Runners On Trail
ROT #16 The not BGR recce

ROT #16 The not BGR recce

May 7, 2019

In March 2019 we went to the Lake District to recce the Bob Graham Round route. It didn’t go to plan. But there are nearly always positive things you can take from a not-so-good situation. Just don't forget your waterproofs.

ROT #15 The Spine Race Part 2

ROT #15 The Spine Race Part 2

February 26, 2019

The suffering continues in this second episode of a 2 part special on the 2019 Montane Spine Race (you might want to listen to Part 1 – Ep 14 – first, but you don’t have to if you don’t want to. You’ll just be wrong if you don’t). Listen to find out how Thane and his fellow mid-packers got on over the second half of this brutal 268 mile slog up the Pennine Way in the middle of the UK winter and how Thane’s socks would, ultimately, provide an insight into his mental state…

ROT #14 The Spine Race Part 1

ROT #14 The Spine Race Part 1

February 26, 2019

In January 2019, with waterproof socks in hand (well, on his feet actually), Thane set out to conquer the brutal Montane Spine Race, a non stop 268 mile race up the iconic Pennine Way National Trail in the UK. This is the first episode of a 2 part special with interview content from other racers he travelled with on his journey through the cold, dark, wet and windy wilds of the British winter.

ROT #13 It’s just about fitness, right?

ROT #13 It’s just about fitness, right?

January 7, 2019

You’ve smashed in the miles - you’re race ready, right? Wrong. When it comes to getting ready for many trail races it’s about much more. With Thane about to run the notorious Spine Race we talk about the other things we think you need to factor into your preparation to make sure you get the most from your races.

ROT #12 Why ultra?

ROT #12 Why ultra?

December 23, 2018

In this episode, with help from runners from the Green Man Ultra, we explore why has there been an explosion in the number of people participating in ultra marathons in the last few years. Apologies for the poor sound quality in some of the clips – we’re looking to sort that for future episodes!

ROT #11 Squamish 50/50

ROT #11 Squamish 50/50

October 23, 2018

What could make a 50 mile race with 3,500m of climb more fun?  Going back the next day to run a 50 km race with 2,500m of climb, of course!  Find out how Antony got on in the formidable Squamish 50/50 and hear some great tips on how to be a better runner from the man, the beard, the legend that it is Gary Robbins.

ROT #10 More Trail & Error

ROT #10 More Trail & Error

August 31, 2018

A year ago we published our first podcast. It was all about what could go wrong on a trail run.  You would have thought we would have learned from that…

ROT #09 Spine Fusion

ROT #09 Spine Fusion

July 31, 2018

In June Thane attempted the 268 miles of the Pennine Way as he took on The Montane Spine Fusion – the summer version of the classic Spine race. He bought new trail shoes the week before. What could possibly go wrong?!

ROT #08 Thames Path 100

ROT #08 Thames Path 100

May 31, 2018

The Thames Path 100 mile race is pretty flat, but that definitely does not make it easy.  Hear how Thane and Antony fared on a blisteringly hot weekend in May 2018.

ROT #07 Motivation

ROT #07 Motivation

April 29, 2018

What motivates us to train and race? Is it for fitness, for the personal challenge or for something else? Thane gets all geeky about it and Antony exposes the truth about Thane’s alleged mid-pack status. Plus there’s trail talk from Thane’s running of the Green Man Ultra.

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