11 episodes

Taking a broad but relaxed look at the world of running from the perspective of Run4It - one of the UK's leading specialist running retailers. We're bringing the latest news, gear reviews and interviews to help inspire runners of all abilities to improve their fitness, health and wellbeing through running. If you want to get in touch to ask questions, give feedback or are interested in being on the show then drop us a line at thepod@run4it.com.

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Taking a broad but relaxed look at the world of running from the perspective of Run4It - one of the UK's leading specialist running retailers. We're bringing the latest news, gear reviews and interviews to help inspire runners of all abilities to improve their fitness, health and wellbeing through running. If you want to get in touch to ask questions, give feedback or are interested in being on the show then drop us a line at thepod@run4it.com.

    From Commonwealth to Chamonix, with Robbie Simpson

    From Commonwealth to Chamonix, with Robbie Simpson

    Chris and Will talk to Commonwealth Games medalist Robbie Simpson.

    Cue a lively discussion around his varied and storied running career so far across the marathon and mountain running, his recent foray into ultra-distance events as he prepares for the OCC in Chamonix, Adidas Terrex, and Hidden Peak Running - the coaching group he co-owns with Fraser Clyne. 

    To get in touch, email thepod@run4it.com

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Adventure in Uncertainty, with Ian Stewart

    Adventure in Uncertainty, with Ian Stewart

    Chris and Will speak to Ian Stewart, founder of Trail Running Scotland - a company offering various skills courses between off-road running and mountaineering, as well as a range of guided runs across Scotland.
    Cue a lively conversation about running a Bob Graham Round for a stag do, staying safe and running smart in the mountains, and Ian's monstrous "Cairngorm Parkrun" completion - a single continuous round of every Munro in the Cairngorms totaling over 400 kilometres in length and achieving over 20,000 metres of vertical gain. This is one to listen to if you're keen to get into mountain and trail running but you're not sure where to start.

    Less pressingly, the boys discuss Western States, and Chris finally has his answer to last week's "big hitter" question...

    To get in touch, email: thepod@run4it.com.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Learning to Love It, with Jason Kelly

    Learning to Love It, with Jason Kelly

    Chris and Will talk to Jason Kelly as he prepares to represent Scotland for the first time at the Anglo-Celtic Plate 100K. Jason, who is also the assistant manager at our Aberdeen store, talks about his whole running journey, from struggling through 5Ks to get a little fitter, to finding himself on the podium at ultras and trail races - all paired with the boys' now internationally appreciated flair and repartee.

    To get in touch, email: thepod@run4it.com.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Comeback, with Tom Owens

    The Comeback, with Tom Owens

    Chris and Will talk to Tom Owens about his remarkable and varied running career so far and preview his build up to UTMB. Cue a lively discussion on how he went from being a football goal keeper to a force in Scottish hill running, his origins in the now largely forgotten world of adventure racing, his long-term involvement with Salomon, and the races on his 2021 calendar.
    Packed with insights into handling injuries and set-backs - Tom talks about his current comeback from ankle surgery; he also gives a flavour of what people signed up for the Salomon How To Trail Run Workshops over the summer can look forward to.

    To get in touch, email: thepod@run4it.com.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Running in Circles, with Gillian Gordon

    Running in Circles, with Gillian Gordon

    Chris and Will talk to Gillian Gordon about running on the track and strength and conditioning. Gillian manages our Inverness store, and has raced the 400m and 400m hurdles for over a decade, picking up three Scotland vests along the way - outside of her exploits on quarter-mile ovals she has a great interest in gym work, and has amassed a lot of practical knowledge on how to apply this to her running.

    Cue a lively conversation about Gillian's experiences growing up on the Scottish athletics circuit, the benefits of hitting the track for runners of all abilities (attempting all distances), and practical tips on how to start incorporating strength work into your training - all held together with the boys' signature blend of C-plus patter.

    Less interestingly, Will demonstrates a subpar grasp on the basic plot of Grease - the classic high school musical...

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Talking Trail, with Romain Borgeal

    Talking Trail, with Romain Borgeal

    Chris and Will are joined by Romain Borgeal to talk all things trail shoes.  Romain is the Assistant Manager at our Dundee store and the content writer for The Run4It Journal. He is also a passionate and experienced trail runner, with completions at races including the Ring of Steall and the West Highland Way Race. 

    Cue a lively conversation on what got them into trail running, the perils of trying to run on the hills in a pair of racing flats against their current trail shoe line-ups, and Romain's upcoming personal project: his 'Door to Aviemore' challenge - a 130-kilometre trail run from his front door, taking in the Cateran Trail and the Lairig Ghru - all with the usual above average banter regular listeners have come to expect. 

    Will recounts a torrid recent outing on the Highland Fling route and swoons over Romain's brief modelling career...

    To get in touch, email: thepod@run4it.com

    • 1 hr 23 min

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