Episode 539 - Lily Partridge and Ben Connor


On this week’s show, Holly catches up with GB elite distance runners Lily Partridge and Ben Connor about life in lockdown, there’s a further suspension of UK athletics competitions, there is a new 5k WR I(kinda), Garmin sheds some light into how Europeans are exercising during the Covid-19 pandemic, Tony's got trials, plus you guys Rate Your Runs and rock your Kit Around the House.

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Kit Around the House

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    • Give it a mark out of 10
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  • Patterns in active data from Garmin
  • New 5k World Record (well, not quite) Fast Running.
  • Further suspension term to UK Athletics competition. Athletics Weekly.

Interview - Lily Partridge and Ben Connor.

Holly speaks to GB international distance runners about their lock down life.


  • Martin will be running early, staying home, working hard!
  • Holly will be virtual 5k running!

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