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Episode 73 of Talk Ultra and on this weeks show we speak with Skyrunner World Series Champ and Mourne Skyline winner, Stevie Kremer. Kim Collison tells us all about his running and his great 2014 season. Landie Greyling discusses running in South Africa and the up and coming Salomon SkyRun. In Talk Training it is episode 3 of our navigation special with Charlie Sproson, the News, a Blog, Up & Coming races and Speedgoat Karl talks busting quads.

Episode 72 of Talk Ultra has a full and in-depth interview with Jason Schlarb after his recent 4th place at the 2014 UTMB. Donnie Campbell talks about his running career and winning the recent 3×3 80km in the UK and Claus Rasmussen talk about running Spartathlon… in sandals. The News a Blog, UP & Coming Races and Speedgoat Karl.

Episode 71 of Talk Ultra and on this weeks show we speak to Frosty who not only ran her first 100-miler but won it with a new CR. Ty Draney talks about his career and we discuss running the Bear 100… twice! Caine Warburton discusses running in the Southern Hemisphere and the comparisons with Europe. Lizzy Hawker announces a race and Sam Robson tells us what it’s like being the first Brit at the iconic Spartathlon. The News, a Blog, Up and Coming races and Speedgoat.

Episode 70 of Talk Ultra and this weeks show we speak with the winner of Superior 100, Adam Schwarz-Lowe, Eirik Haugsness talks Tromso Skyrace and Daniel Doherty tells us all about placing in the top-10 at Tor des Geants. Talk Training has part 2 of our Navigation 101 and we have the News, a Blog, Up & Coming Races and I am pleased to say… Speedgoat is back as co host with an in-depth chat on his AT attempt.

Episode 69 of Talk Ultra and this weeks show is going to be a little different… we are recording live from a RV in the middle of Minneapolis. My co host is Kurt Decker from Twin Cities Running Co. This weeks interviews are quite special, we speak with Italian Mmountain running legend, Marco De Gaspreri and man of the moment, Kilian Jornet. The news a blog and the up and coming races.

Episode 68 of Talk Ultra – Adam Campbell talks about Hardrock 100 and that lightning strike. David Johnston discusses 6-days in the Dome. William Sichel tells us what it is like to run 3100-miles in 50-days and in Talk Training we discuss basic navigation. The News, a Blog, Up & Coming races and Niandi Carmont co-hosts.

Episode 67 of Talk Ultra – On this weeks show we speak with Lakeland 100 and Lakeland 50 winners, Debbie Martin Conasani and Jo Meek. We speak with Norwegian powerhouse, Torill Fonn about her recent world record for running 374.999km’s in 48-hours. Julia Böttger joins us for a catch up and tells us about her running journey in Turkey and winning Ronda dels Cims. We have the News, a Blog, Up & Coming Races, Emelie Forsberg for Smile and Miles and Niandi Carmont once again joins us as co host.

Episode 66 of Talk Ultra and on this weeks show e catch up with Rob Krar after his incredible Western States. Kasie Enman is on the comeback trail after her 2nd child and we chat after a stellar 2nd place at Speedgoat 50k. Simon Forbes just this last weekend won Race to the Stones in the UK… a great result but Simon has an incredible story. In Talk Training we talk nutrition with Renee McGregor. The News, a Blog, Smile and Miles with Emelie Forsberg, Up and Coming Races and Pocket Rocket is back… Stevie Kremer.

Episode 65 of Talk Ultra – On this weeks show we speak with Anton Krupicka about injury, Hardrock 100, Lavaredo Ultra Trail, future plans and the Bob Graham Round. Steve Birkinshaw recently set a new FKT for the Wainwrights. An epic journey in the Lakeland fells, Steve tells us all about it. Brit Tom Owens made the podium in the Skyrunning World Champs and we chat about the past 18-months and the future. Emelie talks smilesandmiles, a website, news, up and coming races.


Episode 64 of Talk Ultra – Lisa Smith-Btachen tells us all about her incredible career and the challenge of running Badwater 135 4-times back-to-back with 2 Mt Whitney ascents. Mark Perkins discusses his win and CR at SDW100. Ricardo Almeida gives us a minimalist viewpoint of Comrades. Claus Rasmussen discusses minimal running and tells us of an up and coming challnege and Marc Laithwaite is back in Talk Training. The News, a Blog, Up and Coming Races and of course, Speedgoat Karl.


Episode 63 of Talk Ultra – We have a great interview with Queen of the Fells, Nicky Spinks. An in-depth interview with Morgan Williams all about the Bob Graham Round and we speak to Greg Fell from The African Attachment about what it’s like producing iconic ‘trail’ films such as Travailen, Wandering Fever and the Salomon series of films. We also catch up with Jo Meek on that incredible 5th place at Comrades and in Talk Training, we speak with the UK’s experts on kidneys and the effects of NSAID’s. The News, a Blog, Up & Coming races and Speedgoat is back from the wilderness….

Episode 62 of Talk Ultra ia a Comrades Special show. We have a full and in-depth interview with Mike Wardian who is looking for a top-10 placing. Live from Durban, we speak to Jo Meek who is having her first experience of this race. Nick Clark joins us to discuss UTMF, WSER and the up and coming Salomon Skyrun South Africa. We have a ladies perspective on running with children in Talk Training. The News, a Blog and joining me as a special Comrades co-host we have 2013 7th placed lady, Holly Rush.

Importantly, this show is dedicated to Manya Claassen – RIP

Episode 61 of Talk Ultra – Anna Frost tells us all about the incredible comeback at Transvulcania. Rickey Gates talks running in the UK with Scott Jurek and the Bob Graham Round. Eirik Haugsnes discusses his 2014 season and Emelie Forsberg is back in smilesandmiles with a sore hand. Michael de Haast, race director for the Salomon SkyRun in South Africa talks us through the course and tells us about a great opportunity. The News, a Blog, Up and Coming Races and our favourite, Pocket Rocket, Stevie Kremer co-hosts the show.

Episode 60 of Talk Ultra – This weeks show has an interview with one of the best ‘closers’ in the ultra scene, Mike Foote. We have a series of interviews from the Iznik Ultra series of races, Marcus Scotney from the 130k, Jo Meek from the 80k and Robbie Britton from the marathon. We speak to British Bulldog, Steve Spiers. Marc Laithewaite is back for Talk Training. News, a Blog, Up and Coming Races and of course, Speedgoat Karl. 03:09:50

Episode 59 of Talk Ultra – This weeks show is a Marathon des Sables and Barkley Marathons special. We have daily chats from the Sahara with top Brit and 5th overall, Danny Kendall. By contrast, we also have daily chats with actor, Bertie Portal who undertook the challenge of a lifetime at his first MDS. Barkley Marathons are infamous and we speak with rookie ‘fun run’ finisher Jamil Coury and we also speak with two time finisher and 2014 champ, Jared Campbell. The News, a Meltzer Moment, Up & Coming Races and of cousre Speedgoat Karl.

Episode 58 of Talk Ultra – Ryan Sandes discusses his record breaking FKT on the DrakTraverse with Ryno Griesel. Danny Kendall and Bertie Portal discuss Marathon des Sables in the days before the 29th edition starts and 2nd placed lady at Tarawera, Claire Walton talks about her running, Tarawera and what the future holds. Talk Training is a Comrades special with Holly Rush, a Blog, the News, Up & Coming Races and of course, Speedgoat.

Episode 57 of Talk Ultra – David Jonston gives us a blow-by-blow account of his record breaking run at the ITI350 (Iditarod Trail Invitational), Ellie Greenwood talks about her comeback run and win at Chuckanut 50 and her plans for 2014. We speak with Jennifer Steiman, Director of the Desert Runners Movie and Samantha Gash who appeared in the film. Team inov-8 provide some chat from the 2014 athlete retreat and Emelie Forsberg brings us smilesandmiles, a Blog, the News, Up and Coming Races and of course Speedgoat! It’s a stcked show.

Episode 56 of Talk Ultra is a Transgrancanaria special. We have am in-depth interview w/ race winner Ryan Sandes. Chat w/ Scott Jurek, Casey Morgan, Fernanda Maciel and Sebastien Chaigneau. In addition, we have Danny Kendall, top-10 Brit for the 2013 MDS talk about his preparation for this years race. The News, a Blog and Up & Coming Races.

Episode 55 of Talk Ultra – We have a Coastal Challenge special with an interview with male overall winner, Mike Wardian. Jo Meek, ladies overall winner talks about her training and preparation for the TCC race and Nick Clark discusses how stage racing compares to 100-milers. We have an interview with the 2013 ITI350 winner and recent Susitna 100 winner and new course record holder, David Johnston before he emarks, once again on the ITI350 just one week after his impressive Susitna win! A special Talk Training on nutrition specific to Marathon des Sables with Rin Cobb (PND Consulting). Emelie Forsberg is back for smilesandmiles and of course we have the News, Up and Coming Races and Speedgoat Karl Meltzer.

Episode 54 of Talk Ultra – Gary Robbins once again returned to the tough and gnarly Hurt 100 and came away with another victory, in this weeks show he tells us all about it and his plans for 2014. HK100 took place just a couple of weeks ago and young Australian sensation, Vlad Ixel placed 3rd overall in a top quality field, we interviewed him about his running and what the future hold. Talk Training as ‘Hint’s n Tips for running from Speedgoat himsel, the News, a Blog, Up and Coming races.. another great show in store!

Episode 53 of Talk Ultra is once again a packed show… We have two interviews from the Montane Spine race, regarded as one of the toughest races out there. We speak with Pavel Paloncy who won the 268-mile event with a new course record and Marcus Scotney who won the 106-mile Challenger event. We also speak with South African long distance runner, Johan Van De Merwe about ultra running in South Africa and his new African 24-hour record. The News, a Blog, Talk Training, Up & Coming Races, Smiles and Miles and Speedgoat is back from the Love Boat!

Episode 52 – We have a full show with two in-depth interviews about running really long… Joe Fejes recently won the Aravaipa Running 6-day event, Across the Years by clocking up 555+ miles and beating running legend, Yiannis Kouros in the process. By contrast, we speak to UK runner Jon Steele who tackled ‘The Hill’ ultra; 160-miles of hill rips on a 2.9m course in under 48-hours. Gemma Slaughter, The Coastal Challenge winner from 2013 talks to us about her expectations as she prepares for the 2014 edition. Emelie Forsberg is back for smilesandmiles, Marc is with us for Talk Training and believe it or not, Speedgoat is on a cruise! That’s great for Talk Ultra as we have the lovely Stevie Kremer joining us as co host.

Episode 51 of Talk Ultra is our longest show yet… yes, 4hours and 30mins of ultra chat to help you survive the Christmas period and New Year. We speak with the new 100-mile and 12-hour record holder (on a track) Zach Bitter. We have a full and in-depth interview with femaale ultra runner of the year (?) Michele Yates. Anna Frost provides an insightful interview on a troubled 2013 and finally we catch up with Ed Catmur who has been setting the pace on the UK ultra scene. It’s a full show! Speedgoat and Ian review the year, we have possibly the best Talk Training of 2013 with Marc Laithewaite and we catch up with Amanda in a Year in the Life of! A big thank you for all the amazing support and downloads in 2013 and we thank you in advance for your support in 2014.

Episode 50 of Talk Ultra and we speak to Brit, Pat ‘Paddy’ Robbins about running loooong and his joint 7th place overall at the 2013 Spartathlon. We speak to ne man on the ultra scene, Zach Miller. Zack ran his first ever 50-miler at JFK50 and not only won against some great competition but set the third fastest time for the event. Talk Training is all about speed… yes folks, so if your listening to this show while running keep a little spare energy in reserve, you have a 22-minute speed session coming up. A blog, the news, up and coming races and of course Speedgoat…

Episode 49  – What a great show… we speak with ‘Team Redden‘ about running and the incredible story of how mum, Sabrina and Teagan (aged 8yrs) tackled 100km’s. We have an in depth chat with David and Katharine who ran 5000 miles across South America in the 5000 mile project. Tim Stevenson joins us for a special Talk Training on Strength and conditioning. Emelie Forsberg is back for Smiles and Miles. The news, a blog, up and coming races and Speedgoat discusses pacers!

Episode 48 – has the sounds and insight from Nepal. This weeks show is a departure from our normal show, however, we do have some great content with Everest Trail Race ladies winner and 2nd overall, Fernanda Maciel. We catcth up with Brit, Anna Lupton and discuss Fell and Skyrunning, Steven Sleuyter talks multiday racing and the Grand to Grand Ultra, we have a main interview with Dakota Jones and in Talk Training we have a special guest, Trevor Prior who discusses feet. The news, a blog and up and coming races.

Episode 47 – We speak with Dylan Bowman, after placing 5th at Western States, Dylan was looking forward to tackling UTMB, however, things didn’t go quite to plan. Lakeland 50 winner, Ben Abdelnoor talks about training and fell running and we catch up with Tessa Hill who has just had a very succesful season on the Skyrunning circuit. Emelie Forsberg talks Diagonale des Fous in Smiles and Miles, Marc Laithwaite talks winter in Talk Training. We have the News, a Blog, Up and Coming races and Speedgoat talks golf

Episode 46  – We have an interview with Speedgoat 50k winner and 2nd place at UROC, Stephanie Howe. Brit fell running sensation, Ricky Lightfoot talks about his progression to ultra. Anthony Bethell provides an insight into his first year participating in the Skyrunning season from an everyday runners perspective. Marc Talks Training. Emelie Smiles and Miles. The news, a blog, up and coming races and Speedgoat is back!

Episode 45  – Mountain running legend, Jono Wyatt tells us all about his incredible 25 years as a competetive athlete. We speak to man of the moment, Rob Krar after his impressive win at UROC. Emelie Forberg is back with Smiles and Miles. Marc Laithwaite talks altitude in Talk Training. The News, a Blog, Up and Coming Races and Stevie Kremer co-hosts the show. 

Episode 44  – This weeks show we have a long distance theme. We have an interview with Nickademus Hollon who just recently placed 7th overall at Tor des Geants. We also have an in-depth chat with Ian Sharman about his incredible summer running the Grand Slam. We also speak to Nick Clark in his regular Grand Slam slot, Clarky’s Corner. We speak to Brit, Emma Clayton about her silver medal in the WMRA worlds in Poland. The news, Talk Training, a blog, up and coming races and of course, Speedgoat Karl.

Episode 43  – We have an extended and in-depth interview with Kilian Jornet about his Matterhorn Summit record. We have a selection of audio from the TNFUTMBRory Bosio, Anton Krupicka, Joe Grant, Nuria Picas and Jez Bragg. We speak to Jo Meek who placed 2nd lady at MDS and what the future holds for her. We have Talk Training, the News a blog, smiles and miles with Emelie Forsberg and of course, Mr Speedgoat.

Episode 42Scott Jurek gives us a pre Leadville 100 chat. Fernanda Maciel discusses the CCC and the Everest Trail Race. We have inspiring interview with Ray Zahab, he discusses, expeditions, motivating youth and his incredible i2P project. Emelie Forsberg gives us a #smilesandmiles, Clarky talks number three in the Grand Slam and what four may bring. The news, a blog, up and coming races, a Meltzer Moment and hold the presses… Kilian smashes it!

Episode 41 of Talk Ultra – We speak to Stevie Kremer 12 months on after she burst on the Skyrunning scene with a 2nd at Sierre-Zinal. We have 15 mins of fame with double leg amputee, Richard Whitehead. An interview with Lakeland 100 winner, Stuart Mills. A catch up with Nick Clark on the Grand Slam of ultra. Smiles and Miles with Emelie Forsberg. The news, a blog, up and coming races. Marc is back for Talk Training and of course, Speedgoat co hosts! 

Episode 40 of Talk Ultra We catch up with Marco De Gasperi on the finish line of the Dolomites Skyrace. We chat with Kilian Jornet about his recent racing and the next part of his Summits project. We introduce a new regualr section for the show, Smiles and Miles with Emelie Forsberg. Our main interview is with Brit, Stuart Air who placed 13th at Ronda dels Cims. We have the news, a blog and the up and coming races for the next two weeks. Finally, for one show only we have a guest co host, Philipp Reiter.

Episode 39 of Talk Ultra. Nick Clark returns for Clarky’s Corner. We have an interview with Ultra Running legend, Nikki Kimball about her running career and another podium finish at Western States. Alex Nichols talks Mont Blanc Marathon and in Talk Training we speak with Florian Reichert about the transition from road running to trail and mountains.

Episode 38 of Talk Ultra is all about Ronda dels Cims. We discuss the race and have interviews ‘live’ from Andorra with 3rd place Matt Cooper, 7th place Jared Campbell, 8th place Ty Draney and the ladies winner Francesca Canepa. Speedgoat talks Western States, we have a special Talk Training with Jez Bragg and we have the up and coming races for the next two weeks.

Episode 37 – Rob Krar talks to us about his running history, hiw incredible Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim run and what his expectations are for Western States. Holly Rush talks marathon running and Comrades. Ellie Greenwood makes a guest appearance for Talk Training and provides an insight into running injuries. Nick Clark joins us for a reguar slot as he attempts the ‘Grand Slam’ of ultra running. We have the news, a year in the life of, and we find out: You hnow you are an ultra runner when… ?

Episode 36 – Stevie Kremer and AJ Calitz talk to us from  Zegama-Aizkorri. We speak to Brendan Davies and Beth Cardelli respective winners from TNF100 in Australia. An inspirational 15 minutes of fame with Eric Browy, Talk Training is about Knees with Mitch from StrideUK. Our interview is with Ultrapedestrian Ras. Speedgoat is back, we have a blog, the news and of course, the up and coming races.

Episode 35 – It’s all about Transvulcania! We have a special co host, Anna Frost or ‘Frosty’ as she is affectionately known. We have post race interviews with the mens’s winner, Kilian Jornet. The ladies winner, Emelie Forsberg. We atch up with 3rd place, Sage Canaday, 4th place, Timothy Olson, 7th place, Cameron Clayton and top 50 runner, Dave James. In additional to all the Transvulcania excitement we have a blog, 15 minutes of fame with Robbie Briton, up and coming races and of course the news.

Episode 34 of TALK ULTRA – On this weeks show we speak to 22 year old Nick Hollon who just recently finished the infamous Barkley Marathon. We catch up with Natalie White who tells us all about the future plans for UK based Inov-8 who are 10 years old in June. We have chat with Ozzies Brendan Davies and Shona Stepehenson who placed 5th and 2nd respectively at UTMF in Japan. In Talk Training we speak to Mitch from Stride UK. We also speak to Chris Mills in 15 mins of fame. We have a blog, the news, up and coming races and of course, Speedgoat.

Episode 33 – This weeks show honours the injured and fallen at Boston Marathon. We have daily chat from the Marathon des Sables bivouac and interviews with top placed Brits, Danny Kendall and Jo Meek. We interview Arc’teryx athlete, Adam Campbell. We discuss Mojo in Talk Training, we have ‘A year in the life of…’ a Blog, Speedgoat, the News and ‘Up & Coming Races’.


Episode 32: Speedgoat makes it no35 out of 60 at Antelope 100… We speak to Richard Bowles who is about to embark on another journey! We have an extended Talk Training with Dr Phil Maffetone. We catch up with Mike Wardian on how his recovery and racing is shaping up. We have a ‘Year in the life of’, the last episode of our MDS’ build up, 15 mins of Fame with Tony Di Giovani, the News, Up and Coming Races and a Meltzer Moment.

Episode 31 of Talk Ultra Joe Grant tells us all about his experiences covering 350 miles at the Iditarod Trail Invitational in Alaska. New run sensation, 21 yr old Ruby Muir from New Zealand tells us what it’s like dominating Tarawera Ultra and placing 7th overall. We speak with Daniel Rowlands & Rebecca Pattinson, respective winners of the Atacama Crossing in Chile. Ian Sharman discusses the News, Marc Laithwaite talks hills in Talk Training, Speedgoat has a Meltzer Moment and of course we have A year in the life of, MDS special and the Up & Coming Races.

Episode 30 – We bring you interviews with Philipp Reiter and Julia Bottger from Gran Canaria. We have a main interview with Brit, Tom Owens. Talk Training is about nutrition and was recorded live with an audience in Lanzarote. We have all the usual features, the news, up and coming races, ‘A Year in the life of…’ our MDS special, Speedgoat Karl and of course the up and coming races.

Episode 29 – has Come back man Gary Robbins telling us what it’s like to return from 2 years of injury to not only win Hurt 100 but to set a new CR. Jez Bragg tells us about completing ‘The Long Pathway, Te Araroa’ in New Zealand. Joe Grant says goodbye and heads off to the Iditarod. Colourful Catra Corbett tells us about drugs, alcohol, running, tattoos, clothes and Truman. In addition to all that, we also have… phew; Talk Training about the long run, ‘A year in the life off…, part 3 of our Marathon des Sables special, A Meltzer Moment, Up & Coming races and of course the News.

Episode 28 – has an interview with Geoff Roes who in the 2010 edition of Western States 100 set a new CR and became a star in the film, Unbreakable. We also have an interview with rising female star Emelie Forsberg. We discuss her incredible 2012 and what lies in store for 2013. In Talk Training we have the ‘Rockdoc’ telling us all about Kinesiology taping. We have A Year in the life of…, part 2 of our MDS special, the news, a blog, a Meltzer Moment and the up and coming races.

Episode 27 –  Fast man of the moment, Sage Canaday tells us about how he got into running and all about his transition to ultra. Joe Grant gives us an update on how his prepartion is going for his attempt at the 350 mile Iditarod Trail Invitational in Alaska. We also speak to Dave James who had a win at Coldwater Rumble recently and heads out to The Coastal Challenge in Costa Rica on Feb 1st. We have talk training, a year in the life of, the news, a blog, a Meltzer Moment, up and coming races and we have the start of a new special on the build up to the 2013 Marathon des Sables. 

Episode 26 –  A super stacked show and maybe our longest yet… our main interview is with The North Face athlete, Mike Wardian. We speak with inspirational film makers and ultra runners, JB & Jennifer Benna from JourneyFilm. Live from the Te Araora trail in New Zealand we speak with The North Face athlete, Jez Bragg on his incredible journey. We have our first ‘A year in the life of…’ chat, Talk Training with Marc Laithwaite, A Meltezer Moment with Speedgoat Karl, the News with Ian Sharman, a blog post, 15mins of fame and of course the up and coming races.

Episode 25 –  MERRY CHRISTMAS. A super stacked festive show with some incredible stars of 2012. Our show includes interviews with Ellie Greenwood, Timothy Olson, Western States RD Craig Thornley, Ryan Sandes and Lizzy Hawker. We announce the winners of ‘A Year inthe life of…’. Talk Training is about heart rate training and Karl, Ian Sharman and myself review the year. Merry Christmas to you all and thank you for making 2012 a great year!

Episode 24 –  We have an extended interview with ultra running legend, William Sichel. William, who is now 59 years old has been setting records and winning ultra long races for years. In our show he discusses how he got started, his life, his training and highlights some of his key moments. In Talk Training we discuss overtraining and highlight some of the warning signs. Speedgoat Karl joins us and we have a Meltzer Moment. We have a blog, discuss the news and mention the up and coming races and Christmas is less than two week away!

Episode 23 –  We speak to man of the moment Max King after his incredible wins at UROC and JFK50. Oz fast man, Brendan Davies talks about the ultra scene down under and his win at GNW100. Pocket Rocket Stevie Kremer tells us what it’s like to move from the US to Italy and race at the highest level. Talk Training is about run shoes. We have the news, a blog, up and coming races and of course Speedgoat Karl Meltzer.

Episode 22 – A main interview with TNF athlete Mike Wolfe on his transition from lawyer to full time ultra runner. Jez Bragg inspires us and provided a ‘coup’ at a TNF press conference in London. Salomon runner and ‘Saffa’ Linda Doke tells us all about the super tough and iconic 100 miler Diagonale des Fous (Raid de la Reunion). Talk Training has pt2 on run technique, we have the news, a blog by Frosty, up and coming races and of course Speedgoat joins us for a Meltzer Moment and he co-hosts the show. It’s a packed one!

Episode 21 – Our interview this week is with Salomon athlete, Andy Symonds. We have chat with Marathon des Sables RD Patrick Bauer and we catch up with ISF Executive Director, Lauri Van Houten at the end of the Skyrunning season. Talk Training has Pt1 of a 2 part discussion on run technique and Speedgoat gives us his Good, Bad & Ugly. We have a blog, the news and up and coming races…. oh, and don’t mention my knees!

Episode 20 –  No 34 come in… ! we speak to Speedgoat all about Grindstone 100. We have chat from the Royal Parks ultra with Dimitrios and Silvia from Salomon Running. Niandi Carmont catches up with inspirational ultra runner, Mavis Hutchison who paved the way for female running. Mike Le Roux tells us all about the Grand Slam of ultra. Ian Sharman discusses the news and Marc Laithwaite discusses ‘winter’ training in Talk Training. We have a blog for you and of course the up and coming races. A stacked show! Plus the Good, Bad and Ugly with Speedgoat Karl.

Episode 19 – We honour Teresa Farriol, catch up with Ian Sharman. Chat to Terry Conway pre Cavalls discuss Paleo with Barry Murray and interview Joe Grant, Anna Frost and Tony Krupicka after the Skyrunning Cavalls del Vent. We have blogs, races and an unusual Meltzer Moment.

Episode 18 –  Talk about name dropping… episode 18 has a stellar cast! Once again I have Speedgoat Karl with me for most of the show, we discuss his incredible run at Run Rabbit Run and we also catch up and talk about all his years in the sport. We speak to Mike Morton and get some feedback on his incredible Badwater win and we also talk about his record breaking 24 hour run. Prof Tim Noakes is a legend within all sports, his book ‘The Lore of Running’ has been very much a bible for the keen runner, in Talk Training we discuss Tim’s new book ‘Waterlogged’. If that wasn’t enough we finally catch up with the man who has got so many people into ultra, including me, Dean Karnazes. We also have the news, blogs and up and coming races. Phew… what a show!

Episode 17 – An epic show… I have the pleasure of Speedgoat Karl being a co host for the whole show. We talk about Trofeo Kima and audio with Kilian Jornet before the race took place and then we catch up with Andy Symonds, Emelie Forsberg, Nuria Picas and Philip Reiter after the race. We discuss all things UTMB. We have interviews with members of the Vibram Trail Running Team which include 2nd placed lady, Francesca Canepa and team member Ronan Moalic, Beppe Marazzi and David Gatti. We also have interview with UTMB winners, Francois d’Haene and LIzzy Hawker just before they go onto the podium and we also grab 5 mins with 3rd place in the mens race, Mike Foote. We have Talk Training, A Meltzer Moment, the news, up and coming races and finallly; phew, a pwuick preview of Wasatch 100.

Episode 16 – On the show this week we speak to South African Linda Doke in Zinal, we catch up with Terry Conway  and break some great news upon the ultra world. Ian Sharman joins the show for the news and Talk Training is back. Our interview is with Australian, Samantha Gash and Speedgoat Karl chews the ultra fat in a Meltzer Moment. We mention three blogs, discuss the up and coming races and get ready for UTMB.

Episode 15 –  We welcome Wolfepaw and master of the Douche Grade, Mike Wolfe as a co host. We have a selection of interviews form the Lakeland 50 and 100 mile races in the Uk. We interview Fast Foodie, Devon Crosby-Helms. Speedgoat Karl fill us in on the Speedgoat 50k in a Meltzer Moment and of course we have the news, the blogs and the up and coming races.

Episode 14 – The news is stacked with some incredible performances. We interview the winner of Hardrock 100 and legend of the sport, Hal Koerner. Speedgoat Karl tells us about about fighting the sleep monster and previews Speedgoat 50k. On 15 mins of fame we talk to a mix of runners who are taking part in the Lakeland 50/100 and we preview up and coming races.

Episode 13 – Ian has been in the Pyrenees with Arc’teryx and had the opportunity to catch up with Arc’teryx/ Salomon athlete Adam Campbell, we discuss the latest ultra news with Ian Sharman, Karl Meltzer discusses Hardrock 100 in a Meltzer Moment and our interview is with the lady who personifies pink and ultra running, Marvellous Mimi Anderson. We wind up the show with up and coming races and Ian is getting ready for the Lakeland 50 at the end of the month.

Episode 12 – It is an epic show and our longest show ever… perfect for those long runs! We speak to Ellie Greenwood, Nick Clark, Ian Sharman, Karl Meltzer and our main interview is with the inspirational winner and course record holder of Western States, Timothy Olson. We also have Talk Training with Marc Laithwaite, discuss the news and inform you of up and coming races.

Episode 11 –  Ian has been running with a light saber, Ian Sharman discusses the news and gives us an insight into Western States. Our main interview is with Jez Bragg just before he heads out to America as he attempts to improve on his highest placing of 3rd at Western States. Karl gives us a Meltzer Moment, we discuss race day nutrition in Talk Training and on 15 minutes of fame we talk to Dean and Greg from The African Attachment. We recommend three blogs and we shout out about some up and coming races.

Episode 10 – IanC is recovering from the Canaraies and Pyrenees. We have quick post Zegama chats with Tom Owens, Emelie Forsberg & Lauren Jeska, Ian Sharman discusses the news, We talk Hydration in Talk Training. We interview Scott Jurek. Arthur Webb talks Badwater. Speedgoat gives us his Good, Bad and Ugly and we tell you what is coming up…

Episode 9Transvulcania La Palma Special – Interviews with Dakota Jones, Anna Frost, Joe Grant, Nikki Kimball, Mike Wolfe and Tony Krupicka. My guest co host for the show is Marcus Warner from Ultra168. We discuss the race, what it’s like to hang out with the best in the world and also what it’s like to run with them. We preview this weekends race, Zegama and we also have some surprise audio….. with Kilian Jornet.

Episode 8Comrades Special – A show decicated to the Comrades Ultra Marathon in South Africa. We have interviews with Bruce Fordyce, Ellie Greenwood, Steve Williams, Caspar Greeff, Nicolaas Claassen and Zola Budd. In addition we bring you news and results from around the world, our current favourite blogs, Talk Training with the Ten Commandments of Ultra Running a Meltzer Moment with Speedgoat Karl and of course up and coming races.

Episode 7 –  Ian C raced the Iznik Ultra in Turkey, Ian S has been snow boarding. We have news from around the world and we have some audio from race director, Caner at the Iznik Ultra, we also speak to Ilgaz who hosts a podcast in Turkey. We introduce you to some blogs, we speak to the 100 mile man of the moment, Mike Morton. We introduce a new segment to our show called Talk Training. A Meltzer Moment with Speedgoat Karl, Ultralegends with Phil Essam discusses Yiannis Kouros and we have 15 minutes of fame with Martin Parnell before rounding of the show with up and coming races in the next two weeks.

 Episode 6 – We tip our hats to the passing of Caballo Blanco, we bring news and results from around the world. We get an update from James Adams on his attempt at Barkley, we speak to Richard Bowles just before he departed on a 5 month plus journey running the Bicentenial Way in Australia. We recommend three blogs. Our main interview is with female speedster, Ellie Greenwood. We bring you Ultralegends, A Meltzer Moment, we tell you who won a pair of Hoka One One and we have 15 min of Fame with Jo Zakrzewski. Finally we tell you what races are coming up and of course we fill you in on what we are up to!

Episode 5Marathon des Sables Special – This weeks show includes an interview with Race Director and Race Creator Patrick Bauer. We also interview top Brit, Jen Salter who placed 3rd female overall in 2010. In addition to this we have news from around the world, a Meltzer Moment and up and coming races. This is part one of a two part show.

Listen to Part 1 HERE website 

This is part two of our MDS special and includes five seamless interviews with Patrick Bauer, Terri Handy, Mark Gillett, Jen Salter and Didier LeMalvoyant Des Sables.

Listen to Part 2 HERE website

Episode 4 – We have news from around the world, an interview with ultra legend, David Horton, Ultralegends with Phil Essam, a Meltzer Moment with Speedgoat Karl and 15 min of fame with Chris Bairstow

Episode 3 – It’s a whopping show at 2:19 hrs, so, start planning your long runs this weekend…. On this weeks show we catch up with Tom Dennis running around the world, we speak to Shane Ohly on his Ramsey Round attempt and we interview Anna Frost. Phil Essam gives us an Ultralegends, Speedgoat Karl tells us his Good, Bad and Ugly and our 15 mins of fame is UK ultra runner Mark Cockbain.

Episode 2 – In 1974, Gordy Ainsleigh was the first to run the course of the Western States Endurance Run. At the time, the trail was used only by horses participating in the 24-hour Western States Trail Ride. When his horse went lame prior to the race, Ainsleigh decided he would run the torturous 100 miles (160 km) of mountain trail. This was the beginning of the Western States Endurance Run.

Episode 1 – Our first show… contains an interview with multi-stage expert Ryan Sandes who is 2012 will be spreading his wings into the 100 mile distance and running at Western States. Our show includes Ian Sharman, 15 mins of fame and a Meltzer Moment with Speedgoat Karl.

What listeners have said about the show:

  • “I have listened to a LOT of podcasts across all kinds of subjects and Talk Ultra sets the standard for what a podcast can and should be. It’s a long (2-3 hours!), content-packed, quality podcast with no ads, no filler, no extraneous anything. Just great content from people whose passion comes through loud and clear – news, profiles, interviews, no holds barred discussions and more. I really appreciate the effort Ian and the team put into this show – have loved the specials and the regular shoes alike. Keep up the terrific work!” Anna Johnson, Melbourne, Australia
  • “This is just a very quick and short message to say thank you to you and your show guests for the wonderful and very inspirational podcast.
    I just wanted to let you know that you’ve got some listeners in Kyiv, Ukraine, too, and listening to the interviews and race reviews has already motivated me to go longer from traditional road marathons – I’ve signed up for a 60K race in the mountains in Hungary this April. Keep up the great work.” Volodymyr Dehtyarov, Ukraine
  • “Making my way through the Transvulcania show which is awesome by the way. Really wanted to express my appreciation for what you have gone through the past few weeks in covering that race and Zegama. The sport is going through quite a transition right now and it’s guys like you that are really helping in keeping us connected with the Ultra community and bringing a greater awareness to the sport.” David McMilan, Colorado
  • “I have been listening to your last episode while driving from the last couple of days ( yes I drove short in city, yes the show is not short:)). It is a great episode, this morning I finished up to Niandi’s dad. I had drove for a run before a meeting and with the motivation My 6k relaxation run turned into a 10k coastal trail.” Caner Odabasoglu, Istanbul
  • “Just want to start off by saying thanks for starting Talk Ultra. It’s a great show and opened my eyes to a level of running that I can barely imagine but have decided to try and do, if only once in my life. I was going to email to ask about a few things (nutrition and pacing mainly) during ultra training runs, but you kinda covered it in some perfectly timed talk-training episodes; so I thought I’d email anyway to thank you and to say I hope to be ‘one of you’ soon.” Matt East, UK
  • “Talk Ultra is definitely keeping me motivated because it’s a scene I want to be a part of. I’m enjoying learning more about the personalities at the sharp end and the training episodes are covering the things that occur to me to ask about. My favourite bit is the ’15 minutes of fame’. Episode 3 with Mark Cockbain was an amazing listen. I don’t really know of anyone to offer up for 15 minutes of fame, maybe I will meet someone suitable soon though.” WS, UK
  • “I’d like to say how thrilled I was to hear your podcast.  It really is a mixture of fascinating features.  I have loved all of it so far.” Chris Peach, UK
  • “LOVE the show. Fantastic.  Ryan Sandes great to hear first off.  I did Racing the Planet Nepal with him in Nov.  Great and very unassuming guy.  as for Gordy … hilarious!  I only wish they were more often than fortnightly …” Tori Leckie, Saudi Arabia
  • “Let me say how much I love your podcasts they have been an inspiration to me to keep on running and training.” Lesley Vernon, USA
  • “Your podcast is going to be a great education and training tool for me as I plan the rest of this year and select goals for 2013. Great work guys!” Matt Cawood, UK
  • “Loving the podcast guys, crossing over from sprint triathlon but thinking about my first Ultra! Keep up the good work.” Gary Hill
  • “Enjoying listening to the podcasts – beats listening to music on the long runs” Ross, Australia
  • “I have listened to all your shows. Love it. Am an expat living in Singapore. Been in Asia 22 years and spent many years running and living in HK. Great to hear of Ryan Sandes win there. Just listened to your Dave Horton interview. A real inspiration and great interview. Ultra starting to take off in Singapore slowly.  Anyway love your show, keep it going and will update you guys with any news in the Ultra world from Singapore.” Ned Philips, Singapore
  • I thought the Comrades show as first class, then you did Transvulcania, blimey, you keep setting a rather high standard for yourselves! – David Lloyd
  • Love the show guys, keep up the great work! :)Kate Brian
  • Loved the Transvulcania podcast, especially the dual interview with Anton and Anna. Great work! – Howard Seaton
  • Your interview with Dakota Jones on the Transvulcania show was so interesting. Really he is 21? He came across as an extremely thoughtful mature, and impressive guy. If he is the poster boy for Ultra in the US and beyond that seems a pretty good deal. – Ned Philips
  • I’ve been enjoying everything you’ve produced since the podcast began but the recent coverage of the Skyrunning races has just been awesome. Keep up the great work. – Dean Shears
  • Great 18.6 mile run this morning, made even better listening to the Comrades special – great work guys, made me want to run it :)Jonathan Wilkes
  • Just wanted to say that I’ve recently updated my mp3 player after a long period of not doing so. This meant I had a number of your podcasts to listen to. I’m up to episode 7 so far and am just amazed with the quality content you are still managing to put out. Each podcasts is an ultra in their own right and to keep that amount of content flowing with the frequency you’re getting it out there is stunning. Loving the addition of the training section too. Without getting too cheesy, it really makes me feel connected to the community even if I’ve not spoken to anybody about it for a while… ok, maybe that is too cheesy, but it’s also fact. Fantastic work gents! – Chris Baynham-Hughes
  • Thanks again for all your hard on the podcasts. Found the Comrades Special incredibly moving! If Casper Greef can do 56 miles at the age of 77, then I sure as hell can get myself from London to Brighton in September!  – Carl Iszatt
  • Just listened to the Ten Commandments – found it extremely interesting and useful, put me totally at ease about my imminent foray into ultrarunning – The Wall Run in June. Thanks guys :)Amanda Crozier
  • Just listened to the Talk Training podcast with Marc Laithwaite. Thought this was excellent and totally agree with all he says regarding reducing reliance on carbs. I’d only add that starchy carbs are the issue, not the fibrous leafy vegetables ones…Great show guys, thanks for sharing. – Mark Hughes

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