in Valencia, Zach Bitter runs a 100-mile FKT, Jo Pavey’s aiming for a 6th Olympic Games, and the Virgin Money London Marathon opens championship entries. We launch the Santa’s Sack competition and bring you the first part of Tom’s interview with the inspirational Gemma Hillier-Moses, Tony’s here with some Trials, you guys flash your Kit Around the World, Rate Your Runs, climb aboard the Launch Pad, and stand atop the Podium.


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Episode 461

Episode 461 - Sarah Dudgeon

07/11/2018

We bring you all the news from New York, Japanese doctors question the 2020 Olympic Marathon start time, and Ross Edgely swims all the way around the UK, yes, all the way around. Plus, Facebook Friday asks for your running heroes, Martin speaks to Sarah Dudgeon about fancy-dress running and Yuki t-shirts, and Tom loses tattoo challenge ground to Nick.


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Episode 460

Episode 460 - Sinead Diver

31/10/2018

On this week’s show the Venice Marathon becomes a run-swim-run, there’s a new half marathon world record in Valencia, a new master’s world marathon record in Frankfurt, Yuki and Callum are heading to Fukuoka, Russ Bentley wins Snowdonia, and we look forward to the New York Marathon. Holly Speaks to Sinead Diver following her sensational 2:25 victory at the Melbourne Marathon, I’ve been enjoying a good old shuffle, Tom’s been comeback PBing north of the border, and Tony’s here with some Trials.


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Episode 459

Episode 459 - Martin's Kenya Trip

24/10/2018

There’s a couple of sensational performances from Toronto, Chris and Eilish win in Portsmouth, Bekele has an odd one in Amsterdam, Andy Baddeley tells us all about The Running Channel, and Martin's back from Kenya with a load of brilliant interviews. Tom’s been proper comeback PBing, and Facebook Friday celebrates your inspirational parents.


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Episode 458

Episode 458 - Tom's Dad Qualifies for Comrades

17/10/2018

An incredible world age record for the marathon, an amazing run by Sinead Driver, and Mo’s European 10k record falls in South Africa. Tom and his Dad reflect on a brilliant day in Yorkshire, Tony’s here with some Trials, Holly stands in for Martin, and Facebook Friday checks out your all-time favourite running photo! Plus, the launch of a new Marathon Talk hoody from Runr.


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Episode 457

Episode 457 - Dan Vernon

10/10/2018

Sir Mo runs a new European marathon record and wins the 2018 Chicago Marathon! Martin's joined by Eliud Kipchoge’s team photographer, Dan Vernon to talk about ‘that world record’ in Berlin. Dan was with Eliud in the training build up and on race day. Tony is here with his trials, you rate your runs, wear your kit around the world and stand on the podium.


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Episode 456

Episode 456 - Jamie Gane

03/10/2018

On this week’s show, phew, thanks WADA, it’s all okay in Kenya, Chris Thompson bags a win in Scotland, it’s tougher to get into Boston, it’s Mo V Galen and friends at the Chicago Marathon this weekend, you share your XC memories, we speak to adaptive amputee athlete Jamie Gane, Tony brings us his trials, you stand on the podium, rate your run and share your kit around the world.


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Episode 455

Episode 455 - Derek Rae

26/09/2018

We wish Ron Hill a happy 80th, Charlie Purdue’s out of New York, Dewi and Callum are on top form in the Netherlands, and Rosie Pink Williams smashes her first ever cross country! Tom speaks to Scottish Paralympian, Derek Rae, Martin's been focussing on children’s mental health, Facebook Friday finds out what’s driving you on, and Comrades is nearly open for entry.


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Episode 454

Episode 454 - Damian Hall

20/09/2018

On this week’s show the world goes all Kipchoge over a stunning new marathon world record in Berlin. We reflect on an incredible marathon leap forward. Martin is joined by statman Jon Mulkeen to look at the race numbers. Damian Hall is on the couch sharing his amazing UTMB 2018 5th place finish story, Tony's here with an Eliud trial. Holly Rush hosts as Tom’s away tapping his tiny feet somewhere. There’s the usual Facebook Friday, Rate Your Runs, Kit Around the World, Launch Pad, and listener Podium.


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Episode 453

Episode 453 - Rowan Preece

12/09/2018

We remember Diane Leather, Mo wins his fifth consecutive Great North Run, an 18-year-old nearly breaks the world 10k road record, and Jake Wightman takes victory on 5th Avenue. Martin speaks to the inspirational Rowan Preece, Tom’s been slinging his guns round the gym, and Facebook Friday hears all about your triumphs in the face of adversity.


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Episode 452

Episode 452 - UTMB: Holly Rush, Sophie Grant & Tom Evans.

05/09/2018

On this week’s show the band are back together. Holly Rush brings us her full UTMB race report and speaks to CCC winner Tom Evans and UTMB 12th placer Sophie Grant. Tony DNF’d the Bullock Smithy. Griffiths and Partridge motor in Cardiff, Yuki gets beaten, Copenhagen is loaded and it’s the Great North Run this weekend. Facebook Friday asks for your magic relay teams, plus, you Rate Your Run, there’s some stunning Kit Around the World, and our listener Podium.


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Episode 451 - European Para Athletics and the UTMB

29/08/2018

Holly's in the Alps, Tom’s back from wherever he was, Gwen Jorgensen is taking on Chicago, Yuki’s at it again, we preview this weekend’s UTMB, Tom catches up with Noel Thatcher and talks European Para Athletics Championships, Tony’s here with some Trials, and Facebook Friday asks for your unexpected KOMs.


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Episode 450

Episode 450 - Noel Thatcher

22/08/2018

Holly and Tony stand in for Tom and Martin, Noel Thatcher previews the European Para Championships, Wales announce their team for the Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships, Dakota Jones cycles 250 miles to the Pike's Peak Marathon... and wins it, and Megan Kimmel breaks the female record.


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Episode 449

Episode 449 - Dr Josie Perry

15/08/2018

On this week’s show it was a busy European athletics championships in Berlin, the women’s marathon was bloody, the women’s 1500m predictable, the 5000m surprising, and a 17 year old Norwegian really arrived. We ask you about tech, you share some increasingly worrying Kit Around the World shots, Rate Your Runs, climb aboard the Launch Pad, stand atop the Podium, Tony ask you a careful question in his trials, and we speak to Dr Josie Perry about exercise addiction.


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Episode 448

Episode 448 - Peter Thompson

08/08/2018

We’re gearing-up for the 2018 European Athletics Championships, Dewi Griffiths’ comeback continues, there’s a tech solution to athletes overheating, and bears stop play in a Canadian trail marathon. Martin speaks to Marco Gazzelloni about the brilliant short film, I Run On, and also to the amazing Peter Thompson following his incredible run along the entire Tour de France route. Plus, Tom’s back from Japan.


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Episode 447 - Brendan Rendall

Episode 447 - Brendan Rendall

01/08/2018

On this week’s show Holly Rush joins Martin as Tom’s away. We salute Peter Thompson for running the Tour and Danny Bent and 1000’s of runners for setting a new relay world record at the iMove London Relay. A 95 year old sets a new 800m track WR, staying with the track 11 men go sub 8 mins over 3000m at Watford, Aly Dixon withdraws from the European marathon champs and a MT listener dressed as a Bishop catches a thief! We’re joined by coast to coast African running Brendan Rendall. You guys Rate Your Runs, flash your Kit Around the World, climb aboard the Launch Pad, and stand atop the Podium.


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Episode 446

Episode 446 - Hideo Takano

25/07/2018

On this week’s show the leader of the notoriously tough HardRock 100 trail race in the US was DQ’d mid race, we’re joined by friend of the show and experienced ultra trail runner Hideo Takano to talk about his HardRock run, track was fast in Monaco and odd in London, and a 50 year old Australian record gets broken. Founder of Soar Running, Tim Soar join us to share how you could get involved with the brand, Tony’s got an awesome trials, plus you guys Rate Your Runs, flash your Kit Around the World, climb aboard the Launch Pad, and stand atop the Podium.


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Episode 445 - Pete Woodward

18/07/2018

Dewi Griffiths returns to winning ways in London, there’s a new marathon relay record, and a triple-buggy half marathon record. Tom speaks to Pete Woodward about his epic journey along the 268-miles of the Spine Race, Facebook Friday asks you what one food you could never give up, and Martin's been camping, swimming, and Strava segmenting.


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Episode 444

Episode 444 - Ben Wickham

11/07/2018

On this week’s show Martin's back from run camp Austria, Tom’s back from parkrun conference, there’s a staggering new record at the Bob Graham Round, Brett Larner looks at the top marathon in the first half of 2018, Sonia O’Sullivan’s daughter is following in her Mum’s footsteps, we’re joined by Anji Andrews who captained team Marathon Talk at the London Relay and runner, triathlete and vegan Ben Wickham. You rate your run, stand on the podium, wear your kit around the world and climb aboard the launchpad.


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Episode 443

Episode 443 - Charlotte Proud

04/07/2018

Martin’s buffing himself up ready for his Love Island entrance, Holly's in the studio, Nicky Spinks is at it again, Ann Ashworth turns down her place in the SA team for the world 100k champs, Jess Trengove runs 2:26 and Yuki logs his 80th sub 2:20 marathon. Tom speaks to Charlotte “Proud to be a runr” Proud, and Tony’s here’s with some Trials.


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Episode 442

Episode 442 - Carla Molinaro

27/06/2018

On this week’s show we announce the winner of the runr MT ‘proud to be a runner' bundle, there’s a new 100km WR, Jim Walmsley runs an epic Western States 100, Holly Rush bags a team medal, Yuki takes on Mo and Rupp in Chicago, Gwen still needs to up her game, and it’s prison for a running number theft. You share your running nemesis, Rate Your Runs, stand atop the Podium, and climb aboard the Launch Pad, and we speak to top British finisher and 9th placer at Comrades this year Carla Molinaro.


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Episode 441

Episode 441 - Tom Evans

20/06/2018

We pay tribute to a British ultra-running legend, there's a super-speedy Scottish 10k, it’s Mo v Galen in Chicago, Japan announce their Olympic selection race, and Kara Goucher hints at news to come. Martin speaks to ultra-trail runner Tom Evans about his recent success, Tom’s back in the hot seat, and you guys Rate Your Runs, stand atop the Podium, and climb aboard the Launch Pad.


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Episode 440

Episode 440 - Steve Way at Comrades

13/06/2018

This week Martin is joined by Holly Rush in the studio. It’s all about Steve Way who scored a stunning podium finish at last weekend’s Comrades ultra marathon in South Africa. Steve joins us and shares his full race wrap up. One lucky winner wins a Steve Way Comrades vest! We’d love you to help us break a world record! Come and be a part of Team Marathon Talk for our takeover stage of the London Relay on Sunday July 8th. It was the Bislett Games in Oslo and Kipchoge is heading back to Berlin. You Rate Your Runs, stand on the podium and show off your kit around the world!


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Episode 439

Episode 439 - Danny Bent

06/06/2018

Tom and Martin duke it out over six miles then talk it over in Training Talk, Jama Aden’s trouble, and Martin interviews the one and only Danny Bent. Plus, you guys flash your Kit Around the World, climb aboard the Launch Pad, stand atop the Podium, and Rate Your amazing Runs.


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Episode 438

Episode 438 - Zach Bitter

30/05/2018

A brand-new London Relay world record attempt is go. It’s your last chance to come to Kenya, we laugh at your wife being your inner voice, Farah wins in London and looks toward Doha, a 17-year-old from Norway runs a 3:52 mile, and we say hooray to the RAF. Tony’s here with some Trials, Training Talk gives you three belting sessions to smash a 5k PB, you Rate Your Run, show off your Kit Around the World, and stand on the Podium. Plus, Tom speaks to the incredible ultra runner Zach Bitter.


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Episode 437

Episode 437 - Rob Pope

23/05/2018

News from the NOT10KMPBS, the Great Manchester 10k, Rupp's running Chicago, Training Talk challenges your weaknesses, Martin interviews Rob ‘Forest Gump’ Hope (who just ran almost five times back and forth across the USA), and Facebook Friday asked for your running-related lucky charms.


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Episode 436

Episode 436 - Steve Way

16/05/2018

We offer the chance to win a trip to Kenya with Five Talents, you can sign yourself up for Running Down Dementia, and it’s the Night of the 10,000m PBs this Saturday. Peter Thompson is running Le Tour, there’s a new 800m world record by a Brit, we speak to Steve Way about his upcoming Comrades, the 2019 world championships marathon will be at midnight, Tom Evans grabs bronze at the world trail running champs, and you could run the Strava mile.


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Episode 435

Episode 435 - Kate Carter

09/05/2018

Gwen Jorgensen finishes 4th at the US Half Marathon Champs, Galen improves his marathon PB, Asbel Kiprop’s having a nightmare, Martin talks to Andy Morris about Running Down Dementia, you can join the Strava Night of the 10,000m PBs challenge and win some socks, plus, enter our competition to race in the Strava mile! Tom’s kicking back on his hols, and Martin interviews The Guardian’s running blog editor, Kate Carter.


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Episode 434

Episode 434 - Louise Ayling

02/05/2018

On this week’s show we remember legendary runner and coach Bruce Tulloh. We catch up with Nancy Freeman about the North Pole Marathon, there’s a world exclusive of Molly Case’s wonderful poem 'I run on', you could win a chance to run at the Night of the 10,000m PBs in the Strava Mile, there are no British men in the European champs marathon, the London Marathon ballot is open, testosterone is in the headlines, and we speak to parkrunner Louise Ayling.


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Episode 433

Episode 433 - The London Marathon

25/04/2018

News from an amazing London Marathon, Eliud and Mary win the World Marathon Majors Series XI, Yuki’s back at it already, and Callum Hawkins suggests some rule changes. We speak to Judge Craig Mitchell and Lily Partridge and Ben Pochee. Training Talk reflects on your marathon and considers what’s next.


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Episode 432 - Barry Carpenter

18/04/2018

We don’t think we’ll see a weekend of marathon drama like that again for some time... it was the Commonwealth Games marathon, and what an epic!We look forward to the Virgin Money London Marathon this weekend. Training Talk looks at staying cool in the marathon heat, we’re joined by Kenneth Foreman from ARUK, we remember the life of multiple Paralympic champion Bob Matthews. Plus we’re joined by Barry Carpenter who shares his incredible journey from living on the streets of London to running this year’s London Marathon, and Tony’s here with some Brighton Trials!


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Episode 431

Episode 431 - Helen Croydon

11/04/2018

The Manchester Marathon results are in, Steve Way wins again, Laura Muir u-turns on her coaching setup, Melissa Courtney bags a fantastic bronze on the Gold Coast, there’s a shocking full foster in Hannover, and it’s the Boston Marathon on Monday. Soar Running sponsor Training Talk with Josie Perry and Mostyn Cottage sponsor Rate Your Run.


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Episode 430

Episode 430 - Callum Hawkins

04/04/2018

This week Martin is joined in the studio by co-host Holly Rush. World marathon 4th placer and Rio Olympian top 10er Callum Hawkins joins us ahead of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Yuki is in winning form, so is Steve Way, and Gwen J. Edinburgh XC is back on, just not in Edinburgh, Soar Running sponsor Training Talk with a great offer plus you guys Rate Your Run, stand atop the Podium and climb aboard the Launch Pad.


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Episode 429

Episode 429 - Nancy Freeman

28/03/2018

Tom speaks to Marathon Talk listener and seven continent marathoner, Nancy Freeman. Yuki runs a 70-minute half marathon dressed as a panda, there’s two stunning performances at the World Half Marathon Championships, a father and son break the world record for combined half marathons, no one at all manages to finish the Barkley Marathons and Soar Running sponsor Training Talk.


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Episode 428

Episode 428 - Robbie Britton

21/03/2018

On this week’s show Martin is joined by Holly Rush in the studio, you could come to Kenya or Austria, it snowed, some runners got stuck, Chris Thompson is on form, so is Yuki, there’s a couple of new indoor marathon world records, ultra runner and 24hr specialist Robbie Britton shares his next running adventures, get your hands on tickets for Skid Row Marathon, you rate your run, stand on the podium, and share your kit pics around the world!


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Episode 427 - William Pullen

14/03/2018

The Robin Hood Marathon is no more, Rupp PBs over 13.1 miles, Kathrine Switzer is running London, Dewi Griffiths is out of the Commonwealth Games, and there’s news of dodgy doping bottles! Tony’s here with some Trials, Tribe Nutrition sponsor Rate Your Run, there’s a rapid-fire Facebook Friday, and Martin speaks to mindful runner William Pullen.


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Episode 426

Episode 426 - Chris Chataway

07/03/2018

We remember Sir Roger Bannister and listen to Sir Chris Chataway recounting that incredible first sub 4 minute mile. There’s some great racing at The Big Half (apparently), some fake racing in Cambridge, Jake Robertson runs 2:08 at Lake Biwa, Team Sky’s fortunes go from bad to worse, and there’s rumours of a high profile drugs bust from Kenya. You rate your run, stand on the podium, and Active Cover sponsor Training Talk with guest Mario Fraioli.


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Episode 425

Episode 425 - Richard Bazeley

28/02/2018

There’s sensational stuff in Tokyo, the National Cross doesn’t get much press, it’s the much anticipated Big Half on Sunday. Tony, Jo Pavey, and a big bunch of you guys have been at Run Camp! We speak to running YouTuber Richard Bazeley, and Tony’s back with a hilarious dose of his Run Camp trials.


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Episode 424

Episode 424 - Lily Partridge

21/02/2018

Leading British marathon runner Lily Partridge shares her pre London hopes, Ian Williams of Fetch fame joins us for a pace related training talk, we’d love you to come to Kenya, Laura Muir wins indoor, Peter Thompson is running Le Tour, there’s a 50 year old showdown in Alamosa and the Japanese lead the race commentary way. You rate your run, share you kit pics around the world and stand proudly on the listener podium.


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Episode 423

Episode 423 - Dr Tamsin Lewis

14/02/2018

Brits are on fire in Barcelona, the RAK half marathon is arguably the fastest of all time, Gwen Jorgensen smashes out a 5,000m PB, Training Talk challenges the norm, Facebook Friday shows off your running art, and Martin speaks to Dr Tamsin Lewis.


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Episode 422

Episode 422 - Ross Murray (Part Two)

07/02/2018

Holly Rush joins Martin in the studio to host the show. We’d love you to come to Kenya, we ask how your marathon training is going, the Big Half loaded, there’s a new World Cup for Athletics (week, some of it). Paula advises Mo’s new coach. The Dewsbury 10k tee is interesting. Active Cover sponsor Training Talk. Ross Murray is here for part two of his interview. Plus, you guys Rate Your Runs, stand atop the Podium and climb aboard the Launch Pad.


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Episode 421

Episode 421 - Ross Murray (Part One)

31/01/2018

Tom speaks to British middle-distance runner Ross Murray, Martin speaks to Mario Fraioli about cross country, Tony’s back with his Trials, there’s crazy times in Dubai, Mary Keitany’s going for the world record in London, and an American runs a sub-5-minute mile … for the 43rd consecutive year!


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Episode 420

Episode 420 - Dr Josie Perry

24/01/2018

On this week’s show sign up is live for a running experience in Kenya with a difference, we talk about you running as cartoon characters, it’s Elite Week at London Marathon as they announce Bekele and the Brits. There’s surprise at the Kenyan Commonwealth marathon team and Yuki wins an Ekiden relay race as a team of 1. We’re joined by sports psychology consultant Josie Perry, you rate your run, share your pictures in MT kit all around the world and stand on our weekly listener podium


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Episode 419

Episode 419 - Rachel Cullen

17/01/2018

We talk gender equality in XC races, Mo pulls out of Doha, there was an American record at the Houston Half, GB win the Edinburgh XC relay, and Tom speaks to runner and author Rachel Cullen,


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Episode 418

Episode 418 - Holly Rush

10/01/2018

Could Kilian Jornet run a 2:10 marathon? American marathoner Allie Kieffer speaks out about body image, Toni Reavis looks at the fastest marathon times from 2017, but it’s no record attempt for Kipchoge in London. You Rate Your Run, stand atop the Listener Podium and we’re joined by Commonwealth marathoner, Comrades 7th placer, and pork pie lover Holly Rush.


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Episode 417

Episode 417 - Camille Herron

03/01/2018

We take a peek back at 2017, Yuki freezes up, the London Marathon 2017 champ is taking on Mo and Callum in the Big Half, we talk kicking off your running in 2018 in Training Talk, you Rate Your Run, think about process over outcome, stand on the Podium, and we’re joined by 2017 Comrades Champion & 100 Mile World Record holder Camille Herron.


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Episode 416

Episode 416 - Gwen Jorgensen

27/12/2017

Happy Christmas everyone! Thank you for supporting the show throughout 2017. This week it's Christmas and so Tom is at home in his slippers listening to Val Doonican whilst Martin is dreaming up some tree-hugging scheme for 2018. With that in mind we're bringing you a special extended interview with reigning Olympic women's triathlon champion and two-time world champ Gwen Jorgensen.


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Episode 415

Episode 415 - Barry Murray (Part Two)

20/12/2017

Tom is joined by Barry Murray for part two of his connected athlete interview, Yuki Kawauchi bags a world record, there’s a new marathon world record (for women aged 90!), Mo Farah wins SPOTY, there’s more about the fastest marathoner in Europe, Sandre Moen, it’s almost a full foster from Self in Dallas. Training Talk survives Christmas, Tony is running in the snow and we announce the winner of the contents of Santa’s Sack. Plus, you guys Rate Your Runs, flash your Kit Around the World, stand atop the Podium, and climb aboard the Launch Pad.


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Episode 414

Episode 414 - Barry Murray (Part One)

13/12/2017

Tom speaks to Barry Murray about becoming a connected athlete, Nick Symmonds runs 2:59:95 at the Honolulu Marathon, there’s European medal success for the Brits, I speak to Junior Girls Team Manager (and my wife) Liz Yelling, Boston announce their Elite US Team, and, it’s the final week of Santa’s Sack.


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Episode 413

Episode 413 - Prof John Brewer

06/12/2017

Norway’s Sondre Moen smashes the European marathon record racing to a sub 2:06 in Japan. His coach responds to questions. It’s going to be no pushover for Mo in London as the world’s number one marathoner Eluid Kipchoge announces he’s on the start line. Sarah Hall wins in the US, Paul Robinson runs a crazy mile in Antarctica. Training Talk is with Mario Fraioli, Santa’s Sack is back, Facebook Friday is rough on M&T and Prof John Brewer is talking running a smarter marathon.


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Episode 412

Episode 412 - Colin McCourt

29/11/2017

Colin McCourt looks back at his successful 5k challenge, Mo’s taking on Callum at The Big Half, Sara Hall’s backing-up her marathon PB at the US champs, Runderwear support Training Talk with Mario Fraioli, Santa’s Sack is back, Facebook Friday brings us some world-class chaffing, plus, you guys Rate Your Run, flash your Xempo kit all around the world, stand atop the Podium, and climb aboard the Launch Pad.


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Episode 411

Episode 411 - Tina Muir

22/11/2017

We’d love you to come and join us and 5x Olympian Jo Pavey for Run Camp 2018, Colin McCourt avoids the tattoo’s, there’s some rapid running in Delhi, Former GB runner and podcast host Tina Muir joins Martin and Liz in this week’s interview, US based coach Mario Fraioli is in the house talking training. You could win loads of running gear in Santa’s Sack, plus you Rate Your Run, stand atop the Podium, and climb aboard the launch pad.


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Episode 410

Episode 410 - Dewi Griffiths

15/11/2017

Camille Herron smashes the world 100-mile record, Charlotte Purdue runs 2:30 for fun, Tom speaks to Wales’ latest sub 2:10 man Dewi Griffiths, Training Talk gets back to basics, Facebook Friday celebrates your marathon cock-ups, Santa’s back with his Sack, plus you guys Rate Your Run, stand atop the Podium, and climb aboard the Launch Pad.


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Episode 409

Episode 409 - Kericho Marathon Kenya.

08/11/2017

Martin's back from an incredible trip to Kenya with Five Talents and shares all the news and speaks to Marathon Talk Kenya campers Ben Foster and Nikki Chamberlain as well as Nick Kershaw from Impact Marathons and Rachel Lindley from Five Talents. The NYC marathon saw the first female American champion for 40 years. Jemima Sumgong gets a doping ban upheld. British para-sport is in classification crises. Training Talk is sponsored by Runderwear, we catch up with founder Richard Edmunds and Martin shares how not to get a marathon in Kenya right. You rate your run, show off your kit and stand on the podium.


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Episode 408

Episode 408 - Liz Yelling

01/11/2017

Dewi Griffiths runs 2:09 in Frankfurt, Mo splits from Alberto, there’s controversy in Dublin, you ask us anything in Facebook Tuesday, Training Talk gets you back on your post-pregnancy running feet, Helen and Liz chat life after serious athletics, plus, you guys rock your Kit Around the World, stand atop the Podium, and climb aboard the Launch Pad.


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Episode 407

Episode 407 - Mimi Anderson

25/10/2017

Martin’s adventuring his way around Kenya (possibly even running the Kericho Marathon as we speak) so Tom's joined by the one and only Steve Way. English athletes compete in Toronto, but there’s controversy around the Commonwealth Games selection, and even more controversy in Venice. Facebook Friday predicts Martin’s Kericho finish time, you guys climb aboard the Launch Pad, stand atop the Podium, Rate Your Runs, and flash your kit all around the World.


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Episode 406

Episode 406 - Jonny Mellor

18/10/2017

On this week’s show it was the big dance on the big island, what is harder, Kona or Berkley Marathon, Amsterdam was rapid, the Kawauchi’s keep it in the family, should athletes be micro-chipped and you tell us what you’re most scared of. Super-swift 2.12 Berlin marathoner and Tokyo 2020 hopeful Jonny Mellor joins us, Tony is here with his trials from Birmingham, you rate you run, look amazing in your MT kit, and tell us where you’re running next.


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Episode 405

Episode 405 - Sean Doyle

11/10/2017

On this week’s show Tom speaks to runner and cardiac survivor Sean Doyle. Galen Rupp runs a PB and in doing so becomes the first American born male runner to win the Chicago Marathon in 35 years. Mimi Anderson reaches over halfway in her run across the USA and Colin McCourt is back after a setback. We say ‘keep up Seb’ and ask you about your marathon debuts in Facebook Friday. You Rate you Run and stand super proud and rather speedily on the listener podium.


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Episode 404

Episode 404 - Russell Bentley

04/10/2017

Chris Thompson takes down Callum Hawkins, Dewi Griffiths smashes himself a massive half marathon PB, Bekele falls out with his agent, Toni Reavis reflects on Berlin, Joan Benoit’s aiming for sub three in Chicago, and there’s fun & games in Slovakia. Plus, Martin interviews Russell Bentley following his 2:20 marathon in Berlin, and Tom’s back from the States.


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Episode 403

Episode 403 - Rowan Ardill

27/09/2017

The Berlin Marathon was a fascinating race with Eluid Kipchoge coming out on top, but not in the way we expected. We look back at some of the stories from the German capital. When should race medics step in? Earlier than in Warsaw we say. How can we better represent East African athletes, Michael Crawley explores. Tom speaks to Rowan Ardill. Training Talk with Liz Yelling looks at holding it together when the weather fairies play games.


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Episode 402

Episode 402 - Alex Eagle (The Running Charity)

20/09/2017

The world three-piece-suit record falls, there’s crazy weather in Copenhagen, it’s nearly time for the Nike Breaking2 documentary, and Berlin is shaping up to be one of the greatest men’s marathons in history. I speak to Alex Eagle from The Running Charity, Tony’s back with his Trials … and Tom’s sat next to his Dad!


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Episode 401

Episode 401 - parkrun Germany

13/09/2017

Mo and Mary win at the GNR, there’s a new road 10k women’s WR. Kipchoge is ramping up for Berlin. Training Talk with Liz Yelling takes us through some tough marathon sessions. Tim Soar from Soar Running tells us about short shorts. Tom’s been in Germany with parkrun and PSH says thanks to you for looking after parkrun. Plus, you guys rock you Kit Around the World, Rate Your Runs, and stand atop the podium.


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Episode 400

Episode 400 - Mimi Anderson

06/09/2017

Eilish McColgan breaks the Scottish 5,000m record, the UTMB lives up to its billing as one of the world’s most exciting races, Martin speaks to the marvellous Mimi Anderson, Training Talk is all about the pump, you guys rock you Kit Around the World, Rate Your Runs, and stand atop the podium.


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Episode 399

Episode 399 - Ivo Gormley

30/08/2017

On this week’s show, RIP Olympian David Torrence. Mo Farah runs his final, final track race, Eliud feels challenged, Coe calls for bravery and innovation, a study estimates 43% prevalence of doping athletes at world champs 2011, it’s world record chasing time at the Berlin Marathon and we speak to the founder of the wonderful GoodGym, Ivo Gormley. Training Talk looks at benchmarks to assess current form and this Saturday it’s the brilliant Skid Row Marathon documentary film screening in London.


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Episode 398

Episode 398 - Charlie Purdue & Aly Dixon

23/08/2017

Mo wins his final track race on British soil, Jo Pavey targets the 2018 European Championships, Anthony Whiteman smashes the world V45 800m record, and Mike Wardian well and truly fooses his legs! Martin speaks to Charlie Purdue about her world championship marathon experience and Tom speaks to Aly Dixon about hers.


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Episode 397

Episode 397 - Richard Whitehead

16/08/2017

On this week’s show Tom’s away on hols and so Martin is joined by Comrades 'top tenner' Steve Way. The IAAF World Athletics Championships comes to a close, Mo bows out with a silver, there’s a little post champs reflection, it was really wet-n-windy in Helsinki, we congratulate Adam Holland, Steve Way shares some big race recovery strategies and we are joined by Richard Whitehead for this weeks interview.


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Episode 396

Episode 396 - Colin McCourt & Noel Thatcher

09/08/2017

Tom catches up with Colin McCourt and his progress toward a sub-16 5k, Noel speak to Japan Running News' Brett Larner ... and has a burger with Yuki. Noel and Tom review the IAAF World Championships so far, and Martin's away glamping on his Sunseeker in the French Riviera.


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Episode 395

Episode 395 - Skid Row Marathon

02/08/2017

On this week’s show we speak Gabi and Mark Hayes the producer and director of the award winning American documentary ‘Skid Row Marathon’. We’ve brought the film to the UK for a West End screening. There’s some unwanted stats from London 2012, a new development in the Kenyan doping saga. The World IAAF Athletics Champs is about to kick off in London, and Japanese marathon hero Yuki will be in town. You guys rock your kit all around the world, rate your runs, debate miles over marathons, stand atop the Podium and climb aboard the Launch Pad.


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Episode 394

Episode 394 - Ed Kerry

26/07/2017

The British Para-athletics team win 39 medals, Ed Warner calls for equal funding, Eilidh Doyle’s voted in as Team GB captain for the upcoming world championships, and Paris announce an Olympic medal that’s made for sharing. Martin speak's to ultra-runner & coach Ed Kerry, and Tom’s been taken down by the kids.


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Episode 393

Episode 393 - Nick Symmonds (Part Two)

19/07/2017

On this week’s show we’re joined by Nick Symmonds again for Part Two of his interview and Phil Cook talks Night of Endurance. There’s an update from the Para Athletic World champs in London, a laughable doping excuse, Killian runs 85miles with a busted shoulder and still wins, Farah announces final track race in the UK and always finish your run (even after a spot of lifesaving). Plus,you guys rock your Marathon Talk kit all around the world, stand atop the Podium, climb aboard the Launch Pad and Rate Your Runs.


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Episode 392

Episode 392 - Nick Symmonds (Part One)

12/07/2017

News from the Anniversary Games, the Fancy Bears are at it again, British Athletics announce their team for the World Championships, Eliud Kipchoge targets the marathon world record in Berlin, and Japan Running News turn tens years old! Plus, Martin's in Austria, and Tom speaks to double Olympian and six-time US 800m champion Nick Symmonds.


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Episode 391

Episode 391 - Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson (Part Two)

05/07/2017

On this week’s show we chat about the British Athletics Championships, Mo Farah and reflect on Nike’s Breaking2 project. Yuki runs the Gold Coast Marathon, and Preston want a Ben Ashworth way. Plus you guys Rate Your Run, stand atop the Podium, and rock your kit all around the world and we’ve got the second part of our Brave Athlete interview with Prof Simon Marshall and 3 time-world champion xterra triathlete Lesley Paterson.


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Episode 390

Episode 390 - Simon Marshall & Lesley Paterson

28/06/2017

Mo’s staying with Al Sal, Nick Symmonds is running the Honolulu Marathon, Kilian Jornet shares his thoughts, there’s an opportunity to run with Martin in Kenya, we announce the winners of last week’s Stryd power meter competition, Aftershokz sponsor Facebook Friday, Training Talk helps you run faster for free, plus Martin speaks to Prof Simon Marshall and three-time world Xterra champion Lesley Paterson about how to be a brave athlete.


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Episode 389

Episode 389 - Peter Thompson

21/06/2017

This week we talk song lyrics and Aftershokz give away a pair of snappy bone conducting headphones, Stryd offer you the chance to win a power meter, Yuki and his brother zip up their suits, Jake Wightman proper legs it, the Skid Row film about a group of homeless people in LA tackling a marathon looks great. We talk to the phenomenal Peter Thompson about his 44 marathons in 44 days in 44 different European countries. You Rate Your Runs, flash your Kit Around the World, and stand atop the Listener Podium. Oh, and you’ve got the chance to run a marathon in Kenya with Martin and Five Talents.


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Episode 388

Episode 388 - Tobias Mews

14/06/2017

On this week’s show Yuki shares his Tokyo 2020 thoughts, London Good for Age is open, there’s a new Olympic event in Athletics, Dr Jeff is in trouble, we speak to author and adventurer Tobias Mews. You share your top running tunes, Aftershokz give away some headphones to listen to them with, Strava are after your fastest mile and ARUK want you to cover 100k or more this summer. You Rate Your Runs, flash your Kit Around the World, and stand atop the Listener Podium.


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Episode 387

Episode 387 - Steve Way

07/06/2017

Steve Way checks-in following his phenomenal Comrades debut, Aftershokz ask for your favourite tunes, Strava test you over a mile, and Alex Yee crashes in Italy. Facebook Friday celebrates the short short, Tom's back from his staycation, plus you guys Rate Your Run, flash your Kit Around the World, and stand atop the Listener Podium.


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Episode 386

Episode 386 - Elisabet Barnes

31/05/2017

Mo wins at the Pre Classic, Butchart & Pavey win in London, the Nike Oregon Project's issues continue, and Martin speaks to MdS Champ Elisabet Barnes. We also update you on ARUK's Running Down Dementia project, plus you guys Rate Your Run and rock your kit all around the World.


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Episode 385

Episode 385 - Kate Driskell

23/05/2017

Tom’s been at the amazing Night of the 10,000m PBs whilst Martin's been hiding in the woods making fires. Kipsang and Kipchoge pull out of the IAAF World Marathon Champs. Reigning champ Caroline Wostmann is out of Comrades. Joan Benoit-Samuelson is aiming for sub 3hrs at aged 60. We speak to Ian Beddis about the ARUK Running Down Dementia Campaign and Tom speaks to the incredible Kate Driskell about her LEJOG self-supported run. You rate your run, send in some snappy kit pictures and strut your stuff on the podium.


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Episode 384

Episode 384 - Alex & Rosemary Stanton (Part Two)

17/05/2017

Alzheimer's Research UK announce their Running Down Dementia challenge, Ben Pochee shares his start-lists for the Night of the 10,000m PBs, we bring you part two of our interview with Alec & Rosemary Stanton, there’s news from the World Marathon Majors, and an 18-year-old legend runs a 71-minute half-marathon ... in a pair of Crocs.


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Episode 383

Episode 383 - Alex and Rosemary Stanton (Part One)

10/05/2017

This week the Nike Breaking2 project came to a dramatic conclusion in Monza, we speak to Ed Caesar who was there to witness it, Ben Pochee joins us with news of the biggest night in British track running, The Night of the 10,000m PBs and we’ve got the first of a two part interview with the wonderful coaching team of Alec and Rosemary Stanton. The Flying Runner bring us the listener podium, Training Talk looks at perfect pacing, you rate your run and share you kit pics around the world.


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Episode 382

Episode 382 - Steve Magness

03/05/2017

In memory of our dear friend, Ruth Lee. We also speak to Steve Magness, update you on the Breaking2 project, remember Charles Eugster, talk about the proposed scrapping of pre-2005 world records, and The Flying Running support the Listener Podium.


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Episode 381

Episode 381 - London Marathon.

26/04/2017

On this week’s show it was a London Marathon Sunday full of fast times, memorable moments, glory for some and pain for others. We look back at what could have been the best London Marathon ever. We speak to top British elites Alyson Dixon and Charlotte Purdue and surprise British Men’s Champ Josh Griffiths as well as Dreams Come True Charity runner Rachel Humphrey. The Flying Runner give away an awesome personalised picture to one lucky podium entrant. Training Talk looks at race reflection, you rate your run and strutt your MT gear around the world.


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Episode 380

Episode 380 - Chrissie Wellington

19/04/2017

Geoffrey & Edna win Boston, Mary & Ken gear up for London, Training Talk is especially for first-time marathoners, Runderwear support Rate Your Run, Martin speaks to Sarah Wightman from the Flying Runner, and Tom speaks to four-time Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington ahead of her upcoming run around the streets of London.


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Episode 379

Episode 379 - Jo Pavey

12/04/2017

The Kenyan Olympic women’s marathon Champion fails a drug test, Runderwear bring you Rate Your Run and Fitness Rewards announce a marathon deal. Sonia O’Sullivan’s daughter rips it up down under and this coming Monday in the USA it’s the Boston Marathon where one runner is aiming for his 50th consecutive race. Plus, we look at 3 ways to see the best in your previous race and the formidable Jo Pavey joins us to talk anti-doping, medals, and the London Marathon.


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Episode 378

Episode 378 - Michael McEwan

05/04/2017

Runderwear sponsor the show, multiple world records go to the same female athlete in the same race, the IAAF suffer a Fancy Bears attack, ARD's spotlight turns on Jamaican Sprinters, Jo Pavey wins her first global medal, there's heartbreak at the Barkley Marathons and chaos at a US 1,500m race.


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Episode 377

Episode 377 - Lucy Gossage

29/03/2017

More Breaking2 chat, there's a pre-Full-Foster in Uganda, new world records for indoor marathons, and super-fast marathons-in-a-suit (not really). Marathon statto Barry Smyth talks perfect pacing, Facebook Friday pits Yuki against Callum, and Professor Andy Lane keeps our heads in check.


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Episode 376

Episode 376 - Colin McCourt (Part Two)

22/03/2017

We catch up with Ed Caesar about Nike's Breaking2 project, bring you part two of our interview with Colin McCourt, Callum Hawkins continues his awesome streak, Vernon & Purdue win Reading, and the BBC report on amateurs doping. Plus ... Yuki's coming to London!


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Episode 375

Episode 375 - Ed Whitlock RIP.

15/03/2017

On this week’s show we remember the world record breaking masters athlete, Ed Whitlock who passed away recently. Tony’s here with his trials, there’s a Breaking2 update, no Commonwealth Games in Durban in 2022, a super windy race in France, the pacemaker takes the win in Barcelona and Chris Froome responds. You flash you kit around the world, Rate Your Run, stand atop the Podium and tell us what would make you run faster.


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Episode 374

Episode 374 - Colin McCourt (Part One)

08/03/2017

Tony's back with his Trials, Tom speaks to Colin McCourt about his sub-16 challenge, Laura Muir wins double gold at the European Indoor Championships, Ryan Hall runs without fear, Team Sky are having a terrible time, there's more bad news for the Nike Oregon Project, and Martin speaks to Professor Andrew Lane in Training Talk.


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Episode 373

Episode 373 - Steve Smythe

01/03/2017

Tom’s a poorly boy so Martin is joined by Tom's wonderful wife Helen. Alberto Salazar comes under fire again. Wilson Kipsang rules in Tokyo but misses a WR. It was National XC weekend. Just what inspires you to be active? For Facebook Friday you gave us your long run tips. In Training Talk Prof Andy Lane talks about the benefits of raising your awareness of discomfort. We’ve got some cracking Rate Your Runs, you stand on the podium and Steve Smythe tells us how to run a sub 3hour marathon every year for 40 years!


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Episode 372

Episode 372 - Peter Thompson

22/02/2017

Mo runs his final indoor race, Laura Muir smashes yet another record, Lily Partridge debuts in style in Seville, Steve Smythe sets a marathon world record, and Ethiopian runner faces jail, Flanagan's out of Boston, and Wilson eyes the world record in Tokyo.


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Episode 371

Episode 371 - Run Camp

15/02/2017

On this week’s show we’ve all been at Run Camp and what a weekend of running we had! There’s a new women’s half-marathon world record, we’ve an update from Nike’s Breaking2 project, Andrew Butchart’s run of form continues, Mo signs up for a European track 10k, you guys Rate Your Run and stand atop the Podium and Tony's here with his trials.


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Episode 370

Episode 370 - Lowri Morgan

08/02/2017

Laura Muir & Callum Hawkins are on fire, the IAAF toughen up, and Nitro Athletics launches in Down Under style. Tony's back with his Trials, Martin speaks to BAFTA-award-winning world-class ultra-endurance runner Lowri Morgan, Aftershokz support Run Camp (Season 4), you guys Rate Your Run, rock your Xempo kit all around the world, stand atop the Podium ... and Tom's a poorly little soldier.


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Episode 369

Episode 369 - John McAvoy

01/02/2017

Marathon Talk

On this week’s show it’s oh oh at The Great Scottish Run in Glasgow, Jo Pavey toes the line in London, Wardian rips up 7in7, what does it take to run 100,000 miles, what do you call a group of marathon runners? Who is on our rate your run social wall and who is standing tall on the podium? Training Talk looks at what makes a successful marathon January and how do you step it up in February and at age sixteen this week’s guest owned a sawn off shotgun and was robbing security vans around London.


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Episode 368

Episode 368 - Mike Gratton

25/01/2017

Marathon Talk

On this week’s show there’s fast times but no world record in Dubai, Ryan Hall & Mike Wardian jet around the world, ARD release another doping documentary, Martin interview's former London Marathon winner Mike Gratton, Andy Lane speaks to us for another Training Talk, Ian the retriever gets a surprise, you guys Rate Your Run, stand atop the Podium and rock your kit all around the world and say hello to our new website.


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Episode 367

Episode 367 - Bryony Gordon

18/01/2017

Marathon Talk

On this week’s show we celebrate our 7th birthday. I interview the Telegraph’s Bryony Gordon who’ll be running her first London Marathon in April. Japhet Makau joins us from Nairobi to talk about the Tanzanian Marathon, Tony’s here with his trials. There’s a little sub 2 talk, will Bekele run a WR in Dubai and Weir retires from Team GB. You tell us the UK’s top Run Town, rate your run and stand on the podium.


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Episode 366

Episode 366 - Tim Cruse-Drew

12/01/2017

Martin and Tom

Laura & Callum light up the athletics world, London announce their elite men's field, Bekele gears up for a phenomenal 2017, Martin speaks to Professor Andrew Lane and Tim Cruse-Drew, there's a solo Listener Podium, you guys rock your kit all around the world, Rate Your Run, and become Marathon Superheroes.


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Episode 365

Episode 365 - Jack Daniels

05/01/2017

You could listen to an episode of Marathon Talk every day for an entire year! It’s show 365 and the first of 2017. Tony’s wife Ruth thanks you for your help with Tony’s charity quiz, Tony brings us his trials, we speak to legendary US running coach Jack Daniels, there’s a little doping update, the IAAF marathon review, and arise Sir Mo! We announce the winner of the Fitness Rewards Christmas Podium and share news of fantastic trip to the Tanzania Marathon!


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Episode 364

Episode 364 - Tom Bosworth

28/12/2016

Martin and Tom reflect on 2016, and Tom interviews Team GB race walker Tom Bosworth.


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Episode 363

Episode 363 - Ed Caesar

21/12/2016

Tony preps for the inaugural Marathon Talk Christmas Quiz, Tom logs a big fat zero and speaks to author & journalist Ed Caesar, the Fitness Rewards 12 Days of Christmas Challenge rolls on, we reflect on Monday's DCMS Select Committee session with British Cycling, and you guys rock your kit all around the world.


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Episode 362

Episode 362 - Stuart Leaney

14/12/2016

On this week’s show we speak to the holder of the new 50k treadmill World Record and Marathon Talk ever-present Stuart Leaney, part two of the McLaren Report provides more evidence of the scale of doping in Russia, GB roar to success at the European XC champs, another sub 2hour marathon project is announced, Tony brings us his biggest trial yet, Fitness Rewards kick off the 12 Days of Christmas challenge and you’ve got your kit on!


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Episode 361

Episode 361 - Sarah Thomson

07/12/2016

Yuki digs deep in Fukuoka, Seb's athletic reforms are voted through, there's some indoor marathon insight, Martin speaks to trail runner and adventurer Sarah Thomson, and Tom breaks 20 minutes at Bushy parkrun. You guys stand atop the Fitness Rewards Listener Podium, Rate Your Run and show off your Marathon Talk kit all around the world.


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Episode 360

Episode 360 - Eddie Brocklesby

30/11/2016

On this week’s show Tom speaks to marathoner and founder of Silverfit Eddie Brocklesby. Hajo Seppelt and the ARD report some further ARD findings. The Fancy Bears are back. There’s an awesome Nicky Spinks BGR film released. The British trials for the European XC team were held in Liverpool. Fitness rewards announce the #7in7 runstreak winner. JZ bags bronze. You stand proud on the podium and we try and help Devin in Training Talk.


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Episode 359

Episode 359 - Helen Glover

23/11/2016

Fitness Rewards bring us the Listener Podium and their seven-day run streak has started, Martin speak to two-time Olympic rowing champion Helen Glover, we bring you news of the world’s deepest half marathon, a US cross country runner gets smashed by a stag, Zane Robertson joins the sub2hour project, and you guys rock your kit all around the world.


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Episode 358

Episode 358 - Laura Graham

16/11/2016

On this week’s show we speak to the winner of the Irish marathon championships at the recent Dublin Marathon Laura Graham. Elvis is alive and winning races in Las Vegas. A 96 year old runs NYC marathon, there’s news from WADA and the world of doping, Fitness Rewards challenge you to a 7 day run streak and support our listener podium, you rate your run, send us some fancy pics and make us laugh probably too much.


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Episode 357

Episode 357 - Charlotte Purdue

09/11/2016

Mary Keitany three-peats in New York where there's also the youngest ever male winner, Haile becomes president, Mike runs all six World Marathon Majors in the fastest time ever, Meb announces 2017 retirement, and Martin speaks to British elite marathoner Charlotte Purdue.


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Episode 356

Episode 356 - Michael Crawley

03/11/2016

Martin and Tom

Tom is joined by writer Michael Crawley to talk about the 2hour marathon project and it’s purpose, Jeptoo’s ban is upheld, athletes seemingly get lost in Rio, Frankfurt is rapid, Mum of 4 shines in Dublin, there is a cheating winner in Nairobi, Xempo have some new leisure tee’s, you show off your kit all around the world, Rate Your Run, reflect on your running and stand proud on the podium.


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Episode 356

Episode 356 - Michael Crawley

02/11/2016

Tom is joined by writer Michael Crawley to talk about the 2hour marathon project and it’s purpose, Jeptoo’s ban is upheld, athletes seemingly get lost in Rio, Frankfurt is rapid, Mum of 4 shines in Dublin, there is a cheating winner in Nairobi, Xempo have some new leisure tee’s, you show off your kit all around the world, Rate Your Run, reflect on your running and stand proud on the podium.


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Episode 355

Episode 355 - Barry Smyth

26/10/2016

Martin speaks to running data geek Barry Smyth, Tom's back from his sick-bed, there's news of a documentary about Nicky Spinks Double Bob Graham, loads of BQs in Hawaii, and a Training Talk that challenges your goals, strategies and motivations.


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Episode 355

Episode 355 - Barry Smyth

26/10/2016

Martin speaks to running data geek Barry Smyth, Tom's back from his sick-bed, there's news of a documentary about Nicky Spinks Double Bob Graham, loads of BQs in Hawaii, and a Training Talk that challenges your goals, strategies and motivations.


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Episode 354

Episode 354 - Marathon Training Academy

19/10/2016

Martin's joined by his other half, Liz. Ed Whitlock breaks another WR, a 4 year old records a 2hr 31 marathon, we catch up with WR holding super hero Mike Kallenburg aka, Robin. Prof Barry Smyth reveals the truth about women being better marathon pacers than men. Training Talk looks at 5 things to do if you just found out you’re in London, Tony brings his trials and we're joined by Trevor and Angie from the Marathon Training Academy.


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Episode 354

Episode 354 - Marathon Training Academy

19/10/2016

Martin's joined by his other half, Liz. Ed Whitlock breaks another WR, a 4 year old records a 2hr 31 marathon, we catch up with WR holding super hero Mike Kallenburg aka, Robin. Prof Barry Smyth reveals the truth about women being better marathon pacers than men. Training Talk looks at 5 things to do if you just found out you’re in London, Tony brings his trials and we're joined by Trevor and Angie from the Marathon Training Academy


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Episode 353

Episode 353 - Ian Corless

12/10/2016

There's racing and joggling in Chicago, Marders wins in Yorkshire, Gwen smashes out ten super-fast miles, Paul Chelimo wants to release a running rap, we announce the winners of our latest Xempo Marathon Talk t-shirt competition, you guys rock your kit all around the world, and Tom speaks to Ian Corless.


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Episode 352

Episode 352 - Karl Meltzer

05/10/2016

This week it's revealed that ultra runner Rob Young faked his TransAmerica run, Callum Hawkins is super rapid over a half marathon, there’s a new WR in Cardiff, Steve Jones wants to end abuse of TUEs, Alex Green tells us about the South West Coast Path Challenge, Karl Meltzer talks about his Appalachian Trail record, there’s a stacked Listener Podium, you Rate Your Run and show off your Marathon Talk Kit Around the World.


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Episode 351

Episode 351 - Elise Downing

28/09/2016

Yuki and Marders cut some serious shapes, the King is back, Brad & Dave could probably be a little more transparent, Callum Skinner shows them the way, Steve Peters wins the British Masters champs in a pair of Martin's shorts, Elise Downing is back in the studio, Martin speak to Sprintathon organiser Mark Evans, and you guys rock some serious Kit Around the World.


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Episode 350

Episode 350 - Andy Baddeley

21/09/2016

On this week’s show the Rio Paralympics comes to a close, Fancy Bears share some big name TUES including Farah and Wiggins. The New York City marathon announce start-list. We speak to Team GB middle distance specialist Andy Baddeley. You rock your kit all around the world, stand atop the podium and we look at a single rate your run. Oh, and Martin's run off with Tom’s wife Helen.


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Episode 349

Episode 349 - Joe Grant

14/09/2016

The Paralympics roll on, Mo takes out the Great North Run, Berlin announce a super-speedy startlist, there's some breaking doping news, Tony brings us a Great North Trials, you rock your kit around the world, stand atop the Podium and rate your red hot run.


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Episode 348

Episode 348 - Jason Cherriman

07/09/2016

Tony’s Trials is back and brings us a super trials from the Bullock Smithy. Tom speaks to obsessive marathon runner Jason Cherriman, the Paralympic Games kicks off in Rio, but is there too much medal pressure? There’s a 30-mile marathon in Moray. Amy Hughes is trying to break a treadmill world record. You rate your run, stand on the podium and share your pictures all around the world.


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Episode 347

Episode 347 - The Hawkins Brothers (Post Rio)

31/08/2016

Laura Muir breaks the British 1,500m record, Greg Rutherford has a Garden Gala, Chicago announce stacked fields, and Martin speaks to the Hawkins brothers about their men's Olympic marathon exploits. You guys rock your Xempo Kit Around the World, line up for the Launch Pad, Rate Your Run and take us to your happy place.


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Episode 346

Episode 346 - Mario Fraioli

24/08/2016

On this week’s show the Olympic Games in Rio comes to a close. The Mo show goes bonkers as he does the double double. The Brownlee’s dominate. Kipchoge wins the Olympic men’s marathon but Meb is the class act! Kiwi (and former Brit) Nikki Hamblin gets special IOC medal. We speak to Mario Fraioli about the Games and all things running. You rate your run, stand on the podium and look amazing in kit around the world.


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Episode 345

Episode 345 - Alyson Dixon & Sonia Samuels

17/08/2016

Mo Farah successfully defends his Olympic 10,000m title, the women's 10,000m word record gets obliterated, Martin speaks to Sonia Samuels and Alyson Dixon following their performances in the women's marathon, Ed Whitlock smashes yet another world record, Tom catches up with Mitch Phillips, and you lot rock your Xempo kit all around the world.


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Episode 344

Episode 344 - Martin Yelling Long Run Home (Part Two)

10/08/2016

The Rio Olympic Games have kicked off, there are some nasty crashes in the road race, we catch up on the latest doping news including an open letter from Daley Thompson to the IOC. Kenya get re-instated, Liverpool go for the Commonwealth Games. You look amazing in your Marathon Talk kit and Martin tells us more about the Long Run Home.


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Episode 343

Episode 343 - Martin Yelling (Part One)

03/08/2016

Ed Whitlock smashes another world record, there's news from the Beer Mile World Classic, Tom speaks to Reuters journalist Mitch Phillips, Lizzie Armitstead misses three tests, and Martin speaks to Tom about his Long Run Home.


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Episode 342

Episode 342 - Tim Heming (Part Two)

27/07/2016

Helen stands in for Martin, IOC go easy on Russia, Steve Magness speaks out, Mary & Zola get together in LA, we give Marders an Olympic shout-out, Tom speaks to Tim Heming in part two of their interview, you guys rock your Marathon Talk kit all around the world, and Facebook Friday finds out all about your own personal challenges.


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Episode 341

Episode 341 - Tim Heming (Part One)

20/07/2016

The McLaren Report just shocked the sporting world, London win their money back from Liliya Shobukhova, Kenyan athletes join the army ... the US army, Toni Reavis considers what matters, you guys rock your Xempo kit all around the world, Tony's back with his Trials and Tom speaks to Tim Heming.


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Episode 340

Episode 340 - Hannah Corne

13/07/2016

Helen and Liz present this week's show as Mart and Tom are off on adventures, there's some worrying news out of Kenya, Russian athletes lose their Olympic appeal, Liz brings us here Euro highlights, Tom speaks to Mini Mermaid Running Club UK founder Hannah Corne, and you guys rock your Marathon Talk kit all around the world.


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Episode 339

Episode 339 - Scott Westcott

06/07/2016

This week we speak with an Australian marathon hero and Rio Olympic qualifier Scott Westcott, Jenny Meadows supports Yulia Stepanova. Yuki’s Mum’s zips up her suit at the Gold Coast marathon, there’s a new wheelchair LEJOG record, Sean Conway completes his big triathlon, we talk to Andy Norman about the beer mile world champs, you rate your run, stand proud on our podium and are looking amazing in your kit around the world.


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Episode 338

Episode 338 - Damian Hall

29/06/2016

Tom’s turned 42, WADA suspend the Rio doping lab, you can represent England (better than the footballers, hopefully) in an autumn marathon, there’s news from the Western States 100 and an update on Rob Young, I speak to the BBC’s Tom Gayle about the weekend’s British Athletics Championships, this week’s interview is SWCP FKT runner Damian Hall and Tony’s is back with the runners Y.


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Episode 337

Episode 337 - Nicky Spinks

22/06/2016

On this week’s show there’s a whole bunch of doping news, Russia are out, problems for the coach of some top Ethiopian’s, Coe faces new questions, is Rob Young still going? We speak to the fantastic double Bob Graham round running Nicky Spinks. We ask you to run to vote, you rate your run, share some fab pics in your fancy kit, stand proud on the Marathon Talk podium.


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Episode 336

Episode 336 - Grant Schofield (Part Two)

15/06/2016

Operation Puerto is back in the news, Hajo Seppelt launches a secure website for whistleblowers, Rob Young faces questions over his trans-American run, Ben Smith puts his back out, Ed Whitlock smashes out a world record mile, Facebook Friday takes us to our happy place, Grant Schofield is back for part two of his interview ... and Martin moves closer to The Long Run Home.


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Episode 335

Episode 335 - Professor Grant Schofield

08/06/2016

Tom speaks to author of book ‘What the Fat’ Professor Grant Schofield, Fitness Rewards challenge you to 10k a day. Martin talks running in the Alps with Kingsley Jones and you have the chance to win a guide to trail running in Chamonix. Mo Farah breaks Dave Moorcrofts 24 year British record, says he’ll quit track and stands by Salazar. Flanagan’s on fire. De Reuck smashes Comrades and it’s London Good for Age time.


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Episode 334

Episode 334 - Jenny Nesbitt

01/06/2016

On this week’s show Bruce Fordyce speaks to Tom about this year’s Comrades Marathon, I speak to British speedster Jenny Nesbitt, Mo breaks 27 minutes for 10,000m, Dave breaks three minutes for the mile, heat stops play in the US, win some new trainers with Fitness rewards, you guys rock you Marathon Talk kit all around the world, there’s a stacked Podium, packed Launch Pad and Facebook Friday chases the cheese!


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Episode 333

Episode 333 - Night of the 10,000m PBs

25/05/2016

We're live from The Night of the 10,000m PBs at Parliament Hill, Bekele and Dibaba win in Manchester, Ethiopia announce their Olympic marathon team, there's talk of a sub-two-hour relay marathon and you guys rock your Marathon Talk kit all around the world.


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Episode 332

Episode 332 - Paul Baswick

18/05/2016

Kenya and Russia are in a bit of hot water, Nicky Spinks smashes the double Bob Graham record, Scott Westcott will be the oldest Aussie in Rio, Martin speaks to mindfulness guru Paul Baswick and the great headphone debate kicks off on Facebook.


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Episode 331

Episode 331 - Rick Broadbent on Emil Zatopek

11/05/2016

Kenya 'might' announce their marathon team for Rio, doping is back in the news, a three-time winter-Olympian from the Czech Republic may have just qualified for the Olympic marathon, rumbles of a JOGLE scandal, Martin speaks to Rick Broadbent about his fantastic book on Emil Zatopek and Steve Way about his Wings For Life World Run, you guys rock your kit all around the world, and there’s a Fitness Rewards competition.


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Episode 330

Episode 330 - The Hawkins Brothers

04/05/2016

The Hawkins brothers are on their way to Rio, there's a 100-year-old lady knocking out some awesome press-ups, some speedy Brits at the Payton Jordan, news of a new UK marathon series, Kipchoge sets his sights on Olympic glory, Martin speaks to Ben Pochee about the Night of the 10,000m PBs and Yuki wins the Kawauchi Half Marathon.


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Episode 329

Episode 329 - London Marathon 2016 Review.

27/04/2016

It’s the week after the London Marathon and we catch up on all the race action plus speak to some Rio Olympic Games Team GB marathoners! We both ran a marathon that wasn’t in Manchester. Yuki zips it right up. Tony is here with his trials. Martin talks about the Long Run Home. You rate your run, stand proud on a loaded podium and strutt your MT kit around the globe.


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Episode 328

Episode 328 - Team GB Rio Marathon - Male Contenders

20/04/2016

Martin speaks to the British contenders for Rio qualification at this weekend's London Marathon, Boston has an Ethiopian double, Mike Wardian targets all six World Marathon Majors, Training Talk brings you ten top tips for a terrific marathon, you guys rock your kit all around the world, and Unilite bring you the Listener Podium.


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Episode 327

Episode 327 - Team GB Rio Marathon women's contenders.

13/04/2016

It’s a Team GB Rio Olympic Games Contenders special! We speak to three top female picks for the big trial race in London. We look at the crazy Barkley Marathon. There’s a new World Record for the marathon on an indoor track. The first marathon in Iran kicks off - without women. There’s news of a speedy 10 year old. We talk tapering. You rate your run, stand proudly on the podium and Tom tells us all about the Little Stoke parkrun affair.


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Episode 326

Episode 326 - Eilish McColgan

06/04/2016

Martin's back in the house, there's a debut winner at Reading, Kenya's still in trouble, Running Heroes are in the house, you rock your Marathon Talk kit all around the world and Tom speaks to the brilliant Eilish McColgan.


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Episode 325

Episode 325 - Two Oceans

30/03/2016

While Martin's living it up on the slopes Tom holds the fort with Helen, Mo podiums in Cardiff, Caroline Wostmann wins the Two Oceans ultra marathon, Ed Whitlock notches up another couple of world records, Tony's here with his Trials and Fitness Rewards have another competition.


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Episode 324

Episode 324 - Eddie Izzard

23/03/2016

On this week’s show we are joined by Eddie Izzard in South Africa after finishing his 27 marathons in 27 days challenge. Tom’s running Two Oceans so Martin is joined by effervescent ultra marathoner Steve Way. You’ve won some trainers and breakfast with Kelly Holmes. We talk about being 4 weeks out from a big marathon. Molly Huddle has a cuddle, you rate your run, it's a men only podium and you have fun in your kit.


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Episode 323

Episode 323 - Dame Kelly Holmes (Part Two)

16/03/2016

This week we have the second part of our interview with Dame Kelly Holmes, Yuki straps on an actual real-life Yuki Suit, Julia Bleasdale switches from Team GB to Team GER, there’s a super fast Trafford 10k, Tony’s back with his Trials, Tom runs a marathon, I speak to Adharanand Finn, Fitness Rewards are back with another competition, Unilite bring you the Listener Podium and Martin's a week closer to The Long Run Home.


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Episode 322

Episode 322 - Dame Kelly Holmes (Part One)

09/03/2016

The world half marathon field hots up, Yuki struggles at Lake Biwa, the IOC create a refugee team, you guys rock your Xempo kit all around the world, Martin speaks to Dame Kelly Holmes and the doping scandal rumbles on.


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Episode 321

Episode 321 - The Sandy Balls Special.

02/03/2016

On this weeks show it's all about Sandy Balls. Martin and Tom record live at Sandy Balls over the weekend and are joined by over 100 other wonderful runners on pilgrimage to the annual Marathon Talk Run Camp 2016. Catch up with stories from the weekend and interviews with people who were there! We're also joined by nutritionist James Collins to tell us more about the current sports nutrition landscape.


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Episode 320

Episode 320 - Susie Chan

24/02/2016

World records tumble in Sweden, Martin speaks to Susie Chan about her 12-hour treadmill record, Mo wins in Glasgow, Yuki commits to one last crack at Rio, Facebook Friday talks motivation, and Fitness Rewards announce their latest competition.


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Episode 319

Episode 319 - Dr Dan Gordon (Part Two)

17/02/2016

This week we bring you the chance to win a Garmin VivoSmart with Fitness Rewards, the second part of our pacing interview with Dan Gordon, news from the Team USA Olympic Trials at the LA Marathon, the latest update on the doping saga from Kenya, Training Talk keeps your mojo firing, your rate your run and share your pacing drama’s and just who will be standing on the podium?


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Episode 318

Episode 318 - Dan Gordon (Part One)

10/02/2016

There's pandemonium in Kenya, marathon mess-ups on Facebook, pressure mounting on Coe, two exciting competitions, a Training Talk supported by Unilite, Tom speaking pacing with Doc Dan Gordon, and you guys Rating Your Runs & standing on the Podium.


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Episode 317

Episode 317 - Joe Williams

03/02/2016

On this week’s show we’ve got a competition to win a Garmin with Fitness Rewards. Galen Rupp announces he’s running a marathon. There’s a new world record for 12hrs on a treadmill and winners running 7 marathons on 7 different continents in 7 days. Steve Way talks about when training goes wrong and we speak to Joe Williams - the founder of UKrunchat. Tony is here with his trials and you stand tall and proud on the podium.


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Episode 316

Episode 316 - Elise Downing

27/01/2016

Mo targets the World Half Marathon Championships, Dame Kelly targets the London Marathon, Martin speaks to Elise Downing, Facebook Friday is one for the running fashionistas, you Rate Your Run, stand atop the podium, and it's a quiet week in the world of doping.


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Episode 315

Episode 315 - Tom Fairbrother

20/01/2016

Happy 6th Birthday to us. Wada release the second of the IC reports. The Virgin Money London Marathon announce the 2016 elite men’s field. Top US marathoner Ryan Hall announces his retirement. Tony brings us his trials. You tell us about your eating habits on the run and show off your kit around the world. Training Talk looks at setting a marathon goal and we speak to marathoner Tom Fairbrother about his battle with an eating disorder.


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Episode 314

Episode 314 - Caroline Wostmann

13/01/2016

The doping scandal rumbles on, Paula and Mara get stuck in, UKA suggest scrapping all the world records, Toni Reavis writes a brilliant summary, London announce their elite field, Kate Avery wins in Scotland, Martin speaks to 2015 Comrades & Two Oceans champion Caroline Wostmann and you show off your Marathon Talk kit all around the world.


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Episode 313

Episode 313 - Ed Caesar

06/01/2016

This week we welcome 2016 and get things back to normal. You show off your new Xempo kit around the world, Jamie Ramsay has finished his run around some of the world and wants you to do the final few miles with him in the UK. There’s a doping update and we look at a few New Year running resolutions. You stand tall on the Jabra Podiums. Tony's Trials is in the house. Plus Tom speaks to Ed Caesar, author of the brilliant book Two Hours.


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Episode 312

Episode 312 - Alicia Eno

30/12/2015

In our second 2015 festive special Tom speaks to the inspirational Alicia Eno about her journey to complete a sub-four marathon in each of the 50 American states.


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Episode 311

Episode 311 - Ben Smith 401 Challenge

23/12/2015

Happy Christmas everyone! This week we're joined by the amazing Ben Smith from the 401 Challenge. He's already run over 100 marathons in 100 days and is set for a further 293, a marathon every day, until October 2016! Thank you for listening to the show in 2015 and for all your support.


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Episode 310

Episode 310 - Melissa Fehr

16/12/2015

We bring you a competition to win entry to the Gran Canaria Marathon, Martin speaks to Melissa Fehr about the World Transplant Games, you guys rock your Marathon Talk kit all around the world, Run Camp 2016 is open for registration, Serena Williams pulls a Rob Sloan and Tony's here with his Trials.


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Episode 309

Episode 309 - Liz Yelling

09/12/2015

Martin’s been on the wagon whilst Tom’s been running. Tony’s been in Stockport. Seb Coe faced a quizzing. Yuki lets his suit fall loose whilst Makau is back on top. It’s the European Cross Country this weekend and we speak to Liz Yelling about cross country running. We ask you 5 spring marathon questions plus we’ve got news of our 3rd annual run camp, you strut your kit poses and stand proud on the Jabra podium.


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Episode 308

Episode 308 - Tim Oberg

02/12/2015

The IAAF go on the offensive, but the experts fight back, Tony's here with his Trials, Athletics Kenya is having a bad time, the Japanese men's 10,000m record falls, you Rate Your Run, Tom speaks to parkrun Australia main man Tim Oberg and the Jabra Podium is stacked.


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Episode 307

Episode 307 - Eleanor and Dennis Draper

25/11/2015

This week we speak to a genuine pair of marathoning hero’s - Eleanor and Dennis Draper. We’ve done our parkrun smash up. Russians in hiding over the doping scandal and some Kenyans speak out whilst others should. Your rate your run and tell us what you think about walking in a marathon. Tony brings us his trials, you’re on top of the podium and we’ve got a training talk all about fartlek.


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Episode 306

Episode 306 - Mitch Phillips

18/11/2015

Russia are banned from international competition, Yuki speaks out, the Kenyans could be in trouble, you show off your Marathon Talk kit all around the world, British Athletics announce their Rio selection policy, Tony's here with his Trials, there's a fully loaded Jabra Podium and Tom speaks to sub-3 run/walker Mitch Phillips.


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Episode 301

Episode 301 - Sonia Samuels

14/11/2015

On this week’s show we speak to recent UK all time women’s marathoner 7th placer Sonia Samuels. We’ve both been to York for the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon. There were no rabbits in Chicago this past weekend. Steve Jones has been speaking out. You rate your run, send in your tee shirt pictures and stand proud on the Jabra podium.


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Episode 305

Episode 305 - Lotty Bradford

11/11/2015

This week you tell us what not to say at the end of a marathon, the doping saga increases in intensity and the IAAF drops in integrity with President Lamine Diack arrested and the release of the WADA Independent Commission into systematic doping in Russian athletics. You rate your run, show off your new xempo 26.2 tee’s, we talk to the amazing Lotty Bradford and you’ve been running all over the place.


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Episode 304

Episode 304 - Tom Mason

04/11/2015

The website's back and there's a double helping of the Jabra Podium, Yuki zips up his suit in New York but Stanley and Mary take victory, Kenya change their marathon selection criteria for Rio, Tony's here with his Trials and you guys rock your super-cool Marathon Talk kit all around the world.


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Episode 303

Episode 303 - Bill Rodgers (Part Two)

28/10/2015

This week it's Part Two of our interview with American marathoning legend Bill Rodgers. There were some fast times at the Frankfurt Marathon and a Rio qualifier for Scot Callum Hawkins. Jo Pavey sets another record. A Kenyan gets caught out and there’s trouble afoot at UKAD and some website gremlins have been visiting us.


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Episode 302

Episode 302 - Bill Rodgers (Part One)

21/10/2015

Tony commits to get fit, Tom Potson fiddles with his ball bag, Martin speaks to Bill Rodgers, Dan Afshar updates us on the new Xempo Marathon Talk kit, the Jabra Podium is fast and full, Haile is officially the greatest and Facebook Friday divides opinion.


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Episode 300

Episode 300 - Kirk Parsley (Part Two)

07/10/2015

Kirk Parsley is back for part two of our sleep interview, there's news from the Chester and Bournemouth marathons, some brilliant images of you guys rocking your Marathon Talk kit around the world, parkrun celebrates its 11th birthday and the Jabra Podium is stacked to the max.


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Episode 299

Episode 299 - Kirk Parsley (Part One)

30/09/2015

We bring you part one of the long-awaited sleep interview with Dr Kirk Parsley, there were some great British performances in Berlin, Martin speaks to Alyson Dixon about hers , the London Marathon ballot results are out this week, the Jabra Podium is stacked, you Rate Your Run and show off your Marathon Talk kit all around the world.


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Episode 298

Episode 298 - Richard Moore (Part Two)

23/09/2015

UKA give Alberto the all clear, Tom speaks to Richard Moore in part two of their interview, a 17-year-old Finnish girl runs the Olympic marathon qualifying time, you stand atop the Jabra Podium, show off your Marathon Talk kit and Rate Your Run.


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Episode 297

Episode 297 - Richard Moore (Part One)

16/09/2015

The doping scandal rumbles on, Mo wins the Great North Run, New York warms up for a scorching marathon and Tom speaks to Richard Moore, author of the "The Bolt Supremacy". Tom's on form, Martin's not, you stand on the Jabra Podium, Rate Your Run and rock your classic blacks all around the world.


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Episode 296

Episode 296 - Tim Kirk

09/09/2015

Tom’s back from the Maldives. Martin speaks to former Olympian and aspiring V70 marathoner Tim Kirk. Tom catches up with Phil Grey about bringing back the Morpeth to Newcastle. Tony’s doesn’t talk about the Bullock Smithy. There’s some running news, a ruffling Friday facebook, some great rate your runs and a Jabra Podium.


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Episode 295

Episode 295 - Jason Henderson

02/09/2015

This week Tom’s away on holiday so I’m joined by Sarah Russell to present the show. The IAAF world champs in Beijing come to a close, we take a look back and Tom talks in depth to editor of Athletics Weekly Jason Henderson about it. Duncan Simpson joins us for a training talk about what runners think about. Tony’s in town and you stand proud on the Jabra Podium.


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Episode 294

Episode 294 - Jamie Ramsay

26/08/2015

Martin speaks to Jamie Ramsay, Mo and Jess take gold, Bolt and Gatlin go head to head and the American women enjoy mixed fortunes over 10,000m. Liliya Shobukhova has her ban reduced, you guys catch some rays in your classic blacks, rate your runs and stand atop a stacked Jabra podium.


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Episode 293

Episode 293 - Mark Daly (Part Two)

19/08/2015

Part two of our thought provoking interview with BBC investigative reporter Mark Daly, this week it’s about his EPO use. There’s an update on another doping study, Salazar will be at the Worlds (which starts this week), Pavey to be awarded a World Championships bronze. You rate your run, talk about what you’d like on a desert island and stand proud on the Jabra Podium.


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Episode 292

Episode 292 - Mark Daly (Part One)

12/08/2015

The doping scandal roles on, Martin and Tom speak to the BBC's investigative journalist Mark Daly and Nick Symmonds gets de-selected from the US team for the upcoming world championships. On a happier note, Wilson Kipsang and Tegla Loroupe go on a sponsored walk, we see the first ever Xempo MT t-shirt and you stand atop the Jabra podium.


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Episode 291

Episode 291 - Sorrell Walsh

05/08/2015

On this week’s show there’s a follow up doping expose from German documentary maker ARD and the Sunday Times. We speak to Sorrell Walsh about getting more women running. Training Talk looks at Tom’s 5k plan of attack. You stand atop the Jabra Podium, Rate Your Run and rock your super-cool Marathon Talk kit all around the world.


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Episode 290

Episode 290 - Lauren Fleshman

29/07/2015

You talk to Mo Farah, there's sad news from Kenya, doping news from South Africa and an extended interview with Lauren Fleshman. Training Talk focuses on your Autumn marathon progress, you Rate Your Run and rock your Marathon Talk kit all around the world.


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Episode 289

Episode 289 - Julia Bleasdale

22/07/2015

We catch up with Team GB Olympian in both the 5000m and 10000m at London 2012, Julia Bleasdale about her new found love for running. There’s a new WR in the women’s 1500m for Dibaba in Monaco and a super fast men’s 1500m. Kara Goucher speaks out but stays schtum. Jurek gets a ticking off. Kipsang and friends walk for peace.


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Episode 288

Episode 288 - Guru Greg Brock

15/07/2015

Martin speaks to Greg about his successful Bob Graham Round attempt, Tom's actually done some training, Mo wins in Lausanne, Training Talk reflects on your lifestyle, Tony's here with his Trials, you Rate Your Run and there's a male-dominated Jabra podium.


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Episode 287

Episode 287 - Mark Berry

08/07/2015

On this week’s show Martin speaks to Mark Berry who ran the entire SWCP in 11 days. We bring you up to speed with the Gold Coast Marathon. Hannah O took top spot at Potteries. Overall overhauls in the final sprint. Jager bombs. Plus we’ve got a one off Corkery’s Corner. You rate your run, talk to us about staying cool, top the Jabra Podium and are competing in events all over the world in the listener launchpad.


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Episode 286

Episode 286 - Michael Westphal

01/07/2015

The Salazar scandal rumbles on, Tom speaks to Boston qualifier and Parkinson's sufferer Michael Westphal, Facebook Friday celebrates your celebrations, there's a septuagenarian stunner at the Western States 100, the Jabra Podium is stacked and Boy on the Run is back for one last time.


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Episode 285

Episode 285 - Sean Ingle and Michelle Hardwick

25/06/2015

On this week’s show we speak to the senior sports reporter at the Guardian, Sean Ingle about the ongoing Salazar scandal. Mary Keitany is back on top. Wilson Kipsang isn’t. Bro probably was. We remember Australian distance legend Ron Clarke and speak to Emmerdale actress Michelle Hardwick who is doing her first ever 10k in Leeds. You rate your run and stand tall on the Jabra Podium.


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Episode 284

Episode 284 - Sonia O'Sullivan (Part Two)

17/06/2015

Nick Willis gets taken down by a load of kids, Sonia O'Sullivan pops back for part two of her interview, the Nike Oregon Project story rumbles on, there's a crazy Facebook Friday, Martin's been glamping, Tom's been partying and Boy on the Run is back.


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Episode 283

Episode 283 - Sonia O'Sullivan (Part One)

10/06/2015

It’s all been kicking off in the running world with allegations of doping in the Oregon Project on BBC’s Panorama. Mo’s been in for a hammering and so it was the No Mo Show at Birmingham. We look at some of the issues that emerged this week. Tony’s Trials is in town. Irish endurance legend, Olympic medalist and world champion Sonia O’Sullivan joins us. You rate your run and stand high on the Jabra Podium.


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Episode 282

Episode 282 - Comrades Special

03/06/2015

Martin is joined by his wife Liz as Tom is in South Africa supporting Helen his wife run Comrades. We find out how she got on and hear from a bunch of other Comrade superstars. It was also the Edinburgh Marathon Festival and Steve Way tells us just how windy it was. Mo is still the king of the track 10,000m and who'll take home Jabra Sport Pulse headphones in the Jabra Podium?


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Episode 281

Episode 281 - Jim Alder (Part Two)

27/05/2015

Tom speaks to north east running legend Jim Alder, Team GB announce their team for the European Cup, Pavey and Vernon triumph in London, Training Talk revisits Tom's mile training, Tony's here with his Trials, the Jabra Podium is stacked, you Rate Your Run and show off your Marathon Talk kit around the World.


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Episode 280

Episode 280 - Jim Alder (Part One)

20/05/2015

Tom speaks to North East running legend Jim Alder, Phil Smith looks to resurrect The Morpeth, Andy Waterman reports from the Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs, Mary Wittenberg stands down from the New York Road Runners and Facebook Friday celebrates your epic fails.


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Episode 279

Episode 279 - Jim Barahal

13/05/2015

The Emperor hangs up his running shoes. You share your favourite medals. It was the biggest 10k in Europe in Manchester and the 30th Anniversary of the Leeds Half Marathon. It’s the last chance to enter our VIP competition at the Amba Hotels City of London Mile. Tom speaks to Jim Barahal from the Hapalua in Hawaii. You rate your run, and who will walk away with a pair of Jabra Sport Pulse headphones in our weekly podium?


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Episode 278

Episode 278 - James Cracknell (Part Two)

06/05/2015

We speak to Kate Carter about the brilliant Wings for Life World Run, you rock your Marathon Talk kit around the World, the Jabra Podium is stacked, and Martin speaks to James Ruskin about the City of London Mile. Boy on the Run is back, Ellie Greenwood looks forward to Comrades and Training Talk is all about the why.


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Episode 277

Episode 277 - James Cracknell (Part One)

29/04/2015

It was the 35th anniversary of the Virgin Money London Marathon with surprise winners in both the men’s and women’s races and Paula Radcliffe’s final marathon farewell. Tony ran London and brings us his trials from the race (with emu). We speak to Ben Pochee about ‘Night of the 10,000’s’ and legendary double Olympic rowing champion and adventurer James Cracknell about his marathon. There’s a brilliant Jabra Podium and Training Talk.


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Episode 276

Episode 276 - Yuki Kawauchi

22/04/2015

Tom and Martin travel to Zurich to hang with Yuki, Brett, Nico, Bruno, Yoshiko and Hugh. There's news from Boston, Manchester and the Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh Marathon, London revs up the two classiest fields in marathon history (as usual) and you guys step on to the Jabra Podium, Rate Your Run and engage in some Yuki-suit-style Facebook fun.


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Episode 275

Episode 275 - Spring Marathon Frenzy

15/04/2015

The spring marathon season is in full swing with Paris, Rotterdam, Brighton, and Milan. How would you fancy some extra kilometres at the end of your 10k? We love the Hawaiian chase race and Sir Ranulph Fiennes at MDS. Hooray - there's a new Marathon Talk tee shirt partner, Xempo. Get your race face with training talk and we tried (and failed!) to interview 2:22 marathoner and all-round speedster Lornah Kiplagat!


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Episode 274

Episode 274 - Charles Eugster

08/04/2015

Martin's in Finland, Tom's mate Hannah co-presents, Boy on the Run is back, you Rate Your Run, fill the launch pad, stand atop the Jabra Podium and our interview is with super speedy nonagenarian Charles Eugster.


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Episode 273

Episode 273 - Adharanand Finn (Part Two)

01/04/2015

It's nearly Yuki time, no one finishes the Barkley, Darren Wood finishes his 500th parkrun (yes, you did read that right), the Olympic Marathon is changing, you guys rock your super-cool Marathon Talk kit all around the World, Charles Eugster breaks more World records, Boy on the Run is back and Adharanand Finn speaks to Martin in the second half of his interview.


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Episode 272

Episode 272 - Adharanand Finn (Part One)

25/03/2015

Strava art reaches new levels of creativity, Martin speaks to Adharanand Finn, Mo breaks 60 minutes for 13.1 miles, Japan announce their World Championship marathoners, Tony's here with his Trials and you Tweet your taper-time woes.


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Episode 271

Episode 271 - Hugh Jones

18/03/2015

Jantastic enters the home straight, the Spen 20 trends on Twitter, Bekele and Way are out of London, Geoffrey Mutai's in London, Martin speaks to British marathon legend Hugh Jones and Jabra bring you the Listener Podium. Boy on the Run is back and you look cool around the World in your Marathon Talk kit.


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Episode 270

Episode 270 - Rohan Kallicharan

11/03/2015

It's World records galore this week as various 200m, 10k and 50k marks tumble. We've got the second ever Jabra podium, Training Talk takes us through the bad times, We interview Rohan Kallicharan about how running has helped his bipolar. Tomatoes really are good for you. Jantastic rolls on, as does the equality debate, Tony's here with his Trials and we've got some great freestyle Strava art.


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Episode 269

Episode 269 - Charlie Hulson

04/03/2015

Tom burns his bra, 616 students break 70 minutes for the half marathon, there's the first ever Jabra Podium and Charlie Hulson talks us through his National Cross Country win. There's a video version of Tony's Trials, you Rate Your Run and Martin joins the parkrun 100 Club.


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Episode 268

Episode 268 - Run Camp 2015

25/02/2015

We're back from Sandy Balls, the World Marathon Majors kick off in Tokyo, Yuki's got a loose man suit, Jantastic rolls into March and Mo bags his first World record. Plus there's the usual Rate Your Run, Listener Podium and Facebook fun.


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Episode 267

Episode 267 - Vassos Alexander

18/02/2015

Florence Kiplagat breaks her own World half marathon record, Vassos Alexander builds towards his first ever 100k ultra, we announce the winner of the amazing competition to meet Yuki in Zurich, Tony's here with his Trials and we look forward to Run Camp 2015.


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Episode 266

Episode 266 - Gemma Steel

11/02/2015

Tom's back from California, Martin speaks to Gemma Steel and Tom's Dad de-bunks the recent research suggesting that running lots and/or fast is bad for you. Boy on the Run is back, Training Talk is all about the family, and Jantastic approaches a quarter of a million swims, bikes and runs.


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Episode 265

Episode 265 - Nutrition round table with Chrissie Wellington

04/02/2015

Martin is joined in presenting the show by two time Olympian Liz Yelling. We’ve got a nutrition discussion with Tom, Martin, Warren Pole and Chrissie Wellington, plus a competition to win a place in the Vitality North London Half and meet Mo Farah. It’s the final week of our comp to win a trip to the Zurich Marathon! Kiwi Roberston goes sub 60 and Kenyan Jeptoo gets a 2year ban. You rate your run, tweet and Liz gives us 3 ideas for long run progression.


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Episode 264

Episode 264 - Julia Bleasdale

28/01/2015

Tom’s away on holiday again and Martin is joined presenting by Commonwealth marathoner and Comrades hopeful Steve Way who also brings us his top ‘end of January’ marathon training tips. Competition - Win a chance to race the Zurich Marathon and meet Yuki Kawauchi! In our weekly interview we speak to Team GB Olympian Julia Bleasdale. BoTr is here. You rate your run and make us laugh with some social media funnies.


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Episode 263

Episode 263 - Lorraine Moller (Part Two)

21/01/2015

On this week’s show we speak to Lorraine Moller in part two of her interview, Jantastic races through 100,000 swim/bike/runs, Jess Coulson’s after a few more masters, London announce a stacked ladies’ field (including Paula), Facebook Friday finds your fears, thanks to the Zurich Marathon we might get to meet Yuki Kawauchi and Tom heads for the beach!


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Episode 262

Episode 262 - Lorraine Moller (Part One)

14/01/2015

Our 5th birthday! Jantastic is up and away, the Yorkshire Marathon's sold out, British Athletics release their World Championship qualification standards, London announce the greatest men's field ever (again) and Martin speaks to New Zealand running legend (another one) Lorraine Moller).


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Episode 261

Episode 261 - Rob Watson

07/01/2015

We're back! Jantastic is in full flow, Tony's here with his Trials, there's a festive Listener Podium, we admire the amazing members of the 50 Marathons in 50 States club and Tom speaks to Canadian marathoner and podcaster Rob Watson.


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Episode 260

Episode 260 - Rod Dixon

31/12/2014

It's New Year's Eve and we bring you an extended interview with the New Zealand running legend now living in California and bringing running to children all around the World... Rod Dixon.


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Episode 259

Episode 259 - Simon Freeman

24/12/2014

It's the Christmas Eve special, Tom's stuck down a chimney somewhere, Martin's speaking to Like The Wind creator Simon Freeman and Boy on the Run is back.


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Episode 258

Episode 258 - Steph Deck

17/12/2014

Jo Pavey steps onto the SPOTY podium, Bekele's running Dubai, the athletics world continues to be rocked by doping scandals, Rob Young (AKA Marathon Man UK) hits the AlterG, Gemma Steel and Kate Avery duke it out for European glory and Tom speaks to the inspirational Aussie Steph Deck.


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Episode 257

Episode 257 - Andrew Cracknell

10/12/2014

We campaign for Jo Pavey, Yuki's at it again, Jantastic is open for entries, as is the 2015 Sandy Balls Marathon Talk running camp. Facebook Friday happened on Sunday, Tom's not run a step, Martin's been celebrating Liz's birthday and you tweet about your all-time favourite Marathon Talk interviewees.


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Episode 256

Episode 256 - Geoff Smith (Part Two)

03/12/2014

Marty Dent gets taken down by a nonagenarian, Yuki's at it again, Mark Steinle runs the Florence marathon, there's a super speedy half marathon in Delhi, you tweet your Christmas list, Training Talk gets you up for the country and Jantastic is ready and waiting.


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Episode 255

Episode 255 - Geoff Smith (Part One)

26/11/2014

Martin speaks to the 6th fastest British male marathoner ever and Tom speaks to Professor Andy Shennan about running in pregnancy. Yuki smashes yet another marathon record, Facebook inspires us and Twitter makes us laugh, Tony's here with his Trials and you Rate Your Run and climb aboard the Listener Podium


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Episode 254

Episode 254 - Bob Matthews

19/11/2014

Tom speaks to Paralympic legend Bob Matthews, the website is back, along with Rate Your Run, the Listener Podium and the Launch Pad. Boy on the Run is in the house, 400 runners run 70 minutes or faster at the Ageo Half Marathon and Martin's on a Jantastic mission.


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Episode 253

Episode 253 - Ian 'Fetch' Williams

12/11/2014

Martin's back in the house, Tom speaks to Fetch founder Ian Williams, Facebook Friday takes you back to your roots, Kimetto and Kipsang sign up to their first parkrun, Training Talk buffs you up and... our website is still down.


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Episode 252

Episode 252 - Julie Creffield

05/11/2014

We bring you all the news from New York, there's a high profile drugs bust in Kenya and we reminisce about the 80s. You introduce us to your inner chimp, Boy on the Run is back, Training Talk is all about fancy dress, Helen impersonates Martin and Tom speaks to Julie Creffield of the Fat Girl's Guide to Running.


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Episode 251

Episode 251 - Steve Peters

29/10/2014

Tony takes over from Martin, Julia Bleasdale chicks every male Greensand marathoner in history, Emma Stepto and Gemma Steel smash their PBs, Steve Peters talks to Tom's chimp and... there's no Podium, Rate Your Run or Launch Pad.


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Episode 250

Episode 250 - Chris Hulse (Race Director, Chester Marathon)

22/10/2014

Ron Hill is inducted into the England Athletics Hall of Fame, Oscar Pistorius is finally sentenced, we've got news from Toronto and Bangalore, Training Talk looks towards the winter, Tom's all over the place, Martin's been running the Steve way and Boy on the Run is back.


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Episode 249

Episode 249 - Rob Young (Marathon Man UK)

15/10/2014

Daz Reevell gets punched by a horse, Bekele misfires in Chicago, Eliud Kipchoge doesn't, Rob Young has run 197 marathons in 180 days (OMG), Steve Moneghetti runs 69 minutes in Melbourne, we've got two stacked Listener Podiums, you Rate Your Run and we bring you the latest tweets from our interviewees.


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Episode 248

Episode 248 - Mr Matthew Burton and Dave Webb

08/10/2014

It’s the week before the 2nd Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon and so we catch up with first time marathoner, TV teacher from ‘Educating Yorkshire’ Mr Matthew Burton and top British marathon hope Dave Webb. Martin and Tom were both at the Bournemouth Marathon Festival, it was also Chester Marathon this weekend. You rave about the return of a marathon, the podium is uber fast and Boy on the Run (Tony) is in town.


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Episode 247

Episode 247 - Steve Moneghetti (Part Two)

01/10/2014

Dennis Kimetto runs a 2:02 marathon, Steve Moneghetti is back for part two, there's an unusual take on racing the train, Training Talk thinks big, Boy on the Run is back, the Listener Podium is stacked and there's a new player in the free, weekly, timed run game!


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Episode 246

Episode 246 - Steve Moneghetti (Part One)

24/09/2014

On this week’s show we speak to a legend of Australian marathoning Steve Moneghetti. Paula Radcliffe makes a return. Deena Kastor becomes a world record holder. The BMW Berlin Marathon is this weekend and it could decide the World Marathon Majors. We chat fartlek. You have a rant and sit proudly on the podium and Boy on the Run is here.


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Episode 245

Episode 245 - Gavin Megaw & Josie Perry

17/09/2014

Running is no longer a punishment, boys are officially better than girls, there's a rather rude Friday Facebook, Gemma Steel goes all American, Tony's here with his Trials, Training Talk helps you pace your mates, there's a footballing Winner of the Week, plus the usual Rate Your Run and Listener Podium.


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Episode 244

Episode 244 - Richie Gardiner

10/09/2014

We look back at the racing from the Great North Run. Was Mo paced? Gemma Steel lays it down. An American 6 year old runs an amazing 5k PR. Boston Marathon registration opens and there’s a brand new half marathon in Sheffield for 2015. You rate your run and stand proud on the podium. Plus we interview Welshman runner turned triathlete Richie Gardiner!


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Episode 243

Episode 243 - Tom's Dad

03/09/2014

Yuki takes another course record, Haile hangs with Mr Bean, Steve Way is running in Bournemouth, Marc Lyne tells us all about the UTMB, Tony's here with his Trials and... Tom interviews his Dad!


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Episode 242

Episode 242 - Ben Fairburn

27/08/2014

Tom is away having babies but Martin is back from his hols and joined by Commonwealth Games 6th placer Susan Partridge. Mo’s been record setting. New York champions return in 2014. Could you imagine running a marathon every day for over a year? You rate your run, appear on the podium and make us laugh. Training Talk looks at session progression and we interview the amazing Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon first timer Ben Fairburn.


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Episode 241

Episode 241 - Jess Coulson

20/08/2014

Andi Jones joins Tom as guest presenter, Jess Coulson drops in for an interview, the European Championship marathons are done and dusted, Jo Pavey keeps on running, Mo moves back to the track and Bekele talks the talk. You guys Rate Your Run, hit the Podium, nominate a Winner of the Week and Tony brings us his Trials.


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Episode 240

Episode 240 - Jess Trengove

13/08/2014

The Magic Mile is done, team Kenya have an aeronautical nightmare and the European Athletics Championships get underway... sans British marathoners. Boy on the Run is back, you Rate Your Run and Commonwealth marathon medalist Jess Trengove checks in from a well deserved holiday.


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Episode 239

Episode 239 - James Dunne

06/08/2014

The Commonwealth Games was brilliant, Galen Rupp has twins, the Magic Mile continues, Gemma Steel storms to victory in the States, Training Talk helps you beat the clock, Martin speaks to rehab coach James Dunne plus there's the usual Podium, Launch Pad, Rate Your Run and Facebook fun.


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Episode 238

Episode 238 - Commonwealth Games Marathon

30/07/2014

The Commonwealth Games marathons. Mike Shelley takes home a surprise Aussie Gold, Steve Way runs a new British V40 record. Australian Jess Trengove snatches a bronze. We speak to the top Home Countries finishers and the man of the moment Steve Way. The Magic Mile is underway. You rate your run, stand on the listener podium and tell us where you’re racing next in the launchpad.


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Episode 237

Episode 237 - Marty Dent

23/07/2014

The Commonwealth Games is just days away, Australian marathoner Marty Dent speaks to Tom and Australian running-podcaster extraordinaire Dave Robbo drops in to the studio. We predict the results of Sunday's male and female marathons, Tony brings us his Trials, we have a septuagenarian Winner of the Week... and forgot to do Training Talk!


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Episode 236

Episode 236 - Susan Partridge Glasgow 2014

16/07/2014

Women slow down less that men, there’s mo doubt over Mo, we look at the Home Nations womens teams for the Commonwealth Games, the Scottish parade kit causes a stir, Killian Jornet breaks the Hardrock 100 record, Boy on the Run is back and Training Talk hits the track.


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Episode 235

Episode 235 - Ben Moreau

09/07/2014

Yuki Kawauchi doesn't break Deek's record, Paula Radcliffe does plan her comeback, Mo Farah isn't running, we review the home nations' male marathoners and Ben Moreau speaks to Martin about his Commonwealth Games plans. Training Talk is all about the Autumn, you Rate Your Run and there's a sheep-farming Winner of the Week.


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Episode 234

Episode 234 - James Tarran

02/07/2014

We’re feeling much perkier! Tom’s been celebrating his 40th birthday with a fancy 20 course dinner. There’s some news of where not to go on a running holiday, some uber long distance race results, could we see a new world marathon record in Berlin? Dennis Kimetto thinks so. Who would win over 400m - Weir or Farah? You rate your run, appear on the podium and have a rant.


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Episode 233

Episode 233 - Andrew Davies and Greg McMillan

25/06/2014

Wilson Kipsang gets taken down by his mate, Lee Merrien's out of the Commonwealth Games, Andrew Davies is in the Commonwealth Games and speaking to Martin, Tom speaks to Greg McMillan about altitude training, Tony's back with his Trials and we've got the parkrun ABC.


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Episode 232

Episode 232 - Liz Yelling and Jo Pavey

18/06/2014

On this week’s show Liz Yelling gossips about running with four-time Olympian Jo Pavey, Mo’s back on the track, Steve Way runs round and round and round and round a field, Jo Zakrzewski gets selected for the Commonwealth Games Marathon, Martin wishes he could run, Tom wishes he didn’t have the runs, Boy on the Run is back, plus there’s the Podium, Launch Pad, Facebook fun and you Rate Your Run.


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Episode 231

Episode 231 - Jacqueline Millett

11/06/2014

Jacquie Millet spoke to Martin about her recent V60 victory at Comrades, Josie Perry spoke to Tom about mental toughness and will Yuki Kawauchi score his fifth course record of the Year? Kenya name their Commonwealth Games marathoners, Tony's here with his Trials and we've got the usual Rate Your Run, Winner of the Week, Listener Launch Pad and Podium


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Episode 230

Episode 230 - Craig Smith

04/06/2014

Ellie Greenwood takes the biggest and best win of her career at Comrades. Galen Rupp sets a new American 10000m record. There’s a new marathon world age best for a 91 year old and a half marathon world age best for a 10 year old. Training Talk teaches you how to win Comrades. Boy on the Run is in the room and our interview is with finisher of all 6 marathon majors in sub 3hr30min Craig Smith


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Episode 229

Episode 229 - Ellie Greenwood

28/05/2014

It's Comrades this weekend and Ellie Greenwood is feeling fit, there were some super-speedy six-year-olds at the Bolder Boulder 10k, Facebook kept our mojo going and suggested some brilliant run sessions, both podiums were stacked and Tony brought us a marathon length Trials.


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Episode 228

Episode 228 - Dan Meineck

21/05/2014

Jo Pavey sets another record. Bekele is in fine finish form. Should Paula have one final crack? Have you suffered from premature celebration? We speak to comedian Rob Deering about his hopes for the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon and the 12-stone losing Dan Meineck about what it means to be a role model Dad. You Rate Your Run, sit on The Podium and tell us about your worst ever injuries and Boy on the Run is in the room.


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Episode 227

Episode 227 - Peter McHugh de Clare

14/05/2014

Tom hands over the bad back baton, we hear from the Night of the 10,000m PBs, Moses Mosop struggles in Prague and the wonderful Peter McHugh de Clare pops into Marathon Talk Towers. San Diego celebrate Meb, you Rate Your Run, stand on the Listener Podium and Boy on the Run is back.


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Episode 226

Episode 226 - Steve Way (Part Two)

07/05/2014

Yuki’s at it again. The sub 4 mile is 60 years old. There’s some great British performances on the track in Standford and a British record over 100k from the unstoppable Steve Way who’s also back with part two of his interview. Training Talk is all about summer speed. Tony’s here with his trials and there’s a tasty something of the week.


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Episode 225

Episode 225 - Steve Way (Part One)

30/04/2014

Haile's out of Hamburg, Shobukhova's out of running, Yuki's not out of anything. Steve Way speaks to Martin about his amazing breakthrough performance at the London Marathon, Tony's here with his Trials, you Rate Your Run and there's a stacked Listener Podium.


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Episode 224

Episode 224 - Boston Marathon & Chris Finill

23/04/2014

On this week’s show it’s all about Boston! The race saw the first American winner for 28 years! We look back at a courageous victory. A marathon first in North Korea, it’s VMLM ballot time, plus, what are your favourite running crisps? Boy on the run is back, we speak to Chris Finnill who went sub 3hrs for 33years at London - until this year. We look at how long you should you have off running after a marathon and it’s a Boston loaded podium.


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Episode 223

Episode 223 - The Virgin Money London Marathon

16/04/2014

Wilson Kipsang, Geoffrey Mutai, Amy Whitehead and Steve Way drop in to Marathon Talk Towers. We review the London and Rotterdam marathons and preview Boston. British Athletics announce their European Marathon Championships team... but where are the women? There's Rate Your Run, Tony's Trials, Winner of the Week and an amazingly fast podium.


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Episode 222

Episode 222 - Simon Webb and the Manchester Marathon

09/04/2014

Martin and Tom ran the Greater Manchester Marathon, Ethiopian track legend Kenenisa Bekele his marathon debut in Paris, there was new record in Brighton and it was third time lucky for Andi Jones in Manchester. We also review the Virgin Money London Marathon, can Mo do it? Tony sings about the things you hear the day before a marathon and there's a great interview with blind runner Simon Webb.


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Episode 221

Episode 221 - Barry Murray (Part Two)

02/04/2014

Jantastic is over... nearly. Adam Eason helps us with our pre-race nerves, Barry Murray continues his nutritional thoughts, we've got news from the World Half Marathon Championships, a catch-up with Alyson Dixon, we name the golden toad and bring you a buffed up Octogenarian.


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Episode 220

Episode 220 - Barry Murray (Part One)

26/03/2014

We speak to BBC sports reporter George Riley about his 100 mile racing challenge and we have the first of a fascinating two-part nutrition interview with Barry Murray. Jantastic is in the final week. Win a free ticket for Marathon Mania in Manchester, we talk about the rise of the Kenyans and the forthcoming world half marathon championships. Training talk is a few do’s and don’ts for race week, your rate your run and who is on the podium?


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Episode 219

Episode 219 - Chris Thompson

19/03/2014

Mo Zips up his man-suit, Thommo gets ready for London and there are Jantastic PBs left, right and centre. We've got two stacked Listener Podiums, Training Talk is all about the taper, you Rate Your Run and we have plenty of Facebook fun.


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Episode 218

Episode 218 - Anna Watkins

12/03/2014

We speak this week with Anna Watkins, she won the women’s double sculls with Kath Grainger at the London 2012 Olympic Games and is running this years Virgin Money London Marathon. Jantastic zooms past 300,000 runs. Training Talk looks at the 'to do’s' and 'takeaways' from a final long run. You rate your run, Tony brings us his trials and you rant.


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Episode 217

Episode 217 - Bill Adcocks (Part Two)

05/03/2014

Ryan Hall's running Boston and Chris Solinsky's running an Autumn marathon, Bill Adcocks is back for the second part of his interview. There's speedy half marathons in Reading, Bath and Silverstone, Tony's here with his Trials and Training Talk takes you to the max!


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Episode 216

Episode 216 - Bill Adocks (Part One)

26/02/2014

We speak to a legend of British marathon running Bill Adcocks (he ran 2:10 in 1968). Jantastic is 7 weeks down. The first WMM of the year was in Tokyo last weekend. Rupp gets beaten in the US Indoor Champs, there’s a new record at the English National Cross Country Champs and women know your place.


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Episode 215

Episode 215 - Joyce Smith (Part Two)

19/02/2014

Haile's pacing London, the Commonwealth Games announce their marathon route, Joyce Smith is back for part two, eight men dip under the hour in the UAE and there's a new World record in Barcelona.


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Episode 214

Episode 214 - Joyce Smith (Part One)

12/02/2014

We're back from the very first Marathon Talk run weekend in the New Forest. We speak to two time Olympian, former British record holder and first female winner of the London Marathon Joyce Smith. There’s world running news, rate your run, the listener podium, Boy on the Run is here, Jantastic distance targets have started and we catch up with British marathon runner and Commonwealth Games hopeful Alyson Dixon in Kenya.


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Episode 213

Episode 213 - Leanne Davies

05/02/2014

Mo and Paula hang out in Iten, a Brit runs all the way across Canada and there’s some controversial comments around Galen Rupp. Is swimming the answer? Training Talk takes you through the bad times, Tony’s here with his Trials and Martin speaks to Leanne Davies from Run Mummy Run.


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Episode 212

Episode 212 - Ben Livesey

29/01/2014

Jantastic runners have run over 130,000 times! There’s a 'young' winner of the Dubai Marathon and a 2nd time winner in Osaka. Tokyo release their elite field. We find out which elite women will be in London. American Galen Rupp continues his streak of impressive form. We speak to British marathon debutant and prospect Ben Livesey. Training talk looks at picking a marathon warm up race. Where are the women on the podium?


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Episode 211

Episode 211 - Remembering Sir Chris Chataway

22/01/2014

Tom’s back from South Africa. We remember a legend of British running. Galen Rupp goes fast. Meb takes his 22nd title. The TNUTMB fills up. Training Talk is about January marathon reflections. Jantastic is bombing! Tony shares his trials and also news of a special event in Manchester. You rate your run, the podium rocks and we celebrate the global running community.


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Episode 210

Episode 210 - Martin Green

15/01/2014

Stellar fields are announced on both sides of the Pond, Gemma Steel takes a cross country win in Edinburgh, Chris Thompson takes a pop at British Athletics, Boy on the Run is back and Training Talk looks at Alberto Salazaar’s 'Ten Golden Rules'. The podium is quiet but Jantastic is bonkers and we speak to 2013 Jantastic Champion Martin Green.


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Episode 209

Episode 209 - Alexandra Heminsley

08/01/2014

Running Like a Girl author Alexandra Heminsley speaks to Martin, Bekele isn’t doing London, over eighteen thousand people are doing Jantastic, Toni Reavis feels the chill and Training Talk turns up the heat. Tony’s in the house, we’ve got Rate Your Run, the Listener Podium, Launch Pad and your Something of the Week.


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Episode 208

Episode 208 - Jim Murray

01/01/2014

We review what we did over Christmas. Jantastic has had over 10,000 people sign up so far. We look at the top female performances from the London Marathon. Dave Bedford gets an OBE. We interview new member of the 100 marathon club and Marathon Talk ‘ever present’ Jim Murray, training talk is about resolutions, Boy on the Run is back and the launchpad is … quiet.


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Episode 207

Episode 207 - Pete Pfitzinger

25/12/2013

Happy Christmas! US Olympic marathoner and marathon training guru Pete Pfitzinger joins us for an extended interview.


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Episode 206

Episode 206 - Rebecca Tomlinson

18/12/2013

We talk about different types of runner. Yuki sets yet another record. It's less than 20 days until Jantastic 2014 kicks off. The Marathon Talk spring 2014 weekend is almost full. We speak to Rebecca Tomlinson about her running, there’s the podium, rate your run and Tony’s Trials and training talk is about the 12 days of running Christmas.


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Episode 205

Episode 205 - Mark Steinle

11/12/2013

The last British man to break 2:10 for the marathon, Mark Steinle, speaks to Martin, Ken Bekele gets into his marathon training, we've news of British gold in the European XC Championships. Boy on the Run is back, Training Talk is all about your race-day checklist and Jantastic gathers pace.


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Episode 204

Episode 204 - Haile Gebrselassie

04/12/2013

Jantastic 2014 is open for sign up! We bag a last minute interview with the Ethiopian Emperor of Endurance, Haile Gebrselassie. We look back at last week's Fukuoka Marathon and Facebook Friday was lively. You rate your run, there’s a serious podium, Tony is back with his Trials and we’re showing some Aussie love in our Video of the Week.


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Episode 203

Episode 203 - Boy on the Run

27/11/2013

Jantastic is nearly here, the Japanese running phenomenon roles on, Mike Wardian attempts to win two marathons in one day, Training Talk gives us five top non-running tips, Tom speaks to the Boy on the Run and there’s an amazing Video of the Week.


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Episode 201

Episode 201 - Lisa Weightman

13/11/2013

Lisa Weightman drops in from Down Under, we have got some great stories of training for and racing in the New York City Marathon, Wilson and Edna are the 2013 marathoners of the year, Training Talk is all about winter running, Boy on the Run is back and we’ll announce this week’s Winner of the Week live from Facebook.


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Episode 200

Episode 200 - Ronnie O'Sullivan (Part Two)

06/11/2013

On this week's show we're celebrating our 200th episode. We're joined by Tony for a little nostalgia. We've got the second part of our interview with snooker legend Ronnie O'Sullivan and a look back at last weekends ING New York City Marathon. The listener podium is back. Plus, how long could you knit a scarf whilst running a marathon?


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Episode 199

Episode 199 - Ronnie O'Sullivan

30/10/2013

Ronnie O'Sullivan is in the studio, Matt Barnes is in Frankfurt, the New York City Marathon is going to be amazing, the Listener Podium is back (sort of) and Martin Rees breaks another World Record.


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Episode 198

Episode 198 - Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

23/10/2013

Thank you - we've broken through 2million download mark! It’s Yorkshire tough at the first Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon. We catch up with For All Events organiser Mike Tomlinson and women’s second placer Holly Rush. There’s a 3-peat in Amsterdam, records in Toronto and Gemma Steel is on top form in Birmingham. We ask you to complete the our runner survey. Tony brings us his trials, you rate your run and we announce our spring marathon.


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Episode 202

Episode 202 - Dan Robinson and Hannah Oldroyd

20/10/2013

We're talking getting 'yoofed', gun time v chip time, Coe on Mo, 26.2 car stickers, and the ‘what would Dan do comeback’. You rate your run, there’s the forgotten one on the podium, Tony’s been in Spain, we speak to Noel Thatcher about the depth of Japanese running and catch up with ‘Dan (not the) Robinson and the Hannah Oldroyd.


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Episode 196

Episode 196 - Andrew Bayston & Nell McAndrew

09/10/2013

Nell McAndrew joins Tom this week as Martin's having twins... although his shorts do make an appearance! There's news of an awesome performance by Susan Partridge, the website's down but Tony's here and we've got a great interview with debutant marathon wheelchair athlete Andrew Bayston.


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Episode 195

Episode 195 - Richard Whitehead

02/10/2013

Wilson Kipsang sets a new World record for the marathon, Irina Mikitenko sets a Masters’ World Record in the same race, Andrew Lemoncello goes for a half-marathon World record and the London Marathon break a charity World record. Martin’s about to have twins and Tom holds the coats in Sheffield


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Episode 194

Episode 194 - Berlin Marathon preview

25/09/2013

The BMW Berlin Marathon is coming up and Kenyan Wilson Kipsang says he’s up for a World Record. We speak to top British Olympian Scott Overall about his aspirations and emerging British female marathoner Jocelyn Payne about hers. The New York Marathon also announce their elite field. There's a new fastest London tube run. Boy on the Run is back. Training Talk is about race pacing, you Rate Your Run and the Podium is stacked.


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Episode 193

Episode 193 - Paul Pollock

18/09/2013

We're joined this week by Irish international and IAAF Moscow World Marathon Championships 21st placer Paul Pollock. Mo and Jonny lose it on the line, Tony joins us from the Great North Run and Martin speaks to a real life Red Squirrel.


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Episode 192

Episode 192 - Jeffrey Eggleston

11/09/2013

Jeffrey Eggleston was the first American home in this year's World Marathon Championships, Tony brings us an epic Trials, Berlin and Chicago announce epic fields and the Magic Mile Champions are announced. Plus we've got some great Rate Your Runs, Winners of the Week and all the news and gossip from the World of running.


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Episode 191

Episode 191 - Ron Clarke (Part Two)

04/09/2013

Tom’s back in the room. The Magic Mile roars on. What would you do in a sprint finish? News of far fewer elite prize purses for offer in the USA. Bekele says he is up for the marathon in Rio. Boston Marathon registration opens. 400m hurdles, on a bike? Boy on the Run is here, we have the second part of our interview with Aussie legend Ron Clarke and we rave about a tiny half marathon with a big heart!


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Episode 190

Episode 190 - Ron Clarke (Part One)

28/08/2013

Tom is on holiday at his second home in the Maldives and so Laura Fountain joins Martin this week. We’ve got news of coaches that cannot be serious, things to do on holiday, and Jeffrey Egglestons blog. The Magic Mile is underway. Training Talk is about mid-way Autumn marathon prep. Boy on the Run is in town. We speak with Aussie running legend Ron Clarke, and the podium is loaded!


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Episode 189

Episode 189 - Moscow 2013 (Part Two)

21/08/2013

It's the second week of the IAAF World Championships, we speak to Brett Larner and Tom Bedford. Mike Tomlinson drops in with just 61 days to go until the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon. Mo does the Double Double, the men’s marathon field gets Kipped, plus we’ve got the usual Rate Your Run, Tony’s Trials and an amazing Video of the Week.


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Episode 188

Episode 188 - Moscow 2013 (Part One)

14/08/2013

Moscow IAAF World Athletics Championships. Mo is the King, but it was close. Dibaba is queen. The women’s marathon rolled through quiet streets led by a gutsy Italian. We speak to both British representatives Susan Partridge and Sonia Samuels. The Magic Mile kicks off in 2 weeks. There’s a great food focused rate your run. BoTR is back and there’s a chance to run naked. With tigers.


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Episode 187

Episode 187 - Laura Fountain

07/08/2013

Lazy Girl Running Laura Fountain speaks to Martin, we preview the Women's World Championship Marathon, Gemma Steel runs a super fast road 10k, Steve Way wins his first ever 100k, the Magic Mile inches closer, Tony brings us his Trials and we hear from Siberia about their new youth development programme.


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Episode 186

Episode 186 - adidas Thunder Run

31/07/2013

It's an adidas Thunder Run special! We look back at a weekend of scorching sunshine, torrential rain, knee deep mud and hundreds of kilometres of happy, tough, exhilarating running. There’s a little news, a special Thunder Run ‘rate your run’, and Tony’s Trials is back!


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Episode 185

Episode 185 - Sian Williams

24/07/2013

Sian Williams pops over from the BBC, Zoe Romano reaches Paris, Mo Farah breaks another British record and we feel the need for speed as the Magic Mile opens. There's a Streak of the Week, Boy on the Run is back, you Rate Your Run and a tumbleweed roles across the Listener Podium!


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Episode 184

Episode 184 - Zoe Romano

17/07/2013

Runners are hot, definately hot. We have an amazing interview with Zoe Romano. She’s running the route of the Tour de France. The Magic mile is ready! Get in. There’s a new feature on the show ‘Boy on the Run’. Global track and field deals with a doping shocker. There’s just 1 woman in the British 10000m trials and a genuine superstar winner of the week.


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Episode 183

Episode 183 - Daz Reevell

10/07/2013

The Magic Mile is LIVE! Richard Whitehead talks running across Britain, Daz Reevell juggles work, girls, training and racing, Yuki nearly sets another record, Darth Vader runs a mile, you Rate Your Run, there’s a Down Under dominated listener podium and of course, Tony brings us his Trials.


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Episode 182

Episode 182 - Graham Poll

03/07/2013

We ask you to run a single mile as fast as you can. The 2013 Magic Mile is ready to go! We speak to top English football referee Graham Poll about training, running and football. We look back at a cracking Diamond League 5000m finish and a super hard mountain vertical km. You rate your run, there’s a young winner, and Tony brings us his trials.


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Episode 181

Episode 181 - Martin Rees

26/06/2013

The fastest masters runner in the UK right now, Welshman Martin Rees is in the studio. We hear just how fast Usain Bolt could run a marathon, announce the winners of the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon place and get excited about the fast approaching adidas Thunder Run.


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Episode 180

Episode 180 - Malcolm Brown

19/06/2013

Coach to the Brownlees Malcolm Brown speaks to Tom, Yuki gets stuck inside his mansuit, there’s some great goody bag stories, we catch up with the Jane Tomlinson appeal, you Rate Your Run, Tony brings us his Trials and there’s a short Something of the Week...


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Episode 179

Episode 179 - Adharanand Finn (Part Two)

12/06/2013

We have the second part of our brilliant interview with Running with the Kenyans author Adharanand Finn, some quite stunning pacing from the Rome Diamond League and even more stunning running from Tommy Hughes. You know you’re a Marathon Talker when...? There's the fastest half marathon ever in the USA. Tony’s Trials, the Listener Launch Pad and Training Talk is all about PBs.


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Episode 178

Episode 178 - Adharanand Finn (Part One)

05/06/2013

Adharanand Finn talks Running with the Kenyans, Mo gets beaten, we reminisce over Comrades, there’s a 14 year old girl running 7 marathons across 7 continents, a 53 year old bloke winning a marathon in 2:30, Training Talk is all about the need for speed, there’s Rate Your Run and a stacked Listener Podium... and Martin finds his next challenge.


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Episode 177

Episode 177 - Matt Briggs

29/05/2013

We announce the team line up for the Marathon Talk team at the adidas TR24. Mo wins in London. Haile sets another World Record. We’ve got a short audio reminder of Comrades awesomeness. We speak to to Andi Jones after his 2hrs19minutes at the Edinburgh Marathon and to Matt Briggs after he lost seventeen and a half stone.


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Episode 176

Episode 176 - Amy Whitehead

22/05/2013

Find out how to win a place in the MT24 team at the adidas Thunder Run. We hear from elite marathoner Amy Whitehead about progress post VLM2013. Steve Cram tells us about the Kielder Marathon. Boston Marathoners get a 2014 entry. Mo continues his winning streak. Hall’s back on the roads. Tony brings us his weekly trials. Plus, just how do you drive a pace bus?


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Episode 175

Episode 175 - Joe Symonds

15/05/2013

Joe Symonds won the Yorkshire Three Peaks Marathon for the second time, Martin investigated the Full Foster, Tony brought us his Trials, WADA toughened up and there was a funny video of the week.


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Episode 174

Episode 174 - Alistair Brownlee

08/05/2013

Tom’s having coffee and talking running with Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee. We look at some sub 2hr marathon thoughts. There’s a novel way to get a running date. How awkward is fancy dress? Training Talk looks at summer strategy. Tony brings us his trials. The podium is full and we’ve a classic race number winner of the week.


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Episode 173

Episode 173 - Dave Norman & Issy Menzies

01/05/2013

Dave Norman and Issy Menzies just won the Greater Manchester Marathon, we speak to them both. Kenya announce their World Championship marathon probables, Japan announce their team and British Athletics announce theirs. Kind of. Training Talk looks at how to respond after your marathon, you Rate Your Run and there’s another fast Podium.


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Episode 172

Episode 172 - Virgin London Marathon

24/04/2013

Wow, what a week! We review all the events from the Virgin London Marathon including the expo, catching up with the 3 of the fastest marathoners on the planet, plus all the spoils, speed and successes from the race itself. There’s the fastest listener podium ever, Tony talks seconds in his VLM experience and there’s a BBC runners view in our video of the week.


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Episode 171

Live from London 2013 - Saturday

20/04/2013

Wheelchair athlete Shelly Woods and runner Scott Overall both represented Team GB in the 2012 Games, Liz Yelling is a double Oympian and Commonwealth bronze medalist and Tony Audenshaw is the creative genius behind Tony's Trials. We spoke to all three of them today at the Virgin London Marathon expo.


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Episode 171

Live from London 2013 - Friday

19/04/2013

Wilson Kipsang, Patrick Makau and Geoffrey Mutai have all broken 2:04 for the marathon distance and the combined times of their PBs would be enough to beat over 5% of Virgin London Marathon finishers in a normal year! Need we say more.


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Episode 171

Live from London 2013 - Thursday

18/04/2013

We're live from London and this is the first of our additional shows leading into the Virgin London Marathon. We’ve got the results from Brighton and Boston, you rate your run, there’s a stacked podium, Tony brings us his Trials and we laugh a video of the week from Paris!


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Episode 171

Episode 171 - Boston 2013

17/04/2013

On Monday the 15th of April 2013 two explosions rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three spectators and seriously injuring many more. We spoke to five people each with their own personal insight into that day's tragic events.


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Episode 170

Episode 170 - adidas Boost Old Deer Park parkrun

10/04/2013

'Live' from Old Deer Park parkrun we have interviews with some of the adidas elite athletes. Tom's away on holiday and so Martin is joined by the amazing Tony's Audenshaw to review Paris marathon and talk about the forthcoming Brighton and Boston marathons. You rate your run, the launchpad is fast and the video of the week is a sheepish pearler. In the final spring marathon countdown training talk we're joined by two time Olympian Liz Yelling.


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Episode 169

Episode 169 - Jantastic 2013 results

03/04/2013

Our amazing spring motivation challenge, Jantastic is complete! Who has won the limited edition adidas MT trainers and the VIP VLM 2014 entry? Is time up for Paula Radcliffe? Zola’s doing Comrades. It’s April and that means spring marathon season is really here! Training Talk this week is taper talk. Tony brings us his trials, you rate your run and there's a nonagenarian smack down.


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Episode 168

Episode 168 - Sophie Raworth

27/03/2013

We hear from the World Cross Country Championships, speak to Diane Adkins, Steve Way, Jaz Bangerh and Sophie Raworth, Jantastic enters its final week, we’ve got Tony’s Trials, a freezing cold video of the week and a super speedy co-host all the way from Boulder.


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Episode 167

Episode 167 - Libby James

20/03/2013

There are 2 weeks to go in Jantastic 2013. 110,000 runs logged! We’ve news about blogs, fast fields, inspiring winners and big race big name drop outs. Yuki runs a PB, again. Tom speaks to the amazing 103% age grading Libby James. Training Talk covers racing in a marathon build up. Tony brings us his hilarious trials. You rate your run and the podium is largely Spanish.


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Episode 166

Episode 166 - Richard Whitehead

13/03/2013

Team GB 2012 Paralympic Gold Medallist Richard Whitehead and Professor Andrew Lane chat to Martin, the Jantastic performances roll in, there’s a Japanese Olympian on the comeback trail and a British Olympian taking time out, the England Commonwealth standards cause controversy, the Gaza Marathon is cancelled (are there any ladies present), there’s Tony’s Trials, Video of the Week and a full listener podium.


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Episode 165

Episode 165 - Dave Moorcroft (Part Two)

06/03/2013

The Olympic marathon Champ crashes his car and the Boston champ is a Kenyan MP. Bath, Biwa and Silverstone race results. The second 4 weeks of Jantastic 2013 is complete. There's the second part of our interview with former 5000m world record holder Dave Moorcroft. In our marathon training talk countdown we speak to Matt Fitzgerald about nutrition. Tony brings us his trials and who will top the podium?


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Episode 164

Episode 164 - Dave Moorcroft (Part One)

27/02/2013

In 1982 Dave Moorcroft smashed the World 5,000m record out of sight, in the 30 years since then no non-African runner has achieved the same! Mo did however just break the British half marathon record, it was the Tokyo Marathon and Martin spoke to Adam Eason about developing the running mind.


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Episode 163

Episode 163 - Helen Clitheroe

20/02/2013

We’re half way through Jantastic 2013. Febulous long runs are rolling and you just keep running! There’s huge trouble for South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius. Mo Farah is running half of the London marathon. There’s a superfast RAK half. Kenyan legend Moses Kiptanui speaks out. Training Talk looks at getting the edge. We speak to GB track star Helen Clitheroe about her marathon debut.


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Episode 162

Episode 162 - Kurt Fearnley (Part two)

13/02/2013

We have a triple header of interviews including part two with Kurt Fearnley, a Training Talk with physio Mark Buckingham and adidas' Global Head of Running Marcus Wucherer. There’s a little news, a Jantastic update, you Rate Your Run, there’s total podium domination and a great video of the week.


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Episode 161

Episode 161 - Kurt Fearnley (Part one)

06/02/2013

Yuki Kawauchi does the ultimate mansuit zipping. There's some news regarding supplement use. The first 4 weeks of Jantastic is complete and we announce our first months winners of adidas high viz running jackets. Febulous kicks off! There’s a Tony’s Trials takedown and great results on this week podium. We’ve got the first of our 2 part interview with 2 time Paralympic wheelchair marathon champion Kurt Fearnley.


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Episode 160

Episode 160 - Brett Larner

30/01/2013

Brett Larner is the founder and main man behind the amazing Japan Running News, talking of amazing how about a sprint finish in Dubai between five runners, all finishing under 2:05 including a junior World record by 90 seconds! The London Marathon announce the World's most elite field ever and the Baby Faced Destroyer steps up to 26.2.


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Episode 158

Episode 158 - Amby Burfoot

16/01/2013

Amby Burfoot won the Boston Marathon in 1968 and is still going strong with over 50 consecutive years of competitive running. The Yorkshire Marathon sells out in just four days, Jantastic kicks off in style. Plus Training Talk covers week three of your 15 week marathon training schedule.


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Episode 157

Episode 157 - Mike Tomlinson

09/01/2013

Jantastic 2013 is here! It’s the first week of our spring motivation running challenge. We speak to the inspiring Mike Tomlinson about For All Events and a brand new marathon in Yorkshire. It’s week 2 of our countdown Training Talk. There’s a little news. We announce the Marathon Talk podium of the year for 2012. There’s Rate your Run, a rave and of course Tony’s Trials.


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Episode 156

Episode 156 - Kelly Sotherton

02/01/2013

Happy New Year! Olympic medallist Kelly Sotherton joins Martin, we bring you up to speed with festive news. Jantastic starts on Monday the 7th of January and we speak with last year's overall prize winner Diane Adkins. You rate your Christmas runs, Tony brings us his trials and training talk sets you on the way to your spring marathon.


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Episode 155

Episode 155 - Jez Bragg Te Araroa

26/12/2012

Happy Christmas everyone. Jez Bragg talks about his amazing Te Araroa adventure. The 'Long Pathway' stretches for over 1800miles from the tip to the toe of New Zealand and Jez is running the lot! He's covering 2 marathons a day (or more!) for 50 days. He shares his first week with us.


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Episode 154

Episode 154 - Derek Ivens

19/12/2012

Training Talk is all about surviving Christmas. Listener Mark Ince shares his running highlights from 2012, but what were yours? Wiggo wins again. Yuki does the mansuit double and Mosop to run in Dubai. You have a rave. Tony shares his trials. You rate your run and who is on the podium?


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Episode 153

Episode 153 - Joseph Kibur

12/12/2012

We speak to Ethiopian Joseph Kibur about his project the YaYa Girls running programme near Addis Ababa. Wilson Kipsang dominates in Honolulu, no British runner leaves the European Cross without a medal and Ryan Hall gets a new coach. You Rate Your Run, tell us where you’ve been running in the Listener Podium, Tony brings his trials and Christmas is only 2 weeks away!


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Episode 152

Episode 152 - Chris Fulcher

05/12/2012

We update you on Jantastic and AdventYourRun. There is news from marathons across the world including couples getting hitched and runners going wrong. 2012 has been the fastest in marathoning history at the sharp end. Tony brings us his weekly trials, you share your weekly run ratings and we’ve got a super interview with the inspiring former sedentary specialist turned Welsh international runner Chris Fulcher.


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Episode 151

Episode 151 - Andrew Lemoncello

28/11/2012

Andrew Lemoncello gets ready for Fukuoka, it's time for fantastic Jantastic, we advent our December running, complete last week's Training Talk, catch up with Tony, and find out what's happening in the World running news.


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Episode 150

Episode 150 - 500 Marathon Man: Steve Edwards

21/11/2012

There’s a trio of news from Japanese races, a chance to win a place in the Virgin London Marathon 2013. Ultra runner Jez Bragg announces a great New Zealand adventure and we talk to the incredible Steve Edwards. He’s run 500 marathon’s in under 3hrs30mins. Training Talk this week is all about planning a successful winter. You rate your run, give us a winner and who will make the podium?


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Episode 149

Episode 149 - Michael Shelley

14/11/2012

Michael Shelley placed 16th in the London 2012 men’s Olympic marathon, Martin caught up with him about all things running. What were your biggest marathon training mistakes? There’s some news from Beijing and Bournemouth, and Sodbury and Snowdon, and a runner who’s competed 500 sub 3:30 marathons.


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Episode 148

Episode 148 - Not the New York City Marathon

07/11/2012

The New York City Marathon that wasn’t. For the first time in its history New York was cancelled. We look back at why and some reaction from runners, including ‘Phileas Jogg’ Adam Chataway and elites Scott Overall and Susan Partridge as well as regular Marathon Talk listener Ben Wickham. There’s the normal podium, Tony’s Trials, and you rant and rave!


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Episode 147

Episode 147 - Tricia Bunn

31/10/2012

Adam ‘over half way’ Chattaway updates us after Nairobi and Dublin, we chat to Marathon Talk ‘ever present’, and Boston 2013 qualifier Tricia Bunn. Pavey takes top spot in the Great South Run and Patrick Makau wins in Frankfurt. We have a quick preview of this weekend’s ING NYC Marathon. Training Talk encourages you to negative split your next marathon build up. There’s Tony’s Trials, the podium and you rave!


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Episode 146

Episode 146 - Julia Bleasdale

24/10/2012

Adam 'Chaffaway' gives us his latest update from Jordan. Fresh from Amsterdam Tony tells his trials. There is news from Birmingham and Abingdon. A superfast men's podium and a great girls gear rant. Training Talk is all about getting ready for winter and this week we speak to 8th placed finisher in both the 5000m and 10000m at the London 2012 Olympic Games - Julia Bleasdale.


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Episode 145

Episode 145 - Jocelyn Payne

17/10/2012

Leeds student Jocelyn Payne talks about the training that saw her break three hours in Berlin, Ed Whitlock breaks yet another World age record, we catch up with the ‘Brit with the bleeding tit’ Adam Chaffaway, there’s Tony’s Trials, you Rant, and there’s a super stacked Listener Podium.


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Episode 144

Episode 144 - Lee Troop (Part Two)

10/10/2012

Ethiopians rule at the Chicago Marathon. Brit girls do well at the World half marathon championships. There's a new marathon world record from a bloke in a suit. We catch up with Adam Chataway after his first of 6 marathons and have the 2nd part of our insightful interview with Aussie marathoner Lee Troop. You rate your run. Tony brings us his dogged trials and you rave about beating the sweeper.


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Episode 143

Episode 143 - Lee Troop (Part One)

03/10/2012

Lee Troop has represented Australia at three Olympic Games, we look back at events at the recent BMW Berlin Marathon, catch up with Adam Chataway about his around the world marathon challenge, 16men go sub 3hrs on the podium, Tony brings us his trials, you rant and we get an email about large testicles.


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Episode 142

Episode 142 - Prof Tim Noakes

26/09/2012

Prof Tim Noakes discusses his latest thoughts on carbohydrates. Yuki does the double, there’s a promising racing return for Andrew Lemoncello and our most inspiring Magic Mile ever. We take a look ahead to this weekends Berlin Marathon. Tony brings us his weekly trials, the podium is full and training talk is about being strong in the head when the going gets tough.


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Episode 141

Episode 141 - Zola Budd (Part Two)

19/09/2012

Final results of the 2012 Magic Mile and the second part of our interview with running icon Zola Budd. Five time Paralympian Noel Thatcher joins us for a London 2012 Paralympic Games review. Dibaba and Kipsang rule at the Great North Run and Ed Whitlock breaks another WR. Training Talk deals with race pacing and the weekly podium is full!


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Episode 140

Episode 140 - Zola Budd (Part One)

12/09/2012

Zola Budd joins us for the first time, Martin's back in the Alps and been on prison break. Tom’s been 4:60 miling. Team UK currently lead the Magic Mile. Ryan Hall’s out of New York and Lance Armstrongs out of Chicago but Cathy Freeman's in New York and Paula Radcliffe’s in London (hopefully). The 2012 Paralympics 2012 come to a close and there's the usual rants, raves and trials.


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Episode 139

Episode 139 - Andy Baddeley

05/09/2012

Tom's back in the house. The 2012 London Paralympic Games kicked off in exciting and controversial style. Whitehead and Weir take gold. The 2012 Magic Mile has also started and Team USA are in the lead! We get all mile excited and talk to Britain's top miler Andy Baddeley. Would you fib about your marathon PB? Tony runs 2 marathons in one day and the launchpad is loaded!


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Episode 138

Episode 138 - Geoff Wightman

29/08/2012

Martin's back but for the first time ever Tom’s away Martin’s joined by ‘Robbo’ from ‘The Naked Runners’ for the whole show including some Magic Mile ‘trash talk’. There’s news from the world of running including Paula’s foot and Mo’s twins. This week’s interview is with London 2012 Olympic athletics announcer and 2:13 marathoner Geoff Wightman. The Magic Mile kicks off next week! You rate your run and rant and Tony’s is back is his place.


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Episode 137

Episode 137 - Matt Barnes

22/08/2012

For the first time ever Martin's not here! We have however got a fantastic Magic Mile style interview with the sub four minute miling maestro and my mile mentor Matt Barnes, we have a Training Talk about Autumn marathons, our fastest ever listener podium person, there's a Rant, you Rate Your Run, but there's no Tony's Trials because he's here in the studio.


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Episode 136

Episode 136 - Olympic Marathon Review

15/08/2012

The London 2012 Olympic Games comes to a close. We look back at the amazing festival that was the Olympics and review the surprise that was the men's marathon, including a catch up Team GB's men Lee Merrien and Scott Overall. David Rudisha runs a new 800m world record and Magic Mo 'does the double'. There's a right royal winner of the week. Tony brings us his weekly trials and the launch pad is getting busier.


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Episode 135

Episode 135 - Team GB Women

08/08/2012

Freya, Claire and Mara pop in to the studio following their marathon efforts on Sunday. There's Mo Farah’s superb 10,000m and the Marathon Talk Massive go mad on Friday Street. We also look forward to this weekends men’s Olympic Marathon – can Kenya win? There’s Rate your Run, Tony’s Trials a rave about a plastic Brit and the Marathon Talk Listener Launchpad.


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Episode 134

Episode 134 - Women's Olympic Marathon.

01/08/2012

The London 2012 Olympic Games are in town! We preview the women's Olympic marathon this Sunday. Paula Radcliffe injury woes as the world record holder withdraws from the marathon. Freya Murray steps in. We speak to Team GB marathoners Scott Overall, Freya Murray, Lee Merrien and Claire Hallissey ahead of the Games. The Magic Mile hots up and Tony brings us his weekly trials.


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Episode 133

Episode 133 - Jess Draskau-Petersson

25/07/2012

It is just 2 days to go until the 2012 London Olympic Games opens and we are super excited. Scott Overall wins in Sheffield. We speak to Danish marathon representative Jess Draskau-Petersson. The Magic Mile 2012 is OPEN! Remember Friday Street is the place to be on August 5th for the women's Olympic marathon. You rant. Tony brings us his weekly Trials and did we say the Olympic Games in London starts in 2 days!


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Episode 132

Episode 132 - John Bryant (Part Two)

18/07/2012

The Magic Mile is officially OPEN! We’ve got the second part of our interview with John Bryant, London 2012 is getting uber close and Friday Street is the place to be on August 5th. There’s a Diamond League update, you Rate Your Run and have a Rant, Rave and Winner of the Week. Tony brings us his weekly Trials... and Tom’s buying a gruffalo.


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Episode 131

Episode 131 - John Bryant (Part One)

11/07/2012

The Athletics Show is out Thurs 12th July. 2012 Magic Mile details and where we will be stood to watch the womens Olympic Marathon on Aug 5th? Team GB selection controversy and news of a super fast track 5000m in Paris. Training talk is all about gearing up for your Autumn marathon campaign. Tony brings us his trials and and we interview Fleet Street legend, runner, journalist and historian John Bryant.


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Episode 130

Episode 130 - Julian Goater

04/07/2012

The Magic Mile gets closer, there’s news from the US Olympic Trials and the European Championships, a doubt over a drugs test, Tony brings his trials, you Rate Your Run, nominate a Winner of the Week, and we talk to 8th man on the UK all time list for 10,000m, Julian Goater.


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Episode 129

Episode 129 - Dr Andrew Murray

27/06/2012

Team GB, the magic mile, a fast 10k in Boston, some great Kenyan performances, Ellie Greenwood wins the WS100. We interview Scotland’s Physical Activity champion Dr Andrew Murray, there’s a full podium, Tony brings us his trials, and there's a North East Winner of the Week.


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Episode 128

Episode 128 - Jason Henderson

20/06/2012

This weekend it is the UKA Olympic track and field trials in Birmingham and we’re joined by the editor of Athletics Weekly, Jason Henderson to preview the middle and long distance events. We have 2 places to give away at the brand new Royal Parks Ultra. We intro the magic mile. Training talk is about regular summer peaking. You have a proper rant. Tony brings us his trials and what’s the deal with podium?


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Episode 126

Episode 126 - Frank Shorter

06/06/2012

Frank Shorter is a legend of marathoning and the man quoted as leading the running boom in the USA in the 1970s. We review Comrades and super fast runs from “Mo – Jo”, and Anthony Whiteman inspires Tom by running a sub 4min mile aged 40! You rate your run and rave. Tony goes to the fair and in Training Talk Martin helps Tom prepare for his first track 1500m.


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Episode 125

Episode 125 - Jason Hartmann

30/05/2012

Boston 2012 4th placer Jason Hartmann is on the show. There's news from the Edinburgh Marathon including a chat with Hayley Haining. Haile runs his final track 10000m. Mo and Mara take top spots in the Bupa London 10000. 50,000 people run in Boulder. An almighty Kenyan smack down is set for this weekend in Oregon. Tony brings us weekly trials. You have a rant. The podium is full and we talk heart rates with Dr Garry Palmer.


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Episode 124

Episode 124 - Lee Merrien

23/05/2012

Haile's back on top, Pavey goes top of Europe, Farah does the double and Ennis is one hurdle short. This weekend it’s the Edinburgh Marathon. We catch up with Lee Merrien and with Comrades around the corner we talk to Andrea Moritz. You rave and podium and Tony shares his weekly trials.


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Episode 123

Episode 123 - Dr Steve Ingham

15/05/2012

Tom likes the Episode number. We talk to Head of EIS and physiology guru Dr Steve Ingham. The Olympic torch is on its way to London. There’s news from the Prague Marathon and an almighty 10k smackdown coming up this weekend in Manchester. You rate your run and have a rave. We catch up 5000m Team GB hopeful Justina Heslop. Tony brings us his Trials and the launchpad rocks.


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Episode 122

Episode 122 - Toni Reavis

09/05/2012

The original running commentator Toni Reavis joins Martin, Tom speaks to Jerry Rothwell, producer of the film about Ethiopian running – ‘Town of Runners’. Olympic Games marathon team selection shenanigans in Ireland and Canada. There’s rate your run and who will be top of this week's Marathon Talk podium.


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Episode 121

Episode 121 - Nell McAndrew

02/05/2012

The stormy weather livened up marathons in the UK this past weekend. Ethiopians rule in Germany. Merrien gets the London 2012 call up. 5 Brits run fast in Stanford. Virgin London Marathon ballot opens and closes! We’ve got a great interview with celebrity 2:54 marathon runner Nell McAndrew. Fast and full podiums. Tony's Trials. You rant. The launchpad rumbles!


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Episode 120

Episode 120

25/04/2012

Kipsang and Keitany smash it. Just how will the Kenyan team be picked now! Team GB finalise their marathon runners. Steve Way, Diane Aykroyd and Liz Yelling share their race stories. Tony brings us his VLM schoolboy trials, you rate your run and rave and there’s a super fast, super full podium.


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Episode 119

Live from the London Marathon 2012 - Saturday

21/04/2012

With less than 24 hours until the race starts Saturday lunchtime at the VLM expo is packed full of atmosphere. Liz Yelling and Tony Audenshaw joined Martin and Tom on the stage, and we even snuck in a quick chat with GB ultra runner Ellie Greenwood.


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Episode 119

Live from the London Marathon 2012 - Friday

20/04/2012

Less than 48 hours from the start of the London Marathon and the excitement was building on the expo stage.


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Episode 119

Live from the London Marathon 2012 - Thursday

19/04/2012

Our first ever show straight from a big city maraton, joined by Scott Overall, Steve Way, Alex Flynn, and a 95 year old phenomenon.


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Episode 119

Episode 119 - Steve Way & Diane Ackroyd

18/04/2012

All the weekend action inclding a surprise take down for Moses Mosop in Rotterdam, a big dent to Paula Radcliffe's confidence in Vienna, course records in Paris & Brighton, all the hot news from the cauldron of Boston. Bekele is back. It's the Virgin London Marathon this weekend and the stakes are super high. We review the elite and domestic races plus chat to two runners, one hoping to run fast and the other doing a first marathon.


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Episode 118

Episode 118 - Kathrine Switzer (Part Two)

11/04/2012

We have a look at the Kenyan race for Olympic Games selection. Ryan Hall’s got a 2012 movie coming out. Yuki the swimmer? You Rate Your Run and Tony brings us his trials. There’s a full podium, Training Talk is all about getting race week right and we’ve got the 2nd part of our fascinating interview with pioneer of women’s running Kathrine Switzer.


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Episode 117

Episode 117 - Kathrine Switzer (Part One)

04/04/2012

Find out who has won a VIP place in the 2013 Virgin London Marathon. Hear the first part of our interview with a pioneer of women's running, Kathrine Switzer. There's some rather sad news from the running community. Some news of some very fast half marathon results and the retirement of a former marathon world record holder. Tony brings us up to speed in his weekly trials and thanks to you we celebrate cracking 1 million show downloads.


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Episode 116

Episode 116 - Reid Coolsaet

28/03/2012

Our spring motivation campaign draws to a close, we bring you results from a speedy race in Lisbon. Which is the fastest half marathoning nation in the world? Is Haile getting fat? Who would want to be paced by mansuit zipping Yuki? You rate your run and have a rant. Training Talk is all about reaching a peak/ tapering and Tony talks to us about his current state of mind


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Episode 115

Episode 115 - Paul Evans (Part Two)

21/03/2012

Listen to the second part of our interview with GB 2:08 runner and former Chicago winner Paul Evans. We’re in the final week of Marchvellous. There’s news from the NYC Half marathon, the LA marathon and the Kenyan 10000m Olympic Games selection race in America. You rate your run, what’s the worse thing thrown at you during a run, plus what’s Tony up to this week? Spring marathon season is bonkers and so the launchpad is stacked!


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Episode 114

Episode 114 - Paul Evans (Part One)

14/03/2012

Paul Evans is the 4th fastest British marathoner of all time, has finished third in the London marathon, 2nd in New York, and first in Chicago. The Japanese Olympic games marathon team is announced, we update the scores in Marchvellous, you have the chance to buy a 6”silver cup for £120,000, Chrissie Wellington's running London, Scott Overall's pacing London, Farah gets 4th and there’s other news from the world of running.


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Episode 113

Episode 113 - Steve Cram (Part Two)

07/03/2012

This week it's business as usual. Well almost. Martin is away running a training camp in Lanzarote. We catch up with the second part of our amazing intervew with 1980's global middle distance icon, the Jarrow Arrow, Steve Cram. We bring you up to speed with what has been happening in the world of endurance running, particularly japanese style, we update the first week of Marchvellous and Tony gives us a ticking off.


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Episode 112

Episode 112 - Live from Leeds

29/02/2012

Our first ever live show, recorded in front of a studio audience of over 200 people... joined by Team GB Olympic marathoner Tracey Morris, and with a brilliant live Tony's Trials, this was a big night out for the Marathon Talk community. All the usual stuff was there, plus a special Winner of the Week, and plenty of audience participation.


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Episode 111

Episode 111 - Steve Cram (Part One)

22/02/2012

On this week’s show we interview a legend of the golden era of British Middle distance running Steve Cram. It’s Marathon Talk Live today in Leeds. We update Febulous and introduce Marchvellous. Mary Keitany and Mo Farah run fast. Runners go long in the Brighton Half. Training Talk is all about how to work your pace out for a marathon. You rate your runs and this week there’s a Kiwi ranting.


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Episode 110

Episode 110 - Karen Darke

15/02/2012

We bring you up to speed with some goings on from the world of running including the Boston marathon elite fields. We look at who’s topping the tables in Febulous and what's happening in Marchvellous. We’ve got an amazing interview with an inspiring woman – Karen Darke. You rate your run, there’s a super chilly winner of the week, Tony brings us his trials and we talk '20 milers – to do or not to do' in training talk.


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Episode 109

Episode 109 - Sir Chris Chataway (Part Two)

08/02/2012

On this week’s show we’ve got the second half of the fascinating interview with legend Sir Chris Chataway, it's the end of the first week of febulous, it's 'ahhh Vienna' for Paula, there's more trouble in the Kenyan selection camp, Mo takes a sub 4 tumble and 76 men run under 64 mins for a half in Japan. You rate your run, there’s a tripletastic fundraising winner, Tony brings us his weekly trials and snow doesn’t stop play in the UK.


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Episode 108

Episode 108 - Sir Chris Chataway (Part One)

01/02/2012

In 1954 Sir Chris Chataway paced Roger Banister to the first ever sub four minute mile, broke the World 5,000m record, won Commonwealth gold over three miles, and European silver over 5,000m... and became the first ever BBC Sports Personality of the Year.


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Episode 107

Episode 107 - Haile Gebrselassie

25/01/2012

Haile Gebrselassie is regarded by most as the greatest endurance runner of the modern era, we also heard all about the Kenyan marathon superstars, Jantastic continued in style, we got ready for Febulous, there was a tee-total winner of the week, Tony couldn't give two hoots, and we announced three more amazing interviewees!


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Episode 159

Episode 159 - Prof John Brewer

23/01/2012

It's week 3 of Jantastic! There’s a little Lance chat. Mara Yamauchi announces retirement. It’s week 4 of Training Talk building into your spring marathon. We speak to Professor John Brewer about marathon running. You rate your run but the podium is snow decimated. Tony brings us his trials, and there’s a real sporting winner.


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Episode 106

Episode 106 - John Fisher

18/01/2012

On this weeks show we talk to John Fisher. He’s preparing for his 11th London Marathon post heart transplant. We bring you up to speed with the jantastic smack down plus there’s all the amazing news from the USA Olympic Marathon trials in Houston as well as long awaited update on the team of ‘probables’ from Kenya. Tony’s doesn't give two hoots and the King takes Winner of the Week.


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Episode 104

Episode 104 - Liz Yelling

04/01/2012

It's been a rocky road for Liz Yelling in her quest to reach her third Olympics, Tom found out how she's pulled through some tough times and how she plans to zip up her training man-suit in preparation for this April's London Marathon. There was sad news with the passing of Frank Horwill and Zithulele Sinqe, Tony cheered us up with a video version of his Trials, and Jantastic kicked off in serious style.


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Episode 103

Episode 103 - Bruce Tulloh

28/12/2011

Happy Christmas 2011. Thank you for all your support in 2011 to help make Marathon Talk a wonderful, supportive and fun community to be a part of. This weeks show is slightly different. We've not got all the weekly news or regular features but instead have a wonderful Christmas special extended interview with true old school running legend and 1962 European 5000m champion Bruce Tulloh. Enjoy.


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Episode 102

Episode 102 - Chris Finill

21/12/2011

News of a new world record. Houston 2012, USA OG trials. An update on team Kenya 2012. Yuki style suit zipping. You rate your runs and we bring you the Marathon Talk podium, rant and rave and winner of the week. We talk Christmas lights, runners Christmas presents, and running over the Christmas period. We've got a great interview with London Marathon ever present Chris Finill. He's run every London since 1981 in under 3hrs!


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Episode 101

Episode 101 - Steve Jones Part 2

14/12/2011

On this weeks show we have the second half of the amazing interview with British running icon and marathon legend Steve Jones. There is an update on the sassy new Marathon Talk adidas kit. We talk spring mojo and jantastic. There is news of the female elite field for the 2012 Virgin London Marathon and some stellar running from the Brit pack at the European cross country champs. We have a raspberry of the week and Tony goes off on one.


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Episode 99

Episode 99 - Tito Tiberti

30/11/2011

On this weeks show we bring you up to date with Jantastic. We’ve got an interview with the NYC front running Italian chat room favourite Tito Tiberti. One of our listeners is going to run the Mumbai Marathon. We’ve got rate your run, winner of the week, a rave and a 'non-gender' biased rant. With winter drawing closer we talk treadmill running in training talk. Tony mounts a reindeer and we tell you how to get your hands on some new adidas MT kit.


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Episode 98

Episode 98 - Claire Hallissey

23/11/2011

Running 2:36 on her marathon debut in New York last year and following up with 2:29 for 6th place in Chicago this year Claire Hallissey is a serious contender for a place in Team GB for the London Olympics. Diane Aykroyd will also be running the London Marathon next April, she quized Tom with her marathon questions. Tony piled on the pounds, Martin and Tom shared the smackdown spoils, and we celebrated V50 women everywhere.


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Episode 97

Episode 97 - Richard Nerurkar

16/11/2011

On this weeks show we speak to former winner of the marathon world cup and 5th placer in the Atlanta Olympic Games Richard Nerurkar. We catch up with the BBC’s Mark Coyle. Dude where's my car in NYC? Martin gets smack talked. Paula gets her record back. The world champs are in London 2017. Tony brings us his pumpkin trials, you rant and rave and winner of the week and following on from last weeks training talk we talk tactics!


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Episode 96

Episode 96 - Diane Aykroyd

09/11/2011

First time marathon runner (to be) and parkrun 100 Club member Diane Aykroyd popped into the studio, the Kenyan men rounded of their full house of World Marathon Major victories AND World Marathon Major course records, Tom got smaller, Martin hit the beach, and Tony got stuck in to a nice hot Lemsip!


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Episode 95

Episode 95 - Rob de Castella

02/11/2011

Australian marathon legend Rob de Castella joined Martin all the way from down under to talk all about his amazing running career and the great work he's doing with his Indigenous Marathon Project. Tom enjoyed 5 by a km with his Dad, Martin raved about the Frankfurt marathon... and Tony ran 100 miles... or did he?


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Episode 94

Episode 94 - Dr Sue Roberts

26/10/2011

On this weeks show there is an inspiring runner story, listeners 'fess up' to their biggest race confessions and we bring you news of some amazing age related running from the Toronto marathon. There is a double helping of listeners top 5 marathons and rate your run. Plus of course, rant and rave, a winner of the week, Tony talks about what he is up to next (NOT Chester) and there is an interview with Dr Sue Roberts all about overtraining.


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Episode 93

Episode 93 - James Adams

19/10/2011

Tom is the Daddy. This weeks show centres on a fab interview with James Adams. Incredibly James ran from LA to NYC in 70 days covering in excess of a marathon a day! We've still got Tony's Trials and don't worry if you fessed up on facebook, were in our Marathon Talk top 5 or even if you are 80 years old and scorched to a 3hr 15 marathon or 100 years old and ran your 8th marathon. We'll cover it all next week.


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Episode 92

Episode 92 - Brad Hudson

12/10/2011

On this weeks show has Tom had a baby? We talk about amazing races in the Chicago marathon and the incredible Ironman world triathlon championships in Kona. As well as a not so amazing -run - walk - bus strategy. We review your marathons and Tony is 'live' from the Chester Marathon. We interview USA based running coach Brad Hudson about successful first time marathon training.


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Episode 91

Episode 91 - Scott Overall

05/10/2011

In last week's Berlin Marathon GB athlete Scott Overall finished in 5th place and achieved the Olympic A standard time with 2:10:55. Scott talked Martin through his rather special first marathon. Tom didn't have a baby, but did get out foxed at Leeds parkrun... Kenya selected two of their three Olympic marathon men, creating perhaps the most competitive qualification process in history... and someone nicked Tony's bottle... again!


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Episode 90

Episode 90 - Debbie Jevans

28/09/2011

London 2012's Director of Sport Debbie Jevans popped into the Marathon Talk studios to bring us up to speed on the latest in next year's Olympics, Tom took the rain up North with him, Martin earned a stamp in his parkrun passport, Tony jingled his way down the road, and Berlin saw a new marathon World record!


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Episode 89

Episode 89 - Dave Webb

21/09/2011

As the only British male marathon runner to currently have the Olympic A standard Dave Webb is in pole position to qualify for London 2012, Tony dug out his video archive, Martin talked us through a session from his training archive, and Tom talked Great North running...


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Episode 88

Episode 88 - Emma Gooderham

14/09/2011

IAU World Trophy 50km Champion Emma Gooderham told us all about her inspirational rise throug the elite ranks of British and now World running, Chris Jones popped in to tell us everything we needed to know about iron levels and giving blood, Martin and Tom raved about the amazing motivation station and their brand spanking new podcast 'the parkrun show'.


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Episode 87

Episode 87 - Susan Partridge

07/09/2011

Fresh from her great 24th place finish at the World Marathon Championships in Deagu Sue Partridge popped in to chat all about running with Martin... to ran two, yes two, parkruns... Tony read Phil Wilson's script for Tony's Trials... plus the highs and lows from Deagu and an emotional winner of the week.


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Episode 86

Episode 86 - Marty Dent

31/08/2011

Marty Dent has a 2:13 marathon PB and is working hard towards qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Marathon, Tera Moody and Susan Partridge both ran brilliantly at last weekend's World Championships, Tom knocked 20 seconds off his recent parkrun times, and Martin flew round Poole parkrun in 16:21, and to top it all off Mo Farah picked up a silver medal in the World 10,000m championships... all in all a great week of running!


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Episode 85

Episode 85 - Bart Yasso

24/08/2011

As Runners World USA's Chief Running Officer, man behind the famous Yasso 800s, and author of 'My Life on the Run' Bart Yasso talked to Tom about Comrades, marathons, training, and life. Tony lost the plot... Martin went jet skiing... and just who did win between Tom and his Dad over the most famous distance of all?


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Episode 84

Episode 84 - Michael Wardian (part two)

17/08/2011

The second part of our interview with the simply phenomenal Mike Wardian, Tony came back from his summer hols, Martin took his wife down over the Magic Mile, and Tom finished a close second to his Dad! 


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Episode 83

Episode 83 - Michael Wardian

10/08/2011

With amazing performances all they way from a 15 minute 5k through to third place overall at the 135 mile 125 degree Badwater it's been an amazing 2011 for Mike Wardian... we just couldn't not speak to the World's on-form ultra runner! Talking of running Tom laced up his trainers for the first time in a while, Tony brought us Pascal's Trials, and Mart laid down the mile smack talk! 


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Episode 82

Episode 82 - Dean Karnazes

03/08/2011

Author of the amazing best selling book Ultra Marathon Man and the recently published 'Run! 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss' ultra running legend Dean Karnazes popped in to the studio to talk all about running, Tony brought us some else's trials, Martin ran and Tom didn't! Oh, and the Marathon Talk Magic Mile Global Team Challenge kicked off with Team UK in an early lead! 


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Episode 81

Episode 81 - Joel Jameson

27/07/2011

Fresh from his hard fought win and 8:47 course record at The Outlaw Iron distance triathlon Joel Jameson popped in to the studio to talk all about zipping up his marathon man suit, taking down Chrissie (maybe) and his Yorkshire roots ;) Tom still wasn't running much, Martin looked forward to his assault on the mile, and Tony had a little sing song! 


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Episode 80

Episode 80 - David Hemery

20/07/2011

Gold medallist from the 1968 Olympics, Sports Personality of the Year, and multiple Superstars champion in the 1970's... Martin talked to David Hemery CBE. Tony delivered his amazing trials, Martin and Tom did more talking than running, and the inspirational Alex Flynn popped back into the studio to talk all about his recent trans Europe run.


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Episode 79

Episode 79 - Helen Clitheroe

14/07/2011

Who better to talk to about running a fast mile than two time Olympian and Commonwealth 1,500m medallist Helen Clitheroe? Tom and Martin talk all about getting ready to lay down some serious training, Tony brings us his famous Trials and there's the usual news, gossip and info from the World of running.


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Episode 78

Episode 78 - Tera Moody

05/07/2011

With a 2:30 marathon PB and a place on the US team for the upcoming World Championships in Daegu, Tera Moody is looking forward to a fantastic future of running... Tony found out why he swallowed a fly, Tom and Martin arrived back from their jollies, and we had the usual mix of winners, losers, and marathon gossip.


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Episode 77

Episode 77 - Jo Pavey

28/06/2011

Three time Olympian Jo Pavey is a great of British running, having set the English schools 1,500m record 23 years ago she is still going strong and earlier this year completed her debut marathon in 2:28, stepping straight to the front of the London 2012 qualification queue. Tony suffered a few technical glitches but still delivered his usual hilarity and with both Martin and Tom abroad this week we achieved only our second ever sub 60 minute show.


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Episode 76

Episode 76 - Mo Farah

21/06/2011

Earlier this month Mo Farah broke the European 10,000 metre record with 26:46, Martin caught up with him to find out all about that great run and what the future might hold. Tony asked as question we didn't know the answer to... and Martin & Tom launched the Marathon Talk Magic Mile International Team Challenge.


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Episode 75

Episode 75 - Matt Dixon

15/06/2011

Having advised Ryan Hall on road to his amazing 2:04:58 run at this year's Boston Marathon Matt Dixon popped in to talk all about being healthy and running fast. Tony did his bit to promote our wonderful sport, and Tom & Martin brought you all the news and gossip form the Marathon Talk world.


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Episode 127

Episode 127 - Benita Willis

13/06/2011

We're joined by Australian marathon record holder aiming for her 4th Olympic Games in the summer in London Benita Willis. There’s a significant Kenyan change for their Olympic marathon team. There’s news of some amazing track performances in the Diamond league, a little controversy in Japan and someone runs underground. You rate your run and have a rave and Training Talk is with Andy Blow all about hydration.


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Episode 74

Episode 74 - Alex Flynn

07/06/2011

Since being diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's Disease in 2008 Alex Flynn has significantly raised his already high althetic bar, already the only PD sufferer to complete the Marathon des Sables, in two days time he's setting off on an 1,800 mile run accross Europe with just 30 days to complete it! With two week's worth of running to catch up on there was also plenty of news, results, gossip, winners, losers, rants, & raves... not to mention the second installment of Tony's race report from his German adventure... What. A. Show.


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Episode 73

Episode 73 - Comrades

02/06/2011

Recorded on our last night in South Africa and edited on our first night back in England, in this episode we bring you are full race de-brief from the simply amazing Comrades Marathon... not to be out done, Tony had an ultra race report of his own!


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Episode 72

Episode 72 - Ed Whitlock

17/05/2011

In recent years Ed has truly excelled, currently holding nine single-year age World records for the Marathon, notably in 2004 with a 2:54 at age 73 and earlier this year a 3:25 just 35 days after his 81st birthday... Tom caught up with Ed and found out just what it takes to break three hours in your seventies! Mark Hetherington brought you the third and final installment of his heat and hydration Training Talk... and the boys enjoyed a nice holiday... whilst being terrified of an 56 impending miles!


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Episode 71

Episode 71 - Ellie Greenwood

16/05/2011

In just over a week, British Ultra runner and World 100km champion Ellie Greenwood will taking on the mighty Comrades Marathon, just four weeks later she's also competing at the infamous Western States 100... Martin caught up with Ellie for some last minute long distance advice. Meanwhile, Tom spoke to John McIroy about his Comrades multi-sport challenge and learnt all about hydration from Dr Mark Hetherington and Tony told us all about his Manchester madness!


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Episode 70

Episode 70 - Ian Sharman

11/05/2011

Sponsored by The North Face, British ultra-runner Ian Sharman just finished the Miwok 100k trail race, with 10,000 feet of ascent, in nine hours and a couple of minutes... in a full Elivs suit! In a little over two weeks he'll be on the start line of Comrades with his sights set firmly on a top ten finish in the World's most elite ultra event. Tom caught up with him for a chat about that, his recent 12:44 course record at the Rocky Raccoon 100 mile race, and pretty much everything else ultra. Martin joined Tom in taper mode follwing an epic 40 miles and Tony had his own ultra stuff going on... German style!


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Episode 69

Episode 69 - Iwan Thomas

04/05/2011

With individual and relay medals at World, Olympic, European, and Commonwealth level Iwan Thomas has more recently been having fun over 26.2 miles, Martin caught up with probably the fastest runner we've ever had on the show! Tom started his taper early, Tony rang the wedding bells and the Marathon Talk community was racing all round the World!


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Episode 68

Episode 68 - Sister Madonna Buder

27/04/2011

Since her first ever run over thirty years ago, 81 year old Sister Madonna Buder has completed a combined total of more than 80 marathons and Ironman triathlons. Last weekend she finished the Bston Marathon in just over five hours and later this year will attempt to open the 80-84 age category at the Hawaii Ironman. All that made Martin and Tom's moaning and groaning about their tired legs all sound a little soft! Tony meanwhile brought you Tony's Trials 'German Style'.


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Episode 67

Episode 67 - Louise Damen

20/04/2011

Fresh from achieving the Olympic A standard in this weekend's London Marathon Louise Damen talks all about her roller coaster year, from career threatening injury to 2:30:00 debut marathon, Tom and Martin discussed the London and Boston marathons in detail, including news of the fastest 26.2 miles in history, Tony brought us yet another weird and wonderful race report, and we heard from Marathon Talk listeners who'd run Paris, London, and Boston, and even Afghanistan! 


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Episode 66

Episode 66 - London Race Week

13/04/2011

It's race week of the London and Boston marathons, as well as many other of course, so we spent today's show talking to people who had just done a marathon, were just about to do a marathon, or in some cases both! Tony Audenshaw brought us his weekly Trials, Martin and Tom worried about impending ultra marathon doom and in between all that we crammed in as much news and gossip as possible from around the running World.


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Episode 65

Episode 65 - Greg McMillan

06/04/2011

With the spring marathon season in full flow Martin spoke to one of the World's leading marathon coaches, Greg McMillan, Tom took his foot off the running gas, and Tony spent all week bonking! 


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Episode 64

Episode 64 - Jeff Galloway (part two)

30/03/2011

The run / walk / run strategy was developed by Jeff Galloway over 30 years ago, in that time it's taken many thousands of marathon runners to PB performances, Tom caught up with Jeff to find out just how it works. Martin and Tom both ran further than they every have before, Tony set out his London Marathon plans and there was the usual ranting, raving, and winner of the week...ing.


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Episode 63

Episode 63 - Jeff Galloway (part one)

23/03/2011

We bring you news of Mo Farah's win in NY, the World XC champs and marathons in Rome and LA, Run for Japan is going super well. We have the first of a 'Tom two 2 parter' with 1972 Olympian, author of 20 running books, finisher of 150 marathons and the guy behind the run-walk marathon strategy Jeff Galloway. We get stimulated in training talk. There's Rate your Run and Marchvellous, rant, rave and winner of the week and Tony Audenshaw brings us another hilarious Tony's Trials.


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Episode 62

Episode 62 - Sam Murphy

17/03/2011

Best selling running author Sam Murphy talked all about running, Tony suffered a serious case of the man blisters, Martin arrived back in blighty and Tom's winning streak of one came to an end.


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Episode 61

Episode 61 - Andrew Lemoncello (part two)

09/03/2011

Tune in for the second part of our interview with top British marathon runner Andrew Lemoncello, find out how Martin's getting on in Lanzarote, hear about Tom's amazing VI experience, and poor old Tony just can't face talking about it!


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Episode 60

Episode 60 - Andrew Lemoncello (part one)

02/03/2011

British Olympic steeple chaser Andrew Lemoncello ran 2:13:40 around the streets of London in his debut marathon last year, with the 2011 London Marathon fast approaching Martin caught up with Andrew to find out how things were going and talk all about running. Tom gave it everything over ten hard miles, Tony missed out on a once in a lifetime boozy opportunity and we found out how a Japanese civil servant stunned the marathon running World.


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Episode 59

Episode 59 - Lee Merrien

23/02/2011

With a 2:16 in his debut marathon and both eyes focused firmly on achieving the Olympic 'A' standard in 2011 we thought it was about time we caught up with Lee Merrien, Tony couldn't make his mind up, Tom got rather muddy and Martin went for a rather speedy long run!


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Episode 58

Episode 58 - Tim Hutchings

16/02/2011

Brighton Marathon race director and 13:11 5,000m runner Tim Hutchings joined Martin to talk all things running, Tony had something to get off his chest and Tom ran more than ever! We also heard about a Marathon Talker winning the New Orleans Marathon and launched the third part of our spring motivation trilogy... Marchvellous! 


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Episode 57

Episode 57 - Bob Groves

09/02/2011

Five years ago London cabbie Bob Groves turned his life around swapping drink and drugs for running and fitness, Martin found out all about his amazing journey. Tom reached the top of the podium for the first time ever, Martin celebrated his birthday and Tony couldn't decide what to talk about!


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Episode 56

Episode 56 - Ron Hill (part two)

02/02/2011

Legends don't come any more legendary that Dr Ron Hill... we hope you enjoy the second part of our interview with the great man. Martin's not been running long, neither has Tom... and Tony's gone all showbiz.


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Episode 55

Episode 55 - Ron Hill (part one)

26/01/2011

Jantastic went crazy and we launched Febulous, Tom pulled a great performance out of the bag, Martin looked toward a three and a half hour run, Tony dressed up as a smurf and we spoke to British running legend and one time marathon World record holder Ron Hill.


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Episode 54

Episode 54 - Liz McColgan

19/01/2011

Tom's been podcasting American Style, Martin's been running long with the Rubinator, Tony's had an up and down week and Scottish running legend Liz McColgan talked big city victories!


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Episode 53

Episode 53 - Mike Bushell & Happy 1st Birthday to us

12/01/2011

It's our 1st Birthday! What an amazing year.  On this weeks show we talk to BBC Sport presenter and all round action man Mike Bushell about his plans for his first ever Virgin London Marathon in 2011.  Tony tells us about his Birthday Olympics. There's news of our super cool running challenge 'Jantastic' and some race results and we talk intervals for marathon running. 


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Episode 52

Episode 52 - Eamonn Martin

05/01/2011

As the last British winner of the London Marathon and 1995 Chicago Marathon champion Eamonn Martin was the perfect person to motivate us towards our spring marathon campaigns, Tony kicked off the New Year in true Tony style, Jantastic went crazy and Tom & Martin talked all about running.


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Episode 51

Episode 51 - The Best of 2010

29/12/2010

What an amazing year! Over the last 12 months the Marathon Talk community has gone from strength to strength with the show being downloaded 252,000 times to 108 countries around the World. In this show we talked all about ours and your favourite bits from the first 50 shows... from Tim Noakes, Ryan Hall and Liz Yelling to Tony's Trials, Rant & Rave and Training Talk. Thanks for supporting the show through 2010... here's to an amazing 2011.


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Episode 50

Episode 50 - Toby Tanser

22/12/2010

Earlier this year Toby ran from the Kenyan coast straight to the top of mount Kilimanjaro... Martin caught up with him to talk all about his amazing adventure. Tom moaned about sore legs, Martin climbed back to the top of the Spouse Smackdown podium and Tony was feeling rather festive.


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Episode 49

Episode 49 - Tom Lowe

15/12/2010

Earlier this year Tom Lowe broke the British Ironman record when he finished 3rd overall at Ironman Arizona in the amazing time of eight hours and 11 minutes, largely thanks to a stunning 2:48 marathon... his first run ever over that distance! Martin caught up with Tom and they talked all about his amazing race, Tony delivered yet another brilliant race report and we asked you to name your all time marathon Great!


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Episode 48

Episode 48 - Andi Jones

08/12/2010

Martin speaks to one of the UK's top endurance runners, Andi Jones has competed in the World Half Marathon Champsionships as well as the World Cross Country Championships, this year he was selected to run The Commonwealth Games Marathon and the European Championships Marathon for Great Britain. Tony runs through his race week check list, Tom has a roller coaster run in Geneva and we hear all about the World's fastest marathon running wig!


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Episode 47

Episode 47 - Prof Tim Noakes

01/12/2010

Legendary running Prof Tim Noakes gives a brilliant interview about central governor theory. Tom and Martin talk about coughs and colds.  There's plenty of news from the world of running.  We hear from superstar Tony in his trials and there's a great winner of the week for Movember. 


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Episode 46

Episode 46 - Ben Limo

24/11/2010

Ben Limo takes the lead in our Magic Mile league table, Tony takes on the press-up challenge and Chrissie Wellington takes down the WTC Ironman World Record. Martin's hitting the intervals, Tom's hanging with the kids and we introduce a great new Facebook concept.


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Episode 45

Episode 45 - Tim Cruse-Drew aka 'Gold Fingers'

16/11/2010

Physio to the stars Tim Cruse Drew shares a few of his tips for staying injury free.  Tom and Martin talk hills and doing something different for better 10k performance.  There's plenty of marathon news including the return of the great one from retirement.  Tony sings us through his trials and rate your run has a new home.


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Episode 44

Episode 44 - Desiree Ficker

10/11/2010

Elite American marathon runner and Ironman athlete Desiree Ficker joined us just four days before she took to the start line of this year's New York City Marathon, Tom and Martin both worked on their guns, Tony popped in with some more Trials and we talked all about running!


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Episode 43

Episode 43 - Will Cockerell

03/11/2010

Freelance sports writer, columnist for Athletics Weekly, author of the brilliant book 'The 50 Greatest Marathon Races of All Time' and 2:27 marathon runner Will Cockerell caught up with Martin to talk about his favourite five marathons. Tony did things American style, Tom suffered some rather unfortunate chaffing and Martin got sent to the back of the queue!


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Episode 42

Episode 42 - Ben Davis & Hywel Davies

26/10/2010

On Christmas Day 2008 Ben weighed in at 360 pounds... since then he's lost 120 pounds and become not only a marathon runner but an Ironman finisher, Martin spoke with Ben about his amazing journey over the last two years. Also in 2008, Hywel Davies won the first ever Double Ironman UK, an achievement which required a 52 mile run through a forest & through the night, Tom talked to Hywel about running in the dark. To top all of that... Tony received a phone call from the greatest marathon runner of all time!


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Episode 41

Episode 41 - Dr Mike Stroud

19/10/2010

Seven marathons in seven continents in seven days presents pretty much every challenge that a runner could hope to face, find out all about Mike Stroud's adventure... Friend of the show and amazing author Matt Rogan has just finished his brilliant book 'Britain and the Olympic Games', we spoke to Matt and he offered Marathon Talk listeners a pre-launch offer. We also talked about races from all around the world and caught up with the crazy world of Tony's Trials.


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Episode 40

Episode 40 - Lizzy Hawker

13/10/2010

This year's winner of the UTMB Lizzy Hawker joins us to talk running... long. Tony and Liz check in, Martin's been legging it round Chicago and Tom's back on his feet :)


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Episode 39

Episode 39 - Bruce Fordyce (part two)

06/10/2010

What a show! Bruce Fordyce is back in part two of his interview, Martin and Liz are in Chicago, Tom's happy despite being sick AND not in Kona, Tony's getting a bit OCD and... there's a special 'out take' to make you laugh just after the closing jingle ;) 


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Episode 38

Episode 38 - Bruce Fordyce (part one)

29/09/2010

Known across South Africa as The Comrades King, Bruce Fordyce won the iconic ultra marathon nine times between 1981 and 1990. During this time he also set the world 50 mile road record, won the London to Brighton ultra marathon three times and became world 100km champion, setting the then world record of 6:25 in the process. This week we also catch up with Tony, hear from Liz, answer questions, talk racing and moan about being ill!  


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Episode 37

Episode 37 - Dr Katherine Bond

22/09/2010

As a sport psychology consultant to Team GB Katherine Bond is ideally suited to keeping us on the mental straight and narrow... Martin talked to her in depth about all things running. With Tom ill, Martin injured and Liz ill AND injured it's not a great time for the team right now... Tony flew the flag with a Great North Run... banana style!


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Episode 36

Episode 36 - Carey Pinkowski

15/09/2010

Only three weeks to go until the Bank of America Chicago Marathon so what better time to catch up with Race Director Carey Pinkowski. We reflect on an amazing Marathon Talk Motivation Station, talk training, catch up with Tony and reveal the coolest name in running.


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Episode 35

Episode 35 - Jez Bragg

08/09/2010

Fresh from victory at the North Face UTMB we speak to Jez Bragg and find out exactly what flicks his ultra-distance switch... talking of long runs Tony tells us all about the Bullock Smithy and we discuss recovery strategies for peak training sessions. Liz brings us the latest from her Road to Chicago, we rant we rave, we answer your questions and we Winner of the Week.


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Episode 34

Episode 34 - Catherine Ndereba

01/09/2010

With 21 sub 2:30 marathons, two world championship wins, six big city marathon victories and two Olympic marathon silver medals this week's guest certainly lives up to her nickname of 'Catherine the Great'! Tony and Liz both keep us up to date, Martin's off to Monaco and Tom's off to the Bullock Smithy.


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Episode 33

Episode 33 - Charlie Webster

24/08/2010

As a TV presenter who has stood in front of 350 million viewers and a six time marathon finisher Charlie Webster talked to us all about running and how the media can influence future generations. Tony popped back in with some great fashion advice, Tom scored a personal worst, Martin ranted about fish size and we found out about D-D-D-Doublers! 


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Episode 32

Episode 32 - Chris Thompson (Part 2)

18/08/2010

Chris Thompson tells us all about his amazing silver medal run at the European Athletics Championships earlier this year. Martin's back in the UK, Liz is flying and Tom is loving the vegetarian life.


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Episode 31

Episode 31 - Chris Thompson (part one)

11/08/2010

Only three British runners have ever broken 27:30 for 10,000 metres and Chris Thompson is one of them... in the first of our two part interview we talked to Chris about the early days and dealing with and then overcoming injury. Martin's still in Annecy, Tom's putting his feet up and we talk all about running.


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Episode 30

Episode 030 - Chrissie Wellington

04/08/2010

Last month Chrissie Wellington smashed her own Ironman record at Challenge Roth, running a 2:48 marathon after 'warming up' with a 2.4 mile swim and 112 mile bike... we found out how she did it! We also caught up on the latest news from the world of running, Tom turned veggie and Martin went all Alpine...


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Episode 29

Episode 29 - Charlie Spedding

28/07/2010

With just two years until the opening of the London Olympics we spoke to Britain's last marathon medalist Charlie Spedding and talked to the head of the BBC's Olympic website Mark Coyle. Tony's Trials returned and we launched the Marathon Talk Smackdown.


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Episode 28

Episode 28 - Barefoot Ted

21/07/2010

At the forefront of barefoot running Ted McDonald talks us through the history and evolution of the barefoot movement. We hear from Liz Yelling on her build up to Chicago and recent race in Sunderland. Marathon Talk smashes through 2,000 Facebook fans and approaches 100,000 downloads from 56 countries. Martin promises to get back running and Tom promises to stop training so hard... soon ;)


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Episode 27

Episode 27 - Nick Morgan

14/07/2010

It's been hot hot hot recently so we caught up with Lucozade Sport's Head of Sports Science Nick Morgan to talk about hydrating in the heat. Liz tell's us all about her Chicago prep, Tom gets lost AGAIN and Martin needs to pick up the pace ;)


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Episode 26

Episode 26 - Rich Castro

07/07/2010

We're doing things American style this week... talking to the President of Boulder Running Club Rich Castro, catching up with Liz's plans for the Chicago Marathon and giving out some love to running groups.


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Episode 25

Episode 25 - Liz Yelling

29/06/2010

With the Autumn marathon season fast approaching it's time to kick those bad habits into touch, strap on your training shoes and head out the door. We catch up with Liz Yelling to hear how she's planning her training for the Chicago Marathon in October, we also talk about what you should do... NOW, and announce yet another legendary interviewee...


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Episode 24

Episode 24 - Scott Jurek

23/06/2010

Martin completes his first ultra marathon and Tom turns his hand to sprinting. Scott Jurek as won just about everything there is to win in the world of ultra running, Martin caught up with him to find find out more and keeping it ultra, endurance coach Ian Corless joined us for training talk. 


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Episode 23

Episode 23 - Sammy Wanjiru

15/06/2010

Sammy Wanjiru has run the fastest Olympic marathon, UK based marathon and American marathon of all time... we caught up with him on a recent trip to Bedford. Also on this week's show, Martin is about to go large and Tom get's back in the groove with a half-Ironman.


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Episode 22

Episode 22 - Helen Clitheroe

09/06/2010

As a two-time Olympian, Commonwealth Games medallist and British record holder for the 3,000m steeplechase Helen seemed the perfect person to speak to about running... fast! We also heard about fast sessions, faster OAPs and the correct speed with which to reply to an email!


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Episode 21

Episode 21 - The parkrun special

02/06/2010

In the last five years parkrun has gone from 13 friends running round Bushy Park on a Saturday morning to over 5,000 people running 5k for free every single weekend in over forty events, which in their time have seen 20,000 volunteers get involved... we chatted with a few of the key people behind this running revolution! 


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Episode 20

Episode 20 - Tom's Final Ironman

26/05/2010

Tom returns from Ironman Lanzarote, Martin heads for the hills, Tony's feeling patriotic and you lot tell us all about the Edinburgh Marathon. Our winner of the week digs deep for eight hours and we tell you how you can win a free entry to this year's Nottingham Marathon.


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Episode 19

Episode 19 - Ryan Hall

19/05/2010

In 2007 Ryan Hall became the first American to break 60 minutes for a half marathon and in 2008 set the fastest marathon time ever run by an American born athlete crossing the London Marathon finishing line in 2:06:17. We caught up with him to talk about all things running. Also this week, Tony squeezed out a new PW, Martin took a turn for the worst and Tom made his final training bank deposit. 


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Episode 18

Episode 18 - Stride UK

12/05/2010

Stride UK was set up by Mitch and Elle Phillips to help runners get the most out of themselves through high-tech video gait analysis, Tony's got the blues, Tom's off to Lanza and Martin's running long...


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Episode 17

Episode 17 - Kay Fawcett

05/05/2010

Normal yet extraordinary super-mum Kay Fawcett joins us on the post London Marathon couch, Tony takes a trip to the dentist, Martin's got a super-sore toe and Tom is nearly there!


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Episode 16

Episode 16 - Mara Yamauchi

28/04/2010

Mara Yamauchi joins us for a chat about her 2010 VLM experience, Tony sets a new world record, Tom walks the walk, we hear from some super fast Aussies and no-one throws their pants at Martin!


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Episode 15

Episode 15 - Paula Radcliffe

20/04/2010

Paula Radcliffe joins us for an exclusive interview, Tony regresses to his younger years, we hear about some awesome times in Boston and Brighton Marathon saves the day...


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Episode 14

Episode 14 - Richard Whitehead

13/04/2010

This week we review some superfast spring marathons in Rotterdam and Paris.  Catch up with new world record holder and double legged amputee Richard Whitehead and tell you everything you need to know about your final 24hours on race day.  Hallelujah for Tony's Trials and we teach you how to spit on the run!  


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Episode 13

Episode 13 - Steve Way

06/04/2010

This week we talk to a one time over-weight smoker who now boasts a marathon PB of 2.25... Steve Way.


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Episode 12

Episode 12 - Noel Thatcher

30/03/2010

This week we talk to six time paralympian and all round running legend Noel Thatcher, we answer your questions about the Lausanne Marathon, have a chat about tapering and hear Tony's latest musical endeavour...


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Episode 11

Episode 11 - The Long Run Show with Midgie Thompson

23/03/2010

This week we join you on your long run and bring mental performance coach Midgie Thompson along for the ride. We also have a double helping of Tony's Trials, catch up on some great listeners questions and talk about world records and barefoot running.


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Episode 10

Episode 10 - Sarah Russell

16/03/2010

This week we catch up with the race director of the Tunbridge Wells half marathon, Sarah Russell. Martin helps you to live longer, one of our listeners wins a 250km desert race and Tony's in trouble!


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Episode 9

Episode 9 - Adam Grice

09/03/2010

Live from Lanzarote - Adam Grice was the British Universities 10,000m champion and came top five in the World Mountain Running Championships however eventually lost the battle against a lack of funding and gave up competitive running at the age of 24 to pursue a career in medicine. We answer a few listeners questions, have a bit of a rant and rave, catch up with Tony and his trials and chat about how to approach build up races.


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Episode 8

Episode 8 - Hayley Yelling

02/03/2010

Hayley Yelling tells us all about her recent win in the European Cross Country Championships, Tony provides a detailed description of cramps and we bring you the latest news, views and gossip from the world of running.


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Episode 7

Episode 7 - Dan Robinson

23/02/2010

This week we catch up with Britain's number one marathon runner and double Olympian Dan Robinson and hear from Tony and his trials. We talk about feeling tired during marathon training and when you should take your foot off the gas, we have a bit of a rant, answer questions on carrying nutrition and running off-road and nominate our winner of the week.


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Episode 6

Episode 6 - Alex Vero

17/02/2010

This week we speak with Alex Vero who's documentary 'Running to the Limits' is now available on DVD. Find out the result of round two of 'Spouse Smackdown', catch up on the latest news from the world of running and celebrate Valentine's Day with Tony.


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Episode 5

Episode 5 - Nick Morgan

09/02/2010

This week we hear all about super speedy pensioners, chat to Nick Morgan about marathon nutrition for racing and training, catch up with Tony's Trials and discuss training options for running in fancy dress!


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Episode 4

Episode 4 - Indergaard Physio

02/02/2010

This week we talk to top physio Ove Indergaard, hear from Tony Audenshaw, talk about racing weight and find out how fast YOU can run.


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Episode 3

Episode 3 - The Incredible Shrinking Man

26/01/2010

Naked running with Tony Audenshaw - Loosing fifteen stone with Mike Hare - Running long - Gels - Calculating your marathon pace - Ski holidays - News


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Episode 2

Episode 2 - Tony Audenshaw

19/01/2010

This week we interviewed British soap star and real runner Tony Audenshaw, caught up with the Houston marathon and talked all about running.


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Episode 1

Episode 1 - Liz Yelling

12/01/2010

The first ever episode of Marathon Talk. We've got a great interview with Olympic marathon runner Liz Yelling, interesting news stories, 'training talk' about kicking off your marathon training and some guest audio from a speedy celebrity.


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