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.
60. Matt Wood - Co-founder of RunThrough Events and RunThrough Kit - ex international athlete
Today’s Guest is Matt Wood. Matt, formerly an international athlete, an avid runner and co-founder of RunThrough Events, RunThrough Kit, Sport Retreats, and agency GW Active.
I was lucky to catch up with Matt, hear about what inspired him to set up his own business - and offer events for the running community, we hear about how RunThrough Events started and how it’s going now. Matt shares how he and the team at RunThrough adapted during the Pandemic, and how they planned to keep the community active, and the return of races. We hear about RunThrough’s future aims and goals.
Matt shares about his own sporting career, and his mindset hacks, and current training. Matt has recently completed 9 months of 50 mile weeks in his running, and shares his daily practice and morning routine he has been doing which he swears by for keeping fit and healthy. Matt also shares things that have inspired and motivated him to continue to striving forward, and honestly shares about how he overcomes obstacles. This conversation is an honest, motivating and inspiring one - and I thank Matt for his time, honesty and sharing his story with the NAR listeners.
59. Sanna Duthie - Ultrarunner - FKT Pembrokeshire Coast National Park 186 Miles
Today’s Guest is 32 year old Sanna Duthie.
Sanna is a runner and ultra runner from Pembrokeshire, she ran her first race 14 years ago - and has since then completed Marathons, placed 1st Female in the Llanelli Marathon in 20, and has ventured into the field of ultra running, and has raced the Pembrokeshire 100 miler twice,
And The Endurance life in the Gower where she placed third.
Most recently, Sanna completed the whole of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park - in one go, becoming the second person ever to complete the full path in one go (non-stop). Not only did Sanna complete this, she also knocked off the former record - by almost 13 hours, running the 186 coastal path miles in just 51 hours and raising nearly £4,000 for the Wales Air Ambulance.
Sanna shares her story with us Today; what drew her to running - why she runs and how it impacts her life, and what inspired her to run the 186 miles of Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks to raise money.
What amazes me about Sanna, her training and accomplishments is that she balances her ultra training around full time work, and she does not skip on her additional components of her training; she regularly trains at the gym, completing her strength and conditioning exercises and mobility, balancing both the gym, running, and training on the coastal path. Sanna also writes her own training plan, essentially coaching herself through her ultra training and events - which to me is fascinating., Wanna is incredibly motivated, and committed to her training, and her determination and resilience in pursuing a goal, and overcoming obstacles is truly inspiring. I hope you enjoy this episode Today - as ever if you are listening please take a screen shot - share this episode online with others, so they too can feel inpsired by Sanna’s Story Today.
Sanna's Just Giving Page
My Finish Line Q&A
58. Danny O'Reilly @the_running_dan Journey to Sub 2:41 Marathon & navigating training as a new dad
Today’s guest is sub 3 Marathoner Danny O’Reilly - who is currently juggling a 9-5 job in marketing, whilst being a new parent; AND his running aspirations. Danny is an ambassador for Sungod Sunglasses and NoblePro.
Though Today’s guest has paced more marathons than he has raced, he has achieved a Marathon PB of 2:41 and he is currently working towards his own goal of a sub 2:40 Marathon @ London Marathon this Autumn.
Danny tells us Today how he discovered running, and how the run commute as a newbie runner transformed his life. Danny tells us about the lessons learnt from the early days of running, including injury related experiences, and running your first marathon.
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57. Suzanne Shaw - "You're only one run away from a good mood"
Today’s guest is actress, singer, entrepreneur and mental health advocate Suzanne Shaw, who is well known for having been a member of pop band Hear’say after winning talent show Pop Stars in 2001.
Suzanne began a super health journey last year, she became alcohol-free, Vegan, took up running, and continued her mindfulness practice.
Just over a year into her running journey and Suzanne has set a goal to run 19 hours for the 19 people who take their own life every day in the UK, in aim to raise vital funds for the Samaritans. [link below to support Suzanne’s fundraising.] This is an epic goal Suzanne has set, especially given that Suzanne was not even running just 18 months ago, and is now an ultra runner.
Suzanne talks to me Today about what made her pledge her health goals to herself, what keeps her accountable and what motivates her to empower others to lead a happier, healthier lifestyle.
This conversation is truly motivating and inspiring - please share with others and support Suzanne ahead of her 19 hour challenge.
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Coming up in episode 57... Suzanne Shaw - you are only one run away from a good mood!
Coming up this week on the Podcast:
Suzanne Shaw shares with us her biggest discoveries this last year since she has made some serious health pledges to herself.
Including her major goal of running 19 hours in aim to raise money for the Samaritans.
Full Episode Available Thursday 06/05/21 @ 20:00 GMT.
56. Amritpal Ghatora: Runner, Coach, Six Star Finisher; The Mindset and Journey from 4:42 to a 2:51 Marathoner
Today’s guest; Amritpal Ghatora, a runner and coach, who trains and juggles life as a digital content creator. He has made incredible improvements in his running, and has progressed in the Marathon from a 4:42 to a 2:51 marathon in just 3 years. Amrit is an Abbot World Marathon Major - Six Star Finisher!!
I ask Amrit about his progress in his running, and his journey to sub 3. Amrit details how he juggles Marathon Training, full time work and everything else he does.
There are some brilliant pieces of advice in this chat; Amrit shares some hacks with the juggle of training, life and work, as well as valuable training tips.
I found this conversation truly motivating and inspiring, and listening back to this chat a second time was beneficial - as I took away some advice a second time!!
Please note - for reference this Chat was recorded one month ago, just before restrictions started to lift.