Marathon Talk

Marathon Talk

United Kingdom

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


Episode 355 - Barry Smyth  

Martin speaks to running data geek Barry Smyth, Tom’s back from his sick-bed, there’s news of a documentary about a Nicky Spinks double Bob Graham documentary, loads of BQs in Hawaii, and a Training Talk that challenges your goals, strategies and motivations. You guys rock your kit all around the world, Rate Your Run, define what it means to be a marathon runner, and stand atop the podium.

Episode 354 - Marathon Training Academy  

Tom’s poorly and so I’m joined by my other half, Liz. Ed Whitlock breaks another WR in Toronto, a 4 year old records a 2hr 31 marathon, Andy Vernon shows marathon potential, we’re joined by world record holding half marathon super hero Mike Kallenburg aka, Robin. Professor Barry Smyth reveals the truth about women being better marathon pacers than men. Liz and I talk 5 things to do if you just found out you’re in London. Tony is back running and brings his Trials, you’ve on top of the Listener Podium and resplendent in your Xempo MT kit around the world.

Episode 353 - Ian Corless  

There’s some great racing (and super fast joggling) in Chicago, Marders takes out the Yorkshire marathon, Gwen Jorgensen smashes a rather rapid 10 miles, Paul Chelimo wants to release a running rap, we announce the winners of last week’s competition to win Xempo Marathon Talk t-shirts, you guys rock your kit around the world and Tom speaks to Talk Ultra presenter and Marathon Talk audio editor Ian Corless.

Episode 352 - Karl Meltzer  

Ultra runner Rob Young faked his Trans America run, Callum Hawkins is super rapid over a half marathon, there’s a new WR in Cardiff, Steve Jones wants to end TUES, Alex Green tells us about the South West Coast Path Challenge 630, Karl Meltzer talks about his Appalachian Trail record, there’s a stacked Listener Podium, you Rate Your Run, and show off you Marathon Talk Kit Around the World.

Episode 351 - Elise Downing  

Martin speaks to Sprintathon organiser Mark Evans and coastal runner Elise Downing, the Berlin Marathon showcases everything great about elite marathoning, Yuki & Marders cut some phenomenal dancefloor shapes, the Fancy Bear saga sticks the spotlight on Brad and Dave, Ed looks to break the world marathon record by 35 minutes (at least), Steve Peters borrows a pair of my shorts, there’s a stacked Listener Podium, you Rate Your Run, flash you Marathon Talk Kit Around the World, and bag a couple of Xempo beauties.

Episode 350 - Andy Baddeley  

The paralympics comes to a close, Fancy Bears share some big name TUE's including Farah and Wiggins. The New York City marathon announce start-lists. Do heavy shoes slow you down? We speak to Team GB middle distance specialist Andy Baddeley. You rock your kit all around the world, stand atop the Podium and we look at a single Rate Your Run. Oh, and I’ve run off with Tom’s wife Helen.

Episode 349 - Joe Grant  

The paralympics rolls on, Mo takes out the Great North Run, Berlin announce a super-speedy start-list, there’s some breaking doping news, Tony brings us a Great North Trials, you rock your kit all around the world, stand atop the podium and Rate Your red hot Run and we interview Joe Grant about an amazing journey.

Episode 348 - Jason Cherriman  

Tony’s back and brings us a super trials from the Bullock Smithy. Tom speaks to obsessive marathon runner Jason Cherriman, the Paralympic Games kicks off in Rio, but is there too much medal pressure? There’s a 30-mile marathon in Moray. Amy Hughes is trying to break a treadmill world record. You Rate Your Run, stand on the Podium and share your pictures all around the world.

Episode 347 - The Hawkins Brothers  

Martin speaks to the Hawkins brothers about their men’s marathon exploits in Rio, the Paralympics are almost here, Laura Muir runs the fastest ever 1,500m by a Brit, Greg has a garden gala and Chicago announce a stacked elite field. You guys rock your Marathon Talk kit all around the world, jump on the Podium, line up for the Launch Pad, Rate Your Run and take us to your happy running place.

Episode 346 - Mario Fraioli  

The Rio Olympic Games in Rio comes to a close. The Mo show goes bonkers in Rio as he does the double double. The Brownlee’s dominate. Kipchoge wins the Olympic men’s marathon but Meb is the class act! Kiwi (and former Brit) Nikki Hamblin gets special IOC medal. Tony is back with a Trial and we speak to Mario Fraioli. You Rate Your Run, stand on the Podium and look amazing in kit around the world.

Episode 345 - Alyson Dixon and Sonia Samuels  

Martin speaks to Team GB marathoners Alyson Dixon and Sonia Samuels, Tom brings us his weekly Rio catch-up with Mitch Phillips, there’s a crazy-fast women’s 10,000m, Mo wins the men’s 10,000m, Facebook Friday is inspired by the brilliant Jo Pavey, Ed Whitlock continues his world record streak, you guys rock you Xempo kit all around the world, Rate Your Run and stand atop the Podium.

Episode 344 - Martin Yelling (Part Two)  

The Rio Olympic Games have kicked off, some nasty crashes in the road race, the athletics starts at the weekend, we catch up on the latest doping news including an open letter from Daley Thompson to the IOC. Kenya get re-instated, Coe gets death threats, Liverpool go for the Commonwealth Games. You look amazing in your Marathon Talk kit and Martin brings you the second part of his Long Run Home story.

Episode 343 - Martin Yelling (Part One)  

Martin speaks to Tom about Long Run Home, Ed Whitlock smashes another world record, we bring you news from the Beer Mile World Classic, Tom speaks to Reuters journalist Mitch Phillips live from Rio, a Team GB star misses three doping tests, you guys rock your kit all around the world, Rate Your Run, stand atop the podium, line up for the Launch Pad and share your darkest running moments.

Episode 342 - Tim Heming (Part Two)  

Helen stands in for Martin, the IOC take a somewhat controversial stance re Russia, Steve Magness speaks out, Mary Decker and Zola Budd are re-united! Tony has a Trial, we have the Podium, you rock your MT Kit around the World and Tom has part two of his Tim Heming interview.

Episode 341 - Tim Heming (Part One)  

Tom speaks talks athlete and journalist, Tim Heming. The McLaren report shocks the sporting world, London Marathon win their money back, Kenyan athletes join the army... the US army! Tony Revis considers what matters most, you rock your MT kit, Rate Tour Run, stand atop of the Podium and Tony has a Trial.

Episode 340 - Hannah Corne  

While the boys are away, the girls will play... This weeks show is brought to you by Helen and Liz, Tom and Martin's better halves. Tom catches up with Hannah Corne, Director of the inspiring Mini Mermaid Running Club UK. Helen speaks with Martin, he is two days into The Long Run Home. You Rate Your Run, stand proud on our Podium and are looking amazing in your MT kit around the world.

Episode 339 - Scott Westcott  

We catch up with an Australian marathon hero and Rio Olympic qualifier Scott Westcott, Jenny Meadows supports Yulia Stepanova case for RIo inclusion. Yuki’s Mum’s zips up her own Yukisuit for a PB at the Gold Coast marathon, there’s a new wheelchair LEJOG record, Sean Conway completes his massive triathlon, the Rob Young saga rumbles on, we talk to Andy Norman about the beer mile world champs, you Rate Your Run, stand proud on our Podium and are looking amazing in your kit around the world.

Episode 338 - Damian Hall  

This week Tom turned 42, WADA suspend the Rio doping lab, you can represent England in an autumn marathon, there’s news from the Western States 100 and an update on Rob Young, Martin speaks to the BBC’s Tom Gayle about the weekend’s British Athletics Championships, this week’s interview is with SWCP FKT Damian Hall and Tony’s back with the runners Y!

Episode 337 - Nicky Spinks  

On this week’s show there’s a whole bunch of doping news, Russia are out, problems for the coach of some top Ethiopian’s, Coe faces new questions, is Rob Young still going? We speak to the fantastic double Bob Graham round running Nicky Spinks. We ask you to run to vote, you rate your run, share some fab pics in your fancy kit, stand proud on the Marathon Talk podium.

Episode 336 - Grant Schofield (Part Two)  

Operation Puerto is back in the news, Hajo Seppelt launches a secure website for whistleblowers, Rob Young faces questions over his trans-American run, Ben Smith puts his back out, Ed Whitlock smashes out a world record mile, Facebook Friday takes us to our happy place, Grant Schofield is back for part two of his interview ... and Martin moves closer to The Long Run Home.

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