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Ep 247 - Escaping the Hasidic community and finding running with Connie Allen

January 01, 2021 Jody Raynsford & David Hellard Episode 247
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Ep 247 - Escaping the Hasidic community and finding running with Connie Allen
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Ep 247 - Escaping the Hasidic community and finding running with Connie Allen
Jan 01, 2021 Episode 247
Jody Raynsford & David Hellard

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. 

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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 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.

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Show Notes

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: