Episode 505 - Julian Spence


On this weeks show Martin's been running the Great North Run, Tony’s been bonking, at the Great North Run Mo took a 6th PB win whilst the women’s saw a new fastest ever half marathon (kind of), Bekele looks to Berlin, but Griffiths is out of Doha World Champs marathon. But Australian marathoner Julian Spence is in and we speak to him. You rate your run and share your kit around the world. 

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  • Martin's been running the Great North Run!
  • Tony's been buying a second hand car and bonking.
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  • Great North Run | BBC | Athletics Weekly
  • Farah in awe of Kipchoge | Athletics Weekly
  • Bekele to run Berlin | IAAF
  • Dewi Griffiths out of worlds | BBC

Interview - Martin speaks to Australian 2:14 marathoner Julian Spence as he prepares for the IAAF World Marathon Champs in Doha.

Julian on Twitter

Tony's Trials.

In true blues style Tony sings about nip sting!


  • Tony will not be filming for Halloween and running with mates.
  • Martin will hopefully be at the beach!

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