Bad Boy Running

Ep 274 - Surviving a bear chase with Rachel Smith

May 16, 2021 Jody Raynsford & David Hellard Episode 274
Bad Boy Running
Ep 274 - Surviving a bear chase with Rachel Smith
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Bad Boy Running
Ep 274 - Surviving a bear chase with Rachel Smith
May 16, 2021 Episode 274
Jody Raynsford & David Hellard

Rachel went for a casual run on the Big Otter Trail, a trail she knows well and had run many times before.

Unfortunately, on this one occasion, she encountered a mother bear protecting her cubs. The bear chased her and Rachel only escaped when she eventually found a tree to climb. With the bear intent on continuing the pursuit, Rachel was forced to spend the night in tree in cold temperatures, with no light source, food, or water.

Thankfully, the following day the bear had gone, and Rachel made it home to find the town had been searching for her. The experience was, of course, traumatic for her, and has left its mark.

Jody and David speak with Rachel about her experience and the lasting effect it has had on her and her relationship with running.

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Show Notes

Rachel went for a casual run on the Big Otter Trail, a trail she knows well and had run many times before.

Unfortunately, on this one occasion, she encountered a mother bear protecting her cubs. The bear chased her and Rachel only escaped when she eventually found a tree to climb. With the bear intent on continuing the pursuit, Rachel was forced to spend the night in tree in cold temperatures, with no light source, food, or water.

Thankfully, the following day the bear had gone, and Rachel made it home to find the town had been searching for her. The experience was, of course, traumatic for her, and has left its mark.

Jody and David speak with Rachel about her experience and the lasting effect it has had on her and her relationship with running.

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

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