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Sparta Chicks Radio shares inspiring stories coupled with practical, tried-and-tested-in-the-real-world advice from successful women in all walks of life about the realities of fear, self-doubt, courage, bravery, success and living life on your terms. From world class athletes, brilliant business minds to everyday women undertaking epic adventures, Sparta Chicks Radio will help you tap into your inner strength, courage, bravery and determination so you can chase your dreams and live a more fulfilling life on your terms.
Find out more at www.spartachicks.com

Sparta Chicks Radio: Mindset | Confidence | Sport | Women Jen Brown - Running and Triathlon Coach, Author and Mindset Coach for Women

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    • 4.8 • 126 Ratings

Sparta Chicks Radio shares inspiring stories coupled with practical, tried-and-tested-in-the-real-world advice from successful women in all walks of life about the realities of fear, self-doubt, courage, bravery, success and living life on your terms. From world class athletes, brilliant business minds to everyday women undertaking epic adventures, Sparta Chicks Radio will help you tap into your inner strength, courage, bravery and determination so you can chase your dreams and live a more fulfilling life on your terms.
Find out more at www.spartachicks.com

    #178: Lucy Barnard on Walking the Length of the World

    #178: Lucy Barnard on Walking the Length of the World

    A few weeks ago, Sparta Chicks Radio celebrated its 5th birthday. 
    And there is no one I’d rather share that celebration with than this week’s return guest, Lucy Barnard! 
    Lucy is attempting to become the 1st woman to walk the length of the world.
    She set off in February 2017 from Tierra Del Fuego in Argentina to walk to Barrow, Alaska; a journey of 30,000km /20,000mi across 15 countries that she anticipated would take about 5 years. 
    When Lucy first joined me on the podcast in March 2018, I realised we share a unique connection; we both started our respective journeys - Lucy started walking and I published the first podcast - on the very same day in 2017.
    That conversation turned into our first anniversary / birthday celebration and we agreed to catch up each year for an update on her progress! 
    Needless, the pandemic has interrupted her plans again in 2021. 
    But that wasn’t going to stop us from talking - and in fact, this could be my favourite of all our conversations! It’s very different from our previous conversations. 
    In this wide-ranging conversation, we discuss everything from what happens when you’re derailed or blindsided by things outside your control to identity, goal setting, values, fear, comparison, self-reflection and the power of community.
    Get the full show notes for the episode here.

    Visit the Sparta Chicks Radio website here 
    Follow Sparta Chicks Radio on Facebook: facebook.com/SpartaChicks 
    Follow Lucy on Instagram: @tanglesandtail

    • 1 hr 24 min
    #177: Gill Castle on Birth Trauma, Stoma Bags & Swimming the Channel

    #177: Gill Castle on Birth Trauma, Stoma Bags & Swimming the Channel

    Today you’re going to meet the awesome Gill Castle (you’ll understand the significance of the ‘awesome’ once you listen to this conversation!
    Gill describes herself as a very ordinary person and Police Officer before the birth of her son in 2011 changed her life. 
    His premature birth left her with traumatic injuries, the full extent of which weren’t identified by doctors for 5 days. Those injuries included a fistula, a hole in the wall between her rectum and vagina that left her with faecal incontinence and needing to use a stoma bag (a colostomy bag) for the rest of her life.
    A very long physical and mental recovery followed.
    Then one day she read an article - she’ll tell you about it in this conversation - that changed the trajectory of her life. And the rest, as they say, is history.
    Since then, she’s done triathlons, scuba dived, skydived, sea kayaked and taken up ocean swimming.
    And now she’s training for her next challenge: 5 years ago Gill couldn’t swim in the ocean without opening her eyes and now she’s training to swim across the English Channel!
    You might be tempted to call her an inspiration, but she actually hates that term. She describes herself as the most ordinary person who just had a life-changing experience that has made her appreciate everything and want to try everything. 
    And she will leave you wanting to do the same.
    Get the full show notes for the episode here.

    Visit the Sparta Chicks Radio website here 
    Follow Sparta Chicks Radio on Facebook: facebook.com/SpartaChicks 
    Follow Gill on Instagram: @stoma_chameleon

    • 1 hr 11 min
    #176: Kate Bevilaqua on Coaching Endurance Athletes

    #176: Kate Bevilaqua on Coaching Endurance Athletes

    Kate Bevilaqua returns to Sparta Chicks Radio this week!
    Kate is an endurance coach, triathlete, an Ultraman Triathlon World Champion and the first woman in history to win an Ultraman triathlon event overall. 
    She shared her story in episode 3 of the podcast.
    This time, Kate returns to discuss her experience as a coach and to share her advice for athletes preparing for ultra events.
    Even if you aren’t training for an ultra-distance event, I have no doubt you’ll benefit from Kate’s wisdom regardless of what distance, or what event, you are training for.  
    Given it’s January and most of us are thinking about or setting our goals, I thought it would be the perfect time to have this discussion.
    Get the full show notes for the episode here.

    Visit the Sparta Chicks Radio website here 
    Follow Sparta Chicks Radio on Facebook: facebook.com/SpartaChicks 
    Follow Kate on Instagram: @katebevilaqua

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #1 Most Popular Episode of 2021 - Selene Yeager

    #1 Most Popular Episode of 2021 - Selene Yeager

    Welcome to this special edition of Sparta Chicks Radio as we count down the 5 most popular episodes of 2021.
    The #1 most popular episode of Sparta Chicks Radio in 2021 was Selene Yeager on the Power of Cycling & Why Balance is B******t
    Selene is a professional health and fitness writer who is also the author or co-author of 6 books including ‘Rusch to Glory’ about MTB champion Rebecca Rusch and the incredibly popular ‘Roar’ with Dr Stacy Sims.
    Selene is also an extraordinary athlete in her own right.
    She’s been a semi-professional athlete since her late 30s and has competed in everything from Hawaii Ironman to 7 day mountain bike stage races and 200 mile (that’s 320km) gravel classics.
    And she hosts the popular podcast ‘Hit Play Not Pause” for active performance-minded women in their 40s and beyond.
    In this conversation, we discuss the power of cycling, the importance of storytelling and why balance is b******t.
    Get the full show notes for the episode here.

    Visit the Sparta Chicks Radio website here 
    Follow Sparta Chicks Radio on Facebook: facebook.com/SpartaChicks 
    Follow Selene on Instagram: @fitchick3

    • 58 min
    2nd Most Popular Episode of 2021 - Erin Carson

    2nd Most Popular Episode of 2021 - Erin Carson

    Welcome to this special edition of Sparta Chicks Radio as we count down the 5 most popular episodes of 2021.
    The #2 most popular episode of Sparta Chicks Radio in 2021 was Erin Carson on Strength, Personal Power & Writing Your Own Story
    Erin Carson is the strength coach to the stars of the endurance sports world.
    Based in Boulder, Colorado she is the co-owner & operator of Rally Sports and is the head coach for EC Fit. Her clients include the dynamic duo of Mirinda Carfrae (3 x Ironman World Champion) and  Tim O’Donnell (fastest American ever at Kona).
    Aside from the World Champions she coaches, Erin also coaches everyday people - like me!  I use Erin’s ECFit on Demand app for my strength and conditioning program. 
    She’s a visionary who is changing what it means to be a strong athlete and what is considered to be the best form of strength training for endurance athletes. 
    Get the full show notes for the episode here.

    Visit the Sparta Chicks Radio website here 
    Follow Sparta Chicks Radio on Facebook: facebook.com/SpartaChicks 
    Follow Erin on Instagram: @ecfit_strength

    • 1 hr 2 min
    3rd Most Popular Episode of 2021 - Lucy Barnard

    3rd Most Popular Episode of 2021 - Lucy Barnard

    Welcome to this special edition of Sparta Chicks Radio as we count down the 5 most popular episodes of 2021.
    The 3rd most popular episode of Sparta Chicks Radio in 2021 was Lucy Barnard on Year 4  of Walking the Length of the World
    Lucy is attempting to become the 1st woman to walk the length of the world.
    She set off in February 2017 from Tierra Del Fuego in Argentina to walk to Barrow, Alaska; a journey of 30,000km /20,000mi across 15 countries she anticipated would take her 5 years. 
    Yes, years.
    Lucy was first on the podcast in March 2018. And when I was preparing to speak to Lucy for that episode, I realised we share a unique connection; we both started our respective journeys - Lucy started walking and I published the first podcast - on the very same day in 2017.
    That conversation turned into our first anniversary / birthday celebration and we agreed to catch up each year for an update on her progress! 
    This is our 4th annual episode and Lucy joined me to share how 2020 unfolded for her.
    Get the full show notes for the episode here.

    Visit the Sparta Chicks Radio website here
    Follow Sparta Chicks Radio on Facebook: facebook.com/SpartaChicks 
    Follow Lucy on Instagram: @tanglesandtail

    • 1 hr 1 min

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126 Ratings

126 Ratings

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