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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 105 - Tokyo Paralympic Gold Medal Prospect - Deon Kenzie
Deon Kenzie (@deon_kenzie) competes in the T38 category for the 1500m. A category for those with minor co-ordination impairment. Deon explains the T38 category well in the podcast.  Born with cerebral palsy, Deon wields exceptional determination, optimism, a love of self improvement, good health and running! As you will hear Deon's optimism is infectious. When I first met Deon on a running high altitude training camp in 2015 he had just run 4:07 for the 1500, fast forward to 2021 and he recently became the first Australian with Cerebral Palsy to break the 4 minute barrier!  He has since achieved this feat 3 times! (Running 3:55 at the end of March). Outside of running Deon has a passion for personal growth, good food, is a PT, health advocate, helps run tours at the AIS and a buddying entrepreneur. Deon has some great advice for all runners to hear! He is sure one to watch for Tokyo, Let’s all get behind him! You can catch this episode and more through this link or in our bio. 🔗 https://blink.by/runculture/ All things Run Culture and more can be found on the following links: If you feel the podcast adds value to your runs, commute or through what ever means you listen you can now support the podcast for a small donation off $5/month. This donation not only keeps the podcasts and its host running, but will also provide listeners early access to all the latest and greatest interviews BEFORE the general public!! Sign up on Patreon now: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=11035307&fbclid=IwAR0ULgHkhlqmOJYU4cc5BSlTkfrmg0SIWM0wqKTyVYUNGUfscb7MX_R7KP0 For all your physiotherapy needs… Book in now with host and experienced physiotherapist, Dane Verwey: https://auappts.gensolve.com/run In addition to 1 on 1 Physiotherapy Consultation, Dane also provides a weekly online strength/conditioning program. With sessions focused on strength, activation and mobility it is great for runners, elite athletes and the general punter alike. Sign up now ($20/month): https://run-therapy.teachable.com Run Culture Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0NGeePSmXrnyU4k6EX4wNv?si=i6FT7VvWQn-pr9TMcNbfZQ Run Culture Podcast on Apple/iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/run-culture-podcast/id1478354435 Follow Run Culture on Instagram: @run.culture https://www.instagram.com/run.culture/ Like Run Culture on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dsverwey/ All Run Culture Owl athletes can be found on the teams Strava group: https://www.strava.com/clubs/rc-owls
54:27
April 13, 2021
Episode 104 - Athletics Exclusive, Lachlan Rayner
It almost wouldn’t be a race without a good live stream nowadays. 🎥 If you’re a keen Victorian or even an Aussie track runner, then it is highly likely that you have tuned in to an @athleticsexclusive livestream or two. This weeks guest, Lachlan Rayner (@lachlanrayner), is the man behind this fantastic service. On the podcast he gives us an honest and fascinating insight into how the livestream came to be, its operation, its team, and so much more!! Be it the small things you don’t even think about like start lists or lap counters on the screen, it is clear that Lachlan is passionate about delivering a polished product that serves and promotes the sport! Lachie also discusses his responsibilities as a boundary umpire for the AFL (@umpireafl) and his role in Communications and Marketing at @littleathsvic. It’s clear that he is very well versed in all things sport, and we are very fortunate to have him doing the great work he is doing on the media side of things at Athletics Exclusive. You can catch this episode and more through this link or in our bio. 🔗 https://blink.by/runculture/ All things Run Culture and more can be found on the following links: If you feel the podcast adds value to your runs, commute or through what ever means you listen you can now support the podcast for a small donation off $5/month. This donation not only keeps the podcasts and its host running, but will also provide listeners early access to all the latest and greatest interviews BEFORE the general public!! Sign up on Patreon now: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=11035307&fbclid=IwAR0ULgHkhlqmOJYU4cc5BSlTkfrmg0SIWM0wqKTyVYUNGUfscb7MX_R7KP0 For all your physiotherapy needs… Book in now with host and experienced physiotherapist, Dane Verwey: https://auappts.gensolve.com/run In addition to 1 on 1 Physiotherapy Consultation, Dane also provides a weekly online strength/conditioning program. With sessions focused on strength, activation and mobility it is great for runners, elite athletes and the general punter alike. Sign up now ($20/month): https://run-therapy.teachable.com Run Culture Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0NGeePSmXrnyU4k6EX4wNv?si=i6FT7VvWQn-pr9TMcNbfZQ Run Culture Podcast on Apple/iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/run-culture-podcast/id1478354435 Follow Run Culture on Instagram: @run.culture https://www.instagram.com/run.culture/ Like Run Culture on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dsverwey/ All Run Culture Owl athletes can be found on the teams Strava group: https://www.strava.com/clubs/rc-owls
01:15:23
April 5, 2021
Episode 103 - Are you currently Impatient or Frustrated with your Running? With @dion_finocchiaro
Patience is a skill that the even the best of us at times struggle to practice. So easy is it to become frustrated when those goals that you set, or want to set, are just far enough out of reach - at least for now. It is important at these times that we remain level-headed and remember to look at the bigger picture. Australian 50km Record Holder, Dion (@dion_finocchiaro), joins Dane on the latest podcast to discuss how as runners we can write our own “yellow pages” of training - the kind of training that doesn’t tear as easily as a flimsy magazine. Dion likens such training to a well-baked cake - not too runny, not over done, but instead even throughout. It is an insightful and informed conversation on how we can stay grounded in our training, recover from injury, and potentially how such an approach can keep us injury free. You can catch this episode and more through this link or in our bio. 🔗 https://blink.by/runculture/ All things Run Culture and more can be found on the following links: If you feel the podcast adds value to your runs, commute or through what ever means you listen you can now support the podcast for a small donation off $5/month. This donation not only keeps the podcasts and its host running, but will also provide listeners early access to all the latest and greatest interviews BEFORE the general public!! Sign up on Patreon now: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=11035307&fbclid=IwAR0ULgHkhlqmOJYU4cc5BSlTkfrmg0SIWM0wqKTyVYUNGUfscb7MX_R7KP0 For all your physiotherapy needs… Book in now with host and experienced physiotherapist, Dane Verwey: https://auappts.gensolve.com/run In addition to 1 on 1 Physiotherapy Consultation, Dane also provides a weekly online strength/conditioning program. With sessions focused on strength, activation and mobility it is great for runners, elite athletes and the general punter alike. Sign up now ($20/month): https://run-therapy.teachable.com Run Culture Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0NGeePSmXrnyU4k6EX4wNv?si=i6FT7VvWQn-pr9TMcNbfZQ Run Culture Podcast on Apple/iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/run-culture-podcast/id1478354435 Follow Run Culture on Instagram: @run.culture https://www.instagram.com/run.culture/ Like Run Culture on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dsverwey/ All Run Culture Owl athletes can be found on the teams Strava group: https://www.strava.com/clubs/rc-owls
01:00:47
March 29, 2021
Episode 102 - Showing injury who’s boss! With Kate Spencer
For the love of running… A bittersweet, tough kind of love that I’m sure many could relate to in Kate Spencer’s (@kate_spencerrrr) inspiring story. From altitude trips in Flagstaff, to peak 5,000m form, team selections and then finally into that dreaded injury cycle - Kate is a runner in the truest sense of the word. On the podcast she discusses how some time off might have been her saving grace, the coach-athlete dynamic she has with Ben Liddy (@blidds37) and her relationship with running now. It was so refreshing to hear the mature perspective Kate now wields!!! Kate now has such a balanced, fun and sustainable long term approach to her running! I’m sure many chronically injured runners will learn a lot from this one! Thankyou so much Kate for sharing your story, it will inspire and help many! You can catch this episode and more through this link or in our bio. 🔗 https://blink.by/runculture/ All things Run Culture and more can be found on the following links: If you feel the podcast adds value to your runs, commute or through what ever means you listen you can now support the podcast for a small donation off $5/month. This donation not only keeps the podcasts and its host running, but will also provide listeners early access to all the latest and greatest interviews BEFORE the general public!! Sign up on Patreon now: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=11035307&fbclid=IwAR0ULgHkhlqmOJYU4cc5BSlTkfrmg0SIWM0wqKTyVYUNGUfscb7MX_R7KP0 For all your physiotherapy needs… Book in now with host and experienced physiotherapist, Dane Verwey: https://auappts.gensolve.com/run In addition to 1 on 1 Physiotherapy Consultation, Dane also provides a weekly online strength/conditioning program. With sessions focused on strength, activation and mobility it is great for runners, elite athletes and the general punter alike. Sign up now ($20/month): https://run-therapy.teachable.com Run Culture Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0NGeePSmXrnyU4k6EX4wNv?si=i6FT7VvWQn-pr9TMcNbfZQ Run Culture Podcast on Apple/iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/run-culture-podcast/id1478354435 Follow Run Culture on Instagram: @run.culture https://www.instagram.com/run.culture/ Like Run Culture on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dsverwey/ All Run Culture Owl athletes can be found on the teams Strava group: https://www.strava.com/clubs/rc-owls
54:29
March 23, 2021
Episode 101 - Riley Cocks
#101 RILEY COCKS (@rileycocks_). Elite runner hailing from South Australia, coach @runasonecoaching, partner to previous guest and Zatopek runner-up Izzi Batt-Doyle (@izzibattdoyle), physiotherapist and younger brother to Jacob (@jcocksy) - This is Riley. Needless to say he’s a busy man, though you’d be hard-pressed to chat to someone as chilled as he is. In this pod we take a deep-dive into the life that he balances and what he’s learned along the way. He shares stories from his time training under the guidance of Adam Didyk(@teamtempo), the kind words he received while training with Bowerman Track Club (@bowermantc) a few years ago and what his life looks like now. Additionally, from the perspective of two physios we explore some common myths and mistakes that many runners make - some of which Riley is on the better side of now. Most excitingly, Riley shares his ambition for the marathon! And if recent form is any indication, Riley is in the process of laying a great foundation for this upcoming campaign. To learn more about his coaching platform, be sure to check them out @runasonecoaching. You can catch this episode and more through this link or in our bio. 🔗 https://blink.by/runculture/ All things Run Culture and more can be found on the following links: If you feel the podcast adds value to your runs, commute or through what ever means you listen you can now support the podcast for a small donation off $5/month. This donation not only keeps the podcasts and its host running, but will also provide listeners early access to all the latest and greatest interviews BEFORE the general public!! Sign up on Patreon now: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=11035307&fbclid=IwAR0ULgHkhlqmOJYU4cc5BSlTkfrmg0SIWM0wqKTyVYUNGUfscb7MX_R7KP0 For all your physiotherapy needs… Book in now with host and experienced physiotherapist, Dane Verwey: https://auappts.gensolve.com/run In addition to 1 on 1 Physiotherapy Consultation, Dane also provides a weekly online strength/conditioning program. With sessions focused on strength, activation and mobility it is great for runners, elite athletes and the general punter alike. Sign up now ($20/month): https://run-therapy.teachable.com Run Culture Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0NGeePSmXrnyU4k6EX4wNv?si=i6FT7VvWQn-pr9TMcNbfZQ Run Culture Podcast on Apple/iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/run-culture-podcast/id1478354435 Follow Run Culture on Instagram: @run.culture https://www.instagram.com/run.culture/ Like Run Culture on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dsverwey/ All Run Culture Owl athletes can be found on the teams Strava group: https://www.strava.com/clubs/rc-owls
01:10:07
March 15, 2021
Episode 100!!!
ONE HUNDRED EPISODES 💯 On the 24th of August 2019, we released our first Podcast - a 20 minute chat with RunCulture young gun Jess Dunsmore (@jess_dunsmore). 18 months and 100 episodes later, Jess returns alongside training partners Damien Clark (@damienclarkk), Bevan Does (@bevan_does) and Peter Dutton. Hosted by Coach Dane Verwey, the boys discuss everything from individual learnings, current fitness, their goals, favourite sessions and what has them excited. Dane ends the podcast reflecting on his time as host. In the short span of time this show has been running, you’ve listened to: - 2 training blocks (in Two Bays 56, and the Lockdown 50km Challenge) - Insight from some of the greatest coaches, physios and experts around - Stories from countless running phenoms, both local and abroad - And catch ups with RunCulture athletes, affectionately known as the Owls. Each guest has been so generous with their time, and with each their own story to tell it has been a true privilege to give them a platform to share it. You can catch this episode and more through this link or in our bio. 🔗 https://blink.by/runculture/ All things Run Culture and more can be found on the following links: If you feel the podcast adds value to your runs, commute or through what ever means you listen you can now support the podcast for a small donation off $5/month. This donation not only keeps the podcasts and its host running, but will also provide listeners early access to all the latest and greatest interviews BEFORE the general public!! Sign up on Patreon now: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=11035307&fbclid=IwAR0ULgHkhlqmOJYU4cc5BSlTkfrmg0SIWM0wqKTyVYUNGUfscb7MX_R7KP0 For all your physiotherapy needs… Book in now with host and experienced physiotherapist, Dane Verwey: https://auappts.gensolve.com/run In addition to 1 on 1 Physiotherapy Consultation, Dane also provides a weekly online strength/conditioning program. With sessions focused on strength, activation and mobility it is great for runners, elite athletes and the general punter alike. Sign up now ($20/month): https://run-therapy.teachable.com Run Culture Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0NGeePSmXrnyU4k6EX4wNv?si=i6FT7VvWQn-pr9TMcNbfZQ Run Culture Podcast on Apple/iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/run-culture-podcast/id1478354435 Follow Run Culture on Instagram: @run.culture https://www.instagram.com/run.culture/ Like Run Culture on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dsverwey/ All Run Culture Owl athletes can be found on the teams Strava group: https://www.strava.com/clubs/rc-owls
48:32
March 7, 2021
Episode 99- Jaryd Clifford
World Record holder, Nike Athlete and Paralympic podium potential - this week we welcome back to the podcast Jaryd Clifford (@jarydclifford). In what has been a Summer of stellar form for this young gun, Jaryd has not only got the taste of victory in some of the best races Victoria has to offer at Vic Milers - but also broken the World Record in the T/12 and Paralympic 1500m (3:42.97) at Zatopek. After what has been a crazy year for all, this was a great opportunity to see how one athlete has made it work for them! In this episode Jaryd discuss his current form and Olympic ambitions - not to mention its uncertainty - his move to Canberra and how it’s worked for him, all while balancing Uni and athletic demands, plus the demands of his vision. But most inspiringly, Jaryd touches on the current state of Para running and Australian athletics. Having recently signed with Nike, Jaryd shares just how important, necessary and significant the support that brands and fans are devoting to Para sport. With the humility, drive and talent that he possesses - it’s no stretch to say we’re excited to watch him take the podium at Tokyo. Be sure not to miss him racing the Box Hill Burn 5000m this Tuesday (02/03) by tuning into the Athletics Exclusive livestream on YouTube. https://youtu.be/RwFIQ3Wb7rI You can catch this episode and more through this link or in our bio. 🔗 https://blink.by/runculture/ All things Run Culture and more can be found on the following links: If you feel the podcast adds value to your runs, commute or through what ever means you listen you can now support the podcast for a small donation off $5/month. This donation not only keeps the podcasts and its host running, but will also provide listeners early access to all the latest and greatest interviews BEFORE the general public!! Sign up on Patreon now: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=11035307&fbclid=IwAR0ULgHkhlqmOJYU4cc5BSlTkfrmg0SIWM0wqKTyVYUNGUfscb7MX_R7KP0 For all your physiotherapy needs… Book in now with host and experienced physiotherapist, Dane Verwey: https://auappts.gensolve.com/run In addition to 1 on 1 Physiotherapy Consultation, Dane also provides a weekly online strength/conditioning program. With sessions focused on strength, activation and mobility it is great for runners, elite athletes and the general punter alike. Sign up now ($20/month): https://run-therapy.teachable.com Run Culture Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0NGeePSmXrnyU4k6EX4wNv?si=i6FT7VvWQn-pr9TMcNbfZQ Run Culture Podcast on Apple/iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/run-culture-podcast/id1478354435 Follow Run Culture on Instagram: @run.culture https://www.instagram.com/run.culture/ Like Run Culture on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dsverwey/ All Run Culture Owl athletes can be found on the teams Strava group: https://www.strava.com/clubs/rc-owls
48:51
March 1, 2021
Episode 98 - Morgan McDonald
Aussie export, YouTube sensation and part time Under Armour athlete - Morgan McDonald. (@morganmcdonald__)  By way of introduction, Morgan is a University of Wisconsin Alumni, 4x NCAA Champ, is fresh off a 7:41 3000m and indoor 2-mile Australian Record (8:14). Accolades aside, however, this week on the pod it was great to catch up and find out what makes Morgan tick. In just an hour he discusses everything from his junior successes, his glorious mullet to how he ended up on YouTube - do yourself a favour and check it out! 📺 Based in Boulder Colorado, Morgan is currently running with Team Boss under the guidance of Joe Bosshard. Needless to say, his path to the sport is a unique and interesting one for an Aussie athlete. Though surrounded by talented company, Morgan remains humble - a positive force in the running community. He’s an individual who doesn’t shy away from honest dialogue while maintaining hilarity. As the Olympics creep ever closer he’s certainly one to keep an eye on, and with such a unique entry and great insight into the life of a professional athlete, it’s a podcast not to be missed. We also wish him luck in his upcoming 5000m. Smash it Morgan! You can catch this episode and more through this link or in our bio. 🔗 https://blink.by/runculture/ Morgan McDonald’s YouTube can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbeZCF2JP03CT_24UtU0q0Q All things Run Culture and more can be found on the following links: If you feel the podcast adds value to your runs, commute or through what ever means you listen you can now support the podcast for a small donation off $5/month. This donation not only keeps the podcasts and its host running, but will also provide listeners early access to all the latest and greatest interviews BEFORE the general public!! Sign up on Patreon now: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=11035307&fbclid=IwAR0ULgHkhlqmOJYU4cc5BSlTkfrmg0SIWM0wqKTyVYUNGUfscb7MX_R7KP0 For all your physiotherapy needs… Book in now with host and experienced physiotherapist, Dane Verwey: https://auappts.gensolve.com/run In addition to 1 on 1 Physiotherapy Consultation, Dane also provides a weekly online strength/conditioning program. With sessions focused on strength, activation and mobility it is great for runners, elite athletes and the general punter alike. Sign up now ($20/month): https://run-therapy.teachable.com Run Culture Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0NGeePSmXrnyU4k6EX4wNv?si=i6FT7VvWQn-pr9TMcNbfZQ Run Culture Podcast on Apple/iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/run-culture-podcast/id1478354435 Follow Run Culture on Instagram: @run.culture https://www.instagram.com/run.culture/ Like Run Culture on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dsverwey/ All Run Culture Owl athletes can be found on the teams Strava group: https://www.strava.com/clubs/rc-owls
59:55
February 22, 2021
Episode 97 - Cam Griffith - Tinman Elite
Episode #97 of the RunCulture Podcast - Cameron Griffith (@griffith.c) When it comes to team players, you’d be hard pressed to brush over Cam. Cam is one of our esteemed Aussie collegiate exports, running for Arkansas University and upon graduating signing with Tinman Elite ⚒️. (@tinmanelite) In this chat he discusses how all the teams he’s been apart of throughout his career have helped him reach the heights that he has. Cam also shares an honest insight into what the life of a professional athlete looks like, and how, for Cam, his running has evolved from Australian titles in high school, to the team atmosphere at Arkansas and now life with Tinman. It’s a great listen, and so good to hear how a fellow runner balances the responsibility of studying, living between the States and Australia, and all while running at a professional level. You can catch this episode and more through this link or in our bio. 🔗 https://blink.by/runculture/ All things Run Culture and more can be found on the following links: If you feel the podcast adds value to your runs, commute or through what ever means you listen you can now support the podcast for a small donation off $5/month. This donation not only keeps the podcasts and its host running, but will also provide listeners early access to all the latest and greatest interviews BEFORE the general public!! Sign up on Patreon now: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=11035307&fbclid=IwAR0ULgHkhlqmOJYU4cc5BSlTkfrmg0SIWM0wqKTyVYUNGUfscb7MX_R7KP0 For all your physiotherapy needs… Book in now with host and experienced physiotherapist, Dane Verwey: https://auappts.gensolve.com/run In addition to 1 on 1 Physiotherapy Consultation, Dane also provides a weekly online strength/conditioning program. With sessions focused on strength, activation and mobility it is great for runners, elite athletes and the general punter alike. Sign up now ($20/month): https://run-therapy.teachable.com Run Culture Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0NGeePSmXrnyU4k6EX4wNv?si=i6FT7VvWQn-pr9TMcNbfZQ Run Culture Podcast on Apple/iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/run-culture-podcast/id1478354435 Follow Run Culture on Instagram: @run.culture https://www.instagram.com/run.culture/ Like Run Culture on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dsverwey/ All Run Culture Owl athletes can be found on the teams Strava group: https://www.strava.com/clubs/rc-owls
01:04:55
February 15, 2021
Episode 96- How do you handle the tag of being New Zealand’s next Nick Willis? With Sam Tanner
Pursuing the Olympic Dream, and having fun while doing it!! This week’s Podcast brings an inspiring and incredibly refreshing chat with the young Samuel Tanner (@samueltanner_). Coached by previous guest of the Pod Craig Kirkwood (@craig.kirkwood), and training partner to New Zealand Triathlete Hayden Wilde (@hayden_wilde) - Sam is a New Zealand born middle distance runner and Olympic hopeful. On the Podcast he discusses his unconventional introduction to running, and how initially he found surfing as a supplement to training! Though now as a collegiate runner at the University of Washington it’s all guns blazing.🔥 What was so great to hear from Sam is the relaxed demeanour he has about him. It is clear that despite the incredible talent he possesses, the love of the sport and the love of life has not been lost on him. He has an incredible appreciation for not only his coaches and training partners but also fellow peers in the sport alike. Tune in to this weeks podcast to hear more about his transition to college, running breakthrough and how he balances the training between his coaches in the States and at home. We also wish him luck this weekend as he races an indoor 1500m with a STACKED field as they attempt to crack the Olympic qualifier. Go Sam!! You can catch this episode and more through this link or in our bio.🔗 https://blink.by/runculture/ You can catch Samuel Tanner’s next race THIS SATURDAY (13th Feb) on the following link: https://www.nbindoorgrandprix.com/events-results/nb-mens-1500m/ All things Run Culture and more can be found on the following links: If you feel the podcast adds value to your runs, commute or through what ever means you listen you can now support the podcast for a small donation off $5/month. This donation not only keeps the podcasts and its host running, but will also provide listeners early access to all the latest and greatest interviews BEFORE the general public!! Sign up on Patreon now: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=11035307&fbclid=IwAR0ULgHkhlqmOJYU4cc5BSlTkfrmg0SIWM0wqKTyVYUNGUfscb7MX_R7KP0 For all your physiotherapy needs… Book in now with host and experienced physiotherapist, Dane Verwey: https://auappts.gensolve.com/run In addition to 1 on 1 Physiotherapy Consultation, Dane also provides a weekly online strength/conditioning program. With sessions focused on strength, activation and mobility it is great for runners, elite athletes and the general punter alike. Sign up now ($20/month): https://run-therapy.teachable.com Run Culture Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0NGeePSmXrnyU4k6EX4wNv?si=i6FT7VvWQn-pr9TMcNbfZQ Run Culture Podcast on Apple/iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/run-culture-podcast/id1478354435 Follow Run Culture on Instagram: @run.culture https://www.instagram.com/run.culture/ Like Run Culture on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dsverwey/ All Run Culture Owl athletes can be found on the teams Strava group: https://www.strava.com/clubs/rc-owls
01:01:55
February 11, 2021
Episode 95- Let’s get to know Rose Davies, the 2021 Zatopek Champ, her first ever podcast interview!
Last week I had a relaxed candid chat to the super chilled; Rose Davies! At just 21 years of age Rose recently ran the 7th fastest time ever (31:39) by an Australian to become the 2021 woman’s Zatopek 10,000m champion! I made it my mission to find out a little bit more about Rose, be it: how she almost quit the sport-when she plateaued in her mid teenage years and her advice to the current crop of young up and coming athletes that are going through similar times. How she wasn’t always calm and relaxed about running and how her mindset has shifted in recent years. Her recent success? What running is like in Newcastle? The biggest inspirations and role models of her career? How she scored a New Balance sponsorship? What does she do outside of running? What she sees as her best event? Her favourite training sessions? Her goals for this year and beyond? And, of course plenty more! Be sure to follow/support and get behind Rose Davies. This legend can already be so proud of what she’s achieved, although I get an inkling that she’s only just getting started!
53:09
February 7, 2021
Episode 94- Let’s get to know Izzy Batt-Doyle! (2nd at 2021 woman’s Zatopek 10,000m in 31:43!)
After researching for this interview and chatting to Izzi, I quickly realised what a fantastic role model she already is! Yes, she’s a running star in the making having just placed a highly competitive 2nd at the 2021 Zatopek 10,000m in an astonishing 31:43! However, she is also such a great advocate for living a balanced life and encouraging others: be it her and her boyfriend’s highly successful ‘Run as One’ coaching business (Riley Cocks- also an incredibly established runner), her appreciation of healthy eating, or her love of psychology and meditation. At just 25, Izzi has an incredibly mature view of the world and sure does like to keep busy! We also hear much more about Izzi’s US collegiate career, her experiences with injury, her favourite training sessions, what she’s learnt from her coaches, her fascination with the marathon and her future life goals! I really enjoyed this chat, I’m sure many of you will too! So, be sure to follow Izzi Batt-Doyle’s career, as I’m sure there will be many more exciting times ahead!
01:11:07
February 5, 2021
Episode 93- Kiwi 5000m record holder Adrian Blincoe reminisces and talks about athlete development!
Today, on the podcast I am incredibly fortunate to be chatting to Adrian Blincoe. In July 2008 Adrian ran an astonishing 13:10, the fastest ever 5000m run by a New Zealander, his record still stands today (as of early 2021)! We start off the chat by taking a deep dive into his time at Villanova College where he was coached by the legendary Marcus O’Sullivan. Adrian spent 12 yrs at Villanova as both an athlete and assistant coach. He had a big hand in athlete recruitment at Villanova and was integral in getting the likes of; Sam McEntee, Matthew Gibney, Jordan Williamz and Patrick Tiernan across the ditch. We then chat about his professional running career as a sponsored New Balance athlete that ran for the Melbourne Track Club, running with the likes of; Craig Mottram, Collis Birmingham, Bobby Curtis and many others. We discuss his Beijing 2008 Olympic experience and many other memories (races/training sessions and learnings) from his career. We finish the chat talking about his last 9yrs with High Performance New Zealand where he is heavily involved with athlete development. I personally watched Adrian growing up as a kid, whether it was at Golden League Athletics meets on TV or at Melbourne Track events! So, as you would expect it was a complete honour to chat to him. He spoke with such poise, confidence and oozed wisdom, it’s a chat many will get a lot from particularly the up and coming athlete. . To find past Run Culture podcasts or blogs, follow this link: https://www.runculture.org/ To book a Physiotherapy appointment with Dane Verwey, a physiotherapist that specialises in treating running injuries, please follow this link: https://auappts.gensolve.com/run ,or go to: www.runculture.org To improve your running performance and resilience, subscribe to the; 'Online Strength and Conditioning Course for Runners' created by Dane Verwey. Go to: https://run-therapy.teachable.com/ To check out how the elite Run Culture Owl running group is performing, follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/RunCultureowls If you feel the Run Culture Podcast adds value to your life, then please keep the podcast alive and become a patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=11035307
01:12:52
February 1, 2021
Episode 92- Olympic Aspirations with 22yo New Zealand distance running star: Oli Chignell
On the weekend, up and coming 22yo New Zealand distance running star; Oli Chignell ran an incredible 7:59 to place 6th at the NZ National Championships. This result (along with two PBs in December; a 28:48 10,000m and 13:38 5,000m) signals a return to form for the ‘smooth mover’ after a quiet 2020 recuperating from a sacral stress fracture. I caught up with ‘Chiggers’ last week before the race to have a chin wag and get to know him. We chat about how his moustache is here to stay, what running is like in Dunedin, his break out domestic and European season in 2018/19. What his training is like under this coach; Chris Pilone, whether he will be solemnly based in NZ for his whole career and his Olympic aspirations. It’s a good one, have a listen! Oli brings so much excitement to the sport! Thanks for the chat Chiggers!
56:46
January 25, 2021
Episode 91- From Injury plagued to Olympic hopeful: Jye Edwards
Today, on the podcast I’m very excited to be chatting to the prodigiously talented; Jye Edwards. Jye’s name has been circling around the Australian running scene for a few yrs now after a promising junior career. In 2017, at just 18 years of age, Jye ran a ‘mind boggling’ 3:41 for the 1500. However, since then his career has been fraught with injury over the past 3-4 yrs. So, it has been super cool to see Jye at the end of 2020 convincingly win the NSW 3000m champs in an incredible 7:56 and then repeat the feat at the Albie Thomas mile in December running 3:57 (to beat 3 time Olympian Jeff Risely and Oli Hoare NCAA Champion and 3:53 miler!). This chat is for all the fans of the sport, here’s a name to remember/ be sure to follow and support him! In this chat, Jye also shares some of the lessons he has learnt that have helped him stay on the good side of injury recently. Thanks for a great chat Jye, I really enjoyed it! I’m sure so many runners will find listening to your journey inspiring!
47:52
January 18, 2021
Episode 90- How do you make athletics more popular? A fun chat with Chris Chavez of Citius Mag!
In this weeks episode, I had the privilege to chat to Chris Chavez. Chris hails from New York, he’s a sports journalist, keen runner himself and is the founder of Citius mag (a media network that produces fresh, interesting and snackable running content from articles, podcasts and short videos). Chris is also a writer at sports illustrated (with whom he covered the Rio 2016 Olympics). He has previously worked at ESPN, Sporting News and Flotrack. For those of you un-initiated to the Citius mag podcast, Chris does a fantastic job unveiling the backstories of many interesting people in the running world (including Usain Bolt, amongst many others). In this chat, I ask him for his opinion on; What makes a great interview? What does athletics need to do to get more popular? How do we attract aspiring fans to pay attention, understand and appreciate athletics? How did he get started with athletics media coverage? What does he love about his job? What’s a typical day in the life looks like? In 5-10 yrs time what does he want to have achieved in the world of sports journalism?Many other topics are covered as well. Lastly, I’d encourage everyone to check out Chris’ Citius mag podcast, you’ll soon realise why I’m such a big fan! (Just follow a couple of the link below): https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/citius-mag-podcast-with-chris-chavez/id1204506559 And.........https://citiusmag.com/
41:55
January 11, 2021
Episode 89- Plenty of learnings from two different tales! Run Culture Owl athlete's Damien Clark and Pete Dutton review 2020
Be a fly on the wall in our coach-athlete end of year debrief. I really enjoyed this episode personally as a coach, as it displayed just how much both athletes really have grown on and off the track during 2020. I also feel we cover some interesting ground and there are a lot of topics that will reverberate with a lot of runners. Both athletes have had very different journeys over the past 2-3 months, Pete has been out injured with a 3rd metatarsal stress fracture, where as Damien has been lapping up PB after PB! However, as you will see often we can learn as much about ourselves during times of hardship as we do when we can't put a foot wrong. My favourite part of the episode was when Damien opened up about some real heart to heart discussions we had had, as 'athlete' and 'coach' and how important these had been to buying in and believing in what we were doing! I also loved the part when we attempted to hypothesize 'Why Pete got injured?' This is such an important process post injury, so that we can better avoid the same mistakes in the future. We also briefly detail how the rest of the team are tracking. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to follow the   team's progress heading into 2021 on the 'Run Culture Owls' Facebook page.
53:55
January 4, 2021
Episode 88- Athlete agent and coach of Under Armour’s Dark Sky Distance: Stephen Haas
Today on the podcast I was super fortunate to chat to Stephen Haas. Stephen has worked for Total Sports Management for the past 10 plus years. He is also a high level distance running coach of many athletes including the Under Armour sponsored professional running team; Dark Sky Distance, based in Flagstaff, Arizona. Prior to the recording of this podcast I hit Luke Matthew’s (top Aussie 800/1500 star and Total Sports Management athlete) up for a couple of hard hitting questions to throw at Haas. Thanks Lukey! Prior to becoming an athlete manager and coach, Stephen was an incredible runner himself having run for the University of Indiana in Bloomington, where he was a big 10 Champion at 5k and a 3 time All American who broke a few of Bob Kennedy’s school records! Out of college Haas ran professionally for New Balance running 13:33 for 5000m, 28:20 for 10,000m and 2:18:45 for the marathon. This interview is a great insight into the life of an athlete agent and this side of professional running. Thanks Stephen Haas!
53:19
December 28, 2020
Episode 87- How context and beliefs influence the Pain Experience? Running physio Brodie Sharpe
Return guest of the Run culture podcast; Brodie Sharpe is back again this time talking all things Pain. Brodie is a fellow running physiotherapist, host of ‘the Run Smarter Podcast’ and owner of the ‘Breakthrough Running Clinic’. This episode is one that I urge every runner who has struggled chronically with running injury and pain through out their career to tune in to. The common misconception: ‘I have chronic pain because there is still tissue damage that hasn't healed yet.’ Is False! In this episode Brodie and I attempt to educate as many runners as we can, on why this is so. This episode is littered with personal and clinical anecdotes from Brodie and my experiences as running physiotherapists regarding injury and the subjective nature of pain. Why do we get pain? Where does pain come from? Pain intensity is more reflective of the contextual factors at play behind the running injury ie. ‘How threatening is this situation to the runner’s belief system?’ It is a myth that pain severity correlates with the degree of tissue damage incurred. Our beliefs drive our behaviours, our actions, our goals, they help determine the life we live. Are our beliefs about ourselves and our worlds completely true? Or do we need to sometimes delve a little deeper and ‘work on’/challenge ourselves? Identify and challenge those self limiting, maladaptive beliefs, thoughts, emotions and behaviours. If you liked listening to Brodie sharpe his podcast can be found here: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-run-smarter-podcast/id1494778818 If this episode gets you thinking and you want to know more about this topic/ area then please don’t hesitate to contact me on the Run Culture socials for further information.
56:40
December 21, 2020
Episode 86: ‘Extreme behaviour is unsustainable!’ Aus Ironman Champ: Gerry Donnelly (Trivello Coach)
A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to catch up and chat with close family friend, former 1988 Australian Ironman Triathlon Champion, 2 time Kona finisher(with a best place of 23rd), 1990 Commonwealth Games Aussie rep, 4 time Australian masters cycling Champion and full time cycling and triathlon coach at Trivelo Coaching; Gerry Donnelly! In this episode we discuss Gerry’s triathlon career, his early days, how he navigated his way through the early years of the sport of triathlon. My favourite part of the conversation was listening to Gerry reflect on what he learned from his own triathlon career, which included; just how important a balanced approach to life and training is and how his personal performance improved once he started to value rest and recovery! If you are interested to find out more about Gerry Donnelly be sure to go to; https://trivelocoaching.com.au or listen in to the ‘Get Fast’- Trivelo coaching Podcast.
01:24:37
December 13, 2020
Episode 85- Coach of Hayden Wilde and Sam Tanner: Craig Kirkwood
Today, I had a chat with full time Kiwi triathlon and running coach; Craig Kirkwood (www.ckcoaching.co.nz). He is the coach of Hayden Wilde (a triathlete with a real podium chance come Tokyo Olympics and Sam Tanner a young 1500m superstar!). Craig was a 2:13 marathoner himself and was the former assistant coach to Kim McDonald a former athlete manager to the best Kenyan athletes of the mid 90’s to early 2000’s. I quiz Craig on this incredible experience, the US college system, his own marathon career and what he learnt, his coaching philosophy, drugs in sport, how Hayden and Sam are currently travelling and much more. Personally, it was great chatting to someone with so much experience at the top end of this sport and hearing his stories, thanks for a ripper interview Craig!
59:36
December 7, 2020
Episode 84: The Lockdown Challenge ep. 11 (Race day wrap!)
This is the 50km Lockdown Challenge Podcast Race Wrap! (the 11th and final episode) In this episode; Dion, Dane, JD and Apples reflect on their race day performances, discuss the ins and outs of what went into organizing the day and what a 'win' Sunday was for the Melbourne running community as a whole! They thank 'the village' of people that supported the event, announce the winner of the 'race prediction' contest and discuss what their next running goals are for 2021? The idea for the 50km Lockdown Challenge started out as a mere crazy idea in the middle of Metropolitan Melbourne’s COVID lockdown but on Sunday it ‘actually’ became real! Despite windy and wet conditions, the unfatigable Dion Finocchiaro was a cut above and  became the new and very deserving Australian 50km record holder; running 2:50:49! Dane, was personally pretty darn satisfied to also go under Mark Tucker’s old mark by 87 seconds; running a 2:52:20! JD went through the marathon 19 seconds shy of his Pb and hung tough to run 2:54:29, slicing 5 minutes off his old 50km PB. Apples (the birthday boy) defied his preparation and hung on till 30km, then jogged in a 2:33 mara. He was an invaluable team player! The incredible amount of support this event received from the running community will forever be appreciated and remembered! Special mentions must go to the people below, as without them, the race just wouldn’t have happened! Sarah Davis (AV official) Richard Davis (AV official) Susan Schnaars (AV official) Stuart Schnaars (AV official) Josh savage (AV official) Peter Villani (Tomato Chip Timing) Simon Forer (lap counter) Scotty Orchard (GM) Karen Mickle (GM/AURA official) Des Waldron (Utility/jack of all trades) Jeff Wright (lap counting) Sean Verwey (lap counting) David Overend (Drinks station) David Wilson (Drinks station) Nathan Fenton (Runner chats/MC) Pete James (Runner chats/MC) Damien Clark (Fb live) Peter Dutton (lap counter) Simone Brick (lap counter) Clint Perrott (helper) Tim bowman (Took over 4000 photos today, including the brilliant ones above!) Chris Smith (Zero plus sports Beers) Barry Thomas (Zero plus sports Beers) Bec Black (lap counter) Jeanette Reyes (lap counter) Box Hill Athletics Club for allowing us to use their great track, on top of being so accomodating and easy to work with! Liam Adam for his meticulous pacing for 30kms. Jess Dunsmore for pacing till 21kms all in lane 2, rolling a 72 min half. He had poise beyond his 21 yrs of age. And of course every single other man and his/her dog for coming out and showing their support and excitement for this wicked sport! What a special day Sunday November the 29th 2020 was!
01:41:53
December 1, 2020
Episode 83- The Lockdown Challenge ep. 10 (Taper and Race day plans! 5 days to go!)
With just 5 days till Raceday, this is the ‘Pre-race’ Episode of the 50km Lockdown Challenge Podcast! On this episode; Dion, Jd, Apples and Dane go over; -Dan Andrews latest announcement and what it means for the event. (further clarification to come during the week!) -Their COVID Safe plans for the event. -The long range weather forecast predictions for race day. -Their recent training weeks. -Their taper plans. -Their final race day tactics/pacing strategy! ...and Dion also interviews Barry Thomas one of the main guys behind the zero plus sports beer and the Australian Sports Brewing Co, who have been huge supporters of our event! The boys would also like to personally thank everyone who has got behind this event during the COVID19 lockdown, they hope that others have been inspired to set crazy goals, stay motivated and get creative during this unprecedented time! Hope to see many of you there on the day! And if not, be sure to follow along on Sunday with the online tracker and fb live event!
01:51:13
November 24, 2020
Episode 82: An interview with 50km World Record Holder; CJ Albertson and The Lockdown 50km Challenge
Dane opens the podcast with an enlightening chat with newly minted 50km WR holder CJ Albertson. They discuss how he found running 125 laps of the track, his rapid rise to being one of the best marathoners in the US, his amazing ability to recover from weekly hard long runs, what he’s excited about in the future (be it a sub 2:10 marathon, representing his country at the highest level possible and ultra marathons). CJ really has some great advice when it comes to balancing structure and flexibility with training, the value of doing training or races that excite you and the importance of having a really balanced/happy/fun lifestyle outside of running. (Turn the volume up for this one, the sound is just a little soft at times). Then it is once again over to; Dion, John, Craig and Dane! They cover all the progress they have made from an event organisation point of view, such as; -The application for an IAU Bronze label event was successfully approved this week and so the event is now officially recognised as such! -Tomato chip timing is officially onboard, which will allow live online tracking throughout the event compared to Mark Tucker’s current Aus 50km record. -There will be a Facebook live feed of the event on race day. -John’s super shoes (Brooks Hyperion elite 2) currently sit in Florida awaiting shipment as he nervously awaits to see if they arrive before race day. -Next weeks episode will have the boys discuss race day pacing strategy/tactics and the final details that everyone needs to know about the event. -Final Covid safe measures will also be able to be clarified by November the 22nd. The boys then answer a listener question and then go on to discuss their training weeks and how they are tracking with just 2 weeks to go till their Aussie record tilt! Thanks once again to the Australian Sports Brewing Company for throwing their unwavering support behind the boys with this challenge and the podcast!
02:13:45
November 17, 2020
Episode 81- The Lockdown Challenge Ep. 8
Welcome back to Episode 8 of; 'The Lockdown 50km Challenge!’ This week, Dion, John, Craig and Dane, go over their training weeks and how they are tracking with just 3 weeks to go till their Aussie record tilt! Thanks once again to the Australian Sports Brewing Company for throwing their unwavering support behind the boys with this challenge and the podcast! Dane starts off the podcast with a huge thank you to all the listeners that came forward and helped us find some amazing track officials for the event! Sarah Davis is to be the events official track referee. Her husband Patrick, friend Stewart and his wife are also qualified officials that will help out on the day! The four volunteer officials we have enlisted above all need to go on after our race and help out at further Athletics Victoria Track meets later that day, so the boys also announce that the race start time has been brought forward from 7am to 6:30am Sunday Nov 29th, to make this possible. In general the efforts of officials and volunteers don’t get enough recognition or thanks in our sport, I mean without them we wouldn’t have an athletics meet, it just wouldn’t run. The process of organising this 50km challenge event and communicating and liasing close with officials has certainly highlighted that they are some of the ‘quiet legends’ of our sport! Tomato Chip timing is all but locked in for the event and Dion chats about the latest Shoe regulation update! All going well with COVID19 restrictions, we look good for a 50 person crowd on the day at this stage! In terms of weekly training developments: Dion ‘the Hulk’ clocked his second straight week at 211kms for the week! Which included a mid week workout of 5km reps and a 50km Sunday long run with a fast finish! After a couple of inconsistent weeks John ‘the beast’ Dutton was awoken again! Clocking a 166km week, 45kms more than last week, Including 50 plus kms on Sunday and a 60 min Kenyan fartlek on Friday. Earlier in the week, John also channeled a bit of former marathon great; Charlie Spedding. John did one of Spedding’s favourite fartlek workouts: 32kms of speed play. John recites a paragraph from Spedding’s book to listeners explaining why he loves this workout so much! John also explains, after chatting to his mentor (Mona), that he will now hit a couple of weeks of shorter/faster stuff before he tapers. Well done JD! Craig strung together another good week, collecting 8hrs of running (including a 32km Sunday long run with JD), another 6hrs on the bike (including a 4hr epic- up and down Mt. Dandenong 3 times, on Cup day). Craig outlines that it is unlikely he will run the full 50kms (given how training has progressed) but he continues to try to see how fit he can get to help the other boys with their record attempt on the day! (Before retiring to some sports Beers) After one of the biggest weeks of his prep and a quite a lot of volume over the the past month or two; Dane had a week where he planned to change the focus a little in a bid to hit a fast 10km timetrial with his training squad, the Run Culture Owls. Dane was rapt with his and his fellow Owls’ form, he now plans to have one more big specific week, before a 2 week taper into the event. He also talked about Stumpy Gully Rd again and how it tragically even featured on Jess’ Birthday! The guys finish the show answering a listener question about their personal eating habits, diets and how good or bad they are!? If there are any further listener questions please send them through to either Craig Dion John or Dane via their socials. The boys would love to answer them on next weeks show!
01:44:22
November 10, 2020
Episode 80: The Lockdown Challenge Ep. 7
Run Culture Podcast Episode 80: The Lockdown 50km Challenge Ep. 7. Welcome back to Episode 7 of; 'The Lockdown 50km Challenge!’ This week, Dion, John, Craig and Dane, go over their training weeks and how they are tracking with 28 days to go till their Aussie record tilt! Thanks once again to the Australian Sports Brewing Company for throwing their unwavering support behind the boys with this challenge and the podcast! Dane issues a call out to any keen listeners of the podcast that know any qualified athletics officials that would be keen to help, to get in touch, their help to get this project off the ground would be so appreciated! Otherwise communication and progress on all moving parts continues to steadily progress in the background- the boys talk about this at the end of the show. We all have gained a far greater appreciation of the inner workings of an athletics event because of this process! In terms of weekly training developments: Dion ‘the Hulk’ Finocchario continues to clock ridiculous mileage; a whopping 211kms for the week! Which included; a ‘triple’, a 2:48 marathon- pacing some of his evolve run club runners, ‘selfies’ in his beloved Braeside Park and some busy days now that he is back as a massage therapist given the reprieve in Metropolitan Melbourne’s stage 4 Lockdown! John ‘dark horse ’ Dutton had a ‘mixed bag’ week. Clocking just 27kms for the week till Friday as of the Christmas rush at work, he stacked his weekend with a crazy 84kms including a leg of the Victorian Ultra Runners Relay! Craig strung another good week together, running 90.88kms and collecting 6hrs on the bike! He now plans to slowly focus more on increasing his focus on his running as he hit a confidence building long run on the weekend. He continues to try to get in the best shape he possibly can for 4 weeks time! Dane, hit his hardest and most specific week of his preparation. He nailed a marathon workout over the weekend that his dad in fact suggested he try! He plans to hit a 10km timetrial next week with the Run Culture Owls, then one more big specific week, before a 2 week taper into the event. If there are any listener questions please send them through to either Craig Dion John or Dane via their socials. The boys would love to answer them on next weeks show!
01:24:09
November 4, 2020
Episode 79: The Lockdown Challenge Ep. 6
Run Culture Podcast Episode 79: The Lockdown 50km Challenge Ep. 6. Welcome back to Episode 6 of; 'The Lockdown 50km Challenge!’ This week, Dion, John, Craig and Dane, go over their training weeks and how they are tracking with 5 weeks to go till their Aussie record tilt! Thanks once again to the Australian Sports Brewing Company for throwing their unwavering support behind the boys with this challenge and the podcast! The boys, start the chat discussing how all moving parts continue to steadily progress to get this event off the ground. Including; -Dan Andrews encouraging Covid announcements this week. -That Box Hill Athletics track has officially been locked in and booked as the event venue. -Correspondence with Athletics Australia has confirmed that we will need a minimum of 3 level 2 qualified Manual Time Keepers for the event or Electronic Timing and a chief track Judge. So, the boys are calling upon any listeners that may know anyone who can help out to contact us, it’d be so appreciated! In terms of weekly training developments: The resilience of Dion ‘the Hulk’ Finocchario’s robust body was on full display this week as he got back into his usual km crunching groove, clocking 197kms including some quality workouts. John Dutton nervously started the week in isolation awaiting his covid test results. He finished the week clocking 109kms in 4 days, including a 43km Sunday at 3:48/km. Craig was able to run every day this week, 10hrs of exercise; collecting 5hrs of running and 5hrs on the bike for the week! His 50km race day hopes continue to lay in the balance! Dane, logged his planned down week with a couple of short sessions to keep the legs in the game and a lot of running along Stumpy Gully Rd. He plans to hit 3 more solid weeks before a 2 week taper into the event. If there are any listener questions please send them through to either Craig Dion John or Dane via their socials. The boys would love to answer them on next weeks show!
01:26:41
October 27, 2020
Episode 78: Jeff Moreno -Creating Independent Empowered Athletes!
Welcome back to another episode of the Run Culture Podcast. Today I am extremely privileged to be chatting to Dr Jeff Moreno. Jeff is a highly established and renown Physical Therapust from Santa Cruz, California. In 2005 Jeff became the team Physical Therapist for Nike Team Run Los Angeles, a post collegiate running team sponsored by Nike. Dr Moreno’s running clientele have included; US, Canadian, Mexican and Chinese Olympians in events from the 800 to the Marathon. In 2015 he founded ‘Move to Thrive’ an initiative aimed at improving youth inactivity. He is also the co-founder of ‘PWR Lab’ a platform that is designed to link to a runner’s GPS watch and help process their training data to assist in making smarter training decisions. There were so many great takeaways from this episode with Jeff, such as; Our healthcare system and culture is in general, too reactive rather than preventative in nature. Runners need to gain control and become independent, empowered CEOs of their own running journey. We should all make training decisions from a, ‘how can I run for the rest of my life?’ point of view. He also touched on the importance of movement variety, the direct interplay and relationship between the need for movement and a full life and that we are all a function of our environments.
01:14:02
October 22, 2020
Episode 77: The Lockdown Challenge ep. 5
Run Culture Podcast Episode 77: The Lockdown 50km Challenge Ep. 5 Welcome back to Episode 5 of; 'The Lockdown 50km Challenge!’ This week, Dion, John, Craig and Dane, go over their training weeks and how they are tracking with 6 weeks to go. The boys open the show with a special mention to the Australian Sports Brewing Company for supporting the podcast again with another batch of Zero Plus ‘Alcohol free’ Beers! In terms of weekly wraps, Dion and his beard, were the most busy this week, clocking a whopping 189kms. Look for Dion’s training only to go up a notable notch or two after Dan Andrews’ announcement on Sunday (opening metropolitan Melbourne to an infinite daily exercise duration, up to 25kms from home). John Dutton had a week riddled with fatigue, after upping his training significantly over the past 4 weeks! He had to stubbornly resign to the fact that this week and some of next will be devoted to recovering and absorbing the training as he now awaits the results of a COVID test! Craig’s 50km race day hopes lay in the balance as he returns to teaching on site this week, continues to rehabilitate his hip and attempts to use the bike to maintain cardiovascular conditioning. Craig gets through a couple of 13-15km runs and on Monday negotiates 104kms on his wahoo kicker, earning the illustrious 25lap badge for zwift’s Volcano circuit! Dane gets through another 140 odd km week, ticking off a speed session, one of his favourite workouts and a specific long run along Stumpy Gully Rd. Citing some fatigue, Dane is keen for a down week, rapt to shelf the treadmill and super keen to venture back to Devil Bend next week. The boys, round up the chat discussing some of the AURA age group and IAU 50km world best and Area records. Progress on all moving parts continues steadily in the background, nothing else new to add this week.
01:25:26
October 20, 2020
Episode 76: Coaching wisdom with Ben Green (Coaching manager at Front Runner)
Today on Episode 76 of the Run Culture Podcast I have Ben Green, he is a full-time World Athletics Level 4 Middle and Long Distance Coach and the Coaching Manager at 'Front Runner Sports'. He also has a Bachelor of Sports Science with First Class Honors in Biomechanics to his name as well as a deep seated love for the sport of running himself. As a coach he manages all levels of athletes; from recreational runners to elite middle distance athletes with a scientific and research driven methodology. Ben, has an uncanny ability to articulate and explain scientific 'mumbo jumbo' into simple, easy to understand terms, appropriate for any runner. Ben is also a trusted facilitator for Athletics WA, Athletics Australia and the World Athletics and increasingly plays a significant role in the ongoing development of Coaches through the Front Runner Academy. Ben has just so much coaching wisdom,  I just found myself nodding in appreciation the whole conversation! I loved this chat and took a lot away from it and I know many others will benefit from it too.  This is once again a must listen for all runners and coaches, please share this episode with all those that you feel will benefit from listening to it! In this episode, Ben shares some brilliant points about coaching runners, that I'm certain so many will gain from hearing. Such as; -Tailor your coaching to the individual, be clear on where they are at, where they want to go? -Be clear on the 'purpose' of each training session, the 'why'. -Be careful not to do 'too much all at once', 'everything is a trade-off'. 'If you are building something, you're taking away the opportunity to build something else.' -Be careful of just using a myopic lens to view training and thereby being too reactive; 'every horse is allowed a bad run.' Take a step back, use a wider lens. Thanks again for your time and a brilliant chat, Ben!
01:12:27
October 15, 2020
Episode 75: The Lockdown Challenge Ep. 4
Welcome back to Episode 4 of; 'The Lockdown 50km Challenge!’ This week, Dion, John, Craig and Dane, go over their training weeks and how they are tracking with 7 weeks to go. John ‘Dormant Beast’ Dutton continues to enjoy the hills of Gembrook averaging 4:05/km for the week with a heap of climbing, Dion labour’s through the mental rigours of stage 4 Lockdown and nails a monster of a session on the weekend! Craig ‘Apples’ Appleby summits Mt. Ventoux and makes great gains with his recovery from a sore hip. Dane embraces the monotony of his treadmill and his local track as he works on stealing his mental game! We also have great news to share about Dion’s latest discussions with the members of AURA about how to make the event certified; including applying to make the event an IAU bronze label event. While track location discussions and pace making arrangements continue, the boys along with the rest of metropolitan Melbourne have their fingers crossed for Dan Andrews next announcement! Thanks also to the Australian Sports Brewing Company for supporting the podcast this week and supplying the show with some Zero Plus Alcohol free Beers for the week!
01:23:29
October 12, 2020
Episode 74: The Lockdown Challenge Ep. 3
After a rain check as of essential London marathon viewing, then some recording difficulties, Episode 3 of; 'The Lockdown 50km Challenge' is out a touch late this week. This week, Dion (Loco), John (JD), Craig (Apples) and Dane go over their training weeks and how they are tracking with 8 weeks to go. John keeps collecting ‘elevation’, Dion discusses his 5km timetrial, Apples shares an injury scare and Dane keeps collecting ks on that treadmill. We also have great news to share about Dion’s latest discussions with Dave Cundy, Brian Roe and the members of AURA about super shoe rulings for a 50km track race. Thanks also to the Australian Sports Brewing Company for supporting the podcast this week and supplying the show with some Zero Plus Alcohol free Beers for the week. IAU Guidelines: https://iau-ultramarathon.org/assets/pdf/perform/IAU_WorldBestPerformanceGuidelines_Sep2019_approved.pdf
01:07:47
October 7, 2020
Episode 73- ‘Thinking beyond Mileage’ with Max Paquette PHd in Biomechanics. @Biomechmax
This week on the Run Culture Podcast I chat with Max Paquette a lead Biomechanist and Running researcher from the University of Memphis.  He has over 95 research publications and recently along with Chris Napier, Rich Willy and Trent Stellingwerff published a commentary about optimising the way runners monitor training load.  Max is a wealth of knowledge, he is a great follow on Twitter for any fellow running nerds out there where he can be found at @biomechmax and I was very fortunate to chat to him today!  He is currently also a high school coach, was a good collegiate steeple chaser for Canada and his wife Lauren Paquette is a professional runner for Hoka One One Northern Arizona Elite Running a 15:10 (5000m) and 31:53 (10,000m) this year!  A lot of sage advice in this one and perhaps a glimpse of the future of bettering load management. Enjoy!  Follow the link below to a PDF that helps further explain a few of the concepts Max goes into when it comes to trying to better quantify training load amongst runners. https://www.runculture.org/post/the-run-culture-podcast-episode-73-thinking-beyond-mileage-with-max-paquette-phd-in-biomechanics The following article is also a good read:  https://www.podiumrunner.com/training/beyond-miles-per-week-a-new-and-improved-way-to-monitor-your-training/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=podiumrunner&utm_campaign=757df79f-4eb6-4c7d-b826-3a7832064b9b
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October 6, 2020
Episode 72- The Lockdown 50km Challenge Ep.2
Firstly, speaking on behalf of the other boys, I just want to say how we have been absolutely blown away by the positivity, support and buzz our 'crazy' idea created last week! In Episode 2 of; 'The Lockdown 50km Challenge'; Dion (Loco), John (JD), Craig (Apples) and I go over our training weeks and how we are tracking with 9 weeks to go. We also discuss how we are progressing with the many 'moving parts' of this event: -How discussions with AV, AURA and the IAU are progressing in regards to making the event officially recognised as a ratifiable record attempt. -Queries over the legalities of 'Supershoes' for a 50km track event continue. -There have been Livestream and Pacemaking developments. -Several Athletics clubs that have offered their tracks for the event!  Sponsorships: off for this episode
01:19:24
September 29, 2020
Episode 71- Sam Parsons @Tinmanelite: (Mindset and creating a Professional Running Team)
This week I was incredibly fortunate to chat to: Sam Parsons @par_sam_sons ⚒ He is a Professional Athlete for @adidasrunning. He is one of the original founders of @tinmanelite the professional running team from Boulder, Colorado. He has run 3:55 for a mile and 13:22 for 5km. We talk about; the teams origins, empowerment, moving the sport forward, the importance of mindset/’mamba mentality’, the business side of the sport, where he is currently at and his goals for 2021 and beyond! Enjoy!
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September 24, 2020
Episode 70- 'The Lockdown 50km Challenge': (Dion Finocchario/John Dutton/Craig Appleby and Dane Verwey go Head2Head!)
G'day everyone! Today and over the next couple of months I've got something a bit different for you all. Each week I am going to catchup with good friends; Dion Finocchario, John Dutton and Craig Appleby as we train towards; 'The Lockdown 50km Challenge' I asked Dion (Loco), John (JD) and Craig (Apples) if they were at all interested in this crazy project a month or two ago in the height of Melbourne's lockdown. To my surprise they were!  During this, 'trying time' this challenge gives us; a goal, a reason to get out the door, some routine, structure, something to get excited about, an excuse to catch up on zoom, an excuse to dream and feel alive. I hope it inspires others to organise their own lockdown challenge to strive for (Ps. it certainly doesn't have to be a 50km race around an athletics track!) The Australian 50km road record is held by Mark Tucker from 2008 at the Canberra marathon and stands at 2:53:47. The Australian 50km track record is held by David Criniti and stands at 3:07. The goal is for one of us to run 125 laps of the track under the current Australian 50km record! Anyway, in this introductory episode we talk about how all of our training has been over the past several months during lockdown and begin discussing all the 'moving parts' that have to come together to make this event possible during this time. There's a few of them:)
47:40
September 22, 2020
Episode 69- 'Optimising Training Load Monitoring' for Injury management with Chris Napier PhD, Athletics Canada Physiotherapist.
Welcome back to another episode of the Run Culture Podcast, today I'm incredibly fortunate to be chatting to Canadian Sports Physiotherapist, author, biomechanist and researcher with a special interest in running; Chris Napier. Known as @runnerphysio on twitter, Chris is a 2:33 marathoner, he finished his Masters in Physiotherapy in 2003 in Perth, Australia and his PhD in running biomechanics and injury prevention in 2018. He co-owns Restore Physiotherapy clinic in Vancouver. He is currently a physiotherapist with Athletics Canada.  He is also the author of a fantastic book called; 'The Science of Running'; which I might add is just such a comprehensive resource for educating the runner about the latest running research, myths and the multiple reasons why we get injured  Chris's list of research publications continues to grow as a postdoctoral fellow at Simon Fraser University; he now has a particular interest in the use of 'wearable technology' to monitor training load and injury risk in runners. Chris's approach is to fuse biomechanical data capture from the field with subjective and objective training data. He is particularly passionate about education and translating his research into practical/translatable solutions for the runner.  In this chat we really focus on how runners could 'optimise training load monitoring' now and in the future. I ask Chris;  what is  'wearable tech'? We delve into the range of possibilities that 'wearable tech' could allow in regards to better monitoring the runners training load. Where he envisions 'wearable tech' to be at in 10yrs? Is there such thing as too much data? What data is valid/relevant? We also chat about the value in monitoring daily life stress (ie. sleep, stress, happiness, wellness/health/illness, pain, fatigue) and how being more cognizant of this can help with avoiding injury and maximizing performance. Will Artificial Intelligence start doing more and more, processing of our training data and start making some training decisions for us? We discuss the ins/out of this idea. We also discuss that; 'AI' will likely never be able to replace the often under appreciated value of coach-athlete rapport and the effect this relationship can have on motivation and compliance.
48:37
September 15, 2020
Lead Canadian Triathlon Coach- Jono Hall: What can ‘Runners’ learn from ‘Triathlon training’?
What an enlightening chat I had with Jono Hall, I was utterly transfixed to his every word and I have to admit I’ve re-listened to this chat several times since! “Jono” is a renowned Coach in the world of Triathlon. He is the head coach of Triathlon Canada's National Performance Center. He coaches top Canadian athletes such as Tyler Mislawchuk, plus a handful of international world class athletes on the ITU circuit. In this training talk we discuss Jono's coaching philosophy, what makes a ‘good coach’? Why him not being a fan of triathlon, possibly helps his coaching? What can ‘runners’ learn from triathlon training? His experiences coaching the likes of; Alan Webb, Craig Mottram, Drew Ginn and Morgan Pearson. Jono has been a professional coach for the past 15 yrs; initially with the VIS, Triathlon Australia and then was a lead coach for Triathlon USA for several years too. His private Triathlon coaching business is called the @Multi sport Brain. Prior to his coaching, as an athlete Jono Hall won the 1997 Australian Road Cycling Championships and 1997 ITU World Duathlon Championships! Keen runners and coaches, this one’s for you, I encourage you to all listen in, I’m sure you will learn/refine/consolidate a thought or two. Thanks again Jono Hall, loved it, so thankful for your time!
01:33:19
September 7, 2020
Episode 67- Sarah Jamieson (3 time Olympian and former Aus 1500m record holder)
Today, on the podcast I had such a fun, relaxed and genuine chat with former Aussie 1500m record holder, three time Olympian and 2006 Comm Games silver medallist; Sarah Jamieson. This interview is an incredible insight into Sarah’s career, the persistence she showed to get through 7 surgeries in her early 20’s, the lessons she learnt throughout her running career, how she tailored training to suit her body, what life was like on the ‘European Athletics circuit’, the importance of a good support team and the sacrifices she made to make it all happen. It’s an inspiring chat on so many fronts, so please forward/share this with any keen runner that has big dreams. Sarah, is now a mum of 4, resides in Perth and runs the Perth Running Club (a recreational coaching service for runners) https://www.perthrunningclub.com.au/ So, for those that remember Sarah Jamieson, enjoy the trip down memory lane and for those that don’t, well, here she is, what a down to earth legend!
01:04:49
August 31, 2020
Episode 66- ‘Pressure is a Privilege’- World 50km Treadmill record holder (2:42:51)- Tyler Andrews
Today, I really enjoyed getting deep into the nerdy running details of how US elite Hoka one one sponsored marathoner/ultra runner Tyler Andrews prepares for a 50km race! Tyler is a 2:15 marathoner, was the 2016 Doha 50km World Championship Silver medalist, is the current US 50 mile National champ and has the fastest known time for 50km on the treadmill (2:42:51 June 2020). He is also a coach at Chaski Endurance Collective and has a fantastic running blog at www.strivetrips.org. We open the chat discussing how he has used goal setting to continually challenge himself and stay excited about his running and what he’s building for! How he has relished the COVID19 pandemic period to ‘re-set’ and get healthy. Tyler also details the 3 ‘free’ worldwide Chaski challenge virtual running events he has set up during this pandemic period for the running world. In this chat I loved listening to how Tyler steals his mind to run 50kms on the treadmill and what strategies he uses to cope with pre-race nerves. If you are interested to check out more about the Chaski Challenge virtual runs or online coaching be sure to go to; https://www.chaski.run/challenge
01:00:06
August 24, 2020
Episode 65-Finding an Environment that makes you thrive? Australian Distance Runner-Susie Power
In this weeks episode I had a ball chatting to former Australian distance running superstar; Susie Power. In this chat, Susie details her incredible running journey, the many ups and downs and some major learnings. Some key takeaways I took from this chat included: ‘the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.’ Or that, for most runners; ‘good life balance often parallels optimal performance.’ Susie still holds multiple U/20 Australian records, was a pen pal and close friend to Paula Radcliffe growing up, was a silver medalist to Gabriella Szabo in the 3000m at the 1994 World Junior Track & Field Championships. Was the Bronze medallist in the 10,000m behind only the Kenyans at the 2001 Goodwill Games and 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games. Is still the Sydney City2Surf woman’s race record holder (45:01) from 2001. Ran an incredible 31:25 in the rain at the 2001 Zatopek 10,000m in an incredible display of front running. Susie also ran a quick 67:56 at the 2002 Great North Half marathon. Outside of running, Susie’s life is all but boring and she sure still hasn’t slowed down, she is now a single mum to 6 kids!
01:02:55
August 17, 2020
Episode 64- Australian Walks coach; Brent Vallance
A few weeks ago I was incredibly fortunate to have a good chat to highly regarded Australian Walks coach; Brent Vallance. Brent was a fantastic walker himself representing Australia in the 20km road race at the Kuala Lumpar Commonwealth Games in 1998. Unfortunately, a chronic Hamstring injury ended his career prematurely but fortunately for the walking world he turned his attention to coaching! After completing a graduate coaching position at the AIS and majoring in coaching at university, Brent soon helped guide Nathan Deeks to his bronze in the 20km at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Brent was the official Olympics Team Coach for racewalking on that trip and has been at every Olympics since! Other walkers he took on around this time included; a young, Jared Tallent and Adam Rutter, amongst others. In this chat, I really enjoyed quizzing Brent on his and Jared’s journey together as coach and athlete to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. We open the chat discussing how Brent monitored Jared’s training load. From 2006 to 2012, Brent was the AIS Chief Coach for Racewalking and took the Australian walks program to new heights. He took teams overseas each year, organized training camps and helped foster the development of the Australian walking program. He is highly sought after, both locally and overseas, as a presenter. And of course, today he continues to currently coach a number of world class race walkers, including; - 2018 20km race walk Commonwealth Games Gold medalist Jemima Montag. - 2019 IAAF World Championships Bronze medalist 20km race walk, 2019 European Champion; Perseus Kalstrom – Sweden. - 2x Olympian/Lithuania national record holder 20km walk (Brigita Virbalyte – Lithuania. - 2x Olympian and New Zealand record holder (3000m, 10,000m, 20km and 50km race walk) Quentin Rew – NZ - Olympian and 5x World Cup representative (Rhydian Cowley – Australia) - 2019 World University Games bronze medallist (Anežka Drahotová – Czech Republic
01:27:40
August 11, 2020
Episode 63- Podcast Takeover- Athlete interviews Coach
Hi guys, something a bit different today! A few weeks ago Damien Clark (a vital member of the Run Culture Owls, the squad of athletes I coach), asked if he could kindly take over as host of the podcast and interview me! So, I was suddenly thrust into the hot seat while he relished the opportunity to throw me a few curly ones! Here it is, it was a bit of fun. A good insight into my life as a marathoner and running physiotherapist! Hope you enjoy it!
01:13:16
August 4, 2020
Episode 62- Lorraine Moller: Female running pioneer and Lydiard protégé.
Today, I was fortunate enough to chat with Kiwi Lorraine Moller; she shares her journey, stories from her amazing career and an abundance of sage learnings and wisdom along the way! Lorraine Moller is a 4-time Olympian, Olympic bronze medalist (in the marathon, Barcelona 1992), a world track and field finalist, multiple Commonwealth Games track medalist and winner of 16 major international marathons! Alongside her running achievements, Lorraine was a forerunner for equality in women's athletics and an activist for professionalism in distance running. Her career started out in New Zealand as an exceptional 14-year-old middle distance runner, coached by Lydiard protégé and 1964 Olympic 1500m bronze medalist, John Davies. Always adhering to the methods of Arthur Lydiard, Lorraine wound up a 28-year stellar career as an undefeated master’s runner at her 4th Olympic Games at the age of 41. In 2006 she cofounded the Lydiard Foundation, a foundation dedicated to educating coaches and athletes in the art of endurance training and peaking. Please follow this link to find about more about Lorraine’s Lydiard coaching courses: https://lydiardfoundation.org or contact Lorraine on email at: lorraine@lydiardfoundation.org. Lorraine’s autobiography "On the Wings of Mercury," published in 2008, was launched by New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Helen Clark, and became #2 on the New Zealand Best Seller List. Lorraine lives in Boulder, Colorado.
01:27:57
July 28, 2020
Episode 61- Dr. Keith Livingstone- An amazing insight into the Principles of Arthur Lydiard.
"Champions are everywhere....they just need to be trained correctly." -Arthur Lydiard If you want to hear a fantastic insight into the history, training and coaching philosophies of Arthur Lydiard and his pupils, then there is no better man to chat to than Keith Livingstone and that's who we have on the show today. This is a lengthy one, Keith's a fantastic story teller, I was spell bound, ideal for your next long run! Dr. Keith Livingstone not only was a high level distance runner himself in his day running; 14:04 for 5000m and 29:19 for 10,000m but was also a highly sought after chiropractor, running coach and now author of three books!  These include;  1.) Healthy Intelligent Training- the proven principles of Arthur Lydiard,  2.) Champions are Everywhere-The Schedules (A practical user friendly summary of Healthy Intelligent Training)  and  3.) Staring down the Beast- A book recounting Keith's survival journey after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor (glioblastoma multiforme) in 2007.  Keith also has a fantastic blog at; www.drkeith.com.au, where he has a number of fantastic interviews, blogs and If you are interested you can also purchase his books.
02:04:23
July 21, 2020
Episode 60- Thomas Do Canto (2:14 marathoner and Sports Podiatrist)
Today in episode 60 of the Run Culture Podcast I chat to Thomas Do Canto, who not only is a distinguished runner (a 2:14 marathoner & 2016 Melbourne Marathon winner) but also a highly sort after Sports Podiatrist and is one of the Directors at Walkers Street Sports Podiatry in North Sydney. In the podcast, Tom talks about how his own running is currently going, how he’s coping with COVID-19 and how his aims have changed as a result. The crux of the podcast is then spent discussing and debunking several common misconceptions/beliefs relevant to running podiatry. Tom has not only 10 years of clinical experience but a fantastic grasp of what the current evidence-based literature suggests in regards to concepts such as; minimalism, orthotics, running technique and foot strengthening. Thanks for a great chat Tom, so many runners will learn a thing or two from this, we may even ‘change/begin to change’ some conceptual beliefs!
01:03:24
July 14, 2020
Episode 59- Chris Pilone- NZ based athletics and triathlon Coach
Today I chew the fat with Chris Pilone. I’ve got to thanks Chris for this chat again, it was one of the most; fun, wise, enlightening, gripping and honest chats I’ve had on the podcast. Chris is a New Zealand based athletics and triathlon coach, who has had tremendous success at the international level. Chris has been a professional coach since 1997 and has guided many national champions in a range of events (including 2004 Athens Olympic gold medallist Hamish Carter in the triathlon, as well as Nikki Hamblin one of NZ’s best middle-distance athletes). Pilone competed at a high level for New Zealand himself, running 2:16 in the marathon, 29:32 for 10k and 14:07 for 5k. He also finished a respectable 74th place at the 1988 World Cross Country Championships in Auckland. During the mid-1980’s he trained with the likes of John Walker, Dick Quax and Peter Pfitzinger. Chris generously shares just so much incredible knowledge and insight from his running and coaching career, everyone will learn something from this one!
01:31:40
July 6, 2020
Episode 58- Claire Minshull- Rehab and Conditioning Specialist-Strength training and Running.
Rehab and Conditioning Specialist from the UK; Claire Minshull. Claire has been apart of 30 plus research papers (including a PHD), most of which were in Strength and Conditioning. Her website; www.getbacktosport.com has many great blogs and courses about strength and conditioning. Claire also has personal experience not just as a researcher and clinician but on the other side of the fence as a successful sportsperson/power lifter and a patient(having had to under go two back surgical procedures herself). Today we go over the definition of strength training, scheduling, periodisation, the neuro-physiological effect of strengthening and common mistakes and misconceptions when it comes to strength training.
01:11:35
June 29, 2020
Episode 57- The Running-Physio; Tom Goom
Today in the Run Culture Podcast I chat to Tom Goom the Running-Physio, from Brighton the UK! His website; www.running-physio.org has so many fantastic resources, blogs and videos for sore/injured runners! Tom, as you will hear is fully abreast all the latest running research! Today we focused on a wholistic look of running injury and pain. We talked about the importance of training structure, plans, the importance of easy days, knowing your body, the complexity of pain, fluid versus rigid expectations, harmonious versus obsessive passion, that running training is a behaviour and the complexities involved with behavioural change. We also touched on practical strength training and how Tom views running biomechanics.
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June 23, 2020
Episode 56- Chris Johnson- Endurance athlete Physical therapist- Director of Zeren PT, Seattle, US.
This week I chat with US physio; Chris Johnson. Chris is a highly acclaimed physical therapist from Seattle, that specialises in treating endurance athletes. He has a background in research, is well abreast the latest evidence based literature and has been a physical therapist for 19yrs. He is the owner of Zeren PT, has completed 2 Kona Ironman triathlons, 1 in under 10 hrs! He is a triathlon coach and has an incredible You Tube channel with over 600 free exercise videos for runners! He also made a RunCadence app! I really enjoyed this chat, thanks Chris for sharing your wealth of experience and being such a genuine, approachable and nice guy! Legend!
01:05:49
June 15, 2020
Episode 55- Run Culture Owl training Update!
With COVID-19 restrictions easing slightly in recent weeks, it was great to catch up with Pete Dutton and Damien Clark two of the Run Culture Owl athletes I coach! We debrief the last 6 weeks, how good it is to be back out there as a group and we discuss how everyone is chugging along!
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June 14, 2020
Episode 54: Matt Fitzgerald- Endurance author - 'Running the Dream'
This is a great book/podcast for any runner out there that is intrigued to hear how an elite professional distance running group trains! Or any runner out there that has or still does dream about taking running all the way! In this interview I talk to renown endurance sport writer, Matt Fitzgerald about his latest book; 'Running the Dream'. In this book he details the 13 weeks he spent training and racing  'faking to be a pro' with the Hoka Northern Arizona Elite professional running team in Flagstaff, Northern Arizona, America.  At 46 years of age, with 40 marathons under his belt and no marathon PB for 9 yrs, it's amazing to hear what Matt was able to achieve with just 13 weeks training with the team. Matt Fitzgerald is an author of more than 20 books, including; 'How bad do you want it?' , '80/20 Running', 'Ironwar' and 'The Endurance Diet'. He's also a running coach and handy runner himself. In the interview I quiz Matt about concepts like; What makes a successful running group? How important are groups? What was the training structure like? What epic workouts did he complete? How did he manage injury? What was their nutrition like? Was their a common thread in regards to mindset amongst the professional runners in the Hoka NAZ elite team? Thanks once again Matt for not only your time but a fascinating insight into life with a Professional Distance running group! If you are interested to read more about Matt's experience or his other titles go to; www.mattfitzgerald.org
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June 8, 2020
Episode 53: Jay Dicharry- US Physical Therapist, Renown Running biomechanics researcher and author.
On episode 53 of the Run Culture Podcast I interviewed Jay Dicharry. Jay Dicharry is a US Physical Therapist and world renown researcher specialising in running biomechanics.  He was the Director of the Speed Clinic at the University of Virginia and now is the Director of the Rep Biomechanics Lab in Bent, Oregon. Jay consults for a variety of footwear companies and many US Olympic track and field athletes. Jay has a passion for solving injury problems and optimising performance. Today, I hammer Jay with many questions about running biomechanics; what’s important, what’s not. Jay is a big advocate for ‘preparing our bodies to run’ he talks about this in the podcast and in great detail in his two books; Running Rewired and Anatomy for Runners. If you want to find out more information on Jay Dicharry then go to his website: www.anathletesbody.com or @mobo.board
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June 2, 2020
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
01:07:20
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.
01:05:39
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!
01:28:04
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!
01:21:02
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?
01:00:06
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. 
01:03:28
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.
01:11:39
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.
01:17:36
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!
01:08:41
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.
01:33:15
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!
01:15:37
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.
01:25:50
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!
01:27:09
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!
01:13:52
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!
01:17:00
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!
01:04:25
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!
01:15:10
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!
01:01:49
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.
01:00:19
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!
01:16:26
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!
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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!
01:04:12
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!
01:29:49
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.
01:08:44
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!
01:07:05
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!!!
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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!
17:43
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!
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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!
22:12
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!
01:26:02
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!
01:42:32
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!
01:04:52
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.
01:03:54
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!
01:50:50
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.
23:10
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!
12:51
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!
59:04
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!
19:43
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!
51:45
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!!
01:02:18
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
18:29
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:)
01:06:19
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!
01:01:13
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!
17:53
August 23, 2019