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Ian Sharman

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In this special episode I talk to Comic Book creator Ian Sharman. Author of Alpha Gods #comicbook #iansharman #indiauthor

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Ian Sharman is a writer and artist, working mainly in comic books, and living in the South East of England. He is the managing editor of Orang Utan Comics, editor in chief of Markosia, writer of Alpha Gods, Hero: 9-5, Hypergirl and The Intergalactic Adventures of Zakk Ridley, and has also done freelance inking and lettering work for the likes of AAM/Markosia, Slave Labour, Top Shelf, Image, Marvel/Panini and BBC Books you can find his books on Amazon as well as at Orang utan Comics and twitter--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wayne-blinko/message


6 Apr 2022

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Ian Sharman & Dana Kracaw on the Leadville 100; the Art of Pacing; & How to Get Away with Murder

Off The Couch

Ian Sharman is back on the podcast (check out ep. 12 for more with Ian) and we sat down with him in Blister HQ, along with our good friend and Ian’s favorite pacer of all-time, Dana Kracaw.We talk about how Ian and Dana met; what makes a good pacer; when & when not to DNF; Tanya Harding; deer costumes; trolling; all-mountain roller skates; and yes, murder. This one is a lot of fun, so if you dislike fun, please skip it. Otherwise, enjoy!TOPICS & TIMES:Introductions & Instagram trolling (2:18)Preparing for another Leadville 100 (11:21)Difference between a “hike” and a “run” (16:00)Heart rate monitoring (26:02)The art of pacing (30:01)Ian & Dana’s proudest running accomplishments (36:12)Hacking Wikipedia pages (44:45)Tanya Harding & deer costumes (50:48)To DNF or Not to DNF (55:14)Coaching & race selection (1:09:26)Ian’s strategy for this year’s Leadville 100 (1:17:56)More trolling, Boston, Leadville, & costumes (1:24:00)RELATED LINKS:Off The Couch ep. 12: Ian SharmanCamping in Gunnison & Crested Butte Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 45mins

12 Aug 2021

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Episode 40: Meghan Canfield and Ian Sharman

Tortoise & The Hare Podcast

Meghan and Ian join your hosts to discuss the 2021 Western States.  On this cast, the Western States veterans follow Mike's lead on a deep dive on the course.  If you're looking for tips on States, follow the lead of these two and their 22 Silver Buckles.


31 Jul 2021

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My First Ultra: 03 Ian Sharman

Becoming Ultra

Ian has been racing around the world in all styles of event since 2005 and coaching since 2010, having run over 200 ultras and marathons (PR: 2:21) in every type of weather and on all terrains. He's won over 50 multi-day races/road marathons/trail ultras or adventure races with experience of running in many mountain ranges, including the Himalayas, Andes, Rockies and European Alps. He also holds the fastest time in a trail 100-mile race by a Brit (12h44m), the record for the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning (69h49m), has won the USATF 100-mile trail championship twice and is a four-time Leadville Trail 100 Champion. Ultra-Running Magazine has voted him as high as 2nd in its annual Ultra Runner of the Year rankings and 4th= in Ultra Runner of the Decade. What a treat it was for us to be able to interview our running coach.  Ian shares stories about his many adventures including coming to the US (hello, visa process) and more importantly his first ultra.  He is truly one of the most optimistic and positive people we have ever met.  If you need a little push to do something epic this is the episode for you.  We really enjoyed this chat with Ian and hope you do as well. To learn more about Ian, visit the following: https://www.instagram.com/sharmanian/ https://twitter.com/sharmanian http://sharmanian.blogspot.com/ https://www.facebook.com/sharmanultracoaching


13 Jul 2021

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Ep. 16 Lionel Adams & Ian Sharman

The Checkpoint

This episode of The Checkpoint podcast is sponsored by The North Face®️. In episode 16 we speak to Black Trail Runners community member, Lionel Adams, and BTR community ally and renowned running coach, Ian Sharman. Via the community of BTR, which seeks to bring allies and community members together to tackle access, skills and representation, Ian and Lionel began working together in 2021. Lionel is a BTR athlete who shows immense talent and promise and, already, is starting to blaze trails in the sport of trail running. Sabrina discusses with Lionel his running career to date, race highlights, areas for improvement and targets for 2021 and beyond. Ian’s coaching input into this episode is a must listen for any aspiring Trail runner. Topics covered include: fast hiking, nutrition, training plan progression and adaptation and much more. Sabrina and Simbrarashe also cover the letter N on this weeks Trail Running A - Z. To follow Lionel Adams - @la_runs_vegan To follow Ian Sharman - @sharmanian

1hr 19mins

5 Jun 2021

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#250: Becoming an Ultra Runner - with Ian Sharman

The BibRave Podcast

We welcome podcast fav and ultrarunning legend, Ian Sharman, back to the show this week! Ian recently hosted Tim and Jess at his home in Bend where the three discussed a ton of running-related topics (including Ian razzing Tim for not running or racing more 😏).  They talk about the new show Ian is hosting, Podium Runner Endurance, his coaching business (Sharman Ultra Coaching, which had a banner 2020), stories of newly-minted ultra runners, how Ian helps people enter the sport, and running adversity (mental and physical). As usual, Ian delivers with interesting insights, running commentary, and an amazing overall perspective on running and life.  This week’s episode is sponsored by Tanri Outdoors! This AAPI-owned business makes products for every kind of runner (roads, tracks, trails - you name it!). Check out their super clean, natural ingredient sunscreen, lip balms, and apparel. Use code “BIBRAVE10” for 10% off your purchase on their website today!  This week’s episode is also sponsored by Athletic Brewing - your new fav non-alcoholic beer! As runners, we love to plan our long runs on the weekends… but maybe we like to enjoy a cold one or two on Friday/Saturday night! Check out the awesome options Athletic Brewing has to offer, get FREE shipping on two six-packs or more, and use code “BIBRAVE15” for 15% off at checkout!  For a deeper podcast dive, check out this week’s show notes 📝! And if you enjoyed this episode, we would love it if you could leave us a review on iTunes! Want to join the podcast conversation? Message us on social - Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook - and don’t forget to use the hashtags #BibChat & #BRPodcast!  Show Notes: Ian Sharman:  Sharman Ultra IG, TW Talk Ultra Podcast BibRave Podcast Episode with Renee Metivier Revel Mt Charleston UltrAspire Alpha pack Smith Rock Ascent 50K Becoming Ultra Podcast - Season 9  Matt Fitzgerald on The BibRave Podcast Bart Yasso: My Life on the Run Follow Team BibRave on social! Jess: IG, TW Tim: IG, TW For those digging the sweet ukulele intro music, 🎶 that comes to us from the talented musician and running coach, Matt Flaherty. Check out his site for more audio goodness!    If you like what you hear and want to get more, please subscribe in iTunes and leave a review. That pleases our overlords at iTunes... 😉 If you want more from the BibRave running community, check out our race review page at BibRave.com or follow us on Twitter @BibRave.

1hr 7mins

28 May 2021

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Ep. 5: How to Set the Right Running Goals with Coach Ian Sharman, Founder of Sharman Ultra Coaching

Run with Fitpage

Ian Sharman is a USATF certified ultra running coach and is based in Oregon, USA.He has completed over 200 ultras and marathons in over 30 countries globally in every type of weather and terrain.  In today’s podcast, we discuss a range of topics on road running and ultra running including trail running.We start by knowing a bit more about Ian’s running journey to draw inspiration and underlying traits in how he has been able to perform at the top level for such a long time.Additionally, we talk about setting up the right goals, intrinsic motivation, how to stay on track and not give up. Towards the end, we will talk about ultrarunning training and racing specifically in hot conditions.Guest Profile:Ian is an Ultrarunning Magazine columnist and runner for Altra Running has represented England and been selected for the Great Britain 100k team. He is a 4 times Leadville Trail 100 Champion, 3 times Rocky Raccoon 100 Champion, Grand Slam of Ultrarunning record holder, and 9 times top 10 finishers at the Western States 100. His personal records include:10k downhill training run: 29:40, CA, Dec 2013Marathon: 2h21m - Mt Charleston, NV, Apr 2017100 miles: 12h44m - Rocky Raccoon 100, TX, Feb 201170 miles: 8h20m - Desert Solstice 24-hour (split), AZ, Dec 201255.5 miles: 6h01m - Comrades, South Africa, May 201050 miles: 5h50m - JFK50, MD, Nov 201250k: 3h10m - Ruth Anderson Ultra, CA, Apr 2011For more information on Ian, you can reach out to him via the channels below:Website: www.sharmanultra.com/Instagram: @sharmanianTwitter: Ian SharmanHost Profile:Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with an idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and help beginners get on a fitness journey. An avid long-distance runner himself, Vikas is building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.For more information on Vikas, you can reach out to him via the channels below:Instagram: @vikas_singhhLinkedIn: Vikas SinghAbout the Podcast: Run with FitpageThis podcast series is built with a focus on bringing science and research from the endurance sports industry. These may help you learn and implement these in your training, recovery, and nutrition journey. We invite coaches, exercise scientists, researchers, nutritionists, doctors, and inspiring athletes to come and share their knowledge and stories with us. So, whether you’re just getting started with running or want to get better at it, this podcast is for you!Learn more about fitness and nutrition on our website www.fitpage.inThis podcast has been recorded via Zoom Conferencing.


24 Mar 2021

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Bend Oregon with Ian Sharman: Places of Endurance

Endurance Town USA

Ian Sharman has been racing around the world in all styles of event since 2005 and coaching at Sharman Ultra since 2010 with a group of world class athletes as coaches. He’s run over 200 ultras and marathons (PR: 2:21) in every type of weather and on all terrains. He’s won over 50 multi-day races/road marathons/trail ultras or adventure races, holds the fastest time in a trail 100-mile race by a Brit (12h44m), the record for the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning (69h49m), has won the USATF 100-mile trail championship twice, is a four-time Leadville Trail 100 Champion and a 10-time Western States 100 finisher with nine top 10s. Ultra Running Magazine has voted him as high as 2nd in its annual Ultra Runner of the Year rankings and 4th= in Ultra Runner of the Decade. Follow Ian through his social channels and website links below. WEBSITE • STRAVA FollowFollowFollow


22 Sep 2020

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Episode 18: Ian Sharman

Tortoise & The Hare Podcast

Mike and Patrick had a chance to sit down with Ian Sharman, one of the top ultra marathoners of this decade. Ian has shown consistency like no other, finishing in the top ten at Western States 9 times in a row. Ian has won the Leadville 100 4 times and holds the course record at Rocky Raccoon 100. Find Ian’s podcast @podiumrunner Ian’s Coaching Website: www.sharmanultra.com

1hr 3mins

27 May 2020

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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #426: Interview with Ian Sharman


In Episode 426 this week, Wayne talks with Ian Sharman, editor-in-chief at Markosia Enterprises, who is quite the accomplished writer as well! We discuss Alpha Gods, Hero 9 to 5, and Hypergirl, just three of his great comics you’ll want to explore! Here’s how Markosia is described: “Launched in 2005, Markosia is a leading UK-based Independent publisher of comic books and graphic novels.” They offer great stories you may not have enjoyed yet, so be sure to check them out! You can order Markosia’s books through their website or your local bookseller, and you can keep up with Markosia and Ian on their Twitter page, on Facebook, and on Instagram. Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patreon member. It will help ensure Wayne's Comics Podcast continues far into the future!


22 Mar 2020