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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 which are now out of date as Bad Boy Running wasn't put into the final (we're going with a conspiracy theory).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).

 

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 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!

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 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!

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.


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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!

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.


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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!

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

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!

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 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

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 #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.

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 #12daysofbadboyxmas

 

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....

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 #12daysofbadboyxmas

 

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.

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 #12daysofbadboyxmas

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

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 #12daysofbadboyxmas

 

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

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 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!

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 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!

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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