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Listen for Interviews from all involved in the world of running.

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    • 4.8 • 9 Ratings

Listen for Interviews from all involved in the world of running.

    Mike James | The Endurance Physio

    Mike James | The Endurance Physio

    In this episode of the #ukrunchat podcast Michelle chats with Mike James, well known as The Endurance Physio.

    In a fascinating, and common sense, episode. Michelle and Mike chat about:

    - why does seeking a physio tend to be a 'last resort' for many runners?

    - How do we incorporate injury prevention strategies into our running routines?

    - Should people be racing (or running) with an injury?

    - Common trends that could be causing injury

    - Tips for building endurance and more volume safely

    - All miles are not equal - learning to track training based on terrain, fatigue, perceived effort rather than overall mileage.

    - How many pairs of shoes does a runner need?

    You can follow Mike on:

    Twitter / X - https://twitter.com/theEndurancePT

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/the_endurance_physio/

    • 59 min
    Ashley Varley

    Ashley Varley

    In this episode Michelle and Ash have a fascinating chat about Ash's personal running story, with lots of tips for novice marathon and ultra runners, including:

    - some insights into his training methods

    - pacing a marathon, and getting the negative split right.

    - what makes or breaks a marathon

    - marathons vs ultras - different training approaches/different fuelling strategies

    Michelle has also reviewed Ash's new book called What If? here [https://www.ukrunchat.co.uk/ashley-varley-a-running-journey-from-failure-to-first-place/]

    You can follow Ash on Instagram here [https://www.instagram.com/ash_runs_/]

    • 52 min
    James Horman

    James Horman

    James is a Masters athlete and he balances his running around full time teaching, family life, coaching and coach education.

    Listen to hear Michelle and James chat about:

    - Club running, what can clubs do to improve the support they give to athletes, especially on large group session, and how they can ensure their sessions provide purposeful training.

    - Coach education, how can coaches better help their athletes?

    - Masters running, getting more competitive as we age, the importance of recovery, and James debunks some misconceptions.

    - Some marathon training tips (pacing, planning).

    James' recent running highlights -

    10th Place and 1st v40 at Manchester Half in 68:09 2023,

    3rd place at Carslbad 5000 'Worlds fastest 5Km' Masters race, California, April 2024.

    Follow James on Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/run.coach.teach/] 


    • 45 min
    Rachel Miller

    Rachel Miller

    In this episode Michelle chats with Rachel Miller. Rachel has been running since she was 17 and has just finished London Marathon in memory of her Dad, who started  running in his fifties. He inspired the whole family to become runners. 

    Follow Rachel on Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/rachrun74/]

    And on X: @RachelBuk [https://twitter.com/RachelBuk]

    • 49 min
    Mason Morgan | Running With Cancer

    Mason Morgan | Running With Cancer

    In this episode Michelle speaks with Mason Morgan in a truly inspiring conversation. Mason's resilience in the face of adversity is nothing short of remarkable. Since his diagnosis with a high-grade brain tumor in September 2022, Mason has not only faced his condition with bravery but also channeled his energy into a formidable challenge: running 6 marathons in 7 months and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to support Macmillan Cancer Support.

    Tune in to hear Mason discuss his journey, the challenges he has overcome, and his upcoming fundraising events. 

    You can follow Mason on Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/masonmorgann/]

    To sponsor Mason and support his remarkable journey, please go to https://www.runningwithcancer.co.uk [https://www.runningwithcancer.co.uk/] for more details and donation options.

    • 35 min
    Jon Blair

    Jon Blair

    Jon Blair is a father of 3, a husband and proud stammerer. He is a Youtube creator & stammer supporter whose channel focuses on stammering, mental health, reviews, opinion, running & a love of trainers. He started running at 37 due to COVID forcing gyms to close their doors, and a year after serious spinal surgery. He has have achieved 16.08 5k, 35.45 10k, 1.18.43 HM and 3.04.04 Marathon. 

    Jon and Michelle chat about:

    - Jon's YouTube channel which he started to help people with a stammer, and which focuses on running, mental health and shoes!

    - Jon's own journey into running, which started relatively late in life

    - Running a Boston-qualifying marathon on a fractured leg!

    - Favourite running shoes, and why carbon-plates might not be for everyone

    - Big goals to run 1000 miles for charity


    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Jamiepr74 ,

The perfect accompaniment to running!

No heirs or graces, just easy listening running podcasts!


Reedy Reedster ,

Well done!

Love the ‘pace’ of the podcast. Love your manner Joe (and guests). 👏

DevonRun ,

Great series

I’m really enjoying this series.

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