Ep 2 with double Trail Running World Champion and TDS UTMB Winner Pablo Villa
Welcome to episode 2 of a new podcast for the Trail and Mountain Running Community. The show is hosted by Eoin Flynn, UTMB Finish Line Race Announcer and 10 time Irish International Mountain Runner.
(1m45s) First up, Eoin is joined by fellow Irish International and winner of the EcoTrail Wicklow 29k, Ruairi Long, who brings us the latest trail running race news from home and abroad.
(10m45s) UKA qualified mountain running coach and professional trail running guide and race director Rene Borg, brings us some tips on how to stay injury free during the current CV19 crisis. Rene can be contacted at www.runningcoach.ie
(23m45s) For our feature interview, we speak with the Adidas professional trail runner Pablo Villa who has the following Trail Running CV:
• World Trail Championship winner with Spain in 2017 and 2018
• Podium on the Ultra Trail World 2019
• Multiple prestigious race wins such as Transgrancanaria in 2020
• Spanish Trail Champion and Skyrunning Champion as well as other national podiums
• Professional Adidas Trail Runner with over 30,000 followers on Instagram
Pablo talks us his through his 10 year journey before he found his perfect race performance. He gives us great tips on becoming a better trail and mountain runner and gives his opinions on the various trail running race circuits, doping in the sport and competition from African athletes on the hills. A fascinating interview with a true gent of the sport. Enjoy.
(1hr06m15s) Finally, we check in with Simon Kelly from the Waterville Trail Running Festival before he embarks on a 130km solo run around a single 340m lap. Some people just love to run! All the very best Simon.
The show is sponsored by EcoTrail Wicklow with our very cool soundtrack from Basic Needs with Trail runner Shane O´Mahoney from Cork on drums.
Get your running gear on, let´s go!