Episode 177 - Matt Briggs


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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Show Notes

00:00 - Intro

- Tom's been racking up 60 miles and 'comeback' PB'ing

- Martin's been behind the scenes Edinburgh Marathon Festival

- adidas Thunder Run 2013 MT24 team winners! Find out who will be joining Tom, Martin, Tony, (but not rebel guru Greg) at TR24

- Brilliant, or not?  Pictures of Ryan Hall at the start of Bay to Breakers (LetsRun)

- The National Lottery Anniversary Run – Enter the ballot

 15:30 - News

 - Tell as about your runs, Rate Your Run HERE.

- The Edinburgh Marathon Festival (Scotsman) (BBC)

- ‘Running with the Kenyans’ by Adharanand Finn Watch

25:05 - Andi Jones post Edinburgh Marathon Festival

- Mo Farah wins Bupa London 10,000 with ease

- Run247 Bupa London 10,000 videos

- Next race not so easy for Mo...  the Pre Classic is a Bekele/Farah smackdown

- New world record (but not the win) for the Ethiopian Emperor (GreatRun)

45:05 - Comrades 2013 is this weekend, listen to the start line audio from our 2011 Comrades experience or download the mp3, both via this link

- Who is podium topping this week?

- See the Marathon Talk annual rankings here

51:25 - Tony’s Trials

There’s an ‘uncomfortable' Tony's Trials from the great Manchester Run

59:50 - Interview - Slimming World Greatest Loser Matt Briggs

- Matt’s Just Giving page - here

- Vote for Matt to win the ukactive Future of Flame Award - here

1:38:40 - Rave of the Week

This week we’re raving about the super long double Grand Union Canal running Mimi Anderson

1:39:40 - Close

- Martin’s off to the Alps

- Tom’s kicking back (again)

- Listener launch pad, where are you running?

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