Episode 583 - Celebrating Ron Hill


Thanks to TRIBE nutrition for supporting this week’s show. We remember legendary marathoner and running icon Dr Ron Hill, and revisit his 2011 interview with Tom. John Kelly recaptures his Pennine Way FKT, there's some crazy-fast 800m times at Ostrava, and a tragedy in China. As parkrun COO, Tom also shares his thoughts on parkrun's return. Plus Exhale coffee support Training Talk as we bring you three sessions to knock out before parkrun resumes.

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Show Notes


  • Martin's been deck-laying
  • Holly's been van-swapping


Throughout May, the show is sponsored by TRIBE, the UK’s leading all-natural, vegan, performance-nutrition brand, providing a range of over 20 natural protein and energy products to fuel active lifestyles.

Find out more at www.wearetribe.co where you’ll find their latest plant-based breakfast range, Active Oats, as well as their delicious protein shakes, protein bars and nut-filled energy balls.

You can try a pack of six products, customised to your liking, by heading to wearetribe.co/marathontalkoffer  and using the code: TRIBEMARATHONTALK2


Training Talk with Exhale Coffee

Throughout May, Training Talk is sponsored by Exhale Coffee Roasters. A UK first, Exhale’s speciality coffee is crafted for health by their expert-led team.

Their unique process, involving nine independent laboratory tests, is designed to lock in the coffee’s natural goodness, and to produce a coffee that’s high in antioxidants and polyphenols, and free from contaminants such as mycotoxins and pesticides.

The Times newspaper even included it as a ‘Top 10 Health Trend for 2021’.

Marathon Talk listeners can get an exclusive 40% off their first bag in a subscription, plus free delivery, making the first bag just £4.77 delivered! Subscriptions are fully flexible and cancellable at the click of a button.  Use code TALK40 at www.exhalecoffee.com

We’re also launching a fantastic Exhale Coffee competition for MT listeners. Head over to our social channels to find out more.

Three sessions to nail your comeback parkrun ...

  • 5 x 1km with 2 minutes recovery
  • 2 x 3km with 6 minutes recovery
  • 2 x (5 x 500m) with 2 minutes between reps and 5 minutes between sets

Interview - Ron Hill


  • Holly will be camping in Pembrokeshire
  • Martin will be second-jabbing

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