Running is BS
#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

#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.

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