Run Culture Podcast

Run Culture Podcast

By Dane Simon Verwey
Welcome to the Run Culture Podcast! If you Utterly love all things running, then this one is for you! My name is Dane Verwey, I am an experienced running physiotherapist and distance runner of 20 plus years. In this podcast I interview people in my running world that I find interesting in a hope that you guys will too! I interview runners, coaches, athletes I coach (the runculture owls), detail my own running and other health professionals in a bid to help the running public continue to learn and grow!
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Episode 52- Kevin Lieberthal-Running Physio and Director of Physio@CentralPark
In this weeks episode of the Run Culture Podcast I have the pleasure to talk to renown Running Physio and Director of Physio@CentralPark; Kevin Lieberthal. Today, we talk everything and anything running biomechanics! We quash more myths! Kevin has been a physio for 19 yrs, he has run 16 marathons; including the Berlin marathon and 2 Comrade marathons! In 2015 he also finished a masters in research in exercises science on Achilles Tendinopathy and lower limb function. Around this time, I remember attending and really enjoying a presentation he did for the Australian Physiotherapy Association on; running biomechanics. This episode is jam packed with just so much insight, it’s another must listen for any keen runner out there! I must thank Kevin again for how generous he was with his time and in sharing his clinical expertise! Find Kevin at: http://www.physiocentralpark.com.au/ or @physio_@_central_park
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May 25, 2020
Episode 51- Caleb McInnes- Running Podiatrist and Director of Thrive Sports Medicine.
Today I had the pleasure to talk to Caleb McInnes a renown Podiatrist of 10 years and Director of Thrive Sports Medicine, Croydon. Caleb is also a competitive triathlete/duathlete and runner himself. In this podcast we talk about: - How important is load management in runners, when it comes to injury? - The 7 negatives of shoes that most can’t go without? - How do you answer: ‘what shoe is best for me? - Runners are generally doing more strength training these days but no one takes their shoes off and strengthens their feet. As runners should we? -What’s Barefoot training vs barefoot running? - The Importance of a wide distal foot splay for stability and strength in push off? -How do we reverse the deconditioning that footwear has had on our feet? - How important are the sensory nerves of the foot? - Running Biomechanics.
1:05:38
May 19, 2020
Episode 50: Kevin Craigie: Optimizing Running performance and Injury Risk Management:
Episode 50 of the Run Culture Podcast: One of the most informative yet, for any keen runner trying to master the balance between optimal running performance and minimizing the risk of injury, this is another must listen! Last week I had a great yarn with good friend Kevin Craigie; an APA titled Sports Physiotherapist. Kevin has been part of the physiotherapy team for Athletics Australia since 2011 and is the current Lead Physiotherapist with the Pathways Program, physiotherapist for the Victorian Institute of Sport Athletics Program and a touring physio for Athletics Australia. Kevin has worked alongside some of the countries best athletes, coaches and clinicians to develop strategies for injury prevention, training, recovery and rehabilitation. He has also worked with St. Kilda Football Club on their running mechanics. Kevin was also a very distinguished runner himself over the past 20 plus years and has some very handy track 1500-5000m times to boot. His ongoing battles with a likely genetic predisposition for navicular bone stress injuries makes his running achievements all the more admirable and certainly has assisted his development into a well experienced/educated running physio! Have a listen, perfect for a long run or car trips; lots of takeaways from this one, almost split it into two episodes! Many thanks Kevin Craigie!
1:28:04
May 12, 2020
Episode 49- Andy Walling- Lead Endurance Physiotherapist for UK Athletics.
Andy Walling is not just the lead Endurance physiotherapist at British Athletics, he also has been a running coach since 1994 and was a respectable runner himself winning a couple of Wales National titles on the track and running a highly respectable 3:47 for 1500m. Since 2007 Andy has been a Physiotherapist for UK Athletics. He has been a physiotherapist at many Major Championships over this time. I first bumped into Andy in Iten, Kenya 2014 where he was the physiotherapist for the UK distance team ( a camp that included the likes of; Mo Farah, Laura Weightman, Charlie Grice, Michael Rimmer, Eilish McColgan, Alyson Dixon, Paula Radcliff etc) that was preparing for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. In this interview, Andy shares a wonderful insight into how he got into athletics as a youngster, his role models, his own running career, how he got into coaching and physiotherapy, his experience as a physiotherapist at major competitions/training camps and in the British Olympic Association's Intensive Rehabilitation Unit. I quiz him about, why Mo Farah and Laura Muir are so successful? Andy finishes the interview with a barb about Autralian rugby and he reluctantly answer my question about who he is most excited about in his running squad going forward. I’d personally like to thank Andy for how generous he was with his time in this interview, his detailed answers and how incredibly easy going he was!
1:21:01
May 8, 2020
Episode 48- Nick Cross- Rehab vs. Performance in the Distance Runner!
A couple of weeks ago I caught up with Nick Cross; Aths Aus Physio and Director of MelbourneCBD Physio again and I was rapt with our chat! ‘The topic was; ‘Rehab versus Performance’ It’s certainly a topic that is close to my heart. So often I see runners while they are in pain and we rehabilitate together back out of pain. Once the pain goes away however, time and time again I see runners stop their exercise regime. I get it, it’s human nature. ....but if I was to say sadly more often than not I see this runner down the track with an exacerbation of that same injury again, is this really the right approach? Is an injury ever fixed? Or is it just well maintained? Should runners transition more to a performance/goal orientated mindset? What are some advantages in thinking this way? Is there a certain time and place when the whole idea of rehab and focusing on pain can be self limiting?
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May 4, 2020
Episode 47- Zoom Run Culture Owl catch up!
Wow, solo training can be hard, especially with no clear race in sight! It was great to catch up and chat to Damien Clark and Pete Dutton (a couple of guys I normally see face to face 3-4 times a week, they are key members of the group I coach, the Run Culture Owls!). It was great to chat about the challenges of this time but also the positives that can come out of it. We go over how/why we have changed the training we do over this COVID-19 period. Always fun catching up with these two!
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April 30, 2020
Episode 46- Guest Podcast- The Relaxed Running Podcast with Tyson Popplestone
Last week I got interviewed with Tyson Popplestone on the Relaxed Running Podcast. Here's the Brief. Dane Verwey is an Australian Running Physiotherapist. His mission is to help distance runners prevent common running-related injuries. In this episode, Dane talks about the common running injuries he deals with daily and his best advice when it comes to preventing running injuries . This is a great conversation that has the potential to save you many years of trial and error when it comes to navigating your way through the often injury-riddled world of distance running. 
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April 26, 2020
Episode 45- TheRightFitPT- David Costello
Today I had a great chat with David Costello better known as TheRightFitPT! Dave is a Strength Coach and avid runner. As you will soon hear he knows his stuff! In today’s episode we discuss topics such as; How important is plyometric training for the distance runner? We talk about the concept of core stability? How important are biomechanics when it comes to running? We talk about the anabolic effect strength training can have on our hormonal system. The importance of strength training for the older runner. As well as how to periodise and structure strength training into your running week. So much great stuff in this one, thanks again David for your time! David’s qualifications include; a Bachelor of Education in Human Movement. Certificate 3 & 4 in Personal Training and his Level I with the Australian Strength Coaching Association. He is based in Sydney Australia.
1:11:38
April 25, 2020
Episode 44- Nick Cross- The benefits of the ‘Team approach’ to running success!
Today we are joined by Nick Cross, the director of Melbourne CBD Physiotherapy. Nick's experience professionally is extensive. He trained originally as a sports scientist, completing undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Exercise Physiology. He then went on to complete a Doctorate of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne. Upon graduating Nick has worked in Sports Medicine clinics for many years whilst remaining involved in professional sport. He is about to graduate from a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy and has recently embarked on the world of sports physiotherapy Research. Those who love running often run themselves, and it is no surprise that Nick is no different. Nick has won two Stawell 400m races himself, one of them a backbarkers. Nick still continues to train and compete, but has now found he receives just as much enjoyment from helping other runners succeed! Over the past month or so, Nick and I have collaborated together and worked out several podcast topics we as keen running physiotherapists, really want to talk about. Today we talk about the strong relationship between those runners that surround themselves with ‘Supportive/cohesive ‘Teams’ of people and Running success’. We detail: - The recommended ‘team’ for running on all levels: be it professional, semi-elite to the recreational athlete. - The team members involved and their roles in that space. - And we touch on our professional experience in “successful Running teams” across all levels.
1:17:36
April 22, 2020
Episode 43- Chris Wardlaw/‘Rab’
It was an absolute honour/thrill this week to interview a man I’ve looked up to my whole running career! Chris Wardlaw/‘Rab’ is a runner and coach who’s impact/influence on the Australian distance running scene over the past 40 years is near on unparalleled. Chris came 12th in the 1976 Montreal Olympic 10,000m and competed in the marathon at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. He was the career coach/mentor to many, including Steve Monaghetti, Kerryn McCann and Craig Mottram(for the last few years of his career). He was the head coach of the Australian Track and Field team at the 2000 Olympics. In this interview Rab shares so much wisdom and great stories about his career and those that he has coached or been involved with. He talks about the the origins of ‘the pack’, ‘quaters’, ‘Mona fartlek’, the ‘Wardlaw System’ and some of his greatest inspirations! For any keen runner, it’s a must listen!
1:08:40
April 15, 2020
Episode 42- Dr. Richard Hansen, DC, DACBSP, CSCS (Head Coach of Roots Running Project)
Today, I had a ball chatting to Dr Richard Hansen, head coach of Boulder Colorado’s @roots_running project! In this episode we talk about how the Roots running group formed, how they are going now, his coaching/training methodology (his learnings from Joe Vigil), sponsorship chat and how he tries to avoid injury and maximise performance with his athletes! Richard is a prominent Sports chiropractor, who specialises in treating distance runners. He certainly knows his stuff! So, like I said I absolutely loved everything about this chat, so be sure to tune in.
1:33:14
April 9, 2020
Episode 41- On the couch with the coach- Ben Liddy
This weeks episode of the podcast is with renown Sydney physiotherapist, director of the Central Performance Physiotherapy clinic, head coach of the Central Performance Track group (an elite running squad in Sydney) and high level runner himself; Ben Liddy! I’ve known of Ben for a long while now and respected what he was doing from afar, so it was great to finally catch up and have a chat! Ben talks about his experiences as a runner, what he’s doing to prevent injury in the runners he is coaching, his ‘adaptable’ coaching philosophy, how his athletes are currently going and much more! It’s a great chat and follows on really nicely in a practical sense with Ben discussing many of the principles Michael Nitschke discussed last week when it comes to performance and injury!
1:15:36
April 3, 2020
Ep 40-Michael Nitschke SPARC Running podiatrist- on injury prevention and optimising performance!
For those runners struggling to get their heads around injury and poor performance this one is for you! This is ever green content. Being the running physio nerd I am this podcast is exactly the podcast I envisioned delivering to educate the running public on a concept I want more runners to understand. It’s absolute gold, some runners should listen to it three times over... it’s all about injury prevention and optimizing performance! So, listeners/fellow runners/coaches, forward this to any runner you know that is injury prone/ or has a tendency not to listen to training advice. Michael nitschke, is a sports podiatrist by trade but runner by blood. He completed his Bachelor of Podiatry in 2006 at University of South Australia. He’s now a Partner at the Sports & Arthritis Clinic (SPARC) in Adelaide, with some of the nation’s leading Sports & Exercise Physicians. He’s a Level II advanced running coach in middle and long distance running at the Adelaide Harriers Athletic Club. ‘It’s all about the wings!’ He’s also currently undertaking his Masters by Research at Adelaide University-his research is focused around the training characteristics of recreational runners and the relationship between performance and injury. Michael started his personal running career as more a high jumper and sprinter and over the years has gradually moved up in distance and volume! He currently has swift PBs of 15:05 for 5k, 31:23 for 10k, 71 for the ½ marathon and 2:33 for the marathon. He’s a man of so many hats!!!!!!! So, go to whatever platform you listen to your podcasts on and tune in!!!!! Reference: Wilt, F. (1972). Conditioning of runners for championship competition. JAMA, 221(9), 1017-1021.
1:25:49
March 30, 2020
Episode 39- Run2PB coaches Zacca Newman and Matty (Mattress) Davy
Today, I chewed the fat with two of my closest running mates over the past 20 years, Zacca Newman and Matt Davy. We chat about some of the ‘key moments’ in their running journey, some of their biggest ‘learnings’, their most memorable running moments and at the end of the chat delve into their highly successful online run coaching business; Run2Pb (www.run2pb.co). Just like it always is with these two, I loved the free flowing convo in this episode, it felt like a ‘Sunday long run’! Some great yarns, plenty of laughs, stacks of lessons!
1:27:08
March 28, 2020
Episode 38- ‘On the couch with the coach’- Tim O’shaughnessy
This weeks episode is with Tim O’shaughnessy. Tim’s life has been just so intertwined with running and athletics! He is currently a running coach at Wesley College and outside of this his running group works very closely with Nick Bideau’s guys at the Melbourne Track Club. In this episode I quiz him on the inner workings of MTC and why he believes they have been just so successful. We hark back to his own running career under Pat Clohessy, his City to Surf wins, what training was like with ‘the Pack’ with Chris Wardlaw, Ron Clark, Rob DeCastella and many others...We then also go over his roles in the football world; as a fitness advisor and coach and then his experience as the Athletics Australia distance running Co-ordination from 2007-2014. I loved how this episode flowed more alike a chat/conversation rather than an interview, as you will see Tim is a great story teller. I really enjoyed chatting to Tim, I’m sure many of you will enjoy listening in too!
1:13:51
March 24, 2020
Episode 37- End of track season-Run Culture Owl Update
With everyone’s lives in a degree of limbo and uncertainty at the moment. Today, I caught up with a couple of the Run Culture Owl athlete’s I coach; Peter Dutton and Damien Clarke. We discuss how their running has gone over the last few months, how the rest of the squad went and how we currently plan to tackle the uncertainty of the future. It’s the first time I’ve had 3 people on the podcast, we had some fun with this one. We certainly enjoyed it, I hope some of you do too!
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March 21, 2020
Episode 36- On the couch with the coach- Jayden Russ
Wow, it has been an indifferent week! I encourage everyone to stay safe, look out for each other. It’s a perfect time to focus on things outside of running or areas in your running that you wouldn’t normally! In this episode, I have the privilege to chat to coach of the Brisbane Athletics Academy: Jayden Russ. We go into his experiences as a talented distance runner, how he struggled with the transition from star junior to seniors, his view on the importance of running ‘teams’ and much more! This is a great episode for the juniors out there keen to make it into the senior ranks! Anyway I hope you all enjoy the listen!
1:17:00
March 18, 2020
Episode 35- ‘On the couch with the coach!’- Richard Huggins
Richard Huggins was recommended by 3 of the previous coaches I have interviewed on the podcast as a coaching mentor! Richard has an outstanding coaching record with an uncanny ability to harvest an amazing club culture down at Knox athletics track which has seen many Australian junior star distance runners stay in the sport to become senior superstars! Richard has coached amazing athletes such as: Jeff Risely, James Hanson, Zac Patterson, Tom Fawthorpe, Mellissa Duncan, Kaila McNight, Zoe Buckman and Vicki Mitchell. In this interview we go over how he got into coaching, his own marathon career, his coaching philosophies and some of his favourite sessions. It was an absolute pleasure having coffee and breakfast with Richard earlier this week; I loved how calm, easy going and approachable he was and he just had so many stories and experiences to share!
1:04:24
March 11, 2020
Episode 34- Lisa Verstraten
In this episode I firstly detail my last 2.5 weeks of my Canberra 50km preparation, as race day gets closer. Then I had the privilege to interview Lisa Verstraten, not only a lovely person but a highly credentialed distance running coach from Geelong of the past 20yrs. She was the formative coach of Isaac Hockey and Lachlan Barber! She has been the team coach on numerous Australian athletic and cross country teams! She also currently works in a coaching development role with Athletics Victoria. Lisa has so many pearls of wisdom when it comes to knowing how to coach the athlete in front of you. This one is a must listen for all running coaches out there! Thanks once again Lisa!
1:15:10
March 6, 2020
Episode 33- On the couch with the coach- Philo Saunders
On this week’s episode of the Run Culture Podcast, I had the pleasure to chat to Dr Philo Saunders. Philo is a senior sports physiologist at the AIS (he has worked at the AIS for 19yrs). His research has largely looked at; running economy, altitude training, heat training, plyometric/strength training, iron supplementation and the minimalist footwear movement. Philo is also an incredibly distinguished 1500m runner himself (he has broken 3:50 some 130 times!), made numerous national open 1500m finals and at the ripe old age of 43 he is still going!! We delve into how he feels he has managed to keep his body so robust and strong. Philo has also been the Australian able bodied and/or Paralympic distance running coach on several of the more recent major World and Olympic championships. We start out the episode focusing on where some of the athletes he coaches are at going into this pivotal period for Tokyo Olympic Qualification!
1:01:49
February 27, 2020
Episode 32- Should I run today? What’s good pain? What’s bad pain? ‘Run Therapy’ with Brodie Sharpe
This is the first Run Therapy episode where I delve into some of the common myths/misconceptions or frustrations I see runners face as a ‘physiotherapist that specialises in treating runners. In this episode I chat with Brodie Sharpe fellow ‘running physiotherapist’, host of the Run Smarter Podcast and owner of the Breakthrough Running clinic about one of the most frustrating topics a runner has to deal with! This is a topic that so many runners find ever so frustrating…. 1) Knowing the difference between an acceptable discomfort and a bad pain. 2) Determining when it’s OK to run? When do we need to rest? Or modify training? I hope this podcast helps us ‘crazy’ runners make more sound/educated decisions.
1:00:19
February 23, 2020
Episode 31-Nate Jenkins
Today I interview highly distinguished US marathoner Nate Jenkins! Nate is a 2:14:56 marathoner, and famously came 7th in the 2007 US Olympic marathon trials after a relatively modest high school and college career. He represented the USA at the 2009 World athletic Championships in the marathon! He noticed an incredible spike in his own performance off a ‘Renate Canova’ inspired program! We will chat a lot about this today! He hails from massachusetts, has a growing young family, he is a secondary school mathematics teacher, he is still running and is slowly doing more and more coaching with Lowell running. As you will hear he is incredibly well read in all things marathon training! I hope you enjoy this chat with Nate Jenkins!
1:16:25
February 20, 2020
Episode 30- Introducing new recruit to the Run Culture owls- Pete Dutton
In this episode I firstly go over the last 10 days of my training as I build up to the 50km ultra at Canberra marathon and have an enjoyable chat to new Run Culture owl athlete; Pete Dutton. We introduce him to the listeners, go over how he is finding training in the group, his recent race results, short term/ long term aims and what we are working on in training so far!
55:18
February 16, 2020
Episode 29- On the couch with the coach- Fast 8 Track Club coach- Justin Rinaldi
Today’s interview is with Justin Rinaldi a man who has lived and breathed the 800m event for the past 30yrs! He is currently the coach of the Fast 8 Track club, a squad based in Melbourne that specialises in the 800. He has been the coach of the past two Australian 800m record holders; Alex Rowe and Joseph Deng. In his own athletic career he was the 1997 Australian 800m champion, won a Victorian 800m title at 25 and then another 10yrs later at the age of 35 won another! In this interview we learn a lot about the group he coaches, his training methods, as well as many stories from his athletics and coaching career! So many pearls in this one, so jump in and have a listen!
1:04:12
February 13, 2020
Episode 28- On the couch with the Coach- Adam Didyk
Episode 28 is with a coach that needs no introduction, Adam Didyk! However for those that don’t know, Adam Didyk is a highly distinguished Australian distance running coach hailing from South Australia! He is the founder of the highly successful elite running group ‘Asics Team Tempo’. The personal coach of star athletes such as; Jess Trengove, Jared Tallent, Max Stephens, the Cocks brothers, Caitlin Adams, the Eckel sisters, Matt Clarke, Jack Colreavy and streams of others. He was nominated by Athletics Australia for coach of the year in 2015/16, 2016/17 and has been the Australian distance running coach on numerous World championship, Commonwealth Games and Olympic teams. On this episode Adam gives us a great update on how ‘Team Tempo’ formed, he opens up about the teams athletes/characters, their training, their prospects for 2020, the 4 pillars that ensure optimal performance, his coaching philosophy and much more!
1:29:48
February 5, 2020
Episode 27- on the couch with the coach- Rod Griffen
Rod Griffen is a prominent Australian distance running coach hailing from Ballarat. He has coached for 30 plus years, having coached 2 of the past 3 Australian men 10,000m record holders- Collis Birmingham and Stewart McSweyn amongst many other amazing athletes. In this episode Rod portrays the friendly, approachable and relaxed nature that I feel has made him such a successful coach. He generously shares some great insight into what he believes makes for a good coach, some of his favourite 1500m sessions, some great yarns about his coaching experiences and much more! Thanks Rod for a ripper of an interview! Apologies for the occasional drop outs in audio- Skype was playing up.
1:08:44
January 31, 2020
Episode 26- New segment- ‘On the couch with the coach’. Sean Williams
This week I interviewed Sean Williams a highly experienced fulltime running coach! He has coached runners of all ages and ability levels (from Olympians to hobby runners) for 20 years. He was also quite a distinguished runner himself running 14:09 for 5k and 29:31 for 10k. Back in 2004 he started ‘Sweat Sydney’ a highly successful running group and then over the past few years has established the ‘Melbourne Pack’ run group. Anyway as you will see Sean not only knows a heap about running, he is also a great story teller and has so many intriguing and captivating yarns. Enjoy!
1:07:05
January 24, 2020
Episode 25- My 2Bays56 recap!
Hey guys, after documenting my 8 week build up to the event, here is my play by play wrap of how my race went at the 2020 2Bays 56k Trail run! I Absolutely had a ball!! 4:01:34 and the win, so happy. Unfortunately got DQ’d though as my bottle over the final 18kms was too small. Ah well a rules a rule! Still had a blast. I thought I could run low 4hrs but I wasn’t sure, it was a perfect goal and I did it!!! Longest run by 11k! What incredible scenery/views and what an awesome feel/atmosphere the trail running community posses!!! Well done to everyone out there on Sunday, what an amazing sport running is!!!
44:57
January 14, 2020
Episode 24- Final preparations and Taper week- 2 Bays Trail Run tomorrow!
Today, I go over my final race plans/preparations and taper week leading into the 2 Bays Trail Run, which excitingly is on tomorrow! I want to wish all those that are doing it a huge ‘Good-luck!’ It’s going to be a fun/epic day! I also want to promote and encourage everyone to jump on board the fantastic initiative David Mc Neil started this week. ‘Let’s donate a dollar per kilometre run this week’ to those affected by the recent bushfires in regional Victoria/NSW!
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January 11, 2020
Episode 23- Jess Dunsmore Run Culture Owl athlete and new Hastings Parkrun record holder:)
Today, I catch up with Jess (one of the athletes I coach) to get his view on how the first half of his track season went, we also chat about this mornings park run, his involvement for team Maurten in the steigen1 meet and where to from here!
33:13
January 4, 2020
Episode 22- Week 7 of #2Bays56 training. (Feat. Dane Verwey)
Sorry guys no interview today, just a run down of my last week of training. Hope everyone had, is having, an enjoyable Christmas and new yrs break! Only 9 days till #2bays56!
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January 3, 2020
Episode 21- Jai Edmonds
This week I had a great chat with Jai Edmonds about his goals for the 2Bays56km Trail run, his love of ultras, what a typical training week looks like for him, his role in health promotion and much more! I also personally go over the ins and outs of my 6th week of training too!
1:26:01
December 26, 2019
Episode 20- An interview with Campbell Maffett and week 5 of my Two Bays training.
Today I had a great interview with Campbell Maffett about a mix of things including; his running journey, coaching, running as a masters runner, juggling running with kids and his experience with the two bays trail run! I really enjoyed chatting to Campbell his passion for the sport shines through, so I hope you all enjoy the listen! Oh, and I also cover another week of training in my lead up to the Two Bays 56k!
1:42:31
December 20, 2019
Episode 19- Jaryd Clifford
This morning I had a 60 minute yarn with the ever inspiring Jaryd Clifford. Jaryd is a ‘blinky’ as he affectionately calls it, an athlete with a visual impairment and recently he became a dual World Champion at the 2019 Dubai Paralympic World Athletics Champs in the 1500m and 5000m! I was fortunate to be but a small part of his build up to the event (as physio on Pre-event Flagstaff altitude training camp). We talk about this experience, the ups and downs, Tokyo, his writing and much more. Tune in, it’s a fun listen and great insight into the life and head of one of modern day Australia’s most inspiring and amazing sporting athletes!
1:04:51
December 13, 2019
Episode 18: 2 Bays Trail Run course director Rohan Day and my 4th week of training for the event!
A great episode for any of the 1,400 participants in this years Two Bays 28/56km events! This week I quizzed race director Rohan Day for 40 minutes on the ‘ins n outs’ of the event. I then go on to detail my 4th week of specific training for the event.
1:03:53
December 12, 2019
Episode 17- Damien Clark. Catch up number 3
Today I catch up with Damien Clark one of the athletes I coach from the Run Culture Owls. This is the third time over the past 6 months I have caught up with Damien (hark back to episode 2 and 9 for more on Damien’s story) and as you will see this episode is a little different to the previous two. Damien is injured! I love this particular episode because it demonstrates how far Damien has matured when it comes to injury management and I also feel a lot of injured runners could learn a thing or two as well as sympathise with this particular recording. Just remember all injury management is individually variable, so the advice and management I have provided to Damien isn’t a one size fits all approach. I have the added advantage of seeing Damien several times a week too!
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December 5, 2019
Episode 16- Interview with Ashley Raymond Bennett and my training update for #2Bays56
It’s a lengthy one this week guys, definately Sunday long Run material! On the show this week is Nike ambassador and trail running superstar; Ashley Raymond Bennett or lilashtrailboy as he is known on Instagram! Boy he knows how to tell a story! He had me engrossed for 90 minutes. He certainly taught me a lot about trail running; be it shoes, nutrition, down hill technique, his sky running experiences (running up 30-50 % gradient climbs) and then there was his captivating race recap of how his 2019 2Bays56 race unfolded! Anyone doing 2Bays this year should listen to this one, it’s a fun listen!
1:50:49
December 5, 2019
Episode 15: Two Bays 56 course record holder, Ash Watson! I also detail week two of my training.
In this episode I detail week two of my training for the 2020 Two Bays 56km trail run. It’s was an up and down week but we all have them! I also have a chat with 2019 Two Bays 56km champion and course record holder, Ash Watson!
58:31
November 29, 2019
Episode 14- Two Bays 56. First week of training and a chat with Dion Finocchiaro!
Tune in to listen to week 1 of my training for Two Bays 56. I tried to share the nitty gritty training details that all us running nerds love! I also catch up and get some tips from dual Two Bays champion and former course record holder, Dion Finocchiaro!
45:59
November 22, 2019
Episode 13: A catch up with Run Culture Owl athlete Jess Dunsmore (update #3)
The ever humble Jess recently ran the Vic 5000m B division champs where he ran a 22 second Pb to run under 15 minutes for the first time. This was a goal 6 months in the making. We talk about the training, the race and where to now in this quick 20 minute chat.
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November 21, 2019
Episode 12- #TwoBays56 Intro. Dane Verwey
In a bid to fill episodes with more gritty training detail and to make them more consistent and frequent I’ve decided to document my weekly training as I lead into my first ever ultra trail run! I will continue to have catch ups with guests on the Run Culture Podcast whilst I simultaneously record this mini series #twobays56. I don’t want this to come across as self indulgent or self promoting, I just want to create the kind of podcast filled with the nerdy running detail/goss I love to listen to. I hope people get motivated/learn/agree/disagree/debate/enjoy/laugh/sympathise/reach out to me etc etc with what I have to share. I know with the past blogs I have done be it the ‘Breaking 2:24 project’ or ‘Goldy bound’, only positives have come out of sharing my running journey. This is the introductory episode for #Twobays56. I will release this weekly training recount every Friday morning in the lead up. Excuse the ‘um-ing and argghing’, my presenting skills will get better, well that’s the aim!
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November 15, 2019
Episode 11- Caden Shields- 2019 Doha World Championships Marathon Review
Today I catch up with Caden Shields once again, this time 1 month after the 2019 Doha World Championships marathon where he put in an effort that not only did himself but his team and the whole of of New Zealand incredibly proud! He came 30th place in 2:18:08 (just 2.5 minutes off his PB) beating not only the conditions (29 degrees Celsius, 50% humidity) but a lot of runners that on paper he shouldn’t have. Today, Caden reflects on his experience in Doha and now that the Tokyo Olympics are a real possibility he talks about his plans going into 2020!
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November 7, 2019
Episode 10- Klarie McIntyre
Today on episode 10 of the Run Culture podcast I interview Klarie McIntyre! Klarie has battled with Rheumatoid Arthritis since he was 7 and in 2013 was also diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. He got into running roughly 10yrs ago in a bid to lose some weight and improve his fitness. This year he broke 2:30 in the Vancouver marathon and recently ran an incredible 66:40 at the Burnley Half marathon! Today he opens up about the challenges he faces with Rheumatoid Arthritis, as I try to get an insight into how he has achieved what he has achieved!? It’s another inspiring story by one super positive person, it’s well worth a listen!
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November 3, 2019
Episode 9- Damien Clarke #2
Today we catch up again with Damien Clarke 1 month after first introducing him to the podcast listeners. It’s been a productive month, as Damien continues to run PBs galore, over 800, 1500 and 5k. We speak about his training and reflect on his races! Damien wants to take a further minute off his Pb over 5k over the coming yr or so, so he’s one to watch! Enjoy our coaching call!
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September 29, 2019
Episode 8- Caden Shields
Earlier this week I caught up with elite New Zealand marathoner; Caden Shields, just 2 weeks out from the 2019 Doha World Marathon Championships! Caden qualified for this race with an amazing 2:15 debut at the Gold Coast marathon earlier this year. In the podcast we discuss Caden’s training regime under his long term coach Chris Pilone, his goals and thoughts in regards to Doha and some challenges he has had along the way! So, tune into this one, as not only is Caden’s story a great example of resilience but he also is a wealth of knowledge given his time in the sport and because he is an established running physio. Longterm, I plan to catch up with Caden after Doha to debrief on his race and chat all things running physio! Enjoy guys!
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September 25, 2019
Episode 7- Anna Kelly
In this episode of the Run Culture podcast I sit down with elite female distance runner, physiotherapist and strength & conditioning coach; Anna Kelly. It has been great to work alongside Anna this year at SSPC (Southern Suburbs Physiotherapy Centre) as not only is she super passionate about physio and all things running, she also just a great person and loves to have a laugh! In 2017 Anna came an astonishing 32nd at the World Cross Country Championships in Uganda. However, since then it has been a tough road! Here we openly discuss Anna's injury riddled past couple of years and what she has learnt and continues to learn. We talk about what she is trying to do to avoid injury this year as she strives to become a more 'robust athlete' that will be around in years to come. We then went on to discuss 2019, her 8th place in the half marathon at the World Uni games in Naples, running a 74:20  (2min PB) half marathon at the Werribee Mansion fun run and her recent convincing win in the Burnley Athletics Victoria Half Marathon Championships. There's a lot of good stuff in this one, so give it a listen!!
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September 20, 2019
Episode 6- Jess Dunsmore #2
Today I’m back with Jess Dunsmore, one of the athletes I coach at the Run Culture Owls! Jess featured in the very first episode of the Run Culture Podcast, so for a refresher be sure to listen to that one. Jess is only 1 yr out of school and in his first yr studying engineering at University. He recently ran an amazing Pb of 69:52 at the Victorian Half marathon Championships in Burnley! An effort that definately justified getting him back on the coach to have a chat! Today we talk about, his training for this event and his aims for the front end of the track season! Enjoy
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September 17, 2019
Episode 5- Brent Lalor
Today I interview Brent Lalor! I’ve know Brent for a number of years now, he’s an established and extremely passionate physiotherapist from Geelong! We chat about Brent’s days as a gun junior distance runner, how he gave up running to focus on his physiotherapy studies. His triathlon career. How he was stuck in a never ending injury cycle for a couple of years and what he has done to get out of this rut. We chat about how Brent has overcome his own anxieties about injury, how he is now doing mileage he never believed his body would handle and how he is now doing Pb after Pb!!!!Brent is a wealth of knowledge and this hour is full of absolute gems. Plug those headphones in or turn this up loud and enjoy:)
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September 10, 2019
Episode 4- Lachlan Enno
Welcome to episode 4 of the Run Culture Podcast! Here I interview another one of the up and coming athletes I coach for the Run Culture Owls; Lachlan Enno! In today’s episode I introduce Lachlan to the listeners, as I plan to catch up with him every 3-4 weeks over the next 12 months. We discuss how he got into running, his achievements so far, his goals for the 2019/20 season, his recent success up at the under 20 championships in Wollongong, his plans for next yr post school and his infatuation all things Nike running shoes! Lachie is certainly an athlete with stacks of ability and his progress over time will be great for all of us to track! Lach wants to get the WJ steeple qualifier of 9:07 by March 2020, so enjoy the ride!
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September 3, 2019
Run Culture Podcast- Episode 3- David McNeill
Today I chat to David McNeill, 1 week after winning the 2019 Mens Open Australian 10km XC championships in Wollongong! The win bookmarks another great comeback from injury for the dual Olympian. Today, David was incredibly generous with his time, the chat goes for just on an hour. We discuss a range of topics, including; the injury he has come back from, how he has done it, his new wholistic approach to training, his goals for 2020. He even divulges his favourite coffee retreats in Melbourne and Portland, bring the coffee connoisseur he is. David was 16th at the Rio Olympics and has a 5k PB of 13:18 and 10km PB of 27:45. This aside, he is such a humble champion and friendly soul. He is in his final yr of his physiotherapy degree and is incredibly knowledgeable as you will soon finds out about all things sports medicine! He is quite the philosophical thinker and there are just so many ‘pearls of wisdom’ in this interview! So, I encourage as many runners as possible to listen to this one!
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August 31, 2019
Run Culture Podcast- Damien Clarke
Coach Dane Verwey introduces the second of his (Run Culture Owl squad) to listeners, Damien Clarke! Here Dane and Damien go over training, goals, why the ‘owl’ logo?and lots more!!! Over the next 12 months we will track Damien’s progress monthly!
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August 23, 2019
Run Culture Podcast- episode 1 Jesse Dunsmore
Welcome to the first episode of the Run Culture Podcast! After 60 odd running related blogs over the past 12 months I’ve decided to try my hand at this podcast thing! I will continue my blog as I do enjoy writing however podcasts are certainly a more time efficient means for me to create content and are far easier for subscribers to readily consume! In this podcast over the next 12 months I plan to follow the running careers of a few athletes I coach (the Run culture owls), as well as several running friends. The podcast will cover the ups and downs of a half dozen athletes, which I’m sure will be as equally inspiring as it is educational! I also plan to chat to a few fellow running physios about all things running injuries! The idea of this podcast will likely evolve and change with time. Anyway, I have really been enjoying these chats I have had so far, they are very rough to start but I am new to this, the product will become more polished with time! I hope this running podcast becomes a regular on your drivetime or easy run listening rotation!
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August 23, 2019