Marathon Talk

Marathon Talk

United Kingdom

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


Episode 401 - parkrun Germany  

On this week’s show Mo and Mary win at the GNR, there’s a new road 10k women’s WR. Kipchoge is ramping up for Berlin. Training Talk with Liz Yelling takes us some tough marathon sessions. Tim Soar from Soar Running tells us about short shorts. Tom’s been in Germany with parkrun and PSH says thanks to you for looking after parkrun. Plus, you guys rock you Kit Around the World, Rate Your Runs, and stand atop the podium.

Episode 400 - Mimi Anderson  

Eilish McColgan breaks the Scottish 5,000m record, the UTMB lives up to its billing as one of the world’s most exciting races, Martin speaks to marvellous Mimi Anderson, Training Talk is all about the pump, you guys rock you Kit Around the World, Rate Your Runs, and stand atop the podium.

Episode 399 - Ivo Gormley  

On this week’s show, RIP Olympian David Torrence. Mo Farah runs his final, final track race, Eliud feels challenged, Coe calls for bravery and innovation, a study estimates 43% prevalence of doping athletes at world champs 2011, it’s world record chasing time at the Berlin Marathon and we speak to the founder of the wonderful GoodGym, Ivo Gormley. Training Talk looks at benchmarks to assess current form and this Saturday it’s the brilliant Skid Row Marathon documentary film screening in London.

Episode 398 - Charlie Purdue & Aly Dixon  

Mo wins his final track race on British soil, Jo Pavey targets the 2018 European Championships, Anthony Whiteman smashes the world V45 800m record, and Mike Wardian well and truly fooses his legs! Martin speaks to Charlie Purdue about her world championship marathon experience and Tom speaks to Aly Dixon about hers.

Episode 397 - Richard Whitehead  

On this week’s show Tom’s away on hols and Martin is joined by Comrades 'top tenner' Steve Way. The IAAF World Athletics Championships comes to a close, Mo bows out with a silver, there’s a little post champs reflection, it was really wet n windy in Helsinki, we congratulate Adam Holland, Steve Way shares some recovery strategies in Training Talk and we are joined by multiple Paralympic and world champion Richard Whitehead.

Episode 396 - Colin McCourt and Noel Thatcher  

Tom catches up with Colin McCourt and his progress toward a sub-16 5k, Noel speak to Japan Running News' Brett Larner ... and has a burger with Yuki. Noel and Tom review the IAAF World Championships so far, and Martin's away glamping on his Sunseeker in the French Riviera.

Episode 395 - Skid Row Marathon  

On this week’s show we speak Gabi and Mark Hayes the producer and director of the award winning American documentary ‘Skid Row Marathon’. We’ve brought the film to the UK for a West End screening. There’s some unwanted stats from London 2012, a new development in the Kenyan doping saga. The World IAAF Athletics Champs is about to kick off in London, and Japanese marathon hero Yuki will  be in town. You guys rock your kit all around the world, rate your runs, debate miles over marathons, stand atop the Podium and climb aboard the Launch Pad.

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.

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