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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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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

Giovanna Fletcher

9/13/2019
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When it comes to running, everybody has to start somewhere and in this episode of RunPod, Jenni meets with fellow podcaster, blogger, author and mother of three, Giovanna Fletcher to talk about her running journey. She only started running this year and has already become hooked. Together they explore how one run changed her life forever, altering the way she thinks about sport and her physical limits. They also discuss how running encourages good mental health and body positivity, all while...

Duration:00:32:09

Rob Rinder

9/5/2019
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RunPod is back – did you miss us? One guest who’s been on our wish list has finally made it to the RunPod run club. Now you might be surprised to hear he’s a running mega-fan as we are more used to hear him discuss justice rather than fitness but criminal barrister Judge Robert Rinder is a proud and passionate runner. Rob explains how running has completely changed his life forever: From over worked comfort eater to sub 3 hour marathoner - just wait till you hear his 5k time!!! - this is a...

Duration:00:40:25

Run Pod Summer Break 2019 - Gone Running - Back Soon!

8/23/2019
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Hello! I'm having a small summer break, but don't worry, RunPod will be back really soon. Don't forget to listen back to the rest of the episodes, where you can get inspirational advice and motivation from guests including Kelly Holmes, Amanda Holden, Jo Pavey and Park-Run founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt! I'll be back very soon with more amazing interviews, In the meantime, chuck your headphones on, listen to your favourite episode of RunPod on Global Player and get running!

Duration:00:00:41

Georgie Lambert

8/15/2019
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In this episode of RunPod, we meet Georgie and Ben who introduce us to a sport that is huge across mainland Europe, very much on the rise at a competitive level and as a social, fun activity for all ages. Georgie Lambert decided 'canicross' sounded fun and wanted to give it a go so persuaded Ben to go along with her...let’s just be clear, Ben is her dog! Canicross is a sport that involves humans and their four-legged friends, where dogs run alongside their owners, which in turn can massively...

Duration:00:32:42

Jason Vale

8/9/2019
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In this episode of RunPod, Jenni meets someone whose life has completely U-turned in the last 20 years. Jason Vale, aka The Juicemaster, is a man whose habits have changed entirely. When he was younger, he struggled with extreme psoriasis, as well as giving into various vices...he was certainly not the picture of health. However, he made some key changes and is now at his healthiest with running playing a huge part in his new-found regime! This episode is full of tips and suggestions that...

Duration:00:34:02

Lee Latchford-Evans

8/1/2019
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5, 6, 7, 8! I'm sure we’re delighting pop fans everywhere with this week's episode as we recruit Lee Latchford-Evans into the RunPod fold. Lee is not just part of the hugely successful band Steps, he’s also a massive fitness fan - and more importantly a keen runner. Jenni and Lee talk about getting back into training, whether working out with your other half ever works out, and he proposes a fitness challenge that we should all try -- if we're brave enough! You’ll just have to listen to find...

Duration:00:36:46

Susie Chan

7/26/2019
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This week Jenni sits down with one of the most recognisable faces in the British running community, and someone whose life has changed entirely since she found running 10 years ago. Susie Chan is an absolute inspiration, she never planned to be a runner but since she started, she’s never looked back. Some are happy to run a marathon just once, she runs them regularly! How would you feel about a 12 hour treadmill challenge? Cause Susie broke the world record in 2016, running 68 miles in 12...

Duration:00:42:49

Keith Lemon

7/18/2019
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Every runner has a friend who struggles to see the joy of jogging and it soon becomes a challenge to try to convert them. In this episode of RunPod, Jenni’s mission is to convince one of her running friends that there are benefits of running and her ultimate goal is to persuade them to join her out pounding the pavement. The friend in question is TV star and ‘bang tidy, sex god’, Keith Lemon! Along the way Keith describes his first running experience, his reasons to run and he shares tips...

Duration:00:19:21

Amanda Holden

7/11/2019
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In this episode of RunPod, Jenni catches up with someone who can often be found out running - on those rare occasions when she’s not acting, sitting on the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judging panel or waking up the nation on breakfast radio. Amanda Holden is one of the busiest women about but found time to have a chat about the joys of jogging, her favourite running tunes and sweaty Walkmans! She also shares the secret to staying in great shape, reveals her running motivation and spills the beans...

Duration:00:35:59

Lorraine Kelly

7/4/2019
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This week Jenni chats with the Queen of breakfast telly, multi-marathoner and fellow Scot, Lorraine Kelly! They chat about hoodwinking friends into marathons, the joys of keeping fit and the Love Island effect. They also share top tips on how to get active and ask what Lorraine’s next big challenge will be. Well you’ll find out right here!

Duration:00:30:28

Bella Mackie

6/27/2019
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This week Jenni is joined by journalist and bestselling author, Bella Mackie, who reveals how running can help overcome anxiety, conquer heartbreak and be a contributing factor to true happiness. Topics for discussion include exploring a city, running with dogs and the question on everyone's lips: to smile or not to smile at other runners?! As Bella says; "Running gives you the opportunity to run away from your life, but also gives you the ability to come back" This emotive and inspiring...

Duration:00:29:59

Adrienne Herbert

6/20/2019
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Get ready to be truly inspired because this week Jenni sits down with Adrienne Herbert, a fitness influencer with abs of steel and a positive mental attitude to match. Adrienne found running after her husband had a spontaneous brain annerysm and never looked back. She's since run races around the world and is now a global brand ambassador for Adidas, all while hosting her hugely successful 'Power Hour' podcast. Together they discuss falling down the running 'Rabbit Hole', fitting it all in...

Duration:00:24:45

Col. Dame Kelly Holmes MBE

6/12/2019
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In this episode of RunPod, Jenni is joined by a true running legend. Colonel Dame Kelly Holmes MBE is a runner with more winner’s bling than you can count on both hands. She’s a two time Olympic, and Commonwealth, gold medal winner, as well as a European and World Championships medalist. In addition to her track success, she has served an impressive military career climbing the ranks to Colonel status, she has ‘HGV driver’ down as a skill on her CV and for the last 10 years, she has held the...

Duration:00:37:30

Jason Flemyng

6/6/2019
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In this episode of RunPod, ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’, ‘X-Men’ and ‘Jamestown’ star , Jason Flemyng joins Jenni to discuss the feelgood of running. Jason also gives a fascinating insight into life as an actor in the movie industry and why running is a huge relief when he is filming away from home. He also chats about the time he ran the London Marathon with fellow actor Jason Statham and want to know what director Guy Ritchie gets his cast doing on set in between scenes? You’ll...

Duration:00:31:50

Aimee Fuller

5/30/2019
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This week on RunPod, Olympic snowboarder Aimee Fuller talks to Jenni about switching her board for trainers and taking on her first ever 26.2 mile race in one of the most reclusive places on the planet - Pyongyang, North Korea. Not necessarily everyone’s first choice! Aimee reveals what it’s like to run this unique event under the watchful eye of government officials, giving rare insight into a country that remains closed to the Western world. Aimee and Jenni also discuss unique marathons...

Duration:00:29:51

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