25 episodes

‘At The Checkpoint’ Podcast is the place to be for Mountain,Trail and Coastal Running interviews. Just like a Checkpoint in a race these Podcasts are bite sized. The Runners,The Pioneers and not forgetting the Mavericks of the Endurance World will be amongst the guests on the show.Bringing a wealth of Endurance Running and Ultra Organising experience ‘At The Checkpoint’ Podcast Is hosted by the blister giving Huw Williams and his unique interview style which guarantee a very entertaining and funny show. Click Subscribe and let your ears do the rest.

At the Checkpoint Huw Williams

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‘At The Checkpoint’ Podcast is the place to be for Mountain,Trail and Coastal Running interviews. Just like a Checkpoint in a race these Podcasts are bite sized. The Runners,The Pioneers and not forgetting the Mavericks of the Endurance World will be amongst the guests on the show.Bringing a wealth of Endurance Running and Ultra Organising experience ‘At The Checkpoint’ Podcast Is hosted by the blister giving Huw Williams and his unique interview style which guarantee a very entertaining and funny show. Click Subscribe and let your ears do the rest.

    MENNA EVANS FKT RECORD - RUNNING THE LENGTH OF NEW ZEALAND 2020

    MENNA EVANS FKT RECORD - RUNNING THE LENGTH OF NEW ZEALAND 2020

    Huw catches up with the very humble Menna Evans and have a good old chat about the FKT of New Zealand. Listeners will hear the highs and the lows of the challenge. It’s also the last episode of Series 1 of ‘at the Checkpoint’ and a massive thank you to all the guests of the show and those that helped behind the scenes to get the exclusives. We will be back with new podcasts in March/April 2020. Keep an eye out on social media though for the normal banter. www.facebook.com/marathonmenna
    www.instagram.com/marathonmenna
    www.justgiving.com/fundraising/marathonmenna Subscribing to the ‘At the Checkpoint’ Podcast, you get the chance to Listen to an international line up of guests talking about races from all over the world as well as what kit worked and what didn’t,training plans and time saving advice to give you that Life,Train,Work Balance,Plus the Race Organisers giving you a behind the scenes insight to routes and races,And not forgetting the Mavericks of the Ultra & Trail World doing there Thang!

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    Find host of the Show Huw Williams in a Spacesuit Directing The Beautifully Brutal Ultra Marathons here:-

    www.penllynultra.co.uk
    www.ultratrailwales.com

    • 48 min
    Andrei Gligor - Romanian Ultra Runner and Race Director

    Andrei Gligor - Romanian Ultra Runner and Race Director

    Host of ‘At the Checkpoint’ chats with Andrei Gligor about multiday stage races he’s competed in,his brand new Ultra in Romania which will take the competitors along the untouched routes and forests of Romania and the charity its supporting. Andrei has such a passion for the sport it was a real pleasure speaking with him . : https://ultraraceromania.ro
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ultraraceromania Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ultraraceromania
    Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/ultraraceromania Video Trailers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dhj9Afpq1vM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLohm1mvCVY
    Multi stage ultras background
    1. Marathon des Sables 2015 - 250km / 341th place
    2. Marathon des Sables 2016 - 250km / 401th place
    3. Namib Race (Namibia) 2017 - 250km / 11th place
    4. Gobi March (China) 2017 - 250km / 11th place
    5. Grand to Grand Ultra (USA) 2017 - 273km / 7th place 6. Fire and Ice Ultra (Iceland) 2018 - 250km / 9th place 7. Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2018 - 250km / 9th place
    8. The Last Desert (Antarctica) - 250km / 6th place 9. The Track (Australia) - 520km / 2nd place Subscribing to the ‘At the Checkpoint’ Podcast, you get the chance to Listen to an international line up of guests talking about races from all over the world as well as what kit worked and what didn’t,training plans and time saving advice to give you that Life,Train,Work Balance,Plus the Race Organisers giving you a behind the scenes insight to routes and races,And not forgetting the Mavericks of the Ultra & Trail World doing there Thang!

    At the Checkpoint Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/at-the-checkpoint/id1492760898?i=1000460588348

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    Each month on the ‘At the Checkpoint’ YouTube Channel we will be giving away one lucky viewer a At the Checkpoint Truckers Hat. Follow ‘At the Checkpoint’ on social media!

    Facebook: @atthecheckpoint
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    Find host of the Show Huw Williams in a Spacesuit Directing The Beautifully Brutal Ultra Marathons here:-

    www.penllynultra.co.uk
    www.ultratrailwales.com

    • 29 min
    AFGHANISTAN MARATHON & RING O FIRE MULTI-DAY STAGE RACE INTERVIEW WITH JAMES BINGHAM

    AFGHANISTAN MARATHON & RING O FIRE MULTI-DAY STAGE RACE INTERVIEW WITH JAMES BINGHAM

    I caught up with my good mate and inspiration for my own life journey for the last 6 years James Bingham earlier this year to talk about his work setting up the Marathon Afghanistan

    https://www.marathonofafghanistan.com/

    We also chat about the king of the Coastal multi-day in the UK The Ring o Fire and it’s day race the Firelighter.

    http://www.ringofire.co.uk/

    Thanks again for coming on the show James and have a cracking 2020
    Make sure you Subscribe to the ‘At the Checkpoint’ YouTube Channel here:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHOP7xJu3-rkl8lGLJ0DnXg

    Subscribing to the ‘At the Checkpoint’ Podcast, you get the chance to Listen to an international line up of guests talking about races from all over the world as well as what kit worked and what didn’t,training plans and time saving advice to give you that Life,Train,Work Balance,Plus the Race Organisers giving you a behind the scenes insight to routes and races,And not forgetting the Mavericks of the Ultra & Trail World doing there Thang!

    At the Checkpoint Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/at-the-checkpoint/id1492760898?i=1000460588348

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    Each month on the ‘At the Checkpoint’ YouTube Channel we will be giving away one lucky viewer a At the Checkpoint Truckers Hat. Follow ‘At the Checkpoint’ on social media!

    Facebook: @atthecheckpoint
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    Twitter: @CheckpointAt

    Find host of the Show Huw Williams in a Spacesuit Directing The Beautifully Brutal Ultra Marathons here:-

    www.penllynultra.co.uk
    www.ultratrailwales.com

    • 40 min
    SALOMON GOLDEN TRAIL NATIONAL SERIES SPECIAL WITH BRITISH INTERNATIONAL ELITE SEB BATCHELOR

    SALOMON GOLDEN TRAIL NATIONAL SERIES SPECIAL WITH BRITISH INTERNATIONAL ELITE SEB BATCHELOR

    Episode 20

    Sebastian Batchelor. He’s a British international elite Sky,Mountain and Trail runner. Team Salomon athlete and we chatted about how he’s able to fit all of this in with his Veterinary studies!

    We dive deep into his training,how he made the simple transition from professional cyclist and how he obtained a 3rd place in the Scafell Skyrace in the blistering hot summer of 2018. Who was first and second? Jon Albon and Tom Evans!!!

    Get your note pad and pen out for this episode as we have some excellent take home golden tips to help with your running capacity and training time management.

    We also talk about the exciting news of the Salomon Golden Trail World Series has now launched the Golden Trail National Series for the 2020 Calender!!!!! The list of the UK Destinations and Dates are in the notes and a special feature on the At the Checkpoint YouTube Channel.

    Thank you Seb!


    The 4 races in the series of the "Golden Trail National Series" UK in 2020 consist of:
    * Trail Marathon Wales - 20 June (42km, 1,150m +)
    * The Serpent Trail – 11 July (50km, 700m +)
    * Scafell Pike Marathon - 16 August (43km, 1800m +)
    The GTNS UK Final will be on 19th September 2020 at the Ring of Steall (29km, 2382m+).

    Salomon Trail Marathon Wales | runcoedybrenin.com

    The Serpent Trail

    Scafell Pike Marathon | highterrainevents

    Azores Trail Run Whalers Great Route



    Sebs Sponsors:

    Salomon: https://www.salomon.com/en-gb
    Suunto: https://www.suunto.com/en-gb/
    Petzl: https://www.petzl.com/GB/en
    TORQ Fitness: https://www.torqfitness.co.uk
    Pandana USA: https://pandanausa.com

    Physio: Donna Strachan - https://chiroandphysioclinic.co.uk
    Feet Training: https://www.basefeet.co.uk

    Social:
    Instagram: sebbatchelor
    Facebook: @sebbatchelor
    Twitter: @SebBatchelor Make sure you Subscribe to the ‘At the Checkpoint’ YouTube Channel here:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHOP7xJu3-rkl8lGLJ0DnXg

    Subscribing to the ‘At the Checkpoint’ Podcast, you get the chance to Listen to an international line up of guests talking about races from all over the world as well as what kit worked and what didn’t,training plans and time saving advice to give you that Life,Train,Work Balance,Plus the Race Organisers giving you a behind the scenes insight to routes and races,And not forgetting the Mavericks of the Ultra & Trail World doing there Thang!

    At the Checkpoint Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/at-the-checkpoint/id1492760898?i=1000460588348.
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    Find host of the Show Huw Williams in a Spacesuit Directing The Beautifully Brutal Ultra Marathons here:-

    www.penllynultra.co.uk
    www.ultratrailwales.com

    • 51 min
    4 Years in the making - The Inspirational Lisa Wrights Journey to The MONTANE SPINE RACE.

    4 Years in the making - The Inspirational Lisa Wrights Journey to The MONTANE SPINE RACE.

    Episode 18

    At the Checkpoints Huw Williams has a good old natter with the brilliant Lisa Wright about her incredible 2020 MONTANE SPINE RACE.

    With the Inspiration from her great pal Sharron Sullivan, Coaching plan from Jonathan Kettle and 2 Pairs of Marks shoes Lisa Wright has only gone and bloody done it!

    MONTANE SPINE RACE Spine Race

    The Kit Lisa Mentions:-

    Gurney Goo Gurney Goo

    Dexshell Socks x 12 DexShell Retail

    HOKA HOKA ONE ONE Running Shoes for Men & Women | Official HOKA ONE ONE Ireland Store

    OEX oexoutdoors - Google Search

    Tog 24 https://www.tog24.com/pages/outlet

    Gloves Work Gloves | PPE | Screwfix.com

    Jacket https://www.montane.co.uk/search/jacket

    Poles https://eu.blackdiamondequipment.com/en/trekking-poles

    Make sure you Subscribe to the ‘At the Checkpoint’ YouTube Channel here:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHOP7xJu3-rkl8lGLJ0DnXg

    Each month on the ‘At the Checkpoint’ YouTube Channel we will be giving away one lucky viewer a At the Checkpoint Truckers Hat. Follow ‘At the Checkpoint’ on social media!

    Facebook: @atthecheckpoint
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    Find host of the Show Huw Williams in a Spacesuit Directing The Beautifully Brutal Ultra Marathons here:-

    www.penllynultra.co.uk
    www.ultratrailwales.com

    • 24 min
    Guest Swedish Runner Petter Restorp talks about the recent Hong Kong 100

    Guest Swedish Runner Petter Restorp talks about the recent Hong Kong 100

    Episode 17

    At the Checkpoint host Huw Williams catches up with La Sportiva Athlete Petter Restorp.
    Petter chats about his 6th place at the Hong Kong 100 earlier this month. We talk about his race plan,kit and running to heart rate.

    The Hong Kong 100 Celebrated its 10th Birthday this year and Petter explains what the race has to offer.

    Petter a keen Skier and climber mixes family life,his day job as a firefighter and his training in a fun way,Averaging 12 hours a week it’s very reassuring for listeners to hear that if you train correctly you free up valuable time.

    We explore running to heart rate and feel and find out whats in store for him in 2020. Thanks Petter and best of luck for 2020 from us all here on ‘At the Checkpoint’

    Hong Kong 100 Ultra-Trail® World Tour | Hong Kong 100 - Ultra-Trail World Tour

    La Sportiva La Sportiva Helios Sr - Male | La Sportiva®

    Ultra Trail World Tour Ultra-Trail® World Tour | Ultra-Trail® World Tour | International trail running

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    Facebook: @atthecheckpoint
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    Find host of the Show Huw Williams in a Spacesuit Directing The Beautifully Brutal Ultra Marathons here:-

    www.penllynultra.co.uk
    www.ultratrailwales.com

    • 22 min

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