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Not another running podcast! Running Podcast, created by your run of the mill, everyday runner. Join and listen to episodes with me Natalie, "@notanotherrunner" as I chat about all things running, training & health related to help keep you motivated, inspired and enthusiastic using an active approach of gratitude and mindfulness.

Not Another Runner Natalie Hawkins

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Not another running podcast! Running Podcast, created by your run of the mill, everyday runner. Join and listen to episodes with me Natalie, "@notanotherrunner" as I chat about all things running, training & health related to help keep you motivated, inspired and enthusiastic using an active approach of gratitude and mindfulness.

    46. Nick Bester - aka @justalilbester Runner, Run Coach. Sub 2:30 Marathoner - What Nick thinks has helped his running improve, and how you can implement this too!

    46. Nick Bester - aka @justalilbester Runner, Run Coach. Sub 2:30 Marathoner - What Nick thinks has helped his running improve, and how you can implement this too!

    Today’s episode I am joined with Nick Bester, a runner and Run Coach. Nick is from South Africa, and moved to London 4 years ago, he has been running since 2010. He worked in the corporate world for 10 years, and recently became a Run Coach.

    Nick shares with us today

    - what inspired him to start running, why he runs and his #WhyIRun

    - to what he attributes his great improvement in his running, and it’s probably not what you think... - how he has made his daily routine work for his running,

    - how he makes his strength training simple but super effective

    - very valuable tips and advice for runners

    - how he has helped keep his athletes motivated during this difficult year

    - his Comrades (ultra)Marathon experience (96km)

    - His Sub 2:30 Marathon, and specifically his most recent Marathon PB of 2:28:35

    Links

    Nick Bester

    www.instagram.com/justalilbester/?hl=en

    Blog: www.justalilbester.com/

    Alternative Morning Routine:

    www.justalilbester.com/post/alternative-morning-routine

    Natalie - Not Another Runner

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/?hl=en

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/notanotherrunner/

    • 1 hr 21 min
    45. Ruth Bennett @ruth_runs "Keep Going, and never give up" - How to remain motivated with your running.

    45. Ruth Bennett @ruth_runs "Keep Going, and never give up" - How to remain motivated with your running.

    Ruth Bennet, is a wife, mother to two and a Secondary School Drama Teacher. Ruth who is also widely known as @ruth_runs online via Instagram is a Team Runderwear, Runr and Pretty Athletic and Premax Ambassador. 

    Ruth started running in 2001. Much of her running journey began with her late father. Ruth will be running this Saturday - a Marathon to Mark the milestone birthday she has coming up next week. Ruth will be raising money for the local Hospice Charity which supported her and her sister when her father passed. You will hear about Ruth’s father in this chat - and the link to Ruth’s Just Giving Page is in the show notes for this Podcast, please see Apple Podcasts - and see the Show Notes below.

    This was such a great chat with Ruth - I’d been wanting to get her on Not Another Runner Podcast for such a long time, it ended in perfect timing - right before Ruth's big birthday and Birthday Marathon Fundraiser. 

    We chatted abut Lockdown, and how she managed these difficult times with balancing family and training. We spoke about motivation, and how to remain motivated in training; injury and how coming back can make you so grateful, and we spoke of how Ruth has improved with her running over the years. Ruth tells us how she went from a 2:15 Half Marathon in her Twenties to 1:44 and how she improved her marathon from 5:25 to 3:55 at age 39. 



    Links

    Ruth Bennett 

    https://www.instagram.com/ruth_runs/

    Just Giving - Birthday Marathon Fundraiser

    www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ruthrunsamarathon2020?newPage=True 

    Website 

    www.ruthruns.co.uk 



    Natalie - Not Another Runner

    www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/

    www.facebook.com/notanotherrunner/

    notanotherrunner.home.blog/

    All Other Links: linktr.ee/notanotherrunner

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Not Another Runner's Life #2 with Marcus BrownMarathon Training, Black Trail Runners, Injury and TikTok and Instagram Reels

    Not Another Runner's Life #2 with Marcus BrownMarathon Training, Black Trail Runners, Injury and TikTok and Instagram Reels

    This Episode of the Podcast is the 2nd instalment of the Not Another Runner’s Life, where I am joined by my co-host Marcus Brown. This is a conversation between two friends, discussing: 

    Current events in the Running World and Community
    Inspiring stories and snippets from both our Podcasts
    What we have learnt within the month from the World of Podcasting
    Current and trending topics
    Questions for each other; including how we are doing with training, running and life

    And then we finish off with something positive.
    This Month we discuss Marcus’ very busy and exciting schedule, the inspiring episodes he has published over on his Podcast: A Runner’s Life this past month. Marcus informs us all on Black Trail Runners - their aim, and how he is involved with the community. We also hear about Marcus’ Marathon Training and upcoming Goal.
    I catch up with Marcus about Not Another Runner’s latest episode with ultra runner and Elite Runner and Redbull athlete Tom Evans, Marcus shares his views on this episode and I confess to one of the embarrassing and big mistake I made during that interview, but also some great take aways and insights from this interview, and what myself and Marcus observe from hosting a Podcast. I catch you all up on what’s been going on in my little world; we chat about injury and living daily with pain. I speak about my recent Month-long meditation and what I have noticed since not practicing daily, and one tip I find useful with meditating.
    One of the biggest things we talk about in this episode, is remembering that we can only control that which is within our control. And approaching stressful situations in a calm manner where possible. Why you can prepare the best you can, but still on the day things won’t always go to plan, but reflecting on the experience is beneficial for moving forward.
    We talk about social media, including Instagram Reels, TikTok - and the benefits of utilising Social Media. I explain how I have used Instagram and Instagram Reels to source Podcast guests and material!!

    • 1 hr 28 min
    43. Tom Evans - Professional Ultra Distance Runner. CCC winner 2018, Western States Endurance Run 2019 - first 100 miler and placing 3rd. "If you run you are a runner!"

    43. Tom Evans - Professional Ultra Distance Runner. CCC winner 2018, Western States Endurance Run 2019 - first 100 miler and placing 3rd. "If you run you are a runner!"

    What to Expect:

    Marathon Des Sables - Tom’s first Ultramarathon - becoming the first non Sub-Saharan to Podium in this Race.
    Not owning a GPS watch prior to MDS - yet placing top 3
    What was his biggest Lesson he learnt from MDS and that experience of his first Multi Stage Race 
    What Tom Thinks is one of the biggest mistakes athletes make
    What has ultra-running taught Tom 
    Placing first in CCC 
    What did he expect going into CCC and how he approached the race
    How he overcame a bad race experience at CCC
    Western States Endurance Run 100 Mile (WSER)
    What was the most difficult part of WSER
    Tom's surprising fuel strategy for WSER Tom's thoughts on Imposter Syndrome
    Why tom Thinks - if you run you are a runner
    Tom answers a fireball round of questions you guys sent in: including favourite session, best recovery tip, hardest ever session, his go-to pre race meals, and race fuelling strategy.
    Tom’s biggest inspiration
    Tom’s biggest advice to Get Up and Get Going..
    Why a strong purpose is important
    What Tom’s advice would be for anyone looking to get into ultra running distance


    Tom Evans
    Instagram
    www.instagram.com/tomevansultra/
    Youtube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/user/thomasagevans
    From 0-100
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1QNYFFhK0g&t=616s
    Process not Outcome
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jUf6gEYL3I

    Not Another Runner - Natalie
    Instagram:
    www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/
    Blog:
    //notanotherrunner.home.blog/
    Facebook:
    www.facebook.com/notanotherrunner/
    All other links:
    linktr.ee/notanotherrunner

    • 1 hr 6 min
    42. Not Another Runner Podcast Celebrates 1 year!!! An Interview by Carl Orme with the Host of Not Another Runner Podcast

    42. Not Another Runner Podcast Celebrates 1 year!!! An Interview by Carl Orme with the Host of Not Another Runner Podcast

    Not Another Runner Podcast Celebrates its one year anniversary - 22/06/20. 

    To Celebrate the occasion we hear from some of the Previous Guests of the Podcast, and I share with you the Interview I did for Carl Orme - @fighting_the_dadbod 's Instaviews. 

    So instead of me interviewing someone - today you’ll get to hear me the Host being interviewed, and a little more about how I set up the Podcast, and my Profile on Instagram, why I live by the mottos: Get up and Get Going and Keep Going, my 14+ year rollercoaster of dealing with mental heath conditions, what is crucial to me with managing my mental health, the grief of losing my brother, what inspires and motivates me and how I have been managing with my injury and not being able to run. I also talk about some big Goals for the Podcast and more.



    00:00-06:47 Welcome to the Final Episode of Series 2 and

    to the One Year Anniversary of Not Another Runner Podcast

    06:47 Andrew Fulford

    7:30 Katie

    09:08 Cari Brown

    09:37 Laura Jones

    11:06 Gabe Cox

    13:39 Berni Kent

    15:39 Gavin Mclean

    18:11 Catrin Davies

    21:14 Carly Barnes

    23:01 Lizzie Dimond

    25:04 Jon Flyn

    26:12 Katie Tucker

    31:45 Chris Green

    35:14 James Shoulder

    39:40 Carl Orme interviews Not Anther Runner

    48:29 Shout Outs



    Links

    Carl Orme 

    https://www.instagram.com/fighting_the_dadbod/



    Natalie - Not Another Runner

    Red Hot Mindset interview:

    My Interview for Gabe's Podcast

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD-yfbVc7v8&feature=youtu.be 



    www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/

    www.facebook.com/notanotherrunner/

    notanotherrunner.home.blog/

    All Other Links: linktr.ee/notanotherrunner

    • 1 hr 32 min
    41. Ashley Fraser @my_london_marathon - How Running a Marathon has Transformed Ashley's Life, and why we should never compare! "Each of us have our own journey and that is powerful"

    41. Ashley Fraser @my_london_marathon - How Running a Marathon has Transformed Ashley's Life, and why we should never compare! "Each of us have our own journey and that is powerful"

    Today's Epsiode I welcome to the Show Ashley Fraser, aka @my_london_marathon 
    Ashley Fraser who grew up in the Highlands of Scotland. Has moved around and lived in Dubai where she worked as Cabin Crew for Emirates Airline, she was lucky enough to travel the world and see many different place. Ashley moved from Dubai to Melbourne where she lived and worked for three years. She ran her first ever Half Marathon in 2014 and it was the toughest race she has ever ran, she didn’t take up the sport properly then until 2017 when she discovered she had a spot for the London Marathon 2018, and had to get training for her first Marathon, an experience she describes : transformed her life. I related with so many things Ashley had to say during this chat - and I have to read you what she told me about running so in Ashley’s words:
    “For me, running is so much more than putting one foot in front of the other. Running is a mindset, an escape, a challenge, a way to push boundaries, a way to achieve the impossible. When I run, I zone out into my own little world and feel completely at one with myself in those moments. I escape the pressures of modern-day life and it’s just me and the road/trail ahead of me. I am motivated by how healthy I feel when I run, my body confidence and general wellbeing vastly improve. I love being part of an amazing global community where everyone encourages and supports one another. Every runner I see out there on the road or trail inspires me. Everyone has their own story and reason for running and each and every one is an inspiration.”
    I loved reading this - and couldn’t not share her words - Thank you Ashley for taking the time out of your schedule and coming onto the Podcast to share your story with others, your positivity, kindness and enthusiasm is just amazing to witness, and I'm sure everyone listening today will enjoy as much as I got to enjoy chatting with you. 

    Links
    Ashley Fraser
    www.instagram.com/my_london_marathon/
    www.vivination.co.uk/qa-my-running-story-with-ashley-fraser
    Jon Flyn @this_man_runs 55 Challenge
    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/999then55
    Natalie - Not Another Runner
    www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/
    www.facebook.com/notanotherrunner/
    notanotherrunner.home.blog/
    All Other Links: linktr.ee/notanotherrunner

    • 1 hr 11 min

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