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Hosted by Rick Pearson and Ben Hobson, the Runner's World podcast began as a monthly ramble and is now your indispensable weekly dose of all things running. With new episodes every Tuesday, we're here to inform and entertain you with unique interviews, the latest news, top-notch advice, in-depth discussion and much, much more.

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    • 4.4, 135 Ratings

Hosted by Rick Pearson and Ben Hobson, the Runner's World podcast began as a monthly ramble and is now your indispensable weekly dose of all things running. With new episodes every Tuesday, we're here to inform and entertain you with unique interviews, the latest news, top-notch advice, in-depth discussion and much, much more.

    What is fascia, and why is it important to runners?

    What is fascia, and why is it important to runners?

    Our guest this week has been described as ‘the Indiana Jones of running’. Instead of hunting for ancient artifacts, however, Shane Benzie has been helping people rediscover the lost art of running. He’s the world expert in something called fascia – the elastic webbing that encases our muscles. Shane has been working with a host of world-class athletes to help them tap into this incredible energy source. For more on Shane's work, visit runningreborn.co.uk
     
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    • 35 min
    When running loses its magic

    When running loses its magic

    Author and long-standing RW columnist Sam Murphy on how running has lost its lustre for her during lockdown – and how she's trying to get it back.
     
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    Running without races, talking tech, Strava etiquette and more

    Running without races, talking tech, Strava etiquette and more

    Our guest of the week is also our man tech man Kieran Alger, so we did some normal running chat that covered off how we're all finding running without races on the horizon and then we dive into some tech chat about the new Polar Grit X watch, etiquette on chasing Strava segments and some running tech for those on a budget.
    Rick and Ben discuss headphones and running (again) and then read out some fantastic letters that we received this week that made us feel all warm about running.
     
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    • 46 min
    Running across Africa with Steven Crompton

    Running across Africa with Steven Crompton

    On this episode of the RW podcast, we hear from Steven Crompton about his recent attempt to run across Africa. Steven was raising funds for Challenge Child Poverty and on his trip encountered scorching temperatures, chaotic borders and dangerous wildlife. Also, Rick and Ben talk strength and conditioning, 'critical velocity' training and why running feels harder during the lockdown.
     
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    • 48 min
    How we're reclaiming the streets, plus runner/doctor Eleanor Davis

    How we're reclaiming the streets, plus runner/doctor Eleanor Davis

    A bumper episode with many guests, all of whom are brilliant.
    First up, fellow podcasters Ned Boulting, Laura Laker and Adam Tranter aka Streets Ahead join us to discuss the impact that COVID-19 is and should be having on transport infrastructure and how the way we engage with our environment needs to change.
    Rick then chats to to the inspirational and impressive Eleanor Davis, who is not only an elite marathoner but is also a doctor fighting COVID-19.
    This episode is also explicit as Ned says sh*t. Sorry about that, but it was justified.
     
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    Hugh Brasher and Nick Rusling discuss The 2.6 Challenge

    Hugh Brasher and Nick Rusling discuss The 2.6 Challenge

    Event Director at The London Marathon, Hugh Brasher, and CEO of Human Race, Nick Rusling speak to Ben and Rick about The 2.6 Challenge, a fund raising event taking place on Sunday 26th April when thousands of runners would have been taking to the street of London to run the marathon and raise millions of pounds for numerous charities. The real significance of the race not taking place isn't about medals, it's about the money normally raised not being there for charities who need it, and that's where the 2.6 Challenge comes in.
     
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