Episode 493 - Mark Gainey (co-founder of Strava)


On this week’s show Martin speak to the co-founder of Strava Mark Gainey about segments, set up, the Rim to Rim and the future. We remember American track star Gabriele Grunewald, young Brit track stars re-write the record books, Kara Goucher runs Leadville, Kenyan marathoner banned for rat poison and there's a marathon in a prison. We talk summer speed work to sharpen you up, you rate your run, talk about what keeps you going, wear your MT kit at Comrades and stand on the MT podium.

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Show Notes


  • Martin's feeling under trained and celebrating Ruby's 10th birthday.
  • Holly's racing 10k on the roads.

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Good Gym Poole


The launch run is happening on 25th June from Devenna's Cafe where we'll be running to help out The Lewis Manning Hospice by painting garden furniture for the residents to enjoy.

The Running Charity job for Steven.

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Kit Around the World

Facebook Friday

You’re just past half way, and you’re broken, what keeps you going? link to thread


  • Listener Podium
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Training Talk

Martin and Holly discuss top faster sessions to try in the sunshine.

Tony's Trials

Interview - Martin speaks to the co-founder of Strava Mark Gainey.

Mark on Strava


  • Martin will be camping!
  • Holly will be racing a trail marathon

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