Episode 337 - Nicky Spinks


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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Show Notes

00:00 Intro

- Martin's been doing a SUP triathlon and junior parkrun RD.

- Tom's been getting a little stick about Grant Schofield and at his Mum's (Tom's not Grant's).

Check out the super-cool Marathon Talk kit around the World

Link to Facebook album Marathon Talk around the World

Also check out Tom Wake’s interactive world map

- The #runtovote campaign aims to get more people out to vote and to encourage everyone to run, and to use the referendum as motivation for an extra run.

- Facebook Friday asks what single word best describes you as a runner.

26:09 - News

Rate Your Run over on the forum

- Russia out of Rio 2016 | IAAF Announcement | Press Release | From the Guardian | Russian response | Sports Illustrated |  Full WADA Testing update

- Amidst all this BBC Panorama aired a documentary about Seb Coe | BBC Panorama | BBC | Daily Mail | Coe’s response | IAAF

- Genzebe Dibaba’s Coach Arrested | skysports.com

- Has Rob Young stopped? Irunfar

- Western State 100 - streetview! | irunfar

- New buggy world record for the half marathon | Competitor

- 56:15 - Marathon Talk Listener Podium

Taken live from the new podium page

58:32 - Interview Nicky Spinks 

Nicky’s Blog

Nicky on Twitter

Martin's Long Run Home

- Martin’s latest blog and website.

- The Long Run Home tracking and route map

The Facebook group

1:37:30 - Close

- Martin is doing some race commentary at Dorney Lake and not gettign ill!

- Tom is off to Sweden.

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