Episodes
There are some people who are natural born runners, Adam Gemili is one of them. He switched football for sprinting in early 2008 and by that summer was representing GB at the Olympics! His medal collection is growing and he’s currently getting ready for Tokyo 2020 but managed to find some time out to come and join the RunPod fold. Jenni and Adam chat about what it’s like to run alongside the world's greatest sprinters - including Usain Bolt. They discuss the excitement, the nerves, and the...
Published 11/14/19
This week, Jenni is joined by Anna Whitehouse and Matt Farquharson AKA Mother and Papa Pukka. They explore two very different running journeys. From slow starts and 5k's for Matt and early morning sprints and marathon training for Anna. They also talk about keeping fit when you have two kids, overcoming body shame, and buying the gear when you have no idea. Finally, Anna shares some running challenges you can try at home - ever beaten a bus before? You'll want to after this episode!
Published 11/07/19
We’ve heard from some incredible guests on RunPod who really know how to inspire and motivate. Well now it’s time for the ultimate motivator. MR Positive Mental Attitude himself, Faisal Abdalla. Faisal knows a thing or two about fitness and he has got the physique to prove it. With abs of steel, he’s a former Barry’s Bootcamp and Nike master trainer, who has graced the floors of a fair few celebrity homes too-and there's a good reason for it: Faisal's positivity has earned him the name Mr...
Published 10/31/19
What kind of runner are you? The enthusiast; the Forrest Gump; or the reluctant jogger who feels obliged to exercise (and maybe ditch a pound or two along the way). If you're the latter you're in the right place, because that echoes the (true!) story told in 'Brittany Runs a Marathon’, a film that's won over critics and audiences alike. In this episode Jenni chats with the star, Jillian Bell, and director, Paul Downs Colaizzo. Jillian plays Brittany, a chaotic New Yorker who sets herself an...
Published 10/29/19
Every runner looks forward to that moment after time out pounding the pavement when they can refuel and enjoy a decent post-run meal. Well this episode with chef Chris Baber will definitely whet your appetite. As an ex-track athlete, Chris is pretty nifty in a pair of trainers, and is desperate to get back to it after an injury took him off course. In this episode of RunPod, he talks about the joys of running, the sheer intensity of those track sessions and the pleasure of seeing in Christmas...
Published 10/24/19
This week joining the RunPod run club is a man who is faster than most...he has an enviable medal collection and has held the UK 400m record for an incredible 22 years! It is of course the one and only, Olympic medallist and blonde bombshell, Iwan Thomas. In this episode, Iwan gives us an insight into that Olympic mind set, reveals how to psyche out the competition and tells us what really happens in the pre-race holding room. We also learn what a “lactic acid bullet” feels like and Iwan...
Published 10/17/19
In this episode Jenni sits down with a true running machine. An uber gorgeous and mega fit one at that! After becoming Britain's 34th fastest woman in 2012, there's not much Nell McAndrew doesn't know about running. Nell ran 12 miles to get to the studio for this one, braving torrential downpours and traffic. But when they sat down, Nell talked Jenni through her journey from casual jogger to running champ, finding the sport later in life, as well as the food we need to fuel our bodies, and...
Published 10/11/19
In this episode of RunPod, Jenni joins Olympic legend Sally Gunnell at the Great Scottish Run where they explore the rush of crossing that finish line knowing you’re the best in the world! Sally also reveals how it felt when her Olympic career came to a heart-breaking end and Jenni asks what Sally gets out of running nowadays. All of this happens whilst walking through Glasgow city centre, a tricky enough challenge when you’re a highly recognisable Olympic gold medallist!
Published 10/03/19
In this special episode, RunPod takes a little detour to celebrate of the power of podcasts for International Podcast Day. Jenni puts down the trainers to instead tell you about a few podcasts which entertain and encourage her to just keep running! Who knows, you might find you want to give them a go yourself.
Published 09/30/19
In this edition of RunPod, Jenni is joined by a man who is fit - in every sense of the word!! Mark Wright has a reputation as a nifty footballer, he’s proved himself on the Strictly dance floor and he’s a regular in the weights section of the gym but what's more important is that he is also a keen runner. His competitive streak means he can nail an explosive 5k but where does he go from here? What’s the next step in his running journey? Jenni and Mark discuss how running makes him feel, why...
Published 09/26/19
In this special episode, we actually go running instead of just talking about it! Last week we took RunPod across The Channel to France for a magical few days at the Disneyland Paris Run Weekend. Hear what it’s like to be a part of this exciting event, by going on the journey with Jenni and her family. Each of them takes on a running challenge over the course of this episode-how do they get on? You’ll have to listen to find out! If you’ve ever fancied entering a race but the prospect is...
Published 09/25/19
Laura Crane is a former professional surfer and model but is probably best known for her time on ‘Love Island’ 2018. What you may not have known is that she is also an avid runner. Like many of us, Laura finds that running helps to clear her head. In this episode, she gives Jenni a very honest account of living with bulimia and explains how fitness aided recovery by helping her regain control. Laura exudes a passion for running, fitness and sport in general as she talks about the joy of...
Published 09/19/19
When it comes to running, everybody has to start somewhere and in this episode of RunPod, Jenni meets with fellow podcaster, blogger, author and mother of three, Giovanna Fletcher to talk about her running journey. She only started running this year and has already become hooked. Together they explore how one run changed her life forever, altering the way she thinks about sport and her physical limits. They also discuss how running encourages good mental health and body positivity, all while...
Published 09/13/19
RunPod is back – did you miss us? One guest who’s been on our wish list has finally made it to the RunPod run club. Now you might be surprised to hear he’s a running mega-fan as we are more used to hear him discuss justice rather than fitness but criminal barrister Judge Robert Rinder is a proud and passionate runner. Rob explains how running has completely changed his life forever: From over worked comfort eater to sub 3 hour marathoner - just wait till you hear his 5k time!!! - this is a...
Published 09/05/19
Hello! I'm having a small summer break, but don't worry, RunPod will be back really soon. Don't forget to listen back to the rest of the episodes, where you can get inspirational advice and motivation from guests including Kelly Holmes, Amanda Holden, Jo Pavey and Park-Run founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt! I'll be back very soon with more amazing interviews, In the meantime, chuck your headphones on, listen to your favourite episode of RunPod on Global Player and get running!
Published 08/23/19
In this episode of RunPod, we meet Georgie and Ben who introduce us to a sport that is huge across mainland Europe, very much on the rise at a competitive level and as a social, fun activity for all ages. Georgie Lambert decided 'canicross' sounded fun and wanted to give it a go so persuaded Ben to go along with her...let’s just be clear, Ben is her dog! Canicross is a sport that involves humans and their four-legged friends, where dogs run alongside their owners, which in turn can massively...
Published 08/15/19
In this episode of RunPod, Jenni meets a man whose life has taken a complete U-turn in the past 20 years. Jason Vale, aka The Juicemaster, is a man whose habits have changed entirely. When he was younger, he struggled with extreme psoriasis, as well as giving into various vices....he was certainly not the picture of health. However, he made some key changes and is now at his healthiest with running playing a huge part in his new-found regime! This episode is full of tips and suggestions that...
Published 08/08/19
5, 6, 7, 8! I'm sure we’re delighting pop fans everywhere with this week's episode as we recruit Lee Latchford-Evans into the RunPod fold. Lee is not just part of the hugely successful band Steps, he’s also a massive fitness fan - and more importantly a keen runner. Jenni and Lee talk about getting back into training, whether working out with your other half ever works out, and he proposes a fitness challenge that we should all try -- if we're brave enough! You’ll just have to listen to find...
Published 08/01/19
This week Jenni sits down with one of the most recognisable faces in the British running community. With her bubbly personality, can-do attitude and huge social media following, this week RunPod welcomes a three-time Marathon des Sables finisher, and 12-hour treadmill world record holder -- it’s the female Forest Gump, Susie Chan. Together they talk about redefining the limits of human endurance, running in the world’s harshest landscapes and how a half marathon turned into a life-long...
Published 07/26/19
Every runner has a friend who struggles to see the joy of jogging and it soon becomes a challenge to try to convert them. In this episode of RunPod, Jenni’s mission is to convince one of her running friends that there are benefits of running and her ultimate goal is to persuade them to join her out pounding the pavement. The friend in question is TV star and ‘bang tidy, sex god’, Keith Lemon! Along the way Keith describes his first running experience, his reasons to run and he shares tips...
Published 07/18/19
In this episode of RunPod, Jenni catches up with someone who can often be found out running - on those rare occasions when she’s not acting, sitting on the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judging panel or waking up the nation on breakfast radio. Amanda Holden is one of the busiest women about but found time to have a chat about the joys of jogging, her favourite running tunes and sweaty Walkmans! She also shares the secret to staying in great shape, reveals her running motivation and spills the beans...
Published 07/11/19
This week Jenni chats with the Queen of breakfast telly, multi-marathoner and fellow Scot, Lorraine Kelly! They chat about hoodwinking friends into marathons, the joys of keeping fit, they share tips on how to get more active and what will Lorraine’s next big challenge be? You’ll find out right here!
Published 07/04/19
This week Jenni is joined by Bella Mackie, a journalist and bestselling author who proves that running really is a cure for all ills as she reveals how it helped her overcome anxiety, conquer heartbreak and finally live happy. Jenni and Bella discuss falling in love with a city, the Landmarks Half Marathon, finding joy in sports bras and running with dogs. They also tackle the question on everyone's lips: to smile or not to smile? Listen to this one when you need some tender loving care:...
Published 06/27/19
Get ready to be truly inspired because this week Jenni sits down with Adrienne Herbert, a fitness influencer with abs of steel and a positive mental attitude to match. Adrienne found running after her husband had a spontaneous brain annerysm and never looked back. She's since run races around the world and is now a global brand ambassador for Adidas, all while hosting her hugely successful 'Power Hour' podcast. Together they discuss falling down the running 'Rabbit Hole', fitting it all in...
Published 06/20/19
In this episode of RunPod, Jenni is joined by a true running legend. Colonel Dame Kelly Holmes MBE is a runner with more winner’s bling than you can count on both hands. She’s a two time Olympic, and Commonwealth, gold medal winner, as well as a European and World Championships medalist. In addition to her track success, she has served an impressive military career climbing the ranks to Colonel status, she has ‘HGV driver’ down as a skill on her CV and for the last 10 years, she has held the...
Published 06/12/19