By runners, for runners - Marathon Talk is a fortnightly podcast dedicated to keeping you on the inside track to successful running. Experienced multi-sport athletes Martin Yelling and Holly Rush discuss interesting and topical issues from the world of marathon running and along with regular guest interviews provide all the inspiration, motivation and knowledge you need to achieve your goals.
Episode 587 - Sian Longthorpe
We talk all about the upcoming Tokyo Olympics Games, Andy Butchart receives a suspended ban after comments over faked covid tests, and Sir Mo Farah has broken his foot. Holly speaks to Sian Longthorpe about her gender reassignment, and how running has been her saviour. And this week's Training Talk is all about running in the heat.
Episode 586 - Matt Rogan
Martin speaks to Matt Rogan, author of How Sport Can Reboot our Future. After the British trials 65 athletes are selected for Tokyo, Eilish McColgan breaks Paula Radcliffe's 5,000m British record, Beth Pascall wins the Western States 100 in tough conditions, and there's a new Wainwrights record. Plus, Training Talk is all about racing within marathon training.
Episode 585 - Calum Johnson
Thanks to Runderwear for supporting this week's show. Anji speaks to English National Cross Country Champion (and triathlete), Calum Johnson. It’s the Team GB Tokyo Olympic trials at the weekend, including one more go for Mo, American 1,500m runner Shelby Houlihan gets four-year ban, and Training Talk looks at kick-starting your autumn marathon build-up.
Episode 584 - Jo Wilkinson
Holly speaks to British athletics coach and former elite athlete, Jo Wilkinson, there's national track titles and Olympic qualifiers at the Muller Trials in Birmingham, and a new 10,000m women’s track world record. Sir Mo Farah suffers a shock defeat, Damian Hall sets a new Wainwright's C2C record, and for this week's Training Talk we discuss our techniques for to improve mental toughness when racing.
Episode 583 - Celebrating Ron Hill
Thanks to TRIBE nutrition for supporting this week’s show. We remember legendary marathoner and running icon Dr Ron Hill, and revisit his 2011 interview with Tom. John Kelly recaptures his Pennine Way FKT, there's some crazy-fast 800m times at Ostrava, and a tragedy in China. As parkrun COO, Tom also shares his thoughts on parkrun's return. Plus Exhale coffee support Training Talk as we bring you three sessions to knock out before parkrun resumes.
Episode 582 - Damian Hall
Martin talks to Damian Hall about his new book, In it for the Long Run. Thank you to Tribe for supporting this week's show, we catch up with co-founder Tom Stancliffe. There's a new 12-year-old 5K world record, and Anna Rutherford breaks the Southern Upland Record ... fueled on stock cubes. Training Talk is supported by Exhale Coffee, and we speak to their founder, Alex Higham, and discuss our personal returns to running post COVID jab.
Addicted to the Britishness of this podcast!
Love Martin and Tom (and Holly and Tony). I’ve learned so much and laughed so much and now speak with a British accent even though I’m from Indiana. Keep up the brilliant interviews, lads!
My Sunday run Podcast!
I really enjoy listening to the banter between Martin and Tom, but Holly and Tony are great, too! Really look forward to their perspective on all that is running, and how they bring in their own experiences.
Brilliant Running podcast!
Huge Fan!!! Hilarious, informative and inspiring! Perfect companion for the weekly Long Runs! Combo of Masterpiece Theater-Monty python-for Marathoners!!! Ten out of Ten!!!