Episodes
Keep Running is delighted to be partnering with TRIBE for April.  This week Rachel and Armana are joined by the man tasked with the demanding job of pacing the elite women to the Olympic Qualifying time in the recent British Marathon Trials, Kevin Quinn. Kev though, is so much more than a pacer. He is a very, very decent runner in his own right boasting times of 2:22 for the marathon, 66:37 in the half marathon, 30:32 in the 10k and 14:37 in the 5k. These times were all posted after under...
Published 04/16/21
Keep Running is delighted to be partnering with TRIBE for the next four episodes.   This week Rachel and Armana are joined by former elite High Jumper turned Marathon Runner and Author, Jayne Nisbet. Jayne talks to the girls about her career as an elite high jumper and her transition into running and distance events.  She talks openly about her struggles with disordered eating during her former elite years, how she overcame it and gives advice to others going through similar.  Jayne is...
Published 04/09/21
Keep Running is delighted to be partnering with TRIBE for the next four episodes.  This week Rachel and Armana are joined by former elite middle distance runner Becky Lyne. During her international career Becky ran 1:58.20 for the 800m, a time which ranks her 6th on the British all time list.  Injury put a premature end to Becky's international athletics career but her love of the sport never left her and she is still firmly in the sport we all love but just in another avenue.  Becky now runs...
Published 04/01/21
This week Rachel and Armana are joined by footwear specialist Emma Kirk Odunubi.  Emma is a self proclaimed 'shoe gait geek' and talks in detail about how to go about finding the right running shoe that suits you during lockdown. She also answers many of the questions Rachel, Armana and many of you probably have about your running trainers, from 'when to buy a new pair?', to 'is putting them in the washing machine a good idea?' Emma is not only a shoe specialist but also an Under Armour run...
Published 02/12/21
This week Rachel and Armana speak to Sports Television Presenter, Youtuber, Influencer and of course Runner...Michael Timbs (Timbsy).  Timbsy has interviewed some of the World's top footballers from the likes of Neymar and Mesut Ozil through to the legend, Zinedine Zidane, you may have seen him presenting on the BBC's Match of The Day spin off show, MOTD X.  A two time New York Marathon finisher, Timbsy recently attempted to run 7 marathons in 7 days to raise money for charity, an...
Published 02/05/21
This week on the ‘Keep Running’ Podcast Rachel and Armana are joined by the elite level athlete Nick Goolab.  Nick is the former British 5k road record holder (13:27) who beat the mark set by Sir Mo Farah, in a race in Monaco in 2020. Nick speaks to the girls about nearly quitting the sport on many occasion due to self-doubt and how working with a life coach changed his mind set and put him back on the right track, he also shares some useful tips on methods he has been taught to help any...
Published 01/22/21
Today Rachel and Armana have their first guest from New Zealand, elite athlete and coach, Lydia O’Donnell. This female has donned the national silver fern kit on several occasions but her route to the top was far from simple. A brief stint in America which turned out wasn’t for her and trying to juggle a career and become a full-time athlete left her at an all time low. However, this resilient female bounced back and has taken national titles in the 5,000m, 10,000m and half marathon...
Published 01/15/21
On this week’s #KeepRunningPod Rachel and Armana are joined by Jevi Majid who has made it her mission to inspire more minority ethnic women to run and to be a role model helping to bring diversity to running. This trail blazer recently became the first minority woman on the cover of Runners World in Norway and is leading the way for change in our sport. Jevi talks about the barriers she faced from her community when she took up running to being an inspiration and role model to her two young...
Published 12/23/20
On the Keep Running Podcast this week we have Max Willcocks who is both a creator and a creative.   He is an Adventurer, Influencer, Content Creator and Storyteller.   If you’re in the Running and Adventure space then there is a big chance you will have seen some of his work without even knowing it.   Or maybe you remember him as that guy who ran on a treadmill for 12 hours straight, in the window of the Lululemon shop on the Kings Road to try and break a World Record. Whatever the case,...
Published 12/11/20
Kicking off series 2 Rachel and Armana chat Ashley Fraser, My_marathon_journey on Instagram. She is such a breath of fresh air in how she approaches her running and lives by the mantra ‘you only live once’. Since starting her running journey in 2017 when she got accepted to run the London Marathon Ashley has progressed to being a true believer in running helping the soul.  Coached by elite British Marathon runner Charlie Purdue, Ashley is currently making the transition from the roads to...
Published 12/04/20
Andy Baddeley ran internationally for Great Britain for over a decade in predominately the 1500m event. He made every major Championship final during his career and talks about his greatest achievement being winning the legendary 'Dream Mile' in Oslo. Andy is also the world record holder of everyone's favourite race, Park Run. Since retiring Andy has co-founded the hugely successful Youtube Channel, The Running Channel, which now gets over 1 millions views per month.
Published 08/28/20
Jemma with a J, This Girl Can Run Far on Instagram, tells us how fate played a big part in her becoming a runner.  How running quite literally sent her life in a new direction after having children and how she hopes to now give back to the running community with her newly acquired PT and coaching qualifications.  Jemma with a J is a lady with an infectious personality and once she sets her mind to something really doesn't stop until she has completed it. 
Published 08/20/20
Marcus Brown, aka Marathon Marcus tells us why he calls himself a 'jogger', his journey to achieving a six star finisher status and about the platform he has build within the running community.
Published 08/13/20
Anna Boniface shares her memories from the London Marathon in 2017 where she crossed the line as the first female in the mass participation race.  She also talks about her love for the club scene and her club, Reading AC.  Anna also talks openly about achieving her first England vest and getting selected to run a marathon for her country in Montreal, however things didn't go quite to plan on her international debut, Anna didn't finish the race due to suffering a stress fracture which then...
Published 08/06/20
Flora Beverley chats about running her first marathon in Tokyo, taking part in the Tribe Run for Love ultra in the Azores, what a coach has added to her running, tips for becoming a sustainable runner and why running at your own pace and under your own steam is so important.  Plus, Flora also lets us in on how she got her break in the Athletic modelling world.  Check out Flora's blog here https://foodfitnessflora.blog/blog/ and her YouTube Channel...
Published 07/09/20
Dean Karnazes, THE Ultra Marathon Man, shares stories from some of his epic adventures. He also talks about dealing with fame, the by-product of his running success, on meeting the former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama and on why he thinks he has managed to achieve all that he has.  Dean started running age 30, on his 30th birthday, when a shot of tequila lead to him deciding that he wanted a change from his corporate job in the city and to forging a path of adventure and...
Published 06/25/20
This week Rachel and Armana chat to the former elite British marathon runner, Mara Yamauchi. Mara still boasts the second best marathon time of 2:23:12 for a British female athlete from her second place in the London Marathon in 2009. Mara participated in two Olympic Games during her running career and placed 6th, the joint best time for a British female marathoner, in Beijing in 2008. Hear Mara talk about how it took her 24 years to realise her running dreams, about balancing a demanding...
Published 06/18/20
James Dunn of The Morning Coffee Run joins Rachel and Armana on this weeks podcast.  Only 5 years ago James was a 20 stone non-runner and in the space of 5 years has gone on to complete more marathons than most people will complete in their life times, he is a Marathon des Sables finisher and an award winning blogger.  James talks us through some of his greatest running adventures including the World’s most difficult footrace, MdS, he tells us about how running has given him an identity,...
Published 06/11/20
This week Rachel and Armana chat to Emily Young who has already achieved so much in her short sporting career. She is a two time marathon finisher, clocking an impressive 3:21 on her debut, 5 times Iron Man finisher including the prestigious Iron Man World Championships in Kona. She is also a blogger, author, influencer and has her sights set on achieving big things in the future. Emily also talks about juggling her sport with managing a full-time international job, how she deals with people...
Published 06/04/20
Matt Marchant aka Matt.Runs on Instagram is a marathoner runner and cancer survivor. Matt speaks to Rachel and Armana this week about how he dealt with two operations and chemotherapy when overcoming his battle with testicular cancer.  Matt also tells us about his journey back to running since recovery, how his outlook on life has changed, being the face of not one, but two marathon major campaigns and his ambitions for his running future. 
Published 05/28/20
This week Rachel and Armana are joined by @thewelshrunner,  Matt Rees.  With the 18th-24th May 2020 being mental health awareness week, we would like to say a  huge thank you to Matt for opening up about his own past struggles and anxiety and how running has been a massive help to him. We speak to Matt about that famous finish line of the London Marathon 2017 and whilst we might know Matt for his true sportsmanship and that iconic image, there is so much more to him!  Matt talks about why...
Published 05/21/20
In this week's episode, Rachel and Armana chat to sub 2:55 marathon runner and run club founder, Sorrell Walsh.  Sorrell is a well known face in the London running community having been a regular member at Run Dem Crew. Here she shares her experiences of how that crew helped her grow into the runner she is today and how they pushed her towards her 2:54 Boston Marathon pb.  Sorrell is also the founder of two running communities, Still Waters Run Deep, based in Manchester, where Sorrell...
Published 05/14/20
Kelly Ruck, or as she may be known to lots of you on Instagram, Kellogs On The Run, joins us this week to tell us about her journey back to running four and a half months after giving birth to baby number 5, fitting running into her hectic home life, dealing with her type 1 diabetes and how she has fallen in love with the Ultra running community.
Published 05/07/20
CEO of Midnight Runners, Jody Bragger, tells us all about the loud Global Running Community which is taking over the World one country at a time, MR is already established in 11 countries and counting. Jody also talks about his running adventures and founding the first marathon to be held in Somalia since the outbreak of the civil war. We also get an insight into his experience of the UTMB and his love for the Ultra South Africa event. We also want to say a big thank you to SunGod, the epic...
Published 04/30/20
Published 04/30/20