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Author: Jody Raynsford & David Hellard

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Running is great, so why aren't the podcasts? Bad Boy Running is a podcast for runners who are bored of the dull and dry podcasts currently on offer. Hosted by friends Jody Raynsford and David Hellard, both running journalists, bloggers and lovable idiots, the show features the conversations they'd have in the pub focusing as much on the camaraderie and social side of the sport as well as the technical. Whether you're a 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon runner or ultramarathon runner, you'll find something in here to be offended by. Bad Boy Guarantee.
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Pamela Chapman Markle is a phenomenon. At the age of 55, she decided to take up running, thanks to the suggestion of a work colleague. However, when she went to sign up for the Rocky Raccoon 50 miler (a pretty punchy first race, admittedly), it was full. Undeterred Pamela signed up for the Rocky Raccoon 100 miler instead... (yes, a 100 miler as her FIRST race!) and the rest is history.  Jody and David speak to Pamela about how she manages to hold down a full-time job while also kicking ass on ultras from the Keys Ultras to Badwater and the Brazil 135. Enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else. Join the conversation! If you want to request a guest or chat about this episode with like-minded drunk runners then head over to the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1609232602668375/ To join, just answer three questions either correctly or hilariously and we'll realise you're not a spam robot and add you! Here's how to get involved: Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/badboyrunningpodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/badboyrunning1 You can also follow Jody at @Ultrarunnerjody and David at @DavidHellard Email us at letters@badboyrunning.com  Buy merch at the Merch Store at www.badboyrunning.com Lastly, don't forget to subscribe! FYB!
In this week's episode, Allie catches up with Sarah Morwood, experienced ultrarunner, winner of multiples races and part of the GB Ultra team who had two horrific accidents but still managed to get back to winning ways. She's unstoppable and a proper badass. Enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else. Join the conversation! If you want to request a guest or chat about this episode with like-minded drunk runners then head over to the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1609232602668375/ To join, just answer three questions either correctly or hilariously and we'll realise you're not a spam robot and add you! Here's how to get involved: Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/badboyrunningpodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/badboyrunning1 You can also follow Jody at @Ultrarunnerjody and David at @DavidHellard Email us at letters@badboyrunning.com  Buy merch at the Merch Store at www.badboyrunning.com Lastly, don't forget to subscribe! FYB!
Nick Anderson has a list of creds as long as a lap of Barkley. He's a Level 4UKA coach, Great Britain and England Athletics running coach, head coach for Polar, Saucony and fistful of marathons and founder of Running With Us. In short, Nick's one of the most respected and experienced coaches when it comes to running. So why is he anywhere near the BBR podcast, you ask? Well, David collared Nick at the Marathon Expo to ask his views on several aspects of running, particular the role that power plays when it comes to racing. If you want to latest research and advice from the man who's at the top of the game, this is the episode to listen to. Enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else. Join the conversation! If you want to request a guest or chat about this episode with like-minded drunk runners then head over to the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1609232602668375/ To join, just answer three questions either correctly or hilariously and we'll realise you're not a spam robot and add you! Here's how to get involved: Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/badboyrunningpodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/badboyrunning1 You can also follow Jody at @Ultrarunnerjody and David at @DavidHellard Email us at letters@badboyrunning.com  Buy merch at the Merch Store at www.badboyrunning.com Lastly, don't forget to subscribe! FYB!
If you’re going to run crazy distances, what better way than to run them in style... and for Coree Aussem-Woltering, that means Speedos. After being on the dark side for a while in the world of triathlon, Coree found him home running ultras after pacing a friend and never looked back. Now a North Face athlete, he has clocked up wins and podium finishes galore but also champions the Mid West - a place traditionally looked down upon by the ultrarunning community which prefers their distances more elevation-focused.  David and Jody speak to Coree to discover more. Enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else. Join the conversation! If you want to request a guest or chat about this episode with like-minded drunk runners then head over to the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1609232602668375/ To join, just answer three questions either correctly or hilariously and we'll realise you're not a spam robot and add you! Here's how to get involved: Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/badboyrunningpodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/badboyrunning1 You can also follow Jody at @Ultrarunnerjody and David at @DavidHellard Email us at letters@badboyrunning.com  Buy merch at the Merch Store at www.badboyrunning.com Lastly, don't forget to subscribe! FYB!  
BBR travels halfway around the world in this episode to discover more about the Hong Kong trail running scene. Jody and David speak to John Ellis, the Aussie-born Hong Kong-based trail running legend who somehow manages to juggle his desk job with hitting what are some pretty horrific/wonderful trails Hong Kong has to offer AND running his own sports brand Gone Running. In this episode, we discover: How John manages to handle running so many races on back-to-back weekends and win The lowdown on why Hong Kong is such a challenging but Exactly what it means to run the infamous 9 Dragons race The hilarious transitions between stage of the equally infamous Four Trails race (taxi anyone?) His terrible/excellent nutrition plan for staying top of his game How he uses strength work to stay injury-free and get an edge on his competition What he believes are the best races Hong Kong and the surrounding areas have to offer Enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else. Join the conversation! If you want to request a guest or chat about this episode with like-minded drunk runners then head over to the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1609232602668375/ To join, just answer three questions either correctly or hilariously and we'll realise you're not a spam robot and add you! Here's how to get involved: Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/badboyrunningpodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/badboyrunning1 You can also follow Jody at @Ultrarunnerjody and David at @DavidHellard Email us at letters@badboyrunning.com  Buy merch at the Merch Store at www.badboyrunning.com Lastly, don't forget to subscribe! FYB!  
Training for ultras is hard. All those long runs and hours spent on trails trying to build endurance and maintain your conditioning. Now imagine having to do that in a war zone. Instead of miles of trails you can run on, you have to train by running a km loop around a dusty compound in searing heat. Or you only have access to a treadmill in a dark, lonely gym. Or a small underground car park. Well, if that sounds grim just wait until you hear what Stephanie Case has to do to get ready for her crazy ultras. A veteran of some of the world's most infamous ultras including the Tour des Geants and Barkley Marathons. As a human rights lawyer for the UN, Stephanie has to do all her training in the most restrictive conditions, having been based in flash points such as Gaza and Afghanistan.  In this episode, Jody and David speak to Stephanie about how she trains for her races in such conditions and discuss the impact of her Free To Run charity, which uses the power of running to help women and girls to overcome the harmful effects of conflict and discrimination. And it is CRAZY, what she's managed to achieve. Well worth a listen. Enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else. Join the conversation! If you want to request a guest or chat about this episode with like-minded drunk runners then head over to the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1609232602668375/ To join, just answer three questions either correctly or hilariously and we'll realise you're not a spam robot and add you! Here's how to get involved: Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/badboyrunningpodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/badboyrunning1 You can also follow Jody at @Ultrarunnerjody and David at @DavidHellard Email us at letters@badboyrunning.com  Buy merch at the Merch Store at www.badboyrunning.com Lastly, don't forget to subscribe! FYB!
Former Army Major Rob Shenton served for over 20 years in theatres of combat including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo and Northern Ireland.  Medically discharged in 2016 with depression and PTSD, Rob found running to be a way to deal with the mental health issues he lives with. He set about challenging himself to run the hottest, highest and coldest marathons on a three-part challenge that took him to the Sahara, up Everest, and to the North Pole. And all in aid of Help For Heroes, who he credits with helping him. Rob now speaks to audiences all over the world about the impact of running and mental health, sharing his journey.  In this episode, Rob reveals: Exactly how running helps him live with the aftermath of working in such extreme environments  How he stumbled upon the idea of his hottest, highest and coldest challenge The painful logistics of even getting to the start of Everest Marathon (it sounds a right slog) Why you want your best friends to be Russian when you're flying in for the North Pole Marathon How he started working with Help For Heroes  He also recalls the experience of sharing a tent with Jody on the 2011 Marathon des Sables (a fellow pioneer, then!) Enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else. Join the conversation! If you want to request a guest or chat about this episode with like-minded drunk runners then head over to the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1609232602668375/ To join, just answer three questions either correctly or hilariously and we'll realise you're not a spam robot and add you! Here's how to get involved: Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/badboyrunningpodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/badboyrunning1 You can also follow Jody at @Ultrarunnerjody and David at @DavidHellard Email us at letters@badboyrunning.com  Buy merch at the Merch Store at www.badboyrunning.com Lastly, don't forget to subscribe! FYB!  
Liz McColgan MBE has a distinguished history of success as middle and long-distance track athlete, becoming world champion for 10,000 metres at the 1991 World Champs, silver medallist in the 1988 Olympics and twice gold medallist at the Commonwealth Games. She also had major success on the road winning New York City, Tokyo and London Marathons. In this very special episode of BBR, David and Jody speak to Liz about her unusual route to becoming world champion, including: Why Liz decided to not have a coach and coach herself through her career Why modern athletes disadvantage themselves by narrowing their racing to just track or road How Liz trained to win her gold medals What she thinks about the state of doping in the sport compared with the 80s and 90s Exactly what it's like coaching her daughter Ailish McColgan and the challenges they face in a mother-daughter coaching team Why her son has been reluctant to follow in the (literal) footsteps of the McColgan dynasty Her take on the Caster Semenya situation   In this episode, David and Jody also introduce a new sponsor. Get ready for some serious weirdness.  Enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else. Join the conversation! If you want to request a guest or chat about this episode with like-minded drunk runners then head over to the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1609232602668375/ To join, just answer three questions either correctly or hilariously and we'll realise you're not a spam robot and add you! Here's how to get involved: Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/badboyrunningpodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/badboyrunning1 You can also follow Jody at @Ultrarunnerjody and David at @DavidHellard Email us at letters@badboyrunning.com  Buy merch at the Merch Store at www.badboyrunning.com Lastly, don't forget to subscribe! FYB!
Cal Major is on a mission to save our seas and oceans. A one-woman force of nature, Cal is founder of Paddle Against Plastic, a campaign designed to create awareness around the problem of plastic through her adventures. And what adventures! Recently, Cal completed an epic journey paddle boarding the length of the UK from Lands End to John O'Groats to raise awareness, collect rubbish and shine a light on the problems in the mainstream press. But that's just the start of it. In this episode Allie and Jody speak to Cal not only about her adventures at sea, but also on what it takes to face up to the mental challenge before, during and after.  Cal opens up about why it has taken so long to talk about her expedition and the pressure to live up to others' expectations on social media and being in the public eye. It's a great interview that gives an insight into what it's like dealing with the mental aspect of many of the huge challenges featured on the podcast. Plus, Jody and Allie catch up with news from the Arran Ultra, London Marathon and discuss some rather hot political topics in the running world right now. Enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else. Join the conversation! If you want to request a guest or chat about this episode with like-minded drunk runners then head over to the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1609232602668375/ To join, just answer three questions either correctly or hilariously and we'll realise you're not a spam robot and add you! Here's how to get involved: Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/badboyrunningpodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/badboyrunning1 You can also follow Jody at @Ultrarunnerjody and David at @DavidHellard Email us at letters@badboyrunning.com  Buy merch at the Merch Store at www.badboyrunning.com Lastly, don't forget to subscribe! FYB!
Rickey Gates has done some pretty interesting runs in his time - in fact, he's something of a pioneer when it comes to inventing new challenges for himself that inevitably leads to others following. In this episode, David and Jody speak with Rickey about his most recent challenge - running every single street in San Francisco, not an easy feat considering the hills the city is known for. The reason Rickey moved away from his beloved trails to take on the most urban of urban running challenges "Every Single Street" Why distance isn’t the only challenge when running San Fran (listen out for the elevation!) How he planned and plotted his route through the city Rickey reveals his “dark alleyway” policy when running through the city What really most surprised Rickey about San Francisco running How others are now taking on the Every Single Street challenge Why he started the FKT Project Rickey's insightful view on the reason behind the rise of FKTs David also ponders the possibility of using one of Rickey's famous running adventures as his and Claire's honeymoon... Enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else. Join the conversation! If you want to request a guest or chat about this episode with like-minded drunk runners then head over to the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1609232602668375/ To join, just answer three questions either correctly or hilariously and we'll realise you're not a spam robot and add you! Here's how to get involved: Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/badboyrunningpodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/badboyrunning1 You can also follow Jody at @Ultrarunnerjody and David at @DavidHellard Email us at letters@badboyrunning.com  Buy merch at the Merch Store at www.badboyrunning.com Lastly, don't forget to subscribe! FYB!
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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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