Conversations about sport, physical activity, medicine and health with guests including athletes, coaches and healthcare professionals. Hosted by Dr Amy Boalch, medical doctor and running coach. For more content visit www.marathonmedic.com.
Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport - Renee McGregor
On this episode I’m joined by Renee McGregor. Renee is a sports dietician who specialises in eating disorders, the female athlete and athlete performance. Renee is also a best-selling author in nutrition and her latest book, 'More Fuel You', takes a holistic approach to understanding the body and provides a guide for optimising nutrition for training and performance. We’re discussing low energy availability and relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S), as well as how nutritional needs may change through the menstrual cycle.
Oral Health in Sport - Professor Ian Needleman
On this podcast episode I’m joined by Professor Ian Needleman. Ian is a professor of periodontology at University College London. He has a particular interest in oral health and performance in sport. Ian leads a research programme in oral health and elite sport and has been involved in research within professional football and at the London 2012 Olympics. We’re discussing the importance of good oral health, the relationship between sport and oral health, and how we can reduce the risk of high sugar gels and sports drinks damaging our teeth.
Exercise Medicine - Dr Rebecca Robinson
On this podcast episode I’m joined by Dr Rebecca Robinson. Rebecca is a consultant in sport and exercise medicine with specific interests in exercise oncology and female athlete health. She's also an elite marathon runner herself and has competed for Team GB. We’re discussing the role of exercise in cancer prevention and treatment, how we can promote the role of exercise medicine across the healthcare system and we also touch on returning to sport after covid-19 infection.
Sports Nutrition & The Plant-Based Athlete - Anita Bean
On this podcast episode I’m joined by Anita Bean. Anita is a sports nutritionist and best-selling author, with titles that include 'The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition' and 'The Vegan Athlete’s Cookbook'. Anita is also the nutritionist for the London Marathon and Ride London and has previously worked for the British Olympic Association and Swim England. We’re discussing the biggest changes in sports nutrition over the last few decades; how we should be fuelling and recovering from endurance activities; and how to optimise athletic performance on plant-based diet. We also discuss some popular supplements including creatine, omega-3 and CBD.
Green Running - Damian Hall
On this episode I’m joined by Damian Hall. Damian is one of the UK’s top ultra endurance athletes and has completed numerous FKTs and challenges including the 268 mile Pennine Way in a record-breaking time of 61hours 34 minutes. Damian is also a running coach and author of multiple books, including 'In it for the Long Run', which details his running journey and many adventures, including his Pennine Way record attempt. Damian is also a passionate environmental activist and co-founded the Green Runners, a running community that focuses on making the planet a better, and greener, place. We’re discussing Damian’s passion for running and how we can all be more sustainable as athletes.
Photo by James Appleton Photography.
Marathon Medicine & Research - Dr Rob Galloway
On this podcast episode I’m joined by Dr Rob Galloway. Rob is an A&E consultant based in Brighton and Medical Director for the Brighton Marathon. He also facilitates research as part of the Brighton Marathon Research Group. We’re discussing Rob’s personal running journey including his recent first marathon; the health benefits associated with keeping physically active; and top tips for staying safe when marathon running. We'll also cover some of the research work conducted at the Brighton Marathon.