Episode 388 - Tobias Mews


On this week’s show Yuki shares his Tokyo 2020 thoughts, London Good for Age is open, there’s a new Olympic event in Athletics, Dr Jeff is in trouble, we speak to author and adventurer Tobias Mews. You share your top running tunes, Aftershokz give away some headphones to listen to them with, Strava are after your fastest mile and ARUK want you to cover 100k or more this summer. You Rate Your Runs, flash your Kit Around the World, and stand atop the Listener Podium.

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Show Notes

00:00 - Intro.

  • Martin's been 18.19 parkrunning and to the theatre
  • Tom's been to Fountains Abbey, swimming and watching The Incredibles.

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Sponsor Competition.

Thank you to Aftershokz, makers of England Athletics approved, bone conducting headphones, for supporting the show this week.

Congratulations Kathryn Quinton who won a pair of Trekz Titanium Headphones in Facebook Friday.

Strava Mile | #MyMile

The Strava Mile is about bringing all kinds of runners together to celebrate a big, bold effort and smash a few (million) PRs, and Strava want you in. It’s free. It’s simple. It’s for anyone with the guts to try.

Join the Marathon Talk Strava Club, run your Strava Mile, use #MyMile in your activity title and you can also win some Strava kit! We’ll pick one club member at random at the end of June who completes a Strava Mile.


Rate Your Run | All you’ll have to do to rate your run is use #rateyourrun on social media and you’ll feature on our Rate Your Run social wall, we’ll choose our favourites to read out on the show.

Alzheimer's Research Running Down Dementia - have you signed up yet?

The ARUK campaign to ‘run 100k (or more) in 100 days has started and we'd like to encourage you to get involved.

Sign up at http://www.runningdowndementia.org

Listener Podium. Link to the Podium

To get on the podium 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.

Training Talk - Let's nail 10k.

Our thoughts on what you need to do to take your 10k to the next level.

Interview - Tobias Mews

Website. Follow on Twitter. Check out the book “GO”.


  • Martin will be at the beach.
  • Tom will be at the parkrun conference.

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