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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 (boys AND girls!) 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. 

Oct 2, 2015

We're not exaggerating by claiming this is a classic episode. We say that about every episode... but this one is a bit special with 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:

  • Why Jody’s wife is suspicious of his reasons for recording this podcast and David makes a damaging faux pas about Jody's wife
  • Mo Farah leaves a review for the Bad Boy Running Podcast and Jody & David plan to ‘help’ UK Athletics with a generous offer
  • Jody drops the C-bomb and rants about middle-class accountants
  • Jody admits to having played in a netball team at school
  • David’s trick to sounding like you’re great at a sport
  • David reveals his Special Forces Hell Week involvement
  • David explains how he researched Special Forces… on Youtube and reveals his training regime
  • Why endurance was the best prep for the show
  • David makes a damaging admission about how he likes to train… in the showers
  • Jody’s talks about his experience training with the Royal Marines… and the shock in store when everyone walked into the mess hall
  • The “hidden” final Royal Marine Commandos test
  • Jody wants to know about the fun facts which were used to preview David’s Mudstacle profile
  • 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
  • How David taught Howard Marks to play poker
  • Jody gets a bit confused and mistakes Howard Marks for a Nineties pop crooner
  • David explains how he played a young Harold Shipman on TV and played a character called The Urinator… WTF?!
  • David explains his love for Justin Lee Collins and how he made his showreel…
  • How David famously led the London Marathon… for the first 400 metres at least
  • Why we want Richard Marx’s phone number… free poker lessons!
  • Why we don't actually want reviews… we want money. Lots of it. Send us money…
  • Jody and David list all the free stuff they’d like to be sent and inadvertently discover their niche
  • Why you SHOULDN’T give us free places at the Edinburgh Marathon


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