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The Bad Boy Running Podcast

Running is great, so why aren't the podcasts? Bad Boy Running is a podcast for runners who are bored of the dull and dry podcasts currently on offer. Hosted by friends Jody Raynsford and David Hellard, both running journalists, bloggers and lovable idiots, the show features the conversations they'd have in the pub focusing as much on the camaraderie and social side of the sport as the technical.
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Running is great, so why aren't the podcasts? Bad Boy Running is a podcast for runners who are bored of the dull and dry podcasts currently on offer. Hosted by friends Jody Raynsford and David Hellard, both running journalists, bloggers and lovable idiots, the show features the conversations they'd have in the pub focusing as much on the camaraderie and social side of the sport as the technical. 

Apr 20, 2017

Jody and David are joined by Tom Davies an adventure racer who has taken part in not one, but TWO insane world championships. They discuss the dangers that he faced such as crocodiles, white water rivers, and, perhaps worst of all, riding a bike. Despite Jody's dismay at the fact that David got a cyclist on the podcast, this turns out to be an episode not to be missed. If you've never heard of adventure racing before this is a nice (and inspiring) overview of a sport that can be both strategic and exciting. 

If you want to join the conversation then search for the Bad Boy Running Podcast on Facebook and request to be part of the group! You can also follow us on Twitter, Jody is @UltrarunnerJody, David is @DavidHellard, and the joint account is @BadBoyRunning1. Alternatively you can email us on letters@badboyrunning.com

Lastly, don't forget to SUBSCRIBE if you want us delivered onto your device every time there's an available podcast!

Apr 14, 2017

In this BBR Special Jody and David talk to John Kelly, endurance athlete and the only finisher at this year's Barkley Marathons.

John reveals his journey from not running to competing at Barkley three times until he finally achieved his goal of finishing, how he trains for Barkley and the mind games you go through when you're out on the course.

David isn't subtle in trying to pump him for all the information he can about entering, while Jody sees many parallels with his 4 Laps of Nuts drama (no-one else does, though...)

To join in with the fun, join the Facebook group. Just search Bad Boy Running Podcast, request to join, and we'll add you in!

Tweet us on Twitter, Jody is @UltrarunnerJody, David is @DavidHellard and the joint account is @BadBoyRunning1

Also, if you want to message us directly, email us on letters@badboyrunning.com

Lastly, don't forget to subscribe if you want us to be downloaded automatically every time we come out! 

FYB!

Apr 10, 2017

Just like last week, Jody and David were worried. New listeners have flocked to the podcast in their tens, but how would they keep up with the obtuse in-jokes without alienating the new audience?

Well, as one smart Do-Badder suggested, they decided to record an A-Z of Bad Boy Running jokes covering all the references and in-jokes that have been made throughout the previous episodes so that it all makes sense!

This was advertised as a two-parter but, due to the sheer quantity, will now end up being a three-parter. Perhaps U should be for Unfulfilled Promises, right Josh?

Anyway... To join in with the fun, join the Facebook group. Just search Bad Boy Running Podcast, request to join, and we'll add you in!

Tweet us on Twitter, Jody is @UltrarunnerJody, David is @DavidHellard and the joint account is @BadBoyRunning1

Also, if you want to message us directly, email us on letters@badboyrunning.com

Lastly, don't forget to subscribe if you want us to be downloaded automatically every time we come out! 

FYB!

Apr 3, 2017

Jody and David were worried. With all the new listeners, how were they going to continue making obtuse in-jokes and not alienate the audience?

Well, as one smart Do-Badder suggested: why not record an A-Z of Bad Boy Running covering all the references and in-jokes we made in all the previous episodes so it AL MAKES SENSE.

(Of course, you could listen to all the previous episodes but this is a much more effective way of aggressively cornering your way to Do-Badder expertise...)

This may be useful if you're training for a marathon, ultramarathon, the Marathon des Sables or any OCR race (for SEO purposes, of course).

If you want to get somebody on the podcast then find us on Facebook by searching Bad Boy Running Podcast and asking to be accepted into the group, from there it's simply a case of making suggestions. You can also email the show via letters@badboyrunning.com 

We are also available on twitter, Jody is @UltrarunnerJody, David is @DavidHellard and the joint account is @BadBoyRunning1

Lastly don't forget to subscribe if you want the podcast whenever it's available!

 

Mar 18, 2017

Today the guys talk to Colin McCourt, a former pro-athlete who is documenting his transformation back into shape. His friends have all bet him £100 that he can't do a sub-16 minute 5k by the end of this year. If he wins, that's a nice windfall, if he loses, he has to get seventeen first and second names tattooed on his body. 

David and Jody start off with the basic questions about how's training going, whether it's realistic, before, in classic Do-Badder style, they veer off course and end up talking up about how social media could be used by those who are of a higher profile to bring more attention to the sport. 

If you want to get somebody on the podcast then find us on Facebook by searching Bad Boy Running Podcast and asking to be accepted into the group, from there it's simply a case of making suggestions. You can also email the show via letters@badboyrunning.com 

We are also available on twitter, Jody is @UltrarunnerJody, David is @DavidHellard and the joint account is @BadBoyRunning1

Lastly don't forget to subscribe if you want the podcast whenever it's available!

Mar 15, 2017

Have you ever considered changing styles? Will it make you more efficient? Will you be a faster runner? Having switched styles in the past David offers his view on why he did it, having had run-ins with shoes that forced him to change running styles, Jody explains why he hasn't. All of this as well as barefoot running, Chi Running and the seemingly oxymoronic 'barefoot shoes' are discussed in what turns out to be a dangerously informative podcast. 

If you have any questions then get involved! Search for the Facebook group 'Bad Boy Running Podcast' click to join and we'll accept you into the group! Email us with any queries letters@badboyrunning.com 

Or of course you can find us on Twitter, Jody is @UltrarunnerJody, David is @DavidHellard and the joint account is @BadBoyRunning1

Lastly, don't forget to subscribe if you want the next one whenever it's available!

Feb 28, 2017

On the advent of the Winter Nuts Challenge, Jody and David welcome back Pete Rees from Mudstacle to give some last minute tips to Jody who is taking on all four laps.

It turns out Jody hasn't factored in a few important points, such as the cut-off time, and the chaps ponder whether he's actually going to make it.

Pete also fills us in on his epic Marathon des Sables training, including running the Pilgrim's multi-day ultra and running part of the Monarch's Way overnight to prepare for the long day.

If you're running Nuts or the MdS, you've got to listen to this episode.

Remember, it could be the last one Jody appears in.... 

If you want to ask any of our interviewees questions or request an interviewee, then be sure to join the Facebook group! Simply search Bad Boy Running Podcast on Facebook and then request to join and we'll add you in. Alternatively you can email us on letters@badboyrunning.com

You can also follow us on Twitter, Jody is @UltrarunnerJody, David is @DavidHellard, and our combined account is @BadBoyRunning1

Be sure to SUBSCRIBE if you want the podcast being downloaded to your device whenever it's available!

Feb 22, 2017

This Podcast features James Appleton talking to the guys about, well, everything really. They cover Tough Guy, fell running, and photography. The guys also hear an EXCLUSIVE piece of news from James, so listen out for that nearer the end. This interview is so packed with information that the intro is possibly breaks the BBR record for being one of the shortest we've ever done. Listen up and get ready to think about planning your next holiday in the Lake District. 

If you want to ask any of our interviewees questions or request an interviewee, then be sure to join the Facebook group! Simply search Bad Boy Running Podcast on Facebook and then request to join and we'll add you in. Alternatively you can email us on letters@badboyrunning.com

You can also follow us on Twitter, Jody is @UltrarunnerJody, David is @DavidHellard, and our combined account is @BadBoyRunning1

Be sure to SUBSCRIBE if you want the podcast being downloaded to your device whenever it's available!
Finally if you like the audio description of James' art then you can browse and buy more of it HERE: http://www.jamesappleton.co.uk/Home.html 

Feb 8, 2017

In this interview the guys get the chance to talk to one of the coolest, toughest people on the planet. Lowri Morgan is one of only 6 people (ever) to finish the 350 mile non-stop marathon in the Arctic and not only can she survive extreme cold, she can do heat too as she finished in the top 10 on her first ever ultra in the Amazonian jungle. 

She has won BAFTAs, jumped out of planes, and she has met the Queen. Her incredible achievements are matched by how down-to-earth she is and this chatty, relaxed podcast is almost the opposite of the BBR way since it is both informative and useful. This is one interview you do not want to miss. 

If there is anybody that you would like to hear interviewed on the Podcast then why not suggest it in our Facebook group? Search Bad Boy Running Podcast and request to join! You can also email requests to letters@badboyrunning.com or follow us on Twitter: Jody is @UltrarunnerJody, David is @DavidHellard and the joint account is @BadBoyRunning1.

Lastly, don't forget to subscribe if you want more like this in the future!

Feb 1, 2017

The main themes for this podcast are the final ever Tough Guy and advice for this stage of training for spring marathons. When I say themes, I use it in the loosest possible sense as everything is discussed really. Special Forces Hell Week is back on so that requires a brief analysis, we discover that David hates Seinfeld, and, rather generously, the guys spend about 20 minutes plugging other podcasts. 

When they get around to discussing marathon training, they are actually quite helpful. What is the Maffetone method? What should you be eating? How many miles should you be logging before that upcoming spring marathon? Rules are debunked and approved in this genuinely quite useful episode. 

If you have any contributions then be sure to join the Facebok group! In fact even if you don't have anything to add then definitely join it anyway, it's a lot of fun. Simply search Bad Boy Running Podcast on Facebook and then click join! If you want to be more direct, simply email us on letters@badboyrunning.com 

How about Twitter? You can follow us! Jody is @UltrarunnerJody, David is @DavidHellard, and the joint account is @BadBoyRunning1

Thanks for listening, be sure to subscribe so that whenever they're available, they're dropped straight onto your device!

FYB

Jan 13, 2017

Today Jody and David want to challenge you, yes you, the listener, to do a ridiculous press ups challenge. Listen to the podcast for the ground rules and give us some video evidence to prove it!

Next up they talk to the man himself, Danny Bent, about all of his crazy adventures from cycling to India to organising a marathon relay to Boston after the attacks in order to raise money. He does incredible charity work and he talks about his two latest endeavours - Project Awesome and planning the World Relay. Listen out for details on that, we'll be following it closely and revealing information as it's made available. 

If you enjoyed this then get on the Facebook group! There are a couple of challenges in this episode that you don't want to miss out on so simply search for Bad Boy Running Podcast on Facebook, request to join and then we'll accept you into the group. 

You can also follow us on twitter, Jody is @UltrarunnerJody, David is @DavidHellard, and the collective handle is @BadBoyRunning1. Our email is letters@badboyrunning.com for anything you wish to be discussed on the podcast!

Lastly, don't forget to subscribe if you want this joyous nugget of running information delivered onto your device whenever it's available.

Jan 6, 2017

This episode begins with the discussion of a saga that unfolded on the Facebook group. After an unnoticeable seg, they move on to the Inaugural BBR Brewdog Half-Marathon which Jody was involved in. 

David then takes us through what he's been up to; from his Pato filled presentation at the MdS Expo in London, to his abuse (and slight faux pas) at the darts, to his marathoning success. 

There's another call for ideas for the 12 labours of Josh Stephens and these can be submitted over any of the following formats:

Join our inclusive and open Facebook group. Search Bad Boy Running Podcast on Facebook, request to join and we will accept you! 


You can also send us suggestions over twitter - Jody is @UltrarunnerJody, David is @DavidHellard and collectively they are @BadBoyRunning1

You can also e-mail any suggestions to letters@badboyrunning.com

Thank you for listening, if you enjoyed the episode then why not subscribe! The podcast will be sent straight to your phone when available. 

Dec 24, 2016

Hold on to your Santa hat, because we've an extra special Bad Boy Running episode just for Christmas.

Not that it's any more relevant to running or indeed Christmas.

(But it may just keep you entertained enough to forget your annoying relatives and keep you going into a full food coma).

Enjoy!

Dec 16, 2016

Hello Do-Badders, we are back! After a brief interlude for travel reasons we have returned to the airwaves for a general catch up episode! Highlights include Rob Young chat, an introduction 40 minutes in, our logos on a cheek at the Mudstacle Awards, Marathon recommendations, race cancellations, and a new clothing range for runners. Would you believe it, we also have time for letters from listeners!

So put your feet up, grab a beer, FYB and enjoy.

If you want to join in with the discussion then come on the Facebook group! Search Bad Boy Running Podcast, request to join and we’ll add you in.

Alternatively you can reach us on Twitter, Jody is @UltrarunnerJody, David is @DavidHellard, and collectively we’re @BadBoyRunning1.

If you have a pressing issue or just want some advice you can always email us letters@badboyrunning.com

Nov 10, 2016

They guys open with how much (or little) running they've both been doing and talk about upcoming races. We then find out what David's old school reports said about his sporting capabilities.

The guys then bring in Gary from Six Physio to talk about the work they do and answer some Do-Badder questions. Just to be clear, he also answers some sensible, not Do-Badder questions which (unfortunately) makes this another incredibly informative episode. 

David then tells Jody how much hashing he's going to be doing before the Myanmar Marathon.

To join the conversation, why not go to the Bad Boy Running Facebook Group? Simply search for Bad Boy Running Podcast in the Facebook search bar, request to join and we'll add you in! If you're more old school then we accept emails at letters@badboyrunning.com

Or follow us on Twitter, Jody is @UltrarunnerJody, David is @DavidHellard and the joint account is @BadBoyRunning1

Lastly, don't forget to SUBSCRIBE if you want the podcast delivered to you whenever it's available!

Nov 4, 2016

A warning to all Do-Badders: This Podcast contains useful, relevant information. Terry gives lots of running advice and Jody and David discuss his achievements with him. Having been running for a relatively short period of time, Terry talks about his continual improvement including discussion of his training and thoughts on nutrition.

Also there's something special to listen out for at the start and end of this podcast...

If you have any suggestions for running a 10k or indeed any questions, then join the Facebook group! Simply search 'Bad Boy Running Podcast Group' on Facebook, request to join and then you'll be accepted in the group. Or why not follow us on Twitter? Jody is @UltrarunnerJody, David is @DavidHellard and the joint account is @BadBoyRunning1

If you would like to email any suggestions or questions then send them over to letters@badboyrunning.com

and lastly, don't forget to SUBSCRIBE if you want the Podcast, delivered straight to your device!

Oct 21, 2016

On this Podcast Jody and David speak to Rhonda-Marie Avery, an accomplished ultra runner with a ton of ridiculous running accolades under her belt. She talks about some of her most badass races, the problems and pitfalls of running with a guide, her Barkley Marathons experience and a load more besides. 

At the end of the podcast the guys deliver some incredible news for the Do-Badder community. 

If you want to get involved with the conversation then why not join our Facebook group? Simply search Bad Boy Running Podcast and request to join the group and we'll accept you from there! 


You can follow us on Twitter, Jody is @UltrarunnerJody, David is @DavidHellard, and the joint account is @BadBoyRunning1

If you like doing things the old fashioned way then email letters@badboyrunning.com and lastly, don't forget to SUBSCRIBE if you want the Podcast delivered to you whenever it's available!

Oct 13, 2016

Jody and David start out strong by discussing 'summiting' which is a new word to be added to the Bad Boy Running Dictionary. They then talk about the rise of the kilometre and newer races which cover a more non-standard racing distance. 

This week's big philosophical question is why is the 1500m race not a mile? After puzzling over that the guys focus on this episode's main topic - the Red Bull Steeplechase! How did David get on? Did he finish? Did he place? Did he do it legally? Well listen to find out. 

We also conclude with some scandal talk!

If you want to join the conversation then search for the Bad Boy Running Podcast Group on Facebook, request to join and we'll add you to the group!

Alternatively you can tweet Jody @UltrarunnerJody, David is @DavidHellard or you can tweet the joint account which is @BadBoyRunning1

Or you can always e-mail letters@badboyrunning.com

Lastly don't forget to SUBSCRIBE if you want all the latest podcasts to be dropped straight onto whatever device you listen to!

Oct 10, 2016

Last weekend Producer Eddie finished his first marathon.

In a previous episode the guys gave advice so in this follow up we find out what went wrong and what went right, and how much of that was due to Jody and David's hints and tips. Jody also has a surprise in store for everyone... and an old problem of David's returns to annoy him. 

If you have any first marathon questions or comments to make about anything said in this Podcast then join the Facebook group - simply search Bad Boy Running Podcast on Facebook and then we'll accept you into the group. 

Or you could always follow us on Twitter @BadBoyRunning1 or Jody @UltrarunnerJody or David on @DavidHellard.

Finally, don't forget to SUBSCRIBE if you want this to be downloaded straight onto your phone every week!

Oct 4, 2016

Today, the guys list the Do-Badders best inspirational running quotes.

And they discuss how to schedule races and their own personal calendars. If you're struggling for inspiration or need to know how to arrange the races you've already highlighted then look no further.

If you want to do a marathon next year, we've got the only one you need. If you want to do an OCR then look no further. In this podcast, plans are confirmed, some are instigated, and others are suggested. David lists his crazy life-threatening fundraising ideas whilst Jody contemplates who he could audition as a replacement presenter. 

If you have any of your own race suggestions you'd like a Do-Badder presence then get on the Facebook Group! Simply search Bad Boy Running Podcast on Facebook and we'll accept you into the group.

For Twitter follow Jody @UltrarunnerJody, David @DavidHellard, or the joint account of @BadBoyRunning1.

Lastly, don't forget to SUBSCRIBE if you want to the podcast delivered to you as soon as it's available...

 

Sep 28, 2016

If you're a member of the Facebook group you'll know that the Do-Badder community has plenty say. Jody and David scan through the group to update you on all the latest happenings in the Do-Badder world. 

Jody goes the extra mile with some big Winter Nuts news and David does some in-depth research specifically for the Do-Badders, based on our favourite running cheat.

If you want to get involved in the conversation, join the Facebook group, simply search on Facebook for the Bad Boy Running Podcast, request to join and we''ll accept you from there.

Alternatively you can email letters@badboyrunning.com if you wish to send anything into the show.

As for Twitter, Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and David is @DavidHellard whilst the joint account is @BadBoyRunning1 so feel free to follow any of us and use the hashtags #BadBoyRunning, #BBR, #BBRPodcast or simply #FYB to get involved!

Lastly, don't forget to SUBSCRIBE if you want the podcast to be automatically downloaded onto your device!

Sep 19, 2016

Today's podcast is filled with stories from epic ultrarunner Susie Chan!

She tells us plenty of running stories involving jungles, deserts, long long times and long long distances. Susie also gives us an insight into her running goals and races over the next few months.

Unfortunately, nobody briefed Susie before the interview so she's caught a little off guard by David asking if she would ever 'run with a Camel-Tow' but thankfully, all is explained. 

Join the conversation on Facebook! This is an absolute must. Simply search Bad Boy Running Podcast Group on Facebook and there you can request to join the group. Alternatively you can follow us on Twitter - Jody is @UltrarunnerJody , David is @DavidHellard and the collective group is @BadBoyRunning1. You can also e-mail us on letters@badboyrunning.com

Finally please SUBSCRIBE if you want the podcast delivered straight to your inbox when it arrives!

Aug 16, 2016

The guys talk about a charity competition which David needs your support to win for Street Child! All is explained in the podcast and the link is here: http://www.mountainwarehouse.com/competitions/charity/entries/marathon-des-sables-afghanistan--friends-e3217/ 

Jody also spills on some big news, they discuss the Olympics and then Jody talks about his problem with a very specific demographic of cyclists. 

Producer Eddie makes an audio appearance to ask the guys some serious advice on Marathon running. They talk times, gels, compression shorts, and kit, all in a bid to prepare Eddie for his first Marathon. 

If you have any advice to add then be sure to mention it on the Facebook Group, simply type in Bad Boy Running Podcast into the search bar and request to join the group, also you can email letters@badboyrunning.com or follow us on Twitter. David is @davidhellard Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and the collective handle is @badboyrunning1

Finally, don't forget to SUBSCRIBE if you enjoyed the episode and you want it delivered directly to your device every week!

Aug 10, 2016

The Beer Mile has been in many a publication this week, but now it's time to hear the opinion of the beer-running specialists. They talk world records, beer drinking technique and (other people) being sick.

Next is an event review from both a (gold medal) participant and the Race Director! The Beerathon is picked apart in detail as Jody and David relive the japery.

Due to this weeks COMPETITION some information that will come in extremely useful is: 1) How to join the Facebook - search Bad Boy Running Podcast on Facebook. Be accepted by the admins. Contribute.

2) the email address is letter@badboyrunning.com

The above information is very important if you want to enter the competition being collaboratively run by For Goodness Shakes and the Bad Boy Running Podcast. Listen in for information on how to enter that. 

Also! Follow us on twitter - David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and the collective handle is @badboyrunning1 and of course lastly don't forget to SUBSCRIBE if you want the Podcast delivered to you weekly!

Aug 2, 2016

Hello Do-Badders! 

On today's Podcast Jody and David will open in a way which sounds on topic and then veer wildly, wildly off course for the first part discussing some very important questions.

Let's just say if you want to know what 'Peeping Mo' is a new slang term for then the intro to this Podcast will be exceptionally important to you.

The discussion then falls quickly onto David's Beerathon where they tease potential new additions before falling back on topic with David's Man vs Lake's course review. 

How to deal with downhill sections of a course provides an unusually useful element to this podcast until they stumble upon some more Strava segment revelations, urging Do-Badders to do the same.

Also in this Podcast they respond to a letter! Sent to letters@badboyrunning.com 

You can also follow us on Twitter, David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and use the hashtag #badboyrunning.

Joining the Facebook group couldn't be easier - simply search Bad Boy Running Podcast on Facebook, apply to join and Jody will add you.

Lastly, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE if you would like to be notified when the next Podcast is available!

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