A podcast where we hear from everyday people who manage to fit running in to their normal day, high achievers, those running for a cause and running personalities that person we all know of but don’t really know their story?
On this episode I got to chat to Suzanne McMahon about her time growing up in a sports mad family. We talk about the last three years and the emotional and physical challenges she has faced and how she has let her legs do the talking.
Mark Lee we finally got to sit down together it’s been months in the planning. Mark turned pro footballer at the age of 16, won the WA footballer of the year in 2005, spent three years on the Perth glory roster and now runs a successful coaching business. Mark is one of the nicest and most genuine people you will meet and the popularity with people joining his programs shows what people think of what he offers. When it comes to running mark is no slouch running a rapid 5km and 10km while squeezing training into his busy lifestyle. For any parents out there who have kids looking for a soccer or sports program I urge you to take a look at what mark offers.
Former Wallabies and ACT Brumbies rugby player now turned runner. Ben talks about his rugby career, the conversation his parents had with him that turned his career around, his grandmothers advice and his new passion which is running.
Nath and Ash two amazing people who share their story of what running means to them and what running has given them. We talk tips about balance. Nathan and Ashlee speak about sarcoma research which is close to them losing a close friend. To make a contribution to 70.3 for Stoney visit the everyday hero page https://give.everydayhero.com/au/SSAS
Jon share his history in running and where it all began. We speak more in-depth about Jon’s 2019 running year and how he has managed to run 5 marathons, just as many ultras and manages to back up every time.
Jon shares information of an event he has been chosen to be an ambassador for in October. Visit the following website for further event information. http://squashworks.com.au/?page_id=5816
Ryan shares his story of the weight loss roller coaster, how he knew he had to make changes and how he actioned those changes. Ryan speaks about his running journey and his remarkable results to date.
Wayne is a former member of the Australian Army on this episode he shares his story in the military, the challenges serviceman face when returning to civilian life and what more us civilians can do. Wayne discusses how running helped him join a community when his goal was to run away from joining one. Wayne shares his upcoming event that he is a director for and how we can assist in creating awareness for the cause.
Hannah and Allison are two trail runners based out of Sydney who share a love for nature, living life to its full and sharing their experiences with others.
In this episode they both share how they got into trail running, we speak about their careers and also whats still to come.
Look them up on instagram @sydneytrailsisters.
Vlad Ixel professional Trail runner for the North Face Team and coach based in the Perth hills. On this episode we speak to Vlad about how he got into trail running moving away from running to the bottle store for his nightly 6 pack. Vlad also gives some insight into his plant based diet and gives reccomendations to those also looking at going plant based.
Caitriona Jennings holds a Marathon Personal best of 2:36 which qualified her to represent Ireland at the 2012 Olympics. Her most recent achievement is placing Third Female in the Comrades Marathon which is the world’s oldest Ultra Marathon in a time of 6:24:12.
During this Episode I speak to Caitriona about how ecstasy quickly turned to agony during her Olympic marathon due to injuries. Caitriona speaks about her decision to take up rowing in the aim of partnering her sister to an Olympic games.
Caitriona speaks about her professional career and how she balances it with running.
We touch on Comrades with Caitriona providing some insight into life of an elite Comrades runner.
At the end of the interview we are joined by somebody Caitriona met in the closing stages of Comrades during a time she had a real fear of not making it. Wayne Spies was on hand to provide Caitriona with extra motivation to push through to claim her gold medal. The two of them haven’t spoken since that moment on race day so I was glad I could facilitate the reunion which encapsulates the true Comrades Spirit.
Tony is a well known runner and coach in perth. In this episode we talk about his own running specifically his consistency and also his coaching or as he calls it his hobby business. If you are interested in finding out more of Tony’s coaching and running visit his website https:/www.tonysmithruncoaching.com or find him on Instagram and Facebook.
Kevin Matthews aka “Big Kev” as he is known by most sits down to chat all things running, how he got into the sport, the methods he employs to keep his sub 3 streak going and what his running future holds.
Wayne first started his running at high school after his teacher recommended he give it a try. He first attempted the Comrades Marathon as a 18 year old which resulted in a DNF 28 years later he has returned run 6:21. During my chat with Wayne we find out how he managed such a remarkable improvement, what principles he follows, he gives advice for other runners looking at finding improvements and obviously we speak Comrades 2019.
The annual pre-comrades breakfast which takes place every year at the completion of the final longish run before the runners head to Durban. In this bonus episode I talk to some of the runners going over to run comrades this year and year about how their build up has gone.
Refreshing interview with Michael Hayes gone from 120kg to a 16:30 5km and 35 minute 10km. Michael explains how for him running is a vehicle to overall happiness and well-being. We talk about how his passion for fitness, mental well-being and running came about and where he would like to go from here. You can find him on Instagram/Facebook at mental health fitness coach or the_oversized_runner. Michael's future running goal is to one day run a 2:30-2:45 Marathon.
Clint Slomp ultra runner who is training for ultra trail Australia. Client has had a history of mental health in the episode he speak about it, the journey he went on and the journey he is still on today. He speak about his training, what it looks like and how he fits it in. Clint is also the founder of a running group in his local area which attracts around 50 people weekly. Enjoy the episode.