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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. 

Jun 7, 2019

BBR travels halfway around the world in this episode to discover more about the Hong Kong trail running scene.

Jody and David speak to John Ellis, the Aussie-born Hong Kong-based trail running legend who somehow manages to juggle his desk job with hitting what are some pretty horrific/wonderful trails Hong Kong has to offer AND running his own sports brand Gone Running.

In this episode, we discover:

  • How John manages to handle running so many races on back-to-back weekends and win
  • The lowdown on why Hong Kong is such a challenging but
  • Exactly what it means to run the infamous 9 Dragons race
  • The hilarious transitions between stage of the equally infamous Four Trails race (taxi anyone?)
  • His terrible/excellent nutrition plan for staying top of his game
  • How he uses strength work to stay injury-free and get an edge on his competition
  • What he believes are the best races Hong Kong and the surrounding areas have to offer


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