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Running Your Stories is a podcast to share stories from runners in the pack! Stories that more people can relate to as these are ordinary people. UK based podcast with friends around the world. We hope that you can find a story to inspire you!

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Running Your Stories is a podcast to share stories from runners in the pack! Stories that more people can relate to as these are ordinary people. UK based podcast with friends around the world. We hope that you can find a story to inspire you!

    Jacob Snochowski - Hardmoors 110 Course Record!

    Jacob Snochowski - Hardmoors 110 Course Record!

    From July 2019 Jacob had to stop running due to "Gilmore's Groin", a debilitating injury that left him unable to walk for more than 15 minutes. Following surgery on 18th December 2019 Jacob has been focussed on training and getting back to his best. By August 2020 Jacob not only completed the gruelling Hardmoors 110, a 110 mile trail race. But he won the race breaking the course record! 
    This is a fascinating chat with a very down to earth champion who eloquently reminds us that we can all achieve a huge amount through self belief and hard work. And of course with help from amazing friends. Jacob would particularly like to thank Sabina, Aga, Gosla, Tadek and Marek. What an amazing support crew Jacob has! 
    Thanks also to Jacob's sponsors La Sportiva, Coros, Mountain Fuel, Bridgedale and Mountain Massage Sports Therapy! 

    • 59 min
    Sabrina Verjee - "It's Not a Record" - All the Wainwrights!

    Sabrina Verjee - "It's Not a Record" - All the Wainwrights!

    Sabrina Verjee - What an amazing athlete and example being set in our sport. Sabrina set out to try to set a new record for ascending "All of the Wainwrights". There are 214 mountain peaks in the Lake District in the UK that Alfred WainWright wrote about in his 7 volume book. A few people have run them all, the route covers 318miles and over 4 times the ascent of Mt Everest. Last year Paul Tierney took the record from Steve Birkenshaw. This year Sabrina attempted it. Completed it. And then gained an even greater reputation by declaring "It's not a record". Sabrina was running, walking, crawling, bum sliding for almost 7 days to complete this epic adventure. Due to injury Sabrina had to lean on some of her supporters to safely descend some hills backwards. Therefore Sabs has rejected the record and vowed to come back and complete it in a pure style in the sprit of British fell running. We catch up with Sabs tired again after supporting her husband Ben on his "Bob Graham Round".
    Sabrina is absolutely clear that the support of her wonderful crew made it a fantastic adventure and would like to take every opportunity to thank: Her husband Ben, Kim Collison, Jacob and Sabina Snochowski, Simon Mills, Sally Fawcett, Tim Miller, Steve Birkinshaw, Tom and Astrid Gibbs, Paul Tierney, Dave Cummins, Charlie Sproson, Jeff Powell Davies, Joe Faulkner, Helen Jackson, James Thurlow, Victoria Rose-Miller, Ben Abdelnour, Shane Ohly, Josh Hartley, John Knapp, Neil Talbott, Nicky Spinks, Mike and Hazel Robinson, Lou Roberts, Bruce Duncan, Dave Spence, Peter Sowerby, Rob Bond, Giles Ruck, Paul Wilson, Gaynor Prior, Wendy Dodds, Jonathan Whilock, Dan Duxbury and Howard Dracup.
    Photo courtesy of @howard.dracup

    • 37 min
    Kim Kennedy - Mary Towneley Loop - Fastest Known Time!

    Kim Kennedy - Mary Towneley Loop - Fastest Known Time!

    Welcome back Kim Kennedy! With no races on Kim took on a Fastest Known Time (FKT) project. Kev joined in at the last minute and together we ran a mixed team fastest known time on the Mary Towneley loop. Check out https://fastestknowntime.com/route/mary-towneley-loop-united-kingdom for more detail. Previous recorded time was 11hrs39 minutes for unsupported mixed team. With a little support, water at 28 miles, we set a new fastest time of 9hrs8 mins! It was a wonderful day out so we would like to share some of the story with you! 
    The Mary Towneley Loop is a 47-mile (76 km) circular route that forms part of the Pennine Bridleway National Trail, along the borders of Lancashire and Yorkshire in the UK. 

    • 49 min
    Gwynn Stokes - Weardale Way FKT

    Gwynn Stokes - Weardale Way FKT

    We welcome Gwynn Stokes to Running Your Stories to catch up about his recent Weardale Way Fastest Known Time and his running in general. The Weardale Way, 78 miles, and over 4000 ft of vertical gain completed in the time of 16h:45m:13s.
    We also chat about Gwynn's past events such as The Montane Spine Race, The Lakeland 100, Dragon's Back, Cape Wrath, Hardmoors, Marathon Des Sables, Back Yard Ultras, Bob Graham Round and his 804 project! 
    If you're looking for inspiration during lockdown then I'd recommend listening to this episode, follow Gwynn's advice and get out locally and see what you can find. 
    https://fastestknowntime.com/route/weardale-way-united-kingdom

    • 59 min
    Joe.Athletic #joegoessub40

    Joe.Athletic #joegoessub40

    Great chat with Joe.Athletic AKA Joe Sweeney talking about how he's thriving in lockdown by challenging himself to run a sub 40 minute 10km! We include some chat about Joe's native New Zealand and his home when he can get back, Paris! Joe has a great attitude and I really enjoyed this inspirational chat, I'm even considering trying a fast flat 10km on the 16th May the same as Joe. 
    Thanks to New Balance New Zealand for sponsoring Joe. Follow Joe on Instagram @joe.athletic and watch the live stream with commentary when he takes on his 10km "race"! 

    • 57 min
    Surviving Lockdown with John Lambe

    Surviving Lockdown with John Lambe

    Guest John Lambe chats with Kev about adapting training during the Corona Virus lockdown in the UK. The chat goes on to talk about the need for support, tolerance and understanding for everyone in our communities. 
    John is influential in the local running scene having set up a group to introduce people to trail running. John promotes social activities between clubs in the area as well as being a dedicated member of his club Acre Street Runners. 
    Please stay safe out there, be thankful to the key workers and let's all support each other. 

    • 1 hr 8 min

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