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 with Marc Laithwaite is about run shoes. We have the news with Ian Sharman, a blog post with Ellie Greenwood, up and coming races and of course Speedgoat Karl Meltzer.
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00:00:45 show start
00:22:00 Interview with Brendan Davies website here
Apart from running, I enjoy a lot of other sports; mountain biking, adventure racing, rogaining, skin/scuba diving and still play social squash. I guess I do these things as I love pushing my mind and body to the limits and being rewarded with fitness, health and friendships that have positive impacts on all aspects of my life. It also gives me the quiet time I need to process all the garbage that life throws at you.
00:51:46 News with Ian Sharman
01:11:00 Interview with Stevie Kremer here
01:32:45 Back to the news
01:38:30 Blog – Ellie Greenwood blog post here
It gets to this time of year and with one racing year winding down it’s time to start planning a little for the following year. My schedule is never set in stone and I’m sure there will be changes before hitting some of these start lines.
01:42:07 Talk Training with Marc Laithwaite – run shoes
02:09:05 Interview with Max King
Date of Birth:
February 24, 1980
Place of Birth:
Current Home town:
Primary Race Distance:
Hmm, 3k to 50 mile. What’s primary mean anyway?
Other hobbies or sports:
Shoes, running up hills, skiing, mountain biking
What MHW/ Montrail gear and clothing is in your quiver for a typical day at/ on the trail?
Wicked Lite L/S
Power Stretch Glove
If it’s nice then the Ultra Refueler Shorts and Way2Cool shirt.
How were you introduced to your sport?
I wasn’t always a “team player” and I was terrible at ball sports. I used to crush the other kids in the PE mile though so I went out for track in 7th grade.
What inspires you?
Lots of things: A cold stormy run through deep forest on a flowing single track trail, seeing someone else make a huge breakthrough after months or years of hard training, or just the pre-race adrenaline that comes when all the best racers toe the line.
What advice would you give to newcomers to (your sport) today?
It’s all about having fun and working hard. There are no special secrets to anyone’s running success, it’s all hard work.
What’s your favorite pre race meal?
A Hammer Bar or oatmeal.
What the first thing you look forward to doing after a long run / race?
Eating, I like to eat. A lot. It might not show but I run to eat and I eat to run.
How do you balance your training schedule with your “real” job?
I quit my real job.
Do you have any pre-race/ pre-competition rituals?
Sure, but I can’t tell you or it would jinx my superstitions.
In 10 years I hope to be…
Doing the same thing I’m doing today. I envy those guys that are still improving at 40+ and hope that I’ll be doing the same.
Pain is weakness leaving the body.
When singing karaoke, what song do you sing to bring down the house?
If I could even sing, it would be: Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
What music gets you fired up?
If you were a super hero, who would you be?
Wolverine, he’s just plain bad ass. And yes, I’m a comic book geek.
02:48:40 Back to Karl
02:55:56 A Meltzer Moment with Speedgoat Karl
03:00:00 Up & coming races for the next two weeks
03:01:10 Show close