Episodes
Every guest on RunPod has an amazing story to tell along with the ability to inspire and motivate you to run further, faster and for longer. They might even get you to try running for the first time. In this episode, Jenni is joined by someone who will achieve all these. Danny Bent is one of Britain’s happiest people. It’s official, he made the top 100. Why is he so happy? Because he runs. It’s that simple. Danny loves running and his passion will fire you up too. He’s achieved amazing...
Published 09/25/20
Paula Radcliffe is back! She joined the RunPod run club earlier this summer and now she’s returned with a ton of advice especially for you. Tips on staying fit as winter approaches, suggestions on how to stay on top of good nutrition and a general great all-round motivational chat about all things running! Stick your headphones in, press play, run... Coach Paula will keep you going! Happy running. X
Published 09/18/20
This week joining the Runpod Run Club is a man you will know far more for his music, rather than his fitness. It’s the brilliant Tom Grennan. Tom and Jenni bonded over their inability to do a pull up in the gym, and now you can find Tom mastering the handstand press up on his social media. Tom chats through how he started his fitness journey, finding running after his brother dragged him out during lockdown and starting crossfit, how it affects his mind, improves his performances and work...
Published 09/11/20
We have all heard time and time again that running isn’t just good for your body, it’s good for your mind too. And this week on RunPod, we hear from a someone who has worked out how to combine talking about your mental health with doing something about it. Jessica Robson set up Run Talk Run three years ago in a bid to make both running and mental health support more accessible. It’s a weekly 5k with a difference - the focus isn’t on setting a PB or racing against your neighbour, but listening...
Published 09/04/20
We’ve all heard how running can help you feel good, well this week on RunPod, we hear how it can get you looking good. Alex Crockford is a personal trainer and creator of workout plans that will help you look your best. In this episode he discusses the advantages of running and how your body could be in the best shape. He also suggests other exercises which, combined with running, will produce the ultimate results. An episode crammed with top tips, great advice and motivational words that...
Published 08/28/20
Ever since launching RunPod, Jenni has been inundated with suggestions for episodes from you. Well she has listened! This episode is one that has been requested because we all are desperate to find the dream sports undies.... As nice as it is to look good when we run, it's crucial that you feel good and the right underwear can help - for instance for women it really is important to have the right sports bra, for fellas, the undergarments are equally key to help avoid irritations like chafing....
Published 08/21/20
This week on RunPod, joining the RunPod Run Club is business woman, author, and wellbeing expert Liz Earle! At this time, we’re being encouraged to think about our health and wellbeing and to take a more healthy approach to our lives so for this episode Liz talks to Jenni all about the moment she decided she wanted to start her fitness journey, how she was tricked by her trainer into running and then loved it, her key to a well balanced diet, the importance of sleep and we couldn’t have Liz...
Published 08/14/20
Tony Audenshaw is best known for playing Emmerdale’s Bob Hope and it’s fair to say he loves running. In fact he’s loves running so much, he’s run more marathons than he’s had wives (in the show obviously) - and that’s a lot!!! This week he gets his RunPod Run Club membership and chats about why he loves getting out there in his trainers, rain or shine. We discuss fitting running in around your work schedule, an issue many of us have to deal with, and also give an insight into racing in...
Published 08/07/20
This week on RunPod, joining Jenni down the line is actress and singer and new runner Suzanne Shaw. It’s hard to believe that Suzanne only started running in 2020 and truly caught the running bug by changing the way she thought about exercise. She’s went from wondering whether she could run 5k to running 17k within a month and has really leapt trainer first into the sport. Suzanne talks about how running has helped her to know herself, the benefits that swapping to a plat-based lifestyle...
Published 07/31/20
This week we're initiating not one, not two, but three new members to the Runpod Run Club! From the cobbles of Coronation Street and their brilliant podcast 'Sofa Cinema Club' it's Ben Price, Colson Smith and Jack P Shepherd. The guys chat to Jenni about Colson's running journey- from running for just a few minutes to a weekly 26 miles, how running has helped Ben through lockdown and how he uses running as a kind of meditation and about the time when Jack signed up for the gym, went to the...
Published 07/24/20
This week on RunPod, Jenni is joined by one of Britain’s best long-distance runners, Charlotte Purdue. Charlotte is incredibly down to earth and so easy to chat to, she is also a truly fast runner. Her specialties are half-marathon and marathon distances and her sights are set on Tokyo 2020. In this episode we talk about her intense training schedule and what life is like for a professional runner. We also discuss speeds you have to hit on the treadmill if you’d like to match Charlotte when...
Published 07/17/20
In this week’s edition of your favourite audio Run club, Runpod is presenter, mental health advocate and fellow podcaster Matt Johnson. Matt started his running journey from quite a dark place in his life and since then has used running as a big help for his mental health. Matt shares with us the importance of exercise for his health, his marathon running experiences, his affinity for sprint training and he swaps supplement tips with Jenni. An inspirational listen that will have you...
Published 07/10/20
Joining Jenni for Runpod this week is author, life coach, dating expert and podcaster Anna Williamson! Anna talks to Jenni about falling in and out of love with running through her life, how running has changed for her since childbirth, her London Marathon tale, the dreaded joggers' log, the emotions you feel whilst running a race, the mental health benefits of running and how it helped her come back from a mental health fall out. A very relatable and upbeat listen, Anna's not shy to speak...
Published 07/03/20
Being initiated into the Runpod run club this week is writer, activist and presenter Katie Piper! Katie talks us through her running journey, how she ran away from unhealthy coping mechanisms (literally), building up to running a half marathon and finding a new love for it. Katie tells us how running has become almost a form of therapy for her, never failing to help her in unexpected ways, whether it’s improving her confidence or just giving her the space to work things out in her head. An...
Published 06/26/20
In this gathering of the RunPod Run Club, Jenni chats with someone who is former Special Forces and one of the stars of SAS: Who Dares Wins...Ollie Ollerton. Warning: You will absolutely be desperate to get out for a run after hearing this highly inspiring episode. Ollie very openly discusses a life-defining near-death experience at the age of just 10, resisting his ‘break point’ in the SAS selection process, as well as why running is so important to his mental health now. A fascinating...
Published 06/19/20
Joining Jenni on this episode of RunPod is someone whose name is synonymous with running. She’s run countless marathons and she held the Women’s World Marathon Record for 16 years. Oh yes, it’s Paula Radcliffe MBE! Even though Paula has now retired from official racing, she has by no means stopped running, it very much plays a part of her life and the reasons are entirely relatable. She opens up on what running means to her now, why she loves it so much, whether (or maybe when) she’d run...
Published 06/12/20
In this episode of RunPod, Jenni is joined by Author, Journalist and Podcaster, Bryony Gordon! Bryony tells us about running the marathon in her underwear, how running helps her mental health, competing in an unexpectedly competitive triathlon, the beauty of the universality of running, and how to change your mindset around running - how to run for the gains not the losses. A truly inspiring listen.
Published 06/05/20
Today is Global Running Day and RunPod couldn’t claim to be the Run Club of the podcast world if we didn’t acknowledge such an event! So this is just a reminder why you run, or why you should run. Perhaps it’ll spur you to pop your trainers on and get out there. If there’s one day to pound the pavement, to have a go for the first time or to remind yourself about that amazing feelgood effect running has, then today’s the day!
Published 06/03/20
We're heading down under for this edition of RunPod to talk to best-selling author, podcaster and outspoken PT, James Smith. James has always been fit, he played rugby when he was younger and his job as a PT certainly keeps him in shape, but since lockdown, much to everyone’s surprise-most of all his own- he has caught the running bug! In a short space of time, he’s become hooked...he’s got all the gear, running regularly and is obsessed with PBs... and by the way, he's only been running...
Published 05/29/20
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