Episode 515 - Hope Virgo


SOAR sponsor this week’s show, Martin speaks to mental health campaigner and runner Hope Virgo, Kara Goucher pops her ultra cherry at the North Face 50, Anna McDuff runs 100 marathons barefoot in just 5 months, Jim Walmsley wins the World Mountain Champs and GB take home 4 medals in Argentina, Run Camp 2020 is about to sell out, plus you guys rock your Kit Around the World and Rate Your Runs.

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Show Notes

Thanks SOAR Running! 

This month the show is sponsored by Soar Running. SOAR is a brand born from an admiration for real runners.  You’re in the parks, on the towpaths, and up on the heath. Jogging, running, fartlekking, sprinting, training. Working hard, day-in, day-out to discover where your true potential lies. Soar admire your dedication, and share your quiet passion. Since day one, their ambition has been simple: to create running kit that allows you to fulfil your athletic potential.

You can check out SOAR’s range of PB chasing apparel, from impossibly lightweight race kit, to ground- breaking wet and cold weather gear, at www.soarrunning.com.

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  • Martin's been 10mile running.
  • Holly's been climbing Pen Y Fan

Thanks to all the Marathon Talk Patreons!

It's time for Run Camp 2020!

Be quick...to book your place check out our Marathon Talk Run Camp 2020 booking page. 


  • To Rate Your Run, head to Twitter, tell us about a recent run, give it a mark out of ten, tag @marathontalk, and use the #RateYourRun.
  • Jim Walmsley wins WMC & GB take home 4 medals | Running Magazine
  • Anna McDuff runs 100miles barefoot! | Daily Mail
  • Kara Goucher debuts an ultra | Running Magazine
  • Nick Butter runs all over the world. | Sportsman

Interview - Mental Health campaigner and runner Hope Virgo shares her story. 

Hope's website and book Stand Tall Little Girl

Dump The Scales Campaign.


  • Martin will be doing stormbreak stuff and rinsing the running.
  • Holly will be taking it easy as she gets back into things,

Thank you to this weeks sponsor Soar Running, our interview Hope Virgo and the production team for bringing you another Marathon Talk.

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