Episode 446 - Hideo Takano


On this week’s show the leader of the notoriously tough HardRock 100 trail race in the US was DQ’d mid race, we’re joined by friend of the show and experienced ultra trail runner Hideo Takano to talk about his HardRock run, track was fast in Monaco and odd in London, and a 50 year old Australian record gets broken. Founder of Soar Running, Tim Soar join us to share how you could get involved with the brand, Tony’s got an awesome trials, plus you guys Rate Your Runs, flash your Kit Around the World, climb aboard the Launch Pad, and stand atop the Podium.

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Show Notes


  • Tom's been running a little quicker
  • Martin's been falling over, talking in Wolverhampton and running faster in Poole.

Soar Running (Sponsored)

We speak to the founder of Soar Running, Tim Soar about his brand crowdfunding campaign and your chance to be a part of it.

SOAR creates beautiful performance running wear, with cutting-edge fabrics and innovative design. Its direct-to-consumer sales have grown 94% year-on-year, and each garment’s blend of performance and style has led some to describe SOAR as the ‘Rapha of running’. SOAR has launched a crowdfunding campaign to seek investment to scale. To find out more visit www.crowdcube.com/soarrunning.


Rate Your Run

  • Share your runs on social media, giving them a rating out of 10
  • Post to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, using #rateyourrun
  • Your posts will appear on our Rate Your Run social wall
  • What’s that about?! Race leader in the womens 3000m at the Anniversary Games stops with 200m to go! Watch.
  • Monaco Diamond League - new womens SC record. | LetsRun
  • Breaking a 50 year Australian record! LetsRun
  • HardRock 100 leader DQ’d. The background the the DQ is detailed in the Durango Herald. The best coverage of the race is at IRunFar

Listener Podium

  • Each week we celebrate your marathon results on The Listener Podium
  • To add your result, and maybe get mentioned on the show, you need to do the following:
    • Login to this website
    • Search our event listings for your marathon (if it's not there you can add it)
    • Add your marathon result
    • Bask in the golden-glow of glory

Tony's Trials

Interview - Hideo Takano

Martin will be;

  • Running the Eiger Trail in Switzerland.

Tom will be

  • Off on a bit of an adventure (Shhhh).


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