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Hosted by Rick Pearson and Ben Hobson, the Runner's World podcast began as a monthly ramble and is now your indispensable weekly dose of all things running. With new episodes every Tuesday, we're here to inform and entertain you with unique interviews, the latest news, top-notch advice, in-depth discussion and much, much more.

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Hosted by Rick Pearson and Ben Hobson, the Runner's World podcast began as a monthly ramble and is now your indispensable weekly dose of all things running. With new episodes every Tuesday, we're here to inform and entertain you with unique interviews, the latest news, top-notch advice, in-depth discussion and much, much more.

    Beth Potter: 5ks, super-shoes and social media

    Beth Potter: 5ks, super-shoes and social media

    This week we speak with Beth Potter about her incredible performance at the Podium 5K, where she ran a time of 14:41. We also talk about the return of races, the endless debate about super-shoes and whether we've all become too cynical about extraordinary running performances.
     
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    • 31 min
    Kevin Quinn: running and heart surgery

    Kevin Quinn: running and heart surgery

    Of all the possible outcomes of finding out he had four holes in his heart, it seems unlikely that it would make Kevin Quinn a better runner. Yet that’s exactly what’s happened. Following the eight-hour repair operation in February 2016, Kevin has gone from strength to strength. He won the virtual New York City Marathon last year, and recently helped pace Steph Davis to an Olympic qualifying time at the British Olympic marathon trials. Kevin is the founder of Real Runners (realrunners.co.uk), which offers run coaching to individuals, schools and corporations, both in person and online.
     
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    • 37 min
    How to progress your running – sensibly

    How to progress your running – sensibly

    Running coach and strength and conditioning expert Emma Kirk-Odunubi explains how to build mileage and strength in a sustainable way. Check out Emma's website here: emmakirkodunubi.co.uk


    We also discuss the incredible wins for Chris Thompson and Steph Davis at the British Olympic marathon trials.
     
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    • 30 min
    The allure of the 'impossible' race

    The allure of the 'impossible' race

    We're joined this week by ultra runner Damian Hall to discuss the impossible in running, why people chase it and why races like the Barkley marathons captures the attention of runners and non-runners alike.
     
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    • 35 min
    Harassed on the Run

    Harassed on the Run

    We speak with running journalist Kate Carter and Women's Health's Francesca Menato about their own personal experiences of being harassed on the run, the kind of considerations women have to make when running and, crucially, what we all can do to make women feel safer on the move
     
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    Sophie Power talks running and pregnancy

    Sophie Power talks running and pregnancy

    This week we’re talking to the incredible ultrarunner, Sophie Power, who some of you might know from the photo of her breastfeeding her 3-month-old son at the 106 mile UTMB race that went viral in 2018. As Sophie returns to running after the birth of her third child, we talk about the benefits of an active pregnancy and the pelvic floor issues all women should be aware of.


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