Episode 430 - Callum Hawkins


This week Martin is joined in the studio by co-host Holly Rush. World marathon 4th placer and Rio Olympian top 10er Callum Hawkins joins us ahead of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Yuki is in winning form, so is Steve Way, and Gwen J. Edinburgh XC is back on, just not in Edinburgh, Soar Running sponsor Training Talk with a great offer plus you guys Rate Your Run, stand atop the Podium and climb aboard the Launch Pad.

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Show Notes


  • Martin's been 18:15 park running and riding his MTB
  • Holly's been final prepping for Manchester Marathon and Nepal.

Skid Row Marathon comes to cinema's across the UK for a special screening on May 9th. We're hugely excited!

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Interview - Callum Hawkins shares his Commonwealth Games aspirations.

Training Talk with Mario Fraioli (sponsored by Soar Running)

This week’s Training Talk is sponsored by Soar Running. 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.

Find out more at www.soarrunning.com and get 20% off all shorts, t-shirts, vests and capris using code Maratalkspring20.

This week we are also launching a fab SOAR competition.  You can win £250 of SOAR kit by entering your details at www.soarrunning.com/marathontalk.  There’ll be a prize for a man and a woman and the closing date is London Marathon day.


  • Martin is getting ready for London Marathon Facebook LIVE events.
  • Holly is running Manchester Marathon and packing for Nepal.

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