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The world's only running - bus driving crossover podcast! Two failed athletes, Shaun and Jermaine, bring you a weekly dose of running chat. We interview top runners, Olympians, dieticians, coaches, psychologists and sport scientists, bringing you the stories behind their careers and actionable insight to improve your own running. We follow Shaun's hapless attempts to assimilate this advice into his own training, and Jermaine's tales from the front seat of his London bus.

The world's only running - bus driving crossover podcast! Two failed athletes, Shaun and Jermaine, bring you a weekly dose of running chat. We interview top runners, Olympians, dieticians, coaches, psychologists and sport scientists, bringing you the stories behind their careers and actionable insight to improve your own running. We follow Shaun's hapless attempts to assimilate this advice into his own training, and Jermaine's tales from the front seat of his London bus.
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The world's only running - bus driving crossover podcast! Two failed athletes, Shaun and Jermaine, bring you a weekly dose of running chat. We interview top runners, Olympians, dieticians, coaches, psychologists and sport scientists, bringing you the stories behind their careers and actionable insight to improve your own running. We follow Shaun's hapless attempts to assimilate this advice into his own training, and Jermaine's tales from the front seat of his London bus.

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Episodes

90: Biomechanics and training with Colin Griffin

5/20/2019
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This week, Shaun struggles with a teething baby while Jermaine picks out new custom plates. We discuss the latest news from the world of running and discuss a few exciting races that are coming up. The guest is former Olympian race walker, Coach, PhD candidate and biomechanics expert, Colin Griffin. Colin talks through his transition from race walking to marathon running before explaining the impact stretching, strength training and conditioning can have on your running performance.

Duration:01:00:12

89: Andrew Steele: DNA, fitness and nutrition

5/13/2019
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It's a bumper episode this week. Shaun and Greta go buggy running while Jermaine catches a full-moon at Waterloo. The special guest is Andrew Steele of DNAfit. Andrew is a former Olympic 400m and 4x400 m relay runner. He talks through his career in running, the challenges he faced, both mentally and physically, and how he ended up startup, DNAfit. We also learn what DNAfit can offer in terms of advice on how your genetic makeup affects your training and nutrition and what that means for...

Duration:01:21:03

88: The Semenya ruling with Cathal Dennehy

5/7/2019
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This week Jermaine dials in from Basingstoke and Shaun thinks he needs to work body mechanics before targetting the Mountain Running Championships. You'll also hear from our Soar Running Grass Roots Hero, Mark Lloyd of the 'Cottage Running Group' in Battersea. Running journalist, Cathal Dennehy is the guest this week. He talks through the Caster Semenya ruling by the CAS.

Duration:00:57:08

87: The London Marathon Wrap-up

4/30/2019
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This week it's a clandestine meeting in a London pub for Shaun and Jermaine, as they wrap up the 2019 London Marathon. After shining a light on the top performances from Great Britain, Shaun talks through his own race and the challenges he faced. We also find out whose marathon predictions were closest to the mark, and who will be running the forfeit fancy-dress 10k! Finally, we hear from Shaun at the finish line with Martin Yelling of Marathontalk, running blogger Russell Bentley and the...

Duration:00:21:43

86: The London Marathon warm up with Derek Rae

4/23/2019
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Has Shaun got enough zest in the tank ahead of his upcoming challenge? Did Jermaine make it through his RAF fitness test? This week on the Let’s Get Running Podcast the dynamic duo discuss their recent training, along with the latest results from the Brighton and Boston marathons. Scottish and GB Paralympian, Derek Rae is on the line with Shaun to chat about his training ahead of the London Marathon. Rae took the World Para Athletics Marathon Cup for his class when he completed the 26.2-mile...

Duration:01:16:31

85: Courtney Dauwalter: ultra running and temporary blindness

4/15/2019
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On this week's show, Shaun is tapering-off ahead of the London Marathon while Jermaine prepares for his RAF fitness test. The interview comes from American ultramarathon runner Courtney Dauwalter. Dauwalter finished the Moab 240 race in 2 days, 9 hours, and 59 minutes, faster than any of the men in the pack and beating the second-place finisher by more than 10 hours. She famously won the 2017 Run Rabbit Run while battling temporary blindness for the final 12 miles! We continue with the Soar...

Duration:00:59:30

84: Science and Running: Shalaya Kipp

4/9/2019
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On this week's show we talk to Olympian, Shalaya Kipp. We discuss her Steeplechase career to date, how she went from trying the barriers to Olympic qualification within just over a year and her experience at London 2012\. We talk about her scientific research, her role in the study into the Nike 4% shoe, and the determinants of running economy. We announce the winner of the Battle of the Podcast challenge we ran during March, where we pitted ourselves off against the Cloud259 podcast in an...

Duration:01:05:40

83: Stepping up to the Marathon : Molly Huddle

4/1/2019
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On this week’s show we talk to 2 time Olympian and American 10,000m record holder, Molly Huddle. We discuss her training in the lead up to this year’s London Marathon, how she is looking to improve on her 2.26 PR and what she see as are her greatest achievements in sport. We also discuss the incredible final in Rio, where she ran the American 10,000m record in a race where Almaz Ayana obliterated the world record. We give on update on some of the early nominations for the Soar Running /...

Duration:00:54:12

82: Grassroots Heroes: Kevin Quinn

3/25/2019
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On this week's podcast we discuss unsung heroes from the world of running as we launch the grassroots hero campaign. We also speak to Tim, founder of Soar Running who is helping us launch the campaign, who tells us how YOU can nominate someone who has really made the difference to you and your running experience. We also speak to Kevin Quinn (the Cardiac Runner) who since surgery to address a congenital heart defect has gone on to run PB's from 5k to Marathon. Inspirational stuff. We also...

Duration:00:54:46

81: Running and Mental Health - Scott Douglas

3/19/2019
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On this week's show we discuss running and mental health, with author of 'Running is My Therapy', Scott Douglas. We discuss why running is so brilliant- how its unique appeal makes it the best means of relieving stress and tackling symptoms of depression. We discuss how the chase for success can be detrimental and how we can 'be more Amby' and have a healthy and continued relationship with the sport. We also discuss Shaun's disappointing training, Jermaine's hapless football career and...

Duration:00:54:15

80: Olympic Standards and Diamond League Changes - Tim Hutchings

3/12/2019
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This week we caught up with former World, European and Commonwealth medalist, Tim Hutchings. We discuss the recent announcement of Olympic Qualification standards and changes to the Diamond League in 2019. We also discuss the future for athletics; how viewing figures and sponsors cash are both declining, and how the controversies of drugs and testosterone levels have affected the sport. We also discuss Shaun and Jermaine's performance at the Big Half, and Jermaine's subsequent lack of...

Duration:00:51:29

79: Specificity in Training - Marianne Heading

3/4/2019
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On this week's show we talk to Ultra Runner, Marianne Heading, who recently won the Montane Yukon Artic Ultra in Canada; a 300-mile (482 km) race in freezing temperatures near the Arctic Circle. We discuss the incredible experience; how she kept focused on the task in hand, and managed to finish the race despite injury. Jermaine also gives us a Steeplechase masterclass, discussing the sorts of specific training he included in his routine. We also discuss Spanish pick pockets, Jermaine...

Duration:00:58:42

78: How to run your best Half Marathon | Gemma Steel

2/25/2019
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On this week's show we talk to the 3rd fastest female Half Marathon runner in UK history, Gemma Steel. She gives us sone valuable half marathon training tips in advance of our Battle of the Podcasts challenge in March. She talks about her career- how she went from joining a running group at a leisure centre to winning a medal at the European Cross Country champs. We also get the lowdown about last weekend's National Cross Country championships from Mark Hookway, Team Manager @ Tonbridge AC...

Duration:01:02:59

77: Creating an environment to flourish | Ian Beattie | Scottish Athletics

2/18/2019
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On this week's show we discuss the success of Scottish athletes with Scottish Athletics Chairman, Ian Beattie. We talk about the conditions that have allowed runners to flourish and how competitions like the Scottish National Cross Country play an important role. We look at news from the world of running- world records falling in a 5k race in Monaco and a strong domestic race in Armagh. We discuss Shaun's tears on an exposed mountainside in Gran Canaria and Jermaine's hapless attempts to...

Duration:01:03:51

76: Running Through Challenges. Brigid Pickett and Alex Collins

2/12/2019
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This week, Shaun chats with Brigid Pickett who made the headlines recently by running regularly right up until her baby was due. We also speak to Alex Collins, runner and ski mountaineer. Alex developed Type 1 diabetes in his thirties but has learnt to managed his body and the condition, and has run Marathon PB's against all wisdom And of course, Jermaine has been up to his old tricks. Returning to work after a week of snowboarding, he finds himself on a new route. A combination of closed...

Duration:00:39:06

75: Alice Wright - 10,000m and competing in the NCAA

2/5/2019
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This week we hear from Alice Wright, runner for the Naz Elite team and NCAA Division I All-American alumni. Alice chronicles her journey from a 3km fun-run in a Worcestershire village to competing in the NCAA and moving to Flagstaff, Arizona. Having run for Team GB at the 2018 European Athletics Championships in 10,000 metres, she has a few tips on how to improve your 10km. Jermaine is back from snowboarding in the Alps - if a little bruised and broken and Shaun's training for the [Battle of...

Duration:00:50:07

74: Record-breaking ultrarunner Jasmin Paris

1/30/2019
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This week we speak to the record-breaking ultrarunner Jasmin Paris. Paris, who is currently writing her PhD thesis, just won the 268-mile Montane Spine Race by 15 hours, smashing the previous race record. What's even more impressive is that she made regular stops while racing to express milk for her 14-month-old daughter, Rowan. In this podcast, Paris takes us through her trials along the Pennine Way including how she tackled sleep deprivation. She tells us how she got into running, what...

Duration:00:49:42

73: The Future of Running: How Governing Bodies are Supporting the Sport

1/21/2019
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This week we talk to former Irish athlete and coach, John Downes. He talk about his no-nonsense approach to running, how he excelled as a cross country runner and his love of racing. We also chat about the future of our sport, how it's run by governing bodies, and why the way they're structured affects 'grassroots' runners like us. Jermaine and Shaun also discuss their miserable attempts to get fit and Demolition Man's attempts to get on the bus without paying

Duration:01:15:19

72: Running a Fast 10k - Wendy Sly

1/14/2019
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On this week's show we talk to Olympic Silver Medalist, Wendy Sly. We discuss her training for this years London Marathon in her 60th year, and her fundraising for the Ron Pickering Fund. We look back at her career; her success at 10k, winning the World Road Race Championship in 1983, and the incredible 1984 3000m final, where she picked up a silver medal. As well as discussing what it takes to run a 10k, we start our own 10k challenge and be in with a chance of winning an exclusive Let's...

Duration:00:58:39

71: New Year Special

1/7/2019
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On this week's show we discuss our highlights of 2018 and our hopes for 2019\. We speak to 3 top runners who experienced great results in 2018 - Damian Hall (5th place in the UTMB), Nick Goolab (2nd place in the British Athletics Cross Country Trial) and Hayley Carruthers (England International Marathoner). They give us some insight into their running in 2018- the good and bad, and tell us about the lessons they learnt over the last 12 months. We also discuss Shaun's experience of...

Duration:00:58:46