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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.

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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.

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Ep 250 - Russian doping whistleblowers Yuliya and Vitaly Stepanov (Part 2) 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 Russian Anti-Doping Agency. Together they exposed the full extent of the state-sponsored doping programme that eventually led to Russia's exclusion at the Olympics and their fleeing to the US to avoid repercussions.With the Russian ban recently lifted by CAS, the issue of doping is again back in the picture. That's why Jody and David spoke with Yuliya and Vitaly about how they went from being a part of the system to attempting to bring it down, the effect it has had on their life and what their plans are for the future.Enjoy!If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else.Join the conversation! Suggest future guests, wallow in your malaise or offer your unsolicited opinion on running issues or anything else over at the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunningSend us your feedback and comments at letters@badboyrunning.com.Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunningVisit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.comJoin the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyrunning.comFollow Bad Boy Running on social media:&nbsp;Website: https://www.badboyrunning.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/BadBoyRunningInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/badboyrunningpodcast...&nbsp;Twitter: https://twitter.com/badboyrunningYoutube:
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Ep 250 - Russian doping whistleblowers Yuliya and Vitaly Stepanov (Part 2) 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 Russian Anti-Doping Agency. Together they exposed the full extent of the state-sponsored doping programme that eventually led to Russia's exclusion at the Olympics and their fleeing to the US to avoid repercussions.With the Russian ban recently lifted by CAS, the issue of doping is again back in the picture. That's why Jody and David spoke with Yuliya and Vitaly about how they went from being a part of the system to attempting to bring it down, the effect it has had on their life and what their plans are for the future.Enjoy!If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else.Join the conversation! Suggest future guests, wallow in your malaise or offer your unsolicited opinion on running issues or anything else over at the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunningSend us your feedback and comments at letters@badboyrunning.com.Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunningVisit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.comJoin the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyrunning.comFollow Bad Boy Running on social media:&nbsp;Website: https://www.badboyrunning.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/BadBoyRunningInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/badboyrunningpodcast...&nbsp;Twitter: https://twitter.com/badboyrunningYoutube:
Ep 249 - Russian doping whistleblowers Yuliya and Vitaly Stepanov (Part 1) 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.&nbsp;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 Russian Anti-Doping Agency. Together they exposed the full extent of the state-sponsored doping programme that eventually led to Russia's exclusion at the Olympics and their fleeing to the US to avoid repercussions.With the Russian ban recently lifted by CAS, the issue of doping is again back in the picture. That's why Jody and David spoke with Yuliya and Vitaly about how they went from being a part of the system to attempting to bring it down, the effect it has had on their life and what their plans are for the future.This is Part 1 of a two-part episode. Make sure you listen to Ep 250 for part 2.Enjoy!If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else.Join the conversation! Suggest future guests, wallow in your malaise or offer your unsolicited opinion on running issues or anything else over at the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunningSend us your feedback and comments at letters@badboyrunning.com.Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunningVisit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.comJoin the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyrunning.comFollow Bad Boy Running on social media:&nbsp;Website: https://www.badboyrunning.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/BadBoyRunningInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/badboyrunningpodcast...&nbsp;Twitter: https://twitter.com/badboyrunningYoutube:&nbsp;
Ep 248 - Running the Wainwrights with Paul Tierney 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 recorded a while ago, Jody and David speak to Paul about his running career, his I feats of endurance and about the challenge of the Wainwrights.&nbsp;Enjoy!If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else.Join the conversation! Suggest future guests, wallow in your malaise or offer your unsolicited opinion on running issues or anything else over at the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunningSend us your feedback and comments at letters@badboyrunning.com.Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunningVisit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.comJoin the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyrunning.comAbout Bad Boy Running: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 and 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.Follow Bad Boy Running on social media:Website: https://www.badboyrunning.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/BadBoyRunningInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/badboyrunningpodcast...Twitter: https://twitter.com/badboyrunningY
Ep 247 - Connie Allen on leaving the Hasidic community and finding running 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 and running - young women in her former community were prevented from doing any physical exercise - and found this a source of strength. Now, Connie regularly competes in marathons and ultras and her story is finally being told. In this episode, Jody and David speak to Connie about her strict upbringing, the experiences that led to her deciding to leave the community, how she finally began the process and how fitness and running gave her a focus. This is a fascinating episode with Connie who is amazingly open about her experience.  Enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else. Join the conversation! Suggest future guests, wallow in your malaise or offer your unsolicited opinion on running issues or anything else over at the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning Send us your feedback and comments at letters@badboyrunning.com. Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning Visit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.com Join the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyrunning.com About Bad Boy Running: 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 and 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. Follow Bad Boy Running on social media: Website: https://www.badboyrunning.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BadBoyRunning Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/badboyrunningpodcast... Twitter: https://twitter.com/badboyrunning Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BadBoyRunning
Ep 246 - Marilyn Okoro on the problem with athlete funding and selection 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 800 metres at the 2007 and 2008 IAAF World Athletics Final and bronze in the 4 x 400 metres relay at the 2007 World Champs. She is a holder of an Olympic bronze medal for the 4 x 400 metres relay after two teams that finished ahead of them in the 2008 Beijing Olympics were disqualified for doping and they were retrospectively handed the medal... EIGHT years later! (No prizes for guessing that one of the disqualified teams was Russia - the other was Belarussia). In this episode, Marilyn talks about her path into the sport and the issues she faced working with UK Athletics and a hierarchy who insisted she did things their way. This is a really eye-opening episode that gives you an insight into the way athletes are treated by the funding bodies who have the power to make or break careers based on sometimes quite oblique criteria. Enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else. Join the conversation! Suggest future guests, wallow in your malaise or offer your unsolicited opinion on running issues or anything else over at the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning Send us your feedback and comments at letters@badboyrunning.com. Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning Visit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.com Join the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyrunning.com About Bad Boy Running: 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 and 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. Follow Bad Boy Running on social media: Website: https://www.badboyrunning.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BadBoyRunning Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/badboyrunningpodcast... Twitter: https://twitter.com/badboyrunning Youtube: https://www.y
Ep 245 - Wyomia Tyus on reclaiming the record for back-to-back 100m gold 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 athlete Wyomia about her mission to tell her story and the incredible story of the Tigerbelle track team that dominated women's athletics over this period. Wyomia goes right back to her beginnings to recall how she made it to Olympic level, holding the world record in the 100 metres and her history-defining feats of winning the 100-metre gold in 1964 and 1968.  Wyomia's story is incredible. You're going to love this. Enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else. Join the conversation! Suggest future guests, wallow in your malaise or offer your unsolicited opinion on running issues or anything else over at the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning Send us your feedback and comments at letters@badboyrunning.com. Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning Visit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.com Join the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyrunning.com About Bad Boy Running: 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 and 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. Follow Bad Boy Running on social media: Website: https://www.badboyrunning.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BadBoyRunning Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/badboyrunningpodcast... Twitter: https://twitter.com/badboyrunning Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BadBoyRunning
Ep 244 - Richard Bullock on the athlete refugee team 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. During the process, Richard discovered the challenges facing displaced people and how running can change their fortunes and bringing people together (as well as its limitations). In this episode Jody and David speak to Richard about the athletes and stories involved and what has become of the team since the Olympics was postponed due to coronavirus. Enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else. Join the conversation! Suggest future guests, wallow in your malaise or offer your unsolicited opinion on running issues or anything else over at the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning Send us your feedback and comments at letters@badboyrunning.com. Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning Visit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.com Join the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyrunning.com About Bad Boy Running: 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 and 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. Follow Bad Boy Running on social media: Website: https://www.badboyrunning.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BadBoyRunning Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/badboyrunningpodcast... Twitter: https://twitter.com/badboyrunning Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BadBoyRunning
Ep 243 - Greg Vollet on turning trail running global 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 begin with. In this episode, David and Jody go deep into exactly how Greg was a part in helping trail running go global, how the brand selects and manages its athletes and  Much to David's delight, Greg also reveals some crafty race team strategy and antics. And Jody brings up the issue of Salomon Man and what to do about him... Enjoy! ** Want 15% off your next food order ** This episode is sponsored by Food Hub, supporting independent local restaurants and takeaways. Food Hub doesn't charge a commission to the restaurants - like other food delivery services (not naming names, but they rhyme with MustBeat, StuberFeets and Pithivieroo...) - so the same meal is, on average, 15% cheaper ordered through Food Hub. Nor do they charge a delivery fee, like those other grasping bastards. Download the Food Hub app today and get 15% off your first order with the code 'FYB15'.  www.foodhub.co.uk
Ep 242 - Pau Cappell on breaking 20 hours at UTMB 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 sporting career looking under jeopardy at a young age. Once he hit those trails the knee injury disappeared and his love of trails began.  And what a career he's had culminating most recently in his victory at the UTMB in 2019. While 2020 was somewhat disrupted, he attempted to break the UTMB record solo as part of a North Face attempt. In this episode, Jody and David speak to Pau about this attempt, his early running life and go into detail about his incredibly detailed race plans. ** Want 15% off your next food order ** This episode is sponsored by Food Hub, supporting independent local restaurants and takeaways. Food Hub doesn't charge a commission to the restaurants - like other food delivery services (not naming names, but they rhyme with MustBeat, StuberFeets and Pithivieroo...) - so the same meal is, on average, 15% cheaper ordered through Food Hub. Nor do they charge a delivery fee, like those other grasping bastards. Download the Food Hub app today and get 15% off your first order with the code 'FYB15'.  www.foodhub.co.uk
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