The Runner's World UK Podcast
Bonus Episode - Amos Kipruto
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.
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241. Is running getting too expensive?41:03With the arrival of a £400 running shoe, we decided to sit down and have a chat about the cost of running and whether or not it's becoming to expensive. Are shoes and kit becoming too costly? Do you need to buy all these things to go running? How much is a PB worth?
240. Joe Holder42:09An athlete from a young age, Joe Holder has always strived to be the best athlete and person he can and he applies that same logic to his running. He's now a global trainer for Nike, has had a roster of famous clients, continues to push what he thinks he's capable of, but more importantly, is trying to spread the movement message to the world.
239. Meet the nude joggers24:26It's official: there's a growing trend for running in the buff. But what is it about clothes-free running that people are finding so appealing? Nude joggers Steve Paton and Jamie Currie are on the podcast this week to tell us more.Interested in finding out more? The Naturist Foundation 5K is happening on 10 September: naturistfoundation.org/5k-run
238. The running club based in a maximum security prison27:40On this week’s episode, we speak with writer and runner David Smyth about the 1,000 Mile Club, a transformational running club based out of San Quentin Prison, California.David has written a piece on the 1,000 Mile Club in the current issue of Runner’s World. There’s also a separate documentary on it, 26.2 to Life, available to view in the UK from 29-1 October: sanquentinmarathon.com
237. How Olympian Steph Davis trains27:40This week we're speaking with Olympic marathon runner and coach Steph Davis. We chat how she got into running late, the work/life/training balance, her coaching with Runna and much, much more.
236. World Champs special with Steve Cram35:22Steve Cram is our guest this week and delve into all things World Championships ahead of the event in Budapest, which starts on the 19th.We chat GB hopes, who to watch, the favourites on the track but also the current state of track and field in the UK, what's working well and what isn't. You can watch the World Championships on the BBC and on iPlayer.
235. "How I completed 105 Ironmans in 105 days" – Sean Conway35:45For most people, completing an Ironman is once-in-a-lifetime achievement. Swim 2.4 miles, cycle 112, run 26.2, get a terrible tattoo. You know the drill. But for serial adventurer Sean Conway that simply wasn't enough. He decided to attempt 105 Ironmans in 105 day and, somehow, he achieved it. Listen to him tell us how he achieved this astonishing feat.For more on Sean Conway, visit: seanconway.comSean's achievements were powered by Optimum Nutrition: optimumnutrition.com
234. Boff Whalley: fell runner and founder of Chumbawumba24:00Boff Whalley is perhaps best known for being the guitarist in Chumbawumba, whose smash hit 'Tubthumping' included the immortal refrain 'I get knocked down but I get up again'. But away from the stage, Whalley is a devoted fell runner who's passionate about preserving people's access to wild places. It's an issue he and his collaborator Daniel Bye explore in their play, These Hills Are Ours, which is back on the road this October.For more on Boff Whalley, visit boffwhalley.com For more on These Hills Are Ours, visit danielbey.co.uk
233. Meet the 30th Anniversary issue cover stars01:03:42As Runner's World UK turns 30, we took a cross section of runners from the running community and stuck them on the cover of the magazine. At the photo shoot for that cover, we chatted to them about running, what it means to them, how it's changed their lives and how they've used running to make change too.