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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.

    Special: We speak to Nike about the alphafly

    Special: We speak to Nike about the alphafly

    Jane went out to New York for what Nike were calling its 'Olympic Summit' but it turned out to be the global alphafly launch, so armed with her microphone she recorded this special episode, interviewing Tony Bignell, VP of footwear innovation and finding out what the latest ruling from World Athletics really means in relation to this shoe, what Nike are doing to meet the new rules and the greater implications to the sport. She then caught up with KJT and Dina Asher-Smith to discuss their preparation for Tokyo 2020.


    This was recorded at a live event so the audio in places is patchy. This special has not been sponsored by Nike. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 20 min
    Paul Tonkinson AND Damian Hall

    Paul Tonkinson AND Damian Hall

    A double dose of running chat this week as RW columnist, comedian and now author Paul Tonkinson joins us in the studio to discuss his new book as well as how running is a form of escapism, while Damian Hall joins us on the phone to discuss his recent record breaking run of the Paddy Buckley and his return to the UTMB. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 31 min
    Eddie Brocklesby: why you're never too old to start running

    Eddie Brocklesby: why you're never too old to start running

    Author, CEO and founder of Silverfit, Eddie joins us to explain how starting running at 50 helped her discover a passion for being active and started her on a journey towards helping others achieve more than they ever thought possible.
    Kieran Alger steps in to co-host with Ben, whilst also delivering his monthly dose of tech, focusing very much on the environmental impact that running shoes are having and Kerry tops off the episode with some news, including his return to parkrun and why a trip to Woolacombe isn't for the fainthearted. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 35 min
    How to be a greener runner

    How to be a greener runner

    With the impacts of climate change being felt around the world, we look at what runners can do to reduce their carbon footprint. From run-commuting to rejecting race T-shirts, there are plenty of ways we can all become greener runners. Need more inspiration? We speak with Rima Chang (aka Tyre Lady), who's dragging a tyre around marathons and ultras in a bid to raise awareness about reducing waste @tyrelady For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 27 min
    Kipchoge Vs Bekele, banning THOSE shoes and running and fatherhood

    Kipchoge Vs Bekele, banning THOSE shoes and running and fatherhood

    After the news last week that Kenenisa Bekele will be running the London Marathon this year and thus racing against Eliud Kipchoge, we discuss what an amazing race this could be if both runners bring their A-game and how it could be too close to call. We also discuss the impact that a possible banning of the Nike NEXT% could have and finally on a lighter night, with the imminent arrival of Rick's first child, he and Ben have a chat about kids, running and great it can all be. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 40 min
    Lisa Jackson: the joy of last place

    Lisa Jackson: the joy of last place

    Runner's World's new columnist, Lisa Jackson, says the back of the pack is where it's at. As someone who's finished dead last in 25 marathons, she's not bothered about pace or PBs, but instead runs for a sense of connection. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 34 min

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