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Not another running podcast! Running Podcast, created by your run of the mill, everyday runner. Join and listen to episodes with me Natalie, "@notanotherrunner" as I chat about all things running, training & health related to help keep you motivated, inspired and enthusiastic using an active approach of gratitude and mindfulness.

Not Another Runner Natalie Hawkins

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Not another running podcast! Running Podcast, created by your run of the mill, everyday runner. Join and listen to episodes with me Natalie, "@notanotherrunner" as I chat about all things running, training & health related to help keep you motivated, inspired and enthusiastic using an active approach of gratitude and mindfulness.

    26. James Shoulder @shoulder_runner - Talented runner, self-motivated, 3:18 Marathoner. "You're the only one who can create your own (true) happiness"

    26. James Shoulder @shoulder_runner - Talented runner, self-motivated, 3:18 Marathoner. "You're the only one who can create your own (true) happiness"

    James started running four years ago when he started getting into the gym to improve fitness, and keep in shape. Inspired by his friend, who was training for a Marathon - he signed up for his first Marathon just six months into running and went on to Run London Marathon in 2016.

    James has run 6 marathons to date, and he tells us in this episode what works for him in Marathon Training, including the do’s and don’t’s to Marathon Training, and Race Day. We talk about his progress in the Marathon, and his ability to be self-motivated and the goals he has set himself. We talk about the importance to enjoying life, and not taking training too seriously, and how brilliantly inclusive Park Run is - and why we ought to get down to a Park Run. Mental Health and well-being is a strong topic in this chat, and James reminds us how we are the only one truly responsible for our own happiness.

    James, not only is he a talented runner - but a brilliant character, he is charismatic, hilariously funny, and has a heart of gold - this is a fun episode, not to be missed!



    Links

    James Shoulder aka shoulder_runner

    https://www.instagram.com/shoulder_runner/



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    • 1 hr 6 min
    25. Jon Flynn - aka @this_man_runs : Running Home For Christmas - Raising Money for those with limited food and shelter

    25. Jon Flynn - aka @this_man_runs : Running Home For Christmas - Raising Money for those with limited food and shelter

    Jon, who is a previous guest of the Podcast (episode 5) is back to catch us up with his recent escapades. It includes much running, gym-going, and a crazy challenge.

    Jon will be "Running Home for Christmas" - he will be completing a Running Advent Challenge. Running 1 mile on December 1st, 2 miles on December 2nd, until 25 miles on 25th December. The total mileage for the challenge will be a total of 325 miles. He will need to complete 12 days of 13+ miles, 5 days of 20+ miles. He will see his highest weekly mileage double! The challenge is epic, and he is raising money for a worthwhile cause: Trinity Winchester in Jon's local area, where they support and address the affects of homelessness to offer solutions, hope and choices.

    Take a listen to some of Jon's brilliant escapades during these past few months, including a near miss with an electric fence, wheelie bin Wednesdays, Wiggle Wednesdays, cross trainer hacks, attempting home made world records. There's much nonsense to keep you entertained in the busy build up to Christmas. So relax, enjoy and make sure to support Jon. 



    Jon's Running Home For Christmas Fundraising Page: 

    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/running-home-for-christmas

    Jon's Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/this_man_runs/





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    • 1 hr 45 min
    24. Liz Warner - Run to Reach. A Woman on a Mission. 30 Marathons before 30 raising money for local charities globally - Supporting & Empowering Women. "Say yes to a crazy idea!"

    24. Liz Warner - Run to Reach. A Woman on a Mission. 30 Marathons before 30 raising money for local charities globally - Supporting & Empowering Women. "Say yes to a crazy idea!"

    Today's guest is Liz Warner, a 29 year old woman with a major mission. Liz has challenged herself to complete 30 Marathons before she turns 30 in June 2020, but not only that - she created this mission: Run to Reach. Running the Marathons in different locations across the World and raising money for local charities, supporting women-focussed NGO's in each of the countries. In her words she's "Helping locally by running globally."

    Liz does not class herself as  fast runner, and her purpose and her #WhyIRun is far more profound than chasing times and PB's, striving for calm: for a peaceful flow of mind, Liz states "it's far more than putting one foot in front of the other."

    By the end of the mission Liz will have completed marathons in 30 different locations including Western Sahara, Guatemala, Mongolia, Sierra Leone, Chile, and Antarctica,

    When Liz Thought up this idea and challenge - she was on her honeymoon, and hoped to continue working freelance to fit in with the project. Liz has since had to take time out of work as the mission has required her time and dedication. Despite completing 14 Marathons this year and travelling across the world, and to some remote and less developed countries and areas of the world, the hardest and most demanding part of the project for Liz has been the administrative side of this mission; the work required to liaising with all 20 different NGO's and organising flights, accommodation and everything that goes with the logistics required to support this mission and make it possible.

    If you aren’t convinced yet to support Liz and her mission and her goal of raising $100,000 - then please listen to Liz’ story;  what motivates and inspires her. Towards the end of the show I ask her for three pieces of advice to give to others to take away in life - something that we should all listen to. And remember you can say YES to a crazy idea, you will never know where it may take you in life. 

    Links

    Liz Warner

    https://www.instagram.com/runtoreach/

    http://runtoreach.com/about/

    To donate: https://fundly.com/runtoreach

    https://www.facebook.com/runtoreach/



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    https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    23. Cari Brown @therunninglifeofcari - "Running to keep the crazy at bay" - Marathon Runner

    23. Cari Brown @therunninglifeofcari - "Running to keep the crazy at bay" - Marathon Runner

    Cari started running 23 years ago, when she was 10 years old. It has played a massive part of her life, with just few interims away from running. Cari started running Track and after a a period away from running she rediscovered the sport and specifically road running in her twenties. Cari had a long-time goal to complete a Marathon before her 30th Birthday. One month away from her 29th she reminded herself of this goal, and got training.

    Cari is a great example of when - sometimes we need to alter our daily and weekly schedule slightly in order to juggle everything swapping her morning/evening runs to lunchtime runs. 

    Cari tells us she is stubborn and self-motivated, She explains just how she achieved a massive PB of 13 minutes in the Marathon this year at London Marathon, achieving a time of 3:01. Like most episodes, Cari shares with us the do’s and don’t’s to Marathon Training, and her top tips to getting started with running as well as her #WhyIrun. 



    Links:

    Cari’s Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/therunninglifeofcari/

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    https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/

    Blog:

    https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    22. Simon Grace @runfatboyrun2017 - "Because I can!" From non-runner to Marathon runner & running his first, second and third marathon this year, 2019.

    22. Simon Grace @runfatboyrun2017 - "Because I can!" From non-runner to Marathon runner & running his first, second and third marathon this year, 2019.

    Simon Grace, AKA @runfatboyrun2017 has inspired me greatly over the past year. He has achieved not only his first Marathon this year at Manchester Marathon start of April, but he also went on to run London Marathon just three weeks later and then his third Marathon in Berlin this October where he achieved his goal of a sub 3:30 Marathon. Yet, when he started running towards the end of 2015 he did not enjoy it, and struggled to run a mile. 

    Simon has a brilliant attitude to running, training and life. Being a father of three, Simon knows too well the art of juggling work and family life with running and training. He tells us how he manages to schedule in his running and training, and he gives some great advice in this chat.

    Simon tells us just how he got into running, where he struggled with running less than a mile - to completing three marathons this year. He has had incredible progress within his running, progressing from a 2:00 hour half marathon - 90 minutes. 

    Me and Simon also chat about post race/event Blues, How Instagram can be used as a Diary, and Memory Board to help motivate us, and hold ourselves accountable, and also the importance of setting small achievable goals in order to succeed as a runner.



    Links:

    Simon’s Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/runfatboyrun2017/

    Simon’s Blog

    https://fatboy.run/

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    https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/

    Blog:

    https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/

    • 56 min
    21. Carly Barnes @girl_run_the_shire "Running for Freedom" - Becoming & Believing - yes you are a runner!

    21. Carly Barnes @girl_run_the_shire "Running for Freedom" - Becoming & Believing - yes you are a runner!

    Carly, a wife and mother of two started running around three years ago. Unfortunately like many, Carly did not identify herself as a Runner immediately, until one day she no longer judged herself and had fallen in love with running and then saw herself as a runner. 

    Now - Carly loves to get outdoors, she loves running the trails with friends; Opting to run with others and socialise over any lone runs.

    Carly has had an epic year, from completing her first 10k in September 2018, to running her first half the Forest of Dean Half in March 2019, to falling into longer distances; tackling a trail Marathon and then taking on the Threshold Trail Series' Race to The Tower Ultra-marathon and running 41 miles!!! Sadly injury dictated the end to her day, and meant Carly could not finish the race, but nonetheless Carly has achieved and gained so much in just a small space of time. Along the journey she has made great friends, and has inspired her daughters, she has raised money for brilliant charities, and become an Ambassador for the incredible movement and mission that is Runners Heal. 

    A beautifully inspiring person, with big goals set for 2020. 



    Links:

    Carly Barnes

    girl_run_the_shire Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/girl_run_the_shire/ 

    Threshold trail Series

    https://www.thresholdtrailseries.com/

    Natalie - Not Another Runner

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    https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/

    Twelve Day Marathon

    Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/twelvedaymarathon/

    Website:

    http://www.twelvedaymarathon.com/

    Runners Heal

    Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/runnersheal/

    Website:

    https://www.runners-heal.com/

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

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I love Natalies podcast. I’ve listened to pretty much all of them now and each and everyone I find inspiring or insightful or relatable. We’re all just run of the mill runners trying to learn and get better and enjoy and I love listening to all these stories. Thanks Natalie for sharing everyone’s stories! Also thanks for making my commute to work and back and my long runs more enjoyable!

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Half Marathon motivation at its best

I am completely new to podcasts but by way of trying to find inspiration to keep myself motivated for my first ever half marathon I thought I would start listening to see what all the fuss was about.. and now I am hooked 🙌🏼even to the point that I listened to my second one whilst out running! That's what you call inspiration!! @notanotherrunner podcasts with @lauraellenj and @chris_X_runs were both so interesting and inspirational it made me find the 'can do' attitude I needed to put my trainers on! The questions asked were so relevant to what I wanted to hear and loved the quick fire questions at the end.👌🏻 I am so excited to listen to @notanotherrunner next podcasts to keep me going throughout my training ! Thank you for a great listen!

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