Welcome to RunPod, the weekly run club you can join simply by listening. In this series Jenni Falconer welcomes special guests who share that passion for running. Together they’ll discuss the challenge, reward and sometimes obsession of pounding the pavement whilst asking what drives us to run, why some catch the bug more than others, and how it can transform the lives of those who do it. Along the way, you'll hear top training tips, monumental mistakes and some inspirational stories. So, whether you’re a seasoned marathoner, treadmill trainer, fitness guru or simply putting off that Sunday jog, RunPod is here for you.
This episode of RunPod is about challenging yourself as Jenni is joined by adventurer and runner, Sean Conway.
For Sean it is about the 3 Fs: the first, going the furthest and the fastest.
So with that in mind, Sean was the first person to swim, cycle and run the length of Great Britain and then proceeded to go the furthest in the world’s longest triathlon; a 4200 mile journey around the coast of Britain.
And here’s the thing, he only started running a few years ago!
Jenni and Sean discuss epic running challenges, what’s to love about them and he also gives some insight into life away on the road and on the trails.
It’s a fascinating listen with a man who has achieved so much, yet still has so much more to tick off his to do list.
Enjoy and if you’re not already pounding the pavement whilst you listen, guaranteed you’ll be reaching for your trainers before the episode finishes.
This week joining the RunPod run club is someone who loves her fitness, Michelle Heaton.
The last year has been particularly challenging for Michelle, as she revealed she’s been battling alcohol addiction and that she needed to seek professional help.
She did get help and is now almost 9 months sober. This also means that she’s been able to get back to running which is something she has always loved.
In this episode Michelle shares her experiences of running and how important something as simple as going for a run or heading to the gym are key in her recovery.
She shares her story in the hope that anyone else in a similar situation can see that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Jenni and Michelle also discuss the impact of early menopause on fitness and how you can tailor your workout for your body.
It’s a hugely inspiring episode and also there are some great tips and suggestions for you if you’re out pounding the pavement while you listen.
This week on RunPod, Jenni is joined by former Scotland rugby captain, Rob Wainwright.
Rob is on a mission to get everyone up and active at the start of the year with the brilliant Doddie Aid.
In this episode, you find out what Doddie Aid is, why Rob founded it in the first place and how you can get involved. He also sets a challenge for all members of the RunPod run club!
To get involved and to be motivated to go for a run, listen to this inspiring episode. Enjoy and happy running. X
Welcome to RunPod 2022! If you're sprinting into the new year looking for a more active, fitter, faster, leaner, meaner year then here's hoping RunPod can be your companion to achieve your goals along your running journey.
Kicking off the new year in style is a lady who loves a challenge. It's business woman, presenter and journalist Saira Khan.
Saira and Jenni chat her marathon experiences, top tips for starting your running journey, running alone at night, her time on SAS Who Dares Wins, how she got through the time off her feet when she broke her ankle, and how running can help you understand the lengths you can go to if you just push yourself.
What a start to the year!
Happy New Year!
It’s a brand new year and with that perhaps it’s time for a fresh start? In this mini episode of RunPod, Jenni is joined by personal trainer, Alex Marks who has some very handy reminders and tips for all runners looking to improve in 2022.
Whether the improvement is time, distance or general fitness, Alex reminds us of some key elements you should introduce into your training to make sure you achieve your goals.
Returning to RunPod, is CEO and Founder of RED January, Hannah Beecham.
Hannah set up Red January seven years ago to motivate us all to get up off the sofa and keep active in the darkest, coldest month of the year with the aim of doing something active every single day for the first 31 days of the year. Unless you have incredible willpower, I am sure that you may well have over indulged on festive feel-good. In that case, you might need that extra push to get up off the sofa and get back on track for the new year and this episode is exactly what you need!
Jenni and Hannah talk about how this initiative is a brilliant way to get Britain moving again - and how it can help ease you into 2022 feeling positive, fresh full of purpose and feeling amazing. Listen and I guarantee by the end, you will want to sign up to Red January and get out running!
Refreshing and fun!
RunPod is such a fun and refreshing listen! Jenni and her guests offer entertaining and insightful conversations guaranteed to get you moving. Run, don't walk, to the subscribe button!
Best thing to listen to on your run!
Jenni has a lovely, happy interview style and brings out the same positivity in her guests, who are often inspiring figures in the running world. She has a genuine love of running and a passion for spreading the word about what running can do for people, mentally, socially and physically. I love listening while I’m running, as it usually makes the time go faster and makes me go that bit further. If I listen without intending to run...I usually find myself lacing up my shoes within a few minutes. Thank you!
One of my favorites
Jenni has an excellent interview style. She’s so upbeat and the questions she poses to those she interviews are always great. Very positive podcast and I always walk away feeling better than I did before listening. Good positive motivator to keep on running!