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 chat with a prolific Aussie legend of the 70s, 80s & 90s track scene, 1500m specialist, 15 year career, dual Olympian, dual world championships, 4 Commonwealth Games & one time Australian 1500m champion. A man with the most sub 4 min miles in Australian history & the only person to have run an all time fastest top 10 mile actually in his home country … a ripper of a top bloke, Pat Scammell!
SE7 EP111 Melissa Vandewater (Beer Mile)
A chug special! … Jez and Damo speak to Melissa Vandewater, the mastermind behind the Aussie Beer Mile. Explore the collision of elite runners and drinkers, the notorious 11 am Chunder Mile, the 100 Beer week long 100-miler, delve into strategic beer choices, the "dregs controversy" and training your stomach with a watermelon. Hear the essential beer mile do's and don'ts and whether Mel successfully dodged a vomit-propelled-high-velocity meat pie.
SE7 EP110 TEMPO : Chris Turnbull
Geoff & Neil catch up with local Sydney ultra-runner Chris ‘Bullie’ Turnbull before he heads off on a once in a lifetime run. They chat all things Vegemite sandwiches, dingo bait and running ‘East’. In his time Bullie has put his body through some EPIC adventures from Kayaking across the Tasman to running from Sydney to Melbourne … hear about them & learn how he’s now set his sights on a 3940 km ‘holiday run’ from Perth to Sydney. Learn why, how & when this top Aussie bloke is lacing up his runners & heading East (spoiler:he kicks off next week).
SE7 EP109 Andy Buchanan
Jez & Damo speak to one of Australia’s top 10 fastest marathoners of all time, a man that’s also pretty handy at 1500m, 5000m, cross country and landed himself in that top 10 in only his 3rd marathon! … ladies & gents … Andy Buchanan, one of our most exciting prodigious marathon talents, all round top bloke & connoisseur of high-end contemporary Australian bakery. Andy takes us through his training, the recent & genuinely magnificent 2023 World Athletics Cross Country Championships in Bathurst, Jelly Slices & Snot Blocks.
SE7 EP108 TEMPO : James Constantine
Neil & Geoff talk to avid runner, podcaster, ex Athletics NSW mar-comms guru, Pont3 Digital Marketing Manager & NSW athletics Track favourite James Constantine. The boys get the the inside track on how Pont3 are battling to get the Sydney Mara recognised as a major over the next few years, how they need your help rocketing spectatorship to new levels, go behind the scenes at a few of Sydney’s biggest running events, find out why he loves running hills, how volunteering is chicken soup for the soul & why not to use Parkrun as your weekly time trial.
SE7 EP107 Jess Stenson 2.0
4 years, 1 baby, another on the way & a scintillating Commonwealth Games Gold victory … Jez & Damo once again catch up with Lululemon ambassador, Olympian, mum & proud South Australian running gem, the delightful Jess Stenson. Find out how motherhood has given her running/training an extra edge, hear a fascinating blow by blow trip through her Commonwealth Games Gold medal run, what baby #2 means for Paris & what the future might hold.
Run with a smile 😀
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!