A podcast all about running from the team at Running Trips.
Gavin and Callum host the podcast and are joined each episode by a guest from the running world.
We are often joined by Coach Hugo van den Broek, Head Coach at Kenya Experience who joins us from the running Mecca of Iten in Kenya where is a professional coach of elite and non elite runners.
An informal, informative, wide ranging discussion between people who love the sport of distance running.
Episode 21: Tom Evans - Ultra Runner
In this Episode of Conversations About Running we are joined by professional ultra marathon runner, Tom Evans. Tom is a former captain in the British Army and kicked off his career as an ultra-runner in 2017 when he finished 3rd in the Marathon des Sables, despite only entering as a bet! He quickly established himself as one of the best ultra runners in the world when he went on to win the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc and finish 3rd in the iconic Weston States. Your hosts, Callum and Gavin, chat with Tom about his approach to nutrition and fueling both during training and day to day life as a professional athlete. We also chat about his mindset and approach to racing as well as Tom's vision for the future of the sport. If you enjoy listening to Conversations About Running then be sure to share with your friends in the running community to help spread our podcast further.
Episode 20 - Coach Hugo van den Broek
In this episode of Conversations About Running your hosts Gavin and Callum are joined once again by regular guest Coach Hugo van den Broek. Together we share our thoughts on the recent disappointing news from Bowerman Track Club of Shelby Houlihan's failed drug test, before moving onto more positive topics such as the training and racing of one of Coach Hugo's former international team mates - Sifan Hassan, who has shown some seriously impressive form lately! We also talk about Callum's recent 5000m personal best and the reasons behind his success on this occasion. Hugo and Callum give their insights on the race itself as well as the training leading up to the race, while Hugo shares some interesting research on pain and pain perception that runners of all levels may find beneficial when it comes to racing. If you enjoy this episode of Conversations About Running please share with your friends and club mates to help us spread the word ✅
James Thie - Running Coach and Sub 4minute Miler
In this Episode of Conversations About Running we chat with elite running coach James Thie. James is a lecturer and the Director of Athletics at Cardiff Met University, where he coaches a team of runners including 2018 Commonwealth Games athletes Tom Marshall and Ieuan Thomas and the 3rd fastest British half marathon runner of all time, Jake Smith. In this episode we chat about some of the challenges (and some unexpected positives) that James has experienced as a coach during the pandemic, Jake Smith's training and racing over the past few years, including the build up to his 'off the cuff' marathon Olympic qualifying time that led to him being dubbed the 'marathon maverick', as well as James' former career as a professional runner, including a few maverick moments of his own that have gone down in history!
Matt Bergin - Elite Runner and Physiotherapist
In this Episode your hosts, Gavin and Callum are joined by Matt Bergin, elite runner and physiotherapist. Matt has represented his country on numerous occasions and has a personal best over 5km of 13.47. He also trained as a physiotherapist at the highly regarded Witty Pask & Buckingham Physiotherapy Clinic, where he continues to work and treat runners of all levels, from international athletes to club runners. We get an insight into Matt's training and how he integrates high level running with a demanding career. We also get his views, as a physiotherapist who works primarily with runners, on the new breed of 'super shoes' and the effects these are having on athletes from a biomechanical point of view. Matt will be one of our Sports Performance Specialists at Training Focus Camps.
Coach Hugo - Mentally Preparing to Race
In this Episode of Conversations About Running we are rejoined by Head Coach of Kenya Experience camps, Hugo van den Broek. After a quick catch up and a chat about an American football player attempting the US Olympic trials 100m qualification time, we turn our attention to what is quickly becoming a very relevant topic in the domestic running world - how to mentally readjust to racing. Many runners have gone months or even years without the chance to race or put their training into practice, and now, with races starting to pop up again here in the UK, how can we make sure we are mentally best prepared for the transition from a long period of training, to suddenly having to run hard on race day. Are there things runners can do to help push through the pain of racing? Or to stay calm on the start line? How can we make sure our hard training doesn't go to waste with a bad performance when it matters most. We hope you enjoy listening to our Conversations About Running 🏃
Myles Edwards - on Running in Kenya
This part two of our Conversations About Running with Myles Edwards, elite middle distance runner from Scotland who spent many months training in the Home of Champions and later set up a successful charity, the Gathimba Edwards Foundation, who's aim is to help provide children and families in Kenya with better lives and opportunities. In this episode, we talk about the journey that led to Myles setting up the Gathimba Edwards Foundation and delve into what his life, training and work was like while in Iten.
Great running discussion
Interesting in-depth content and discussion of running training.