Episodes
We talk all about the upcoming Tokyo Olympics Games, Andy Butchart receives a suspended ban after comments over faked covid tests, and Sir Mo Farah has broken his foot. Holly speaks to Sian Longthorpe about her gender reassignment, and how running has been her saviour. And this week's Training Talk is all about running in the heat.
Published 07/21/21
Martin speaks to Matt Rogan, author of How Sport Can Reboot our Future. After the British trials 65 athletes are selected for Tokyo, Eilish McColgan breaks Paula Radcliffe's 5,000m British record, Beth Pascall wins the Western States 100 in tough conditions, and there's a new Wainwrights record. Plus, Training Talk is all about racing within marathon training.
Published 07/07/21
Thanks to Runderwear for supporting this week's show. Anji speaks to English National Cross Country Champion (and triathlete), Calum Johnson. It’s the Team GB Tokyo Olympic trials at the weekend, including one more go for Mo, American 1,500m runner Shelby Houlihan gets four-year ban, and Training Talk looks at kick-starting your autumn marathon build-up.
Published 06/24/21
Holly speaks to British athletics coach and former elite athlete, Jo Wilkinson, there's national track titles and Olympic qualifiers at the Muller Trials in Birmingham, and a new 10,000m women’s track world record. Sir Mo Farah suffers a shock defeat, Damian Hall sets a new Wainwright's C2C record, and for this week's Training Talk we discuss our techniques for to improve mental toughness when racing.
Published 06/09/21
Thanks to TRIBE nutrition for supporting this week’s show. We remember legendary marathoner and running icon Dr Ron Hill, and revisit his 2011 interview with Tom. John Kelly recaptures his Pennine Way FKT, there's some crazy-fast 800m times at Ostrava, and a tragedy in China. As parkrun COO, Tom also shares his thoughts on parkrun's return. Plus Exhale coffee support Training Talk as we bring you three sessions to knock out before parkrun resumes.
Published 05/26/21
Martin talks to Damian Hall about his new book, In it for the Long Run. Thank you to Tribe for supporting this week's show, we catch up with co-founder Tom Stancliffe. There's a new 12-year-old 5K world record, and Anna Rutherford breaks the Southern Upland Record ... fueled on stock cubes. Training Talk is supported by Exhale Coffee, and we speak to their founder, Alex Higham, and discuss our personal returns to running post COVID jab.
Published 05/12/21
Holly speaks to long-term Marathon Talk super-fan, Chris Pratt, World and British records fall at the Centurion 100 miler, Eliud Kipchoge wins the NN Mission Marathon, Sonia O Sullivan takes on a new Nike coaching role in Portland, Oregon, we see some cracking times at the Cheshire Elite Marathon, and Training Talk is all about running a Thommo.
Published 04/28/21
Martin speaks to Chris Thompson about his recent victory at the British Olympic marathon trials, and racing's back with Beth Potter running a 5k British record at the Podium 5k. Team GB select their Tokyo marathoners, there's a new half marathon women's world record, Des Linden's going for the 50K world record, plus there's a new V70 national record.
Published 04/14/21
It's the Team GB Olympic Marathon Trials from Kew Gardens, which we hear all about from our roving reporter, Anji Andrews. Holly also speaks to the women’s winner Steph Davis, Fukuoka is no more, and there's an update on the UKA review of the cross country distances.
Published 03/31/21
Martin speaks to Team GB Olympic Marathon trials Race Director, Tom Bedford, the Boston Marathon goes virtual, we catch up on the first of the outdoor track action in Wales, Mo's back on the roads, and after the female V60 marathon WR was broken last weekend in Japan, Training Talk is all about running as a veteran.
Published 03/17/21
Martin speak to 1984 Olympic Marathon Champion and two-time Boston Marathon Champion, Joan Benoit Samuelson. British athletes clock super-fast times on the track in California, there are heated debates about whether runners should be wearing masks, forty-five athletes break 2:10 in Japan, and Training Talk is all about returning to racing post lockdown.
Published 03/03/21
Holly speaks to England National Marathon Lead, Tom Craggs, about his coaching philosophy. Martin and Anji’s book, Running in the Midpack: How to be a Strong, Successful and Happy Runner, is out on now. Plus, there’s a new women's 5k WR on the road, a new women’s parkrun record, the London Marathon announce their ballot results, Laura Muir lowers the British 1,500m indoor record, and Training Talk is all about injuries.
Published 02/17/21
Martin speaks to Scott Burrell about running with Type 1 Diabetes, Martin and Anji’s book, Running in the Midpack: How to be a Strong, Successful, and Happy Runner, is out on February the 4th, there’s a new u20 indoor World Record over 800m, Jim Walmsley just misses out, NOT10KMPBs is off, London goes big, and Richard Edmunds from Runderwear joins us to share news of their Easter virtual event.
Published 02/03/21
Holly talks to runner and BBC News presenter Sophie Raworth about how running has been her saviour through lockdown. We also talk about XC running distances, running with a mask, and being a lockdown diva. Plus, Training Talk is back with strength training for runners.
Published 01/20/21
On this week’s show Martin and Holly and catch up after the Christmas break. Martin speaks to British rower and three time Olympic Gold Medallist Pete Reed about life after his spinal stroke in 2019. We look back at ‘something on social’ and ‘the world of running’ and Training Talk is back with the benefits of going easy in lockdown.
Published 01/06/21
On this weeks show we say farewell to Tom and Tony in a special end of an era show. Tom, Tony, Holly and Martin celebrate the last 11 years together. Tony brings us his his final Tony's Trials and we listen back to some of the all time time classics. Thank you Tom and Tony. We love yo both. 
Published 12/23/20
On this week’s show Martin hosts with Holly. We're joined from across the pond by Brian Flaspohler to talk 1906 St Louis Marathon, you run by choice, there's no National 2021, there's no XC in the Olympics, the Olympic Marathon route is confirmed. Plus you guys Rate Your Run and flash your Kit Around the World.
Published 12/16/20
Holly speaks to Like The Wind Magazine’s Simon Freeman, Tom’s back in the studio (for the penultimate time!), records tumble in Valencia, and there’s ‘the greatest ever two-day distance double by a Brit’. Plus you guys Rate Your Runs and flash your Kit Around the World.
Published 12/09/20
On this week’s show Martin interview's Tom Bedford about the Team GB Olympic marathon trials, Kilian drops out of the 24hr WR attempt, competition gets the green light post lockdown, there are super fast times at the Delhi HM, some sad news about legendary fell running icon Pete Bland, and you rate your runs!
Published 12/02/20
On this week’s show Martin interviews elite runner Nick Samuels about cardiac issues in runners, there is news about next year’s Olympic marathon trials, the Ekiden relays in Japan get see some speedy times despite no shoes, you share your Marathon Talk kit around the hound and there’s a bumper Rate Your Run.
Published 11/25/20
On this week’s show Tony and Holly are in the house. Holly interviews Team Kerr, the Northern Ireland family who run and roll together. Mo Farah has a fall, Kilian Journet is going for a WR, you share your Marathon Talk kit around the hound and there’s a bumper Rate Your Run.
Published 11/18/20
Martin speaks to anthropologist and author, Michael Crawley, about his latest book, Out of Thin Air, and there’s news from Japan as the Olympic countdown continues. Plus you guys Rate Your Runs and flash your Kit Around the World.
Published 11/11/20
On this week’s show Martin speaks to world masters 1500m champion, 3.57 miler, Welsh and British international and now one of the UK’s leading endurance coaches; James Thie. Thanks to Mymo for supporting the show. We remember Team GB mountain runner Chris Smith, get Mo out of here, Galen goes fast, Laura Muir is up for athlete of the year,  Training Talk gives you 5 ways to run in lockdown, and you rate your runs and share your Marathon Talk Kit Around The World.
Published 11/04/20
Mymo sponsor the show, Martin interviews new British under-23 half-marathon record holder Jake Smith, Tommy Hughes takes down yet another record, and the shoe wars continue.
Published 10/28/20
On this week’s show Martin interview’s the founder and ceo of RunFriendly and the #runsome campaign Scott Cain. Mymo sponsor the show. Records fall at the World Half Marathon Championships, Bigs Back Yard Ultra is still going on, you rate your runs and share your Marathon Talk Kit Around The World.
Published 10/22/20