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Welcome to RunPod, the weekly run club you can join simply by listening. In this series Jenni Falconer welcomes special guests who share that passion for running. Together they’ll discuss the challenge, reward and sometimes obsession of pounding the pavement whilst asking what drives us to run, why some catch the bug more than others, and how it can transform the lives of those who do it. Along the way, you'll hear top training tips, monumental mistakes and some inspirational stories. So, whether you’re a seasoned marathoner, treadmill trainer, fitness guru or simply putting off that Sunday jog, RunPod is here for you.

Welcome to RunPod, the weekly run club you can join simply by listening. In this series Jenni Falconer welcomes special guests who share that passion for running. Together they’ll discuss the challenge, reward and sometimes obsession of pounding the pavement whilst asking what drives us to run, why some catch the bug more than others, and how it can transform the lives of those who do it. Along the way, you'll hear top training tips, monumental mistakes and some inspirational stories. So, whether you’re a seasoned marathoner, treadmill trainer, fitness guru or simply putting off that Sunday jog, RunPod is here for you.
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United Kingdom

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Global Radio

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Welcome to RunPod, the weekly run club you can join simply by listening. In this series Jenni Falconer welcomes special guests who share that passion for running. Together they’ll discuss the challenge, reward and sometimes obsession of pounding the pavement whilst asking what drives us to run, why some catch the bug more than others, and how it can transform the lives of those who do it. Along the way, you'll hear top training tips, monumental mistakes and some inspirational stories. So, whether you’re a seasoned marathoner, treadmill trainer, fitness guru or simply putting off that Sunday jog, RunPod is here for you.

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English


Episodes

Jo Pavey MBE

5/23/2019
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In this episode, Jenni takes RunPod on the road to meet 5-time Olympian and European Championship gold medalist, Jo Pavey. They discuss how to train in a hallway cupboard, what it's like to have your husband as your coach, juggling elite sport with two young children and competing against athletes who are half your age. Also -- can Jo match the British record by making it to her 6th Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020? You’ll have to listen to find out!

Duration:00:36:14

George Lamb

5/16/2019
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This week on RunPod, Jenni is joined by TV and radio presenter, George Lamb to discuss what it’s like to train with Olympic athletes. He recruited the best trainers about - Sir Mo Farah, Dame Kelly Holmes and Joe Wicks - to see if he had what it takes. George shares elite training tricks, talks about what it’s like to run with Mo and gives great advice to all aspiring runners. Did it work for him?! You’ll have to listen to find out!

Duration:00:36:38

Richard Whitehead MBE

5/10/2019
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In this episode of RunPod, Jenni chats with double Paralympic champion, Richard Whitehead. Rich is a double through-knee congenital amputee, and runs with prosthetics, yet he claims to be someone who ‘just puts one foot in front of the other’. We hear how Rich sees no obstacles in between him and his running goals. He talks about how a double amputee decides to take up running, what it’s like to run in blades and has a load of top training tips. His story is hugely inspiring and what he says...

Duration:00:36:45

parkrun with Paul Sinton-Hewitt

5/2/2019
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This week on RunPod, Jenni’s joined by the man who gave 3 million of us in 23 countries, across 5 continents the gift that is parkrun. Paul Sinton Hewitt CBE tells us how he turned a simple get-together into a global phenomenon, and how it’s transformed so many lives around the world – including his own! They also chat parkrun challenges, Paul’s favourite running spots and the power of community spirit. He might even persuade you to give up that Saturday morning in bed for a 5k run instead!

Duration:00:32:41

Post-Marathon Cooldown with Lewis Moses

4/28/2019
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That's it for another year, so whether you're nursing those blisters or eager to get your trainers for the first time, this episode is the perfect companion for your post-marathon cooldown. Join Jenni as she chats to GB champion and top running coach Lewis Moses, who answers that all important question: How do you recover after the big race? We also bust some of the biggest myths out there, talking trainers, stretches, warm-ups, protein shakes and discuss some of the most common injuries for...

Duration:00:31:30

The London Marathon with Hugh Brasher, David Weir & Kirsty Gallacher

4/25/2019
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In this episode of RunPod, Jenni learns all about the London Marathon and chats to special guests about taking on a 26.2 mile challenge. Marathon big boss, Hugh Brasher, shares how it all started and what you can expect on race day. Jenni also chats with 8-time marathon winner David Weir, celeb runners Kirsty Gallagher, Nell Mcandrew and Matt Wilkinson whilst Celebrity chef, Marcus Bean, gives you the lowdown on what to eat before and after; We also learn what it’s like to run as a rhino and...

Duration:00:47:53

EastEnders Special

4/18/2019
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In this week's episode of RunPod, Jenni is joined by two soap icons who are leaving Albert Square to go and run around the capital. EastEnders stars Natalie Cassidy and Jake Wood are taking on their biggest running challenge yet and for a truly worthy cause. Jenni chats with them about training, running for Barbara Windsor and whether Dot will be cheering them on from the Queen Vic.

Duration:00:44:32

Sophie Raworth

4/11/2019
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In this episode of RunPod Jenni is joined by BBC news anchor, TV presenter, ultra marathoner and running buddy, Sophie Raworth. Sophie was bitten by the running bug at 37 and has never looked back! She discusses her rather eventful first marathon, running adventures in the Sahara and what it's like to race a horse! There are plenty of marathon tips as well as a fun debate between Jenni and Sophie about losing friends to get a PB.

Duration:00:30:47

Bonus: Race for Life Special

4/7/2019
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In this very special bonus episode of RunPod Jenni discovers how being active can change your outlook for the better, even when your body is in the worst shape it's ever been. She sits down with Gemma Hillier-Moses, founder of MOVE Charity, Mike Beeson from Cancer Research UK, and Alex King, ten-time Race For Lifer and cancer survivor to talk about the big C that is Cancer - expect to be inspired by the power of positivity! To discover your local event, go to www.raceforlife.org.

Duration:00:31:40

Ben Shephard

4/4/2019
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Join Jenni in this episode as she welcomes multi-marathoner, close friend and television presenter Ben Shephard to the RunPod Run Club. Together they talk hitting the wall, losing to a carrot and why you should always carry 20p on a run. Ben also shares his top tips for getting out that door, staying on track and when to wear lycra.

Duration:00:33:14

Peter Andre

3/31/2019
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In this first episode of RunPod Jenni is joined by Peter Andre as he charts a rocky road from gym bunny to daily jogger. Together they discuss the feel-good-factor that hooked him in and how running changed his life for the better. Pete also shares some top tips for first timers, couch potatoes and rookie runners.

Duration:00:30:28

RunPod Trailer

3/29/2019
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Launching on Monday the 1st of April, join Heart presenter and passionate runner Jenni Falconer as she discovers what it is that we love about pounding the pavement. She talks all things running with some of Britain's favourite personalities and elite athletes, including Peter Andre, Ben Shephard, Natalie Cassidy, Richard Whitehead, George Lamb and many more.

Duration:00:01:43