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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. 

May 3, 2019

Rickey Gates has done some pretty interesting runs in his time - in fact, he's something of a pioneer when it comes to inventing new challenges for himself that inevitably leads to others following.

In this episode, David and Jody speak with Rickey about his most recent challenge - running every single street in San Francisco, not an easy feat considering the hills the city is known for.

  • The reason Rickey moved away from his beloved trails to take on the most urban of urban running challenges "Every Single Street"
  • Why distance isn’t the only challenge when running San Fran (listen out for the elevation!)
  • How he planned and plotted his route through the city
  • Rickey reveals his “dark alleyway” policy when running through the city
  • What really most surprised Rickey about San Francisco running
  • How others are now taking on the Every Single Street challenge
  • Why he started the FKT Project
  • Rickey's insightful view on the reason behind the rise of FKTs

David also ponders the possibility of using one of Rickey's famous running adventures as his and Claire's honeymoon...


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