16 episodes

A podcast to encourage an active nation, featuring interviews with people about challenges they've done, training tips and tricks, inspirational stories and so on. We cover topics on cycling, running, nutrition and general health & fitness.

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A podcast to encourage an active nation, featuring interviews with people about challenges they've done, training tips and tricks, inspirational stories and so on. We cover topics on cycling, running, nutrition and general health & fitness.

    #16 - Coming back from injury and a trip down memory lane

    #16 - Coming back from injury and a trip down memory lane

    In episode 16, my good friend Sam Jones, a keen cyclist and policeman, joins us to chat about his cycling and triathlon experiences as an amateur, fitness in the police, and his long stint doing rehab following an injury. We also take a trip down memory lane, reminiscing about our cycling tours in Northern Europe and the Paris to London 24-hour cycle challenge.

    • 29 min
    #15 - Exercise, work and family

    #15 - Exercise, work and family

    In episode 15, Jacob Wardrop joins Chris to discuss the balancing act of working life, starting a family and finding time to exercise. We chat about his experiences with two children, fitting exercise into a busy working schedule, the benefits of doing so, and top tips for building exercise into your routine. 

    • 24 min
    #14 - Running ultras with James Randall

    #14 - Running ultras with James Randall

    James Randall joins us to chat his 500 miles for GRIT running challenge, shortly after starting with the Ultra Tour of Edinburgh. We discuss his training, race day preparation, the challenge, his love for running and what motivates him to do long-distance endurance events.

    • 25 min
    #13 - Triathlons and duathlons

    #13 - Triathlons and duathlons

    Chris is joined by his brother and regular amateur triathlete/duathlete, Nick Smith. We discuss the difference between the two, training for a multi-discipline event, race day tips, our experiences and more. 

    • 39 min
    #12 - What's it like to cycle around the world?

    #12 - What's it like to cycle around the world?

    James McKinven chats with Grey Baker about his experiences cycling around the world. Tune in to hear about his favourite stories, what it's like cycling through Asia and the US, battling the elements and more.

    • 15 min
    #11 - Living a healthy lifestyle

    #11 - Living a healthy lifestyle

    Nicola Meighan, Maria Bailey and Claire Donnelly talk about normal people living a healthy lifestyle. We cover eating healthy, including a being vegan, how everyone does things differently as there is not a one-size fits all solution, the challenges of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, their motivations and achievements, and what exercise means to them.

    • 47 min

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