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On The Back Foot

Chapelfell Top Preview (Featuring Fran Blackett)

Season 4, Ep. 11

Reliving some recent 5k action Charlie gets thinking about shorter races and the pain involved, we then meet race organiser Fran Blackett (around 12 minutes if overly in depth race reports set to classical music aren't your thing) to talk about her running experiences and the upcoming Chapelfell Top. Some excellent punditry comes in from Alex Fowler and Charlie's musical talents are tested if you stick around beyond the outro.

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