By runners, for runners - Marathon Talk is a fortnightly podcast dedicated to keeping you on the inside track to successful running. Experienced multi-sport athletes Martin Yelling and Holly Rush discuss interesting and topical issues from the world of marathon running and along with regular guest interviews provide all the inspiration, motivation and knowledge you need to achieve your goals.
Episode 584 - Jo Wilkinson
Holly speaks to British athletics coach and former elite athlete, Jo Wilkinson, there's national track titles and Olympic qualifiers at the Muller Trials in Birmingham, and a new 10,000m women’s track world record. Sir Mo Farah suffers a shock defeat, Damian Hall sets a new Wainwright's C2C record, and for this week's Training Talk we discuss our techniques for to improve mental toughness when racing.
Episode 583 - Celebrating Ron Hill
Thanks to TRIBE nutrition for supporting this week’s show. We remember legendary marathoner and running icon Dr Ron Hill, and revisit his 2011 interview with Tom. John Kelly recaptures his Pennine Way FKT, there's some crazy-fast 800m times at Ostrava, and a tragedy in China. As parkrun COO, Tom also shares his thoughts on parkrun's return. Plus Exhale coffee support Training Talk as we bring you three sessions to knock out before parkrun resumes.
Episode 582 - Damian Hall
Martin talks to Damian Hall about his new book, In it for the Long Run. Thank you to Tribe for supporting this week's show, we catch up with co-founder Tom Stancliffe. There's a new 12-year-old 5K world record, and Anna Rutherford breaks the Southern Upland Record ... fueled on stock cubes. Training Talk is supported by Exhale Coffee, and we speak to their founder, Alex Higham, and discuss our personal returns to running post COVID jab.
Episode 581 - Chris Pratt
Holly speaks to long-term Marathon Talk super-fan, Chris Pratt, World and British records fall at the Centurion 100 miler, Eliud Kipchoge wins the NN Mission Marathon, Sonia O Sullivan takes on a new Nike coaching role in Portland, Oregon, we see some cracking times at the Cheshire Elite Marathon, and Training Talk is all about running a Thommo.
Episode 580 - Chris Thompson
Martin speaks to Chris Thompson about his recent victory at the British Olympic marathon trials, and racing's back with Beth Potter running a 5k British record at the Podium 5k. Team GB select their Tokyo marathoners, there's a new half marathon women's world record, Des Linden's going for the 50K world record, plus there's a new V70 national record.
Episode 579 - Steph Davis
It's the Team GB Olympic Marathon Trials from Kew Gardens, which we hear all about from our roving reporter, Anji Andrews. Holly also speaks to the women’s winner Steph Davis, Fukuoka is no more, and there's an update on the UKA review of the cross country distances.
Keep on chatting!
I personally love the extended chat at the beginning of the show (particularly when Holly or Tony are involved) - I’m finding the guests a little dull recently - so please just keep on chatting!
Marathon talk dot com
Used to listen every week now occasionally depending on the guest. Martin & Tony are good but Tom & Holly too self obsessed to the point that i just delete it, H in particular. Keep trying with it but it’s not there anymore. To hear Tom virtually dismiss the recent weekend event ‘is this six or seven, you’ll know better than me’ to a guest at the event! Runners World rehash the same articles all the time & sadly this does the same, Rob Deering & Paul T podcast so more modern & relevant. Too much rubbish about boring stuff.
Great long run chat
I’ve listened to this for years now during my long runs, from three hour epics in the hills to times when 5k was a struggle. I honestly don’t think I’d have kept going through babies, injury, low mojo and high mojo without it. Thank you fir your company.