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This podcast explores the trials and tribulations of growing up in today’s world. Filled with discussion, debate and a few facts here and there, Lucie tries to find a way to make peace with the inevitability of ageing and what it means to grow up. Striving to find the perfect blend between existential crisis and humour, that will satisfy every millennials' deep seated fear of ageing, and some how attempt to find lightness in the greatest of fears, even wrinkle related ones.
 
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Hear Scott Lincoln's delight as the 12-time British shot put champion reacts to achieving the Olympic qualifying standard for Tokyo 2020.Also in this episode, hear from five newly-crowned champions at the England Under-20 and Under-23 Championships in Bedford.Photo: Mark ShearmanBy England Athletics
 
Holly Mills is one of Britain's most exciting young talents - a winner of multiple titles in the long jump - she decided to take on the challenge of switching to the heptathlon in 2018.Three years later, the 21-year-old is in contention to compete at the Olympic Games after forming a great partnership with Olympic sprinter and Commonwealth gold med…
 
In this episode, you will hear a panel discussion on what we have learnt over the past year and what positives clubs around the country have taken. Topics covered include everything from virtual and covid-secure competition, to running a club during a pandemic, and supporting and engaging athletes and volunteers. Joining us are Emma Hurst (England …
 
In this episode, you will hear from England Athletics Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Team Leader Kelly Sotherton who has been chatting to Rob Walker about her excitement for next summer's event.Also looking to be there is The Athletics Museum and you can get involved if you have any ideas for objects that could feature.We also catch up with Tha…
 
England Athletics' Martin Rush and Nichola Skedgel are joined by Cherry Alexander OBE for an episode about competition.Having enjoyed the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Torun, now is a great time to look forward to what is to come in 2021. In a week where we published guidance on the return to competition, you'll hear us take positives …
 
In spite of all of the COVID-19 restrictions of 2020, plus several injuries, sprint hurdler Lucy-Jane Matthews had a fantastic breakthrough season, coming second at the British Athletics Championships aged just 17. Find out how she did it, and hear from England Athletics CEO Chris Jones, who reflects on the last 10 months and shares hopes for the u…
 
Alex Seftel is joined by athletes Jack Green, Joe Fuggle and Darcey Kuypers for an in-depth discussion on mental health, covering everything from pressure to burnout and comparison to wellbeing within the sport.Jack is a two-time Olympian and a long-time advocate for speaking out about depression. Joe is an English Schools-winning 400m hurdler who …
 
British javelin thrower Harry Hughes has high hopes for 2021 after successfully raising £5,000 through a GoFundMe campaign to pay for surgery on his elbow. Last year the 23-year-old became the first Brit to throw a javelin over 80 metres since 2012, but he has had to battle with a number of injuries in recent seasons and has two screws in his elbow…
 
This week Lucie is joined by Kelly McGrath (@kellymcGrath.co) to talk about living by values. Uncovering her journey into veganism, how she deals with people disagreeing with her beliefs and what to do to become more conscious about your choices. This is another episode of radical responsibility and a chance for us all to ask how can I become more …
 
In our latest episode you will hear a chat with international distance runner Phil Sesemann, who combines athletics with working as a junior doctor in an accident and emergency department in Leeds.Meanwhile, Chris Jones has visited Peterborough and Nene Valley Athletics Club to learn more about their success since merging to form one club last year…
 
This week Lucie chats to Natasa Leoni a photographer and activist based in Brighton in the UK. Delving further into rebellious responsibility, they talk about making conscious choices, the power of having conversation and what cracks you open to make changes and live by your values. Exploring the idea of how your values and your life choices work h…
 
This week is Part Two of Lucie's conversation with Yoga Teach, Author, Speaker and Change Consultant Betsy Reed on the topic of discomfort. This week they delve into finding your edge, and serving when you sail over it. With tips on how to start your own discomfort practice and lean into uncomfortable conversations if you ever needed a quick start …
 
What would you do if you had the chance to give away millions of pounds?Entrepreneur Barrie Wells decided to donate the money to fund athletes including Katarina-Johnson Thompson on their journeys towards the London 2012 Olympic Games.Barrie - the grandson of a former world pole vault record-holder - has also supported a huge number of seriously il…
 
This week is a masterclass in handling discomfort. Growning up can be hard and uncomfortable and just coming out of lockdown after COVID-19 we are painfully aware of how uncomfortable life can get sometimes. This week Lucie interviews Betsy Reed a speaker, author and leader on social and environmental issues. Betsy is also a Yoga and Mindfulness te…
 
This week Lucie shares a kick start to a new movement - Rebelliously responsibility. How do we stand up for the things we believe in? How do we get started with making change in the areas of our life and the larger world that we want to change. Join the Almost Grown...Up summer reading challenge to start to get to grips with the things that you car…
 
After postponing plans including her wedding day, 800 metre runner Alex Bell talks about where her mindset is without a major competition to focus on this year.She also reflects on the agony faced over selection and funding issues and hopes she can be a "brick in the wall" when it comes to changing the sport.Meanwhile, England Athletics' Andy Anste…
 
Young international shot putters Serena Vincent and Lewis Byng tell Alex Seftel about the best things they've learnt in their careers to date and explain how they've been competing virtually in lockdown.Meanwhile, Chris Jones has been on a tour of Lincoln Wellington Athletic Club, where he met RaceRunning teenager Thomas Talbot, and Invictus Games …
 
This week Lucie goes rogue and shares a pep talk on how to make things happen. This about getting that project off the ground, doing the creative thing, and making it happen. Going in search of the grown 'uping' that is hidden in creative work. Tired of not doing the thing, or starting the thing and then going for a nap or eating a cookie, this is …
 
What do you do when you live in existential crisis? Well, quite simply you take strangers out for coffee and ask them what they think the meaning of life is. This week Lucie is back with another coffee on the meaning of life. Chatting to Nia, a London based Musician, they delve into the power of creativity to provide purpose, how it builds connecti…
 
Olympic medallist Kelly Sotherton speaks about her excitement after being named as Team England's track and field Team Leader for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.Meanwhile, having started out as a kickboxer, 37-year-old athlete and artist Gavin Johnson-Assoon says he feels "as powerful as ever" after claiming the England javelin title last s…
 
Ok, this is not a drill people. Seriously growing up just got a whole lot more pressing and a whole lot more difficult. In this episode Lucie dives into Existential Crisis and how we can all give ourselves a little bit of a break and get through the discomfort of losing our meaning momentarily. Blanket forts are included.…
 
Join us for a panel discussion with advice on how we can all adapt to the coronavirus situation including information on support available from England Athletics. Fresh from being rejuvenated by a charity dance competition, Olympic medallist Marilyn Okoro chats to Alex Seftel about her fight for a place in the sport, whether to prove to her mum tha…
 
This week is another Coffee on the Meaning of Life. In this episode Lucie sits down the Madeleine to talk about purpose, meaning and the role it plays in our own lives as well as our collective purpose. Covering everything on making decisions that defines and the meaning in endings it will leave you thoughtful about what you are becoming and how we…
 
This week Lucie is back with a bitesize talk on ways to change the world and how to deal with the overwhelm that comes from wanting to take responsibility for the wider world and make a difference. She shares 4 top tips to help you make a difference and take responsibility for your little part of the world today.…
 
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