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Whether you are just starting out, or here to PB, Well Far is the weekly running podcast helping you to go the distance. Each week host Amy Lane - author, runner and fitness expert - breaks down the barriers to running to make it accessible for joggers, plodders, runners and racers. Or for those who are as confused by spikes as they are split times here, you'll find the advice and action points you need to build up your confidence and your endurance. So wherever your starting point and whatever the distance, you can go Well Far!
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Whether you are just starting out, or here to PB, Well Far is the weekly running podcast helping you to go the distance. Each week host Amy Lane - author, runner and fitness expert - breaks down the barriers to running to make it accessible for joggers, plodders, runners and racers. Or for those who are as confused by spikes as they are split times here, you'll find the advice and action points you need to build up your confidence and your endurance. So wherever your starting point and whatever the distance, you can go Well Far!
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    A “Good Causes” special with Chrissie Wellington OBE, made possible by The National Lottery.

    A “Good Causes” special with Chrissie Wellington OBE, made possible by The National Lottery.

    In today's episode Amy interviews Chrissie Wellington OBE, former professional triathlete, four time world IronMan Champion and now Head of Global Wellbeing at the National Lottery-supported parkrun. Whilst Chrissie remains the world record holder for Ironman distance (completing it in an incredible 8 hours 18 minutes!) she now devotes her life to improving individual and population health and wellbeing, specifically by getting people involved in physical activity. Together Chrissie and Amy compare top parkrun stores, discussing the diverse and welcoming nature of these free events and the many benefits it can bring to individuals and the community. We'll also hear how, thanks to The National Lottery Players, parkrun has received £3.6million of funding over the past 8 years, which has been ground breaking in its success. Chrissie believes it's this support of grassroots organisations, the ones that remove the barriers to exercise, that is so key for our emotional and physical health, but it's also key to a healthier future for our children. Together Amy and Chrissie cover Chrissie's remarkable road to sporting prowess and how she's carried these lessons into her family and work life now, and some of her top tips for getting involved... the key is starting somewhere, it doesn't have to be big and bold!
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    • 49 min
    RERUN: Marathon day with Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes and Emily Keir of Twice the Health

    RERUN: Marathon day with Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes and Emily Keir of Twice the Health

    In our special extended marathon day episode, Amy runs with double Olympic gold medalist Dame Kelly Holmes who chats everything from childhood aspirations, race day mantras and mental health. Following this, we hear from half of Instagram running duo Twice The Health, Emily Keir, about her running journey and how she plans to tackle 'Run to the Stones', a 100k ultramarathon. So kick back and enjoy this double-length episode to see you through the big race day.
    How to find out more about today's experts:
    Emily Keir, Instagram: @twicethehealth, Facebook
    Dame Kelly Holmes, Website: www.kellyholmes.co.uk
    This bonus episode is supported by Motion Nutrition. Head to www.motionnutrition.com/amy to receive 10% off, just for Well Far listeners.

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    RERUN: Beating last minute nerves with Emma Kirk Odunubi and being proud of your body with Bryony Gordon

    RERUN: Beating last minute nerves with Emma Kirk Odunubi and being proud of your body with Bryony Gordon

    As Amy toes the line of Paris marathon, this week's episode covers the what, and more specifically what not, to do in the week running up to the final challenge. This week's episode is full of tips to hold your nerve and not caving into the Maranoia with Emma Kirk Odunubi, with everything from the Marathon Expo to flat lay photos to ensure you are prepared. We then head out on a final run-chat with the amazing Bryony Gordon* whose own running journey got her sober. It is a reminder to enjoy the marathon above all else and to be proud of your achievements and what your body can do. Bring on race-day!
    How to find out more about today's experts:
    Emma Kirk-Odunubi, Instagram: @emmakirkyo
    Bryony Gordon, Instagram: @bryonygordon

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    • 51 min
    RERUN: 5+ simple tools to calm race day anxiety with The Mind Medic & Kate Carter

    RERUN: 5+ simple tools to calm race day anxiety with The Mind Medic & Kate Carter

    With two weeks to go and mileage under the belt, it’s time to start getting your mind race ready. Starting with the practicalities, Amy shares some preparation techniques from lessons learnt last year. We then head into the studio for some anxiety easing tips from Dr Sarah Vohra aka the mind medic who gives easy and actionable advice to help alleviate fears and doubts before and during your race. We then hit the road with Kate Carter who is running London, her 14th marathon, in a full panda suit; reminding us that it’s not all times and mileage!
    How to find out more about today's experts:
    Sarah Vohra, Instagram: @themindmedic
    Kate Carter, Instagram: @katehelencarter

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    • 48 min
    Bringing Gender Equality to Running with Adidas x Well Far

    Bringing Gender Equality to Running with Adidas x Well Far

    For far too long women’s needs have been disregarded when it comes to sportswear design. Our track record in sharing the same platform as men in sports, running and beyond, has similarly disappointing figures. Adidas recognises this and that’s why today they’ve given Amy and the Well Far crew the opportunity to invite on two amazing guests to help us talk through some of the social and technical considerations for women in running, and what the future holds. Our guests for this special bonus episode are Adidas athlete Georgina Hayfron and founder women’s run collective ‘Lazy Girl Running’, Laura Fountain. Together Amy, Laura and Georgina discuss the differences in men’s and women’s sport, the new tech and tools that help women train more efficiently, the disparity in races and the hidden knock on effects of this as well as highlighting the races and events that have addressed outdated gender inequality. We also get to hear first hand the latest Adidas design initiatives and how they are addressing women’s needs in running within their kit design.This episode is supported by adidas and their new Solar Glide 5 shoe, which is a stable all-rounder with superb energy return tailored for the female form.
    To keep up with Amy and the guests today you can follow them on instagram at:
    Amy - @wellness_ed
    Georgina - @randomgirlrunning
    Laura - @lazygirlrunning
    To find out more about Adidas RunnersLDN: @adidasRunnersLDN
    To find out more about Lazy Girl Running Club, check out their website: https://www.lazygirlrunning.com/running-groups
    As always, please keep tagging #WELLFAR in all your running updates, and join the Well Far Strava

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    • 43 min
    RERUN: 20+ race day tips and how to hustle hard with Camilla Langlands and Adrienne Herbert

    RERUN: 20+ race day tips and how to hustle hard with Camilla Langlands and Adrienne Herbert

    Anticipating pre-race nerves Amy kicks off this week's episode with marathon pacer Camilla Langlands who, along with her mother, has completed nearly 150 marathons. Together they share inside know-how on exactly what to expect on the day - from what to pack in your clear bag, the best time and place to warm up and exactly how cosy you should get with your pacer. We then step out on a run with Adrienne Herbert and learn about her running journey through success and injury and how to hustle hard when life throws you curve balls.
    How to find out more about today's experts:
    Camilla Langlands, Website: www.thisishowwerun.com
    Adrienne Herbert, Instagram: @adrienne_ldn

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    • 51 min

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