Episode 501 - Renee McGregor


We announce the winners of our special Episode 500 runr kit bundle, do a special extra-long shout-out for your Kit Around the World, you Rate Your Run, Holly speaks to leading sports dietician Renee McGregor, Brett Larner shares a few thoughts on the Tokyo Olympic marathon route, distance running legend Kenenisa Bekele offers advice to his younger self, and a 14-year-old runs a 76-minute half marathon.

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Show Notes


  • Martin's been 7 mile royal flush running (well, not quite!)
  • Holly's been stressed out moving house and not running *but not feeling guilty about it.

Congratulations Peter Wright and Fiona English for winning our Episode 501 runr bundle competition.

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Kit Around the World

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Rate Your Run

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  • Jeannie Rice does it again | RunnersWorld
  • Kenenisa Bekele to his younger self | IAAF
  • Brett Larner issues a marathon warning for the Tokyo Olympic Marathon. | Japan Running News

Interview - Renee McGregor | Renee's website.

Renee is a leading Sports and Eating disorder specialist dietitian with 20 years experience working in clinical and performance nutrition.

Tony's Trials


  • Martin is off camping
  • Holly is off to the first ever Frome parkrun.

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