The Runner's World UK Podcast
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Running with bipolar disorder and OCD
Season 1, Ep. 225
Our guest this week is Simon Lamb, a runner, massage therapist, teacher and writer who suffers from a severe form of bipolar disorder and Obsessive Compolsive disorder (OCD), which has at times become life threatening. Simon kindly came and met for a chat about running and how it’s always been part of life, the role it plays in managing his bipolar and OCD and how it has improved his mental and physical health. We also talk about his change to a vegan diet, reversing his diabetes, his love of books and much more. As a warning, we do discuss topics such as suicide in the podcast,You can find out more about Simon and on his Go Fund Me
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Should you switch to a 10-day training cycle?
Season 1, Ep. 224
Most runners train on a 7-day cycle, with the long run on the weekend. But could a 10-day (or even 14-day) training cycle be a better approach? Coach and Team GB ultrarunner Robbie Britton discusses the pros and cons of the 10-day schedule.Find Robbie on Instagram @ultrabritton and at robbiebritton.co.uk
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Tom Craggs: Mastering the 10K
With the Night of the 10K PBs happening this Saturday (20th May), we speak with RW columnists and England Athletics' head of road running Tom Craggs about how to get the most from yourself over the classic distance.
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Rachel Hewitt discusses her new book, In Her Nature
Season 1, Ep. 222
This week, we’re speaking with author and trail runner Rachel Hewitt about her new book In Her Nature: How Women Break Boundaries in the Great Outdoors that documents the unsung heroes of female running and how their history and achievements are being lost. You can order Rachel's book here at Penguin Books
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Susie Chan: how to make treadmill running fun
Season 1, Ep. 221
She's run in deserts, jungles and mountains, but ultrarunner Susie Chan can now be most frequently found on a treadmill – specifically, as one of Peloton's running instructors. She talks about her route into running, hallucinating during an ultramarathon and why treadmill running is much more fun than people think.Check out Susie's running on Instagram: @susie_chan_
Thursday, April 27, 2023
Bonus episode: The coach, Claudio Berardelli
Season 1, Ep. 220
This bonus episode from Ben's trip to Kenya features a conversation with Claudio Berardelli, head coach at 2 Running Club in Kenya and the man behind the plan that is producing some of the fastest distance athletes in the world right now, including Evans Chebet, Benson Kipruto, Amos Kipruto and many more.Is there such a thing as the 'Kenyan' training method? Let's find out.
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
The 5 'hardest' races in the world
Season 1, Ep. 219
James Poole joins us to talk through his list of the 'hardest' races in the world. Yes, we all agree that on an individual level, whatever race you're facing is most likely the hardest, but this list is all about those races that have you gawping in wonder at the sheer size and scale of them.
Thursday, April 20, 2023
Bonus Episode - Amos Kipruto
Season 1, Ep. 218
A part of the ongoing series of bonus episodes from Ben's trip to Kenya, here is a conversation with defending London Marathon champion, Amos Kipruto. Ben join Amos at 2 Running Club, a training camp in the town of Kapsebet that is pretty much a second home for many of adidas’s top runners, including the recently crowned 2023 Boston Marathon champ Evans Chebet.Ben and Amos discussed the success that this running club is having, the reasons why the runners are performing so well, Amos’s ambitions to defend his title at the weekend and how a positive outlook even in the face of injury is the only way to be successful as a runner.
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Perri Shakes-Drayton: from 400m hurdles to the London Marathon
Season 1, Ep. 217
Former Team GB star, 400m hurdler extraordinaire and all-round legend Perri Shakes-Drayton joins us this week. Having hung up her spikes in February 2020, the second-fastest British female over the 400m hurdles has set herself a very different running challenge: to complete this year's London Marathon. In the process, she's raising money for the Tommy's, the pregnancy and baby loss charity, and says she's found marathon training surprisingly enjoyable.For more on Perri Shakes-Drayton, check her out at the below links:Instagram @itspsdYoutube mikeandperriPerri's Justgiving page