Episode 479 - Melissa Courtney


Thank you to our friends at Soar Running for supporting the show this week. We speak to recent European Indoor 3000m bronze medalist Melissa Courtney, listen up if you want to qualify for Tokyo 2020, it was the British World Cross country trials this past weekend in Loughborough. Farah and Purdue win the Big Half in London. Tony’s here with an injured trials, Tim Soar talks about improving your running kit, you rate your run, look simply belting in your kit around the world, and stand proudly on the podium.

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Show Notes

This week's show is sponsored by Soar

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 online using code: Maratalkspring20


We talk how to improve your running kit with Tim Soar - founder of Soar Running link to thread


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  • Mo Farah wins the Big Half in London.
  • New Olympic Games qualification standards cause controversy.
  • Yuki runs 2:09 | IAAF
  • Adam Hickey wins British XC trails mens | AW Jenny Nisbett wins womens | AW

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Interview - European indoor 3000m bronze medalist Melissa Courtney


  • Martin will be taking a group of MP’s for a run and VMLM FB Live this Fri at 6pm
  • Tom will be lifting and going much longer.

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