The Runner's World UK Podcast
Running with bipolar disorder and OCD
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
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243. A discussion about diversity and inclusivity in running53:23Joined by Charlie Dark MBE, Tyler Williams-Green, Sahra-Isha Muhammed Jones, Andre Coggins and Sabrina Pace-Humphreys, we sat down to talk about inclusivity and diversity in the running in the UK, how far it has come and what still needs to change.
242. Everything you need to know about your achilles36:11On this episode, leading running phyio Tom Goom (running-physio.com) tells you all you need to know about your achilles: how to strengthen it, what to do if it's causing you pain, and the kind of running likely to aggravate it. Think of this episode as your one-stop shop for expert achilles advice.
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