Paralympian "Discus Dan" Greaves and Olympian Martyn Rooney give an inside view of the lives of professional athletes.
Jonnie Peacock- All things JP
1:25:12Dan and Martyn delve into the mind of serial winner, multiple Paralympic and World Champion Jonnie Peacock, he chats to the boys about handling pressure, meeting his idols and reaching for the stars on strictly. Recorded at the end of January 2021 *There is an issue with Martyn's mic, hence the overly deep tone! FOLLOW US: INSTAGRAM @grspodcast TWITTER @GRSPod @discusdan @martynrooney
Emily Diamond - tennis, Tokyo and the need for more sports science to help women athletes
58:51Our guest this week is someone with Olympic, World and European medals. It's Emily Diamond. A team mate of Martyn's in the 4 x 400m relay. Emily talks about her early life as a junior tennis player and the hours of practice she put in. She was eventually talent spotted for athletics and moved sports in her teens. Emily talks about her career and her coaches who've helped her along the way to her medals. And how she now combines living in the South West at the weekends and in Loughborough during the week. There's a lot of takeaways from this podcast and a great discussion on the need for more research to help women athletes around the use of contraceptives and the menstrual cycle. She's a great guest. Please get in touch with us and tell us what you think @martynrooney @discusdan
Dai Greene - a world champion on the track and record holder at MacDonalds
1:22:21Here's a great chat with 400m hurdles legend Dai Greene. Dai talks about motivation, his thoughts on Tokyo 2021 and great days on the track. There's a world-record story from his time serving fast food at MacDonalds, his recent entry into the business world with a hand-held massage gun, starting a mentorship scheme and currently firing up the oven twice a week for his partner's sourdough pizza business. However, as we hear from Dai, training for his event is physically demanding. And he tells us how he adapted during lockdown, learning lots about himself. Follow us @grspodcast on insta Dan Greaves @discusdan Martyn Rooney @martynrooney
Episode 19 - David Weir
1:14:48Another great guest for Paralympian Dan Greaves and Olympian Martyn Rooney. This time it's 6 times Paralympic gold medal winner and 8 times London marathon winner Dave Weir. Dave tells the guys he's in the best shape he's been for a long time and first the first time in ages he's really enjoying the sport again. He talks honestly and openly about the mental challenges and depression he's faced, especially in recent years, and the counselling that he's had to get him back to this point. And there's plenty of competition talk - through the distances - the London Marathon and the Paralympics including London 2012
Episode 18 - Danny Talbot
52:19Paralympian Dan Greaves and Olympian Martyn Rooney have a chat with experienced GB sprinter Danny Talbot. Danny was part of the gold medal winning 4x100m team at the World Championships in London in 2017. And we enjoyed this deep dive into his life and athletics career Danny Talbot was training in Texas before the Covid crisis but has returned to the UK to support his girlfriend, who's a nurse. He's left the group for solo work during lockdown. He talks about his life in Texas, his love of neatness and preparing for competition. It's an epic. And a great listen.
Episode 17 - Katharine Merry
1:02:41Paralympian Dan Greaves and Olympian Martyn Rooney chat to former athlete and broadcaster Katharine Merry. The trio talk about how they're training coming out of lockdown and the impact it's had on the year. There are some great discussions. From starting out early, to improving, to Kat's medal winning run at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. And there's a discussion on drug testing and the situation around Christian Coleman. Kat also talks about the transition from athlete to broadcaster and how she coped with moving away from competing.
Episode 16 - Lockdown around the world with special guests
55:57Paralympian Dan Greaves and Olympian Martyn Rooney chat athletics. There's life under lockdown and their aims for the year without competition. There's training talk, parenting and thoughts on 2020 life, And the boys find out about lockdown around the world with special guests, Christian Taylor, the double Olympic Triple Jump Champion from the USA. High Performance Coach Benke Blumquist in Sweden. And Ryan Gregson, the Australian 1500m record holder.
Episode 15 - Athletic life in Lockdown
55:54Paralympian Dan Greaves and Olympian Martyn Rooney chat about life under lockdown along with some of their Team GB friends. The guys reveal how they've adapted their training plans and how they've taken the loss of the Tokyo Games and all the other events. With special guests Dai Greene, Lynsey Sharp, Jazmin Sawyers and Guy Learmonth.
Episode 14 - Covid-19 the athlete's perspective(recorded before lockdown and the postponement of Tokyo 2020)
37:03Paralympian Dan Greaves and Olympian Martyn Rooney talk about the effects Covid-19 on their season in a podcast recorded before lockdown and the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games Both Dan and Martyn were hoping to be in Tokyo this summer. They talk about how to stay fit and plan your day during this crisis.
Episode 13 - Shoes, new competition and bad drivers
57:20Paralympian Dan Greaves and Olympian Martyn Rooney talk about the Nike shoe controversy and their belief that most medal winners wear custom made footwear. Dan's back training after four months away through injury. Martyn's just back from mixing it with the stars at winter camp in Stellenbosch. The guys discus how they cope with long times away from their families. They're celebrating some great performances from British Athletes indoors. And Martyn Rooney reveals he's going to make his indoor debut in a 600m in Ireland. They've got a few things to get off their chest. From TV coverage of field events to the promotion of lesser known British Athletes. And then there's bad driving and their frustration at some of changes being tried out in competition.