13 episodes

Real athletes who don’t know their limits.  
Whether you’re an elite or everyday athlete at home, it can be hard to continually progress. How do you push yourself out of your comfort zone and find that inner drive to get real results? 
In this podcast series, journalist and endurance athlete Louise Minchin sits down with superhumans who have done extraordinary things, to learn what it takes - mentally and physically - to go again (and again). Tune in to hear these truly inspiring stories and take away the belief that you can achieve your own goals, no matter how big or small. 
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Push Your Peak Create Podcasts

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 54 Ratings

Real athletes who don’t know their limits.  
Whether you’re an elite or everyday athlete at home, it can be hard to continually progress. How do you push yourself out of your comfort zone and find that inner drive to get real results? 
In this podcast series, journalist and endurance athlete Louise Minchin sits down with superhumans who have done extraordinary things, to learn what it takes - mentally and physically - to go again (and again). Tune in to hear these truly inspiring stories and take away the belief that you can achieve your own goals, no matter how big or small. 
Follow to listen to a new episode every Wednesday. 


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    S2 | E6: Dan Bigham

    S2 | E6: Dan Bigham

    In our final episode of the series, we're delighted to invite Track Cycling World Champion, Dan Bigham to the podcast.
     
    Dan most recently won gold in the Team Pursuit at the 2022 UCI Track Cycling World Championships and silver at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
     
    In August this year, Dan also broke the UCI indoor hour record covering a distance of 55.548km. Outside of his achievements on the track, Dan is currently a race engineer with Ineos Grenadiers.
     
    Everything about Dan and his successes are a testament to the marginal gains he looks for in his physical and technical performance.

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    • 36 min
    S2 | E5: Alison Tetrick

    S2 | E5: Alison Tetrick

    Our penultimate episode of the series is with US cyclist and the ‘Queen of Gravel’, Alison Tetrick.
     
    She describes herself as a cowgirl, scientist, storyteller and professional cyclist! Her journey has taken her from growing up on a ranch in California to representing the USA national cycling team. 
     
    In a career that almost ended her life, she was ranked in the top 10 professional racers in the world, before a sequence of serious crashes which led her to explore different adventures on her bike.
     
    Listen to this fascinating episode to learn how you can push your peak performance no matter what challenges get in your way.
    “Pushing your peak will mean a different thing to everyone. For me, it's not always about winning races, it’s about how you track your training, your performance and how you feel in those moments, to be the best you can be.”

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    • 35 min
    S2 | E4: John McAvoy

    S2 | E4: John McAvoy

    Louise chats to endurance athlete, John McAvoy
    His story begins way before his professional athletic endeavours. From a very young age, John was drawn into crime and at 18 years old he was convicted for armed robbery, getting locked away at one of Britain’s most secure prisons for 10 years.
    During his time in confinement, John found his way out through sport - from doing cell circuits to holding three world records and seven British records on an indoor rowing machine.
    Tune in to this empowering conversation about his time in prison, the mental and physical struggles, and the incredible work he is now doing to support young offenders through the power of sport and performance.

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    • 30 min
    S2 | E3: Mary Earps

    S2 | E3: Mary Earps

    This summer, the Lionesses captured the imagination of the entire country when they were crowned European Champions - a tournament that will and has already changed the future of women’s football. In S2 - Episode 3, we're delighted to welcome European Champion and England Lioness goalkeeper, Mary Earps.
    Mary’s performance for England will live long in the memory of the tournament, managing to only concede two goals and keeping four clean sheets.
    Born and raised in Nottingham, Mary’s football career started in 2009 for Leicester City. She then spent time at various Super League Clubs, before joining Manchester United in 2019.
    She is making a huge impact on the future of women’s football. Her determination, outrageous skill and infectious personality is inspiring to everyone around her and it’s an honour to welcome Mary onto the podcast. 

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    • 39 min
    S2 | E2: Allan Bunting

    S2 | E2: Allan Bunting

    In S2: Episode 2, Louise is joined by Black Ferns Culture and Leadership Manager for the New Zealand Women’s Rugby team, Allan Bunting.
    Allan’s credentials are world class, having been involved with the Black Ferns Sevens for up to a decade overseeing their success at every international tournament, and now he is a part of the Black Ferns Senior Rugby Union team, [who are currently competing in the Rugby World Cup.]
    His on-field achievements are well documented but one of his great strengths is growing and supporting an authentic and inclusive high performing environment that empower those within.
    Tune into this inspirational episode to learn the values and beliefs that drive Allan to be the leader he is, and what it would mean to win a home World Cup. 


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    • 27 min
    S2 | E1: Efe Obada

    S2 | E1: Efe Obada

    One of Britain’s most successful NFL players, Efe currently plays as a Defensive End for the Washington Commanders. He was born in Nigeria, raised in the Netherlands and moved to England at the age of 10. He was the first player to go straight from a European Football League to the NFL, starting his career at the London Warriors in 2014. From there, Efe has played for the Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers, the Buffalo Bills and most recently signed with the Washington Commanders this season. 
    Efe is having a huge impact on the growth of NFL in the UK and is an ambassador of the NFL UK Academy.
    Listen to this fascinating episode where Efe talks about how he got into the NFL, the physical demands of the game and what his ambitions are for the season ahead.

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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

John S W ,

Thank you

Great podcast. I really enjoy the variety of guests. Most are not household names but legends in their sport and so interesting to hear how motivation and drive transfer between different sports. My favourite part is the music question.
Thank you Louise.

Myeanth72 ,

Motivation

Really motivates you to push yourself harder and to not give up

fitinmy50s ,

Karen Hauer

Really enjoyed this podcast. You void ‘hear’ her smile & positivity. A great listen on a sunny day. Louise is a fantastic host 👏🏻

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