The Aussie Runner Podcast covers the Australian running scene via trail, road and track. If you love running as much as we do, then join us on your next run as we talk to real Aussie runners and learn about all the things that make running great.
Presented by Damon Roberts & Jeremy Francis.
Jez & Damo grab some time with Harry Potter mad Olympian & marathon star Ellie Pashley, what a lovely engaging representative for Australian sport … the boys catch Ellie mid way through her hotel quarantine following her superb run in Japan, they go deep in to her Olympic experience … find out how she used ice jackets, saline drinks, Powerade slushies & ice baths to ace her performance in the heat, no surprise she got to the start line shivering & with brain freeze! :-)
TEMPO Ruth Croft
Neil & Geoff speak to Chamonix based Kiwi ultra-running star Ruth Croft, 2nd lady at the massive global stage that is the WSER 100 miler and 1st overall at this year’s Tarawera 100 km … learn about her background in cross country, mountain running & steeplechase, how US collegiate running broke & burnt her out, how taking running less seriously to enjoy it changed her world and why the words Guinness & pee were put together at the WSER finish line.
Jez & Damo speak to all-round great guy & ultra legend Dean Karnazes … a man responsible for taking ultra-running mainstream, inspiring countless people to go beyond the marathon distance, hailed as the fittest man on earth, the perfect human and one of TIME magazine’s most influential people in the world. The boys chat to Dean about his new book, his current isolation stint in a Sydney hotel and his epic race with Pat Farmer from Broken Hill to Byron Bay this month for Pat’s 1000 miles to Light pro
Robert De Castella
Jez & Damo speak to the undisputed GOAT of Aussie Marathon, Rob De Castella … Deeks! … the boys learn about his journey from boy to our fastest toughest marathon legend, how his mindset both motivated him but also cost him his Olympic dream, how his Indigenous Marathon Project is his proudest achievement and we finally hear the story one of our most popular questions was written for … if you’ve ever wondered how to run sub 3 min km & move your bowels, listen in :-)
SE5 EP64 TEMPO : Jenny Blundell
Neil & Geoff speak to bubbly 5000m superstar & Olympian Jenny Blundell in her first ever podcast interview, they learn how a full time exercise physiologist specialising in stroke & cardiac orthopaedic rehab finds time to qualify for the Olympics during COVID, how the complicated qualification process works & why she qualified even though she missed out by .27 of a second, whether she’ll go sub 15 mins, how many spikes she’ll take to Tokyo, why her body & the brutality of the 1500m pushed her to the 5000m, why her long runs involve 85 mins on a track & why she once rocked up to the start of a race with the taste of a Macca’s cheeseburger in her mouth.
Zali Steggall MP
Jez & Damo speak to Australia’s first individual Winter Olympic alpine skiing medalist turned barrister turned CrossFit ultra trail running independent Member of Parliament Zali Steggall! Find out what it’s like to live through 25 consecutive winters, to win / lose events by 100th / sec, wipeout at 110km/hr, how running helps her deal with a punishing Canberra schedule, what happens 5km in to most of her runs & her goal race once the world opens up again.
Great interview with a legend
Great Guests & Questions
Am only just getting into the running scene and this podcast was awesome for learning some general tips and avoiding pitfalls. Loved the ep with Courtney Dauwalter, such a positive spirit coming from a physical beast!
I just love listening to this podcast. Always hang out for a new episode and listen on the run. Thanks guys!!! Super entertaining and informative