Marathon Talk - all about running and hosted by Martin Yelling and Tom Williams.
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.
info_outline Episode 458 - Tom's Dad Qualifies for Comrades 10/17/2018
Episode 458 - Tom's Dad Qualifies for Comrades An incredible world age record for the marathon, an amazing run by Sinead Driver, and Mo’s European 10k record falls in South Africa. Tom and his Dad reflect on a brilliant day in Yorkshire, Tony’s here with some Trials, Holly stands in for Martin, and Facebook Friday checks out your all-time favourite running photo! Plus, the launch of a new Marathon Talk hoody from Runr.
info_outline Episode 457 - Dan Vernon 10/10/2018
Episode 457 - Dan Vernon Sir Mo runs a new European marathon record and wins the 2018 Chicago Marathon! Martin's joined by Eliud Kipchoge’s team photographer, Dan Vernon to talk about ‘that world record’ in Berlin. Dan was with Eliud in the training build up and on race day. Tony is here with his trials, you rate your runs, wear your kit around the world and stand on the podium.
info_outline Episode 456 - Jamie Gane 10/03/2018
Episode 456 - Jamie Gane On this week’s show, phew, thanks WADA, it’s all okay in Kenya. Chris Thompson bags a win in Scotland, it’s tougher to get into Boston (but isn't that the point?), it’s Mo V Galen and friends at the Chicago Marathon this weekend, you share your XC memories, we speak to adaptive amputee athlete Jamie Gane. Tony brings us his trials, you stand on the podium, rate your run and share your kit around the world.
info_outline Episode 455 - Derek Rae 09/26/2018
Episode 455 - Derek Rae We wish Ron Hill a happy 80th, Charlie Purdue’s out of New York, Dewi and Callum are on top form in the Netherlands, and Rosie Pink Williams smashes her first ever cross country! Tom speaks to Scottish Paralympian, Derek Rae, Martin's been focussing on children’s mental health, Facebook Friday finds out what’s driving you on, and Comrades is nearly open for entry.
info_outline Episode 454 - Damian Hall 09/19/2018
Episode 454 - Damian Hall On this week’s show the world goes all Kipchoge over a stunning new marathon world record in Berlin. We reflect on an incredible marathon leap forward. We're joined by statman Jon Mulkeen to look at the race numbers. Damian Hall is on the couch sharing his amazing UTMB 2018 5th place finish story, Tony's here with an Eliud trial. Holly Rush hosts as Tom’s away tapping his tiny feet somewhere. There’s the usual Facebook Friday, Rate Your Runs, Kit Around the World, Launch Pad, and listener Podium.
info_outline Episode 453 - Rowan Preece 09/12/2018
Episode 453 - Rowan Preece We remember Diane Leather, Mo wins his fifth consecutive Great North Run, an 18-year-old nearly breaks the world 10k road record, and Jake Wightman takes victory on 5th Avenue. Martin speaks to the inspirational Rowan Preece, Tom’s been slinging his guns round the gym, and Facebook Friday hears all about your triumphs in the face of adversity.
info_outline Episode 452 - UTMB; Holly Rush, Sophie Grant and Tom Evans. 09/05/2018
Episode 452 - UTMB; Holly Rush, Sophie Grant and Tom Evans. The band are back together. Holly Rush brings us her full UTMB race report and speaks to CCC winner Tom Evans and UTMB 12th placer Sophie Grant. Tony DNF’d the Bullock Smithy. Griffiths and Partridge motor in Cardiff, Yuki gets beaten, Copenhagen is loaded and it’s the Great North Run this weekend. Facebook Friday asks for your magic relay teams, plus, you Rate Your Run, there’s some stunning Kit Around the World and our listener Podium.
info_outline Episode 451 - European Para Athletics and the UTMB 08/29/2018
Episode 451 - European Para Athletics and the UTMB Holly's in the Alps, Tom’s back from wherever he was, Gwen Jorgensen is taking on Chicago, Yuki’s at it again, we preview this weekend’s UTMB, Tom catches up with Noel Thatcher and talks European Para Athletics Championships, Tony’s here with some Trials, and Facebook Friday asks for your unexpected KOMs.
info_outline Episode 450 - Tony Audenshaw 08/22/2018
Episode 450 - Tony Audenshaw Holly and Tony stand in for Tom and Martin, Noel Thatcher previews the European Para Championships, Wales announce their team for the Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships, Dakota Jones cycles 250 miles to the Pike's Peak Marathon... and wins it, and Megan Kimmel breaks the female record.