Episodes
Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 120 is another interview with Luke Nelson, chiropractor at Health and high Performance. In this episode we discuss hamstring Tendinopathy. A hamstring tendinopathy is an over use injury of the high hamstring tendon where it attaches to the ischial tuberosity (sit bone of the buttock). Typically, this condition occurs in runners who have suddenly increased their training volume/intensity, or started hill running. Those with a developed hamstring...
Published 08/03/21
Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 119 is an interview with Louise Burke. Louise is a sports dietitian with 40 years of experience in the education and counselling of elite athletes. She worked at the Australian Institute of Sport for thirty years, first as Head of Sports Nutrition and then as Chief of Nutrition Strategy. She was the team dietitian for the Australian Olympic Teams for the 1996-2012 Summer Olympic Games. Her publications include over 350 papers in peer-reviewed...
Published 07/27/21
Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 118 is an interview with Ruth Croft. New Zealand trail running sensation Ruth Croft ran for 17hrs 33mins 48s put her on  the podium in a stunning debut at one of the world’s most-competitive ultramarathons. In her first attempt at the 100-mile (161km) distance, more than 60km further than she has ever raced, Croft was the second female home and ninth runner overall at the Western States Endurance Run, in California. She won the 102km Tarawera...
Published 07/20/21
Welcome to the podcast! This is a bonus episode with listeners sharing with us the best advice for running that they have ever received. If you do enjoy this episode, please go on over to Apple podcasts to rate, review and subscribe. It really helps grow the audience and the show. I appreciate your help! Are injuries or niggles ruining your enjoyment of running and hindering your performance? Get on top of these and see the specialists at Health and High Performance. Utilizing the latest in...
Published 07/16/21
Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 117 is an interview with Andrew Wynd. Andrew is an Australian expert physiotherapist with a special focus on foot and ankle problems. With over 20 years of clinical experience, he typically deals with complex cases from both elite athletes to everyday runners. Having represented Australia in 2 x world championships in cross country skiing, Andrew has mixed it up with some of the fittest athletes in the world and has even won the Rialto Stair...
Published 07/13/21
Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 115 is an interview with Dean Karnazes. Dean is a two-time New York Times bestselling author and an icon in the running world. TIME magazine named Karnazes one of the '100 Most Influential People in the World.' An internationally acclaimed endurance athlete, he is the winner of an ESPN ESPY, a three-time winner of Competitor magazine's Endurance Sports Athlete of the Year award and the recipient of the President's Council on Sports Fitness &...
Published 07/06/21
Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 114 is an interview with John Stocker, from Oxfordshire, ran a Last One Standing world record with more than 337 miles in 81 hours (just over 3 days) at the Suffolk Backyard Ultra, which was held the weekend of the 5th June. John has run many ultras including the Thames Ring, the Spine, the Arc of Attrition and Spartathlon. He is a father to three children, a husband and a coach. As a new part of the podcast, Tom Dade has kindly agreed to add a...
Published 06/30/21
Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 113 is an interview with Stephanie Case. Stephanie is a human rights lawyer, ultra-distance runner and women’s rights advocate with expertise in conflict settings and humanitarian emergencies. In 2009, she gave up a career in corporate law to work for the United Nations (UN) in Afghanistan, Palestine, Malaysia, Switzerland and the United States, and for non-governmental organizations across Africa. She founded Free to Run in 2014 with the aim of...
Published 06/22/21
Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 112 is an interview with Beau Miles. Beau describes himself as an ‘award -winning film maker, poly-jobist, speaker, writer, odd’ If you have seen his videos on YouTube or running festivals you would probably agree!! In this episode we discuss his new book “The Backyard Adventurer; Meaningful and pointless expeditions, self-experiments and the value of other people’s junk”. I am planning a new bonus episode that involves listener feedback again! I...
Published 06/15/21
Welcome to the podcast! Episode 111 is another interview with Luke Nelson, chiropractor at Health and high Performance. In this episode we discuss Medial Tibial stress syndrome, more commonly known as shin splints. Shin splints is the label often given for shin pain, but there are a number of things that can cause pain in the shin, so here we discuss some of the key causes. If you enjoy this episode, please go on over to Apple podcasts to rate, review and subscribe. It really helps grow the...
Published 06/11/21
Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 110 is an interview with Megan Harper and Matt Veenstra, the directors of GSER, The Great Southern Endurance Run. In this episode we discuss their involvement in the ultra-running scene, the new course and distances on offer, increasing the community feel in ultra running, and how they are encouraging female participation in the sport. They are also giving away a free entry to the race! Stay tuned to the end of the podcast to hear how you can...
Published 06/08/21
Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 109 is another bonus episode! This time listeners recorded what they learnt form 2020. In spite of it being a difficult year, there was certainly a lot to learn and grow from. I hope you feel you learnt something positive last year! Maybe you can relate to some of these that listeners share. I hope you find this an inspiring and uplifting episode, especially if you are enduring more rounds of lockdown. If you do enjoy this episode, please go on...
Published 06/02/21
Welcome to the Peak Endurance podcast! Episode 108 is another interview with the amazing Maggie Guterl! Just a few weeks ago Maggie won the inaugural Cocodona 250. Maggie was first female and 7thoverall in a time of 85 hours, 32 minutes and 27 seconds. The Cocodona 250 links together some of the most iconic trails and towns in Arizona for one monumental undertaking of 250 consecutive miles. The race starts in Black Canyon City at Rock Springs Cafe and traverses a continuous 250 mile...
Published 05/31/21
Welcome to the podcast! Episode 107 is a Down Under 135 special! DU135 is renowned for being an extremely tough race; it has a high dropout rate, tough cut offs and long finish times. This year was no exception, with only two finishers! First was Nigel Hill in 52 hours and 36 minutes, followed by Tom Dade in 53 hours and 11 minutes. The race threw everything at them; steep ascents, slippery descents, off-trail sections and river crossings. The weather added another element, with driving rain...
Published 05/25/21
Welcome to the podcast! Episode 106 is a collaboration with Andrew Lorenzo and Zac Domagalski from Breaking the Barrier podcast. We both hit 100 episodes recently so thought we would get together and discuss our podcast journey. This is just a general chat and I really hope you enjoy it! If you do enjoy this episode, please go on over to Apple podcasts to rate, review and subscribe. It really helps grow the audience and the show. Thanks so much for your ongoing support! Are injuries or...
Published 05/17/21
Welcome to the podcast! Episode 105 is an interview with Bernadette Benson, who describes herself as A whole-food, plant-based CanAussie ultra runner living in Wandiligong, Australia. But Bernadette is so much more than that! She is an amazing athlete who has led the adventure life for many years, and doesn’t look to be stopping anytime soon. I have followed Bernadettes adventures for years and always found her incredibly inspiring so thought it best to get her on the podcast and hear from...
Published 05/13/21
Welcome to the podcast! Episode 104 is a short bonus episode that involves you, the listener! I asked ‘why do you run’ and this podcast is the replies of friends and listeners. I think having an overall why as well as an important why for each event, helps to keep us motivated and focused for our runs. I hope some of these resonate with you, or that they inspire you to think of your own why. Either way, I hope you enjoy this different podcast! If you do enjoy this episode, please go on over...
Published 05/10/21
Welcome to the podcast! Episode 103 is an interview with me about my latest big run. I am joined by guest hosts Ron Tait and Tracey Davies, both whom were members of my crew. This was a really tough run for me and a totally new experience; further than I have ever gone before, and an individual challenge rather thana race. In this episode we delve into what motivated me to undertake this epic challenge, how I kept going when I wasn’t feeling the best, and what it takes to crew someone over...
Published 05/04/21
Welcome to the podcast! Episode 102 is a fun interview with Stephen Redfern and Nikki Wynd. Ron also joins in with some questions! In this episode we discuss the recent 48 hour Australian track championships in Canberra. Nikki and Stephen both came second in their respective fields and it’s really interesting to hear the different perspectives of the veteran at 48 hours (Nikki) compared with Stephen, who was running his first 48 hour. I hope you find it fascinating too! If you enjoy this...
Published 04/20/21
Welcome to the podcast! Episode 101 is an interview with Bich Jennings. I met Bich when we were sweeping together at Archies earlier this year. We shared the trail for about 16 hours so had lots of time to chat. I thought she had such an interesting story that I invited her onto the podcast. If you enjoy this episode, please go on over to Apple podcasts to rate, review and subscribe. It really helps grow the audience and help me get high profile athletes on the show. Thanks so much for your...
Published 04/13/21
Welcome to the podcast! I can’t believe it’s episode 100. I am so excited and proud to have made it this far! I never dreamed I would make it here. To celebrate, episode 100 is an interview with the person who was on my first episode, Nikki Wynd. Nikki and I have been friends for many years and was kind enough to be my first ever guest and help me get this podcast started. I always love chatting with Nikki, and this episode is no different. I really hope you enjoy our very relaxed chat about...
Published 04/06/21
Welcome to the podcast! Episode 99 is an interview with Luke Nelson, chiropractor at Health and high Performance. In this episode we discuss ITB syndrome. ITB syndrome tends to be a common new runner’s injury but is not only limited to beginner runners. Plenty of experienced runners have to deal with this, especially those of us who love getting out in the hills! In this podcast we discuss how to deal with this very annoying condition. When I was a new runner I made the classic mistake of...
Published 03/30/21
Welcome to the podcast! Episode 98 is an interview with Kay Bretz, an amazing ultra runner who was Australian Ultra runner of the year in 2019. Kay is an ex-consultant, a successful corporate leader and elite athlete who has learned to master the inner game. Letting go of his limiting beliefs made him the fastest-ever Australian at the 24-hour world championships. He ran 259.67 km Now, he uses his expertise to guide leaders and organisations on their transformation journeys. In this episode...
Published 03/23/21
Welcome to the podcast! Episode 97 is an interview with Annabel Hepworth, an amazing ultra runner. She has recently been awarded the with the Helen Stanger Award For the greatest single best ultra running achievement by a female under the age of 60 and the Ultra Performance of the Year Award Nominated by and voted on by the AURA members for your Across the Years 10 day performance 2019/2020. She won these two awards for the same event when she broke the Australian women’s record back in...
Published 03/16/21
Welcome to the podcast! Episode 96 is an interview with Luke Nelson, chiropractor at Health and high Performance. In this episode we discuss knee pain. Patellofemoral pain affects 1 in 10 males, and 1 in 5 females.  With the name “Runner’s knee”, it is the most common injury seen in runners with close to 50% of runners experiencing this condition. We discuss what it is, how to treat it, what exercises you can do to help it, taping for knee pain & how to keep training with knee pain! If...
Published 03/09/21