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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 14, 2018

In this episode of Bad Boy Running, Jody and David speak with Welsh ultrarunner and adventurer Huw Jack Brassington about his many race experiences, including The Ultra Gobi and Welsh ultra The Dragon's Back race. Huw completed Special Forces Hell Week and is also a former Team GB Triathlete (sshhh).

Huw has been the subject of a film on his Dragon's Back experience (you can watch it on iPlayer if still available (

Huw's a funny guy and he brings his personality to the BBR podcast in the best way. In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why you should only use triathlons and Ironman events as training runs for proper races
  • Exactly what is involved in The Dragon's Back Race
  • How NOT to prepare for a major multi-day event
  • Getting his own film of the Dragon's Back experience  

PLUS watch out for a bonus episode, recorded with David with even more from Huw (i.e. everything he forgot to talk about on the episode first time :))

Before speaking to Huw, David talks about Red Bull Quick Sand where one Do-Badder podiums (plus a great Netflix recommendation)

The Silk Cut is at 40 minutes.

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