5 episodes

As a serial founder Peter burned out while growing his previous company from 0 to 10 million users.
After selling the company he took a year off, and realised that doing nothing didn't help.

'Running is the only thing that is harder than running a business' is what a friend told him at the time.

He realised that what he needed was a 2nd goal. Something equally challenging. That's when he discovered trail running.

The similarities between endurance athletes & founders are striking.

The Trail & Scale Podcast is all about athletes learning from founders, and founders learning from athletes.

The Trail & Scale Podcast with Peter Buch Peter M. Buch

    • Health & Fitness

As a serial founder Peter burned out while growing his previous company from 0 to 10 million users.
After selling the company he took a year off, and realised that doing nothing didn't help.

'Running is the only thing that is harder than running a business' is what a friend told him at the time.

He realised that what he needed was a 2nd goal. Something equally challenging. That's when he discovered trail running.

The similarities between endurance athletes & founders are striking.

The Trail & Scale Podcast is all about athletes learning from founders, and founders learning from athletes.

    Finding Purpose & Challenges - Peter Buch | Trail & Scale Podcast 005

    Finding Purpose & Challenges - Peter Buch | Trail & Scale Podcast 005

    In this introspective solo episode, join our host, Peter Buch, as he takes you on a journey through his recent run at UTCT, reflecting on the importance of finding challenges beyond the realm of work, and unveiling exciting plans for the future of the Trail & Scale Podcast.

    Peter shares the highs and lows of his UTCT experience, providing a firsthand account of the challenges and triumphs encountered on the trail. Discover the profound insights gained from pushing personal boundaries in the world of ultra trail running.

    Beyond the trails, Peter delves into the significance of seeking challenges outside of the professional sphere. How does embracing new endeavors impact personal growth and redefine one's sense of purpose?

    As the Trail & Scale Podcast evolves, Peter gives you a sneak peek into the upcoming episodes and the vision for the future. What can you expect from the podcast as it continues to explore the intersections of business, running, and personal development?

    If you enjoy this episode, give it a thumbs up, share it with your network, and leave a comment with your key takeaways!
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    Thanks to our sponsor Stardust Coffee - https://www.stardustcoffee.co -
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    Connect with Christiaan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christiaant... Connect with JOBJACK on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jobjackapp/ Find out more about JOBJACK: https://www.jobjack.co.za/ -
    Thanks to our production partners:
    Sledgehammer Studio: https://www.instagram.com/sledgehamme... 22fifty: https://www.instagram.com/22fiftygram/

    • 15 min
    Boundaries and Balance - Corrine Malcolm | Trail & Scale Podcast 004

    Boundaries and Balance - Corrine Malcolm | Trail & Scale Podcast 004

    Welcome to the Trail and Scale Podcast! In this thought-provoking episode of Trail & Scale, join Pete and special guest Corrine Malcolm—an ultra trail runner, coach, and commentator—as they delve into the intricacies of life, running, and the delicate art of balance. Corrine opens up about her journey, discussing the importance of establishing boundaries both in life and running. Explore her unique approach to coaching, where the focus goes beyond the miles and delves into the holistic well-being of athletes. The conversation takes an interesting turn as Corrine and Pete explore the influence of technology and AI on coaching methodologies. How does the marriage of data and intuition impact the world of coaching in the realm of trail running? Tune in to gain inspiration and wisdom from Corrine's journey. Don't forget to subscribe to our channel for more inspiring conversations at the intersection of business and adventure. If you enjoy this episode, give it a thumbs up, share it with your network, and leave a comment with your key takeaways! - Thanks to our sponsor Stardust Coffee - https://www.stardustcoffee.co - Connect with us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trail.scale/- Connect with Christiaan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christiaantvdb/Connect with JOBJACK on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jobjackapp/Find out more about JOBJACK: https://www.jobjack.co.za/- Thanks to our production partners: Sledgehammer Studio: https://www.instagram.com/sledgehammerstudio/22fifty: https://www.instagram.com/22fiftygram/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    A Vision to Employ the World - Christiaan van den Berg | Trail & Scale Podcast 003

    A Vision to Employ the World - Christiaan van den Berg | Trail & Scale Podcast 003

    Welcome to the Trail and Scale Podcast!

    In this episode, we dive into the inspiring journey of Jobjack co-founder, Christiaan van den Berg whose mission is "to employ the world".

    From the inception of Jobjack to the intricacies of raising funding, Christiaan shares valuable insights that every entrepreneur and trail enthusiast can learn from.

    Join us as we discover the story behind the creation of Jobjack and how Christiaan's passion for innovation led to the birth of this exciting venture. Christiaan walks us through the challenges and triumphs of raising funding for Jobjack. We explore the fascinating connection between Christiaan's love for trail running and how it plays a crucial role in maintaining balance amidst the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship.

    Tune in to gain inspiration and wisdom from Christiaan's journey. Don't forget to subscribe to our channel for more inspiring conversations at the intersection of business and adventure.

    If you enjoy this episode, give it a thumbs up, share it with your network, and leave a comment with your key takeaways!
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    Thanks to our sponsor Stardust Coffee - https://www.stardustcoffee.co
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    Connect with us on Instagram:   / trail.scale  
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    Connect with Christiaan on Instagram:   / christiaantvdb  
    Connect with JOBJACK on Instagram:   / jobjackapp  
    Find out more about JOBJACK: https://www.jobjack.co.za/
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    Thanks to our production partners:
    Sledgehammer Studio:   / sledgehammerstudio  
    22fifty:   / 22fiftygram  

    • 1 hr
    Marianne Hogan | The Mindset of the world's best Ultra Trail Runners, UTCT 2023

    Marianne Hogan | The Mindset of the world's best Ultra Trail Runners, UTCT 2023

    We sat down with Canadian Ultra endurance Trail Runner Marianne Hogan from team Salomon.

    She's arguably one of the best female trail runners in the world right now.

    Her podium finishes at UTMB and WSER 2022 really put her on the map.

    We spoke about her career, her new coach, and the mindset ultra runners need to keep going.

    • 45 min
    Stuart McConnachie | The Business of RMB Ultra Trail Cape Town, UTCT 2023

    Stuart McConnachie | The Business of RMB Ultra Trail Cape Town, UTCT 2023

    Bridging the Gap Between Business and Trail Running



    Welcome to the Trail & Scale Podcast! In our premiere episode, we dive into the parallel worlds of business and ultra trail running with a remarkable guest, Stuart McConnachie. Stuart is not only the co-founder of UTCT (RMB Ultra-Trail Cape Town), but he also serves as its race director. Join us as we explore the fascinating intersections between entrepreneurship and the challenges of endurance racing. In this conversation, Stuart shares his insights and experiences in both the world of business and the world of ultra trail running. Discover the valuable lessons he's learned and the strategies he's applied to excel in both fields. From building a successful race event to scaling a business, our discussion is packed with valuable takeaways and practical advice for anyone looking to navigate their own unique trails in life and work. Tune in to gain inspiration and wisdom from Stuart's journey, as we kick off the Trail & Scale Podcast series. Don't forget to subscribe to our channel for more inspiring conversations at the intersection of business and adventure. If you enjoy this episode, give it a thumbs up, share it with your network, and leave a comment with your key takeaways! - 



    Stay connected with us: 

    Podcast Website: https://www.trailandscale.com

    Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trail.scale/

    Connect with Stuart on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stuaay/

    • 59 min

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