Episode 161 - Kurt Fearnley (Part one)


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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Show Notes

00:00 INTRO

- Martin's been flooded running, seeing dinosaurs and at the VLM 'Meet the Experts' weekend.

- Tom's been PB'ing and singing Happy Birthday H.

Thanks adidas for the continued support of the show and helping us bring it to you every week for free.

adidas are launching a revolution in running - the adidas Energy Boost on the 13th February in New York City! Watch the teaser video.

- Listener dilemma? Fahd Choudhry asks "I've booked to run the Edinburgh Marathon and my friends just announced their wedding on the same day. Should I go to the wedding or run?"

- Fancy a luxury running retreat in the French Alps in the summer 2013? Martin is holding a trail running camp in June (1st - 7th, details here) and Liz Yelling is hosting her annual running retreat (suitable for all runners) in Sept (7th - 13th, details here)  

Both camps are hosted in an amazing luxury chalet with a swimming pool, mountain views over Lake Annecy and all food, coaching and transfers provided.  Watch last years camp video.

- JANTASTIC - the first four weeks are complete!


- 4,161 participants
- 54,765 runs logged so far!
- 1624 runners scored 100% for all of Jantastic so far!
- 2367 runners scored more than 80%
- 3379 runners ‘completed’ the first 4 weeks.

Congratulations to the winners of our first four weeks.  These winners were drawn at random using guru Greg's 'randomometer' from everyone who 'completed' the first 4 weeks of Jantastic.

The winners of a fabulous adidias high viz running jacket are:

Robert Mann, Catriona Probert, Tim Bateson, Ben Shillitoe, Wayne Donovan, Matt Mccormack, James Shipton and Paul Inskip.

- We're all now rolling on into Febulous.  Remember to add your target for how many times a week you'll run in February and the distance of your longest weekly runs HERE. 

17:40 NEWS

- Rate Your Run

- DMAA, Claire Squires and sports supplements. (BBC)

- Yuki does it again! Real racing as it should be. (Japan Running News)

- Watch the face of Yuki over the final few kms. 

- Marathon Talk listener podium


Week 6 of 15 of our Marathon Training countdown. This week we tackle The Long Run.

- what's it all about

- what types of long run to try for novice and experienced marathoners

- how fast to run your long runs


Tony takes down Team Twitter.


Kurt Fearnley won gold at Paralympic T54 wheelchair marathon in Athens and Beijing and bronze in the marathon in the Paralympic Games London 2012.

NOTE - Listen to Kurts Australia Day address on ABC Radio National Special Broadcast.

Follow Kurt on Twitter
Read Kurts webpage

1:30:33 RANT

Viv Fraser rants about non runners who say I told you so.

1:31:28 CLOSE

- Please spread the word about Marathon Talk, get stuck into the website and generally be amazing people every day.

- Where are you running?  The Launchpad.

1:33:00 END

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