Episode 279 - Jim Barahal


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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Show Notes

00:00 - Intro

- Martin's been 10mile tempo running, digging and away with his wife.

- Tom's been missing out on being taken down by Mrs Williams.

- Marathon Talk kit around the world - Link to Facebook album Marathon Talk around the World

- Also check out Tom Wake’s World map of the album - http://tomwake.co.uk/marathontalk/

- Thanks Xempo Running for supporting the show

- The City of London Mile Competition

          - Enter the race, for free, via their official website

          - Listen to this weeks show for the question and then enter the competition for a night in the Tower Hotel viatheir "contact us" form


A night (before the race) in the Amba Hotels Tower Hotel right by Tower Bridge on the Thames in London for 2 people (sharing a double or twin room) including breakfast. Plus, VIP event access and VIP goody bag!

Ts & Cs 

- You must enter the race at www.cityoflondonmile.co.uk for the 2015 event.

- You must submit your answer via the race website enquiry form before the closing date of midnight Friday the 22nd of May 2015.

- The prize has no cash value and is non-transferable.

- One night accommodation and breakfast for 2 people (sharing a double or twin room) for the night before the race (June 13th).

- Winner drawn at random from all correct answers.

- Winner notified by run-fast the week beginning Monday the 25th of May 2015.

- Facebook Friday - check out your top race bling - LINK TO POST 

15:30 - News

- Rate Your Run over on the forum.  Tto share your weekend run experience and let us know how it went pop along to www.marathontalk.com, register as a part of our community, sign in click ‘rate your run; on the menu dropdown and post your rating! | Link

- Great Manchester 10k | Athletics Weekly

- Haile retires | Global Sports Press Release | BBC Picture gallery | BBC Video

     - | Sporting Greats 25min video from Sochi 2014

     - | 2000 Olympic 10,000m final versus Paul Tergat - epic sprint finish | Watch

     - | 1992 World Junior 10,000m gets punched in the back of the head by ‘Matchuka’ | Watch

     - | Endurance - a film about Haile 1999.

- Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon | Run for All

- Kate Avery to do World Championships? | Chronicle LIve - Newcastle

- Night of the 10,000m PB's is this Saturday at Parliament Hill Fields Track, North London.

     - The live stream will begin about 4pm, with championship races due off at about 8pm. | Live streaming.

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38:30 - The Jabra Podium

- Thanks to Jabra for supporting the show and giving a pair of Jabra Sport Pluse headphones every single week to a podium finisher drawn at random.

- To get on the podium you need to make sure your marathon is on our events pages (put it on there if it isn't) and then upload your finish time by Monday night UK time.

41:30 - Tony's Trials

49:30 - Training Talk - A few ways to refocus after a marathon and get back on track.

59:30 - Interview - Jim Barahal - The Hapalua

- Hapalua race | website

1:34:30 - Close

- Martin will be Bedford parkrunning and showering with Poole Runners after the Upton Summer Series.

- Tom will be in Birmingham for the annual parkrun Ambassador conference Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

- The Listener Launch Pad is taken from our events pages


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