We hear from some of the people who have inspired us, by sharing their running journeys discipline, fortitude and resilience. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things, champions and those who have a story to tell, by following their heart and their feet. Wild Running offers bespoke trail running, fell running, swimrun events and yoga camps in Devon, the Lake District, Scotland and abroad, along with navigation courses for runners and walkers and coaching for all levels and abilities. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Web https://www.wildrunning.co.uk
Thirst for Adventure: The long and the short of it.. with Damian Hall
47:21This two part podcast introduces Damian Hall's ding dong Pennine Way record and his thirst for tea. Part two reveals how he got on on his Wainwright Coast to Coast record, hyponatremia, his environmental activism, Ironman's taking over of the UTMB and his own definition of wild.
Which Way to S...t Creek? A look behind the curtains of organising events in a pandemic
41:42In our mini series... Which Way to S..t Creek? Wild Running takes a peek behind the curtains of event organising with Mudcrew's Race Director Jane Stephens.
In it for the long run
42:34Siân Longhthorpe, an Asics Frontrunner ambassador and a good friend of Wild Running, was a well known athlete on the South West running scene, before she embarked on her biggest challenge yet. Now on a hormone replacement therapy programme for her gender reassignment, Sian talks to Wild Running about the difficult identity transition and how running helped to provide her with a reliable constant, during the darkest days. A brave interview and the first she has given.
Off road running's new wave: What the FKT has this got to do with it?
32:32For runners, 2020 will go down as the year that races went the way of the dodo and Fastest Known Times became the new end goal, as well as a way to break away from lockdown blues. Wild Running goes niche and catches up with Author and renowned hill runner Ally Beaven, who traces the trend in his entertaining new book, Broken.
The Man Who Planted Trees
38:24Mult-round record breaker, mountain man and ecologist Jim Mann, talks Trees and Tees, training for the Dragons Back, planning for a winter Ramsay Round and many things besides.
This Mum Runs and Runs - Five Time Olympian, Jo Pavey
37:10Five Time Olympian Jo Pavey talks to Wild Running about improvised workouts during lockdown and while backpacking around the world, training while being a mother, being dropped by Nike while pregnant, the importance of goal setting, the mental health benefits of camaraderie and being a lifelong member of Exeter Harriers.
Running, ecology and landscapes
39:11What does finding a connection with landscapes teach us about ourselves? Running as a philosophy, running and ecology, the connection between physical and mental resilience and Pavel's Arctic Run.
Tough of The Track, interview with Brendan Foster
32:38Wild Running's Ceri Rees interviews his all time childhood hero! True athletics legend Brendan Foster gives his first ever podcast interview, to Wild Running about lock down, the Moscow Olympics, never going to the gym, grass roots athletics, Alf Tupper, advice for young athletes, going DIY on his running shoes and this year’s Great North Run (will it or won’t it?). email@example.com
A Man For All Seasons: Joseph Gray Interview
46:59“I try to live my life knowing that every day is precious and that every day you wake up, it’s a blessing because you were not promised that day. So I try to make the most of it and live life in the brightest of hues.” Joseph Gray is one of the most versatile runners in the world, in the same mould as Kilian Jornet, and is a two-time World Mountain Trail Champion and multiple world snowshoe champion. He talks to Wild Running about his background in running, living through the Coronavirus, synthetic clothing in sport, the lack of diversity in trail running, snowshoeing, running with bears and why the UK is the ‘dream’ destination for cross country for Americans…among other things!
Wild Running: The Frog Graham
33:01Join Ceri in conversation with Ben Abdelnoor as they chat about swim-running in The Lake District; tales of serious injury, physical recovery and mental endurance with tips on training, technique and diet. Good advice and planning to shift you out of your comfort zone... Produced for Wild Running by IAmTheHow with music from Kai Engel.