Episode 41 - Dr Mike Stroud


Seven marathons in seven continents in seven days presents pretty much every challenge that a runner could hope to face, find out all about Mike Stroud's adventure... Friend of the show and amazing author Matt Rogan has just finished his brilliant book 'Britain and the Olympic Games', we spoke to Matt and he offered Marathon Talk listeners a pre-launch offer. We also talked about races from all around the world and caught up with the crazy world of Tony's Trials.

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Show Notes

Time - Section

00:00 - Intro

- Martin's been... entering Comrades!

- Tom's been... entering Comrades!

- We now have listeners in over 90 countries! Checkout Rottnest Island HERE

- Fancy taking on Martin Ryan in the Singapore Smack Down Challenge... (LINK)

- The Stockport Ten teasers three and four are out now!

07:57 - News

- Charlie Speeding suffering from cancer

- Rate Your Run gets some performance enhancement with an 8.2 thanks to Cardiff HM (read more)

- Baltimore Marathon results (read more)

- Abingdon Marathon results (read more)

- Amsterdam Marathon results (read more)

- Kielder Marathon results (read more)

- Endurancelife Coastal Trail Marathon results (read more)

- Commonwealth Games Marathon (read more)

- World Half Marathon Champs (read more)

- Check out Matt Rogan's brilliant book (HERE) - enter promo code MT26 for £2 discount

20:45 - Matt Rogan

- Britain and the Olympic Games traces the history of Britain’s love affair with the Olympic Games and shows exactly why the Olympic movement was re-born here. It looks at how London 1948 re-kindled the Olympic flame and demonstrated that the Games could drive social change in Britain. London 1948 created the economic model for the Olympic movement for the twentieth century. More importantly, it taught us that sport matters to society. 

37:35 - Tony's Trials

- Everything's gonna be alright!

41:30 - Rant & Rave

- Martin rants about the FWP!

- Tom raves about the challenge...

43:16 - Interview - Dr Mike Stroud

- In 1992, along with Sir Ranulph Fiennes he completed the ever first un-aided walk across Antarctica covering over 1400 miles, in temperatures as low as minus 50 degrees and winds as high as 100 miles per hour. On his return he was awarded an OBE for ‘Human Endeavour & Services to Charity’. As well as competing in the infamous Eco Challenge adventure races and Marathon of the Sands, in 2003, again with Fiennes, he completed seven marathons, in seven days, in seven continents! His many adventures have raised in excess of four million pounds for charity and formed the basis for two great books ‘Shadows of the Wasteland’ and ‘Survival of the Fittest’.

1:31:34 - Winner of the Week

Virginia Pawlyn ran her first marathon in Jersey over the weekend and ran 4:26. That would have been fantastic enough but I know that she won't mind me telling you that she was 70 earlier this summer.  She didn't start running until she was in her 60's so I guess given her training age theres room for improvement yet!!!! I've spent this year beating myself up about being old after turning 40- just shows you that age isn't always a barrier.

1:32:40 - Close

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- Fancy some running in the sun with Martin & Liz? Check out their Lanzarote camp HERE.

- Martin's off to Lanza and Tom's hanging out in Leeds :)

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