Running is BS
#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

#38 - Touching Your Face is Bullshit

#38 - Touching Your Face is Bullshit

May 4, 2020

While we're still allowed to run, we'll still complain about it. We read out your running confessions, and will happily keep taking them on an ongoing basis because we know you're all terrible running sinners, and we can forgive you.

We explain why you won't be seeing a BS face mask, get the lowdown on the Ross Barkley 5k, and tell fat-shaming advertisers to fuck the fuck off.

Features an appearance from everyone's favourite corgi.

#37 - Running in your Garden is Bullshit feat. Gareth Allen

#37 - Running in your Garden is Bullshit feat. Gareth Allen

April 20, 2020

Providing a mild distraction from your lockdown, Running is BS delves into the bizarre world of the garden marathon, running up Everest in your house and other weird things desperate runners are doing to stay occupied and get their distance in.

Has Amy been running? You may be pleasantly surprised. And Stu urges you to stop running up and down the same parks, canal paths, and streets and go and do a bit of exploring!

Our guest this week is Gareth Allen, an ultra runner who live streamed his garden marathon to a worldwide audience!

#36 - Q&As are Bullshit

#36 - Q&As are Bullshit

April 6, 2020

What do you do when there's no running to talk about? Talk about yourself! Thanks to all our listeners who sent in questions for us, we had a great time going through them and offering our complete lack of expertise as answers.

We manage to squeeze in a bit of bullshit running news, and have now both adopted the Genders Studio™ method which is effective but doesn't half make your head a bit hot.

#35 - Showers are Bullshit

#35 - Showers are Bullshit

March 23, 2020
Amy massively overreacts to a single comment about her audio and has taken a drastic solution to improve the ‘studio’.
 
We inevitably drop the C-bomb as the world of running is now dominated by the reaction to COVID-19 and its impacts, as well as post-run showers, brambles, fancy teas, and fell races that haven’t been cancelled.
 
We also ask very important questions such as “Would you wear a manbra” and “Is it ok to just go and run a strava segment?”… See more
#34 - Coronavirus is Bullshit feat. Liz Ayres & Howard Owen

#34 - Coronavirus is Bullshit feat. Liz Ayres & Howard Owen

March 9, 2020

A last minute stand in for Amy sees SBC rock the mic with Stewart for this episode full of all kinds of running bullshit.

There's sweary banter galore with chafing, race cancellations, filthy puns, and making noises at gross out comments. 

We have bonus double guestage with London Marathon pacer Liz Ayres giving us a rundown of the changes being made to this year's race and Howard Owen's review of his, understandably, slowest ever marathon in Siberia.

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#33 - High Jump is Bullshit feat. Sharon Heveran

#33 - High Jump is Bullshit feat. Sharon Heveran

February 26, 2020

Stewart and Amy (and a yappy Corgi) take on the biggest and most important topics in running (probably) in yet another episode of the podcast that loves to hate running.

We talk about being ill, boobs, race tshirts, and speak to a former international high jumper and coach who only bloody went to the Olympics, Sharon Heveran.

News

Tokyo marathon to cancel entries from general public | The Case Against Stretching | Research finds running in the wrong sized sports bra shortens your stride

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You can support this podcast by donating monthly, buying a buff or snagging some advertising on Patreon, or buy some of our awesome BS merch from Spreadshirt.