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Running is big. Elite athletes, records, technology, cutting edge gear. But it’s big for the people who lace up, head out and grab some miles. Day in, Day out. Whether it’s making it around the block, your first mile unbroken, feeling part of a community, clearer in your head or breaking what’s physically possible.

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Join Danny on The Big Run podcast as he chats to friends, athletes, entrepreneurs, innovators, psychologists and many more in the world of running and beyond.
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The Night of the 10,000m PB's - Preview Special - The OAC - Feat. George Mills & Olivier Bernhard
Welcome to this special series of preview podcasts to celebrate the Night of the 10,000m PB’s return.  In our final episode of this preview series, I took a trip to Zurich to learn more about headline partner On running's brand new European Athletic and speak with George Mills who is taking on the Emsley Carr Mile on May 14th and spend some time with On co-founder Olivier Bernhard. George's fellow OAC members include: Cari Hughes – a fellow Brit who has a 1500m best of 4:16.19, Tom Elmer – multiple Swiss 1500m champion with a best of 3:37.84, Noah Baltus – Dutch under-20 champion with a 3:41.69 PB. , Marta Garcia – a 4:08.43 1500m runner from Spain who is combining athletics with medical studies, Fabiane Meyer – still only 19, the German was fifth in last year’s European under-20 women’s 1500m final. After a track session with OAC head coach Thomas Dreißigacker, we had a chance to learn more from the founders and have some time with the athletes.  Have a listen to join me on this day trip to Switzerland to find out more. ------ So we have reached the end of our preview specials. This means it's time for the main event, I hope you can join the fun at parliament hill from 3 pm on May 14th.  If not, you can catch the action on a stream in the UK courtesy of Vinco Sport, British Athletics and on the BBC red button from 8pm.   US & Canada can watch via Runnerspace all other territories - British Athletics  ------ With the support of Like The Wind Magazine and Select Imagery from Curated for Runners.  Like the Wind is an independent journal telling stories about running. Since issue 1, Like the Wind has been published quarterly, with 31 issues under its belt. It is sold mainly through subscriptions, to readers in 40 countries. The strapline of the magazine is: it’s why we run (not how to run) and so there are no product reviews, training plans or nutrition tips. Instead, Like the Wind explores topics such as the environment, social issues (like racism or gender inequality), mental health and – quite often – the simple joy of running. Like the Wind will be producing a special edition programme for Night of the 10,000m PB's for all attendees to the event on May 14th  Like the Wind can be found at www.likethewindmagazine.com where people can subscribe and on Instagram and Twitter as @likethewindmag. --------  
30:24
May 13, 2022
The Night of the 10,000m PB's - Preview Special - The Mahamed Brothers
Welcome to this special series of preview podcasts to celebrate the return of the Night of the 10,000m PB’s.  From Monday to Friday there will be a brand new episode talking to key figures of the events past and future as we look forward to the return of the Glastonbury of Athletics on May 14th. On today's episode, I joined the Mahamed brothers Mahamed and Zak at a session at their local AC in Southhampton.  The brothers are serious talents. Mo won this year's national XC. They took 2nd and 3rd at the Cardiff Half marathon and again the comeback 500O in Battersea. We talked about balancing faith and training, their hopes for Highgate and why you should always make sure your watch is charged before a session. --------- With the support of Like The Wind Magazine and Select Imagery from Curated for Runners.   Like the Wind is an independent journal telling stories about running. Since issue 1, Like the Wind has been published quarterly, with 31 issues under its belt. It is sold mainly through subscriptions, to readers in 40 countries.  The strapline of the magazine is: it’s why we run (not how to run) and so there are no product reviews, training plans or nutrition tips. Instead, Like the Wind explores topics such as the environment, social issues (like racism or gender inequality), mental health and – quite often – the simple joy of running.  Like the Wind will be producing a special edition programme for Night of the 10,000m PB's for all attendees to the event on May 14th   Like the Wind can be found at www.likethewindmagazine.com where people can subscribe and on Instagram and Twitter as @likethewindmag  --------
27:10
May 12, 2022
The Night of the 10,000m PB's - Preview Special - Peter Scott, Wendy Sly MBE, Jason Henderson & Ellis Cross
Welcome to this special series of preview podcasts to celebrate the return of the Night of the 10,000m PB’s.  From Monday to Friday there will be a brand new episode talking to key figures of the events past and future as we look forward to the return of the Glastonbury of Athletics on May 14th. The Big Run is proudly supported for this special Run of podcasts by Like the Wind Magazine. We have a bumper episode for you today with not one but FOUR guests. Who joined me on the phone to look forward to return of the Night of the 10ks.  First up is Peter Scott, a regular fixture at Lee Valley Athletics centre where he works, a former competitive athlete and lifelong friend of organiser Ben Pochee. He has been connected to the event since its start. His energy, mc'ing and outfits hyping up the crowd as the action unfolds.  The next caller on the line is Wendy Sly. Wendy is a British former athlete who won a silver medal in the 3000m in the 1984 LA Olympics and won the 1983 10km world road race champs in San Diego. She is now a non-executive director for British athletics and works as managing director for Athletics Weekly. From one AW key player to another, Jason Henderson has been joining The Big Run on our monthly episodes for the racing forecast. It felt only right to get him on the line to give his take on the elite fields for May 14th. You can read more preview action over on the AW website here:  https://athleticsweekly.com/ Hot on his heels and the man of the moment its Ellis Cross. I caught up with Ellis Cross to take stock of a different kind of 10,000m that captured everyone's imagination last week and what his hopes are on the track this Saturday. --------- With the support of Like The Wind Magazine and Select Imagery from Curated for Runners.   Like the Wind is an independent journal telling stories about running. Since issue 1, Like the Wind has been published quarterly, with 31 issues under its belt. It is sold mainly through subscriptions, to readers in 40 countries. The strapline of the magazine is: it’s why we run (not how to run) and so there are no product reviews, training plans or nutrition tips. Instead, Like the Wind explores topics such as the environment, social issues (like racism or gender inequality), mental health and – quite often – the simple joy of running.  Like the Wind will be producing a special edition programme for Night of the 10,000m PB's for all attendees to the event on May 14th   Like the Wind can be found at www.likethewindmagazine.com where people can subscribe and on Instagram and Twitter as @likethewindmag.  --------
01:11:20
May 11, 2022
The Night of the 10,000m PBs - Preview Specials - Phily Bowden
Welcome to this special series of preview podcasts to celebrate the return of the Night of the 10,000m PB’s. From Monday to Friday there will be a brand new episode talking to key figures of the events past and future as we look forward to the return of the Glastonbury of Athletics on May 14th. “Theres no point saving anything for the finish…" In today's episode, I took a trip to catch up with Phily Bowden along with Jerry sun from Curated for runners. Phily’s coming off the back of an amazing marathon debut (2.34) in Seville and is returning to Highgate the scene of some formative memories for her. We caught up at her local loop at Green Park business park for a 6-mile progression session 8 days out from the main event.  I’d join her on the bike, mic in hand to talk training, highgate and the power of visualisation. ------- With the support of Like The Wind Magazine and Select Imagery from Curated for Runners.   Like the Wind is an independent journal telling stories about running. Since issue 1, Like the Wind has been published quarterly, with 31 issues under its belt. It is sold mainly through subscriptions, to readers in 40 countries. The strapline of the magazine is: it’s why we run (not how to run) and so there are no product reviews, training plans or nutrition tips. Instead, Like the Wind explores topics such as the environment, social issues (like racism or gender inequality), mental health and – quite often – the simple joy of running.  Like the Wind will be producing a special edition programme for Night of the 10,000m PB's for all attendees to the event on May 14th  Like the Wind can be found at www.likethewindmagazine.com where people can subscribe and on Instagram and Twitter as @likethewindmag.  --------
31:43
May 10, 2022
The Night of the 10,000m PBs - Preview Specials - Tim Hutchings
Welcome to this special series of preview podcasts to celebrate the return of the Night of the 10,000m PB’s.  From Monday to Friday there will be a brand new episode talking to key figures of the events past and future as we look forward to the return of the Glastonbury of Athletics on May 14th.  The Big Run is proudly supported for this special Run of podcasts by Like the Wind Magazine. Today's guest is athletics tv commentator and consultant, Brighton marathon founder and 1984 Olympian Tim Hutchings. Tim joined me and Arran Mcaskill at Ditchling Beacon in East Sussex.  To take in the views, enjoy an ice cream and chat about all things athletics and Night of the 10ks. --------  With the support of Like The Wind Magazine and Select Imagery from Curated for Runners.  Like the Wind is an independent journal telling stories about running.  Since issue 1, Like the Wind has been published quarterly, with 31 issues under its belt. It is sold mainly through subscriptions, to readers in 40 countries. The strapline of the magazine is: it’s why we run (not how to run) and so there are no product reviews, training plans or nutrition tips.  Instead, Like the Wind explores topics such as the environment, social issues (like racism or gender inequality), mental health and – quite often – the simple joy of running. Like the Wind will be producing a special edition programme for Night of the 10,000m PB's for all attendees to the event on May 14th    Like the Wind can be found at www.likethewindmagazine.com where people can subscribe and on Instagram and Twitter as @likethewindmag.  --------
42:51
May 09, 2022
The Night of the 10,000m PBs - Preview Specials - Ross Millington
Welcome to this special series of preview podcasts to celebrate the return of the Night of the 10,000m PBs. From Monday to Friday there will be a brand new episode talking to key figures of the events past and future as we look forward to the return of the Glastonbury of Athletics on May 14th. The Big Run is proudly supported for this special Run of podcasts by Like the Wind Magazine. On Today's episode, I ventured up to the peak district to catch up with 2016 Rio Olympian and winner of the 2016 Night of 10ks Ross Millington.  This episode was recorded the day after Ross came second at the Manchester Marathon at his home up North. We broke down the race, his career, the atmosphere of the 2016 Night of 10ks and why it's festival atmosphere cannot be beaten.  Thanks for tuning in this week and I'll see you next Monday for the next podcasts as we edge closer to the main event!  -------- With the support of Like The Wind Magazine and Select Imagery from Curated for Runners.   Like the Wind is an independent journal telling stories about running. Since issue 1, Like the Wind has been published quarterly, with 31 issues under its belt. It is sold mainly through subscriptions, to readers in 40 countries. The strapline of the magazine is: it’s why we run (not how to run) and so there are no product reviews, training plans or nutrition tips. Instead, Like the Wind explores topics such as the environment, social issues (like racism or gender inequality), mental health and – quite often – the simple joy of running.  Like the Wind will be producing a special edition programme for Night of the 10,000m PB's for all attendees to the event on May 14th   Like the Wind can be found at www.likethewindmagazine.com where people can subscribe and on Instagram and Twitter as @likethewindmag.  --------
48:30
May 06, 2022
The Night of the 10,000m PBs - Preview Specials - Cherry Alexander
Welcome to this special series of preview podcasts to celebrate the return of the Night of the 10,000m PB’s. From Monday to Friday there will be a brand new episode talking to key figures of the events past and future as we look forward to the return of the Glastonbury of Athletics on May 14th. The Big Run is proudly supported for this special Run of podcasts by Like the Wind Magazine. In today's episode, I jumped on the phone with Cherry Alexander. Cherry is the head of major events for British Athletics. And has been key to brining to fruition many major athletics events over the years.  She will be present on May 14th to lead the integration of the British Championships as well as taking part in some of the entertainment. --------- With the support of Like The Wind Magazine and Select Imagery from Curated for Runners.  Like the Wind is an independent journal telling stories about running. Since issue 1, Like the Wind has been published quarterly, with 31 issues under its belt. It is sold mainly through subscriptions, to readers in 40 countries. The strapline of the magazine is: it’s why we run (not how to run) and so there are no product reviews, training plans or nutrition tips. Instead, Like the Wind explores topics such as the environment, social issues (like racism or gender inequality), mental health and – quite often – the simple joy of running.  Like the Wind will be producing a special edition programme for Night of the 10,000m PB's for all attendees to the event on May 14th Like the Wind can be found at www.likethewindmagazine.com where people can subscribe and on Instagram and Twitter as @likethewindmag.  --------
35:40
May 05, 2022
The Night of the 10,000m PBs - Preview Special - Kojo Kyereme
Welcome to this special series of preview podcasts to celebrate the return of the Night of the 10,000m PBs.  From Monday to Friday there will be a brand new episode talking to key figures of the events past and future as we look forward to the return of the Glastonbury of Athletics on May 14th. The Big Run is proudly supported for this special Run of podcasts by Like the Wind Magazine. Today I ventured to a brand new hospital to chat with its resident Cardiac physiologist Kojo Kyereme.  Kojo has been running competitively for over 30 years. First, as a sprinter, and now as a marathon runner. He has been ever-present at Night of the 10,000m PBs since its inception. -------- With the support of Like The Wind Magazine and Select Imagery from Curated for Runners.  Like the Wind is an independent journal telling stories about running. Since issue 1, Like the Wind has been published quarterly, with 31 issues under its belt. It is sold mainly through subscriptions, to readers in 40 countries. The strapline of the magazine is: it’s why we run (not how to run) and so there are no product reviews, training plans or nutrition tips. Instead, Like the Wind explores topics such as the environment, social issues (like racism or gender inequality), mental health and – quite often – the simple joy of running.  Like the Wind will be producing a special edition programme for Night of the 10,000m PB's for all attendees to the event on May 14th   Like the Wind can be found at www.likethewindmagazine.com where people can subscribe and on Instagram and Twitter as @likethewindmag.  --------
39:12
May 04, 2022
The Night of the 10,000m PBs - Preview Special - Highgate Harriers
Welcome to this special series of preview podcasts to celebrate the return of the Night of the 10,000m PB’s. From Monday to Friday there will be a brand new episode talking to key figures of the events past and future as we look forward to the return of the Glastonbury of Athletics on May 14th. The Big Run is proudly supported for this special Run of podcasts by Like the Wind Magazine. In today's episode, I spend time with some members of Highgate Harriers. The host of this athletic spectacular since its inception in 2013. I wanted to find out more about the event, the volunteers that make it happen and the athletes putting in the training to perform on the night. -------- With the support of Like The Wind Magazine and Select Imagery from Curated for Runners.  Like the Wind is an independent journal telling stories about running.  Since issue 1, Like the Wind has been published quarterly, with 31 issues under its belt. It is sold mainly through subscriptions, to readers in 40 countries. The strapline of the magazine is: it’s why we run (not how to run) and so there are no product reviews, training plans or nutrition tips.  Instead, Like the Wind explores topics such as the environment, social issues (like racism or gender inequality), mental health and – quite often – the simple joy of running. Like the Wind will be producing a special edition programme for Night of the 10,000m PB's for all attendees to the event on May 14th   Like the Wind can be found at www.likethewindmagazine.com where people can subscribe and on Instagram and Twitter as @likethewindmag.
27:49
May 03, 2022
The Night of the 10,000m PB's - Preview Specials - Verity Ockenden
Welcome to this special series of preview podcasts to celebrate the return of the Night of the 10,000m PBs.  From Monday to Friday there will be a brand new episode talking to key figures of the events past and future as we look forward to the return of the Glastonbury of Athletics on May 14th. Today's guest is On athlete Verity Ockenden. A 5k and 10k runner Verity is a British Athlete that currently lives in Italy. She was a bronze medalist in the 2021 European Indoor Champs and a supremely talented writer who was the poet laureate for Night of the 10ks a few years back. We caught up on London’s Southbank a few months ago to chat about all things lane 3 beer and cheer. -------- These podcasts are brought to you with the support of Like The Wind Magazine and Select Imagery from Curated for Runners.   Like the Wind is an independent journal telling stories about running. Since issue 1, Like the Wind has been published quarterly, with 31 issues under its belt. It is sold mainly through subscriptions, to readers in 40 countries.  The strapline of the magazine is: it’s why we run (not how to run) and so there are no product reviews, training plans or nutrition tips. Instead, Like the Wind explores topics such as the environment, social issues (like racism or gender inequality), mental health and – quite often – the simple joy of running. Like the Wind will be producing a special edition programme for Night of the 10,000m PBs for all attendees to the event on May 14th  Like the Wind can be found at www.likethewindmagazine.com where people can subscribe and on Instagram and Twitter as @likethewindmag.  --------
20:22
May 02, 2022
The Big Run Presents - The Night of 10,000m PB's - Preview Trailer
May 14th sees the return of The Night of the 10,000m PBs. Hosted by Highgate Harriers at their Parliament Hill track the night promises a celebration of world-class athletics and show-stopping entertainment combined to create an event with no equal. To celebrate its return The Big Run Podcast has teamed up with The Night of 10ks to produce a series of preview podcasts. Starting this Monday and running every weekday up until the event. Join me as I talk to key figures both on and off the track gaining insight into what makes this event so unique in the world of athletics. We’ll conclude the series with a special episode recorded live at the event on May 14th going live on the 21st.  A perfect opportunity to relive that lane 3 beer and cheer memories. Join me this Monday for the first episode. Only on The Big Run.  -------------------------------------- With the support of Like The Wind Magazine and Select Imagery from Curated for Runners.  Like the Wind is an independent journal telling stories about running. Since issue 1, Like the Wind has been published quarterly, with 31 issues under its belt. It is sold mainly through subscriptions, to readers in 40 countries. The strapline of the magazine is: it’s why we run (not how to run) and so there are no product reviews, training plans or nutrition tips. Instead, Like the Wind explores topics such as the environment, social issues (like racism or gender inequality), mental health and – quite often – the simple joy of running. Like the Wind will be producing a special edition programme for Night of the 10,000m PB's for all attendees to the event on May 14th  Like the Wind can be found at www.likethewindmagazine.com where people can subscribe and on Instagram and Twitter as @likethewindmag. --------
02:39
April 30, 2022
Running Towards Nature - Healing, Connecting and Growing a Community with Marlon Patrice and We Go Outside Too.
Running Towards Nature. Hello and welcome back to The Big Run.  Last Sunday on a sunny Easter weekend. I had the chance to link with Marlon Patrice and some of the members of We Go Outside Too.  Marlon had organised a coach to bring members of the group down to Kew Gardens in London.  Following the tragic death of his son in 2020, due to knife crime, and the onset of the COVID pandemic, Marlon was compelled to turn his grief into a power for good. ‘We Go Outside Too’ is his brainchild, an active group making the countryside accessible, with a clear focus on empowering the Black Community to experience the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of nature. A keen runner, Marlon has been a member of City of Birmingham Striders since 2010, recently turning out for the national road relays as well as taking on the Palestine Marathon.  I tagged along to chat with Marlon and some members of the group as they explored Kew.   A big thankyou to Marlon Patrice, Tessfa Boyd, Abdul Abz Shahid and Jazzmin Fletcher for their time.  You can find out more about We Go Outside Too, Marlon and Patrees Herb and Wellness using the links below https://www.instagram.com/wegooutsidetoo/ https://www.instagram.com/marlonpatrice/ https://www.instagram.com/patreesherbsandwellness/ 
26:50
April 23, 2022
Running Towards Change with Jonty Brown - The Big Run - Episode 80
Welcome back, and thanks for joining me for The Big Run.  I hope you enjoyed last month's journal episode.  This week we are back with another post-run chat and coffee with all-round Legend Jonty Brown.  Jonty is a barber, Adidas London coach, a drummer, a surfer, and crypto loving, positive force for good. In lockdown 1 he started running. In August 2021, after 18 months of hard work and training, he organized and took on his first challenge. He ran 190 miles along the Wainwrights coast to coast across the UK, averaging 28 miles a day for 7 days raising over £10,500 for charity. In this chat we break down his journey into running, his fundraising for diabetes, how knee braces perhaps aren't the one and his hop crypto tip!  **JOKE - THIS IS NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE!** SOAR COMP WINNER ANNOUNCED.  Have a listen to the intro to find out the winner of the performance of the month.  I hope you enjoy the conversation. Danny  Follow Jonty here: https://www.instagram.com/chasingchangedoco/ where you can learn more about his run club, work as an Adidas coach and check out his spring hair do! 
51:44
April 16, 2022
The Big Run - The Monthly Journal - Healing - Feat. Emmie Collinge, Remmie Milner, Kieran Alger, Paula Bedford, Ryan Jensen, Jason Henderson & Tasha Thompson.
Welcome back to the monthly journal supported by SOAR running This month we open our pages to explore the theme of Healing.  From intimate journal entries, calls to adventure, creating visibility and connecting deeper to your body.  Join us as we move through these different stories.  Actor Joanna Horton kicks us off by reading 'Scaffolding" by Seamus Heaney. Next up we have 'Dear Foot racing' - a call and response - from author to the reader - brought to life by actor Remmie Milner from the Journal entries of 2016 European Mountain Champion Emmie Collinge. Keiran Alger from The Run Testers drops in to fill us in on his latest epic adventure - Run The Blue.  I join former guests Paula Bedford of Camino Ultra and Ryan Jensen, Feldenkrais practitioner to observe and participate in a session to explore the practice and learn what it means to listen to your body.  And all-round hero Tasha Thompson, founder of Black Girls Do Run, joined me in a freezing Hyde Park to talk about resetting the dial on who can be a runner, being a hero to her kids and encouraging change.  Enjoy the journal and thanks for joining me for The Big Run Danny ****** AND REMEMBER this episode is kindly supported by SOAR running and our performance of the month competition closes on the 11th of April This spring SOAR are giving you – and a running partner - the chance to win a Marathon System each. That's a pair of their marathon shorts with integrated storage for up to 6 in-race gels, plus an ultralight weight Race Vets 4.0. For your chance to win they want to hear about a performance by a training partner, or friend of yours, which has inspired you recently. It’s not just about smashing a PB or breaking the tape though. Performance can – and does – mean different things to different folk. So we want to hear about a performance that has inspired you, stood out to you, or overcome adversity. It doesn’t need to be race-related either, it can be training progress, a huge personal feat, returning from injury or embracing a new running challenge. We just want to hear why it’s inspired you, and is a worthy winner, in no more than 250 words! To submit your nominee – and be in with a chance to win – simply email your tale to alex.i@soarrunning.com with ‘Performance Of The Month’ in the subject line. Nominations must be in by Monday 11th April. And as the weather serves us multiple options as we inch into spring why not grab some fresh threads with an exclusive discount to Big Run listeners of 15 percent. Simply punch in bigrun15 at checkout to get that tasty saving.  ********
01:56:31
April 09, 2022
Your Questions Answered - Speed, Mindset, Technology, Coaching and more with Matt Yates - The Big Run Episode 78
Got a great episode in store for you today with former guest Matt Yates.  Matt is Olympian, Commonwealth Games Medallist, Sub-4 minute miler, The Run Yard founder Matt Yates.  A few weeks back I put out a call for your questions and Matt gamely sat down with zero prep and took them on. In this conversation, we cover speed, nerves, technology, ultras and so many other things that can all contribute to your performance. This leads me nicely to our ongoing search for our performance of the month in partnership with SOAR running. This spring SOAR are giving you – and a running partner - the chance to win a Marathon System each. That's a pair of their marathon shorts with integrated storage for up to 6 in-race gels, plus an ultra-lightweight Race Vets 4.0. For your chance to win they want to hear about a performance by a training partner, or friend of yours, which has inspired you recently. It’s not just about smashing a PB or breaking the tape though. Performance can – and does – mean different things to different folk. So we want to hear about a performance that has inspired you, stood out to you, or overcome adversity. It doesn’t need to be race-related either, it can be training progress, a huge personal feat, returning from injury or embracing a new running challenge. We just want to hear why it’s inspired you, and is a worthy winner, in no more than 250 words! To submit your nominee – and be in with a chance to win – simply email your tale to alex.i@soarrunning.com with ‘Performance Of The Month’ in the subject line. Nominations must be in by Monday 11th April. Plus there is still time to grab 15% off with the code bigrun15 at soarrunning.com when you punch that code in at checkout.  Got that? Good. Now I’ll hand it over to Matt, enjoy the conversation and thanks for joining us for The Big Run
01:01:49
April 02, 2022
Running Towards Your Dreams - Giving back to the sport, staging events and making running exciting with Lloyd Kempson - The Big Run - Episode 77
Hello and welcome back to The Big Run.  I hope you have a good weekend of running ahead.  Our search for Performance of the Month in partnership with SOAR running continues apace. We want to give two lucky people a brand new marathon system. Details of which can be found below.  Plus there's a tasty 15% off at SOAR until the end of the month with the code bigrun15. Today's guest is Lloyd Kempson. He joined me for an easy 5 miles in the London sunshine around Victoria Park. Nike coach, founder of Team Project Run and with over 20 years and counting experience as an athlete over events ranging from 800m to marathon in competitions ranging from club level up to national championships.  Lloyd prides himself as being an example for his athletes and embodying the motto that there is no substitute for hard work.  In this conversation, we dig into Lloyd's long connection to the sport and his plans to push it forward by staging the Comeback 5000 on the 15th of April. Thanks for listening  Danny  COMPETITION INFORMATION This spring SOAR are giving you – and a running partner - the chance to win a Marathon System each. Comprised of a pair of marathon shorts with integrated storage for up to 6 in-race gels, plus an ultralightweight Race Vets 4.0 – weighing in at just 47g in a size M. For your chance to win they want to hear about a performance by a training partner, or friend of yours, which has inspired you recently. It’s not just about smashing a PB or breaking the tape though. Performance can – and does – mean different things to different folk. So we want to hear about a performance which has inspired you, stood out to you, or overcome adversity. It doesn’t need to be race related either, it can be training progress, a huge personal feat, returning from injury or embracing a new running challenge. We just want to hear why it’s inspired you, and is a worthy winner, in no more than 250 words! To submit your nominee – and be in with a chance to win – simply email your tale to alex.i@soarrunning.com with ‘Performance Of The Month’ in the subject line. Nominations must be in by Monday 11th April. Then, I’ll be sitting down with the team at SOAR to decide our chosen winner, based on the case we think is most compelling. Both the winning nominee and nominator will win a Marathon System and we’ll announce the winner later in April. What’s more…. SOAR are also offering 15% off for listeners of the Big Run Podcast until the end of April – so kit yourself out for spring race day, or the summer miles ahead and enter code bigrun15 when checking out at soarrunning.com  
47:30
March 26, 2022
Mindfulness & Endurance with Ryan Willms - The Big Run - Episode 76 - Supported by SOAR Running
Hello and welcome back to The Big Run... Todays guest is Ryan Willms Ryan is a Creative Director, podcast host, holistic life coach and magazine founder. He uses movement as a tool for self-exploration as well as performance. Originally from Canada but now based out in LA he works with hugely established brands to create rich and meaningful experiences. In this conversation, we touch on his early life in Canada and starting inventory magazine out of a one-bedroom apartment that was a photo studio, meeting room, hr and everything else in between to grinding down his own physical and mental health through flat out work in the fashion industry to his own journey of self-discovery through alternative medicines and practices before moving onto his experience with movement, the foundational role it plays in his life and how mindfulness and endurance can go hand in hand… You can find more about Ryan and his work at https://www.ryanwillms.com/  The Mindfulness Endurance programme here: https://mindfulenduranceprogram.substack.com/p/mep-welcome?s=w And the run programme here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CaLAbLVvdXu/  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ****COMPETITION INFORMATION**** Im pleased to announce that this month Big Run is supported by SOAR Running. SOAR produce high-performance running apparel – from the fastest race-kit on the market, to fit for purpose, function-first training staples. And, they are soon to launch a women’s range. This spring SOAR are giving you – and a running partner - the chance to win a Marathon System each. Comprised of a pair of marathon shorts with integrated storage for up to 6 in-race gels, plus an ultra lightweight Race Vets 4.0 – weighing in at just 47g in a size M. For your chance to win they want to hear about a performance by a training partner, or friend of yours, which has inspired you recently. It’s not just about smashing a PB or breaking the tape though. Performance can – and does – mean different things to different folk. So we want to hear about a performance which has inspired you, stood out to you, or overcome adversity. It doesn’t need to be race-related either, it can be training progress, a huge personal feat, returning from injury or embracing a new running challenge. We just want to hear why it’s inspired you, and is a worthy winner, in no more than 250 words! To submit your nominee – and be in with a chance to win – simply email your tale to alex.i@soarrunning.com with ‘Performance Of The Month’ in the subject line. Nominations must be in by Monday 11th April. Then, I’ll be sitting down with the team at SOAR to decide our chosen winner, based on the case we think is most compelling. Both the winning nominee and nominator will win a Marathon System and we’ll announce the winner later in April. What’s more…. SOAR are also offering 15% off for listeners of the Big Run Podcast until the end of April – so kit yourself out for spring race day, or the summer miles ahead and enter code bigrun15 when checking out at soarrunning.com 6S7RROtEu6icAHl41jOP 
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March 19, 2022
The Big Run - The Monthly Journal - 'Legacy' - Feat. The National XC Champs, Wyrd Running, A Short Story, the 2 Minute Review and the Racing Forecast
Welcome to the second monthly entry into The Big Run Journal.  This month's theme is legacy.  The legacy of a legendary event, the legacy you want to leave for your family and building the legacy of something brand new, from the ground up.  Kicking us off we have Emily Barber reading "Rupi & Liv" by Verity Ockenden, a poem Verity wrote after being inspired by the legacy of another artist's work.  After that, we launch into our coverage from The National XC champs at parliament hill a fortnight ago. A huge thank you to the ECCA, the City of London and all the club members who let me interview them that day. A big thank you to Megan, Holly and Glynis of Cambridge Harriers.  Kieran Alger returns for a 2-minute review of Therabody's latest recovery offering.  We then shift gears to a short story sent in by a listener. Jack Derges who discovered the pod and answered the call to send in his running story. Jack features as an additional voice.  Then its over to Jason Henderson of Athletics weekly with his racing forecast looking ahead at all the exciting things to look forward to on the track, in the fields and on the roads. We close out with Jareth Ashbrook of the new running clothing brand Wyrd. Based out of Hong Kong but originally from the UK Jazz started the company with no previous experience in fashion but has crafted a really exciting and intriguing brand.  Thank you to all of our contributors and do get in touch if you think there's a story, event or idea you want me to cover.  I hope you enjoy the episode Danny   
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March 12, 2022
Achieving running performances you can be proud of, the matter of Marathons and a light helping of physics with Luke Caldwell
Todays guest is Luke Caldwell.  Luke competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games achieving 13th place in the 5000m and 14th in the 10,000m. He currently resides in Boulder, Colorado and is a member of The Roots Running collective that boasts an impressive stable of Athletes alongside Luke.  The team there helped Luke achieve an impressive 2:11:30 marathon debut.  In this conversation, we talk a little about Luke's job as a physicist, the kind of projects he works on and how they apply to our everyday understanding of the universe.  As well as his running life and how his switch to the marathon as well starting a new life in Boulder has helped him achieve performances he can be proud of.   I hope you enjoy the episode. Danny  Xi6c1oGmBYgaYXOrqWsm
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March 05, 2022
Ultra running - understanding the body, critical thinking and pseudoscience with Nick Tiller
Nick Tiller (MRes, Ph.D.) is a senior researcher in respiratory medicine & exercise physiology at Harbor-UCLA. He writes and speaks about exercise, health, pseudoscience, and critical thinking, and explores their intersection in his column for Skeptical Inquirer Magazine. His book, The Skeptic's Guide to Sports Science, was named as one of Book Authority's "Best sports science books of all time". Nick has been running marathons since 2001 and ultra-marathons since 2010. During this time he has contested some of the world's toughest races, including the Marathon Des Sables (Sahara Desert), Ironman triathlon, and several 100-mile trail runs. In recent years, he has unified his passion for ultra-marathon with his scientific research and has become a leading authority on the physiology and pathophysiology of the sport. In this conversation we break down respiratory science, talk about it in relation to covid, we take a look at some of the science behind the ever-popular breathe work within the wellness space, we also look at critical thinking and how you can develop your own scepticism whilst not becoming cynical then we get stuck into Nicks own relationship to Ultra’s and how he has applied his scientific mind to what happens to the body. You can find more of Nick's papers and writing on his website  I hope you enjoy the episode Danny 
01:22:08
February 26, 2022
Moving to marathons, spotting the warning signs, self care and making friends with the "monster" that is the training block - The Big Run - Episode 72 - Phily Bowden
Hello and welcome back to The Big Run, I hope you enjoyed last Saturdays journal, work is underway for next months feature.  Please do reach out if you think there are any interesting stories that you’d like me to cover for future episodes. You can reach me at thebigrunpodcast@gmail.com NB this conversation was recorded when I was in the throws of covid and I struggled greatly to string a sentence together… Today's guest is an Aldershot Farnham and District club member who competed for Britain at the U23 European athletics champs and is currently coached by former British Olympian Helen Clitheroe. In this conversation we journey through her running story, talk about her experiences being a member of the track and field programme at Oregon and her current training for the marathon of Seville. Big thanks to Philly for coming on, check out her youtube and all the best for Seville which is 2morro!
01:07:53
February 19, 2022
The Big Run - Episode 71 - The Monthly Journal - "Desire" - Feat. Camino Ultra, Stephen Scullion, The Run Testers, Jason Henderson and Sir Simon Russell Beale.
Welcome to the first Monthly entry into The Big Run journal.  The loose thread stitching together this month's entry is desire.  The desire for adventure, the desire to find joy in what you do. Whatever it means to you.  Kicking us off is decorated actor and knight of the realm, Sir Simon Russell Beale reading "Glory, Glory, Glory!" by a former guest, talented runner and supremely gifted wordsmith Sean Hamilton.  We then head out to North West London for adventure and trail with the wonderful community of runners that is Camino Ultra.  At 19:45 Keiran Alger from The Run Testers drops in with the 2 Minute Review on the latest offering from Garmin with their new Epix watches.  2 minutes later...obvs 😜...we have... Irish international and 2:09 marathoner Stephen Scullion on the perils of Twitter, mental health, finding the joy in what you do and an insight into the hard work of elite-level training camps. At 54:05, we take a pause to be joined by the editor of Athletics Weekly, Jason Henderson for the racing forecast. Jason takes us through the main events on the calendar for the next month, who to look out for and where you can watch the action. Its a must to plan out your racing calendar.  Then we jump back to Stephen at 1hr we jump back to Stephen to close us out and find out what desire means to him as a runner and a Harry Potter fan 😀 ----------------------------- find out more about Camino here follow Jason, Keiran, Stephen and Sean     
01:25:52
February 12, 2022
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February 07, 2022
The Big Run - Episode 70 - This Messy Happy - Two Bacons in Love
Todays guest's are Ben and Mary Bridges aka "This Messy Happy"  ‘This Messy Happy’ is thier way of letting you all know that life is messy, but you can always find the happy if you really want it. Popular on YouTube sharing their story, training and advice Ben and Mary now live in Thailand after moving there last year for work.  From taking on Ultra's, connecting and inspiring runners all over the world they are both most definitely radiators and not drains... You'll have to listen to the end of the episode to find out what that means 😜 Thanks for listening  Danny 
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January 31, 2022
The Big Run - Episode 69 - Fiona English - Being proud of what you can achieve as a runner
Today's guest is an ultra runner, coach and was until recently the CEO of The Kings Head Theatre. A popular fringe theatre venue in North London was the starting point for such acting talents as Joanna Lumley and the late Alan Rickman. An advocate for making space for women within running and a real inspiration within the running community Please welcome to the show Fiona English You can follow Fiona here and find out more about We Are Day Break here  I hope you enjoy the episode  and remember,  I want to hear about your training and what you are training for. Drop me a line thebigrunpodcast@gmail.com  Thanks for listening Danny
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January 24, 2022
The Big Run - Episode 68 - Ben Felton - Ben is Running - Aspire to Run, Run to Inspire
Todays guest is running YouTuber Ben Felton.  Ben's running journey is relatively new but his growth on YouTube over the past few months has been rapid.  As our his PB's. He recently bagged a 15.34 at 5k and continues to share his running journey with his ever-growing YouTube community. I sat down with Ben last week to hear his story. We talked about his time in Sweden, quitting the day job and going full time with vlogging and what marathon he is going to be taking on this year. I hope you enjoy the episode Danny
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January 17, 2022
The Big Run - Episode 67 - TBR X ARL Present: The Seville Training Diary - Part 1
In this special episode in collaboration with A Runners Life, I sat down with Marcus Brown to reflect on marathon training and share some clips we recorded post long run.  It's an open and frank discussion about the things we have learnt training for the marathon distance and a look back at  the staple of any block - The Long Run.  I hope you find this discussion useful and informative as you lace up for your weekend miles.  We'll see you next week for more insight, reflections and stories.  If you'd like share your long run stories then drop me an email at thebigrunpodcast@gmail.com  Thanks for listening  Danny 
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January 15, 2022
The Big Run - Episode 66 - Charlie Krarup - Choose Your Own Adventure
Charlie Krarup is the managing director at Adventure Base who specialise in creating and delivering quality experiences in breathtaking environments for a whole variety of groups and individuals.  Sir Richard Branson has joined them on a few adventures!  Charlie is no stranger to adventure himself. A frequent runner, Iron Man and all-around athlete he also was a runner up in the second season of the hit channel 4 show SAS: Who Dares Wins. Famous for its brutal physical and mental punishment of its participants the show tests them to see if they have the to qualities to be selected for the special forces.  His brother (a member of the armed forces) still hasn't let him forget coming second!  Charlie logged on from the beautiful Chamonix where he lives and works. Thinking of your next adventure? then head over to https://adventurebase.com/about/ to find out more. I hope you enjoy the episode
01:12:40
January 10, 2022
The Big Run - Episode 65 - Marcus Brown - Ask Me Anything
In this podcast in collaboration with A Runners Life, I put Marcus Brown in the hot seat to ask him your questions!  From footwear to nutrition, marathon training, work/life balance and cultivating a mindset to deal with the challenges of 26.2. We covered a lot and there is some great insight to be found here.  It was a real pleasure to sit down with Marcus and always a pleasure to have him back on the podcast.  I hope you enjoy the episode Danny 
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January 03, 2022
The Big Run - Episode 64 - Gary House - My First Second Place
Today's guest is Ultra Runner, Coach and speaker Gary House.  Gary is a successful Ultrarunner who has helped hundreds of runners get their sh*t together to help them become better Athletes.  In this episode, we talk about how Gary became the runner he is today, how he is taking his ultra background and applying it to the marathon distance and we also learn about his biggest failure and what it taught him as a runner and a person.  You can learn more about Gary's coaching services over at houserunningclub.com  I hope you had an excellent Christmas and you enjoy this episode. Danny  
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December 27, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 63 - Ella Road - Be Free With Yourself
Today's guest is club runner, actor and writer Ella Road.  Ella Road is a writer and actor from London. Her first play ‘The Phlebotomist’ premiered at the Hampstead Theatre Downstairs in Spring 2018, and transferred to the Main House in Spring 2019. The play was nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate theatre and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Her new play 'Fair Play' is on at the Bush Theatre in London until January 22nd. You can find out more information and book tickets here Ella joined me for a winter walk to get coffee after the press night of the play. We talk about her running journey, her writing and the creative process involved in tackling tough subjects in sports and turning them into theatre.  I hope you enjoy the episode.  Danny 
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December 20, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 62 - Joseph Tuffin - Surprise Yourself
Joseph Tuffin is an 800 / 1500m runner who recently surprised himself at the podium 5k event last week with a new PB. Splitting his time between being a full-time software developer and a promising young athlete.  Joseph is now self-coached and he experiments with his training (throwing in the odd 20 mile race!) in order to yield impressive results often surprising himself.  I hope you enjoy the episode.  Danny   
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December 13, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 61 - Different Gear Live - The Run Testers x The Big Run - Powered by SOAR Running
Welcome back to another podcast deep dive edition of Different Gear Live powered by SOAR Running   and welcome to the very first Run Testers end of year awards! From the best racing shoes, trail shoes, running watches and headphones the team is here to reveal their picks of what's made the top spot in 2021. There is also a chance to win a pair of Dual Fabric Tights from the good people of SOAR running. Head over to soarrunning.com/differentgear  We streamed this episode live on Monday. Missed it? Fear not! The podcast is here and there is more Run Testers wisdom for you to hear with a deeper dive edition that features some excellent Christmas gift ideas, a look ahead to 2022 and we reveal what's been grinding the gears of the Different Gear team!  See below to links to the Xmas gift ideas mentioned https://www.ultramarathonrunningstore.com/2Toms-SPORTSHIELD-Chafing-Prevention-p/2tomssportshield.htm - Anti Chafe https://premax.co/products/anti-friction-balm-for-men - More Anti Chafe  https://bravendurance.co.uk/ - Socks  https://nothing.tech/products/ear-1 - Headphones  shorturl.at/nBFJV - Bamboo neck warmer  https://www.iffleyroad.com/products/marine-putney https://www.on-running.com/en-gb/products/lightweight-cap - Running Caps 
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December 09, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 60 - Fatima Musa - Unlock the Inner Athlete
Today's guest is Fatima Musa.  Fatima is a runner, film buff and a member of the ASRA run club.  ASRA is a community space centring on Muslim women in sports, wellness and sisterhood. They are also expanding their team! Head over to their Instagram bio to find out more. https://www.instagram.com/asra.club/?hl=en In this episode, we explore Fatima's running journey, ASRA and the work that it does with Muslim women wanting to get into sports and we also talk movies at the end of the episode! So if your looking for some tips for movies after a Long Run then have a listen. I hope you enjoy the episode Thanks for listening  Danny    Episode photoby Amaal Said 
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December 06, 2021
The Big Run Podcast - Episode 59 - Verity Ockenden - Be Like Water
Today's guest is GB Athlete Verity Ockenden.  Verity competed at the women’s 3000m at the 2021 European indoor champs taking home a bronze medal.  She competes across a multitude of middle distances.  Verity is also a hugely talented poet that uses running as her creative muse as well as using her poetry to help with performance. You can follow Verity here https://www.instagram.com/youngverit/   I hope you enjoy the episode  Thanks for listening  Danny 
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November 29, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 58 - Steven Sashen - Take Off Your Shoes.
Steven Sashen is the co-founder and CEO of Xero Shoes • www.XeroShoes.com. Steven and his wife, Lena Phoenix, started the company after discovering the comfort, benefits, and FUN of natural movement, by getting out of thick, padded, motion-controlled shoes. Prior to jumping into the footwear business, Steven was an internationally-known Internet marketing expert, Search Engine and Social Media marketing consultant, and software designer.  Steven is a Masters All-American sprinter, one of the fastest 55+ year olds in the United States. As mentioned in the intro here's the link to the Different Gear Comp here: https://www.soarrunning.com/pages/soar-x-different-gear Thanks for listening Danny 
01:05:37
November 22, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 57 - The Run Testers X The Big Run present Different Gear Live powered by SOAR running
Welcome back to The Big Run and the latest live instalment of Different Gear Live with The Run Testers powered by SOAR Running.  This is the deeper dive extended podcast edition with bonus content and more questions answered.  If you didn't get a chance to see @mikesawh show off his new pants, @allrounder.fitness explain why he buys every GoPro, hear if @nickharrisfry would pick the Nike ZoomX Vaporfly Next% 2 over the Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 2 and find out why our ultra man @manvmiles was MIA, do not fret. We have you covered in this episode with more audio for you to chew on.  This month, we have the Soar Ultra Jacket 4.0 to give away worth £190 head over to https://www.soarrunning.com/pages/soar-x-different-gear to find out how to enter.  Different Gear will return in December!  Thanks for listening  Danny 
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November 15, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 56 - Emma Manton - Running With Refugee's
Emma Manton is an actor a writer and practitioner, and of course a runner.  She is also the driving force behind Running with Refugees a charity that uses running via virtual events to help raise vital funds for refugees. Its been going from strength to strength since 2017 and recently joined forces with Amal.   ‘Little Amal’, a 3.5 metre-tall puppet of a young refugee girl, was created by the acclaimed Handspring Puppet Company.  Representing all displaced children, many separated from their families, Little Amal is travelling over 8,000km embodying the urgent message “Don’t forget about us”.
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November 01, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 55 - Phil Hewitt - Outrunning The Demons
Phill Hewitt has 40 plus marathons to his name and is a successful journalist and author.  Back in 2016, he suffered a severe trauma that resulted in him living with PTSD. It was through running that he has been able to learn to cope with the event and has inspired him to reach out to others who have found peace and healing through movement.  These collected stories form the basis of his book Outrunning The Demons. You can find Phil's extraordinary book here I hope you enjoy the episode and thanks for listening Danny 
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October 25, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 54 - The Run Testers, "Different Gear" powered by SOAR Running
Hello and welcome to the extended podcast edition of Different Gear. A monthly live show brought to you from The Run Testers and The Big Run Podcast and powered by SOAR running. The Run Testers will be delving into the world of running gear, the tech that's hoping to shape runnings future and the gear that they have all been testing. In this episode – That huge battery packing COROS Vertix 2 and how that holds up to the ultimate 7 marathons in 7 days test. – Why some carbon shoes might be a waste of your money – Whether Supersapiens real-time blood glucose monitoring – and its link-up with Garmin – is the new best way to stay fuelled on your runs. – Our early reaction to Hoka's latest carbon shoe, the Bondi X – Nick also reveals an Apple Watch pacing app that might help you hit your goals on race day. – And Mike chats about some new in-ear buds that could rival the best Plus we talk about what's next on the racing calendar and answer some more of your questions exclusive to the podcast. You can also win SOAR running gear!!!! SOAR has given us an All-Weather Jacket 3.0 to give away. It's the latest version of their top tier running jacket designed for the harshest conditions. Head over to soarrunning.com/differentgear to find out how to enter. The winner will be announced in next months episode.
57:42
October 18, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 53 - Liz Warner - 30 Marathons before turning 30
Today's guest is Liz Warner. Born and raised in Atlanta but is now based in Paris. A lover of travel and of the power of the running community to do good she set about the extraordinary challenge to run 30 marathons before she turned 30 whilst drawing attention to 20 local charities and raising money on their behalf The deadline was June 2020 and in that time she came first in the  Chile Patagonia marathon, was last in the sierra leone marathon, went through 9 pairs of trainers running 520 miles in the races plus 1200 in training in between and raised over 50,000 dollars for 20 global women centred charities and organisations.  You can find out more about her challenge and the charities she worked with at www.runtoreach.com  I hope you enjoy the episode  Thanks for listening  Danny 
01:03:18
October 11, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 52 - TBR X ARL Present - The Boston Marathon
Hello and welcome back to another bumper edition of The Big Run in collaboration with A Runners Life podcast. Today's episode is a deep dive into the oldest marathon of the majors: Boston. Myself and Marcus had two fascinating conversations for this episode with Dave McGillivray race director of The Boston Marathon and then with Kathrine Switzer and Rosy Spraker. Kathrine was the very first guest on this podcast and Im delighted to have her back. She is joined with 14 time Boston finisher Rosy who is a member of her 261 fearless organisation.  You can hear Kathrine and Rosy from 01:15:20 But we kick things off with Dave who has looked after the race since 1988 and is an extraordinary athlete in his own right. He raced across America in 1978 in 80 days averaging 45 miles a day and to date has 160 marathons to his name a fair few of them done at Boston directly after he has finished being the race director!  I hope you enjoy the episode Danny
02:15:31
October 04, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 51 - TBR X ARL Present - A London Marathon Special
Hello and welcome to this bumper magazine episode celebrating all things London. The marathon is 6 days away and myself and Marcus Brown wanted to uncover as much as we could about the race from Elite Athletes, training and what's involved in staging one of the majors.  We spoke to Charlie Hulson, The Altitude Centre and the legendary Hugh Brasher for this episode. See below for the timestamps of where you can find the interviews.  1 min 28 secs - Charlie Hulson. 2:13 Marathoner who will be competing this year in the men's elite field. Charlie took part in last years 40th race and juggles being an elite athlete with running his family bakery.  41 min 27 secs - The Altitude Centre. Me and Marcus paid a visit to the team in central London to get a better understanding of what is involved in altitude training and the benefits it can have.  1hr 26 mins - Hugh Brasher - Hugh needs no introduction. He has been connected to the race throughout its history as well as many other iconic sporting moments in running. It was a real honour to get an insight into the sheer scale of the race, what it takes to stage and what the future of the race looks like.  You can follow Charlie here & learn more about the altitude centre here
02:09:06
September 27, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 50 - VFWW - "The Vaporfly Effect"
Hello and welcome to a special edition of TBR. Arran of VFWW will be taking on the race on Sunday the 26th of September and it felt like a perfect moment to share our conversation with the founders of Vaporfly World Wide.   Today's guests round-up a popular triumvirate of running Instagram accounts documenting running culture and all things carbon, cool and cutting edge. Founded by self confessed sneaker head Jerry, who then brought in the business-minded Hafi the duo became a trio when Arran joined in 2020. Their aim has always been to document running culture and make accessible the sometimes inaccessible world of high-end performance footwear and apparel and help motivate runners from all over the world. Follow Vaporfly World Wide  Follow Carbon Plate Run  Follow Curated for Runners  Thanks for listening and best of luck to Arran and all the other runners taking to the streets of Berlin this Sunday. Have a great race.
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September 24, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 49 Post Run : Mo Hashi
“I don’t like dropping out of races, I feel like when you drop out once, then mentally, it’s bad for you. I always make sure I finish, even if I’m crawling through the line” – Mo Hashi, track and middle-distance runner How do you know when you’ve got your pace right? We spoke to track and middle-distance runner Mo Hashi about how to get your timings just right during a tempo run with him at Bushy Park. He may not think it, but Mo Hashi is fast, the track and middle-distance runner, who uses his spare time to compete in competitions up and down the country, has a current 5K PB at 14 minutes 35. But what motivates him to get out on the track and how hard does he push himself? Here, we talk to him about his training style, being a body double for Mo Farah and training to the point of vomiting. You can hear Mo’s full conversation on the Big Run podcast sponsored by exhale.  Join me for post run chats with with track and middle-distance runners like Mo, along with GB runner Holly Rush, and ultra runner Mark Kerry. Thanks for listening Danny
01:00:23
September 20, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 48 - Post Run: Mark Kerry
Coffee’s brewed. Grab a cup and come join me on three special episodes of TBR brought to you with the support of Exhale Coffee Where I’ll be sharing a cup of the good stuff post run with athletes from different spheres of the running community. From chasing vert on Box Hill, tempo in Bushy Park to a shakeout in central London. Each conversation follows on directly from a run over a hot cup of Exhale Coffee. Today's guest is Mark Kerry, he is a trail runner, mountain runner, ultra runner extraordinaire who after discovering running relatively late has gone all in seeing what he is capable of. It’s gone pretty well. He has 40 plus FKTs to his name and will be competing competitively at the dragons back in 2021 and is coached by record-breaking ultra-marathoner Damian Hall. I joined him at Box Hill to take on the Box hill round an FKT he created that features 1000m of vertical gain over just over 13 miles
49:48
September 13, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 47 - Post Run: Holly Rush
Coffee’s brewed. Grab a cup and come join me on three special episodes of TBR brought to you with the support of Exhale Coffee Where I’ll be sharing a cup of the good stuff post run with athletes from different spheres of the running community. From chasing vert on Box Hill, tempo in Bushy Park to a shakeout in central London. Each conversation follows on directly from a run over a hot cup of Exhale Coffee. Exhale coffee is the dream. As soon as you open the bag your know you are in for a treat and when you taste it....delicious! It’s also good for you.  That's because it's the first speciality coffee In the UK to be sourced and roasted especially for health Independent tests show 1 cup of Exhale healthy coffee to have the antioxidant power of 12 punnets of blueberries, 55 oranges or 1.2kg of kale. There is nothing added and is one of the richest sources of niacin in our diets and is free from any nasties including mycotoxins, pesticides, toxins and heavy metals. Holly Rush is an ex-international road marathon runner turned ultra trail runner. She didn’t start running competitively until her late 20’s and started out as a fun runner. So in 2010 when she was selected to represented Great Britain at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona (18th and team Bronze) she couldn’t believe how far she had come. She went on to come 8th at the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and has represented GB at the World Mountain Championships twice winning team silver and bronze. Holly has over 10 years of personal training under her belt, is a qualified sports therapist, level 2 run coach and has a masters degree in sports coaching. She is also the ASICS UK FrontRunner community manager. She is more likely to be found in the mountains these days. She ran her first 100 miler in 2017 and has gone on to do many mountain ultras including the UTMB, ran the Annapurna Circuit solo and climbed Mont Blanc. We went for a 4 mile shakeout along the Southbank before her pacing duties at the Asics 10k. Stay tuned for more special Post Run specials in the coming weeks. Thanks for listening Danny
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September 06, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 46 - Jack Rowe - "Comparison is the thief of Joy"
Today's guest is Jack Rowe. A real exciting talent in British Athletics.  Breaking 4 minutes in the mile with a 3:58 back in July and keeping Jake Smith looking over his shoulder at The Big Half last week with a 62 minute half. We caught up to look back at the race, get an understanding of the details between track and road racing and get an insight into his learnings from coaches on both sides of the Atlantic. Here are some of Jack's achievements to date.  Coach - Tim Eglen 2021 European Indoor 3,000m Finalist 2021 British 3,000m 'Trials' Gold 🥇 - 2020 British Outdoor 5,000m Silver 🥈 2020 NCAA All American - Indoor 3,000m - 2017 - European U23 XC Team Bronze 🥉 2015 - European U20 Championships - 8th in 10,000m Once you've listened to this then head here to listen to Jake Smith and here to listen Mo Aadan who came 1st and 3rd at Sundays Big Half. Thanks for listening Danny 
57:13
August 30, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 45 -Sanchez Bailey - Elite Level Sports Psychology
Sanchez Bailey is a sports psychologist who has worked with athletes, boxers and footballers for many top-flight premiership teams. He joined me on London's busy South Bank to give me an insight into his process, how he deals with injury, nerves and performance and what kind of actionable advice everyday runners can take from his insight and knowledge.  It was fascinating to take a peek into this subject and get a greater understanding of how the mind can be a key tool for performance.  Danny 
54:30
August 23, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 44 - TBR X A Runners Life Present: The First Mile Always Lies - Trail Blazers
Welcome back to another episode of "The First Mile Always Lies..." a collaboration between TBR and A Runners Life hosted by Marcus Brown. This episode has been supported by Let's Do This.  Let's Do This is the UK's leading platform for discovering & booking endurance sports events. Be it running, cycling, swimming, triathlon, obstacle or something else -  you can choose from 1000s of events throughout the UK.  A few weeks back Marcus and I headed to kent to capture the stories of the runners taking part in the Ultra Black Running trail event.  On July 31st, Dora Atim – founder of Ultra Black Running – and MOJU Drinks partnered with Maverick Race, one of the UK’s leading trail running organisers, to create an event that broke down the financial, emotional, and physical barriers which limit access to the sport. The event saw a new wave of attendees join Maverick’s community to create a race village full of smiles, music, food and, ultimately, a welcoming environment united by a shared passion – running. You can’t be what you can’t see, and organiser Dora was inspired to put on the event having experienced a lack of representation at previous races. It was a thrill to witness and capture the atmosphere and made me yearn to get out on the trails asap!  Huge props to Dora for bringing this to fruition and the fantastic team at Maverick for creating a great event. 
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August 16, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 43 - Lucie Beatrix - Just Be Fast
Lucie Beatrix is fashion model turned competitive athlete and coach. She worked as a model from the age of 16 flying all over the world and appearing on the front cover of major magazines but discovering a love of running changed the direction of her life forever. She has exchanged fashion shoots for From breaking 17 minutes in the 5k, to running 76 miles straight in 17 hours. I hope you enjoy the episode and thanks for listening.  Danny 
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August 09, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 42 - Tim Hamilton - A Down Payment On Adventure
Hamilton is a veteran designer with decades of industry experience. He launched his own modern sportswear label ten years ago to global acclaim. He has designed capsule collections for Barney's and Bergdorf Goodman and has also previously designed for J. Crew, Madewell, Gap and Polo Ralph Lauren. Hamilton is a three-time CFDA nominee and won the award in 2009. He was the first American designer to be invited by the Chambre Syndicale to show both men's and women's collections at Paris Fashion Week in 2009. Hamilton has also collaborated with artists to bring fashion and art together in multi-disciplinary exhibits. His work created in partnership with artist Seth Price in 2012 was acquired by MoMA in New York for its permanent collection. Hamilton was born in Iowa and made his way to New York to attend fashion design school at Parsons. He was one of the first designers to partner with Uniqlo and Topshop. Around 3 years ago he was hired to be the head of global creative for The North Face where he oversees the entire design output of one of the worlds most legendary outdoor brands that has been around for over 50 years.
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August 02, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 41 - George Rhoden - Let It Out
George is recognisable to Channel 4 audiences for his role in Hunted & Celebrity Hunted. Utilising his skills as a former senior Detective in the Metropolitan Police Service to track down fugitives. George joined the police force at 16 as a Police Cadet, at a time of growing conflict between the police and the black community. He was one of the very few black policemen in the force. Over 31 years George worked in all areas of policing. As a uniform officer he was at the 1981 Brixton Riots and preceding the riots George policed the New Cross march across Blackfriars Bridge where he was seriously injured. George went on to be a Detective Inspector, head of a specialist unit in the Serious and Organised Crime Command, based at New Scotland Yard. During the rise of 'Black on Black' crime in London George attended murder/crime scenes, interviews and worked as family liaison. As a result of the racial murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence, George worked closely with the Lawrence family and then at the highest level, trained UK's Senior Investigating Officers and Chiefs of Police in investigating racially motivated crimes, police perceptions and behaviour, media appeals and dealing with grieving families. George also worked as a Hostage and Crisis Negotiator, dealing with kidnap & ransom cases. Whilst in the police George also designed and managed a youth empowerment programme in the London Borough of Westminster, Hackney and Haringey. George also established the Black Police Association and drove diversity change throughout the police service. He won several awards for this innovative programme, which is now established in the police service as a community strategy to connect with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. George consistently boxed competitively for the British Police Boxing Team. Since his retirement from the Met, George went on to work in the USA for the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau (INLA). George was selected by the INLA as Team Leader of an international team of law enforcement experts to work on sensitive matters in Mexico. George received a commendation for his work from the US Secret Service. ** A Word Of Caution Please be aware some this episode contains descriptions of racial abuse, racist language, descriptions of self-harm and bullying and at around 1 hour and 40 minutes there is some description of the 7/7 bombings that some listeners may find upsetting. I'll jump in and give you a heads up before that section**
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July 26, 2021
The Big Run Episode 40 - The Big Run & A Runners Life Present - "The First Mile Always Lies" - Episode 1 - Run Crew Round Table
Welcome back to The Big Run. And now for something different… Today’s episode marks the first in a new series in collaboration with A Runners Life podcast hosted by Marcus Brown. We have joined up over the past few weeks to record a series of specials that we will be releasing monthly on both our podcasts a variety of subjects and topics that speak to us as runners and that we hope you enjoy. It’s called The First Mile Always Lies and our first is a special round table of the Run Crew community. Community is such an important part of running and it felt only right to shine some light on it as we slowly move back to normality. Joining us in the special are Andre Coggins founder of Mafia Moves. Lloyd Kempson founder of Team Project Run and Pure Sport Run Club and Tasha Thompson founder of Black Girls Do Run A little later in the episode, we are joined on the phone by Duy Nguyen one of the Co-Founders of Korea Town Run Club out in LA We are grateful to Meus space for hosting us for the day, for Freeze-frame media to capturing the recording and to Exhale coffee for their support and excellent java that kept us chatting. We hope you enjoy the episode, be sure to subscribe to be the first to hear when the new episode is released. Thanks for listening and remember… The First Mile Always lies. Danny
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July 19, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 39 - Manni Ovola - "Build Your Ecosystem"
Manni is a qualified musculoskeletal Physiotherapist that specialises in treating runners of varying abilities. Having qualified from a Sports Therapy degree in 2009 and completing an MSc in Physiotherapy in 2012 Manni is passionate about running and enabling people to return back to their full performance. A passionate runner having posted a 2:50 for the 2019 London Marathon, Manni thrives on upskilling runners to help increase their longevity in their sport.  This is a must listen if you are looking for inspiration on how you can improve your performance and recovery as a runner.   You can find out more about his services here: https://www.manniathletephysio.com/ Manni has his own podcast that you can listen to here: https://anchor.fm/manni-o  Thanks for listening  Danny 
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July 12, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 38 - The Run Testers - Marathon Training - "What do I need?"
Today's guests are The Run Testers, aka Keiran, Nick, Mike & Tom. Four fitness, tech and running journalists who love running, testing out new kits and writing about it for some of the biggest publications in the UK. As I start making my way through my own marathon training block I wanted to quiz them on the kind of gear you might need for training and race day for this demanding distance. From first-timers to PB chasers we covered a lot of ground and hopefully, you'll come away with some sound advice. With a collective Marathon total of 80 plus these guys spend their days putting the latest gear through its paces to give you honest, unbiased reviews on what works and what doesn't. Head over to their YouTube channel for a deeper dive. Thank you to Lewis and the team at Merchant House for hosting us. There are more marathon specific specials on the way so be sure to subscribe and follow us on Instagram for more information. Thanks for listening Danny  
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July 05, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 37 - Leigh Gerson - Drop The Ego
Leigh Gerson is a strength + movement coach based in Los Angeles, CA.  She has over 5 years of experience in the fitness industry working with athletes, actresses, and everyone in between. Her goal is to make health and wellness accessible for all. An accomplished athlete having run with Black Roses in NYC she recently took part in The Speed Project as part of Team Satisfy. The Speed Project is a 340-mile relay race from LA to Vegas in the middle of summer and is just as epic as it sounds. Her knowledge of strength, pilates yoga and how it applies to you as a runner is second to none. Thanks for tuning in! Be sure to follow me on Instagram as I  work through my marathon training block.  There are more guests and specials coming up that you won't want to miss so be sure to subscribe from wherever you get your podcasts. Take it easy Danny   
01:07:56
June 28, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 36 - Daniel Navetta - The Running Community Has A Waste Problem
Today’s guest is Daniel Navetta. Daniel is a director, a native New Yorker and a three-time marathoner. Daniel is known for evocative documentaries, music videos and commercials for the likes of Nike, Spotify, Vampire Weekend, Adidas, Uber and HBO to name but a few.  He is also the founder of Future World an online resource for news and articles about sustainability, a hub for earth-friendly articles. One of their most recent pieces penned by Daniel was called "The Running Community Has A Waste Problem".  It aims to start the conversation around the perishable nature of performance running shoes and what can be done to address this issue. Be sure to subscribe from wherever you get your podcasts from and follow us on Instagram  Thanks for listening  Danny 
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June 21, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 35 - Ryan Jansen - How Do I Use Myself?
This weeks guest is Ryan Jansen. Ryan is a practitioner of Feldenkrais which is is an approach to learning and action, through the medium of movement. Feldenkrais works by By improving our movement, posture and breathing, we can become more powerful, flexible and coordinated. It was created by Moshe Feldenkrais.  He has worked with Olympians and performers unlocking new potential through this method. It was fascinating to talk with Ryan and learn how we as runners can check in with our physical selves in order to improve our patterns of movement, to run freer and avoid injury. Take a look at their website for more information Be sure to subscribe from wherever you get your podcasts from and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive clips to forthcoming guests. Thanks for listening. Danny 
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June 14, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 34 - Toby Fells - It's just Running...
Toby Fells first caught my eye with his beautiful photography taken whilst trail running in and about the lake district. As a trans man, he set up Queer Runnings to help other members of the LGBTQIA+ community with their running with online coaching service that specifically tailored to individuals from that community. A talented trail and Ultrarunner, Toby is planning a Bob Graham round in June of next year to celebrate his birthday. A Bob Graham round takes place in the Lake District and comprises around 66 mils, 42 fells and a lot of elevation in a 24 period. For this event, Toby is looking for his entire crew/pacers to be made up of runners who identify as LGBTQIA+. If this sounds like you then click the link below for more info.   https://www.queerrunnings.com/events/queer-bob-graham-round Be sure to subscribe from wherever you get your podcasts from and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive clips to forthcoming guests. Thanks for listening. Danny 
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June 07, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 33 - Jake Smith - Just Have Fun With It.
Jake Smith is a British long-distance runner who has continued to turn heads with impressive performances. At the world half marathon champs last year in Poland and more recently in the Cheshire Elite marathon where he was on pacing duties and decided to run his first marathon and an Olympic qualifying time with just the one gel and a lot of talent. It was great to get an insight into Jake's approach to his training, his appreciation for SC and how he manages to have fun when the pressure is on. Be sure to subscribe from wherever you get your podcasts from and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive clips to forthcoming guests. Thanks for listening. Danny 
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May 31, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 32 - Katie Morris - Fitness is Earned
Katie Morris has been working in the fitness industry for over a decade and what she doesn't know about fitness probably isn't worth knowing.  She is head of fitness at ThirdSpace in London, an ambassador for LuluLemon and an expert in helping pre and postmenopausal women find their fitness, strength and confidence. It was a real pleasure to sit down and get an insight into Katie's knowledge, the fitness industry and her no-nonsense approach to building a healthier version of you. Be sure to subscribe from wherever you get your podcasts from and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive clips to forthcoming guests. Thanks for listening. Danny   
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May 24, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 31 - Sir Brendan Foster - You Better Know What Your Talking About
Sir Brendan Foster is a British former long-distance runner, athletics commentator and road race organiser, who founded the Great North Run, one of the sport's most high profile half-marathon races.  As an athlete, he won the bronze medal in the 10,000 metres at the 1976 Summer Olympics and the gold medal in the 5,000 metres at the 1974 European Championships and the 10,000 metres at the 1978 Commonwealth Games.  He provided commentary and analysis on athletics, particularly long-distance events, for BBC Sport since the end of his running career before retiring in 2017. A true legend, it was an honour to chat with Brendan. I hope you enjoy the episode.  Be sure to subscribe from wherever you get your podcasts from and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive clips to forthcoming guests. Thanks for listening. Danny 
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May 17, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 30 - Andy Raynor - Where are they now? - Part 2 of a 2 Part Special
Welcome to this two-part special with two previous guests of the show who have recently attempted to improve on their marathon personal bests. One successful one not so much but both have amazing insight and great lessons to take from their experiences. In part two, I chat with Andy Raynor. Andy joined us not long after a 2:44 marathon PB and has recently taken on the distance again with the aim of a sub 2:40, it didn't quite all go to plan but Andy's perspective and insight are fascinating.  Be sure to subscribe from wherever you get your podcasts from and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive clips to forthcoming guests. Thanks for listening. Danny 
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May 10, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 29 - Mark Quartley - Where are they now? - Part 1 of a 2 Part Special
Welcome to this two-part special with two previous guests of the show who have recently attempted to improve on their marathon personal bests. One successful one not so much but both have amazing insight and great lessons to take from their experiences. In part one, I chat with Mark Quartley.   Mark joined us in October of last year after his recent marathon at Dorney. I sat down with Mark (in the flesh) to take stock after his recent attempt to go sub 3 and see if the lessons from last year had been learnt. Be sure to subscribe from wherever you get your podcasts from and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive clips to forthcoming guests. Thanks for listening. Danny   
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May 10, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 28 - Lazarus Lake - The Edge of Possibility.
Gary Cantrell aka Lazarus Lake or Laz is the man behind some of the worlds toughest Ultra races that put completion at the very edge of possibility. Having shot to notoriety following the documentary all about his most infamous race, The Barkley Marathon, Laz continues to host events that test the fortitude of some of the worlds toughest runners. Be sure to subscribe from wherever you get your podcasts from and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive clips to forthcoming guests. Thanks for listening. Danny 
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May 03, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 27 - Tom Folan - Changing Focus
Tom Folan might be familiar to you as a very successful football freestyle. He toured the world from an early age wowing thousands with his incredible skills and millions more on YouTube. He has taken that dedication, passion and focus and has turned his attention to running, with his sights set on the Greater Manchester Marathon in October.  A dedicated runner, a father, a vegan and a true fan of the sport it was a real pleasure to sit down with Tom and get an insight into his journey from freestyle to runner.  Be sure to subscribe from wherever you get your podcasts from and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive clips to forthcoming guests. Thanks for listening. Danny 
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April 26, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 26 - Kevin Quinn - Part 2 of 2 - Looking back at the Olympic Marathon Trials
Kevin Quinn was on pacing duties for the Women hopefuls that day in Richmond but his journey to that start line is an incredible one. A popular figure in the running community of the founder of Real Runners. After falling in love with the sport at an early age Kevin has suffered some setbacks in his life that have proven what an incredibly driven and determined individual he is.  In the episode, Kevin shares his inspirational story as well as insight into that day at Richmond.  After listening if you want to get involved with the British Heart Foundation then click here  Be sure to subscribe from wherever you get your podcasts from and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive clips to forthcoming guests. And head over to Discord to join the discussion and get further involved with the show  Thanks for listening. Danny 
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April 19, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 25 - Mo Aadan - Part 1 of 2 - Looking back at the Olympic Marathon Trials
Today's guest made his marathon debut at the recent Olympic marathon trials in Richmond coming through in a blistering 2:12:20. A real exciting athlete having already impressed in the half as well as on the track, Mo shares some fascinating insights into how he has grown as a runner and lessons he has learned along the way as well as looking back on that exciting race in Richmond.  Once you've check out this ep be sure to listen to part 2 where I sit down with Kevin Quinn who was on pacing duties for the women that day and who has an incredible story.  Be sure to subscribe from wherever you get your podcasts from and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive clips to forthcoming guests. Thanks for listening. Danny 
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April 19, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 24 - Craig Downs - Finding your feet.
Craig Downs is the CEO and founder of MyMo.  A device that when strapped to your feet helps analyse your gait and running form to help determine what the best running shoes are for you.  After suffering from injury following a poor shoe choice Craig set about creating a device that would help runners find the right shoes for them. His journey from understanding algorithms and accelerometers and bringing his vision to life is a fascinating listen. If you enjoyed this episode be sure to subscribe from wherever you get your podcasts from and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive clips to forthcoming guests. The Big Run is now on Discord click the link here to join the server and help shape the future of the show. We are going to be discussing the latest episodes, previewing forthcoming guests, general running chat, tips and recommendations and opening up to you The Big Run community to help shape where this podcast can go.  Thanks for listening. Danny 
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April 12, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 23- Ivo Gormley - Getting Fit and Doing Good.
Todays guest is the founder and CEO of Good Gym, Ivo Gormley. Good Gym gets you fit by doing good. It's a UK wide group of runners who combine a love for exercise and helping their local community.  Founded back in 2009 it has now grown to 20,000 plus members across the UK. If you feel inspired to get involved after listening to today's episode then head over to goodgym.org to find out where your nearest Good Gym group is. Ivo was also a documentary filmmaker and his short The Runners where he chats to people mid-run can be found here. It's an extraordinary insight into how candid people can be when they are in the act of running.  If you enjoyed today's episode be sure to subscribe from wherever you get your podcasts from and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive clips to forthcoming guests. Thanks for listening. Danny 
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April 05, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 22 - Marcus Brown - 3 is just a number.
Marcus Brown aka the Marathon Marcus is the host of "A Runners Life" podcast.  He has completed the 6 marathon majors and has brought his own marathon time down from 4:55 to sub 3.  He is also one of the driving forces behind Black Trailer Runners - Black Trail Runners is a community and campaign group that seeks to increase the inclusion, participation and representation of black people in trail running. www.blacktrailrunners.run  Marcus is a real inspiration and source of wisdom and perspective when it comes to running and I'm delighted to have him on the show. Be sure to subscribe from wherever you get your podcasts from and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive clips to forthcoming guests. Thanks for listening.  Danny 
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March 29, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 21 - Sean Hamilton - Running Through The Woods The River Gentle On My Mind
Today's guest is runner and writer Sean Hamilton, who at the end of one hell of a tough year for everyone, wandered north into the woods, hoping to find something while leaving almost everything else behind. The result was Running Through The Woods The River Gentle On My Mind a 40-page training log and collection of prose accompanied by illustrations by Mike Mendes.  It's a quietly beautiful meditation on solitude, our place in the world and the constant comfort and sometimes hardship that is logging daily miles.  Be sure to subscribe from wherever you get your podcasts from and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive clips to forthcoming guests. Thanks for listening. Danny 
01:36:26
March 22, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 20 - Kieran Alger aka Man V Miles - Every Goal is Equal
Keiran Alger aka Man V Miles is a freelance editor, writer and borderline crazy runner.  He has multiple marathons and ultra's to his name and is a trusted source when it comes to running gear reviews via his YouTube channel The Run Testers where he and his mates put the latest tech through its paces to see if it holds up. Keiran shares his journey into running, his move into Ultras, completing the MDS and why running watches should seriously consider having a "naked mode". If you enjoyed this episode be sure to subscribe to be the first to hear when the next episode is launched and follow me on Instagram & Twitter for exclusive previews of our upcoming guests. 
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March 15, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 19 - Catra Corbett - Finding a new high
Aside from her rock star looks, Catra Corbett is a standout in the running world on her accomplishments alone.  Catra is the first American woman to run over one hundred miles or more on more than one hundred occasions and the first to run one hundred and two hundred miles in the Ohlone Wilderness, and she holds the fastest known double time for the 425-miles long John Muir Trail, completing it in twelve days, four hours, and fifty-seven minutes.  And, unbelievably, she's also a former addict who has transformed her life to become a true ambassador for the sport. 
01:00:54
March 08, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 18 - Dan Suher - The Business of Running Part 2 of 2
Dan Suher is the director of global sales and marketing for Coros Wearables.  Coros is a relative newcomer to the wearable market but in the past two years has made significant gains and is arguably a real disruptor.  I sat down with Dan to learn more about their story, get an insight into the tech and learn about how they work with their athletes including their latest signing Eluid Kipchoge!   
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March 01, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 17 - Nick Pearson - The Business of Running Part 1 of 2
In the first part of a 2 part special, I sit down with the CEO of Parkrun Nick Pearson. Parkrun started back in 2004 when 13 runners got together on a blustery day in Bushy Park, Teddington, UK.  It's now an international family of over 3 million parkrunners (and counting). Nick joined the company in 2015 and has been an instrumental part of making the company a sustainable force for good. After hearing Nick's fascinating insights into the business of Parkrun be sure to head over to episode 2 with Dan Suher of Coros. 
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March 01, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 16 - Andy Raynor - Making the miles count.
Andy Raynor aka the FOD Runner is a  running YouTuber who has been uploading since 2015. His channel is swiftly becoming one of the go-to places for training analysis, shoe reviews and honest opinion.  I caught up with Andy who is mid-way through a 2:40 marathon training block to talk about how it's going, the implications behind putting stuff out online and maximising your training to get the most out of it.
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February 22, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 15 - Char Binns - Whats Your Why?
Char Binns is a self-confessed running geek. Her passion for the sport led her to found BookHounds   Bookhounds is a subscription-based service where every month you get an inspiring new book celebrating runners stories delivered directly to your door.  And for listeners of The Big Run we have a special discount code that you can use to make a saving.  Simply enter THEBIGRUN10 at checkout.  Char is a really smart member of the running community and Bookhounds core values of inclusion, sustainability and community make them an inspiring company to look out for. 
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February 15, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 14 - Paula Lane - Finding Balance
Paula Lane is an actor, most famous for her portrayal of Kylie Platt in Coronation Street where she walked the cobbles for 6 years and has gone on to appear in multiple stage and tv productions. I caught up with her to talk all about her running life, her experience at the London Marathon and finding a balance between, work, running and being a mum. And why sometimes, it's just best to rest.
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February 08, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 13 - Matt Yates - Running isn't complex, but you have to understand it.
Matt Yates is an Olympian, Commonwealth Games Medallist, Sub-4 minute miler, and founder of The Run Yard in London.  He is a with SOAR as a coach and I first came across Matt with the lockdown challenges he was putting out weekly for them during the lockdown of 2020. On this episode, we chat all about his approach as a coach and how his experience as an Athlete has informed how he trains.  And why you should always ask why.
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February 01, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 12 - Seth James Demoor - PR's and YouTube and how you strike a balance.
Seth James Demoor is one of the biggest running YouTubers having been at daily vlogging for 5 years. He is a supremely talented mountain and road runner and recently won the pike's peak marathon and set a PR at the Naples half marathon just over a week ago. He is a source of knowledge and inspiration to many runners and it was a real pleasure to sit down and chat. 
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January 25, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 11 - Roger Robinson - When Running Made History
Roger Robinson is a writer, journalist, commentator and a runner.  His 2018 book "When Running Made History" is a fascinating dive into his own personal memories with the sport from the 'austerity' Olympic Games that followed the second world war in 1948 to the defiant and celebratory victory of Meb Keflezighi at Boston in 2014.  An accomplished runner himself, with a PB in the marathon of 2:18:41 and still to this day challenges what is possible with running and age.  It was an honour to sit down and pick through some of his incredible experiences.   
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January 18, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 10 - Tim Soar - Building a brand
Soar Running launched back in 2015. It's design-conscious, beautifully constructed items have continued to push the limits of what running garments are capable of.  It's founder Tim Soar's 30-year career in design, music and fashion has allowed Soar running to become one of the most exciting running clothing brands out there.  Join me on this episode to learn all about that journey and Tim's creative process when creating new products and why it's essential to always pack a big bag of cheesy records when DJ'ing at a wedding! 
01:11:53
January 11, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 9 - Dr. Juliet Mcgrattan - Overcoming Fear - How running can open up a new path.
Happy New Year  Here's to 2021 and if your taking up running for the first time then this guest will be a great listen... Juliet is a writer and a runner who after 16 years as a GP stepped away from her practice to use her medical knowledge to encourage people to get and stay active. As a director for the 261 fearless group, she works with women to help them find inspiration and motivation through running and has written extensively on the subject for several years now.  Her latest book Run Well will be released on March the 18th and you can pick up Sorted: The Active guide to Womens health now. On this episode, we talk about how running helped her change her career and tap into her amazing medical knowledge for some tips and tricks all runners can take advantage of.  And once your done, as always, if you're able to, get out there and get running! 
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January 04, 2021
The Big Run - Episode 8 - Evan Schwartz - Running with Power
Evan Schwartz works for Stryd and is a 2:18 marathoner who ran at the Atlanta Marathon trials in February of this year.  In this episode, we get into his own journey with running, his work with Stryd and what it means to run with power  It's a great episode and I hope you enjoy listening
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December 28, 2020
The Big Run - Episode 7 - Mark Quartley - Chasing the Sub 3 and building your own board game.
Mark Quartley is an actor. He's recently rocked up in such hit shows like Truth Seekers, Cursed and Criminal.  He's also a talented runner and when not chasing down PB's or taking on another character he also had time to invent, design and bring to fruition his very own board game. Recorded back in October, 2 weeks after our respective Marathon's this episode unpicks those races as well as some hot topics in distance running and why people are like animals when the gun goes off at a race!  I hope you enjoy And once you've finished, and if you're able to...get out there and GET RUNNING! 
55:35
December 21, 2020
The Big Run - Episode 6 - Kofuzi
Kofuzi aka Mike Ko, is a running YouTuber and self confessed non-elite runner.  Based out of Chicago but currently, residing in the rural midwest his daily live streams and shoe reviews have amassed him a legion of loyal fans.  His impartial and honest reflections on all things running are a real tonic and he has a great perspective on what running means to him.  Here all about the work that goes into being a YouTuber, getting your run on and being a Dad.   It's a great episode. and once your done, jump on YouTube, type in Kofuzi and get prepared to get lost in a YouTube hole of all things running!
56:52
December 14, 2020
The Big Run - Episode 5 - Graham Green
Graham Green has been running since he was 11 years old when seeing his first cross country race made a huge impression on him. Whilst going on to have a successful career as a firefighter in the North West of England, Graham was able to win the M50 category in the London Marathon in 2015 & 2018 and has a marathon PB OF 2:32. Graham's Instagram posts are enormously inspiring as is his hard work and sheer determination. He's also passed that love of the sport down to his son, Ben. One of the founders of Run Through, one of the UK's largest race organisers. Together they broke world records for fastest father and son at both marathon and half marathon distances. Graham is a hugely motivational and impressive runner and is frank and honest with his training and work ethic. I defy you to listen to this and not be inspired. I hope you enjoy the episode Danny 
01:41:36
December 07, 2020
The Big Run - Episode 4 - Scott Newton
Scott is an experienced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist who also has a degree in Sport & Exercise Science. He is a keen distance runner with a special interest in the management of running related injuries & is recognised as a 'Super Specialist'​ by Blaise Dubois'​ world-renowned Running Clinic In this episode, Scott runs through his own life as a runner, his journey into physiotherapy, his own experience with injury and unpacking some of the science behind some of the most common injuries that affect us all  Scott works privately 3 days per week at Complete Physio in central London where he leads the Running Clinic. You can find out more about his fantastic clinic here I loved sitting down with Scott, and as I recover from my own injury, his words and expertise hold even more relevance. Every runner should listen to what Scott has to say. I hope you enjoy the episode Danny 
01:20:37
November 30, 2020
The Big Run - Episode 3 - Karl Collins
Karl is a triathlete, cycling sportive enthusiast and also happens to be a phenomenally talented actor with a career spanning film tv and theatre.  On this episode, he takes us through his earliest sporting memories growing up in Clifton, Nottingham. Joining the now famous Central Television Workshop and having his interest in acting sparked there. To moving to London and suffering a severe injury that turned him to discovering a love of Triathlon and taking his daily transport (the bike) to a whole new level at both Ride London and London to Paris cycling sportives.  Karl's stories are honest, hilarious and really interesting listen.  Enjoy the episode Danny  NB: Please note this episode contains some mild swearing. 
01:48:40
November 23, 2020
The Big Run - Episode 2 - Spencer Barden
Spencer Barden is a former international athlete with more than 30 representative caps for Great Britain & Northern Ireland and England. Over a fifteen year period he has competed at track, road and cross country events around the world, including six IAAF World Cross Country Championships and two European Cross Country Championships. Following his athletics career, he spent 12 years working for British Athletics, the governing body for athletics in the UK. Spencer is currently the head of elite athletes at the London marathon and was part of the team to overcome the huge obstacles to staging an elite race in a global pandemic. He was also head of elite athletes for the Ineos 1:59 challenge and was part of the team that helped Eluid Kipchoghe achieve the holy grail of a sub 2-hour marathon. 
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November 16, 2020
The Big Run - Episode 1 - Kathrine Switzer
Welcome to ... The Big Run! The first-ever episode and we are kicking off with an icon in the world of running.  Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967. On this episode Kathrine talks about her journey into running, that infamous race in 1967, being assaulted on the course, the fall out afterwards and how she used what had happened to forge new paths for women in running. Xi6c1oGmBYgaYXOrqWsm
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November 09, 2020