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RunPod

Welcome to RunPod, the weekly run club you can join simply by listening. In this series Jenni Falconer welcomes special guests who share that passion for running. Together they’ll discuss the challenge, reward and sometimes obsession of pounding the pavement whilst asking what drives us to run, why some catch the bug more than others, and how it can transform the lives of those who do it. Along the way, you'll hear top training tips, monumental mistakes and some inspirational stories. So, whether you’re a seasoned marathoner, treadmill trainer, fitness guru or simply putting off that Sunday jog, RunPod is here for you.

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Spencer Matthews
Jenni is delighted to welcome back the one and only Spencer Matthews to RunPod!Spencer, a passionate runner, is about to embark on the challenge of a lifetime starting at the end of July 2024. He'll be "clocking the k's" by running 30 marathons in 30 days across the searing desert during the peak of summer.With temperatures soaring over 40 degrees and the sun relentlessly blazing down, Spencer will be tackling the equivalent of 5 Marathons des Sables, renowned as the toughest footrace on the planet.He'll cover an astonishing 786 miles, comparable to running the entire length of the UK, but through the unforgiving desert terrain.Not only is Spencer aiming to set a world record, but he's also raising funds for the incredible charity Global's Make Some Noise. Get ready to hear about his inspiring journey that is about to push the limits of endurance and determination!If you'd like to donate you can go to www.makesomenoise.com/spencer-matthews-challenge/You can also follow online using the hashtag #30in30Global's Make Some Noise Statement: This is an official Guinness World Record attempt for “the most consecutive marathons run on sand”, which makes it even more difficult. There are a number of rules that need to be followed for Spencer to be successful, including:The whole attempt must be made on sand - either on a beach or sand desert zoneSpencer may choose to run barefoot or with shoes and may alternate throughout the attemptThe entire course must consist of only sand. For instance, a layer of sand over a field of grass would not qualifyAll marathon runs must be finished within 6 hours to be eligible.
43:14 11/07/2024
Imo Boddy
Join Jenni for an exhilarating episode of RunPod as she sits down with the incredible British endurance athlete Imo Boddy, who has just shattered the world record for the Fastest Female to complete the UK Three Peaks.Imo's remarkable journey saw her running over 100 kilometers each day, covering the distances between mountains on foot—a feat typically tackled by car. With only brief cat naps in a van driven by her ever-supportive parents, Imo's determination and stamina were truly put to the test.Breaking the long-standing record set by Ann Sayer in 1979, Imo completed the gruelling challenge in just 6 days, 5 hours, and 43 minutes, smashing the previous time of 7 days and 31 minutes.Listen on to hear Imo's inspiring story of endurance, resilience, and the sheer willpower it took to conquer this monumental feat. By the end of this episode, you might just find yourself lacing up your running shoes—or at the very least craving a strawberry frappuccino.
39:39 04/07/2024
Week 4 - 'RunPod 30' with Jenni Falconer and Tom Trotter
It's the FINAL WEEK of "RunPod 30"—the running challenge designed to get you running nonstop for 30 minutes.Jenni and Tom have been eagerly following your journey and are delighted with the incredible progress you've made.In this finale episode, they are here to inspire and motivate you to reach your running goal! Get ready because this is the week you'll conquer your first 30-minute nonstop run!With Jenni and Tom by your side, there will be no stopping you. "Chase the feels" you should be so proud of yourselfInstagram: @jennifalconer + @tomtrotter_
34:59 27/06/2024
Week 3 - 'RunPod 30' with Jenni Falconer and Tom Trotter
Welcome to Week 3 of "RunPod 30"—the ultimate running challenge designed to get you running nonstop for 30 minutes!Jenni and Tom have been "chasing the feels" and absolutely loving your selfies, messages, and incredible progress.In this third episode, they continue to inspire, guide, and motivate you on your journey. Get ready to take it up a notch—this is the week you'll conquer your first 10-minute nonstop run!With Jenni and Tom by your side, there's no stopping you. Name a better running duo—we'll wait. You've got this!Instagram: @jennifalconer + @tomtrotter_
37:02 20/06/2024
Week 2 - 'RunPod 30' with Jenni Falconer and Tom Trotter
Welcome to Week 2 of "RunPod 30"—a running challenge with the end goal to get you running for 30 minutes no stopping.Jenni and Tom have been delighted with the feedback, and it's so epic to see so many of you getting out there and making the most of your day.In this second episode, Jenni and Tom continue to inspire and guide you on your journey, offering tips and encouragement to build on the progress you've made. Together, this lovely pair are ready to motivate and support you every step of the wayInstagram: @jennifalconer + @tomtrotter_
31:00 13/06/2024
Week 1 - 'RunPod 30' with Jenni Falconer and Tom Trotter
It's summer, which means the days are longer, brighter, and warmer—a perfect time of year to lace up your running shoes and get active! Whether you're a beginner, getting back into the groove, or just needing a nudge to push yourself further, Jenni's new RunPod mini-series is here to help.Introducing "RunPod 30"—a running challenge with the end goal to get you running for 30 minutes no stopping. In this special series, Jenni has crafted four motivating episodes to guide you on the journey. Joining her on this running adventure is the incredibly inspirational Tom Trotter. Together, this dynamic duo is ready to motivate and support you every step of the way. If anyone can get you running, it's Jenni and Tom!Instagram: @jennifalconer + @tomtrotter_
31:53 06/06/2024
Mark White - Gratitude Man
Jenni is joined by Mark White, the inspiring Founder and CEO of 'Run Grateful'. 'Run Grateful' is a mindful movement collective that seamlessly connects the practice of running with the powerful art of gratitude. Their mission? To inspire positive change and foster deeper human connections through mindful movement.Mark, who has been sober for many years, shares his incredible journey of how running and gratitude have been essential to maintaining his physical and mental well-being, and his story is a testament to the transformative power of mindful movement and a grateful mindset.Listen to discover how embracing these practices can enrich your life, create lasting positive change, and build a stronger, more connected community. Whether you're a seasoned runner or just beginning your journey, this episode is sure to inspire and motivate you.As the wise ones say...Gratitude changes everything.
43:52 30/05/2024
Stephen Mangan
In this episode of RunPod, Jenni is joined by the host of The Fortune Hotel, Stephen Mangan.Stephen is a man of many talents, he’s also star of shows like ‘Green Wing’, ‘Episodes’ and ‘The Split’. He’s an author, a radio presenter and best of all he is a runner. And a pretty nifty one at that. He might be one of the busiest men in showbiz but he stays sane with running, although we have no idea how he fits it all in. He’s currently training for a duathlon but still found the time to chat to Jenni about why running is so important to him and how it benefits him. It was a joy to chat to Stephen and it will be a joy to listen as you head out on your run. Enjoy and of course, happy running.
37:02 23/05/2024
Adele Roberts
Today, Jenni is joined by the incredible Adele Roberts, a well-known figure in British DJing, radio, and television.Adele is passionate about running and uses it not only to enhance her well-being but also to maintain a positive outlook on life.Many are aware that Adele’s journey has been marked by resilience and strength. In recent years, she bravely battled bowel cancer, and despite the toll of treatment and the tough days that have followed, Adele remains a ray of sunshine, demonstrating that even in the darkest times, it's possible to find the strength to persevere and take each day one stride at a time.Adele is amazing, and inspires us to transform our hardest moments into lessons whilst maintaining a positive attitude, no matter the challenges we face.Her new uplifting memoir, 'Personal Best,' is available now.
45:14 16/05/2024
Jasmin Paris
Jasmin Paris is the first female runner to complete one of the world's toughest annual races - The Barkley Marathon.Taking place at 'Frozen Head State Park' in Tennessee, USA, the incredible 100-mile race involves five loops of 20 miles, with 60,000 ft of ascents and descents - which is double the height of Mount Everest from sea level.Pushing through brambles, and other forest obstacles Jasmin was 1 of only 20 people to complete the race, which started with the blow of a conch shell and the light of a cigarette...With 99 seconds to spare from the 60hr cut-off... she did it. And now she's on RunPod to tell the tale...
35:41 09/05/2024
Anya Culling
In today's episode, Jenni sits down with the extraordinary Anya Culling, whose journey from novice runner to one of the fastest female marathoners in the UK is nothing short of incredible.Anya is pure sunshine, and her story is living proof of the transformative power of running and shows how “ordinary” people possess extraordinary potential. What started as a way to improve her mental health during lockdown quickly turned into a passion that would propel her to the elite ranks of marathon racing. Her secret to success? prioritise the enjoyment of every run.For Anya, running isn't just a sport—it's a lifestyle, a source of fulfillment, and a celebration of our body's incredible capabilities.From completing her first London Marathon in 2019 in 4 hours and 34 minutes to achieving an astonishing time of 2 hours and 34 minutes the next time she ran it, Anya's journey is about the power of persistence, passion, and joyful dedication. Oh, and did you know she’s a massive RunPod fan!!!!!Get ready to be motivated, uplifted, and inspired by the incredible journey of Anya Culling. Watch this space.
42:35 02/05/2024
Josh Cuthbert - London Marathon 2024 Debrief
The London Marathon 2024 is over, and after an immensely successful and joyful day, Jenni is joined in the RunPod Studio for a debrief with the incredible Josh Cuthbert, British Musician and Model, for a 26.2 mile debrief. Despite the inevitable post-marathon "oww I can't walk down the stairs" soreness that accompanies the event, Jenni and Josh's enthusiasm remains unwavering. From bloody toes to bliss, this episode captures the passion, determination, and the profound impact of supporting a cause greater than oneself. And if this episode teaches us anything - life is all about the people who cheer us on.CONTENT WARNING: While we believe in the importance of open and honest conversations about mental health, we also prioritize the well-being of our listeners. If you feel that listening to discussions about suicide and mental health may be harmful to you, we encourage you to practice self-care and consider skipping this episode.If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health issues, we encourage you to seek support from a trusted friend, family member, or mental health professional. Additionally, if you are in immediate danger or crisis, please contact emergency services or The Samaritans (any time day or night) on: 116 123Remember, you are not alone, and help is always available. Please take care of yourself and prioritize your well-being. You add so much value to the world.
39:40 25/04/2024
Laura Hamilton
Join Jenni as she chats with Laura Hamilton, the radiant host of 'A Place in The Sun'! Laura, known for her sunny demeanour, has the sunniest job going... and balances her busy hosting schedule with a love for running. Recently she's gearing up for her biggest challenge yet: the London Marathon 2024 - happening this weekend on the 21st of April. Alongside Jenni, who's also taking on the marathon, Laura discusses tips, tricks, and motivation for the big race. Good Luck to everyone in The RunPod RunClub running The London Marathon! We can't wait to cheer you on! AD - Jenni has written a book and surprise surprise, it’s all about running! Inspired by the RunPod Run Club and featuring many anecdotes from the podcast and her own experiences. It’s also full of great tips for runners new and old. The book is called ‘Runners High’ and is out now. To order a copy to read – or listen to the audio version whilst you run – tap this link https://geni.us/RunnersHigh
52:06 18/04/2024
Yahya Pandor
Today's incredible guest Yahya Pandor is running The Manchester Marathon 2024 and is attempting to set a record as The First Blind Runner to run without a Guide Runner.Yahya is amazing, and his story is remarkable. After losing his sight to a variation of macular degeneration, he decided to have more good days than bad days and leant into the positive side of life. On the side of his day job, he started making TikTok videos together with his brother Isa, to show people what having a vision impairment is like, and has since become an inspiration online.The RunPod RunClub wants to wish Yahya the best of luck with the Marathon - he's going to kill it!TikTok: @yahya_pandor + @isapandorAD - Jenni has written a book and surprise surprise, it’s all about running! Inspired by the RunPod Run Club and featuring many anecdotes from the podcast and her own experiences. It’s also full of great tips for runners new and old. The book is called ‘Runners High’ and is out now. To order a copy to read – or listen to the audio version whilst you run – tap this link https://geni.us/RunnersHigh
32:05 11/04/2024
Vicky Pattison
This weekend is the 'London Landmarks Half Marathon' and joining Jenni at this incredible event is today's amazing guest, Vicky Pattison!Vicky is many things - A top gal to start, a Presenter, Podcaster, Former I'm A Celebrity 'Queen of the Jungle', and SHE IS A RUNNER! Running is something that Vicky always does to change her Base Fitness Level, and when she's out there she loves it (once she's made it past that f*cking 3K marker that is!)AD - Jenni has written a book and surprise surprise, it’s all about running! Inspired by the RunPod Run Club and featuring many anecdotes from the podcast and her own experiences. It’s also full of great tips for runners new and old. The book is called ‘Runners High’ and is out now. To order a copy to read – or listen to the audio version whilst you run – tap this link https://geni.us/RunnersHigh
46:05 04/04/2024
Daniel Fairbrother - FRIDGE MAN!
You don't get a better friend than today's incredible RunPod guest, Daniel Fairbrother.Daniel's best friend Sam has Type 1 Diabetes, so to raise money for Diabetes UK Daniel is attempting to break the world record for "the fastest marathon while carrying a household appliance". This is where we introduce you to 'Tallulah' the name he's given to the Fridge which he's strapping on his back and running The London Marathon with!Named after his favourite film 'Cool Runnings', Tallulah has caused quite the media surge so we had to get her in the studio - even if security were suspicious!Daniel started running after his divorce, as a way to find balance and clear away his stress. It's had a huge positive impact on his health, and Daniel believes that running is 70% about mentality and 30% about physicality. If anyone is going to get you running today, it's a guy with a fridge tied to his back. Think he needs to carry a cold beer in there for the finish line!AD - Jenni has written a book and surprise surprise, it’s all about running! Inspired by the RunPod Run Club and featuring many anecdotes from the podcast and her own experiences. It’s also full of great tips for runners new and old. The book is called ‘Runners High’ and is out now. To order a copy to read – or listen to the audio version whilst you run – tap this link https://geni.us/RunnersHigh
38:33 28/03/2024
Courtney Black
Fitness Influencer Courtney Black is today's incredible guest on RunPod! The 'Courtney Black App' is the Number 1 'At Home' Fitness App for home workouts, and every day Courtney inspires and motivates her followers with workout routines and tasty meal ideas. Best of all...she's also a Runner!If anyone is going to motivate you for a run today it's Courtney - joining us all the way from sunny Dubai!AD - Jenni has written a book and surprise surprise, it’s all about running! Inspired by the RunPod Run Club and featuring many anecdotes from the podcast and her own experiences. It’s also full of great tips for runners new and old. The book is called ‘Runners High’ and is out now. To order a copy to read – or listen to the audio version whilst you run – tap this link https://geni.us/RunnersHigh
38:02 24/03/2024
Tom Trotter
It's time to smash a bagel with honey and start pounding the pavements like today's incredible guest - the very lovely, and charismatic online coach Tom Trotter!If you're into Instagram, TikTok and Running hit follow @tomtrotter_ to get your daily dose of motivation and positivity from a man transforming lives via his challenges on reels.Tom's confidence is a testament to the work and habits he's put in over the years, and now he's sharing it with you - He's a CHAMP! if anyone is going to make you feel grateful, and motivated to go for a run it's himAD - Jenni has written a book and surprise surprise, it’s all about running! Inspired by the RunPod Run Club and featuring many anecdotes from the podcast and her own experiences. It’s also full of great tips for runners new and old. The book is called ‘Runners High’ and is out on March 14th. To order a copy to read – or listen to the audio version whilst you run – tap this link https://geni.us/RunnersHigh
53:47 14/03/2024
Jordan Foster - 'Running a Marathon'
Jenni is training for the London Marathon so joining her in the studio is Jordan Foster who is the Head Coach and Partnership Manager at ‘Coopah’ - the Running App.Jordan has written Jenni's training plan, so in this episode, they're talking about going from a Half Marathon to training for an actual Marathon! This is not a sponsored episode. Coopah is a popular running coach app, and we should mention other running apps are available.AD - Jenni has written a book and surprise surprise, it’s all about running! Inspired by the RunPod Run Club and featuring many anecdotes from the podcast and her own experiences. It’s also full of great tips for runners new and old. The book is called ‘Runners High’ and will be out on March 14th. To pre-order a copy to read – or listen to the audio version whilst you run – tap this link https://geni.us/RunnersHigh
15:20 12/03/2024
Gok Wan
You don't want to miss today's amazing episode on RunPod with TV Personality and Fashion Stylist Gok Wan. Gok is new to running, but loving the serotonin it's giving him!Did he show up to the studio in the best running outfit? of course he did! Has he bought the wrong running shoes for him in every colour that exists? potentially...AD - Jenni has written a book and surprise surprise, it’s all about running! Inspired by the RunPod Run Club and featuring many anecdotes from the podcast and her own experiences. It’s also full of great tips for runners new and old. The book is called ‘Runners High’ and will be out on March 14th. To pre-order a copy to read – or listen to the audio version whilst you run – tap this link https://geni.us/RunnersHigh
55:41 07/03/2024
Jordan Foster - 'Running a Half Marathon'
Jenni is joined by Jordan Foster who is the Head Coach and Partnership Manager at ‘Coopah’ - the Running App. In this bonus episode, they're discussing training plans, and how you take the step from a 10K to a Half Marathon.This is not a sponsored episode. Coopah is a popular running coach app, and we should mention other running apps are available.
18:16 05/03/2024
Natalie Pinkham
Jenni is joined by British Television Presenter and F1 Pit Lane Reporter for Sky Sports F1, Natalie Pinkham! Currently training for her Marathon Debut, Natalie is loving the running community, and all the benefits running has to offer. Running has given her a sense of freedom, and empowerment and even inspired her to name her new cat Zola Budd! (after her favourite Long Distance Runner) How cute!
52:03 29/02/2024
Jordan Foster - 'Running a 10K'
Jenni is discussing training plans with Jordan Foster who is the Head Coach and Partnership Manager at ‘Coopah’ - the Running App.In this episode, they're talking about the leap from 5K to 10K! You've got this! This is not a sponsored episode. Coopah is a popular running coach app, and we should mention other running apps are available.
10:52 27/02/2024
The Sports Agents: The Trailer - The Sports Agents
Welcome to The Sports Agents, a twice-weekly podcast hosted by two of the UK's top sports broadcasters, Gabby Logan and Mark Chapman.With new episodes available every Tuesday and Thursday, starting 5th March.
01:51 26/02/2024
Ruari Fairbairns
How does Alcohol affect your running? Here to tell us how is co-founder of One Year No Beer, Podcaster and Author of the Best Seller '28 Day Alcohol Free Challenge' - Ruari Fairbairns.Ruari is a former oil broker, who listened to the whisper in his mind that said the amount of alcohol he was consuming was holding him back.In the UK many people still find it difficult to cut back on drinks because of the social aspect. We still live in a society that says "Alcohol is amazing!" "It's so much fun!" "Come to the pub!" despite us knowing the damaging effects on our health.The reality is, alcohol makes us feel anxious, tired and sluggish and stops us from being the optimal versions of ourselves.Ruari has the occasional glass, so he's not here to preach "never drink again", but he will leave you with things to think about...especially when it comes to feeling good enough to go for a run.
52:56 22/02/2024
Jordan Foster - 'Running a 5K'
Jenni is training for the London Marathon - her first Marathon since 2019. Having sadly faced a few injuries she’s determined to have a proper training plan.To help her she’s enlisted Jordan Foster who is the Head Coach and Partnership Manager at ‘Coopah’.Jordan is the coach who has devised the programme Jenni is sticking to. So we are delighted that over the next four weeks, you will see Jordan popping up in 4 bonus episodes that aim to help you with your training for whatever run you’re going on.Happy Running!This is not a sponsored episode. Coopah is a popular running coach app, and we should mention other running apps are available.
28:03 20/02/2024
BOSH! Boys
Jenni is joined by the BOSH! Boys - Henry Firth and Ian Theasby. BOSH! is the biggest plant-based online channel in the world, and Henry and Ian's delicious vegan recipes have been viewed by over half a billion people. They're basically the Jamie Oliver of the Vegan World!These guys are passionate about improving our health, and the planet! Together they have also sold over 1 million of their best-selling cookbooks and have products in major supermarkets around the world. But they're not here to talk about recipes, they're here to talk about why they love running - and how you can smash your running goals out of the park whilst living a plant-rich diet!Looking to buy a RunPod t-shirt? Go here: Linktr.ee/runpod
43:45 15/02/2024
Gabby Logan MBE
Gabby Logan MBE is arguably one of Britain's most iconic Broadcasters. A legend on the sport scene, Gabby started her career as an International Gymnast and can now be found presenting everything from MOTD Six Nations to The Premier League, to The Olympic Games.Not only does Gabby work in TV and Radio, but she's also a fantastic writer and podcast host. How does she stay fit for the job? by doing strength training, cold water swimming, and you guessed it - RUNNING!If anyone is going to inspire you to reap the benefits of running it's this amazing woman. Listen to Gabby's Podcast - Mid Point on Global Player for free (download it from the app store or go to globalplayer.com)Looking for a RunPod tshirt? Go here: Linktr.ee/runpod
48:22 08/02/2024
Diane Carson - The Traitors!
Diane Carson was faithful on this year's season of The Traitors, but did you know she is also faithful to Running...which is why we're delighted to have her on today's episode of RunPod.Although Diane didn't win the show, she was definitely the fan favourite. She's an ICON, and after today's conversation you'll love her even more! Only a personality as amazing as hers could come from the energy you get out of a decent run.Looking to buy a RunPod t-shirt? Go here: Linkt.ree/runpod
46:33 01/02/2024
David Weir CBE - LIVE National Running Show
LIVE from The National Running Show 2024 - Jenni is joined by David Weir CBE. David aka the 'Weirwolf', is a British Paralympic Wheelchair Athlete who has won an impressive total of six gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games and has won the London Marathon on eight occasions!His secret to winning? Determination and...Beetroot juice?Looking to buy a RunPod Tshirt? Go Here: Linktr.ee/runpod
40:54 25/01/2024

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