Marathon Talk - all about running and hosted by Martin Yelling and Tom Williams.
info_outline Episode 489 - Hayley Carruthers 05/22/2019
Episode 489 - Hayley Carruthers On this week’s show Martin speaks to Hayley Carruthers about ‘that London Marathon’ finish from this year’s race, the London Marathon ballot is the biggest ever, there could be a new world marathon major, it’s a down-down at Comrades and fast in Manchester. Nicky Spinks does the Paddy Buckley Double. In Training Talk we look at picking your next race, you rate your run, Tony’s here with his trials. You stand on the podium and are all over the launchpad.
info_outline Episode 488 - Nicky Spinks LIVE 05/15/2019
Episode 488 - Nicky Spinks LIVE On this week’s show Tom hosts a Q&A with Nicky Spinks where they talk all things Double Bob and the Barkley Marathons, Mo and Galen are running Chicago, Aly Dixon ups the distance, Athletics South Africa will appeal the decision against Caster Semenya, and there’s quite possibly the greatest dip ever from someone with quite possibly the greatest name ever! Holly’s back from her latest victory, Tom and Brian talk Comrades training with just a few weeks to go, and you guys break down barriers in Facebook Friday.
info_outline Episode 487 - Charlotte Purdue 05/08/2019
Episode 487 - Charlotte Purdue On this week’s show we’re joined by the the 3rd fastest female British marathoner in history after her recent 2hr25min in London, Charlotte Purdue. Eliud Kipchoge announces another crack at going sub 2 hours the marathon. Caster Semenya has her CAS appeal rejected, there’s a new 50-mile world best, Training Talk is supported by Thriva and looks at that tricky period after a marathon, Tony’s here with his trials, you rate your run, look amazing in your MT kit around the world and share your most dramatic finish line moments.
info_outline Episode 486 - The London Marathon Special 05/01/2019
Episode 486 - The London Marathon Special We bring you all the news from a spectacular Virgin Money London Marathon. There were world records for a fastest second half, first loser, and third placer... incredible performances from male and female Brits, stories galore, and Eliud Kipchoge at his glorious best. We also catch up with Sarah O’shea about how her race went, and Training Talk looks at what to do if your marathon didn’t go to plan.
info_outline Episode 485 - Vicky Holland (Part Two) 04/24/2019
Episode 485 - Vicky Holland (Part Two) This week's show is sponsored by Precision Hydration. Eliud’s up for London, the Two Oceans Marathon is re-routed, and Bernard Lagat is after his family marathon record. We announce a new leisure tee, Training Talk is brought to you by Fitness Rewards, and Tom speaks to Vicky Holland in part two of our interview with the current World Triathlon Champion.
info_outline Episode 484 - Vicky Holland (Part One) 04/17/2019
Episode 484 - Vicky Holland (Part One) On this week’s show Yuki couldn’t retain his Boston crown whilst septegenarian Gene Dykes ran super fast. CJ Albertson runs a 2:17 marathon, indoors! Martin and Holly talk mental strength on race day, Tony’s here with his trials, we’re joined by 2012 Team GB Olympic triathlete and 2018 World Triathlon Series Champion Vicky Holland, you rate your run, show off your kit and stand on the podium!
info_outline Episode 483 - Martin at The Science Museum 04/10/2019
Episode 483 - Martin at The Science Museum This week’s show is a bit different, as we’re bringing you all the audio from the Science Museum event that Martin hosted with Jo Pavey, and a short Training Talk where Tom and Holly reflect on learnings from their own marathon experiences, and announce a competition from our friends at Fitness Rewards. We’ll catch up on all the news and other stuff next week.
info_outline Episode 482 - Ryan Hall (Part Two) 04/03/2019
Episode 482 - Ryan Hall (Part Two) This week we’ve got the second part of the brilliant Ryan Hall interview. Precision Hydration sponsor the show. The World XC championships just happened, as did the now infamous and almost impossible to finish Berkeley Marathons. We talk hydration with Andy Blow in this weeks Training Talk. Tony's here with his trials. You could win a race entry or new kicks with Fitness Rewards. Plus, you guys Rate Your Run, climb aboard the Launch Pad, and stand atop the Podium.
info_outline Episode 481 - Ryan Hall (Part One) 03/27/2019
Episode 481 - Ryan Hall (Part One) On this week’s show we’re joined by Ryan Hall! Yes, that’s right, 2:04 Boston Marathon running and US record holder Ryan Hall. The World XC champs is this weekend, Laura Weightman goes super fast over 10k, Mike Wardian runs all way down Israel in 10 days, Yuki puts his final touches to Boston prep dressed as a ninja, Steve Magness reminds us you’re not what you do and Holly and Martin talk the final 5 weeks of a marathon build up.
info_outline Episode 480 - Scott Mitchell 03/20/2019
Episode 480 - Scott Mitchell On this weeks show there’s more controversy over the Olympic qualifying standards, Twell and Overall win in Reading, GB name their World XC squads, and there’s a British FKT for the Jordan Trail. Martin speaks to the brilliant Scott Mitchell about running the 2019 London Marathon, Tom does keep to his 30k promise, Tony’s here with some Trials, you rate your runs, look amazing in your kit around the world, and stand on the podium.
info_outline Episode 479 - Melissa Courtney 03/13/2019
Episode 479 - Melissa Courtney Thanks to our friends at Soar Running for supporting the show this week, and Tim Soar talks to Martin about improving running kit. We also speak to recent European Indoor 3,000m bronze medalist Melissa Courtney, the Tokyo 2020 qualifying times are out, the British World Cross Country Team trials were this past weekend, Farah and Purdue win the Big Half in London, and Tony’s here with an injured Trials.
info_outline Episode 478 - Jackie Newton 03/06/2019
Episode 478 - Jackie Newton This week’s show is sponsored by Soar Running. We also bring you news of positive splits from Tokyo, incredible racing at the European Indoors, and a world mile record. Tony’s back with some Trials, and also speaks to Athletics Northern Ireland Director of Coaching, Jackie Newton.
info_outline Episode 477 - It's Run Camp! 02/27/2019
Episode 477 - It's Run Camp! Thanks to our friends at Runderwear for supporting this weeks show. We’ve all been at Run Camp and what a weekend it was! We talk all about it along with Holly, Tom, Dave Moorcroft, Tony and ‘the’ V70 Carsington Half champion. Jamie Macdonald is closing in on his run across the USA, you could run (or breakdance?) at the Olympic Games. Is Jasmin Paris doing Barkley? Thriva sponsor Training Talk where we get all happy, you show off your kit around the world, Tony has some run camp trials, plus you Rate Your Run, climb aboard the Launch Pad, and stand atop the Podium.
info_outline Episode 476 - Jess Robson 02/20/2019
Episode 476 - Jess Robson This week’s show is sponsored by Runderwear, Martin speaks to Jess Robson, Laura Muir smashes the British indoor mile record, there’s a couple of 5K world records, sort of, and Thriva sponsor Training Talk where we get a little serious about Comrades. Facebook Friday asks for your perfect talking, parkrunning, and dining partners, Kit Around the World is here with a competition to win some wonderful runr gear, and Tony brings us his latest Trials.
info_outline Episode 475 - Dave Ross 02/13/2019
Episode 475 - Dave Ross Richard Whitehead’s set to run Tokyo, the world indoor mile record is missed by one hundredth of a second, the RAK half marathon produces its usual breathtaking performances, and Susanna Gill wins the World Marathon Challenge. Runderwear sponsor the show, Training Talk is brought to you by Thriva, and Facebook Friday asks for your own personal influencers.
info_outline Episode 474 - Nicola Miller 02/06/2019
Episode 474 - Nicola Miller This week’s show Martin's joined by Holly Rush. Tom speaks to Nicola from ‘a mile in her shoes’, Richard Edmunds from Runderwear is here for a catch up, you share what running has given you, Eilish McColgan looks towards the marathon, there’s now full GB teams heading to the world cross, London Marathon update their guide runner policy, it’s fast at the Marugame Half, and a runner kills a lion (the lion was trying to kill him!). You rate your run, look amazing in MT kit around the world and stand proud on the podium.
info_outline Episode 473 - Phil Hewitt 01/30/2019
Episode 473 - Phil Hewitt This week’s show is sponsored by Tribe, the UK’s leading all-natural sports nutrition brand. Martin speaks to Phil Hewitt, author of the brilliant book Outrunning the Demons, Tom’s back in the studio, Jasmin Paris gets selected for GB, Jemima Sumgong gets her ban doubled, Dubai was simply stunning, and Kenenisa Bekele is getting ready for Tokyo. Tony’s back with his Trials, and Facebook Friday hears all about your spectator-based highs and lows.
info_outline Episode 472 - Luke Tyburski 01/23/2019
Episode 472 - Luke Tyburski This week the show is sponsored by Tribe, the UK’s leading all-natural sports nutrition brand. Martin is joined by a less than normal chirpy Holly Rush, Jasmin Paris goes all epic at the Spine, Houston is super fast, Jo Pavey goes for Olympic Games number 6, Yuki plans to race Vancouver, Training Talk looks at upping your marathon game. We're joined by runner, author and coach Luke Tyburski. You Rate Your Run, climb aboard the Launch Pad, stand atop the Podium, and the Kit Around the World is back!
info_outline Episode 471 - Colin McCourt 01/16/2019
Episode 471 - Colin McCourt This week’s show is sponsored by Tribe, the UK’s leading all-natural sports nutrition brand, Tom catches up with the one and only Colin McCourt, London and Boston announce super-stellar elite fields, and Training Talk reviews Brian’s Comrades strategy.
info_outline Episode 470 - Holly Rush 01/09/2019
Episode 470 - Holly Rush On this week’s show we speak to Tom Stancliffe from Tribe sports nutrition, there’s a new women’s parkrun world record, an insanely fast 10k, Laura Muir gets off to a great start, Mo’s ranked 3rd in the world, just send full teams UKA(!) and have you been bitten by dog whilst running? Tony’s here with his trials, there’s a training talk about kicking off your marathon build up, Holly Rush shares her Dubai to Oman run, you rate your run, stand on the podium and look amazing in kit around the world.
info_outline Episode 469 - Ann Ashworth 01/02/2019
Episode 469 - Ann Ashworth Happy New Year 2019! On this week’s show we’re welcoming 2019 with Tom speaking to 2018 Comrades Champion Ann Ashworth. It’s a different show as the only other thing we’ll do is reflect back on some running and show moments from 2018.
info_outline Episode 468 - Colin Burgin-Plews 12/26/2018
Episode 468 - Colin Burgin-Plews On this week’s show, it’s Boxing Day! We hope you’re having a great Christmas, wherever you are. Each Christmas we release an extended interview and for this year’s Christmas Special, Martin talked to the one and only Big Pink Dress aka Colin Burgin-Plews.
info_outline Episode 467 - Steph Twell (Part Two) 12/19/2018
Episode 467 - Steph Twell (Part Two) We bring you the second part of our interview with two-time Olympian, five-time British 5,000m champion, and Commonwealth, World and European medalist, Steph Twell. There’s also an age-70 marathon record and a leadership crisis at UKA. Tony’s here with some Trials, we announce the winner of the 2018 Santa’s Sack competition, and Facebook Friday goes festive.
info_outline Episode 466 - Steph Twell (Part One) 12/12/2018
Episode 466 - Steph Twell (Part One) On this week’s show we speak to two-time Olympian, five-time British 5,000m champion, and Commonwealth, World and European medalist, Steph Twell (now April). Camille Herron runs an incredible new 24hr world record, Yuki's heading back to Boston next year, and there was one of the world's best finish-line falls at the European XC champs at the weekend. Plus, it’s the final week of Santa’s Sack!
info_outline Episode 465 - Dan Plews 12/05/2018
Episode 465 - Dan Plews Jon Albon sets his sights on winning one million dollars, Steph Twell runs 2:30 in Valencia, and the California International Marathon sees 152 people qualify for the US Olympic Trials. Tom speaks to Ironman super-age-grouper and coach Dan Plews, Santa’s Sack rolls into week four with gifts from Running Dads and Flipbelt, and Facebook Friday asks for your favourite sessions.
info_outline Episode 464 - Anji Andrews 11/28/2018
Episode 464 - Anji Andrews This week The London Marathon support British endurance. Hawkins is out of Fukuoka, an 85 year old woman knocks out 70miles a week to win age group at NYC, Kenyan runner Bett gets doping ban. Plus, have you ever been stung by a bee on a run? We speak to runner and social media specialist Anji Andrews, you could win the contents of Santa’s Sack, we’ve got new gifts this week, you rate your run, share you kits pics around the world, have a rant and Tony is here with his trials.
info_outline Episode 463 - Gemma Hillier-Moses (Part Two) 11/21/2018
Episode 463 - Gemma Hillier-Moses (Part Two) There’s an incredible amputee performance in New York, Scotland are after athletic independence, Santa’s Sack is back, we bring you part two of our interview with Gemma Hillier-Moses, and Tom’s away so Helen’s standing in. Plus, Facebook Friday asks for your Christmas wish-list.
info_outline Episode 462 - Gemma Hillier-Moses 11/14/2018
Episode 462 - Gemma Hillier-Moses On this week’s show Steph April’s running a marathon in Valencia, Zach Bitter runs a 100-mile FKT, Jo Pavey’s aiming for a 6th Olympic Games, and the Virgin Money London Marathon opens championship entries. We launch the Santa’s Sack competition and bring you the first part of Tom’s interview with the inspirational Gemma Hillier-Moses, Tony’s here with some Trials, you guys flash your Kit Around the World, Rate Your Runs, climb aboard the Launch Pad, and stand atop the Podium.
info_outline Episode 461 - Sarah Dudgeon 11/07/2018
Episode 461 - Sarah Dudgeon We bring you all the news from New York, Japanese doctors question the 2020 Olympic Marathon start time, and Ross Edgely swims all the way around the UK, yes, all the way around. Plus, Facebook Friday asks for your running heroes, Martin speaks to Sarah Dudgeon about fancy-dress running and Yuki t-shirts, and Tom loses tattoo challenge ground to Nick.
info_outline Episode 459 - Martin's Kenya Trip 10/24/2018
Episode 459 - Martin's Kenya Trip There’s a couple of sensational performances from Toronto, Chris and Eilish win in Portsmouth, Bekele has an odd one in Amsterdam, Andy Baddeley tells us all about The Running Channel, and Martin's back from Kenya with a load of brilliant interviews. Tom’s been proper comeback PBing, and Facebook Friday celebrates your inspirational parents.