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The Bad Boy Running Podcast

Running is great, so why aren't the podcasts? Bad Boy Running is a podcast for runners who are bored of the dull and dry podcasts currently on offer. Hosted by friends Jody Raynsford and David Hellard, both running journalists, bloggers and lovable idiots, the show features the conversations they'd have in the pub focusing as much on the camaraderie and social side of the sport as the technical.
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Running is great, so why aren't the podcasts? Bad Boy Running is a podcast for runners who are bored of the dull and dry podcasts currently on offer. Hosted by friends Jody Raynsford and David Hellard, both running journalists, bloggers and lovable idiots, the show features the conversations they'd have in the pub focusing as much on the camaraderie and social side of the sport as the technical. 

Dec 31, 2015

"I didn't expect THAT!"

Today's episode focuses on that wonderful moment we all run our first race. Yes, the newbie race experience and all those things about it no-one ever told you.

Please note, in this episode we discuss the Running Awards... which are now out of date as Bad Boy Running wasn't put into the final (we're going with a conspiracy theory).

SO, PLEASE DON'T TRY TO VOTE - IT WON'T WORK!

Anyway, it's been left in almost as a historical artefact, a memory of what might have been.

In this episode:

  • The chaps discuss children’s TV presenters (no, not 1970s ones...)
  • Jody explains the concerns he has about the running club
  • David reveals another enemy of his who is trying to overcharge him for his running club
  • Jody is shocked by the lack of activity on David’s Plenty of Fish profile
  • The duo can’t believe how over-exposed the comedian Catherine Ryan is…
  • David explains how he’s his sponsors’ little bitch (and how they were adamant he entered a race where he got his arse kicked)
  • Why David’s sponsors LOVE watching him getting his arse kicked
  • Announcing the global search for a solution to David’s ankle
  • David announces he’s running the Afghanistan Marathon and reveals he know NOTHING about what’s going to happen
  • David lets listeners know what he looks for in a night out (not safe listening)
  • Jody belatedly explains Bad Boy Running’s intentions to win the Running Awards… and David comes up with a plan which involves us dressing up
  • [PLEASE DON’T VOTE - NOMINATIONS HAVE CLOSED]
  • David and Jody FINALLY get round to talking about the subject
  • A reader asks a brilliant question
  • Why you should NEVER shout out David’s name in a race
  • Jody discusses the Nipple Situation and the scourge of bad race photos
  • David explains how he felt sea sick running Berlin and his newbie strategy for dropping out of races so he wouldn’t have to carry on
  • Jody explains why he turns into Gollum on a long race
  • What are your first race experiences and war stories? What went hideously wrong? What didn’t you expect? Let us know via letters@badboyrunning.com or join the discussion on the Facebook group - details below.

Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

Join the conversation on the Bad Boy Running Facebook group. Just go to Facebook and search Bad Boy Running.

Or find us on twitter @UltrarunnerJody and @DavidHellard using #badboyrunning

Dec 28, 2015

For Christmas, Jody and David sing out their 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas... and it's very different from the original.

Thank God, it's nearly over... but first an attempt at some actual running advice.

On the 10th day of Christmas, Jody and David share some tips to running and preparing for a 10k.

Are you a 10k expert? Then join the conversation!

Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

Join the conversation on the Bad Boy Running Facebook group. Just go to Facebook and search Bad Boy Running.

 

Dec 27, 2015

For Christmas, Jody and David sing out their 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas... and it's very different from the original.

It's Day 9 of the #12DaysofBadBoyXmas and Jody and David ponder if it is EVER acceptable to wear Lycra when running.

Also featured... pub quizzes and a rant about cyclists (again).

 

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Dec 26, 2015

For Christmas, Jody and David sing out their 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas... and it's very different from the original.

It's Day 8 and we turn our attention to bloody nipples... and discover Jody's strategies for preventing the dreaded chafe (it's extreme)

Plus we plug the Bad Boy Running pubcrawl on Monday 28th December 7pm, Crown & Two Chairman, Soho. See ya!

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Dec 25, 2015

For Christmas, Jody and David sing out their 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas... and it's very different from the original.

 

Day 7 and we're talking running pain!

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Dec 25, 2015

For Christmas, Jody and David sing out their 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas... and it's very different from the original.

 

Day 7 and we're talking running pain!

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Dec 24, 2015

Warning! If you've not listened to another Bad Boy Running Podcast before, probably best not to start with this one... everything in this relates to other episodes.

Wondered what had happened to all those challenges Jody and David set in the earlier episodes?

No?

Oh, well... you're going to hate the second part of this episode then as we catch-up on everything they've been up to, including:

  • David gives an update on his Kenyan friend Boaz, who despite talking with him is still not convinced he’s a real person
  • David reveals exactly what he’s done to get Jody into the ultramarathon theatre film… mainly consisting of lying about Jody’s acting credentials
  • In a question from a listener, when is it acceptable to return the runner’s nod and how do you do it without looking dodgy?
  • We re-open the DNF debate… and listeners give their feedback
  • David realises his ‘humble’ approach may have made him more enemies
  • Jody suggests using the Mourinho approach to winning races and not “looking like a cock”
  • The guys veer into talking about the Marathon des Sables (again) and somehow end up attacking IronMan competitors (again)
  • A general call out for more stupid challenges and feedback in the Facebook group

Now that you've listened, join the conversation!

Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

Join the conversation on the Bad Boy Running Facebook group. Just go to Facebook and search Bad Boy Running.

Or find us on twitter @UltrarunnerJody and @DavidHellard using #badboyrunning

Dec 24, 2015

Warning! If you've not listened to another Bad Boy Running Podcast before, probably best not to start with this one... everything in this relates to other episodes.

Wondered what had happened to all those challenges Jody and David set in the earlier episodes?

No?

Oh, well... you're going to hate this episode then as we catch-up on everything they've been up to, including:

David reveals two (completely irrelevant to running) dating stories which reveal too much about David

The first Bad Boy of the Month awards is handed out to an absolute star of a story

Jody and David react to their first ever one star review (shocking purely because it took so long)

Jody and David then react to NOT making the finals of The Running Awards and call on Anonymous to help them

Oddly, the conversation veers onto Jimmy Savile and who would play Jody and David in a movie about themselves...

... then the chaps discuss the first EVER Bad Boy Running Pubcrawl on Monday 28 January 2015.

And the accompanying Virtual Run (no SERIOUSLY!)

Then the episode breaks... for Part II

Now that you've listened, join the conversation!

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Dec 24, 2015

For Christmas, Jody and David sing out their 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas... and it's very different from the original.

Bad news.... #12DaysofBadBoyXmas has ONLY JUST HIT HALFWAY!

(Honestly, Jody and David pushing through to the end...)

On Day 6, Jody and David discuss great places to do your training runs.

And David comes up with one of the strangest places to do a tempo run.

Yes, really odd.

Join the conversation!

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Dec 23, 2015

For Christmas, Jody and David sing out their 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas... and it's very different from the original.

Running fads come and go (a bit like flash-in-the-pan podcasts...) and so on Day 5, Jody and David turn their sights upon more soft targets.

Virtual runs, The Color Run, superfoods and Paleo are just some of the targets for the lads' cutting wit and wisdom (or is that just snarky sarcasm?)

Warning... it's a bit ranty.

Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

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Or find us on twitter @UltrarunnerJody and @DavidHellard using #badboyrunning #12daysofbadboyxmas

 

Dec 22, 2015

For Christmas, Jody and David sing out their 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas... and it's very different from the original.

 

What's the best obstacle course race for someone who's NEVER run an obstacle course race?

According to the Do-Badders, it turns out it's also one of the HARDEST - Winter Nuts.

David explains to Jody the enormity of the task that faces him IF he decides to run four laps.

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Dec 21, 2015

For Christmas, Jody and David sing out their 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas... and it's very different from the original.

 

There's no let up in the disgusting subjects and today's is about how to spit when running.

Caution advised....

... it's a full-on gob and snotfest that you'll only find funny if you're a toddler or a Do-Badder.

If Jody and David have ANY listeners left after this, they'll be lucky....

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Dec 20, 2015

For Christmas, Jody and David sing out their 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas... and it's very different from the original.

Today, Jody and David hit the bottom... literally.

We're onto Day 2 and the subject no running podcast or running magazine dare speak about... the No.2 question - Jody and David discuss when, where and how on this most lavatorial of questions...

... and why you should never go inside a French portaloo.

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Dec 19, 2015

For Christmas, Jody and David sing out their 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas... and it's very different from the original.

They're kicking off on Day 1 with their favourite race (to complain about) - the one and only Edinburgh Marathon.

Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

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Dec 9, 2015

Here’s Part II of the Race Preparation episode.

(To be honest, we could have squeezed it all into one much-shorter episode if we didn’t keep going off on tangents… but then that’s exactly what OTHER running podcasts would do, isn’t it?)

In the second half we discover:

  • Why you STILL shouldn’t have broccoli in the morning before the race
  • David reveals his three-stop toilet strategy…. and the one tablet you need to take before your race
  • The hydration technique that ensures you don’t need to keep weeing during the race
  • David says expresso, not espresso…. expresso
  • David’s counterintuitive anti-superstitious approach to race preparation
  • Jody and David officially do the WORST Arnie accents
  • David admits to talking to himself… and talking to himself like a proper twat
  • The Ultimate Playlist idea to raise money and have the best music playlist of all time for your race
  • Jody’s super-cold compression tights nightmare
  • An interesting drinking game that involves pants… not best played with David
  • The stretching question. Not answered.
  • David shows off his Classics knowledge and fails
  • Jody suggests a new challenge for David and tries to rope the listeners in
  • Jody and David talk about The Running Awards and their experience last year
  • David scuppers his chances writing for any major running blogs by slating most of them

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Dec 8, 2015

In Part I of this special two-parter on Race Preparation, we discuss how to set yourself up for your best race ever… or at least not totally crash and burn.

There’s some attempt to offer running advice in this episode. Clocking in at an hour and 40 minutes total run time, it would have to happen at some point on the balance of probability.

Is it useful? Who knows…

Here’s what Part I looks like:

  • Jody and David demonstrate again why they shouldn’t have sponsors
  • David explains the beauty of our latest sponsor (if you’ve heard of them, answers on a postcard please)
  • David happens to mention that he’s won TWO races
  • David makes another damaging revelation of something he’s SCARED of (we’ll be using this later…)
  • Why you should always check which race your competitors are running
  • David reveals he doesn’t actually know where the last race he won was
  • David can’t hide his disappointment at feeling terrible after winning his races… (wtf?!)
  • David’s date from the first podcast gets in touch
  • The weekly check-in for David’s Plenty of Fish account… it’s barren
  • ALERT! ALERT! Both Jody and David feel shame after reading a recent Runner’s World article… (this is disgusting)
  • Why Jody and David need to UP the filth factor just to stay in business
  • David reveals EXACTLY what he does with beetroot for a week before the marathon
  • Why David often reverts to being a 90s A-level student on his races
  • Jody’s marathon-long run-in with coconut water

Now that you've listened, join the conversation!

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Dec 3, 2015

It's as close to a specialist subject as Jody and David have... it's talking booze and running.

If you've not already done it please cast your vote for Bad Boy Running at The Running Awards 2016 (www.therunningawards.com) - you'll find us in the Online & Publication/Online Community section. Thanks!

HEALTH WARNING! Please do not consider anything they say as medically accurate or sensible. They have developed hardy livers to go with their callused feet.

Here's some of the beer fuelled banter in this episode:

  • A superb demonstration by Jody and David why becoming a BBR sponsor is potentially the worst idea for an advertiser
  • David shows a worrying lack of knowledge about female-based yeast infections
  • Why Bad Boy Running is BIG in Japan and why Norway is the best place and
  • How you can be the No.1 Bad Boy Running fan in your country (and possibly get arrested for the cause)
  • David finds a way to try and spark Middle Eastern conflict among listeners of BBR and upset the Saudis
  • Jody is properly loved up about running club and has something of a monetary revelation
  • David upsets Jody by playing back his experience at the last Marathon du Medoc
  • How to avoid getting a hangover (and no, the answer isn’t NOT DRINKING)
  • Jody and David reveal the crafty, slightly worrying, place you can always sleep if you’re drunk…
  • David talks about joining the Hash House Harriers
  • Revealed! The weirdest bar in Finsbury Park
  • David reveals the actual source of beer bellies (an ACTUAL medical fact in BBR!)
  • “A little bit of alcohol does you no harm…”
  • Jody asks David about why he set up Beer Belly Running
  • David explains the most complicated drinking/running competition known to man that caused him to be banned from Parkrun
  • Jody and David set a the Do-Badders a global Monopoly drinking challenge…
  • … then invents a list of drinking and running races
  • The chaps decide to run the world’s first EVER dedicated beer marathon in Belgium.
  • Jody chips in with some terrible, terrible advice for your weekend run.
  • David formulates a plan to save country pubs threatened with closure and abuse the trust of running club volunteers

Now that you've listened, join the conversation!

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Nov 20, 2015

Hallelujah, it's here. Jody finally makes the leap and goes to a running club... but was joining the right thing to do...?

If you've not already done it please cast your vote for Bad Boy Running at The Running Awards 2016 (www.therunningawards.com) - you'll find us in the Online & Publication/Online Community section. Thanks!

Now what were we talking about again...?

Here's the lowdown in Episode 9:

  • David admits to stalking Danny Kendall and ends up going for a run with him (and David offends everyone who has ever run the MdS who isn’t an elite runner…)
  • We discover some of the sneaky tactics the elite runners at the MdS get up to… no, really!
  • Hallelujah! Jody finally goes to his local running club, Haywards Heath Harriers… and ends up eating his words
  • David comes in for some criticism from runner at Tyne Bridge Harriers (and Jody manages to offend the entire North East with a terrible Geordie impression)
  • The chaps are wowed with a two theme tunes submitted by a listener… and they really are good.
  • David rues the quality of modern dance music (while inadvertently undermining his case by admitting he thinks The Prodigy are good)
  • David and Jody come up with a new kind of pizza based on the feedback from one listener.
  • The Bad Boy Running Podcast receives what is possibly the most accurate (but in another way wholly inaccurate) review so far
  • David admits he has a Facebook stalker and ponders whether to Friend him or whether he’s about to be the victim of a 419 scam
  • The podcast hits a landmark… by officially saying something helpful to someone as one listener reveals
  • David reveals a terrible devious side to himself in a discussion about shoes
  • Michael Jackson is mentioned (needless to say you’re only hearing a small snippet of the actual, now deleted, conversation)
  • The guys give a definitive guide to being a Bad Boy

Now that you've listened, join the conversation!

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Nov 12, 2015

 

It's a tough subject, but someone's gotta talk about it... yes, those dreaded three letters.

D. N. F.

Did Not Finish.

In this episode we talk all things DNF as we introduce the first (and possibly last) ever Bad Boy Running guest, ultra-athlete Stefanie Bishop.

Here's what we got up to: 

  • Jody confesses to doing something he’s never done before… and David shows absolutely no sympathy towards him (honestly, not a word of support)
  • The chaps drop the bombshell that the actually have a guest… introducing the incredible extreme racing champion and Death Race veteran Stefanie Bishop
  • Stefanie explains her experience of running the first winter Death Race, shooting 9mms and tackling Olympic wrestlers… as well as the slightly lacking ‘motivational’ speeches by the organiser to help you through it
  • Stefanie ponders which is more difficult: sat in a cold pond for hours with hypothermia or drinking 4 litres of milk?
  • Stefanie reveals the quality of the reward for completing Death Races (honestly, it’s worth spending hours in a pond with hypothermia for…)
  • David recalls the first time he met Stef at a race… and it wasn’t pretty (for a very good reason)
  • Why Stef had to be forced to DNF and why less clothes is often better (or not, as we discover)
  • Stef reveals the frankly RIDICULOUS amount of time she spent trying to overcome one obstalce during a race (no, really you won’t believe this)
  • David accidentally reveals the names of two people in a relationship no-one is supposed to know about
  • ALERT, ALERT… a genuinely good idea actually features on the show!
  • David decides to end the podcast episode on a particular awkward question for Stef

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Nov 6, 2015

If you were a fan of David from his Special Forces appearance, then this may be the episode that changes your opinion of him... (he goes into dark territory here.. only kidding!).

In this episode, we're talking about elitism in running and whether some competitions need to be more elitist to actually mean anything.

(Oh, and the Jody joining a running club saga continues to rumble on...)

Here's some of the japery you can expect:

  • Jody rolls out a new load of excuses and reveals the pitiful amount of running he’s done and cleverly tries to shift the blame for his lethargy by accusing David of being a poor motivator.
  • Jody rolls out a new load of excuses and reveals the pitiful amount of running he’s done and cleverly tries to shift the blame for his lethargy by accusing David of being a poor motivator.

  • Jody does a minimal amount of running and explains why he hasn’t been able to handle “the hilliest Parkrun in Sussex”.

  • David recounts his first race for ages and inadvertently qualifies for the World Championships

  • David explains why he’s not 100% convinced that’s he’s the best of the best of the best and why he won’t be going to the World Championships

  • Jody and David are rude about Ohio… for no real reason.

  • David tells a story about a friend who is inexplicably annoyed about a guy who invented a racket sport (the name of which David can’t remember) and has his own World Championships in that racket sport.

  • David asks the question - are the OCR World Championships elitist enough? (And alienates half the audience…)

  • Jody gets his Woody Allen mixed up with his Groucho Marx

  • 19:21 The point at which David loses friends and immediately offends Jody

  • Jody challenges David on the point of OCR and questions him on Tough Mudder

  • David uses the word ‘Strava’ again.

  • David goes all Socialist railing against Capitalist race organisers… but finally admits to being a dick.

  • David imagines tearing up the nightlife of Ohio and reiterates he really doesn’t like show-offs

  • Jody tells a story about testicles and running the Brighton Marathon

  • The guys set a challenge to the listeners… and continue to say the word ‘balls’ repeatedly

  • Why Jody is positively encouraging hate mail as a result of this episode and why Bad Boy Running is most definitely trans-gender... or something like that.

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Oct 28, 2015

Why do you race? That’s the question Jody and David are tackling this episode as they veer into banging on about whatever it is that helps them run.

WARNING! This episode contains some actual information about running… please don’t hold it against them.

Here’s some of the delightful highlights:

  • Jody talks about completing his 30 day bodyweight challenge… and lets slip a revealing admission about his mum and karate
  • David talks about his ankle…. again and makes the strangest comparison between running and playing the violin
  • An inspirational message to all the non-runners who’ve persisted in listening to Bad Boy Running thus far
  • David thinks about getting an Iron Man tattoo and explains how he earned/scammed a rare Tough Mudder headband
  • The duo question the point of race t-shirts and badly explain Comrades Marathon
  • Why MDS 1st Brit Danny Kendal is better at dancing and writing theme tunes than David (probably)
  • At some point it gets quite philosophical and some actual advice is shared around the 25 minute mark - just skip this if it feels out of keeping with previous content

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Oct 15, 2015

Here it is. The second part of our bonus episodes where we talk about David's (or Hellard's) experience on BBC Two's Special Forces Ultimate Hell Week.

Here's the highlights:

  • David reveals how he is now the No.1 hated person in the Philippines and why he’s worried for his safety
  • Jody gives David an honest appraisal of how well he came across on the show…
  • David gets excited remembering kicking the sh*t out of someone in the fighting challenge
  • David and Jody remember Big Brother’s Nasty Nick
  • David explains his choice of Ronan Keating as the Navy SEALS tune
  • The guys talk Timmy Mallet while David reveals a sinister tale involving Michaela Strachan
  • Why marching is hard for small people, according to David
  • How David will NEVER be able to escape his poor press up legacy
  • David says ‘smashing it’ a ridiculous number of times in a short space of time
  • Hellard reveals his hidden strategy to drink his way into hospital as a finale
  • Jody reveals his own beastings at the hands of his Olympic-training Filipino ex-girlfriend
  • David’s uncensored opinion on “elite sportsman” Freddie Flintoff and reveals who he thinks was the hardest Special Forces guy
  • David makes the claim that he thought “it was going to be harder” and explains his fury after leaving and the aftermath
  • How David managed to turn the Filipino national against him and reads out some mean comments about him
  • David apologises to the listeners for his ranting but admits it’s been therapeutic

Now that you've listened, join the conversation!

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Oct 8, 2015

It’s already Episode 5 and in this episode we’re pondering the question of the worst things you can do before running a marathon.

Some of the things we talk about include:

  • The many reasons why Jody STILL hasn’t joined a running club
  • What the point of those terrible clickbait running listicle features are
  • A list of the worst things you can possibly do before trying to run a marathon (our suggestions are quite frankly ludicrous…)
  • Why David claims to be the slowest person to have run a 2.45 marathon… (or at least explains what the hell he’s talking about when he makes such a claim)
  • Jody getting annoyed at David’s constant mentions of beetroot and demanding an explanation

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Sep 28, 2015

We're not exaggerating by claiming this is a classic episode. We say that about every episode... but this one is a bit of a bonus as Jody and David talk about David's entry into BBC Two's Special Forces Hell Week series.

For some reason, some unsavoury characters also pop up in conversation.

Here's what went wrong:

00:44 Why Jody’s wife is suspicious of his reasons for recording this podcast and David makes a damaging faux pas about Jody's wife

03:06 Mo Farah leaves a review for the Bad Boy Running Podcast and Jody & David plan to ‘help’ UK Athletics with a generous offer

04:50 Jody drops the C-bomb and rants about middle class accountants

06:50 Jody admits to having played in a netball team at school

08:51 David’s trick to sounding like you’re great at a sport

11:33 David reveals his Special Forces Hell Week involvement

16:28 David explains how he researched Special Forces… on Youtube and reveals his training regime

25:50 Why endurance was the best prep for the show

26:17 David makes a damaging admission about how he likes to train… in the showers

29:43 Jody’s talks about his experience training with the Royal Marines… and the shock in store when everyone walked into the mess hall

32:01 The “hidden” final Royal Marine Commandos test

33:40 Jody wants to know about the fun facts which were used to preview David’s Mudstacle profile

35:28 David explains how he was involved in the biggest pub crawl of all time and was also the fastest fairy and how he beat Mo Farah TWICE

37:29 How David taught Howard Marks to play poker

38:16 Jody gets a bit confused and mistakes Howard Marks for an Nineties pop crooner

39:14 David explains how he played a young Harold Shipman on TV and played a character called The Urinator… WTF?!

42:37 David explains his love for Justin Lee Collins and how he made his showreel…

44:11 How David famously led the London Marathon… for the first 400 metres at least

47:20 Why we want Richard Marx’s phone number… free poker lessons!

49:37 Why we don't actually want reviews… we want money. Lots of it. Send us money…

50:45 Jody and David list all the free stuff they’d like to be sent and inadvertently discover their niche

52:16 Why you SHOULDN’T give us free places at the Edinburgh Marathon

Sep 26, 2015

Episode 4

01:07 David liberally dishes out his plentyoffish.com nickname for any interested ladies

01:58 David ponders the similarities between Jody and Graham Norton

04:01 David makes the outlandish claims he’s strained his ankle in his sleep

05:35 Jody’s pressured into filming a viral video to promote the podcast

07:33 What makes a great race, not a good race, a GREAT race

11:22 The guys extol the virtues of London Marathon and why you should make it your first marathon

14:03 David ruins his chances of ever being a London pacer again with a damaging admission

15:19 Why David’s favourite race is one you’ve probably never heard of

17:03 Why you need to beware of Dutch men in coaches

18:59 Why great

21:32 David explains why you should never do a great race two years in a row

25:20 Why you shouldn’t dress as a member of the Ku Klux Klan on a race

28:41 David reveals the best race you can’t enter with an eye-watering £8,000 entry free and Jody gets really confused at his explanation of what happens during the race… (and you will too)

35:01 David unashamedly plugs one of his running products

38:11 Jody and David use the word ‘unbelievable’ a few too many times

38:38 Jody’s put off the running club experience. Again.

40:15 Why we’ll only interview AWESOME people - let us know the subjects you want us to talk about at letters@badboyrunning.com

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