Episodes
This week in RunPod, Jenni has to watch her Ps and Qs as she is joined by a Baroness. Michelle Mone is best known for founding Ultimo, a lingerie company that launched the Ultimo bra and in the process she developed a reputation as one of the UK's most successful women in business. However working relentlessly on her company took its toll and Michelle certainly felt that she neglected her health. Consequently when she sold Ultimo several years ago, she also took the opportunity to treat her...
Published 05/22/20
In this edition of RunPod, Jenni is joined by Calum Best! Calum's a nifty footballer, a regular in the gym but hasn’t been running in quite a while....until now. At the start of lockdown, he started running and he is loving it. He loves the challenge, that feeling you get afterwards and what's more, he's got the mindset down. Jenni and Calum discuss setting goals, running in lockdown, the importance of preparation, getting in the right mentality to run, Calum's health journey since arriving...
Published 05/15/20
Ever heard yourself or someone else saying 'I can't run'? Well this week's guest is here to tell you that you can. Amy Lane has written a book described as 'the must have running book for anyone who's experienced a moment of defeatism' and made that very excuse - I can't run. It's called 'I can run'. And not only has she written a book on the matter, she hosts her own running podcast Well Far. She's also the digital editor of Women's Health Magazine, and has an exciting addition to her family...
Published 05/08/20
Published 05/01/20
This week on RunPod in Lockdown, Jenni is joined by possibly one of the most hardcore, fittest people to have joined the RunPod run club, ex-Special Forces, SAS Who Dares Wins DS and 2 x Everest summiteer Jay Morton! In this episode, he reveals what SAS training is really like, talks us through some hardcore endurance challenges he's had to face and continues to set himself, what it was like climbing Everest, and of course how running has been a common theme throughout his life, whilst in...
Published 05/01/20
In this edition of RunPod, Jenni is joined by model, mental health advocate and this month's face of Women's Running Magazine, Shareefa J! Shareefa joined another lockdown edition of RunPod from the comfort of her own home to chat to Jenni all about how running is helping her at this time, how running affects her mental health, how her marathon training was (and is) going, running the Vitality 10k in her pants, and she lets us in on what cryotherapy is really like. Listen in to find out!
Published 04/24/20
Every April since 1981, the London Marathon has seen people pound the streets of the capital. However this year, on account of Coronavirus, the marathon has been postponed till the Autumn. In this episode of RunPod, Jenni speaks with Race Director, Hugh Brasher about the task of changing dates, the challenges of an October London Marathon and what we can do on April 26th instead. They talk about the new 2.6 Challenge which has been set up to help save the nation's charities. They also...
Published 04/17/20
This week on another special episode of ‘RunPod in Lockdown’ we hear from someone who spends all day in self-isolation either running or cooking. Not a bad way to spend the time. Chef Chris Baber is THE man when it comes to inspiring you with a nice post-run meal...he is best known for being that fella on the TV ads, as he is the chef and face of M&S, and in this episode he will whet your appetite for some seriously tasty grub. So we will be talking running and eating - it’s like a...
Published 04/10/20
This week on RunPod, Jenni is joined by a man who has quite a tale to tell. Derek Redmond is an athlete who has excelled at many sports, one of which was sprinting. He went to the Olympics, twice, representing GB but alas both experiences did not go to plan. In this episode, we discuss how in sport, anything can happen and how you deal with the consequences. As a motivational speaker, Derek also shares some great tips and food for thought if you want to run but you’re struggling to get...
Published 04/03/20
This week on RunPod, it’s all about staying active throughout this period of self-isolation and who better to turn to for guidance at this unsettling time than Olympic gold medal winner, Sally Gunnell MBE! Now Sally might not compete on the track any more but she still loves running and the way it makes her feel. Whilst we are limited to going outside to exercise once a day, in this episode of RunPod, both Sally and Jenni champion running as your activity of choice and discuss the impact of...
Published 03/27/20
Disclaimer: This episode was recorded before the announcement that the London Marathon had been postponed. We all know it's hard to run while you're laughing, so you'll have to forgive us for this episode. Helen and Ellie, a.k.a fellow podcasters, comedians, authors, mothers and runners, The Scummy Mummies join Jenni to chat all about their running journeys. They started running not too long ago, but have definitely been hooked, now boasting a full wardrobe of lycra and a running team to...
Published 03/20/20
This week Dick and Dom are in Da Studio. The TV double act have left the bungalow and joined the RunPod Run Club to chat all things running. Their approach to running couldn’t be more different. One follows a programme and has all the gear, the other just runs and has no idea.... With this in mind, in this episode you’ll get tips of what to do...and perhaps some idea of what NOT to do when prepping for a race. The boys are currently in marathon training mode-it’s the first time in 10 years...
Published 03/13/20
RunPod is the run club of the podcast world. And, in this episode, Jenni catches up with someone who helped set up the run club of the YouTube world. 2 years ago Anna Harding quit her role as a radio journalist to turn her passion for pounding the pavement into her job. The most incredible thing of all, she’d only just started running the previous year. This is a story of how running can truly change your life, for the better. Anna’s world has changed in the last 2 years and is now full of...
Published 03/06/20
In this episode of RunPod, we discuss a part of the body that is often neglected or taken for granted by runners, whilst also being one of the key and most important parts we have when it comes to pounding the pavement....yes this week it's all about the feet! In order to sustain an entire episode about feet, Jenni has called in one of the best shoe and foot experts around - Emma Kirk-Odunubi. Not only is she an incredible 'fitness machine' but she knows her stuff. Emma's specialist knowledge...
Published 02/28/20
In this week's episode of RunPod Jenni speaks to Olympic skier Chemmy Alcott. Now after 13 years competing across the globe this woman is one powerful athlete but her pace slows ever so slightly where running's concerned. In fact Chemmy's a self-proclaimed plodder! But that may not be surprising given how many injuries she's had: spinal breaks, femur fractures, bumps and bruises Chemmy's had them all. She runs despite all of this because of that incredible feel good factor - the runner's...
Published 02/21/20
So this is it, the final episode of the RunPod 5K Challenge. If you've made it through all 5 Blocks of training, well done you! And remember if you've found these last few tricky, just take it as slow. This YOUR running journey. But if you're feeling ready to take the plunge, congratulations because weeks of heavy breathing and red cheeks are about to pay off - you're going to run 5K today! Now that you've built strength, stamina and endurance, we want you to run 3.1 miles without stopping....
Published 02/16/20
As you’ll know by now, RunPod is for runners at all levels from beginner to marathoner, but this week we’re going to be helping those of you who are looking to push yourselves and your 5K times just that little bit further. In this episode Jenni meets CrossFit trainer Gustavo Vaz Tostes who’ll tell us how varying your runs and adding weights to your workout can increase power, balance, coordination and speed. It’s all about strength conditioning, stretching and varying the muscle groups we...
Published 02/14/20
So today we're going to really test your progress and put all the things you've learned about pacing and endurance to the test! Now remember you can repeat all of these runs as many times as you like, so just take your time and do what's right for you. As always, good luck, smile and happy running.
Published 02/13/20
Following on from your first run of the week we're focusing on pacing. That's right we want to get you going that little bit harder with confidence! Yet again think about lengthening those legs, keeping your arms nice and relaxed and don't forget to breathe! Happy running!
Published 02/11/20
This is it, you're so nearly there! And what a long way you've come. Now that you've built strength and stamina, in this session we're going to look at your pacing and yet again we're mixing things up with a little bit of interval training! As always think postive, visualise that finish line - you've got this!
Published 02/10/20
Some people love running so much that they want to run everywhere! This is Mimi Anderson. Nicknamed Marvellous Mimi, she quite honestly has a ton of marvellous tales to tell. Mimi has been described as one of the most inspirational female distance runners - in fact, I’d say she is the queen of running a long way! In this episode of RunPod, Mimi describes some of the world’s most exciting and gruelling ultramarathons and endurance races. Whether or not you aspire to ever take part is...
Published 02/07/20
Well done, you've made it block 4 of 6 in your 5K challenge! This one's all about building mental endurance - but nothing too scary, you've done this before. As always think positive, visualise that finish and take it slow - you've got this!
Published 02/02/20
This week Jenni sits down with radio and telly broadcaster, Jamie East, who only started running a couple of years ago and has somehow got himself signed up to now take on the big 26.2 miler round the capital. Yup, he’s running the London Marathon! It’s the biggest challenge for him yet. Jamie has surprised himself and fallen in love with running, appreciating more than anything the way it’s helped him through some darker times. In this episode, he reveals how gadgets helped him run that very...
Published 01/31/20
Now, this one's a biggie so take a deep breath and repeat after me: "You Can Do Hard Things". You are about to embark on the third run of your week, the final run of block three and your first twenty-minute run. Think positive, visualise that finish line and take it slow - you've got this!
Published 01/30/20
Welcome to the second run of your week and the second in Block 3. In this run we're going to be pushing you a little bit futher than you've been before but we are here with you encouraging you all the way. You’ll get a break as per usual and by the end of this episode, you’ll truly feel proud of your achievement. We want to test the endurance you've built so far, and take it just one step further. You’ve got this. Happy running.
Published 01/28/20