Episode 305 - Lotty Bradford


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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Show Notes

00:00 - Intro

- Tom's been bog snorkling in Harrogate and running 2k 2k 1k in preparation for his sub-19

- Martin's been volunteering at a very wet Moors Valley inaugural parkrun and celebrating his wife's Honorary Doctorate from BU. | Watch her speech at 15mins

- Marathon Talk kit all around the world | Facebook | interactive map

- The Xempo Marathon Talk kit available via [email protected]

     - Xempo on Facebook

- Facebook Friday talked what not to shout to a runner at the end of a marathon | link to the actual post

- Call for help: parkrun USA | Link to news article on parkrun.com

16:43 - News

- Rate Your Run over on our forum

- The biggest doping scandal in athletics history

- Timeline from the Daily Mail

- Lamine Diack arrested | BBC

- The issues | BBC Summary

- The full WADA IC report on doping can be found HERE

- IAAF Statement | IAAF

- Seven Key points from Ben Bloom at the Telegraph | Telegraph

- The Guardian explore the issues | Guardian

- Radio 5 live programme

- Seb Coe response | BBC

- Great interview with Channel 4 News and Jon Snow HERE.

- Guardian's Sean Ingle viewpoint on Coe | Guardian

- Sport at a cross-roads | Owen Gibson from the Guardian.

- This really is very good from Steve Magness | Science of Running

- And this from Tom Fordyce | BBC

- And this from Stephen Wright at the Mail Online | Mail Online

In better news: Gary Keown in Herald Scotland writes:

- To love marathon running, there has to be something you seriously dislike about yourself. | Herald Scotland.

1:05:11 - Jabra Podium

- Thanks to Jabra for supporting the show and giving away a pair of Jabra Sport Pulse 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

1:08:25 - Tony's Trials

1:10:21- Interview - Lotty Bradford. 

In 2008, aged 28, Lotty Bradford suffered a stroke.  Her story back to fitness is amazing.

Lotty on Twitter

1:47:59 - Close

- Martin will be spending a day in silence and delivering a running workshop for Triathlon England (at the AGM) on winter training for triathlon.

- Tom will be doing his final week of training before going for sub 19 and ppeaking at a conference in Salford on Thursday (Haelo Hosts)


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