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Your hosts Sue & Andrew O'Brien also known as Couple on the Run talk running, great running destinations, marathons, running events and festivals, run travel, diet, injury prevention, running for charity, health, fitness & all things Partnerunning.

With regular guests and popular segments we aim to help soon to be, new and experienced runners as well as their family, friends and the running industry.

Regular segments include:
* Over the Shoulder: A look at recent events;
* Ask Sue: Running related listener questions;
* Travelling Fit: Marathon travel locations;
* Go Further Together: Partnerunning tips;
* Lessons for Life: Learning from running;
* The Road Ahead: A look at future events.

Do you have a question, suggested topic, know someone we could interview or any other ideas? Are you a race director, sponsor looking to promote a charity fund raiser?

We would love to hear from you and include you on the show.

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Your hosts Sue & Andrew O'Brien also known as Couple on the Run talk running, great running destinations, marathons, running events and festivals, run travel, diet, injury prevention, running for charity, health, fitness & all things Partnerunning.

With regular guests and popular segments we aim to help soon to be, new and experienced runners as well as their family, friends and the running industry.

Regular segments include:
* Over the Shoulder: A look at recent events;
* Ask Sue: Running related listener questions;
* Travelling Fit: Marathon travel locations;
* Go Further Together: Partnerunning tips;
* Lessons for Life: Learning from running;
* The Road Ahead: A look at future events.

Do you have a question, suggested topic, know someone we could interview or any other ideas? Are you a race director, sponsor looking to promote a charity fund raiser?

We would love to hear from you and include you on the show.

    #200 Surf Coast Hell Run Preview

    #200 Surf Coast Hell Run Preview

    Surf Coast Hell Run is the newest mountain trail run on the Trailsplus calendar. Aptly named for the burning sensation your quad mucles will experience during the 1st, 2nd or 3rd descent depending on your chosen event. This week on The Partnerunning Show Race Director Brett Saxon tells us all about the Hell Run.

    The course is set in the majestic mountains at the back of the Seaside coastal town of Lorne along the great ocean road. It offers incredibly beautiful scenic mountain trails with challenging ascents for the first half on the easy to navigate teardrop shape course. Then the fun and fire begin as the speed increases and the breaking effects of the quad muscles start to glow red hot. Of course you could take the easy option and cruise on down but why not attack the long downhill section having endured the initial half of climbing to get there.

    7km, 21 km, marathon and 63 km options are available.

    Also on this weeks show:
    Over the shoulderAsk Sue on flying and compression tightsReview of the Centenial Park UltraReview of the Tan UltraThe road ahead

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #199 Discovering the Laguna Lang Co Marathon in Central Vietnam

    #199 Discovering the Laguna Lang Co Marathon in Central Vietnam

    Following the success of the sister Laguna Phuket Marathon, the very first Laguna Lang Cô Marathon will take place on 24-25 October, 2015 at Laguna Lang Cô – the first and largest integrated world-class resort in Central Vietnam.

    In this special feature episode of the Partnerunning Show we interview Serge Ditesheim from Laguna Lang Cô as he introduces us to the event and Central Vietnam.

    The marathon weekend will comprise a full marathon, a half marathon, and a variety of fun runs. The inaugural Laguna Lang Cô Marathon will be a memorable event experience for all participants with stunning courses of Central Vietnam’s lush countryside and exciting activities for all ages.

    Check out the website and Facebook page for Laguna Lang Cô Marathon .

    As well as our conversation with Serge the show includes:
    Ten tips for travelling to a destination marathonSue and Andrew's Vietnam Tourist wish listTop ten reasons to enter one of the 2015 Laguna Lang Cô Marathon events 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    #198 Meeting Gary Wilmot and Hearts Across Australia

    #198 Meeting Gary Wilmot and Hearts Across Australia

    In mid 2012 Gary Wilmot decided me needed to make changes.  It started with a critical mission to save his life through embracing a healthy lifestyle. Gary was a morbidly obese smoker, drinker, non-exerciser who was a ticking time bomb and his life was on the line.

    By early 2015 Gary (aka No More Mr Fat Guy) lost more than 30kg through healthy eating and going from  walking around the block to completing the London Marathon.  in 18 months.

    Today Gary is running across Australia in a journey he calls Hearts Across Australia. From Perth in  Western Australia, through South Australia, down into Victoria, up through ACT and New South Wales and into Brisbane in the name of healthy hearts for healthy lives!

    In this episode of The Partnerunning Show we catch up with Gary as he runs along the highway just past Dimboola in Victoria.

    You can follow Gary's journey, offer messages of support and/or donate via the Hearts Across Australia Website and Facebook Pages.

    Also on the show this week:
    Over The ShoulderAsk SueThe Road Ahead

    • 1 hr 16 min
    #197 A Framework For Sustainable Running Success

    #197 A Framework For Sustainable Running Success

    Injuries, lost MoJo, uncertainty, lack of confidence, competing commitments and reduced motivation are amongst the many reasons people give for giving up on running.

    From 5k to Ultramarathon many more complain of failing to achieve their goals or not gaining the satisfaction they desired.

    In this episode of The Partnerunning Show and after many years of study we outline a Framework for Sustained Running Success.

    Too often people focus on a poorly designed training program (or no program) and their event. Train and run is where all their attention goes and they fail to co-ordinate related running success activities. The result is injury, frustration and lost motivation.

    As part of the Framework for Sustained Running Success we look at:
    The Foundation of Running SuccessEvent PreparationRunning Results
    When implemented this approach allows runners to Act, Grow and Sustain which leads to life long running enjoyment.

    Also on the show:
    Over the shoulderAsk SueThe road ahead

    • 59 min
    #196 13.2 Workouts For Marathon Success and The KL Marathon Shmozzle

    #196 13.2 Workouts For Marathon Success and The KL Marathon Shmozzle

    Finding the balance between routine and variation is the key to sustained marathon training success.


    Too much variation can be confusing and undermine improvement and perfromance.


    A lack of variation can have a negativew impact on motivation and hamper improvement.


    In this episode of The Partnerunning Show we outline 13.2 Workouts for sustainable marathon success.


    Also on the show we take a look at the July 13 announcement that the government has changed the date of the 2015 Kuala Lumpur Marathon - almost 2 months after 35,000 people signed up for the race!


    Regular segments include:

    Over the shoulder
    Ask Sue
    The road ahead

    • 1 hr
    #195 Jamie Sketchley and the 105 KM Run For Depression

    #195 Jamie Sketchley and the 105 KM Run For Depression

    Jamie Sketchley is a popular member of the Australian Trail Running Community and when not competing himself can often be seen volunteering and cheering at run events.

    On the 11th of July Jamie Sketchley will be running 105km solo around Lilydale lake to raise awareness for depression and anxiety.


    Jamie says "Depression is something that myself and many others suffer with everyday, often in silence and alone. By Speaking up and asking for help we can go a long way in breaking the stigma of mental health issues"


    Jamie is raising funds for the Black Dog Institute and is encouraging people to donate to a great cause or come down and run a few laps of support with him on July 11th to help break the stigma of mental health issues. You can access the donation page here.


    One in five Australians are affected by mental illness each year. Mental illness can be overwhelming, crippling and isolating. The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of people affected by mood disorders.

    Also on the show:
    Over the shoulderAsk SueThe road ahead

    • 1 hr 1 min

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