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Clare Gallagher

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Clare Gallagher: How Runners Can Be Environmentally Conscious

TrainRight Podcast

About this episode:In this week’s episode, Hillary Allen interviews Clare Gallagher, an ultrarunner and environmental advocate. They discuss the role athletes can play in environmental policies, how runners can find their niche in advocating for our environment, and why even small changes make a big difference.Episode Highlights:The environmental issues that are too big to ignoreYou don’t have to get politically involved to make a differenceWhere and how you can get involved Guest Bio – Clare Gallagher:Clare Gallagher is a Colorado native, Princeton University graduate, environmental advocate, and ultrarunner. Clare has made strides as an environmental advocate and as an ultrarunner winning Leadville 100, the Western States 100, 101K in the UTMB series, and a few FKT’s. Read More About Clare Gallagher:Website: https://clare.run/Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/clare_gallagher_runs/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clare.gallagher.runsTwitter: https://twitter.com/puppiesonmtsyayOther Resources:Protect Our Winters: https://protectourwinters.org/ Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or on your favorite podcast platform


27 Apr 2021

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Ultrarunner Clare Gallagher speaks up about climate change

Climate Connections

‘Clean air, I think, should just be a way of life.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/


8 Feb 2021

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Clare Gallagher on leadership, designing for the end user, and looking at contractors as the middle link

Design Conscious

Sarah Lawlor (host) speaks to Clare Gallagher, Sustainability Manager at Built.  The conversation delves into leadership, designing for the end user, and looking at contractors as an enabling middle link in the chain, rather than a roadblock at the end.Design Conscious is a podcast exploring diversity and leadership in environmental sustainability in the built environment, supported by NAWIC.   


7 Feb 2021

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Running for a Cause with Clare Gallagher

Wild Ideas Worth Living

Clare Gallagher is an accomplished trail and ultra runner who made history when she won the Leadville 100 in 2016, a notorious 100-mile trek through the Rocky Mountains. Soon after she started her career, Clare realized that she had a unique platform as an outdoor athlete to become a dedicated environmental advocate. For Clare, working for a healthy planet is a no-brainer, and she argues that it is not such a wild idea to fight pollution and climate change. In this episode, Clare shares her story and useful tips on easy ways to get involved in the issues that you care about.Connect with Clare:WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagramResources:CommonCauseLeah ThomasIntersectional Environmentalist Leadville Race SeriesEarthraging with EnglishSeason Sponsor:SubaruEpisode Sponsor:DannerIkon Pass


27 Oct 2020

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Boulder-based ultrarunning champion Clare Gallagher on adventure + activism

The BLDRfly Podcast

Boulder-based ultrarunning champion Clare Gallagher shares some of her insights on adventure + activism in the latest BLDRfly podcast.


13 Aug 2020

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Roundtable with Clare Gallagher and Abby Levene

Running On Om

Clare Gallagher and Abby Levene are professional trail runners and activists. They have been best friends for over a decade, and featured on ROO 227. Clare is a Patagonia athlete and works for Patagonia doing advocacy work. She has won the prestigious Leadville 100, CCC (101km sister race of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc) and was the 2019 Western States 100 winner, where she ran the second fastest female time in race history.  Abby is a former national champion professional triathlete, who took up ultra trail running after stepping away from triathlon. She now runs for Adidas and works as a writer. At the end of 2019,  Abby placed 5th in the deeply competitive North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile race in San Francisco.  This episode was recorded during a Zoom live online event on May 6th, 2020 as part of the ROO Roundtable series during the COVID 19 lockdown. This episode discusses the following topics and answers some live listener questions from the evening. How they’ve been reconciling the COVID 19 situationManaging grief during a time of lockdownHow their running has changed during lockdown and with race cancellationsSharing stories about their mothers in lieu of Mother’s DayTheir initial thoughts on the Ahmaud Arbery shootingThoughts on inclusion within runningWhat they wanted to be when they were eight years oldWhat it’s like living in Boulder, ColoradoHow they bring their best to challenging workouts and life experiencesWhat they plan to do once some restrictions are lifted ____EPISODE LINKS Episode 227Clare's WebsiteClare's InstagramClare's FacebookClare's TwitterAbby's WebsiteAbby's InstagramAbby's Twitter ____SPONSORJAYBIRD Jaybird creates high performance wireless headphones for athletes. ‘Designed for Athletes, Built for Adventure’ is the core of Jaybirds ethos. Vista headphones are Jaybirds new, totally wireless bluetooth headphones. They are the lightest, most compact, and most advanced headphones Jaybird has ever made. They contain an industry leading battery life, IPX7 waterproof rating, and a US military MIL-STD 810G rugged compliance certification. Vistas #EARTHPROOF capsule construction received that standard due to the rigorous testing; passing repeated shock, vibration, drop, and crush tests, as well as withstanding extended exposure to tropical humidity, hurricane-force water, and desert sandstorm conditions. Jaybird knows athletes need to play and perform in all conditions, and the Vista is a celebration of that. Vista is #EARTHPROOF. Earthproof acknowledges our outdoor roots, and speaks to the real world conditions athletes face around the world. The planet is our proving ground, #EARTHPROOF is our standard. Jaybird would like to offer 10% off a Jaybird Vista purchase to all ROO listeners. Use code ROO10 on Jaybirdsport.com (valid until June 15 2020) ROO10 ON JAYBRIDSPORT.COM

1hr 7mins

15 May 2020

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Clare Gallagher & Abby Levene on Activism, Trail Running, and a Decade-long Friendship

Running On Om

Clare Gallagher and Abby Levene have been best friends for a decade, are professional trail runners living in Boulder Colorado, and activists. Clare is a Patagonia athlete and works for Patagonia doing advocacy work. She has won the prestigious Leadville 100, CCC (101km sister race of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc) and was the 2019 Western States 100 winner, where she ran the second fastest female time in race history. Days after this podcast was recorded, Clare was announced and awarded the #2 Female UROY (Ultra-runner Magazines Ultra Runner of the Year award) for 2019. Abby is a former national champion professional triathlete, who took up ultra trail running after stepping away from triathlon. She now runs for Adidas and works as a writer. Most recently, Abby placed 5th in the deeply competitive North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile race in San Francisco. Clare and Abby bring high energy and candidness to this episode, which really highlights their friendship.  This conversation is full of laughter, as well as touching on the following themes: How Abby and Clare met, and their time together running at PrincetonEating disorder culture in collegiate runningRole models in the sport of ultra-runningThe paths that led both of them to move to Boulder and start trail running, and how their stories intertwineThe importance of communityWhat running means to themTheir time in Ethiopia with Girls Gotta Run FoundationThe power and importance of advocacyThe intersection of advocacy and being a professional athleteThe ethics and carbon footprint of being an athleteTheir future plans both on and off the trailsSharing stories of their favourite runs together and describing each other in three words ____EPISODE LINKS Ultra Runner Of The YearPOW: Engaging the trailPOW: Tales from the trailsAbby's WebsiteAbby's InstagramAbby's TwitterClare's WebsiteClare's InstagramClare's TwitterClare's Facebook For more info and additional content visit runningonom.com

1hr 22mins

4 Feb 2020

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Planet Service Announcement S02 E09 Clare Gallagher

Planet Service Announcement

Clare Gallagher is an ultrarunning phenomenon and conservationist. She and James discuss how she found solace in such a gnarly sport, her quick rise to fame, and getting involved for the 2020 election. This episode was taped at the 2020 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market tradeshow, and features an introduction from Sunski's Tom Stewart.


2 Feb 2020

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Clare Gallagher: Saving The Only Planet On Which We Can Run -R4R 171

The Running for Real Podcast

Do you want to be able to run for your entire life? Then the number one most important thing for you to consider today is the world we live in. Politics aside, we want to be able to keep running on this beautiful planet. If we continue to treat it the way we have been the last several decades, that won’t happen. This is important to us as runners, and it makes sense. We are out there breathing in the air and taking in the scenery. Of all people, we recognize the differences in temperature and air quality on a daily basis. It effects how far we can run, how fast we can run, and if we can run at all. We get it. So what are we doing about it? Back on the show with us today was Clare Gallagher. Since she was last with us on the podcast, she won Western States, the world’s oldest 100-mile race. Just before that, she was doing the thing she is just as passionate about, working to save the planet. Just two weeks before the incredibly difficult 100-miler, Clare was attending a Climate Conference in Alaska and traveling with her sponsor company Patagonia, well known for their social position and activism. She returned home just 20 hours before race time. But Clare gives credit to her trip as part of the reason for her victory. Yes, she is a great competitor and likely in the best shape of her life, but her passion for the planet is what gives her her greatest motivation and strength. A Challenge Greater Than 100 Miles Listening to Clare gives you an understanding of how great a challenge we have in front of us. The momentum is still headed in a negative direction. These forces are such that by the time we see the effects of climate change, we are well behind in fixing them.  However, Clare doesn’t give up. The only thing she or any of us can do is wake up and put in the work to make positive changes. Just like running 100 miles, changes in our actions as a global community start with a single foot forward. Every step adds up, and if we focus on the thing directly in front of us, we will indubitably make progress. What Can We Do? The next step is learning what we can do to help and then doing it. Continuing to search, read, and learn is Clare’s advice. A great first step is to simply become aware of the things you are purchasing and the activities you are doing that have an effect. How often do you use single-use plastic products? Are you eating meat more than you need to? How much energy are you using? Can you reduce it? By this point, you have probably heard several things you can do to make a positive change. It’s not easy or realistic to change everything you are doing, but there are certainly small things you can try. Maybe try having a “Meatless Monday,” or if you are already doing that you can try having a “Meat Monday,” where it is the only day of the week you eat meat.  It could be as simple as asking a co-worker if they can carpool with you once a week, or actually seeing if your city has public transportation that could work for you. You will be surprised at what you will find when you begin to search. Of course, people with all political views can participate positively. Enjoying the earth is one thing we can all have in common. But that doesn’t mean you can sit back quietly. Being an active voice in whatever party you belong to is beneficial, and letting your local representation know that you care is a powerful thing. Act Now Whatever it is you can do, do it now. We truly can’t wait without further consequences. Use your voice, your actions, your vote, and your wallet to make these changes. We runners love this planet, let’s make it known.   Resources: Clare on Instagram The Game Changers Movie Before the Flood Inside Bill’s Brain Protect Our Winters Sunrise Movement Joe Rogan and David Wallace-Wells (Book) The Uninhabitable Earth (Book) The Water Will Come Additional Links to Causes Clare Supports POW Trail Volunteer Toolkit ORGANIZATIONS  Protect Our Winters - My recommendation fro the best climate change advocacy org to get involved with. 1% For the Planet - Where I donate 1% of my income.  Runners For Public Lands - Running environmental group inspiration out of Ventura, CA.  Save the Boundary Waters, MN - Runner running across the Boundary Waters Wilderness Area in order to raise awareness about the proposed copper mines.    PODCASTS  Drilled “Uncovers the mechanics of the longest-running and most elaborate propaganda campaign of the century—the creation and spread of climate change denial.”  Threshold - In depth look at potential of drilling Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.    READ New York Times Climate Newsletter  Background on air quality (Clare's blog)  Carbon offsets explained: More specific link on carbon offsets via POW. A New Year’s Climate Diet   Thank you to my wonderful sponsor Recoup Fitness for sponsoring this episode of the Running for Real Podcast. Recoup is a product that I WISH I had as an Elite and a Collegiate athlete, introducing hot and cold – innovative therapy tools that are tested by professional athletes, without the professional price tag. It is the perfect product for shin splints, plantar fasciitis, IT band issues and recovery. It is a portable cryosphere massage roller that stays cold for up to 6 hours, easily cleanable, and mess free! Click here to get 15% off by using code: tinamuir   Thanks for Listening! I hope you enjoyed today's episode. To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Join the Running for Real Facebook Group and share your thoughts on the episode (or future guests you would like to hear from) Share this show on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. To help out the show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews will really help me climb up the iTunes rankings and I promise, I read every single one. Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here. Thank you to Clare, I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

1hr 11mins

31 Jan 2020

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We only have one Earth with Clare Gallagher and Mike Foote⎮KoopCast Episode 9


Coach Jason Koop talks about the environment, trail advocacy and if trail runners really are lazy parasites. Patagonia athlete Clare Gallagher and North Face athlete Mike Foote discuss what trail runners should be doing, how they view their carbon footprint as elite athletes, why we should care about climate change and how you can get more involved.POW- https://protectourwinters.org/our-network/Clare- https://clare.run/Mike- https://www.thenorthface.com/about-us/athletes/mike-foote.html 

1hr 11mins

15 Jan 2020