Episodes
This conversation is with Nick Bester, who is a sub 2:30 marathoner and a running coach. We speak about: What a runner’s life means to him. How he started his running journey, his role as a coach and why community is important to him. His role as Africa Marathons Coach and his experiences running Comrades, and the Two Oceans Marathon etc. Comparing running in South Africa to running in London. He shares his current race goals. Missing his sub 2.30 goal in London (2.30.01) and how...
Published 03/22/21
This conversation is with Amanda Brooks, who is runner, author, journalist, certified running coach and personal trainer. We speak about: What runner’s life means to her. The importance of community to her work. Why every finish line is a new start. How she gets the right rhythm between enjoying running and working in the running business space. The 30 Day core challenge (April 2021). Publishing her first book to help the everyday runner. And much...
Published 03/16/21
It was an honour to speak with elite runner Joseph Gray in Episode 59. In this special episode we speak about: What a runner’s life means to him Explore how early experiences shaped his career Some key lessons he’s learnt from his parents What does your potential look like How he has dealt with racial abuse whilst competing How everyone has a role in the diversity conversation Why he setup project inspire diversity He shares an example of how vital support is to a young...
Published 03/13/21
This conversation is with Naomi Mitchell, who works as a chartered accountant, and concurrently is preparing for the GB Olympic marathon trials. She was a recreational runner who represented her club (Reading Athletic Club) in events like triple jump and steeplechase before transferring to the marathon distance. Her first five marathons she ran 2:54 (London 2016), 2:53 (London 2017), 2:49 (Berlin 2017), 3:01 (London 2018) and 2:48 (London 2019) before she achieved a breakthrough...
Published 03/08/21
This conversation is with Anne Maher, a working mom of two. She ran a Boston qualifying 3:28 in her first marathon, and ran a 2:53 marathon in 2020. In this conversation, we learn about her upcoming marathon target. We dive into what a runner’s life means to her. We learn how she maintains a sense of rhythm whilst being a working parent, and concurrently training towards her potential in the marathon distance. ————————————————————— Her social links are: Instagram: @margsandmarathons ...
Published 03/01/21
This conversation is with Haroon Mota, who is an adventure and thrill seeking fundraising expert heading Penny Appeal’s Challenge Events Programme. Haroon champions humanitarian projects by setting himself ambitious fundraising challenges; running multi marathons and climbing mountains, raising millions of pounds for charity and inspiring so many to follow in his footsteps. Haroon has a strong passion increasing diversity and inclusion in outdoor fitness. Through his fundraising endeavours...
Published 02/22/21
This conversation is with Andy Raynor aka FOD Runner, he started running from the 1st January 2015, and is now a keen runner who enjoys running the tracks and trails of the Forest of Dean. Andy runs several businesses, is a father of three and is currently training for a sub 2:40 marathon. You can follow his journey on his YouTube channel. We dive into his training, and how he spins the various plates, whilst working towards his best in the marathon distance. You can follow him on Instagram...
Published 02/15/21
This episode is sponsored by Tracksmith, a brand which actively represents and supports the development of a runner’s life in the running community. In this episode I welcome back my running coach John Starrett to talk about what is required to earn a London marathon championship place and go beyond. In episode #23 we spoke about what the sub 3 hour marathon required. In this episode John shares core principles he uses to develop the athletes he coaches, including sharing advice he shares...
Published 02/08/21
This episode is sponsored by Tracksmith, a brand which actively represents and supports the development of a runner’s life in the running community. If you want to win a £200/$250 Tracksmith voucher, listen to the question I ask at the start of the podcast then:  DM me the answer.  And be sure to follow myself, the podcast and Tracksmith’s Instagram pages. In episode 74 I speak with Charlie Dark, a mentor, a community builder, DJ, writer, Yoga teacher, runner and so much more. We...
Published 02/01/21
Liubov was not a runner before moving to the US. She started running to help lose weight. But running became an integral part of her life. She went from 14 min/mile pace to a Boston qualifier and a 3:04 PR marathon, plus a 1:24 half marathon PR. She inspired those around her, including her family. She is now a RRCA and Lydiard Certified Running Coach, NASM CPT, PES. She coach clients from all over the world: USA, Canada, Ukraine, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Latvia, France, UK, Bahamas,...
Published 01/25/21
This conversation is with Simon Freeman who is Co-founder of the running magazine Like the Wind. We discuss: What does a runner’s life mean to him; Where his drive to see what his capable of comes from; What’s his motivation to run and his future running goals; Going for your running potential; The why behind the magazine; And much more. Simon took up running just before turning 30 in an attempt to get fit after years of an unhealthy lifestyle. Having caught the running bug, Simon...
Published 01/18/21
This conversation is with Dr. Gavin McClean a Sport Scientist, Researcher, Exercise Physiologist, and the founder of Running Smarter. This conversation was recorded in 2020, and we discussed: How and why running by heart rate can allow you to run faster, whilst enjoying the process more. What muscle groups, you need to target during your strength & conditioning sessions as a runner. Tips to help you can achieve  running success. We dive into the science of running in the heat and...
Published 01/14/21
In this conversation with Carly we discuss: Breaking a sub 3 hour marathon; How running helps her physical and mental well-being; How she manages negative self talk whilst running; How she’s managing training and racing during the COVID-19 pandemic; Why she runs today, compared to how she started; How she tries to find balance whilst being an A type person. Carly got into running in 2016 and developed a love for marathons. She has completed 11 marathons ranging from times of...
Published 01/11/21
In this conversation we discuss: How to clarify your running why; How to shift your perspective, in challenging moments; The importance of developing awareness; How to develop mental resilience in your running; And much more. This conversation is with Psychologist and CBT Therapist Psychologist Joanna Rodriguez, who has over 10 years of practical experience working in a variety of NHS and private settings. Joanna is a passionate athlete, with a marathon PR of 3:00:47. She is mum...
Published 01/04/21
“Life is for living.” Emmanuel Ovola The zest and curiosity for life and running is summed up in this quote from the conversation with Emmanuel. Known to others as Nike running coach Manni. We speak about what it took for him to run a sub 3 marathon. His current running goals, and his thoughts on running, and the lessons it’s taught him. Emmmanuel is a passionate Physiotherapist, running coach and believer in diversity. He’s the founder of cultural health club an organisation supporting...
Published 12/28/20
In this episode I speak with Alison Feller who is the host of Ali on the Run Show. Which is an inspiration for my podcast. She’s also a dancer, writer, editor, mother, content creator, a runner, a race announcer plus so much more. In this conversation we discuss: What does a runner’s life mean to her; The importance of using language, that best serve us; Her 2020 race and running experiences, coupled with some thoughts about how running may look in the future; Lessons learned from...
Published 12/21/20
This conversation is with runner Tawny Bybee, who has been targeting a US Olympic Trials Qualifier place. Her Instagram profile was the inspiration for this podcast name and you can follow her journey on Instagram @arunnerslife.arl We dive into her early athletics career, where she received a full scholarship to run at Southern Utah University (SUU) and she learned to steeplechase and that became her main event. She refused to date runners, but a blind date with four-minute miler, Dustin...
Published 12/14/20
In this episode I speak with social entrepreneur Mark White who is leading the Run Grateful initiative to combine gratitude and movement. We dive into what has prompted him to create businesses and initiatives that have a social benefit.  Which were prompted by him facing challenges in early adulthood, from deep darkness, addiction, and hopelessness. “Back when I was 18, I had a choice to make. Backed into a corner, and after many negative consequences, I had a moment where I realised I had...
Published 12/07/20
This conversation is with athlete, coach, journalist, podcaster Mario Fraioli. This was recorded shortly after the 2020 London marathon. Mario’s hosts the morning shakeout podcast which is an inspiration for this podcast. One of my favourite episodes was episode 129 with Kílian Jornet. It was an honour to speak with Mario on episode 125. In this conversation I ask the question, what would Mario would ask himself if he could interview himself, the answer is a real insight into the man behind...
Published 11/30/20
This conversation is with elite runner Seth James DeMoor. He’s an incredible athlete. He’s a 2:23 marathoner and has only competed in two of them. He holds the FKT (fastest known time) on several trails throughout Colorado. He’s represented the U.S. in the Mountain World Running Championships. We discuss running with his US teammate Joseph Gray who was featured in episode 59. This conversation was recorded earlier this year, when he recently won the Pike’s Peak Marathon a challenging...
Published 11/23/20
After 3 tries to run sub 3 in 2019, finishing in 3:05, 3:01 & 3:00:19. I ran a sub 3 marathon finishing in 2:56:19 at the 2020 Dorney Lake Marathon. In this ask me anything episode, my coach and I answer your questions about the buildup to my 2:56 marathon. The questions submitted were placed into the following topics. Physical Training Mental Training Nutrition The marathon General coach questions If you value the content I deliver, please consider becoming a supporter of...
Published 11/16/20
I discuss harassment of females whilst running, in the four following conversations with: Heather Campbell @yogaandrunning Cat Roberts @cattherunner Kim Clark @trackclubbabe Andy Dixon @rw_ed_andy   If you value the content I deliver, please consider becoming a supporter of my podcast by donating via my patreon page. This helps me provide quality content. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcus-brown9/support
Published 11/12/20
I discuss harassment of females whilst running, in the four following conversations with: Heather Campbell @yogaandrunning Cat Roberts @cattherunner Kimberly Clark @trackclubbabe Andy Dixon @rw_ed_andy     If you value the content I deliver, please consider becoming a supporter of my podcast by donating via my patreon page. This helps me provide quality content. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcus-brown9/support
Published 11/11/20
I discuss harassment of females whilst running, in the four following conversations with: Heather Campbell @yogaandrunning Cat Roberts @cattherunner Kim Clark @trackclubbabe Andy Dixon @rw_ed_andy If you value the content I deliver, please consider becoming a supporter of my podcast by donating via my patreon page. This helps me provide quality content. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcus-brown9/support
Published 11/10/20
I discuss harassment of females whilst running, in the four following conversations with: Heather Campbell @yogaandrunning Cat Roberts @cattherunner Kim Clark @trackclubbabe Andy Dixon @rw_ed_andy If you value the content I deliver, please consider becoming a supporter of my podcast by donating via my patreon page. This helps me provide quality content. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcus-brown9/support
Published 11/09/20