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.
Responsible for THE MOST EPIC Aussie 800m victory EVER, Ralph won our last male track gold medal at an Olympics over 50 YEARS AGO … the time he ran that day was so fast it would have got him gold in 5 of the following 10 Olympics, what’s more that time was only just recently taken by another Aussie, a certain Mr Bol. Learn what made Ralph tough, race strategy ready, mentally prepared, hear what he thinks our athletes need to do to succeed & why he brushed his teeth with beer at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico. Step back in time & take a look at how hard work, sheer determination & belief in being a world class old school athlete paid off for this Aussie legend.
TEMPO : Reesha Lewis
Wow, what a story! … from 142kg to winning 6 of her first 7 ultra-marathons. Neil & Geoff talk to rising star Reesha Lewis, hear about the moment she decided to turn her fitness around, a decision that saw her drop 75kg, the critical role her amazing Mum played, the grit that saw her up 3 times a week at 3 am climbing her local mountain for weeks on end & finally why “it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle” is a key mantra for this lovely up & coming ultra champ.
Jez & Damo speak to performance dietitian Pip Taylor, former pro triathlete, Snr Sports Dietitian: Firebirds Netball, Chair AFL Sports Dietitians Assoc., Director of the Board, Sports Dieticians Australia (SDA) & acclaimed Author of The Athletes Fix. The boys tackle: beer, the sports drink, fluro yellow wee, 3 things you must build in to your nutrition plan, insight into the mind of a pro athlete, do pies, beer & training with a hangover make a good athlete & why sports nutrition is so hard, we’re all different!
TEMPO : Joe Ward
Neil & Geoff chat to Brisbane to Sydney Ultra-runner, Aussie rep, coach, feral pig whisperer, C2K podium hopeful & founder of the Manly Beach Running Club, Joe Ward. The boys learn why Joe chose to run 1000km in silence, how he has a coach for almost everything he does, how to tackle your inner running scientist, mongrel & hippy, micro-dosing your training & why hiking/walking is a must for those tackling ultras.
Jez & Damo speak to Olympian & Aussie steeplechase star Genevieve Gregson, covering her recent heartbreaking injury in Japan, her recovery, how her upbringing has helped, why steeplechase is nerve wracking, scary and running hierarchy wise sits above ‘flat’ track runners, sharing a stage with Kylie in Glasgow, her new coaching business with husband Ryan and finally what’s the number one (or two ;-)) thing that she would give up an Olympic medal for?
Tempo : Liam Adams
Neil & Geoff talk to top bloke & Australian marathon running’s people’s champ, true blue battler & Olympian, Liam Adams … the full time electrician non-professional elite runner that still manages 160-200km per week. You’ll hear how the Olympics in Japan compared to Brazil, his journey from junior cross country to the world stage, how he manages the work / elite running balance & some fascinating insight in to how SIA drug testing influences an athlete’s life. This guy really makes you wonder … what could he achieve if he was supported & able to go fully pro, sub 2:10? … new Aussie record? … we think so, get behind this legend people :-)
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