Bad Boy Running

Ep 242 - Pau Cappell on breaking 20 hours at UTMB

November 27, 2020 Jody Raynsford & David Hellard Episode 242
Bad Boy Running
Ep 242 - Pau Cappell on breaking 20 hours at UTMB
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Bad Boy Running
Ep 242 - Pau Cappell on breaking 20 hours at UTMB
Nov 27, 2020 Episode 242
Jody Raynsford & David Hellard

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 **

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Show Notes

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