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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. 

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!

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

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

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

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.

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

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