135 episodes

Capturing the conversations that runner’s have offline and matter to them.

The podcast is hosted by Marcus @marcus_runs and he explores the topics around training, racing and the impact running has on our day to day life’s. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcus-brown9/support

A Runner’s Life Marcus Brown

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Capturing the conversations that runner’s have offline and matter to them.

The podcast is hosted by Marcus @marcus_runs and he explores the topics around training, racing and the impact running has on our day to day life’s. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcus-brown9/support

    #128 - Me, Autism, Mental Health and Running

    #128 - Me, Autism, Mental Health and Running

    When I started this podcast the idea was to connect and learn from other runners during the Covid 19 pandemic.

    I don’t say this lightly, but the conversation with Blair Wilson @blair_runs in episode 111 changed my life.

    I deliberately posted this after mental health awareness week, because every day you should make your physical and mental health a priority.

    There are certain areas of my life where I have struggled and as a result my mental health has been impacted. Prior to speaking with Blair I didn’t know the root cause of periods of lower mood.

    Listening to him, it was like he was talking about my life in full 4K FHD detail. I just knew. It clicked, I could see how not being aware that I was autistic impacted my mental health upto that point. Fast forward to being officially diagnosed has been so helpful, to changing the narrative of not being enough of xyz, to actually accepting my self for all parts of what I am.

    In this conversation I didn’t want to just do a stream of conscious thought that had no context to people who may relate and may want practical advice, about how to take the next best steps. So in this conversation I speak with Psychologist Jo Rodriguez @straightforwardpsychology to have a professional involved to steady the ship.

    But we want to give a full disclaimer, this conversation is focused on my personal experience of autism. It is not attempting to speak for the experience of every autistic person, because the autistic spectrum is far and wide and every single autistic person presents differently. There will be people who have more complex needs than myself and we are in no way attempting to speak for those people or tell them how to live their life.

    My only aim is to share my experience of discovering autism in my adulthood life and hopefully it can prompt people who may suspect that they are autistic as adults to know what the options are.

    For your information I did an assessment and was officially diagnosed by Alongside Autism.

    http://www.alongsideautism.co.uk

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    Episode 127 of A Runner’s Life podcast is sponsored by Tracksmith, who actively represent and support the development of a runner’s life in the running community.

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    Thank you to my patreons your help pays for editing, equipment and much more.

    If you value the content I deliver, please consider becoming a supporter of my podcast by donating via my patreon page. This helps me provide quality content.

    https://www.patreon.com/ARunnersLife









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    #127 - Why I Run with Erin Azar and Ayo Akinwolere

    #127 - Why I Run with Erin Azar and Ayo Akinwolere

    In this episode I speak with Red Bull’s Why I Run podcast hosts Erin Azar and Ayo Akinwolere. The podcast features interviews with inspiring people who share stories about what running brings to their lives.

    The Why I Run episodes are leading up to the Wings for Life World Run, which will take place on May 8 to raise funds for spinal cord research. 100% of the entry fee goes to this cause. To sign up click this link.

    https://www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com/en/locations

    In this episode we lspeak about:


    Why Erin and Ayo run
    How running is important for mental health and community
    What Wings for Life is
    Fancy dress and interpretive dance
    Copying French accents
    Things they’ve learnt from the guests
    Personal stories of how running has impacted them
    And much more...

    You can follow them online:

    Erin


    Instagram: @immrsspacecadet
    TikTok: @mrs.space.cadet

    Ayo


    Instagram: @ayoakinwolere

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    Thank you to my patreons your help pays for editing, equipment and much more.

    If you value the content I deliver, please consider becoming a supporter of my podcast by donating via my patreon page. This helps me provide quality content.

    https://www.patreon.com/ARunnersLife

    If there’s any guests or stories you want me to cover in the future do reach out to me via my email: marcusbrown.arl@gmail.com

    Episode 127 of A Runner’s Life podcast is sponsored by Tracksmith. I am currently training for the Tracksmith amateur mile race on May 12 2022, following the training programme from Nick Wills. You can take part in the training and race. Click the link below to watch the latest training episode on my YouTube channel: Marcus Runs

    https://youtu.be/RHKe241jmmc










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    • 55 min
    #126 - 2 Pro Mental Strategies to Race the Mile With Sam Lloyd-Perks

    #126 - 2 Pro Mental Strategies to Race the Mile With Sam Lloyd-Perks

    In this episode I speak with Sam Lloyd-Perks, who I spoke with originally from episode 34. Of A Runner’s Life Podcast. We discuss mental techniques that you can use to race a mile (from 29:16).

    Sam is a British runner and coach who has been competing at a high level since 2010 and in this period has competed in 15 national championships in his home country.

    He moved to the States in 2018 on a scholarship to run in the NCAA at Lincoln Memorial in Tennessee, upon graduating he has transitioned back into road racing and has won numerous races. Recent victories in 2021 also include winning the AAU National Cross Country Championships in Charlotte and taking the win at America’s toughest road 10k in Roanoke too.

    Sam has personal bests off 15:25 (5k), 32:13 (10k) and 74:13 (Half Marathon).

    In this episode we talk about his shift in mindset and priority with regards to running. Feeling fulfilled and happy with his own journey within the sport, we discuss him moving on to the next chapter of his sporting life.

    You can follow him on instagram

    @samlloydperks

    @teamhomestretch

    Episode 126 of A Runner’s Life podcast is supported by Tracksmith and Days Brewing

    Use the following code to get 15% of your Days Brewing orders.

    MARCUSRUNS15

    I am currently training for the Tracksmith amateur mile race on May 12 2022, following the training programme from Nick Wills. You can take part in the training and race. Click the link below to watch the latest training episode on my YouTube channel: Marcus Runs

    https://youtu.be/RHKe241jmmc

    To listen to the full podcast interview with Nick where he provide insights into mile training and his longevity in the sport: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/a-runners-life/id1504303593?i=1000555252172

    Follow me on my social channels

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marcus_runs/

    Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/a-runners-life/id1504303593

    Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/26628061

    Website: https://marathonmarcus.com

    Ways to help support my work:

    https://www.patreon.com/ARunnersLife






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    • 35 min
    #125 - Sharada Maddox - on becoming one of the all-time Best African American Female Marathoners

    #125 - Sharada Maddox - on becoming one of the all-time Best African American Female Marathoners

    Episode 125 of A Runner’s Life podcast is sponsored by Tracksmith. I am currently training for the Tracksmith amateur mile race on May 12 2022, following the training programme from Nick Wills. You can take part in the training and race. Click the link below to watch the latest training episode on my YouTube channel: Marcus Runs

    https://youtu.be/RHKe241jmmc

    In this episode I speak with Sharada Maddox, her first marathon time was 4:01:38 in 2014. She is one of the All-Time Best African American Female Marathoners, after running 2:53:07 at the 2021 London Marathon finishing in 36th place. 

    We talk about the impact that Marilyn Bevans, the LA jets, the Black Roses has on both her running and life.

    In modern life in the word failure gets a bad reputation, in this part of the conversation Sharada discusses a couple of areas where we as runners can reframe failure, and see it as a stepping stone to development.

    Plus we spoke about so much more in this conversation which definitely needs a part two!

    You can follow her on journey on instagram @sharadamaddox

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    Thank you to my patreons your help pays for editing, equipment and much more.

    If you value the content I deliver, please consider becoming a supporter of my podcast by donating via my patreon page. This helps me provide quality content.

    https://www.patreon.com/ARunnersLife

    If there’s any guests or stories you want me to cover in the future do reach out to me via my email: marcusbrown.arl@gmail.com


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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Moment #3 - The Boston Marathon, Dave McGillivray race director

    Moment #3 - The Boston Marathon, Dave McGillivray race director

    This is a snippet of the full conversation of episode 107, which is a special Boston marathon episode in collaboration with The Big Run podcast. It has two fascinating conversations in the full episode, firstly with Dave McGillivray race director of The Boston Marathon, and secondly with Kathrine Switzer and Rosy Spraker.

    Without giving too much away... This is one of my favourite parts of the conversation, if it resonates with you please do share with your community.

    Thanks to Tracksmith for supporting this episode. Alongside other runners I am taking part in the Tracksmith amateur mile programme, trained by Olympian Nick Willis, From April to May I am transitioning from the marathon training as I aim to run my fastest mile. To watch the latest episode on my YouTube channel - Marcus Runs click this link. And subscribe to watch the latest episodes.



    Good luck to all the Boston Marathon Runners!


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    • 7 min
    #124 - How to remain resilient in the face of adversity with Brian Wood MC

    #124 - How to remain resilient in the face of adversity with Brian Wood MC

    Episode 124 of A Runner’s Life podcast is sponsored by Tracksmith, who actively represent and support the development of a runner’s life in the running community. If your looking for a new challenge your invited to join Molly Bryan and myself in a six-week Tracksmith Amateur Mile program designed by Nick Willis, capped off with a mile race with us in London, New York, Boston or a time trial in your hometown. Sign up for the Tracksmith Amateur Mile Newsletter below.

    https://www.tracksmith.com/journal/article/tracksmith-amateur-mile-2022

    In this episode I speak with Brian Wood MC, former Colour Sergeant, Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment.

    He was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in combat for courageous leadership in Iraq but was later summoned for unfound war crimes which eventually led to full vindication but took him on a 5 year journey of life’s brutality.

    Brian had the idea of The Ultimate Sacrifice Challenge. On the 1st November 2021 Brian Wood MC paid tribute to our fallen from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflict by running a minimum of 26 miles per day for 25 days- a total of 635 miles!

    As testament to Brian’s experience he founded Keep Attacking, it has inspired thousands of people to remain resilient in the face of adversity and keep pushing to achieve their goals. The business has apparel and adventure event business.

    The next Keep Attacking event is 23rd April 2022 for both 4.5 or 9 mile distances. Click the link below to sign up.

    https://www.keepattacking.co.uk/pages/events

    If there’s any guests or stories you want me to cover in the future do reach out to me via my email:

    themarathonmarcus@gmail.com

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    Thank you to my patreons your help pays for editing, equipment and much more.

    If you value the content I deliver, please consider becoming a supporter of my podcast by donating via my patreon page. This helps me provide quality content.

    https://www.patreon.com/ARunnersLife


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    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Detpufferfish ,

The best!

Inspiring, thought provoking, diverse guests and genuinely great content. Coach Stazza is also pure gold. Makes me want to be a better runner. Love listening in the car and on my long runs.

MarathonsandLibraries ,

Loved Episode 84

I enjoy this podcast and the variety of conversations Marcus and his guests have. The interview with Chris Mozier was a particular standout—a lot of running podcasts don’t talk about trans inclusion or issues, so I deeply appreciated Marcus and Chris sharing their perspectives.

Cyclingboylondon ,

Finally found the best running podcast there is!

Having recently committed to being a Marathon runner, A Runner’s Life podcast is by far and away the best one I’ve come across so far. Have related to so many of Marcus’ guests experiences and their reasons they took up and continue to run for both the physical and mental benefits. Would recommend it to runners and non runners alike. Keep up the great work guys!

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