Episode 487 - Charlotte Purdue


On this week’s show we’re joined by the the 3rd fastest female British marathoner in history after her recent 2hr25min in London, Charlotte Purdue. Eliud Kipchoge announces another crack at going sub 2 hours the marathon. Caster Semenya has her CAS appeal rejected, there’s a new 50-mile world best, Training Talk is supported by Thriva and looks at that tricky period after a marathon, Tony’s here with his trials, you rate your run, look amazing in your MT kit around the world and share your most dramatic finish line moments.

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Show Notes


  • Martin's been running the Southampton Half Marathon.
  • Tom's been DNF'ing long runs.

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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

Training Talk


This week’s Training Talk is sponsored by Thriva. We look at that tricky period post marathon.

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Interview - Charlotte Purdue

Charlotte on Twitter


  • Tom will be at a Nicky Spinks function in Halifax and running hills
  • Martin is looking for some tech support for Stormbreak and putting in some miles (but what for?)

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