Episode 389 - Peter Thompson


This week we talk song lyrics and Aftershokz give away a pair of snappy bone conducting headphones, Stryd offer you the chance to win a power meter, Yuki and his brother zip up their suits, Jake Wightman proper legs it, the Skid Row film about a group of homeless people in LA tackling a marathon looks great. We talk to the phenomenal Peter Thompson about his 44 marathons in 44 days in 44 different European countries. You Rate Your Runs, flash your Kit Around the World, and stand atop the Listener Podium. Oh, and you’ve got the chance to run a marathon in Kenya with Martin and Five Talents.

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Show Notes

00:00 - Intro.

  • Martin's been at the beach, junior parkrun RD and forgetting parkrun was cancelled.
  • Tom's been dancing at the the parkrun annual ambassador conference.

Come and run the very first Kericho Impact Marathon with Martin and Five Talents.

This exciting trip to run a marathon was originally in Tanzania and has now been relocated to Kenya. As a result the Kericho Impact Marathon with Five Talents now has some further availability after booking filled very fast earlier in the year. Grab your chance to join 30 other Marathon Talk runners, raise some money for a fabulous charity and experience running with a difference in Kericho in Kenya!

Kericho is in western Kenya, not too far from Iten, home of Kenyan elite marathon-running. It's a beautiful tea-growing region at over 2,000m altitude, with perfect temperatures and terrain for running. With cheaper and direct flights, plus the opportunity to run with the legendary Kalenjin, the inaugural Kericho Impact Marathon will be an opportunity to participate in a truly unique Kenyan running experience.

For more details visit Five Talents. But be quick!

A big thank you to those listeners who have popped along to Patreon and pledged their support for the show. If you like what we do and would like to support the show and become a patron then please check out this episode’s show notes for the link to our Patreon page.

Thank you to Aftershokz, makers of England Athletics approved, bone conducting headphones, for supporting the show. This week they’re giving away a pair of Trekz Titanium Headphones in Facebook Friday. Congratulations Peter Wright.

Run the Strava Mile |  #MyMile

Run your fastest mile in June. Join the Marathon Talk Strava Club, use #MyMile in your activity and you could win some fancy Strava kit.

Rate Your Run | This week's 'Rate your Run' is sponsored by Stryd, the world’s first revolutionary power meter for runners.

With Stryd, you can now measure your running power, pinpoint your performance bottleneck, and get personalized strength training plans to improve your form and efficiency to run faster.

COMPETITION! Stryd are giving away a power meter worth £200. Anyone that rates their run this week (From show release to midnight Tuesday 27th June using #rateyourrun) will automatically be entered into a competition to win. One winner will be picked at random by Stryd. Listeners can also grab a 15% discount off Stryd power meters by using the code marathontalk15 at stryd.co.uk. 


  • Jake Wightman wins Bislett Games mile (or 1500m) | LetsRun | Athletics Weekly
  • Women’s long jump: this event will forever be known as the event where Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor lost her wig on a jump. Watch.
  • Special letter for Jonny | Guardian.
  • We really like this film about a marathon project in LA | Skid Row
  • Yuki and his brother zip it up | Japan Running News

Listener Podium | Link to the Podium

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.

Interview | Peter Thompson. We speak to the brilliant Peter about running 44 marathons in 44 consecutive days in 44 different countries.

Website - Marathons for the MindFollow on Twitter - https://twitter.com/peter26point2


  • Martin will be running his Strava mile.
  • Tom will be running 11 parkruns on the bounce!

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