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Not Another Runner

Not another running podcast! Running Podcast, created by your run of the mill, everyday runner. Join and listen to episodes with me Natalie, "@notanotherrunner" as I chat about all things running, training & health related to help keep you motivated, inspired and enthusiastic using an active approach of gratitude and mindfulness.

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28. Dr. Gavin McClean (PhD, Bsc) @running_smarter - How YOU can be running SMARTER - Exercise Physiologist, Avid Runner.

What to expect in this Episode: Top Tips that we as runners - may not not know but should know Benefits of HIIT Training Chronic:Acute Workload Importance of an A, B and C Race/Goal SMART and SMARTER goal setting What is Running Smarter.. what it could offer you as a runner Heart Rate Training & Variables Strength Training ideals for runners Benefits of running slow to run fast the Big debate of Stretching! Importance of Warming up/cooling down Gavin’s Big Goal for 2020! The Big Debate of StretchingLinksRunning Awards - To Vote for Not Another Runner Podcast[Remember - placing 3 votes can get you a Running Discounthttp://therunningawards.com/#vote Blogs > Vlog, Pod and Microblog > Not Another Runner PodcastGavin McCleanhttps://www.runningsmarter.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/running_smarter/ https://linktr.ee/running_smarterAcute : Chronic Workload [via the British Journal of Sports Medicine]https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/50/4/231Natalie - Not Another RunnerInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/Blog:https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/Podcast Insightshttps://www.podcastinsights.com/podcast-statistics/

1hr 24mins

15 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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17. Sophie Power @Ultra_sophie - Mother Runner, Ultramarathoner, Entrepeneur, Impact Marathon Ambassador | "Just Say YES! If something sounds crazy, just say yes - you never know what might happen!"

[External Links at bottom of page] Sophie started running 2009, she found herself signing up to the infamous Marathon des Sables before she had even run a mile, having been inspired by a friend who’d completed the multi stage event of 250+ over 7 days in 50+ degrees Celsius. Sophie has accomplished so many incredible things, including a Full Ironman with only 9 months of training, a Spartathlon - 155 mile non-stop race, Nepal Multi Stage Ultramarathon, Impact Marathon, Transgrancanaria Ultramarathon, Spine Fusion 270 mile unaided race, and a whopping 40 Ultramarathons in total. in 2018 Sophie had qualified again for UTMB, having been unable to defer her entry to the prestigious Ultramarathon in 2014, Sophie was determined to make the start line in 2018, but the logistics soon found her just 3 months Postpartum for Race Day! Incredibly, Sophie made the start line, and was able to complete the race - all while breast feeding along the way. Sophie attributes her ability to complete this epic Ultramarathon not only to her resilience and having a true, and meaningful goal, but furthermore the team she chooses to surround herself with, and the important factor of goals and shared goals within her marriage and family. Her outlook on her achievements is incredibly humbling, and a credit to who Sophie is as a person. Tune in to hear more about the following: - How Sophie first got into running - How Sophie found herself signing up to Marathon des Sables having only ever ran a mile before How Sophie’s first race was an ultra marathon. - Initially qualifying for UTMB in 2014 but was unable to participate - How she qualified for UTMB a second time - but would be three months postpartum Her initial UTMB goal and why she changed her goal What Sophie really thinks of the UTMB Photo that went viral The importance of engineering a good support network How her and her husband are able to share their joy for endurance events Nepal Multi Stage Marathon Iceland How Sophie signed up and completed an Ironman in just 9 months Why you can’t compare in Ultramarathons The Spine Fusion 270 Mile Race - unsupported race Links: Sophie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ultra_sophie/ https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/training/motivation/a776612/sophie-power-interview/ Marathon des Sables - https://marathondessables.co.uk/ Impact Marathon https://www.impactmarathon.com/ Spine Fusion Ultra Stage 268 Mile Race along Penine Way https://thespinerace.com/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/ Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills Interview with Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg

1hr 34mins

15 Sep 2019

Rank #2

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30. Gabe Cox - Red Hot Mindset “helping others break through the mental barriers in the race of life ; We are more capable than we think” - Boston Qualifier and Finisher, Author and Mindset Coach

Gabe Cox is married and mother to three boys, she is a Runner, and an author from Minnesota America. She is also a Gymnastics and Running Coach, and a Mindset Coach. Gabe’s Brand:Red Hot Mindset was set up to help others break through mental barriers in the race of life; to break down those barriers in pursuit of a goal. Gabe’s mission to help others overcome their mental barriers in life to achieve their goals. And we get to chat all things goal orientated, running related - we speak about Gabe’s Book Mind Over Marathon, and how it can help you, and we talk about her Marathon story and how she managed to qualify for Boston and get a 42 minute PB!!This chat was so empowering and up-lifting. Just before me and Gabe recorded - I had had a couple of rocky days and definitely didn’t feel myself, so I’m hoping I still managed to deliver as well as could be considering the circumstances at the time.Despite this I loved chatting with Gabe and honestly felt like she had read my mind with several things she mentioned including the noteworthy mention of community - I said not long ago how vitally important this is in order for us to achieve our goals, and the importance of being kind and supportive in each other’s pursuits… so I hope you find your cheerleaders, as Gabe mentions in this chat, because THAT is what we all need - others who motivate and inspire us and encourage us with our goals, not the opposite. I really hope you enjoy this chat, and take away a great deal from it, as I did, let me know if you enjoyed… speak soon!What to expectGabe’s background - how she became a coach and specifically a Mindset coachWhat Gabe and Ret Hot Mindset can offerHow being busy can be detrimental to us, and why we should tactfully review and eliminate certain roles and tasks from lifePrioritising : “We don’t have to be ‘ALL’ to everybody”Making Sure we take time for ourselvesWhy Visualisation is so important especially while racingthe Power of Positivity and AffirmationsHow Gabe went from 4:12- 3:30 in the Marathon, qualifying for Boston on her third attemptImportance of having something else lined up after a Major Goal/EventBiggest lesson learnt from the Marathon, her BQ and her experienceDo’s and Don’ts to Marathon TrainingTop three tips with achieving GoalsLinksRunning AwardsTo Vote for Not Another Runner Podcast:[Remember - placing 3 votes can get you a Running Discount]http://therunningawards.com/#voteGabe CoxRed Hot Mindsethttps://www.instagram.com/redhotmindset/ http://www.redhotmindset.com/Natalie - Not Another RunnerInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/Blog/Facebookhttps://linktr.ee/notanotherrunner https://www.facebook.com/notanotherrunner

1hr 12mins

10 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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24. Liz Warner - Run to Reach. A Woman on a Mission. 30 Marathons before 30 raising money for local charities globally - Supporting & Empowering Women. "Say yes to a crazy idea!"

Today's guest is Liz Warner, a 29 year old woman with a major mission. Liz has challenged herself to complete 30 Marathons before she turns 30 in June 2020, but not only that - she created this mission: Run to Reach. Running the Marathons in different locations across the World and raising money for local charities, supporting women-focussed NGO's in each of the countries. In her words she's "Helping locally by running globally." Liz does not class herself as  fast runner, and her purpose and her #WhyIRun is far more profound than chasing times and PB's, striving for calm: for a peaceful flow of mind, Liz states "it's far more than putting one foot in front of the other." By the end of the mission Liz will have completed marathons in 30 different locations including Western Sahara, Guatemala, Mongolia, Sierra Leone, Chile, and Antarctica, When Liz Thought up this idea and challenge - she was on her honeymoon, and hoped to continue working freelance to fit in with the project. Liz has since had to take time out of work as the mission has required her time and dedication. Despite completing 14 Marathons this year and travelling across the world, and to some remote and less developed countries and areas of the world, the hardest and most demanding part of the project for Liz has been the administrative side of this mission; the work required to liaising with all 20 different NGO's and organising flights, accommodation and everything that goes with the logistics required to support this mission and make it possible. If you aren’t convinced yet to support Liz and her mission and her goal of raising $100,000 - then please listen to Liz’ story;  what motivates and inspires her. Towards the end of the show I ask her for three pieces of advice to give to others to take away in life - something that we should all listen to. And remember you can say YES to a crazy idea, you will never know where it may take you in life.  Links Liz Warner https://www.instagram.com/runtoreach/ http://runtoreach.com/about/ To donate: https://fundly.com/runtoreach https://www.facebook.com/runtoreach/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/

1hr 4mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Series 1 #10. [this is an old episode] Bernice Kent - From "What f I can?" to "I Absolutely Can!!" From Beginner Runner - Marathoner - To completing an Ultra Marathon

Berni, from Worcester is a wife, mother and a Bowel Cancer Specialist nurse. She started running 2014, she hadn’t been very active and wanted to make a positive change in her life. She started with the Couch to 5k App.. which she would spend the next year doing until she plucked up the courage to complete her first Park Run. Bernie soon caught the bug, and challenged herself to up the distance she would go onto completing a Half Marathon, and then the Marathon - London Marathon in 2018 and this year she has completed an Ultra-marathon, The Threshold Trail Series’ Race to the Stones Day 2, completing 50lm (31 miles). Bernie has also lost a total of 3 stone in this process. Berni is such an inspiring and caring person, she is so friendly and it was a joy to catch up with her and find out more about her life and running Journey. Stay tuned to hear how Berni has gone from newbie runner, completing couch to 5k over a year, to then going on to completing the Half, fThe Marathon and most recently an Ultra-marathon. Bernie talks tips to starting running, and managing a busy life while training. Links: Threshold Trail Series - “More Is In You”http://www.thresholdsports.co.uk/Berni’s Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/berniranthemara/ Berni’s Race Recap of RTTS https://berniranthemara.home.blog/2019/07/19/rtts201950km/ Natalie - Not Another RunnerInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/Blog:https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/ Lindsey Hein’s Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/lindseyhein626/I’ll Have Another Podcast https://lindseyhein.com/podcast-2/ Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrillsInterview with Easy Thrills Podcasthttps://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg

1hr 24mins

22 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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22. Simon Grace @runfatboyrun2017 - "Because I can!" From non-runner to Marathon runner & running his first, second and third marathon this year, 2019.

Simon Grace, AKA @runfatboyrun2017 has inspired me greatly over the past year. He has achieved not only his first Marathon this year at Manchester Marathon start of April, but he also went on to run London Marathon just three weeks later and then his third Marathon in Berlin this October where he achieved his goal of a sub 3:30 Marathon. Yet, when he started running towards the end of 2015 he did not enjoy it, and struggled to run a mile.  Simon has a brilliant attitude to running, training and life. Being a father of three, Simon knows too well the art of juggling work and family life with running and training. He tells us how he manages to schedule in his running and training, and he gives some great advice in this chat. Simon tells us just how he got into running, where he struggled with running less than a mile - to completing three marathons this year. He has had incredible progress within his running, progressing from a 2:00 hour half marathon - 90 minutes.  Me and Simon also chat about post race/event Blues, How Instagram can be used as a Diary, and Memory Board to help motivate us, and hold ourselves accountable, and also the importance of setting small achievable goals in order to succeed as a runner. Links: Simon’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/runfatboyrun2017/ Simon’s Blog https://fatboy.run/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/

56mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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12. Victoria Stears - @Victoriarunswild : “Doesn’t matter what you’re doing as long as you’re enjoying the Process” Talented Runner, Occasional Triathlete. Ultra Marathon before Road Marathon!

Victoria is 30 years young, a wife, avid runner, swimmer, cyclist - the occasional triathlete. Victoria is an Asics Frontrunner and Suunto Brand Ambassador. She is a member of her local sailing club, where she dedicates time during the year to complete duties. Victoria lives in Kent, and works in London where she works as a Deputy Director of Global Admissions & Recruitment for Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Victoria commutes a total of 4 hours daily to and from work!! Despite her busy work life and tiring commute Victoria still manages to exercise frequently, primarily running. Victoria is a talented runner, with an incredible PB in the Half Marathon. Despite not having completed a Road Marathon Victoria went on to run ultra marathons thanks to the encouragement of her uncle, and went on to place First Lady at her second ultra at the Moonlight Challenge 50km. She most recently completed the Duo Étoilé in Chamonix, during the Marathon du Month Blanc Weekend, and is scheduled to run Chicago Marathon this Autumn - her first Road Marathon.Tune in to hear all about Victoria’s adventures, and why the outdoors motivates her so much.  Links: Daniel’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_marathon_dan/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/ The Moonlight Challenge http://www.saxon-shore.com/Moonlight_Challenge/ Interview with Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg 

1hr 19mins

1 Aug 2019

Rank #7

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21. Carly Barnes @girl_run_the_shire "Running for Freedom" - Becoming & Believing - yes you are a runner!

Carly, a wife and mother of two started running around three years ago. Unfortunately like many, Carly did not identify herself as a Runner immediately, until one day she no longer judged herself and had fallen in love with running and then saw herself as a runner.  Now - Carly loves to get outdoors, she loves running the trails with friends; Opting to run with others and socialise over any lone runs. Carly has had an epic year, from completing her first 10k in September 2018, to running her first half the Forest of Dean Half in March 2019, to falling into longer distances; tackling a trail Marathon and then taking on the Threshold Trail Series' Race to The Tower Ultra-marathon and running 41 miles!!! Sadly injury dictated the end to her day, and meant Carly could not finish the race, but nonetheless Carly has achieved and gained so much in just a small space of time. Along the journey she has made great friends, and has inspired her daughters, she has raised money for brilliant charities, and become an Ambassador for the incredible movement and mission that is Runners Heal.  A beautifully inspiring person, with big goals set for 2020.  Links: Carly Barnes girl_run_the_shire Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girl_run_the_shire/ Threshold trail Series https://www.thresholdtrailseries.com/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/ Twelve Day Marathon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/twelvedaymarathon/ Website: http://www.twelvedaymarathon.com/ Runners Heal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/runnersheal/ Website: https://www.runners-heal.com/

1hr 20mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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16. Gemma Dracup - @gymwithgemma "Quitting is not an option, you can finish if you've got a reason" - walking two ultramarathons following injury.

Gemma AKA @gymwithgemma, is 26, originally from Surrey but now lives up North. Gemma started running when she gave herself the challenge of running a Marathon whilst she was at University, Gemma was fortunate to get into the London Marathon and she tells us all about the crazy story of her first marathon, Gemma tells us what not to do when training for a Marathon, and her advice if you do take on an endurance event. Gemma’s First Marathon experience meant she would not run for a while, but took the sport up again in 2017. Gemma loves to hike and climb mountains, camp and generally be outdoors exploring, she believes that everyone should push themselves beyond their abilities just once - at least! She is a firm believer in - having a reason WHY, which we love here on this Podcast, she reminds us that if you have a big enough reason then you CAN finish the goal you set out to achieve.  Gemma has been injured, and has struggled with a knee injury since she was 16, she is currently rehabilitating her injury, and is attempting to make progress with a return to running. Despite the injury Gemma has completed two ultramarathon’s this year, including Penine Barrier Ultra 50 Mile, and Threshold Trail Series Race to the Stones 100k Race under very emotionally painful circumstances.  Tune in to hear all about Gemma’s adventures, why she loves the outdoors so much, what motivates and inspires her, some great tips on getting outdoors, secret tips to solo adventures as she calls them, her scariest solo adventure, Why Gemma loves to go out alone exploring plus more tips to getting outdoors and enjoying your surroundings.  Links: Gemma’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gymwithgemma/ Threshold trail Series https://www.thresholdtrailseries.com/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/ Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills Interview with Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg

1hr 27mins

2 Sep 2019

Rank #9

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20. Catrin Davies - @runningwithcatrin - "You never regret going!", Juggling life, work and studying for a masters with running, swimming and cycling.

Catrin is a Runner, this past year she has worked part time as a Diabetic Specialist Dietician, whilst also studying for her Masters in Sports Nutrition. Catrin has inspired and amazed me as she has managed to continue running and racing, swimming and cycling and leading a healthy active lifestyle despite the busy and stressful year she has had. Catrin is proof that you can find time in a busy schedule, and she explains how the power of exercise is a great tool to cope with stressful, overwhelming times as well as an activity that brings joy and health benefits. She agrees that "you never regret going" and also agrees how "finding your why" can truly benefit you in staying motivated and driven. Tune in to hear just how Catrin managed to juggle everything; what running has brought to her life, and her greatest tips in getting started in running as well as hearing some of her goals, both academically and in running. Links: Catrin’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/runningwithcatrin Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/

1hr 8mins

3 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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11. Part 2. Lizzie Dimond - Runnerof4 - Novice Runner to 3:12 Marathoner in just 2 years, and while 9 months postpartum!

Lizzie Dimond, a Wife, mother of four, a drama teacher, club member of Lliswerry Runners in Newport, and I have to say a very SPEEEDY runner.  Lizzie started running in 2017, just 7 months into her running Journey and having gone through an incredibly tough time with her family, Lizzie went on to run her first Half Marathon in an incredible 1:35, despite having no time goal! Lizzie would go on to fall pregnant with her fourth child, and continue to run during her pregnancy and bounced back after the pregnancy really quickly! Lizzie would then go on to run a half marathon shortly after giving birth, and incredibly decided to train for her first marathon whilst only a couple months postpartum. Lizzie ran the Great Welsh Marathon April 2019 and came 2nd Lady, in her DEBUT MARATHON- completing in a crazy time of 3:12:04.  Me and Lizzie chatted so much running that I’ve put together a Part 1 & 2…to this Episode.  Stay tuned for such an incredibly inspiring story. Lizzie’s enthusiasm just beams loudly through her voice and it was a joy to catch up with her.   What to Expect in Part 2: -How Lizzie managed to fit in the training while having four kids and Toby being only several months old. -The compromise and balance required with a busy family life and intense training schedule -How Balance is tough but crucial -How she fit in her training around work, and family  - Essentials to the marathon training - including being kind to herself  - Why she wouldn’t compare herself to others  - About her first injury prior to the Great Welsh Marathon and how she overcame this  - How she kept herself motivated towards the Great Welsh Marathon  - How she improved and built on her fitness  - The Biggest Lesson she learnt in the Marathon & the price she paid for this - How she was able to bounce back after her Marathon Debut, which was a podium finish - Lizzie’s next Big Goal and Challenge - Why Lizzie started documenting her Running Story on Instagram   -Who inspires and motivates Lizzie  - What’s her reason to run, and her purpose Links: Lizzie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/runnerof4/ Run1 ’s Elevated Energy https://www.run1.co.uk/pages/vitality-nataliehawkins Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/ Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills Interview with Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg 

1hr 12mins

6 Aug 2019

Rank #11

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9. Katie - Katie_jayne_the_runner Pit Stop to Pit Stop: Race to the Tower; King and Stones

Katie, started running whilst at uni, but didn’t fall in love with running until the last couple years when she discovered trail running. Despite Katie’s 45 minute commute, and her long working days she has still managed to train for a series of ultra marathons this year. She has just completed the Threshold Trail Series: Race to the Tower, Race to the King, & Race to the Stones. Three Ultra Marathons in the space of 5 weeks, and a total of 276 km (171 miles). Katie says herself she is happiest on the trail with a snack, she loves an adventure and exploring and enjoying the beautiful countryside. This is a great episode with an insight to training and running ultra marathons.  Katie gives some great tips for newbie runners, and for trail running and tackling ultra marathons, Katie also hints at some running goals, and what may be on the agenda in the future! Katie encourages others to go steady, and to find the running you can fall in love with!  Links: Threshold Trail Series - “More Is In You” http://www.thresholdsports.co.uk/ Katie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katie_jayne_the_runner/ Katie’s Blog https://katiejaynetherunner.home.blog/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/ vSusie Chan https://www.instagram.com/susie_chan_/ Billy Yang Films https://www.youtube.com/user/BillyYangFilms Life in a Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYgcTJBLwsU Western States 100 https://www.wser.org/ Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills Interview with Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg

3mins

18 Jul 2019

Rank #12

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26. James Shoulder @shoulder_runner - Talented runner, self-motivated, 3:18 Marathoner. "You're the only one who can create your own (true) happiness"

James started running four years ago when he started getting into the gym to improve fitness, and keep in shape. Inspired by his friend, who was training for a Marathon - he signed up for his first Marathon just six months into running and went on to Run London Marathon in 2016. James has run 6 marathons to date, and he tells us in this episode what works for him in Marathon Training, including the do’s and don’t’s to Marathon Training, and Race Day. We talk about his progress in the Marathon, and his ability to be self-motivated and the goals he has set himself. We talk about the importance to enjoying life, and not taking training too seriously, and how brilliantly inclusive Park Run is - and why we ought to get down to a Park Run. Mental Health and well-being is a strong topic in this chat, and James reminds us how we are the only one truly responsible for our own happiness. James, not only is he a talented runner - but a brilliant character, he is charismatic, hilariously funny, and has a heart of gold - this is a fun episode, not to be missed! Links James Shoulder aka shoulder_runner https://www.instagram.com/shoulder_runner/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/

1hr 6mins

11 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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14. Andy @Chubs2ridgewaylife - From Non Runner to Ultra-Marathoner and an inspiring Weight-loss Journey "Never Give Up - Never Give In"

Andy is a father, he is newly engaged to Mel who also runs, and his son is an avid runner too. Andy has taught his son that when you try your very best, you have already won the race. Andy found running around the same time he started on a weight-loss journey back in 2014. When Andy started running he weighed around 300lbs, his running journey began with 30 seconds of running 1 minute walking, on repeats and his longer run was a 2km. Andy has since been hooked with running and has now completed some serious mileage and challenges over the years including 30 marathons and 8 ultra marathons, including the Threshold Trail Series’ Race to the Stones 100km Race several times. Andy has also completed some crazy challenges such as 26 Marathons in just one year, 7 Marathons in 7 days oh and a half marathon, on a treadmill! Tune in to hear exactly how Andy found his love for running; what keeps him motivated; the importance of speaking up about mental health and how running and what it has brought to his life has had such a positive and life changing impact with his mental health. This was a great chat filled with the lessons learnt along the way, and some brilliant tips on getting started with running, and running the marathon and ultra marathon distances.  Links: Andy’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chubs2ridgewaylife/ Threshold trail Series https://www.thresholdtrailseries.com/ Natalie - Not Another RunnerInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/Blog:https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/ Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrillsInterview with Easy Thrills Podcasthttps://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg

1hr 24mins

18 Aug 2019

Rank #14

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11. Part 1. Lizzie Dimond - Runnerof4 - Novice Runner to 3:12 Marathoner in just 2 years, and while 9 months postpartum!

Part 1. [Links Available Below] Lizzie Dimond, a Wife, mother of four, a drama teacher, club member of Lliswerry Runners in Newport, and I have to say a very SPEEEDY runner.  Lizzie started running in 2017, just 7 months into her running Journey and having gone through an incredibly tough time with her family, Lizzie went on to run her first Half Marathon in an incredible 1:35, despite having no time goal! Lizzie would go on to fall pregnant with her fourth child, and continue to run during her pregnancy and bounced back after the pregnancy really quickly! Lizzie would then go on to run a half marathon shortly after giving birth, and incredibly decided to train for her first marathon whilst only a couple months postpartum. Lizzie ran the Great Welsh Marathon April 2019 and came 2nd Lady, in her DEBUT MARATHON- completing in a crazy time of 3:12:04.  Me and Lizzie chatted so much running that I’ve put together a Part 1 & 2…to this Episode.  Stay tuned for such an incredibly inspiring story. Lizzie’s enthusiasm just beams loudly through her voice and it was a joy to catch up with her.   What to Expect in Part 1: About Lizzie, what she does for a living Biggest Challenges she faces as being a mother, and a mother of four, wife and marathoner  Why and how she was able to accept the incessant fatigue of running, marathon training and being a mumHow she started running How receiving awful news within the family affected her, but also was a catalyst for Lizzie and her running journey and how it changed her perspective in life How I try my best to convince Lizzie she IS Fast  Lizzie’s current weekly training plan  Lizzie running through her fourth pregnancy up to 38 weeks Why she attributes her strong comeback postpartum to training during her pregnancy How she felt returning to running after her pregnancy  How she completed a half marathon just 6 weeks postpartum and completing just 7 minutes slower than her previous PB Lizzie’s Big Dream / Goal for next year How her Marathon training started 3.5 months after having Toby  What Lizzie’s A, B and C Goals were going into the Great Welsh Marathon Links:  Lizzie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/runnerof4/ Lliswerry Runners  https://www.instagram.com/lliswerryrunners/  Run1 ’s Elevated Energy - 10 Day Free Trial https://www.run1.co.uk/pages/vitality-nataliehawkins  Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/  Easy Thrills Podcast  https://anchor.fm/easythrills Interview with Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg 

1hr 9mins

26 Jul 2019

Rank #15

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15. Jordan Foster aka Project Marathon Girl - Athlete & Coach, sub 3:00 Marathoner - "From chasing times to chasing Adventures"

 Jordan Foster, AKA Project Marathon Girl, Athlete, Coach, Head of PMG Coaching, Marathoner and Ultrarunner. Jordan started running again 4 years ago, when she wanted to improve her fitness, and ran her first Marathon @ London Marathon 2016. Since then Jordan has put in serious work with her Marathons, attributing her successful progression of times and 2:57 Marathon to working hard, staying consistent, and being dedicated to the training process.  Tune in to hear more about what Jordan’s running looked like at the very beginning, how she found her first Marathon Experience, and what commited and consistent training has taught her over the years, and why her goal has altered slightly these past few months.  During the Podcast you will get to hear all about:  -PMG Coaching, where and when the idea came  -What Jordan’s Running looked like when she first started -Jordan’s First Marathon Experience and how she found this -Eastnine Fit - what is it? How it could benefit you.  -Adidas Infinite Trails World Championships in Austria -Race to the Stones and placing 2nd just two weeks after Infinite Trails -What goals Jordan has next -Jordan’s advice for running an Ultra Marathon  -Jordan’s next epic challenge: Ultra X Jordan Ultra Marathon - 5 days, 250km in Jordan -New York Marathon -Why Chasing Times in the Road Marathon isn’t important to Jordan right now  -What Jordan thinks enables her to dig deep during endurance events -Jordan's top tips to starting running and advice for improvement  Links: Jordan’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/projectmarathongirl/ Jordan’s Blog https://projectmarathongirl.com/blog/ Threshold trail Series https://www.thresholdtrailseries.com/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/ Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills Interview with Easy Thrills Podcast https://anchor.fm/easythrills/episodes/Natalie-Hawkins---Not-another-runner-e488pg 

1hr 38mins

21 Aug 2019

Rank #16

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19. James Dunn @MorningCoffe - Determined Endurance Athlete. From non-runner to Marathon Runner in 8 months. "Always Forward - Forward Always"

James started running August 2015 by the following year he’d ran London Marathon. James went from non-runner to Marathon Runner in just 8 months and has incredibly completed 21 marathons already in the 4 years that he has been running! James would go on to sign up to Marathon Des Sables, the infamous 220km multi-stage (over 6 days) event in the Sahara Desert, and would go on to run London Marathon just 2 weeks after and PB with 14 minutes!!!Tune in to hear all about James’ incredible story, his best tips for running a marathon, and what to avoid. James gives some sound advice during this chat, it’s clear that James runs his own race, and his reason for running is far more profound than chasing distances, times and PB’s. It was such a joy to catch up with James, and hear more from him.“If it’s an Ultra - It’s not a race, it’s an adventure.”James’ Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/morningcoffeerun/James' Award Winning Blog - [2018 Personal Blog Award at the National Running Awards]https://themorningcoffeerun.com/Marathon Des Sableshttps://marathondessables.co.uk/Natalie - Not Another RunnerInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/Blog:https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/

1hr 3mins

13 Oct 2019

Rank #17

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23. Cari Brown @therunninglifeofcari - "Running to keep the crazy at bay" - Marathon Runner

Cari started running 23 years ago, when she was 10 years old. It has played a massive part of her life, with just few interims away from running. Cari started running Track and after a a period away from running she rediscovered the sport and specifically road running in her twenties. Cari had a long-time goal to complete a Marathon before her 30th Birthday. One month away from her 29th she reminded herself of this goal, and got training. Cari is a great example of when - sometimes we need to alter our daily and weekly schedule slightly in order to juggle everything swapping her morning/evening runs to lunchtime runs.  Cari tells us she is stubborn and self-motivated, She explains just how she achieved a massive PB of 13 minutes in the Marathon this year at London Marathon, achieving a time of 3:01. Like most episodes, Cari shares with us the do’s and don’t’s to Marathon Training, and her top tips to getting started with running as well as her #WhyIrun.  Links: Cari’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therunninglifeofcari/ Natalie - Not Another Runner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/ Blog: https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/

1hr 5mins

23 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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27. Ian Arnold @ianrunsldn - “you do you!” Devoted Father, Dedicated Runner Story of transformation

Ian Arnold, aka @ianrunsldn is a Runner, a Father and an SDruncrew (Sports Direct Running) He is also a Jaybird ambassador. He is a dedicated runner and devoted father, he is a brilliant character - so personable and easy to talk to. He is full of wisdom, and not afraid to speak up. Ian was a swimmer when he was younger, and played football, until he left sport and exercise behind and preferred to drink and party.. Ian nowadays though has transformed himself and his life. He was incredibly fortunate to obtain a London Marathon Ballot place in the 2016 event, this was Ian's first Ballot attempt, and his first Marathon experience. Ian's reasons for running are big, and the affect he has upon his young daughter are credit to him as a person, and his dedication to his running, and wellbeing. He is a not only a devoted father, boyfriend, and dedicated runner but he works hard and manages to juggle Marathon Training with family and life and work, and the reason he is able to do so is down to his incredible resilience and epic self-determination and of course his purpose and his Why's. He has some Big goals this year, which he tells us a little of... What else to expect:Why and How Running has changed Ian’s lifeIan’s Reason to run and his #WhyIRunIan’s very controversial (to runners) stance on Sleep and RoutineHow Ian’s active lifestyle started but then fell at they wayside until he later discovered runningWhy Ian opts to self-coachWhy we shouldn’t let a bad run consume usDo’s and Don’t to Marathon TrainingLinksRunning AwardsTo Vote for Not Another Runner Podcast:[Remember - placing 3 votes can get you a Running Discount]http://therunningawards.com/#voteIan Arnoldhttps://www.instagram.com/ianrunsldn/ www.ianrunsldn.comNatalie - Not Another Runnerhttps://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/https://notanotherrunner.home.blog/

1hr 52mins

8 Feb 2020

Rank #19

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29. Rhys Jenkins - Welsh Ultrarunner, 2,000 miles across America, Grand Canal Slam; Badwater 135 - How Going slower can help you go further. "I’ve learnt a lot more from my failures than my successes

Todays guest is Rhys Jenkins, He is an ambassador for CF Warriors, an Ultrarunner from Penarth, Cardiff South wales. He was an Olympic Torch Bearer in the London Olympics in 2012, as recognition for the money he has raised for Charity, he has raised over 100,000 for charity over the years.He has completed some crazy runs during his time of running, including The 145 MILE Grand Union Canal Race, 145 MILE Kennet & avon Canal AND the 130 MILE Leeds Liverpool Canal Race - achieving the Grand CANAL SLAMHe has also ran 100 miles from Cardiff to Aberystwyth, 250 mile across Iceland, completed 270 Mile double crossing of the famous Badwater Marathon Route, in Death Valley, he went on to complete Badwater 135 Last Year… the toughest foot race there is.. AND he ran 2,000 miles across America from Boston to Austin, as his FIRST Ultramarathon and where did his love for running star? In Llanelli at the Half Marathon, in Wales, which was one of my first Half Marathons.Rhys is the Race Director of Pegasus Ultra Running - endurance races; he and his wife set up Pegasus Ultra Running, and one thing they pride themselves on - no cut off times, which I love. Rhys is such a lovely guy, he has so much time for everyone, and he is a credit to the ultra-running and running community.What to expect:How Rhys Started runningHis first Marathon Experience in Las VegasRunning 2,000 mile from Boston to Austin a 75 Day Running Challenge (Rhys’ first Ultramarathon)Running 100 Miler from Cardiff to AberystwythHis Thoughts on InjuriesTop tips for UltrarunningWhat he thinks it takes to be an endurance runnerHis incredible Challenges he has set for this year including Badwater Ultra CupPegasus UltraBadwater 135 2019 Experience and Being selected for 2020How he managed to continue @ Badwater after CollapsingBadwater 135 application processLinksRunning AwardsTo Vote for Not Another Runner Podcast:[Remember - placing 3 votes can get you a Running Discount]http://therunningawards.com/#vote Rhys JenkinsInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/rjenko11/Pegasus Ultra Running:https://www.pegasusultrarunning.com/CF Warriorshttps://www.instagram.com/cfwarriorsorg/Billy Yang’s Life in a Day - an absolute MUST WATCH (Western States 100)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYgcTJBLwsU&t=1215sNatalie - Not Another RunnerInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/notanotherrunner/Blog/Facebookhttps://linktr.ee/notanotherrunner

1hr 14mins

3 Mar 2020

Rank #20