Episode 403 - Rowan Ardill


The Berlin Marathon was a fascinating race with Eluid Kipchoge coming out on top, but not in the way we expected. We look back at some of the stories from the German capital. When should race medics step in? Earlier than in Warsaw we say. How can we better represent East African athletes, Michael Crawley explores. Tom speaks to Rowan Ardill. Training Talk with Liz Yelling looks at holding it together when the weather fairies play games.

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Show Notes


  • Martin's been river SUPing, MTBing and fishing in Wales.
  • Tom's been loving the Breaking2 documentary but hardly running.

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Training Talk with Liz Yelling

Holding it together when the race day weather fairies play games.

Interview - Rowan Ardill

Rowan on Twitter.


  • Martin will be prepping for BMF and the Marathon Talk trip to Kenya.
  • Tom will be flying to the USA to recce some USA parkrun routes.

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