13 episodes

Those of us that love sport, live it and breathe it. We feel it. It reaches deep down into our body and soul, and elicits every emotion imaginable: from despair to elation, from vulnerability to anger. Whether we’re playing sport, coaching it, watching it, listening to it, or reading about it, our emotions drive our every response and relentlessly keep us coming back for more. This is a podcast that explores twelve key emotions with some stellar sporting names, and uncovers just how those feelings affected their careers, both as a motivation, and as a limitation. It is a journey into the emotional psyche of some Britain’s most talented, most successful, most articulate sportsmen and women.

Running on Emotion Alastair Eykyn | Auddy

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Those of us that love sport, live it and breathe it. We feel it. It reaches deep down into our body and soul, and elicits every emotion imaginable: from despair to elation, from vulnerability to anger. Whether we’re playing sport, coaching it, watching it, listening to it, or reading about it, our emotions drive our every response and relentlessly keep us coming back for more. This is a podcast that explores twelve key emotions with some stellar sporting names, and uncovers just how those feelings affected their careers, both as a motivation, and as a limitation. It is a journey into the emotional psyche of some Britain’s most talented, most successful, most articulate sportsmen and women.

    EP12 - Carl Froch on Anger

    EP12 - Carl Froch on Anger

    Carl is a four time super middleweight world boxing champion, whose glittering 13 year professional career included 33 wins and just two defeats. As an all-action fighter, each time he stepped inside the ropes he had to channel his emotions and instincts into controlled, educated aggression. Growing up in Nottingham, Carl enjoyed an early introduction to boxing through his father, and to the wilder side of fighting in the pubs that his mother managed. Disputes with drunken, aggressive regulars often had to be settled in clinical, decisive fashion. Of all his opponents, none riled him so much as his greatest rival George Groves, with whom he had two epic fights, the last of which was held in front of 80,000 people at Wembley Stadium. Confronting his anger, and directing his thought process in more productive ways allowed Carl to triumph, and stand at the pinnacle of world boxing.

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    Special thanks all of our guests on the show.

    Host, Alastair Eykyn
    Series Producer, Andrew Sampson
    Sound Editor, Norman Goodman
    Album Art, Nicole Stewart
    Theme Music by Audio Networks
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    • 54 min
    EP11 - Amy Williams on Vulnerability

    EP11 - Amy Williams on Vulnerability

    Amy is celebrated as one of Britain’s most famous Winter Olympians. She literally shot to prominence in 2010 in Vancouver, where she won Gold in the women's skeleton. It was Britain's first gold medal in an individual event of the Winter Games for 30 years, and the first by a British woman for a staggering 58 years. In that event, she broke the track record twice and she finished more than half a second ahead of her rivals - a huge margin, in a sport where winners are generally separated by hundredths of a second. Few are better placed to describe the physical vulnerability of elite sport, as her job involved hurtling headfirst on a sled at breakneck, teeth-rattling speeds of up to 90 miles an hour, just inches off the ice. Amy’s career encapsulates the demands and stresses of high performance sport, which inevitably involve uncertainty, risk, sometimes harm, and both physical and emotional exposure

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    Special thanks all of our guests on the show.

    Host, Alastair Eykyn
    Series Producer, Andrew Sampson
    Sound Editor, Norman Goodman
    Album Art, Nicole Stewart
    Theme Music by Audio Networks
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    • 47 min
    EP10 - Stuart Pearce on Despair

    EP10 - Stuart Pearce on Despair

    Stuart has a special place in the hearts of English sports fans. A one-time electrician, playing football for non-league Wealdstone, he rose to prominence under the legendary Brian Clough at Nottingham Forest, before spells with Newcastle and Manchester City. Known as “Psycho” for his emotion, his passion and his unforgiving style on the pitch, he won 78 caps for England, and is perhaps best remembered for his contrasting penalties at two major Championships: The overwhelming despair of the now legendary World Cup semi-final of 1990, and the subsequent joy of the shoot-out in England’s exhilarating quarter-final at Euro ’96.

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    Special thanks all of our guests on the show.

    Host, Alastair Eykyn
    Series Producer, Andrew Sampson
    Sound Editor, Norman Goodman
    Album Art, Nicole Stewart
    Theme Music by Audio Networks
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    • 49 min
    EP9 - Martin Offiah on Courage

    EP9 - Martin Offiah on Courage

    Martin was arguably the greatest rugby league player of his generation, and amongst those of any generation. A showman, he collected 20 Cup winning medals across a glittering career that featured an eye-watering 501 tries, many of them mesmerising in their brilliance, and courageous in their conception. He was dazzlingly fast, beautifully balanced, strong in contact and possessed a rare gift for finding the try line. Displaying the courage to be different in his approach, and to overcome horrific racial abuse, Martin was an integral part of the all-conquering Wigan team of the ’80s and ’90s, and scored 26 tries in his 33 appearances for Great Britain on the international stage. He finished with an MBE and a statue outside Wembley.

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    Special thanks all of our guests on the show.

    Host, Alastair Eykyn
    Series Producer, Andrew Sampson
    Sound Editor, Norman Goodman
    Album Art, Nicole Stewart
    Theme Music by Audio Networks
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    • 49 min
    EP8 - Dame Katherine Grainger on Defiance

    EP8 - Dame Katherine Grainger on Defiance

    Katherine is Great Britain’s most decorated female Olympian. The ultimate high-flyer, now chairman of UK Sport, Katherine's remarkable sporting ability led her to no fewer than 5 Olympic medals, spanning 5 separate Games. As a student rower, she was banished to the ignominy of the University’s 5th boat, at the outset of her sporting journey. In defiance of expectation, she rose through the ranks to achieve sporting immortality on the water. Defiance played a significant role in seeing her through the extreme physical demands of her sport, the perils of early morning training in all weathers, and particularly in her relentless pursuit of gold after three consecutive silver medals in Sydney, Athens and Beijing. On home water in the London Olympics her dream finally turned to reality, in front of an adoring crowd at Dorney Lake.

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    Running on Emotion hosted by Alastair Eykyn is an original podcast by Eykyn Media for Auddy
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    Special thanks all of our guests on the show.

    Host, Alastair Eykyn
    Series Producer, Andrew Sampson
    Sound Editor, Norman Goodman
    Album Art, Nicole Stewart
    Theme Music by Audio Networks
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    • 47 min
    EP7 - Dylan Hartley on Hunger

    EP7 - Dylan Hartley on Hunger

    Throughout a 16 year professional career in rugby union, Dylan pushed his body and mind right to the limits, and sometimes even a little beyond. His is a colourful story of scrapes with the authorities, and brushes with greatness as a leader of men and winner of trophies. He left his native New Zealand at the age of just 16, with a hunger and a drive that led to successful spells with first Worcester and then Northampton. His abrasive, unflinching style quickly led him to international rugby, where his hunger caught the eye of the inspirational, but famously tough taskmaster (and current England coach) Eddie Jones. Dylan retired aged 33 as a Grand Slam winning captain of England, and the country’s most capped hooker of all time.

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    Running on Emotion hosted by Alastair Eykyn is an original podcast by Eykyn Media for Auddy
    #runningonemotion

    Special thanks all of our guests on the show.

    Host, Alastair Eykyn
    Series Producer, Andrew Sampson
    Sound Editor, Norman Goodman
    Album Art, Nicole Stewart
    Theme Music by Audio Networks
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 55 min

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