Running is BS
#48 - Track and Field is Bullshit feat. Jimmy Watkins

#48 - Track and Field is Bullshit feat. Jimmy Watkins

September 21, 2020

If you're a runner with a Welsh accent, we'll pretty much have you on as a guest, but when you're a World 800m finalist and rock star, that definitely helps too! We talk to Jimmy about his unique "journey" through sport and music and how he's now combined the two.

We also tell Garmin to back off, wonder what races we've entered, and want to know if you've sent Stu a ladies toepad?

#47 - Running Films are Bullshit, part 2

#47 - Running Films are Bullshit, part 2

September 7, 2020

We try to start by talking about running, but Amy's dog throws up just before we start recording so there's dog action straight from the beginning. Stu's also drinking cider, so we're bound to have a slightly fraught recording.

We reveal the winner of last week's competition, and hear the tale of the Great Fall of 2020, a classic Amy Story.

We also mock our listeners, give cow advice, and talk about Chariots of Fire and Personal Best, or as we know them: "the Brideshead Revisited of running" and "female Top Gun". We watch shit running films so you don't have to.

#46 - Running the Entire Wales Coast Path is Bullshit feat. Rhys Jenkins

#46 - Running the Entire Wales Coast Path is Bullshit feat. Rhys Jenkins

August 24, 2020

You may know by now that we quite like the Wales Coast Path, so we're chatting to Rhys Jenkins (again) as he's just run the whole thing quicker than anyone else!

There's a big dog update too as Stu has done a canicross run once and has planned the rest of the year based on racing those. Even Amy's been out with her naughty beagle, who makes an brief adorable appearance.

There's also information about our nepotism-laced giveaway, naked runners, documentary recommendations, masks and Americans pooing in bushes.

#45 - Running Accessories are Bullshit

#45 - Running Accessories are Bullshit

August 10, 2020

A bullshit look at all the crap you strap and attach to yourself for a run. Who ever said running was simple? No, really, who was that person? How wrong they were...

Amy's proud of herself for doing some research, adds more to her inspirational phrasebook, and chats to her Mum.

Stu is tired from a bit of walking, explains his pre-run faffing, and doesn't care about the London marathon.

 

#44 - Garmin is Bullshit feat. Ruth Keeley

#44 - Garmin is Bullshit feat. Ruth Keeley

July 27, 2020

If it's not on Strava it doesn't count, so apologies to all of our Garmin using listeners, but you can no longer call yourself runners. We also talk about what happens when a proper company makes shit jokes like this.

 

Hopefully by the time you read this, Garmin's back up and running, but if not then shiiiit we have bigger things to worry about.

 

Anyway, this is the podcast that loves to hate talking about running, and so now we're basically just a dog podcast, hope that's ok with you?

 

Our guest is Ruth Keeley, author of fellrunlikeagirl, and we chat about fell running and why it's stupid and brilliant.

#43 - Running Films are Bullshit, part 1

#43 - Running Films are Bullshit, part 1

July 13, 2020

SPOILERS ALERT

In this episode we discuss and dissect two running films, Brittany Runs a Marathon and Run Fat Boy Run, so be aware we'll have ruined them for you. 

We hope you're ready for yet another shitty start to podcast with some real bullshit, but we can assure you within 20 seconds we flip it and there is brilliant news, even though it makes Stu very angry.

Stu invents the word 'Hollywoodised', Amy mentions her ultra (twice) and there's talk of boobs, poo, toenails and strava wankers. Classic BS.

We leave you with the question: "How far does a penis travel in a run?"

#42 - Back-to-back Marathons are Bullshit feat. Ben Smith

#42 - Back-to-back Marathons are Bullshit feat. Ben Smith

June 29, 2020

Three episodes in one month and ANOTHER amazing guest? You're damn right.

Ben Smith took on an extraordinary challenge back in 2015, and is gearing up to do another. Find out all about how he got on, how injured he got, and how stopping took its toll.

As ever, we skirt around the edges of running by talking about socks, tea, dogs and moving your injury around rather than fixing it.  

#41 - T-shirts are Bullshit feat. Connor Strynkowski aka Pin Skin Man

#41 - T-shirts are Bullshit feat. Connor Strynkowski aka Pin Skin Man

June 15, 2020

IT HAPPENED

We tracked him down and somehow made him agree to talk to us, and he was lovely. Phew.

We also talk a fair bit about equality and Amy says 'intersectionality' a few times, well she is a doctor after all. There's a lot of actual bullshit going on in the world at the moment, and we address it where we can but we're not the experts you need and urge you to find out more about race issues, LGB issues, trans issues, and all the other groups currently under attack. 

#40 - Sweating is Bullshit feat. Mark Remy

#40 - Sweating is Bullshit feat. Mark Remy

June 1, 2020

Our guest is a former editor of RunnersWorld.com and the founder of Dumb Runner, Mark Remy, and we get a great insight into the other side of running journalism and why some of those bizarre articles need to exist.

We also discuss running early, the ideal time to poo, massive ankles, why you hate cross training, and we have another running confession.

#39 - Cross-training is Bullshit

#39 - Cross-training is Bullshit

May 18, 2020

The only thing worse than running is not running, right? In this episode we delve in the murky world of cross-training, and why pretty much all of it is bullshit. 

Speaking of not running, we both share non-running related injury stories and Amy continues her bid to become an inspirational speaker.

Music credit to http://www.freesfx.co.uk

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