Not Another Runner

Not Another Runner

By Natalie Hawkins
Not another running podcast! Running Podcast, created by your run of the mill, everyday runner. Join and listen to episodes with me Natalie, "@notanotherrunner" as I chat about all things running, training & health related to help keep you motivated, inspired and enthusiastic using an active approach of gratitude and mindfulness.
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24. Liz Warner - Run to Reach. A Woman on a Mission. 30 Marathons before 30 raising money for local charities globally - Supporting & Empowering Women. "Say yes to a crazy idea!"

Not Another Runner

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Not Another Runner

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31. @Fitcetera - George Spenceley "Finding Confidence & Strength in Fitness" Marathoner and Crossfitter
George Spenceley AKA @Fitcetera is a keen runner, and exercise enthusiast, who’s practiced Crossfit. George is an ambassador for Jaybird Sport, Endurance Europe, Westlab Salts, and Compex UK, she is also a Runner for the SD Run Crew. George took up Running in 2008, she initially juggled both Running & Crossift. She’s currently taken a break from the latter in order to focus purely on her running, and dedicating the required time to strive for her goals. George is an incredibly driven and goal orientated woman, she clearly works hard with any endeavours she sets herself - and she really is an inspiring and motivating individual. Her curiosity and thirst for knowledge is both refreshing and admirable. George is such an amazing person - she is both kind and supportive and I wish George all the success in the years to come. https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Jaybird Wireless Headphones - Enter code:   notanother10    for 10% discount  https://www.jaybirdsport.com Fitcetera - George Spenceley Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fitcetera/ Blog: http://fitcetera.co.uk/ Linktree: https://linktr.ee/fitcetera Resources - Managing Mental Health  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/ https://www.mind.org.uk/ https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/ https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/ https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/coronavirus Natalie - Not Another Runner https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/ https://www.facebook.com/notanotherrunner/
2:13:41
March 24, 2020
30. Gabe Cox - Red Hot Mindset “helping others break through the mental barriers in the race of life ; We are more capable than we think” - Boston Qualifier and Finisher, Author and Mindset Coach
Gabe Cox is married and mother to three boys, she is a Runner, and an author from Minnesota America. She is also a Gymnastics and Running Coach, and a Mindset Coach. Gabe’s Brand: Red Hot Mindset was set up to help others break through mental barriers in the race of life; to break down those barriers in pursuit of a goal. Gabe’s mission to help others overcome their mental barriers in life to achieve their goals. And we get to chat all things goal orientated, running related - we speak about Gabe’s Book Mind Over Marathon, and how it can help you, and we talk about her Marathon story and how she managed to qualify for Boston and get a 42 minute PB!! This chat was so empowering and up-lifting. Just before me and Gabe recorded - I had had a couple of rocky days and definitely didn’t feel myself, so I’m hoping I still managed to deliver as well as could be considering the circumstances at the time. Despite this I loved chatting with Gabe and honestly felt like she had read my mind with several things she mentioned including the noteworthy mention of community - I said not long ago how vitally important this is in order for us to achieve our goals, and the importance of being kind and supportive in each other’s pursuits… so I hope you find your cheerleaders, as Gabe mentions in this chat, because THAT is what we all need - others who motivate and inspire us and encourage us with our goals, not the opposite. I really hope you enjoy this chat, and take away a great deal from it, as I did, let me know if you enjoyed… speak soon! What to expect Gabe’s background - how she became a coach and specifically a Mindset coach What Gabe and Ret Hot Mindset can offer How being busy can be detrimental to us, and why we should tactfully review and eliminate certain roles and tasks from life Prioritising : “We don’t have to be ‘ALL’ to everybody” Making Sure we take time for ourselves Why Visualisation is so important especially while racing the Power of Positivity and Affirmations How Gabe went from 4:12- 3:30 in the Marathon, qualifying for Boston on her third attempt Importance of having something else lined up after a Major Goal/Event Biggest lesson learnt from the Marathon, her BQ and her experience Do’s and Don’ts to Marathon Training Top three tips with achieving Goals Links Running Awards To Vote for Not Another Runner Podcast: [Remember - placing 3 votes can get you a Running Discount] http://therunningawards.com/#vote Gabe Cox Red Hot Mindset https://www.instagram.com/redhotmindset/ http://www.redhotmindset.com/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog/Facebook https://linktr.ee/notanotherrunner https://www.facebook.com/notanotherrunner
1:12:08
March 10, 2020
29. Rhys Jenkins - Welsh Ultrarunner, 2,000 miles across America, Grand Canal Slam; Badwater 135 - How Going slower can help you go further. "I’ve learnt a lot more from my failures than my successes
Todays guest is Rhys Jenkins, He is an ambassador for CF Warriors, an Ultrarunner from Penarth, Cardiff South wales. He was an Olympic Torch Bearer in the London Olympics in 2012, as recognition for the money he has raised for Charity, he has raised over 100,000 for charity over the years. He has completed some crazy runs during his time of running, including The 145 MILE Grand Union Canal Race, 145 MILE Kennet & avon Canal AND the 130 MILE Leeds Liverpool Canal Race - achieving the Grand CANAL SLAM He has also ran 100 miles from Cardiff to Aberystwyth, 250 mile across Iceland, completed 270 Mile double crossing of the famous Badwater Marathon Route, in Death Valley, he went on to complete Badwater 135 Last Year… the toughest foot race there is.. AND he ran 2,000 miles across America from Boston to Austin, as his FIRST Ultramarathon and where did his love for running star? In Llanelli at the Half Marathon, in Wales, which was one of my first Half Marathons. Rhys is the Race Director of Pegasus Ultra Running - endurance races; he and his wife set up Pegasus Ultra Running, and one thing they pride themselves on - no cut off times, which I love. Rhys is such a lovely guy, he has so much time for everyone, and he is a credit to the ultra-running and running community. What to expect: How Rhys Started running His first Marathon Experience in Las Vegas Running 2,000 mile from Boston to Austin a 75 Day Running Challenge (Rhys’ first Ultramarathon) Running 100 Miler from Cardiff to Aberystwyth His Thoughts on Injuries Top tips for Ultrarunning What he thinks it takes to be an endurance runner His incredible Challenges he has set for this year including Badwater Ultra Cup Pegasus Ultra Badwater 135 2019 Experience and Being selected for 2020 How he managed to continue @ Badwater after Collapsing Badwater 135 application process Links Running Awards To Vote for Not Another Runner Podcast: [Remember - placing 3 votes can get you a Running Discount] http://therunningawards.com/#vote  Rhys Jenkins Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rjenko11/ Pegasus Ultra Running: https://www.pegasusultrarunning.com/ CF Warriors https://www.instagram.com/cfwarriorsorg/ Billy Yang’s Life in a Day - an absolute MUST WATCH (Western States 100) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYgcTJBLwsU&t=1215s Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog/Facebook https://linktr.ee/notanotherrunner
1:14:16
March 3, 2020
28. Dr. Gavin McClean (PhD, Bsc) @running_smarter - How YOU can be running SMARTER - Exercise Physiologist, Avid Runner.
What to expect in this Episode: Top Tips that we as runners - may not not know but should know Benefits of HIIT Training Chronic:Acute Workload Importance of an A, B and C Race/Goal SMART and SMARTER goal setting What is Running Smarter.. what it could offer you as a runner Heart Rate Training & Variables Strength Training ideals for runners Benefits of running slow to run fast the Big debate of Stretching! Importance of Warming up/cooling down Gavin’s Big Goal for 2020! The Big Debate of Stretching Links Running Awards - To Vote for Not Another Runner Podcast [Remember - placing 3 votes can get you a Running Discount http://therunningawards.com/#vote  Blogs > Vlog, Pod and Microblog > Not Another Runner Podcast Gavin McClean https://www.runningsmarter.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/running_smarter/ https://linktr.ee/running_smarter Acute : Chronic Workload [via the British Journal of Sports Medicine] https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/50/4/231 Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/ Podcast Insights https://www.podcastinsights.com/podcast-statistics/
1:24:58
February 15, 2020
27. Ian Arnold @ianrunsldn - “you do you!” Devoted Father, Dedicated Runner Story of transformation
Ian Arnold, aka @ianrunsldn is a Runner, a Father and an SDruncrew (Sports Direct Running) He is also a Jaybird ambassador. He is a dedicated runner and devoted father, he is a brilliant character - so personable and easy to talk to. He is full of wisdom, and not afraid to speak up.  Ian was a swimmer when he was younger, and played football, until he left sport and exercise behind and preferred to drink and party.. Ian nowadays though has transformed himself and his life. He was incredibly fortunate to obtain a London Marathon Ballot place in the 2016 event, this was Ian's first Ballot attempt, and his first Marathon experience.  Ian's reasons for running are big, and the affect he has upon his young daughter are credit to him as a person, and his dedication to his running, and wellbeing. He is a not only a devoted father, boyfriend, and dedicated runner but he works hard and manages to juggle Marathon Training with family and life and work, and the reason he is able to do so is down to his incredible resilience and epic self-determination and of course his purpose and his Why's.  He has some Big goals this year, which he tells us a little of...  What else to expect: Why and How Running has changed Ian’s life Ian’s Reason to run and his #WhyIRun Ian’s very controversial (to runners) stance on Sleep and Routine How Ian’s active lifestyle started but then fell at they wayside until he later discovered running Why Ian opts to self-coach Why we shouldn’t let a bad run consume us Do’s and Don’t to Marathon Training Links Running Awards To Vote for Not Another Runner Podcast: [Remember - placing 3 votes can get you a Running Discount] http://therunningawards.com/#vote Ian Arnold https://www.instagram.com/ianrunsldn/ www.ianrunsldn.com Natalie - Not Another Runner https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/
1:52:28
February 8, 2020
26. James Shoulder @shoulder_runner - Talented runner, self-motivated, 3:18 Marathoner. "You're the only one who can create your own (true) happiness"
James started running four years ago when he started getting into the gym to improve fitness, and keep in shape. Inspired by his friend, who was training for a Marathon - he signed up for his first Marathon just six months into running and went on to Run London Marathon in 2016. James has run 6 marathons to date, and he tells us in this episode what works for him in Marathon Training, including the do’s and don’t’s to Marathon Training, and Race Day. We talk about his progress in the Marathon, and his ability to be self-motivated and the goals he has set himself. We talk about the importance to enjoying life, and not taking training too seriously, and how brilliantly inclusive Park Run is - and why we ought to get down to a Park Run. Mental Health and well-being is a strong topic in this chat, and James reminds us how we are the only one truly responsible for our own happiness. James, not only is he a talented runner - but a brilliant character, he is charismatic, hilariously funny, and has a heart of gold - this is a fun episode, not to be missed! Links James Shoulder aka shoulder_runner https://www.instagram.com/shoulder_runner/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/
1:06:46
December 11, 2019
25. Jon Flynn - aka @this_man_runs : Running Home For Christmas - Raising Money for those with limited food and shelter
Jon, who is a previous guest of the Podcast (episode 5) is back to catch us up with his recent escapades. It includes much running, gym-going, and a crazy challenge. Jon will be "Running Home for Christmas" - he will be completing a Running Advent Challenge. Running 1 mile on December 1st, 2 miles on December 2nd, until 25 miles on 25th December. The total mileage for the challenge will be a total of 325 miles. He will need to complete 12 days of 13+ miles, 5 days of 20+ miles. He will see his highest weekly mileage double! The challenge is epic, and he is raising money for a worthwhile cause: Trinity Winchester in Jon's local area, where they support and address the affects of homelessness to offer solutions, hope and choices. Take a listen to some of Jon's brilliant escapades during these past few months, including a near miss with an electric fence, wheelie bin Wednesdays, Wiggle Wednesdays, cross trainer hacks, attempting home made world records. There's much nonsense to keep you entertained in the busy build up to Christmas. So relax, enjoy and make sure to support Jon.  Jon's Running Home For Christmas Fundraising Page:  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/running-home-for-christmas Jon's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/this_man_runs/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/
1:45:25
December 2, 2019
24. Liz Warner - Run to Reach. A Woman on a Mission. 30 Marathons before 30 raising money for local charities globally - Supporting & Empowering Women. "Say yes to a crazy idea!"
Today's guest is Liz Warner, a 29 year old woman with a major mission. Liz has challenged herself to complete 30 Marathons before she turns 30 in June 2020, but not only that - she created this mission: Run to Reach. Running the Marathons in different locations across the World and raising money for local charities, supporting women-focussed NGO's in each of the countries. In her words she's "Helping locally by running globally." Liz does not class herself as  fast runner, and her purpose and her #WhyIRun is far more profound than chasing times and PB's, striving for calm: for a peaceful flow of mind, Liz states "it's far more than putting one foot in front of the other." By the end of the mission Liz will have completed marathons in 30 different locations including Western Sahara, Guatemala, Mongolia, Sierra Leone, Chile, and Antarctica, When Liz Thought up this idea and challenge - she was on her honeymoon, and hoped to continue working freelance to fit in with the project. Liz has since had to take time out of work as the mission has required her time and dedication. Despite completing 14 Marathons this year and travelling across the world, and to some remote and less developed countries and areas of the world, the hardest and most demanding part of the project for Liz has been the administrative side of this mission; the work required to liaising with all 20 different NGO's and organising flights, accommodation and everything that goes with the logistics required to support this mission and make it possible. If you aren’t convinced yet to support Liz and her mission and her goal of raising $100,000 - then please listen to Liz’ story;  what motivates and inspires her. Towards the end of the show I ask her for three pieces of advice to give to others to take away in life - something that we should all listen to. And remember you can say YES to a crazy idea, you will never know where it may take you in life.  Links Liz Warner https://www.instagram.com/runtoreach/ http://runtoreach.com/about/ To donate: https://fundly.com/runtoreach https://www.facebook.com/runtoreach/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/
1:04:23
November 28, 2019
23. Cari Brown @therunninglifeofcari - "Running to keep the crazy at bay" - Marathon Runner
Cari started running 23 years ago, when she was 10 years old. It has played a massive part of her life, with just few interims away from running. Cari started running Track and after a a period away from running she rediscovered the sport and specifically road running in her twenties. Cari had a long-time goal to complete a Marathon before her 30th Birthday. One month away from her 29th she reminded herself of this goal, and got training. Cari is a great example of when - sometimes we need to alter our daily and weekly schedule slightly in order to juggle everything swapping her morning/evening runs to lunchtime runs.  Cari tells us she is stubborn and self-motivated, She explains just how she achieved a massive PB of 13 minutes in the Marathon this year at London Marathon, achieving a time of 3:01. Like most episodes, Cari shares with us the do’s and don’t’s to Marathon Training, and her top tips to getting started with running as well as her #WhyIrun.  Links: Cari’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therunninglifeofcari/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/
1:05:00
November 23, 2019
22. Simon Grace @runfatboyrun2017 - "Because I can!" From non-runner to Marathon runner & running his first, second and third marathon this year, 2019.
Simon Grace, AKA @runfatboyrun2017 has inspired me greatly over the past year. He has achieved not only his first Marathon this year at Manchester Marathon start of April, but he also went on to run London Marathon just three weeks later and then his third Marathon in Berlin this October where he achieved his goal of a sub 3:30 Marathon. Yet, when he started running towards the end of 2015 he did not enjoy it, and struggled to run a mile.  Simon has a brilliant attitude to running, training and life. Being a father of three, Simon knows too well the art of juggling work and family life with running and training. He tells us how he manages to schedule in his running and training, and he gives some great advice in this chat. Simon tells us just how he got into running, where he struggled with running less than a mile - to completing three marathons this year. He has had incredible progress within his running, progressing from a 2:00 hour half marathon - 90 minutes.  Me and Simon also chat about post race/event Blues, How Instagram can be used as a Diary, and Memory Board to help motivate us, and hold ourselves accountable, and also the importance of setting small achievable goals in order to succeed as a runner. Links: Simon’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/runfatboyrun2017/ Simon’s Blog https://fatboy.run/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/
56:00
November 14, 2019
21. Carly Barnes @girl_run_the_shire "Running for Freedom" - Becoming & Believing - yes you are a runner!
Carly, a wife and mother of two started running around three years ago. Unfortunately like many, Carly did not identify herself as a Runner immediately, until one day she no longer judged herself and had fallen in love with running and then saw herself as a runner.  Now - Carly loves to get outdoors, she loves running the trails with friends; Opting to run with others and socialise over any lone runs. Carly has had an epic year, from completing her first 10k in September 2018, to running her first half the Forest of Dean Half in March 2019, to falling into longer distances; tackling a trail Marathon and then taking on the Threshold Trail Series' Race to The Tower Ultra-marathon and running 41 miles!!! Sadly injury dictated the end to her day, and meant Carly could not finish the race, but nonetheless Carly has achieved and gained so much in just a small space of time. Along the journey she has made great friends, and has inspired her daughters, she has raised money for brilliant charities, and become an Ambassador for the incredible movement and mission that is Runners Heal.  A beautifully inspiring person, with big goals set for 2020.  Links: Carly Barnes girl_run_the_shire Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girl_run_the_shire/  Threshold trail Series https://www.thresholdtrailseries.com/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/ Twelve Day Marathon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/twelvedaymarathon/ Website: http://www.twelvedaymarathon.com/ Runners Heal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/runnersheal/ Website: https://www.runners-heal.com/
1:20:50
November 7, 2019
20. Catrin Davies - @runningwithcatrin - "You never regret going!", Juggling life, work and studying for a masters with running, swimming and cycling.
Catrin is a Runner, this past year she has worked part time as a Diabetic Specialist Dietician, whilst also studying for her Masters in Sports Nutrition. Catrin has inspired and amazed me as she has managed to continue running and racing, swimming and cycling and leading a healthy active lifestyle despite the busy and stressful year she has had. Catrin is proof that you can find time in a busy schedule, and she explains how the power of exercise is a great tool to cope with stressful, overwhelming times as well as an activity that brings joy and health benefits. She agrees that "you never regret going" and also agrees how "finding your why" can truly benefit you in staying motivated and driven. Tune in to hear just how Catrin managed to juggle everything; what running has brought to her life, and her greatest tips in getting started in running as well as hearing some of her goals, both academically and in running. Links: Catrin’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/runningwithcatrin Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/
1:08:35
November 3, 2019
19. James Dunn @MorningCoffe - Determined Endurance Athlete. From non-runner to Marathon Runner in 8 months. "Always Forward - Forward Always"
James started running August 2015 by the following year he’d ran London Marathon. James went from non-runner to Marathon Runner in just 8 months and has incredibly completed 21 marathons already in the 4 years that he has been running! James would go on to sign up to Marathon Des Sables, the infamous 220km multi-stage (over 6 days) event in the Sahara Desert, and would go on to run London Marathon just 2 weeks after and PB with 14 minutes!!! Tune in to hear all about James’ incredible story, his best tips for running a marathon, and what to avoid. James gives some sound advice during this chat, it’s clear that James runs his own race, and his reason for running is far more profound than chasing distances, times and PB’s. It was such a joy to catch up with James, and hear more from him. “If it’s an Ultra - It’s not a race, it’s an adventure.” James’ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/morningcoffeerun/ James' Award Winning Blog - [2018 Personal Blog Award at the National Running Awards] https://themorningcoffeerun.com/ Marathon Des Sables https://marathondessables.co.uk/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/
1:03:00
October 13, 2019
18. Mathew Coulson @mat_runsuk - ultrarunner, inspiring, transfomation story - "You've got this!!"
Mat is a husband, a father of three and an ultra runner. Mathew started running in 2016 as a way to get fitter, and to get some headspace. Prior to finding running Mat was 20stone and eating takeaways. When he first started running, he found it incredibly hard, Nowadays Mat runs three marathons on a weekly basis. He gets up 3:30am on three weekday mornings to run a marathon distance, Mat will do this before work and before breakfast, he opts for the early morning run because he works full time and family life is busy, with his children and their hobbies. Mat’s dedication to his passion and training is incredibly inspiring. Mat prefers to train for the longer distances, preferring marathon - ultra distance. Mat has recently participated in the Leicestesheire Ultra - a 54 km Ultra Marathon, this was only his second official race/event, and he placed 2nd! His first race was the Rat Race’s infamous The Wall (110km Race) in 2017, and placed 20th. Tune in to hear just how one Challenge set by a work colleague was not achieved due to a fear, but how a different and epic challenge was set, and since then Mat’s life has changed and he has never looked back.  Links: Mat’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mat_runsuk/  Rat Race https://ratrace.com/ Rat Race’s The Wall https://ratracethewall.co.uk/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/
1:02:53
October 1, 2019
17. Sophie Power @Ultra_sophie - Mother Runner, Ultramarathoner, Entrepeneur, Impact Marathon Ambassador | "Just Say YES! If something sounds crazy, just say yes - you never know what might happen!"
[External Links at bottom of page] Sophie started running 2009, she found herself signing up to the infamous Marathon des Sables before she had even run a mile, having been inspired by a friend who’d completed the multi stage event of 250+ over 7 days in 50+ degrees Celsius. Sophie has accomplished so many incredible things, including a Full Ironman with only 9 months of training, a Spartathlon - 155 mile non-stop race, Nepal Multi Stage Ultramarathon, Impact Marathon, Transgrancanaria Ultramarathon, Spine Fusion 270 mile unaided race, and a whopping 40 Ultramarathons in total. in 2018 Sophie had qualified again for UTMB, having been unable to defer her entry to the prestigious Ultramarathon in 2014, Sophie was determined to make the start line in 2018, but the logistics soon found her just 3 months Postpartum for Race Day! Incredibly, Sophie made the start line, and was able to complete the race - all while breast feeding along the way. Sophie attributes her ability to complete this epic Ultramarathon not only to her resilience and having a true, and meaningful goal, but furthermore the team she chooses to surround herself with, and the important factor of goals and shared goals within her marriage and family. Her outlook on her achievements is incredibly humbling, and a credit to who Sophie is as a person. Tune in to hear more about the following: - How Sophie first got into running - How Sophie found herself signing up to Marathon des Sables having only ever ran a mile before How Sophie’s first race was an ultra marathon. - Initially qualifying for UTMB in 2014 but was unable to participate - How she qualified for UTMB a second time - but would be three months postpartum Her initial UTMB goal and why she changed her goal What Sophie really thinks of the UTMB Photo that went viral The importance of engineering a good support network How her and her husband are able to share their joy for endurance events Nepal Multi Stage Marathon Iceland How Sophie signed up and completed an Ironman in just 9 months Why you can’t compare in Ultramarathons The Spine Fusion 270 Mile Race - unsupported race Links: Sophie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ultra_sophie/ https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/training/motivation/a776612/sophie-power-interview/ Marathon des Sables - https://marathondessables.co.uk/ Impact Marathon https://www.impactmarathon.com/ Spine Fusion Ultra Stage 268 Mile Race along Penine Way https://thespinerace.com/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/ Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills Interview with Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg
1:34:07
September 15, 2019
16. Gemma Dracup - @gymwithgemma "Quitting is not an option, you can finish if you've got a reason" - walking two ultramarathons following injury.
Gemma AKA @gymwithgemma, is 26, originally from Surrey but now lives up North. Gemma started running when she gave herself the challenge of running a Marathon whilst she was at University, Gemma was fortunate to get into the London Marathon and she tells us all about the crazy story of her first marathon, Gemma tells us what not to do when training for a Marathon, and her advice if you do take on an endurance event. Gemma’s First Marathon experience meant she would not run for a while, but took the sport up again in 2017. Gemma loves to hike and climb mountains, camp and generally be outdoors exploring, she believes that everyone should push themselves beyond their abilities just once - at least! She is a firm believer in - having a reason WHY, which we love here on this Podcast, she reminds us that if you have a big enough reason then you CAN finish the goal you set out to achieve.  Gemma has been injured, and has struggled with a knee injury since she was 16, she is currently rehabilitating her injury, and is attempting to make progress with a return to running. Despite the injury Gemma has completed two ultramarathon’s this year, including Penine Barrier Ultra 50 Mile, and Threshold Trail Series Race to the Stones 100k Race under very emotionally painful circumstances.  Tune in to hear all about Gemma’s adventures, why she loves the outdoors so much, what motivates and inspires her, some great tips on getting outdoors, secret tips to solo adventures as she calls them, her scariest solo adventure, Why Gemma loves to go out alone exploring plus more tips to getting outdoors and enjoying your surroundings.  Links: Gemma’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gymwithgemma/ Threshold trail Series https://www.thresholdtrailseries.com/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/ Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills Interview with Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg
1:27:46
September 2, 2019
15. Jordan Foster aka Project Marathon Girl - Athlete & Coach, sub 3:00 Marathoner - "From chasing times to chasing Adventures"
 Jordan Foster, AKA Project Marathon Girl, Athlete, Coach, Head of PMG Coaching, Marathoner and Ultrarunner. Jordan started running again 4 years ago, when she wanted to improve her fitness, and ran her first Marathon @ London Marathon 2016. Since then Jordan has put in serious work with her Marathons, attributing her successful progression of times and 2:57 Marathon to working hard, staying consistent, and being dedicated to the training process.  Tune in to hear more about what Jordan’s running looked like at the very beginning, how she found her first Marathon Experience, and what commited and consistent training has taught her over the years, and why her goal has altered slightly these past few months.  During the Podcast you will get to hear all about:  -PMG Coaching, where and when the idea came  -What Jordan’s Running looked like when she first started -Jordan’s First Marathon Experience and how she found this -Eastnine Fit - what is it? How it could benefit you.  -Adidas Infinite Trails World Championships in Austria -Race to the Stones and placing 2nd just two weeks after Infinite Trails -What goals Jordan has next -Jordan’s advice for running an Ultra Marathon  -Jordan’s next epic challenge: Ultra X Jordan Ultra Marathon - 5 days, 250km in Jordan -New York Marathon -Why Chasing Times in the Road Marathon isn’t important to Jordan right now  -What Jordan thinks enables her to dig deep during endurance events -Jordan's top tips to starting running and advice for improvement    Links:  Jordan’s Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/projectmarathongirl/ Jordan’s Blog  https://projectmarathongirl.com/blog/  Threshold trail Series  https://www.thresholdtrailseries.com/  Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/  Easy Thrills Podcast  https://anchor.fm/easythrills Interview with Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg 
1:38:19
August 21, 2019
14. Andy @Chubs2ridgewaylife - From Non Runner to Ultra-Marathoner and an inspiring Weight-loss Journey "Never Give Up - Never Give In"
Andy is a father, he is newly engaged to Mel who also runs, and his son is an avid runner too. Andy has taught his son that when you try your very best, you have already won the race. Andy found running around the same time he started on a weight-loss journey back in 2014. When Andy started running he weighed around 300lbs, his running journey began with 30 seconds of running 1 minute walking, on repeats and his longer run was a 2km. Andy has since been hooked with running and has now completed some serious mileage and challenges over the years including 30 marathons and 8 ultra marathons, including the Threshold Trail Series’ Race to the Stones 100km Race several times. Andy has also completed some crazy challenges such as 26 Marathons in just one year, 7 Marathons in 7 days oh and a half marathon, on a treadmill!  Tune in to hear exactly how Andy found his love for running; what keeps him motivated; the importance of speaking up about mental health and how running and what it has brought to his life has had such a positive and life changing impact with his mental health.  This was a great chat filled with the lessons learnt along the way, and some brilliant tips on getting started with running, and running the marathon and ultra marathon distances.   Links:  Andy’s Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/chubs2ridgewaylife/  Threshold trail Series  https://www.thresholdtrailseries.com/  Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/  Easy Thrills Podcast  https://anchor.fm/easythrills Interview with Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg 
1:24:45
August 18, 2019
13. Jenna Wilkinson - jenna.is.running - ASICS FrontRunner Team. From Parkrun to Ultramarathon in just 30 months and debuted in the Marathon with 3:33
Jenna Wilkinson, a Maths Teacher from Sunderland is part of the Asics Frontrunner Team, and a member of the Sunderland Harriers. Jenna started running only 4 years ago, Jenna incredibly went from Parkrun > Ultramarathon in 30 just months and hadn’t partaken in sports for 10 years before this. When She started running, she struggled initially. As Jenna started running she moved away to Dubai but continued her running with a club over there. Jenna’s first Marathon, in Dubai was an incredibly speedy 3:33 and has since got her time down to 3:14. Tune in to hear all about her Running Story and how she started @ Parkrun and progressed all the way to Ultramarathon; the biggest and painful lessons she learned in the days prior to Marathon Day @ Stockholm; Jenna’s next Goals and what her current training schedule looks like; her future goals. A cat filled with many tips and tricks with starting running and working towards goals.  This was recorded prior to Jenna's attempt at the Sub 40 in the 10k @ Darlington... she achieved her goal with a 39:35! Congratulations Jenna!! Links:  Jenna’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenna.is.running/ Jenna’s Interview with Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Jenna-Wilkinson---Talented-Runner-e45ame Threshold Trail Series: https://www.thresholdtrailseries.com/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/  Easy Thrills Podcast  https://anchor.fm/easythrills Interview with Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg 
1:24:07
August 14, 2019
11. Part 2. Lizzie Dimond - Runnerof4 - Novice Runner to 3:12 Marathoner in just 2 years, and while 9 months postpartum!
Lizzie Dimond, a Wife, mother of four, a drama teacher, club member of Lliswerry Runners in Newport, and I have to say a very SPEEEDY runner.  Lizzie started running in 2017, just 7 months into her running Journey and having gone through an incredibly tough time with her family, Lizzie went on to run her first Half Marathon in an incredible 1:35, despite having no time goal! Lizzie would go on to fall pregnant with her fourth child, and continue to run during her pregnancy and bounced back after the pregnancy really quickly! Lizzie would then go on to run a half marathon shortly after giving birth, and incredibly decided to train for her first marathon whilst only a couple months postpartum. Lizzie ran the Great Welsh Marathon April 2019 and came 2nd Lady, in her DEBUT MARATHON- completing in a crazy time of 3:12:04.  Me and Lizzie chatted so much running that I’ve put together a Part 1 & 2…to this Episode.  Stay tuned for such an incredibly inspiring story. Lizzie’s enthusiasm just beams loudly through her voice and it was a joy to catch up with her.   What to Expect in Part 2:   -How Lizzie managed to fit in the training while having four kids and Toby being only several months old. -The compromise and balance required with a busy family life and intense training schedule -How Balance is tough but crucial -How she fit in her training around work, and family  - Essentials to the marathon training - including being kind to herself  - Why she wouldn’t compare herself to others  - About her first injury prior to the Great Welsh Marathon and how she overcame this  - How she kept herself motivated towards the Great Welsh Marathon  - How she improved and built on her fitness  - The Biggest Lesson she learnt in the Marathon & the price she paid for this - How she was able to bounce back after her Marathon Debut, which was a podium finish - Lizzie’s next Big Goal and Challenge - Why Lizzie started documenting her Running Story on Instagram   -Who inspires and motivates Lizzie  - What’s her reason to run, and her purpose   Links:  Lizzie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/runnerof4/ Run1 ’s Elevated Energy https://www.run1.co.uk/pages/vitality-nataliehawkins  Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/  Easy Thrills Podcast  https://anchor.fm/easythrills Interview with Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg 
1:12:05
August 6, 2019
12. Victoria Stears - @Victoriarunswild : “Doesn’t matter what you’re doing as long as you’re enjoying the Process” Talented Runner, Occasional Triathlete. Ultra Marathon before Road Marathon!
Victoria is 30 years young, a wife, avid runner, swimmer, cyclist - the occasional triathlete. Victoria is an Asics Frontrunner and Suunto Brand Ambassador. She is a member of her local sailing club, where she dedicates time during the year to complete duties. Victoria lives in Kent, and works in London where she works as a Deputy Director of Global Admissions & Recruitment for Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Victoria commutes a total of 4 hours daily to and from work!! Despite her busy work life and tiring commute Victoria still manages to exercise frequently, primarily running. Victoria is a talented runner, with an incredible PB in the Half Marathon. Despite not having completed a Road Marathon Victoria went on to run ultra marathons thanks to the encouragement of her uncle, and went on to place First Lady at her second ultra at the Moonlight Challenge 50km. She most recently completed the Duo Étoilé in Chamonix, during the Marathon du Month Blanc Weekend, and is scheduled to run Chicago Marathon this Autumn - her first Road Marathon.Tune in to hear all about Victoria’s adventures, and why the outdoors motivates her so much.    Links:  Daniel’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_marathon_dan/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/  The Moonlight Challenge http://www.saxon-shore.com/Moonlight_Challenge/ Interview with Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg 
1:19:53
August 1, 2019
11. Part 1. Lizzie Dimond - Runnerof4 - Novice Runner to 3:12 Marathoner in just 2 years, and while 9 months postpartum!
Part 1. [Links Available Below] Lizzie Dimond, a Wife, mother of four, a drama teacher, club member of Lliswerry Runners in Newport, and I have to say a very SPEEEDY runner.  Lizzie started running in 2017, just 7 months into her running Journey and having gone through an incredibly tough time with her family, Lizzie went on to run her first Half Marathon in an incredible 1:35, despite having no time goal! Lizzie would go on to fall pregnant with her fourth child, and continue to run during her pregnancy and bounced back after the pregnancy really quickly! Lizzie would then go on to run a half marathon shortly after giving birth, and incredibly decided to train for her first marathon whilst only a couple months postpartum. Lizzie ran the Great Welsh Marathon April 2019 and came 2nd Lady, in her DEBUT MARATHON- completing in a crazy time of 3:12:04.  Me and Lizzie chatted so much running that I’ve put together a Part 1 & 2…to this Episode.  Stay tuned for such an incredibly inspiring story. Lizzie’s enthusiasm just beams loudly through her voice and it was a joy to catch up with her.   What to Expect in Part 1: About Lizzie, what she does for a living Biggest Challenges she faces as being a mother, and a mother of four, wife and marathoner  Why and how she was able to accept the incessant fatigue of running, marathon training and being a mumHow she started running How receiving awful news within the family affected her, but also was a catalyst for Lizzie and her running journey and how it changed her perspective in life How I try my best to convince Lizzie she IS Fast  Lizzie’s current weekly training plan  Lizzie running through her fourth pregnancy up to 38 weeks Why she attributes her strong comeback postpartum to training during her pregnancy How she felt returning to running after her pregnancy  How she completed a half marathon just 6 weeks postpartum and completing just 7 minutes slower than her previous PB Lizzie’s Big Dream / Goal for next year How her Marathon training started 3.5 months after having Toby  What Lizzie’s A, B and C Goals were going into the Great Welsh Marathon Links:  Lizzie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/runnerof4/ Lliswerry Runners  https://www.instagram.com/lliswerryrunners/  Run1 ’s Elevated Energy - 10 Day Free Trial https://www.run1.co.uk/pages/vitality-nataliehawkins  Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/  Easy Thrills Podcast  https://anchor.fm/easythrills Interview with Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg 
1:09:58
July 26, 2019
10. Bernice Kent - From "What f I can?" to "I Absolutely Can!!"
Berni, from Worcester is a wife, mother and a Bowel Cancer Specialist nurse. She started running 2014, she hadn’t been very active and wanted to make a positive change in her life. She started with the Couch to 5k App.. which she would spend the next year doing until she plucked up the courage to complete her first Park Run. Bernie soon caught the bug, and challenged herself to up the distance she would go onto completing a Half Marathon, and then the Marathon - London Marathon in 2018 and this year she has completed an Ultra-marathon, The Threshold Trail Series’ Race to the Stones Day 2, completing 50lm (31 miles). Bernie has also lost a total of 3 stone in this process. Berni is such an inspiring and caring person, she is so friendly and it was a joy to catch up with her and find out more about her life and running Journey. Stay tuned to hear how Berni has gone from newbie runner, completing couch to 5k over a year, to then going on to completing the Half, fThe Marathon and most recently an Ultra-marathon. Bernie talks tips to starting running, and managing a busy life while training.  Links:  Threshold Trail Series - “More Is In You” http://www.thresholdsports.co.uk/ Berni’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/berniranthemara/  Berni’s Race Recap of RTTS  https://berniranthemara.home.blog/2019/07/19/rtts201950km/  Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/  Lindsey Hein’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lindseyhein626/ I’ll Have Another Podcast  https://lindseyhein.com/podcast-2/  Easy Thrills Podcast  https://anchor.fm/easythrills Interview with Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg 
04:11
July 22, 2019
9. Katie - Katie_jayne_the_runner Pit Stop to Pit Stop: Race to the Tower; King and Stones
Katie, started running whilst at uni, but didn’t fall in love with running until the last couple years when she discovered trail running. Despite Katie’s 45 minute commute, and her long working days she has still managed to train for a series of ultra marathons this year. She has just completed the Threshold Trail Series: Race to the Tower, Race to the King, & Race to the Stones. Three Ultra Marathons in the space of 5 weeks, and a total of 276 km (171 miles). Katie says herself she is happiest on the trail with a snack, she loves an adventure and exploring and enjoying the beautiful countryside. This is a great episode with an insight to training and running ultra marathons.  Katie gives some great tips for newbie runners, and for trail running and tackling ultra marathons, Katie also hints at some running goals, and what may be on the agenda in the future! Katie encourages others to go steady, and to find the running you can fall in love with!    Links:  Threshold Trail Series - “More Is In You” http://www.thresholdsports.co.uk/ Katie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katie_jayne_the_runner/  Katie’s Blog https://katiejaynetherunner.home.blog/  Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/  vSusie Chan https://www.instagram.com/susie_chan_/  Billy Yang Films https://www.youtube.com/user/BillyYangFilms  Life in a Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYgcTJBLwsU  Western States 100  https://www.wser.org/  Easy Thrills Podcast  https://anchor.fm/easythrills Interview with Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg
03:32
July 18, 2019
8. Collette Owen - letty_runningjourney - Sometimes in order to feel alive you need to push yourself.
Letty, a mother runner from Liverpool, now living in Swansea Wales, started running 2 1/2 years ago when her second daughter was just a few months old. Letty has gone from beginner runner, just a few months postpartum > ultra-marathon in just 18 months!! Incredible determination!Tune in to hear Letty’s inspirational journey, all while juggling family life, with 2 young daughters. Letty gives some great tips to those wanting to start running and some insight as a mother runner. She attributes motherhood as giving her the drive to push beyond barriers, and has learnt not to quit The Threshold Trail Series "More is in you" has resonated with her - she states "Sometimes in order to feel alive you need to push yourself". This is a great chat, worth listening to - stay tuned and let me know what you guys think - as always, thanks for listening!    Links:  Threshold Trail Series - “More Is In You” http://www.thresholdsports.co.uk/ Letty's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letty_runningjourney/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/  Easy Thrills Podcast  https://anchor.fm/easythrills Interview with Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg 
05:44
July 12, 2019
7. the_marathon_dan - Daniel Cogswell - "More is in You"
Daniel Cogswell aka the_marathon_dan. Dan has been running for five years, he is a train driver from Birmingham. Tune in and find out how a bantered bet has played a part in transforming his lifestyle. Dan has literally gone from Couch > Half Marathon > Marathon > Ultra.  He challenged himself to run four marathons in his second year of running, and has set a goal to run the six World Marathon Majors. This year he’s taken on some serious ultras with a Rat Race season pass, but he has further race plans for this year including New York Marathon and a crazy adventure in Miami. This chat seriously inspired me to get up and get moving. What a determined, passionate runner!!  Listen to the episode to discover How Dan loves to see how much he can push himself mentally and physically; to what he attributes his resilience and ability to endure difficult challenges and adversities, and why the coined Threshold Trail Series phrase “More Is In You” has stuck with Dan. Dan gives some great insight into the world of marathon and ultra running in this episode and gives some brilliant tips for newbie runners. You will want to listen, just to hear about some of his crazy adventures and future plans for this year, if you’re not already you will definitely want to give him a follow over on Instagram for this epic year he has planned. (See links below).  Links:  Threshold Trail Series - “More Is In You” http://www.thresholdsports.co.uk/ Daniel’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_marathon_dan/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/  Easy Thrills Podcast  https://anchor.fm/easythrills Interview with Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg 
04:51
July 8, 2019
6. @Girl_Runs_Corporate - Running Towards Fulfilment
Girl_Runs_Corporate, is a busy mother, wife corporate consultant and marathon runner from Atlanta. She is currently training for her fifth marathon, Chicago. Tune in to hear why this time around GRC has a different approach to training for this marathon, and what exactly running means to her, and how she adjusted her running routine around pregnancy and becoming a mother.  GRC is an incredibly inspiring person, full of wisdom, she is motivated and extremely conscious of what is important to her and her family, focussing on aims that allow fulfilment to both her and her family so that she can be present, in herself, her life and with her family.  Stay tuned to hear why her reason as to why she runs, has evolved over the years, and why I absolutely loved this chat, what a graceful, knowledgeable, grounded, lady who is just full of incredible wisdom,  I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I enjoyed chatting to GRC, let me know what you think guys, - enjoy! "keep Going!" (GRC) Uplift + Inspire. Links: GRC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girl_runs_corporate/ Natalie  - Not Another Runner  Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog:  https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/ Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills Interview with Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg
04:59
July 3, 2019
5. Jon Flynn - Good Energy! @this_man_runs
Jon is a runner, a teacher, a husband and brilliant father, he has a brilliant sense of humour, I love following Jon’s life on Instagram, and seeing his stories of him and his family life, because - good energy!  Jon has gone from running sparingly, to building up to a 10 mile event for charity.. to going on running an Ultramarathon of 53 Miles in Race To The King last Summer. Jon has taken on so many challenges and raised money for several different charities and great causes. He is not afraid of a challenge or two.. or should I say 12?!  Listen in to hear how Jon went from starting running to running an ultra, and keeping up a run streak of 212 days as of 30/06/19. Jon has some brilliant advice for starting running, and running an ultra. We get to hear what he thinks has made him so resilient and able to complete such epic challenges such as the "12 for 12 @ 12" - listen in to hear all about this challenge that he found was one of the hardest things he has ever done.  Links: Jon's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/this_man_runs/ Jon's 12 miles at 12 for 12 days  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/12at12for12?utm_id=26 CALM SITE  https://www.thecalmzone.net/about-calm/what-is-calm/ Not Another Runner Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog:  https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/ Easy Thrills Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/easythrills Easy Thrills Interview with Not Another Runner:  https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg
05:09
June 30, 2019
4. Laura Jones: 'Brightening the World one person at a time' @lauraellenj
Laura started running 3 years ago, and has already ran a marathon, and completed an Endure24 event..and is chipping away at her Running Goals, she works incredibly hard between her job, being a mum, blogging for herself and the Bad Ass Mother Runners, and she is also chair of the School Governors - she is super busy but she still gets her training done..and encourages others to get active - always! [see below for the Active Summer Challenge Link]. Laura is honestly such an inspiring woman - she has a heart of gold, she is so kind and caring and it really shows, she is passionate and this is evident in the Podcast. Laura has some great advice and words of encouragement.  her feed on Instagram is so uplifting, she just puts a smile on my face… I could go on and on... but I’ll skip right to it so you can listen in on the Podcast.  Laura's Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/lauraellenj/ Laura's Link Tree: linktr.ee/lauraellenj Active Summer Challenge: https://laurajonesfitness.com/active-summer-challenge/ Laura's Blog Post for Bad Ass Mother Runner's Blog: https://www.badassmotherrunners.co.uk/blog/mumguilt Laura's Blog Post: Far from love at first sight: https://laurajonesfitness.com/2018/12/08/far-from-love-at-first-sight/ Natalie Not Another Runner: Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/ Easy Thrills Podcast: https://anchor.fm/easythrills My interview with Tom Bell: https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg FlipBelt: https://flipbelt.co.uk/ Use Code: ezthrills10 for a 10% discount until the end of June!
05:15
June 25, 2019
3. Chris Green: The Road to World Marathon Majors @Chris_X_runs
Chris started running around two years ago.. in the space of that time he has ALREADY ran 5 marathons, he is well on his way to completing the 6 World Marathon Majors, as he has already completed 3 and he has plans to run New York this autumn and then Boston in the Spring - all being well! He has some very interesting goals he reveals in this episode, so stay tuned to find out what Chris has planned for the future. Chris juggles work and family life with his training, and he still manages to train hard, for that reason he really does inspire me and helps keep me motivated.  Chris doesn’t take life too seriously - he loves the bants and that’s clear in this podcast…as he says "It's All about Balance" and "Life is too short - YOFLO".  Links Chris' Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/chris_x_runs/ Coach Matt Rees  “What separates the Best from the Rest - is Rest”  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewelshrunner/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/ Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills Interview with Easy Thrills Podcast  https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg FlipBelt UK https://flipbelt.co.uk/ Use Code : ezthrills10 for 10% discount until 30 June 2019. 
06:05
June 25, 2019
Introducing Not Another Runner Podcast
Introduction to the Not Another Runner Podcast, I tell you a little about me and my running Journey, what in my life lead me to running and why I keep going back for more ( #WhyIRun ).  From depression, smoking and disordered eating to total happiness and peace - gratitude through running.   I tell you what the Podcast will entail... and why you should stay tuned! Send me your Running Questions via Instagram, to be featured on the Podcast. Tag #WhyIRun in your Instagram Posts for a chance to be Featured on the Podcast and for a Repost.  Remember - when you get up and run or exercise, you never regret going - but you always regret not going.  Thank you - Speak Soon, Natalie X Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/  Blog https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/ An Honest Confession, and a life changing discovery.  https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/2019/05/19/an-honest-confession-and-a-life-changing-discovery/ Mine and Tom's Interview for Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg Easy Thrills Podcast  https://anchor.fm/easythrills FlipBelt Site https://flipbelt.co.uk/  Use Code: EZTHRILLS10 until the end of June for a 10% Discount 
02:55
June 17, 2019