Episode 499 - Sara Owczarczak-Garstecka.


On this week’s show, wow, it’s Episode 499, next week we hit the magical 500! It’s countdown to Tokyo 2020 with 1 year to go, Mo lines up the GNR again, Luke Traynor tests positive, Tom speaks to Sara Garstecka about dogs, running, and dog bites, you send some splendid pics around world, rate you run, and perch on the podium.

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WIN an amazing weekend at the Eden Project Marathon with Five Talents!

Enter the Five Talents competition to WIN: (T&C's apply - namely to fundraise for Five Talents!)

  • An entry into the Eden Project Marathon or Half weekend of 11-13th October 2019.
  • A private guided tour of Eden Project biomes with Eden Project CEO.
  • Two nights accommodation at the Eden Project.
  • Talks with Kenyan runner Benard Rotich and coach Martin Yelling
  • An ugali and pasta party!



  • 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

Interview - Sara Owczarczak-Garstecka. 

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  • Tom will be looking after his Dad.
  • Martin will be race planning!

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