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In this episode of the Bad Boy Running podcast, we speak to experienced ultramarathon and endurance athlete Dave Stuart - who also happens to be a Do-Badder!Dave has been a popular member of the Bad Boy Running community right from the start, and during that time he has raced in some of the biggest ultramarathon races in the world.These races include Western States, UTMB, GUCR, various Centurion 100 milers and lots more.Dave's journey is an incredible tale of how someone who is not a professional athlete and has to deal with all the demands of working and having a family can combine training for and racing some of the biggest races in the world (and doing bloody amazing at the same time).Plus Dave NEVER fails to do his press-ups at the finish line. (Watch his finish line video at UTMB to see the man in action!)You're going to love this episode. #FYB!Love the podcast and these videos? Buy us a beer! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/badboyrunning Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning Visit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.com Join the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyr...
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Love the podcast and these videos? Buy us a beer! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/badboyrunning Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning Visit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.com Join the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyr...
Sometimes life throws us a curveball that sets us off on a path we never expected. Jimmy Watkins' story embodies that serendipitous twist, transforming from a rugby player to a runner, and finally a rock star. Our episode peels back the layers of Jimmy's eclectic journey, where the sweat of the track blends with the grit of the stage. Hang on to your headphones as we traverse Jimmy's evolution, his audacious blend of athleticism and music, and the unyielding passion that drives him to keep reinventing himself.When the spotlight fades and the cheers quiet down, the echo of an artist's trials lingers. We tackle the raw truths behind Jimmy's rise to fame, the allure of the spotlight, and the personal costs that come with chasing dreams. You'll hear firsthand about the inner workings of a band—the camaraderie, the conflicts, and the challenging dynamics that can both inspire and stifle creativity. Jimmy doesn't hold back, sharing stories that range from the cathartic release of punk music to the sobering moments of introspection that come with life on the road.Running isn't just a physical pursuit for Jimmy; it's a thread that weaves through his life, bringing clarity amidst chaos. The creation of Running Punks during the lockdown morphed into a community that connects people through the rhythm of their feet and the beats in their ears. We'll explore how rediscovering the pure joy of running became Jimmy's lifeline, and how his personal narrative continues to inspire and resonate with a diverse audience. Jimmy Watkins' tale is a reminder that the drive to create, to run, and to rock out can lead to the most unexpectedly fulfilling destinations.Love the podcast and these videos? Buy us a beer! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/badboyrunning Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning Visit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.com Join the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyr...
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When the rhythm of life throws us curveballs, sometimes it's the beat of our own hearts that guides us back to joy. Join us on a soul-stirring journey with ex-800 meter runner and rockstar, Jody Hopkins, as we track his transition from the highs of athletic prowess to the enigmatic world of music and back again—only this time, he's reviewing albums while pounding the pavement. Prepare for an episode filled with laughter, candid revelations, and the shared understanding that whether in running shoes or on the stage, the race is all about embracing our passions.The tempo changes as I lay bare the struggles of my recent separation, finding solace in the therapeutic duo of running and music. My latest album "Voice" is more than a collection of songs—it's a reflection of my soul's narrative, a story steeped in the intricacies of fatherhood and the quest for personal identity. As we dissect the creative process, you'll discover how each track echoes the simplicity and sincerity of the emotions etched into its making. It's not just about the music; it's about how the rhythms and chords of life play out in the most unexpected ways.We cap off this melodious session with a look back at the sparks that ignited our fire—the morning runs that shaped our childhood, the decisions that molded our futures, and the rediscovery of joy in the paths we once left behind. Whether you're a long-time listener or new to the beat, this episode promises to strike a chord, offering a heartfelt invitation to engage with us further. Questions, laughter, and reflections await in our next heart-to-heart, and we can't wait to continue this symphony of stories with you.Love the podcast and these videos? Buy us a beer! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/badboyrunning Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning Visit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.com Join the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyr...
Have you ever charmed your way into love while chasing horizons on foot? Christopher McDougal, author of "Free to Run," joins us with tales that sprint through the intersections of romance and running. He recounts the serendipitous beginnings of a 25-year marriage, born from a temporary job swap and a proposal interception, against the backdrop of his life now in Hawaii. His approach to training—mixing hill sprints with long runs—might just have you rethinking the way you lace up your sneakers.As we touch on the seasonal dance of training, rest, and indulgence, McDougal draws parallels between grizzly bears and athletes in off-season hibernation. He shares insights on Kenyan marathoners' diets and the need for personal downtime, mirroring the solitude sought by endurance elites like Courtney Dauwalter. The conversation takes a turn through McDougal's literary journey, where he debates stepping away from the running narrative to dive into the uncharted waters of competitive body surfing, likening its nascent allure to ultra-running's early, less commercialized days.Body surfing's minimalist joy, the evolution of trail running gear, and the rich stories behind ultra races—this episode is a mosaic of endurance sports culture. McDougal muses on the possibilities of monetizing bodyboarding and the protective nature of its community against the riptides of fame. We wrap up over 500 episodes of adventure, misadventure, and heartfelt stories, reflecting on the colorful cast of past guests and the vibrant life of an author who continues to push the boundaries of endurance, in print and in the Pacific surf. Join us for a ride through the waves of life and laughter—all while keeping your running shoes (and maybe even your surf fins) at the ready.Love the podcast and these videos? Buy us a beer! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/badboyrunning Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning Visit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.com Join the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyr...
Ever experienced that rush of crossing the finish line, or the bemusement of the quirky parenting advice from your grandmother's era? Strap in for a rollicking journey through the worlds of running and parenting, as we reminisce about Roger Ballester's 4-Minute Mile and find humor in the trials of raising kids today. Whether it's JD's icy challenge or my own 10k personal victory, we celebrate the peaks and troughs that accompany these life adventures, and even share a chuckle over the all-too-familiar signs of a newbie runner.Navigating a race is as much about mental grit as it is about physical endurance, and we're dissecting all the components, from the caffeine-fueled dashes to the camaraderie of run-through events. We consider the balance between community spirit and competitive drive, and don't forget to tip our hats to the amazing volunteers who turn these events into a reality. If you're pondering your next run, we've got insights on personal bests and the strategic gameplay of obstacle courses to help you lace up with confidence.But it's not all about the runners—let's talk about the unsung heroes in football: the goalkeepers. We recount young Hugo's game-changing saves and discuss how such talent can turn the tide of a match. Of course, we also muse over the commercial side of sports, from narrative-driven awards to the sudden rush on goalkeeper kits. With upcoming guests including trail-runner Karine Malcolm and 'Born to Run' author Christopher McDougal, we're gearing up for even more engaging discussions. So join us, without the oversized newbie headphones, for insights, laughs, and tales that might just resonate with your own life's marathon.Love the podcast and these videos? Buy us a beer! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/badboyrunning Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning Visit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.com Join the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyr...
As the sun sets on my tenure as a UTMB commentator, the parallels between tough breakups and difficult career transitions have never been clearer. This week, Corrine Malcolm joins us to unravel the emotional and professional complexities of the trail running world, from the strategic depths of biathlon to the lessons learned in ultrarunning's unforgiving embrace. Together, we dissect the intricate balance required in commentary – the blend of authenticity and diplomacy – and how the commercialization through initiatives like the UTMB World Series is reshaping the sport's landscape and its community.Trail running broadcasts often don't capture the full story, particularly when it comes to women's races. In our conversation, we tackle this head-on, discussing the behind-the-scenes hurdles that can lead to unequal coverage and the innovative strategies that could level the playing field. Furthermore, Corrine and I delve into the navigation of athlete-brand relationships and how understanding mutual expectations can lead to more fulfilling partnerships. Amidst all, we underscore the significance of athlete voices in shaping the trail running future through professional associations.Closing out the discussion, we reflect on the poignant personal narratives of fellow runners and the deep connections forged through shared endurance trials. As your host, I remain ever-passionate about advocating for our community's interests above organizational agendas, striving for transparency and integrity in the evolving world of trail running. The essence of our sport is at a crossroads, and together, with the insights from voices like Corrine's, we're committed to preserving its heart and soul while eagerly embracing the changes ahead.Love the podcast and these videos? Buy us a beer! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/badboyrunning Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning Visit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.com Join the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyr...
Navigating the complexities of life as a new parent while juggling work and passions can feel like a Herculean task. This week, I'm David Heller, and together with Jody, we hash out the trials of fatherhood, the impact of sleepless nights, and the struggle to find time for ourselves. The conversation veers into the realm of sports, where we heatedly debate the effects of media glare on budding athletes. Imagine the pressure felt by young stars thrust into the spotlight and the scrutiny that follows. We also share a warm moment as we celebrate a new addition to Jody's family, and we're left scratching our heads at the historical oversight of Roger Bannister's monumental achievement.Sports journalism carries great responsibility, and in our latest discussion, we delve into the portrayal of young athletes in an era dominated by social media. Do interviews with teenage champions serve to inspire or simply amplify pressure? We explore Jason Henderson's perspectives, dissecting the intricate dance of exposure versus privacy. This episode isn't just about shedding light on the tension between showcasing prodigious talents and protecting their adolescence; it's a dialogue on the ethics of tagging them in posts and the importance of obtaining consent before sharing their stories and images.We wrap things up with some lighter fare, poking fun at the fashion gaffes of new runners and their over-equipped hydration strategies for short jaunts. But between the chuckles, we don't forget the serious issues: the stringent rules surrounding filming at events and the delicacy needed when dealing with the privacy of young athletes. Whether you're a seasoned sportsperson or someone who's just laced up their first pair of trainers, this conversation promises a blend of humor, insight, and reflection on the sport we so deeply adore. Join us for this candid journey through parenting, sports, and the occasional running fashion faux pas.Love the podcast and these videos? Buy us a beer! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/badboyrunning Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning Visit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.com Join the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyr...
Ever wonder what it's like to run a 50k race on LSD? We sat down with Sarah Siskind, a professional comedian and psychedelic advocate, who shares her extraordinary experiences of doing just that. Not once, but twice! Combining a hearty dose of humor and genuine human insight, Sarah walks us through the unique challenges of these experiences, all while shedding light on the stigma surrounding psychedelics.Our conversation takes us beyond just running under the influence of LSD. Together, we explore the broader sphere of psychedelics and their potential benefits for mental health. From treating conditions such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression, to enhancing perception and connection during physical activities, we examine the fascinating impact of psychedelics. However, we also stress the importance of context, safety, and responsible use. It's about understanding and respecting these substances, not advocating reckless behavior.In our chat, we touch on the complex issue of drug use in the US, discussing organizations like Dance Safe and the Zendo Project that offer drug testing and peer support. We even entertain the idea of an "acid division" in races! While we add a dash of humor throughout our conversation, we never lose sight of the very human aspect of our discussion. Sarah opens up about her personal battles with depression and the role psychedelics played in her journey to find joy. Join us for a fascinating, informative, and thought-provoking discussion that might just change the way you view psychedelics.Love the podcast and these videos? Buy us a beer! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/badboyrunning Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning Visit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.com Join the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyr...
Who would have thought that sipping French milk could land you a failed drug test? We're bringing you the fascinating story of cyclists Toon Ayerts and Sherry Boussoud who faced just that situation. We're diving deep into the mysterious world of anabolic steroids, bizarre food risks, and the impact of substances like letrosol on the human body.Raising an alarm for all the trail runners out there, we discuss the bone-chilling incident of Tom Evans' mugging in Cape Town. With an increase in crime rates amidst economic turmoil, it's time to address the elephant in the room - How can runners ensure their safety, especially in potentially perilous areas? We've got some crucial insights for you on this front.Finally, we're not shying away from the recent controversies shaking the running community. We discuss the UTMB's eyebrow-raising decision to not re-invite Kureen Malcolm back for Western States and explore its potential implications on their reputation. This conversation takes a detour into discussing the responsibilities of race organizations in ensuring gender equality and the importance of constructive criticism. Trust us, this is a conversation you wouldn't want to miss!Love the podcast and these videos? Buy us a beer! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/badboyrunning Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning Visit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.com Join the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyr...
Ever wondered what happens when you blend the thrill of trail running, insights from a seasoned expert, and the pulsating world of social media? We sat down with Brian Metzler, a trail running maestro and the founder of Trail Runner magazine, to navigate this intriguing blend. Brian takes us from the heart of a dispute between Gary Robbins and UTMB, through the evolution of trail running and media coverage, to his humanitarian trip to Cuba. His intricate storytelling skills paint a vivid picture of the sport's history and culture, guaranteed to leave you fascinated.We journey across the globe, examining the sport's evolution and the ever-changing landscape of trail running gear. The conversation takes an exciting turn as we navigate controversial stories and controversies involving trail and ultra running. With the recent surge in popularity during the pandemic, we look at the complexities and controversies that come with competition. From the impact of the internet and social media in content creation to the duality of trail running growth, this chat dives deep into the intricacies of the sport.As we wrap up, we ponder on the future of pro trail running and its impact on the sport. We critically examine the current state of trail running and ultra running and the opposing forces driving its growth. Considering how these changes will shape the industry's future, we invoke our listeners to share their recommendations for future episodes. We encourage reviews to help us continue bringing outstanding guests like Brian. Get ready for a detailed exploration that leaves you with a deeper understanding of the world of trail running.Love the podcast and these videos? Buy us a beer! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/badboyrunning Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning Visit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.com Join the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyr...
Ever wonder how endurance challenges could potentially change lives? Tune in to our latest episode where we venture into the captivating world of running, charity fundraising, and personal resilience. We navigate through the inspiring stories of Eddie Izzard and Vernon Kay, who pushed their limits for charity. Every stride they took, every mile they ran, was a testament to human endurance and the power of individual commitment to making a difference. Their trials are not just their own, as we also spotlight the personal journeys of Ben Blows and Jamie McDonald, who have utilized unique and creative approaches to raise money for causes close to their hearts.Meanwhile, the athletic world is not without its share of controversies. We examine the recent ban of talented runner Jacea Zakarowski as a case study, stirring a conversation about the responsibility of athletes and the importance of voicing out issues that matter. Could this ban be a game-changer in the world of athletics? We look into it in our discussion. Also, with Black Friday just around the corner, we couldn't help but touch on the sudden influx of perfume ads, including a critique on the new Burberry perfume advert. And, of course, we couldn't leave out our personal experiences on the track. We share the highs and lows of our training, our experiences with park runs, half marathons, and the excitement of future challenges. As runners ourselves, we're always striving to push our limits, break our records, and overcome whatever hurdles we face. Tune in and join us for a deep dive into a world where every challenge is a journey, and every journey is a story worth sharing.Love the podcast and these videos? Buy us a beer! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/badboyrunning Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning Visit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.com Join the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyr...
As an athlete, imagine running a marathon, but with no sight or sound to guide you. That's the awe-inspiring journey undertaken by our guest, Alex Bunce, as we explore in this episode. Alex successfully completed a 24-hour ultra run, blindfolded and deaf. His bravery and determination are examples of the human spirit's resilience. We dig into his unique training routine, the personal motivations driving him, and the life-altering lessons he learned from this intense experience.Our conversation takes a turn as we dive into the mental aspect of long-distance running, especially when deprived of crucial senses. Alex talks about the effects of sleep deprivation, hallucinations, and the importance of having a reliable support system. He shares his struggles, highlights the support he received, and explains how running became a therapeutic mechanism during his personal crises. We also learn about his innovative 'pain cabin,' a tool that has significantly improved his customer experience and offers a unique insight into his approach.Rounding off our discussion, Alex talks about his successful fundraising campaign, his reflections on the experience, and his future aspirations. The conversation turns towards possible collaborations with universities looking to leverage his experiences for resilience training. This episode is a testament to Alex's indomitable will, his determination to conquer extraordinary challenges, and the power of the human spirit. So, prepare to be inspired, captivated, and possibly even motivated to push your boundaries as you join us on this riveting exploration of physical and mental endurance.Love the podcast and these videos? Buy us a beer! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/badboyrunning Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning Visit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.com Join the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyr...
In this episode of The Bad Stuff, David spills the beans on the birth of his son... welcome Hercules Hunter Hellard, and how he navigated the tricky challenge of being there for Claire during labour while also catching up on reading The Week. Plus, Jody and David discuss the etiquette of offering tea to the non-birthing partner – and whether there is nothing more offensive to a British person than not being offered a cup of tea (the answer - there isn't).If you want an accurate picture of the reality of giving birth, this is not the episode you're looking for.  Love the podcast and these videos? Buy us a beer! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/badboyrunning Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning Visit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.com Join the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyr...
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Chris Brewer

great episode as always.i think it was Allie that mentioned a video on YouTube about running and talking with people in the park, do you have a link for that as it sounds interesting

Nov 3rd
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Craig Walker

Awesome podcast. Very funny. Always look forward to listening to new episodes.

Aug 16th
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