Marathon Talk

Marathon Talk

United Kingdom

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

Episodes

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.

Episode 374 - Colin McCourt (Part One)  

Tony's back with his Trials, Tom speaks to Colin McCourt about his sub-16 challenge, Laura Muir wins double gold at the European Indoor Championships, Ryan Hall runs without fear, Team Sky are having a terrible time, there's more bad news for the Nike Oregon Project, and Martin speaks to Professor Andrew Lane in Training Talk.

Episode 373 - Steve Smythe  

Tom’s a poorly boy so I’m joined by his wonderful wife Helen. Alberto Salazar comes under fire again. Wilson Kipsang rules in Tokyo but misses a WR, it was National XC weekend, and just what inspires you to be active? For Facebook Friday you gave us your long run tips. In Training Talk Prof Andy Lane talk about the benefits of raising your awareness of discomfort (part 1 of 2). We’ve got some cracking Rate Your Runs, you stand on the Podium and Steve Smythe tells us how to run a sub 3hour marathon every year for 40 years!

Episode 372 - Peter Thompson  

Laura Muir’s at it again, Mo bows out on the boards, Lily Partridge debuts in Seville, Steve Smythe sets a marathon world record, an Ethiopian runner faces jail, Flanagan’s out of Boston and Wilson eyes the world record in Tokyo. Plus, you Rate Your Run, stand atop the Podium and share your favourite run sessions. 

Episode 371 - Run Camp  

On this week’s show we’ve all been at Run Camp and what a weekend of running we had! There’s a new women’s half-marathon world record, we’ve an update from Nike’s Breaking2 project, Andrew Butchart’s run of form continues, Mo signs up for a European track 10k, you guys Rate Your Run and stand atop the Podium and Tony's here with his trials!

Episode 370 - Lowri Morgan  

Laura Muir & Callum Hawkins are on fire, the IAAF toughen up, Nitro athletics launches in Down Under style. Tony’s back with his Trials, I speak to BAFTA-award-winning world-class ultra-endurance runner Lowri Morgan, Aftershokz partner Run Camp, you guys Rate Your Run, rock your Xempo kit around the world, stand atop the Podium … and Tom’s a poorly little soldier.

Episode 369 - John McAvoy  

It’s oh oh at The Great Scottish Run in Glasgow, Jo Pavey toes the line in London, Wardian rips up 7in7, what does it take to run 100,000 miles, what do you call a group of marathon runners?  Who is on our Rate Your Run social wall and who is standing tall on the Podium?  Training Talk looks at what makes a successful marathon January and how do you step it up in February and at age sixteen this week’s guest owned a sawn off shotgun and was robbing security vans around London.

Episode 368 - Mike Gratton  

There’s fast times but no world record in Dubai, Ryan & Mike jet around the world, ARD release another doping documentary, I interview London Marathon winner Mike Gratton, Andy Lane speaks to us for another Training Talk, and you guys Rate Your Run, stand atop the Podium and rock your kit all around the world.

Episode 367 - Bryony Gordon  

We celebrate our 7th birthday.  I interview the Telegraph’s Bryony Gordon who’ll be running her first London Marathon in April. Japhet Makau joins us from Nairobi to talk about the Tanzanian Marathon, Tony’s here with his trials.  There’s a little sub 2 talk, will Bekele run a WR in Dubai and Weir retires from Team GB. You tell us the UK’s top Run Town, rate your run and stand on the podium.

Episode 366 - Tim Cruse-Drew  

Laura and Callum light up the athletics world, London announce their elite men’s field, Bekele gears up for a phenomenal 2017, I speak to Professor Andrew Lane for the first of a two part Training Talk, and Tim Cruse-Drew in this week’s interview. We bring you the Listener Podium, you guys rock your kit all around the world, Rate Your Run, and become Marathon Superheroes.

Episode 365 - Jack Daniels  

You could listen to an episode of Marathon Talk every day for an entire year! It’s show 365 and the first of 2017.  Tony’s wife Ruth thanks you for your help with Tony’s charity quiz, Tony brings us his Trials, we speak to legendary US running coach Jack Daniels, there’s a little doping update, the IAAF marathon review, and arise Sir Mo! You Rate Your Run, celebrate 2016 and look dapper around the world. We announce the winner of the Fitness Rewards Christmas Podium and share news of fantastic trip to the Tanzania Marathon!

Episode 364 - Tom Bosworth  

On this week’s festive special, we reflect on the last 12 Marathon Talk months, and Tom speaks to Olympic race walker Tom Bosworth.

Episode 363 - Ed Caesar  

Tony gets ready for the first ever Marathon Talk Christmas Pub Quiz (which is this Friday, live on Facebook), the Fitness Rewards 12 Days of Christmas Challenge continues, Tom logs another zero and speaks to journalist and author Ed Caesar, we’ve got news from Monday’s DCMS Select Committee session with British Cycling, you guys rock your kit around the world, stand atop the Fitness Rewards Listener Podium, and Training Talk helps us through our festive challenges.

Episode 362 - Stuart Leaney  

We speak to the holder of the new 50k treadmill World Record and Marathon Talk ever-present Stuart Leaney, part two of the McLaren Report provides evidence of the scale of doping, GB roar to success at the European XC champs, another sub 2hour marathon project is announced, Tony brings us his biggest Trial yet, Fitness Rewards kick off the 12 Days of Christmas challenge, and you’ve got your kit on!

Episode 361 - Sarah Thomson  

Yuki digs deep in Fukuoka, Seb’s athletic reforms are voted through, there’s some indoor marathon insight, I speak to trail runner and adventurer Sarah Thomson, Tom breaks 20-minutes at Bushy parkrun, you guys stand atop the Fitness Rewards Listener Podium, Rate Your Run, and show off your Marathon Talk kit all around the world.

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