Episode 571 - Brian Flaspohler


On this week’s show Martin hosts with Holly. Martin is joined across the pond by Brian Flaspohler to talk St Louis Marathon, you run by choice, there's no National 2021, there's no XC in the Olympics, the Olympic Marathon route is confirmed. Plus you guys Rate Your Run and flash your Kit Around the World.

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Show Notes


  • Martin's been sniffling, not running much, recording Running in the Mid Pack Audio Book!
  • Holly's been getting a new running partner! Say hi to Lemmy.

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Interview - Brian Flaspohler shares the story of the 1906 Olympic Marathon in St Louis, USA.


  • Holly will be heading to Wales (hopefully!).
  • Martin will be running again (hopefully!), planning Christmas (hopefully!)

Thank you to Brian Flaspohler for this week’s interview and our fabulous production team for putting the show together.

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