Marathon Talk

Marathon Talk

United Kingdom

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

Episodes

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.

Episode 360 - Eddie Brockelsby  

Tom speaks to triathlon legend, marathoner and founder of Silverfit Eddie Brocklesby. Hajo Seppelt and the ARD report some further ARD findings. The Fancy Bears are back. There’s an awesome Nicky Spinks BGR film released. The British trials for the European XC team were held in Liverpool.  Fitness rewards announce the #7in7 runstreak winner. JZ bags bronze. You stand proud on the Podium and we try and help Devin in Training Talk.

Episode 359 - Helen Glover  

Fitness Rewards bring us the Listener Podium and their seven-day run streak has started, I speak to two-time Olympic rowing champion Helen Glover, we bring you news of the world’s deepest half marathon, a US Cross Country gets smashed by a stag, Zane Robertson joins the sub2hour project, you guys rock your kit all around the world, Training Talk reflects on a listener’s first marathon.

Episode 358 - Laura Graham  

This week we speak to the winner of the Irish marathon championships at the recent Dublin Marathon Laura Graham. Elvis is alive and winning races in Las Vegas. A 96 year old runs NYC marathon, there’s news from WADA and the world of doping, Fitness Rewards challenge you to a 7 day run streak and support our listener podium, you rate your run, send us some fancy pics, and make us laugh probably too much. 

Episode 357 - Charlotte Purdue  

Mary Keitany three-peats in New York where there's also the youngest ever male winner, Haile becomes president, Mike runs all six World Marathon Majors in the fastest time ever, Meb announces 2017 retirement, and Martin speaks to British elite marathoner Charlotte Purdue.

Episode 356 - Mike Crawley  

Tom is joined by writer Michael Crawley to talk about the 2hour marathon project and it’s purpose, Jeptoo’s ban is upheld, athletes seemingly get lost in Rio (when being looked for by doping control that is), Frankfurt is rapid, Mum of 4 shines in Dublin, there is a cheating winner in Nairobi, Xempo have some new leisure tee’s, you show off your kit all around the world, Rate Your Run, reflect on your running and stand proud on the podium.

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.

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