Episode 401 - parkrun Germany


Mo and Mary win at the GNR, there’s a new road 10k women’s WR. Kipchoge is ramping up for Berlin. Training Talk with Liz Yelling takes us through some tough marathon sessions. Tim Soar from Soar Running tells us about short shorts. Tom’s been in Germany with parkrun and PSH says thanks to you for looking after parkrun. Plus, you guys rock you Kit Around the World, Rate Your Runs, and stand atop the podium.

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Show Notes


  • Martin's been listening to Ben Smith, Elise Downing and Calum Hudson.
  • Tom's been touring parkrun Germany

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Rate Your Run supported by TRIBE

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Training Talk - Sponsored by Soar Running with Tim Soar and Liz Yelling.

SOAR is a London based company born out of a desire for beautiful performance running wear. Their mission is simple – to seek unparalleled performance through the use of cutting-edge fabrics and innovative design, and to cherish the beauty of running in everything they do. We speak to founder Tim Soar about the brand and 'short shorts!'

** Enter the Soar Marathon Talk competition to be in with a chance of winning a cool Soar performance running jacket. 

Two-time Olympic marathon runner Liz Yelling on belting marathon sessions to make a breakthrough.

Interview. Tom spent the week in Germany with parkrun.

  • parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt and parkrun's James Kemp join Tom in discussing the trip.


  • Tom will be parkrunning with Brian and Rosie
  • Martin will be running Bushy parkrun and meeting the Marathon Talk Five Talents Kericho marathon team.

* One male and one female winner will be picked at random by SOAR, winning a jacket from their current range. Entries must be made by midnight on Weds 20th September.

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