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The amazing world of running you didn't know existed, from a marathon club in San Quentin State Penitentiary to racing 350 miles, unaided with only 8% vision, to setting up a girl's running club in Afghanistan, reprobates David Hellard & Jody Raynsford bring you the world's most interesting running stories, its most incredible runners, presented by some of its worst. A funny, light-hearted look at running that's not afraid to laugh at itself and at you.
 
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Laz is back and this time he's talking Big's Backyard and virtual races... something we didn't think we'd be speaking with Laz about a year ago! It's been a while since Jody and David spoke to Laz (aka Gary Cantrell) about the Barkley Marathons (if you've not listened, we suggest going back and listening to this first) and since then we'd had the N…
 
Not every big city marathon can be as environmentally friendly as Edinburgh Marathon by getting rid of ALL water bottles from the course (snigger), but what can marathon directors and organisers do to make their races more sustainable. In this episode, Jody and David quiz London Marathon head of sustainability Megan Hunt to find out more about the …
 
It's not often you wake up one day and think "I know what I'll do next... I'll run across the US!", but that's pretty much how Ashley Schneider started on her journey that has seen her cross the US multiple times. Quitting her job on a cruise ship and moving back to Wisconsin to plan, Ashley knew she wanted to run across the US in aid of raising mo…
 
Here it is. The episode all kit pervs have been waiting for. In this episode of Bad Boy Running, Jody and David are joined by Wiggle’s head of running Fran Baratta, to talk all things kit-related. Well, part kit related, part history lessons if the guys own kit is anything to go by. Jody and David reveal the shoes, tops, gels and bags they’ve used …
 
Here's Part 2 of the two-part interview with Yuliya Stepanova and Vitaly Stepanov. If you've not listened to Part 1, head back to episode 249 for the first half of the interview. Yuliya is a middle-distance runner who competed for Russia at the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio Olympics. She became an informant for WADA. Vitaly worked for the Russi…
 
Yuliya Stepanova and Vitaly Stepanov are the two whistleblowers who exposed Russia’s state-sponsored doping programme, leading to the ban of Russian athletes in international competition. Yuliya is a middle-distance runner who competed for Russia at the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio Olympics. She became an informant for WADA. Vitaly worked for …
 
Fell runner and endurance athlete Paul Tierney knows a thing or two about the Wainwrights. Back in 2019, he smashed the previous record for bagging all 214 peaks by seven hours - but more recently has helped others tackle the 328 mile, 36,000 metres of elevation challenge , including Sabrina Verjee back in the summer of 2020. In this podcast record…
 
Connie Allen is a former Hasidic Jewish woman who was born into an ultra-orthodox Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York and raised in the Satmar sect of Judaism. At 21, Connie escaped the community and a marriage she no longer wanted part of and took her young son to start a new life in a society she barely knew. During this period she found exercise…
 
Connie Allen is a former Hasidic Jewish woman who was born into an ultra-orthodox Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York and raised in the Satmar sect of Judaism. At 21, Connie escaped the community and a marriage she no longer wanted part of and took her young son to start a new life in a society she barely knew. During this period she found exercise…
 
Marilyn Okoro's experience of being denied further funding to continue her athletics career really is a thing of shame. That's why Jody and David invite her onto the podcast to talk about her experience and uncover just how closed the system really is. Now a vocal advocate for athletes, Marilyn enjoyed success on the track finishing third in the 80…
 
Marilyn Okoro's experience of being denied further funding to continue her athletics career really is a thing of shame. That's why Jody and David invite her onto the podcast to talk about her experience and uncover just how closed the system really is. Now a vocal advocate for athletes, Marilyn enjoyed success on the track finishing third in the 80…
 
Who was the first athlete to retain their Olympic gold medal title in the 100 metres? If you thought it was Carl Lewis, you're WRONG. If you're wrong, we don't blame you because it's as though Wyomia Tyus's record has been overlooked when writing the history of Olympic gold medal success. In this episode, Jody and David speak with former US Olympic…
 
Who was the first athlete to retain their Olympic gold medal title in the 100 metres? If you thought it was Carl Lewis, you're WRONG. If you're wrong, we don't blame you because it's as though Wyomia Tyus's record has been overlooked when writing the history of Olympic gold medal success. In this episode, Jody and David speak with former US Olympic…
 
Three years in the making, Run is a documentary film centred around the personalities and stories in The Athlete Refugee team. Directed by Richard Bullock, the film originally started off a short segment about the world refugee running team and snowballed into a full-length documentary as the story twisted and turned its way towards the Olympics. D…
 
Three years in the making, Run is a documentary film centred around the personalities and stories in The Athlete Refugee team. Directed by Richard Bullock, the film originally started off a short segment about the world refugee running team and snowballed into a full-length documentary as the story twisted and turned its way towards the Olympics. D…
 
Not many people are given the remit in a new job to "make it global". But Greg Vollet was given exactly that task by Salomon as part of his role as global running manager. And over the last decade, he has helped introduce trail running to regions across to world by recruiting athletes from countries that had never even heard of trail running to beg…
 
When you go to your doctor with a serious knee and ligament injury sustained while playing your sport of choice, football, you'd expect their advice to be "rest up, relax and stay off it". What you wouldn't expect is to be told "try running on some mountainous trails and see how it goes..." But that's exactly what happened to Pau Cappell when his s…
 
Gary House is one funny chap. He also happens to be an accomplished ultra runner and a great coach through his Run Strong community. Fortunately, we’ve tricked him into becoming an official coach for the Bad Boy Running Club (BBRC) and, in this bonus episode, Allie and David introduce him to the community. He also delivers a ton of training advice …
 
Gary House is one funny chap. He also happens to be an accomplished ultra runner and a great coach through his Run Strong community. Fortunately, we’ve tricked him into becoming an official coach for the Bad Boy Running Club (BBRC) and, in this bonus episode, Allie and David introduce him to the community. He also delivers a ton of training advice …
 
Most ultrarunners are content to knock out a few big races each year. Some even go for the accolade of a quartet of 100 milers in something like the Centurion Grand Slam. But for some people even that is not enough. Enter Walter Handloser. Walter is now the world record holder for the most 100 milers completed in one year. And he still records he c…
 
Most ultrarunners are content to knock out a few big races each year. Some even go for the accolade of a quartet of 100 milers in something like the Centurion Grand Slam. But for some people even that is not enough. Enter Walter Handloser. Walter is now the world record holder for the most 100 milers completed in one year. And he still records he c…
 
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We all know about the infamous Bob Graham Round... ... but less so about its London counterpart, the Smog Graham Round. In this episode, Jody and David speak to Alison Walker about her successful attempt to break the record for the Smog Graham Round, which involves running to the highest point of every one of London's boroughs. (Not an easy feat wh…
 
We all know about the infamous Bob Graham Round... ... but less so about its London counterpart, the Smog Graham Round. In this episode, Jody and David speak to Alison Walker about her successful attempt to break the record for the Smog Graham Round, which involves running to the highest point of every one of London's boroughs. (Not an easy feat wh…
 
We're told to prepare for a marathon you need at least 16 weeks of training. But what if someone showed up at your door and made your run a marathon right now? Would you? You could... but would you? Really? In this episode, Jody and David speak to Fin Hampton who's making a name for himself by doing exactly that - challenging people to run a marath…
 
We're told to prepare for a marathon you need at least 16 weeks of training. But what if someone showed up at your door and made your run a marathon right now? Would you? You could... but would you? Really? In this episode, Jody and David speak to Fin Hampton who's making a name for himself by doing exactly that - challenging people to run a marath…
 
This episode deals with a tough subject that affects many runners (and non-runners) - body dysmorphia. Allie and David speak with runner and writer Devin Kelly about his own personal journey as a runner who has dealt with - and is still dealing with - the issue of their body image and learning to be who you are. If you enjoyed this episode please S…
 
This episode deals with a tough subject that affects many runners (and non-runners) - body dysmorphia. Allie and David speak with runner and writer Devin Kelly about his own personal journey as a runner who has dealt with - and is still dealing with - the issue of their body image and learning to be who you are. If you enjoyed this episode please S…
 
Mira Rai is a Nepalese trail runner who didn't quite know how good she was until she entered her first 50k. At that race, she was completely unprepared in terms of food, clothing and water, yet managed to win - impressing the ultra community around her. Now, as a Salomon sponsored athlete Mira is pioneering trail running in a society that is patria…
 
Mira Rai is a Nepalese trail runner who didn't quite know how good she was until she entered her first 50k. At that race, she was completely unprepared in terms of food, clothing and water, yet managed to win - impressing the ultra community around her. Now, as a Salomon sponsored athlete Mira is pioneering trail running in a society that is patria…
 
Jamie McDonald is one of the most positive and inspiring individuals to have ever appeared on the Bad Boy Running podcast. Not only has Jamie achieved some incredible endurance challenges and adventures, such as cycling 14,000 miles from Bangkok to Gloucester and running 5,000 miles coast to coast across Canada unaided, but he's also a serial enabl…
 
Jamie McDonald is one of the most positive and inspiring individuals to have ever appeared on the Bad Boy Running podcast. Not only has Jamie achieved some incredible endurance challenges and adventures, such as cycling 14,000 miles from Bangkok to Gloucester and running 5,000 miles coast to coast across Canada unaided, but he's also a serial enabl…
 
Chris Holton is a Do-Badder. He's one of us. But aside from that he's also a Dr and a neuroscientist with a PhD from Imperial College London. In his role as a senior pharmacologist, Chris explores ways to reduce chronic pain and neurodegeneration at a time when we've never been more unhealthy, sleep-deprived and stressed. It's not surprise to learn…
 
Chris Holton is a Do-Badder. He's one of us. But aside from that he's also a Dr and a neuroscientist with a PhD from Imperial College London. In his role as a senior pharmacologist, Chris explores ways to reduce chronic pain and neurodegeneration at a time when we've never been more unhealthy, sleep-deprived and stressed. It's not surprise to learn…
 
Ryan Atkins is a MACHINE. There aren't many people as fit or as versatile across so many sports as Ryan. An OCR world champ several times over, there doesn't seem to be an activity Ryan doesn't do, won't do or doesn't excel at. In this podcast, he joins Jody and David to discuss his many endeavours as well as his journey into trail running and ultr…
 
Ryan Atkins is a MACHINE. There aren't many people as fit or as versatile across so many sports as Ryan. An OCR world champ several times over, there doesn't seem to be an activity Ryan doesn't do, won't do or doesn't excel at. In this podcast, he joins Jody and David to discuss his many endeavours as well as his journey into trail running and ultr…
 
Sometimes running around your local park for a timed, weekly 5k just doesn't cut it. You want some more adventure, some more culture, something that completely changes the way you see the world. No, we're not talking Brighton Marathon... we're talking participating in races that take place in some unusual and largely unvisited ares of the world - o…
 
Sometimes running around your local park for a timed, weekly 5k just doesn't cut it. You want some more adventure, some more culture, something that completely changes the way you see the world. No, we're not talking Brighton Marathon... we're talking participating in races that take place in some unusual and largely unvisited ares of the world - o…
 
John Kelly makes BBR history as one of the few guests back for a third time. (Bet that makes all those other records pale into significance...) In this episode, Jody and David chat with John about breaking the decades-old record for running the length of the Pennine Way... only for Damian Hall to break it a week later. There's some great stuff in t…
 
John Kelly makes BBR history as one of the few guests back for a third time. (Bet that makes all those other records pale into significance...) In this episode, Jody and David chat with John about breaking the decades-old record for running the length of the Pennine Way... only for Damian Hall to break it a week later. There's some great stuff in t…
 
Carla Molinaro loves a challenge. Even before smashing the Lands End to John O'Groats (LEJOG) record with a time of 12 days 30 mins and 14 seconds, she has challenged herself in the most unique ways. In this episode, Jody and David speak to Carla and find out more about her recent LEJOG record as well as her rather unusual preparation for Comrades …
 
Carla Molinaro loves a challenge. Even before smashing the Lands End to John O'Groats (LEJOG) record with a time of 12 days 30 mins and 14 seconds, she has challenged herself in the most unique ways. In this episode, Jody and David speak to Carla and find out more about her recent LEJOG record as well as her rather unusual preparation for Comrades …
 
In a surprise twist of fate, Bad Boy Running manages to get lead singer of The Darkness, Justin Hawkins onto the podcast to talk all things running and how it has transformed his life. Enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else. Join the conversation! If you want to request a guest…
 
In a surprise twist of fate, Bad Boy Running manages to get lead singer of The Darkness, Justin Hawkins onto the podcast to talk all things running and how it has transformed his life. Enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else. Join the conversation! If you want to request a guest…
 
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