Marathon Talk

Marathon Talk

United Kingdom

Marathon Talk - all about running and hosted by Martin Yelling and Tom Williams.


Episode 394 - Ed Kerry  

The British Para-athletics team win 39 medals, Ed Warner calls for equal funding, Eilidh Doyle’s voted in as Team GB captain for the upcoming world championships, and Paris announce an Olympic medal that’s made for sharing. Martin speak's to ultra-runner & coach Ed Kerry, and Tom’s been taken down by the kids.

Episode 393 - Nick Symmonds (Part Two)  

On this week’s show we’re joined by Nick Symmonds again for Part Two of his interview and Phil Cook talks about the Night of Endurance. There’s an update from the Para Athletic World champs in London, a laughable doping excuse, Killian runs 85miles with a busted shoulder and still wins, Farah announces final track race in the UK, and always finish your run (even after a spot of lifesaving). Plus,you guys rock your Marathon Talk kit all around the world, stand atop the Podium, climb aboard the Launch Pad and Rate Your Runs.

Episode 392 - Nick Symmonds (Part One)  

News from the Anniversary Games, the Fancy Bears are at it again, British Athletics announce their team for the World Championships, Eliud Kipchoge targets the marathon world record in Berlin, and Japan Running News turn ten years old! Plus, I’m in Austria, Tom speaks to double Olympian and six-time US 800m champion Nick Symmonds

Episode 391 - Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson (Part Two)  

On this week’s show we chat about the British Athletics Championships, Mo Farah, and reflect on Nike’s Breaking2 project. Yuki runs the Gold Coast Marathon, and Preston want a Ben Ashworth way. Plus you guys Rate Your Run, stand atop the Podium, and rock your kit all around the world and we’ve got the second part of our Brave Athlete interview with Prof Simon Marshall and 3 time-world champion xterra triathlete Lesley Paterson.

Episode 390 - Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson.  

On this week’s show Mo’s staying with Al Sal, Nick Symmonds is running the Honolulu Marathon, Kilian Jornet shares his thoughts, there’s an opportunity to run with Martin in Kenya, we announce the winners of last week’s Stryd power meter competition, Aftershokz sponsor Facebook Friday, Training Talk helps you run faster for free, plus Martin speaks to Prof Simon Marshall and 3 time-world champion xterra triathlete Lesley Paterson about how to be a brave athlete.

Episode 389 - Peter Thompson  

We talk song lyrics and Aftershokz give away a pair of headphones, Stryd offer you the chance to win a power meter, Yuki and his brother zip up their suits, Jake Wightman proper legs it, the Skid Row film looks great. We talk to the phenomenal Peter Thompson about his 44 marathons in 44 days in 44 different European countries. Oh, and you’ve got the chance to run a marathon in Kenya with Martin and Five Talents.

Episode 388 - Tobias Mews  

On this week’s show Yuki shares his Tokyo 2020 thoughts. London Good for Age is open, there’s a new Olympic event in Athletics, Dr Jeff is in trouble, we speak to author and adventurer Tobias Mews. You share your top running tunes, Aftershokz give away some headphones to listen to them with, Strava are after your fastest mile and ARUK want you to cover 100k or more this summer. 

Episode 387 - Steve Way  

Steve Way checks-in following his phenomenal Comrades debut, Aftershokz ask for your favourite tunes, Strava test you over a mile, and Alex Yee crashes in Italy. Facebook Friday celebrates the short short, Tom's back from his staycation, plus you guys Rate Your Run, flash your Kit Around the World, and stand atop the Listener Podium.

Episode 386 - Elisabet Barnes  

Mo wins at the Pre Classic, Butchart & Pavey win in London, the Nike Oregon Project's issues continue, and Martin speak to MdS Champ Elisabet Barnes. We also update you on ARUK's Running Down Dementia project, plus you guys Rate Your Run and rock your kit all around the World.

Episode 385 - Kate Driskell  

Potter and Vernon win in Highgate, Kipsang and Kipchoge pull out of the World Marathon Champs in London, reigning champion Wostmann is out of Comrades but Steve Way is on track. Joan Benoit-Samuelson is aiming for sub 3hrs at aged 60. Martin speaks to Ian Beddis about the ARUK Running Down Dementia Campaign and Tom speak to the incredible Kate Driscoll about her LEJOG self-supported run.

Episode 384 - Alex and Rosemary Stanton (Part Two)  

Alzheimer's Research UK announce their Running Down Dementia challenge, Ben Pochee shares his start-lists for the Night of the 10,000m PBs, we bring you part two of our interview with Alec & Rosemary Stanton, there’s news from the World Marathon Majors, and an 18-year-old legend runs a 71-minute half-marathon ... in a pair of Crocs.

Episode 383 - Alex and Rosemary Stanton (Part One)  

This week the Nike Breaking2 project came to a dramatic conclusion in Monza, we speak to Ed Caesar who was there to witness it, Ben Pochee joins us with news of the biggest night in British track running, 'The Night of the 10,000m PBs' and we’ve got the first of a two part interview with the wonderful coaching team of Alec and Rosemary Stanton. The Flying Runner bring us the listener podium, Training Talk with Stryd looks at perfect pacing, you rate your run and share you kit pics around the world.

Episode 382 - Steve Magness  

Dedicated to our wonderful friend, Ruth.

We also speak to Steve Magness, update on Nike's Breaking2 project, discuss the proposed change to world records, remember Charles Eugster, and The Flying Runner bring us the Listener Podium.

Episode 381 - London Marathon  

On this week’s show it was a London Marathon Sunday full of fast times, memorable moments, glory for some and pain for others. We look back at what could have been the best London Marathon ever. We speak to top British elites Alyson Dixon and Charlotte Purdue and surprise British Men’s Champ Josh Griffiths as well as Dreams Come True Charity runner Rachel Humphrey. The Flying Runner give away an awesome personalised picture to one lucky podium entrant. Training Talk looks at race reflection, you rate your run and strutt your MT gear around the world.

Episode 380 - Chrissie Wellington  

Geoffrey & Edna win Boston, Mary & Ken gear up for London, Training Talk is especially for first-time marathoners, Runderwear support Rate Your Run, Martin speaks to Sarah Wightman from the Flying Runner, and Tom speaks to four-time Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington ahead of her upcoming run around the streets of London.

Episode 379 - Jo Pavey  

The Kenyan Olympic women’s marathon Champion fails a drug test, Runderwear bring you Rate Your Run and Fitness Rewards announce a marathon deal, Sonia O’Sullivan’s daughter rips it up down under and this coming Monday in the USA it’s the Boston Marathon where one runner is aiming for his 50th consecutive race. The formidable Jo Pavey joins us to talk anti-doping, medals, and the London Marathon.

Episode 378 - Michael McEwan  

Martin speaks to Michael McEwan about his book Running the Smoke, Runderwear sponsor the show, multiple world records go to the same female athlete in the same race, the IAAF suffer a Fancy Bears attack, ARD's spotlight turns on Jamaican Sprinters, Jo Pavey wins her first global medal, there's heartbreak at the Barkley Marathons and chaos at a US 1,500m race.

Episode 377 - Lucy Gossage  

More Breaking2 chat, there's a pre-Full-Foster in Uganda, new world records for indoor marathons, and super-fast marathons-in-a-suit (not really). Marathon statto Barry Smyth talks perfect pacing, Facebook Friday pits Yuki against Callum, and Professor Andy Lane keeps our heads in check.

Episode 376 - Colin McCourt (Part Two)  

We catch up with Ed Caesar about Nike's Breaking2 project, bring you part two of our interview with Colin McCourt, Callum Hawkins continues his awesome streak, Vernon & Purdue win Reading, and the BBC report on amateurs doping. Plus ... Yuki's coming to London!

Episode 375 - RIP Ed Whitlock  

On this week’s show we remember the world record breaking inspirational masters athlete Ed Whitlock who passed away recently. Tony’s here with his trials, there’s a Breaking2 update. What, no Commonwealth Games in Durban in 2022? There's a super windy race in France, the pacemaker takes the win in Barcelona and Chris Froome responds. You flash you kit around the world, Rate Your Run, stand atop the Podium and tell us how geese would make you run faster.

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