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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. 

Oct 10, 2016

Last weekend Producer Eddie finished his first marathon.

In a previous episode the guys gave advice so in this follow up we find out what went wrong and what went right, and how much of that was due to Jody and David's hints and tips. Jody also has a surprise in store for everyone... and an old problem of David's returns to annoy him. 

If you have any first marathon questions or comments to make about anything said in this Podcast then join the Facebook group - simply search Bad Boy Running Podcast on Facebook and then we'll accept you into the group. 

Or you could always follow us on Twitter @BadBoyRunning1 or Jody @UltrarunnerJody or David on @DavidHellard.

Finally, don't forget to SUBSCRIBE if you want this to be downloaded straight onto your phone every week!

Oct 4, 2016

Today, the guys list the Do-Badders best inspirational running quotes.

And they discuss how to schedule races and their own personal calendars. If you're struggling for inspiration or need to know how to arrange the races you've already highlighted then look no further.

If you want to do a marathon next year, we've got the only one you need. If you want to do an OCR then look no further. In this podcast, plans are confirmed, some are instigated, and others are suggested. David lists his crazy life-threatening fundraising ideas whilst Jody contemplates who he could audition as a replacement presenter. 

If you have any of your own race suggestions you'd like a Do-Badder presence then get on the Facebook Group! Simply search Bad Boy Running Podcast on Facebook and we'll accept you into the group.

For Twitter follow Jody @UltrarunnerJody, David @DavidHellard, or the joint account of @BadBoyRunning1.

Lastly, don't forget to SUBSCRIBE if you want to the podcast delivered to you as soon as it's available...

 

Sep 28, 2016

If you're a member of the Facebook group you'll know that the Do-Badder community has plenty say. Jody and David scan through the group to update you on all the latest happenings in the Do-Badder world. 

Jody goes the extra mile with some big Winter Nuts news and David does some in-depth research specifically for the Do-Badders, based on our favourite running cheat.

If you want to get involved in the conversation, join the Facebook group, simply search on Facebook for the Bad Boy Running Podcast, request to join and we''ll accept you from there.

Alternatively you can email letters@badboyrunning.com if you wish to send anything into the show.

As for Twitter, Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and David is @DavidHellard whilst the joint account is @BadBoyRunning1 so feel free to follow any of us and use the hashtags #BadBoyRunning, #BBR, #BBRPodcast or simply #FYB to get involved!

Lastly, don't forget to SUBSCRIBE if you want the podcast to be automatically downloaded onto your device!

Sep 19, 2016

Today's podcast is filled with stories from epic ultrarunner Susie Chan!

She tells us plenty of running stories involving jungles, deserts, long long times and long long distances. Susie also gives us an insight into her running goals and races over the next few months.

Unfortunately, nobody briefed Susie before the interview so she's caught a little off guard by David asking if she would ever 'run with a Camel-Tow' but thankfully, all is explained. 

Join the conversation on Facebook! This is an absolute must. Simply search Bad Boy Running Podcast Group on Facebook and there you can request to join the group. Alternatively you can follow us on Twitter - Jody is @UltrarunnerJody , David is @DavidHellard and the collective group is @BadBoyRunning1. You can also e-mail us on letters@badboyrunning.com

Finally please SUBSCRIBE if you want the podcast delivered straight to your inbox when it arrives!

Aug 16, 2016

The guys talk about a charity competition which David needs your support to win for Street Child! All is explained in the podcast and the link is here: http://www.mountainwarehouse.com/competitions/charity/entries/marathon-des-sables-afghanistan--friends-e3217/ 

Jody also spills on some big news, they discuss the Olympics and then Jody talks about his problem with a very specific demographic of cyclists. 

Producer Eddie makes an audio appearance to ask the guys some serious advice on Marathon running. They talk times, gels, compression shorts, and kit, all in a bid to prepare Eddie for his first Marathon. 

If you have any advice to add then be sure to mention it on the Facebook Group, simply type in Bad Boy Running Podcast into the search bar and request to join the group, also you can email letters@badboyrunning.com or follow us on Twitter. David is @davidhellard Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and the collective handle is @badboyrunning1

Finally, don't forget to SUBSCRIBE if you enjoyed the episode and you want it delivered directly to your device every week!

Aug 10, 2016

The Beer Mile has been in many a publication this week, but now it's time to hear the opinion of the beer-running specialists. They talk world records, beer drinking technique and (other people) being sick.

Next is an event review from both a (gold medal) participant and the Race Director! The Beerathon is picked apart in detail as Jody and David relive the japery.

Due to this weeks COMPETITION some information that will come in extremely useful is: 1) How to join the Facebook - search Bad Boy Running Podcast on Facebook. Be accepted by the admins. Contribute.

2) the email address is letter@badboyrunning.com

The above information is very important if you want to enter the competition being collaboratively run by For Goodness Shakes and the Bad Boy Running Podcast. Listen in for information on how to enter that. 

Also! Follow us on twitter - David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and the collective handle is @badboyrunning1 and of course lastly don't forget to SUBSCRIBE if you want the Podcast delivered to you weekly!

Aug 2, 2016

Hello Do-Badders! 

On today's Podcast Jody and David will open in a way which sounds on topic and then veer wildly, wildly off course for the first part discussing some very important questions.

Let's just say if you want to know what 'Peeping Mo' is a new slang term for then the intro to this Podcast will be exceptionally important to you.

The discussion then falls quickly onto David's Beerathon where they tease potential new additions before falling back on topic with David's Man vs Lake's course review. 

How to deal with downhill sections of a course provides an unusually useful element to this podcast until they stumble upon some more Strava segment revelations, urging Do-Badders to do the same.

Also in this Podcast they respond to a letter! Sent to letters@badboyrunning.com 

You can also follow us on Twitter, David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and use the hashtag #badboyrunning.

Joining the Facebook group couldn't be easier - simply search Bad Boy Running Podcast on Facebook, apply to join and Jody will add you.

Lastly, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE if you would like to be notified when the next Podcast is available!

Jul 27, 2016

Hello Do-Badders!

Today Jody and David are joined by Robbie Britton, the UK's top 24 hour racer and decorated ultrarunner (yes, that's right, even more decorated than Jody AND David).

In this podcast they talk a little bit about Robbie's achievements, but they also ask his opinion on whether cheating is ever acceptable. 

Also keep your ears peeled for the story that David tells about a recent training experience in another country.

It's.. well.. let's just say it's one to listen out for.

If you want to join the conversation then be sure to get on the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook Group! Simply search for it on Facebook and then the admins will accept the request.

Similarly you can e-mail letters@badboyrunning.com with any points for discussion or you can follow us on Twitter, David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and use the hashtag #badboyrunning or follow the joint account @BadBoyRunning1

Lastly, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE if you would like to be notified when the next Podcast is available!

Jul 7, 2016

Hello Do-Badders!

In this week's episode we catch up with the guys and what they've been up to. 

There's lots of discussion about Doug the Beard which mainly focuses on his Beard but does sometimes stray onto his offer of a race for Jody. 

A majority of this episode centres around David giving Jody advice for Jody's first Obstacle Course race. That obstacle course race is unlikely to be a Tough Mudder or Spartan but it could be anything from a Dirty Dozen to Judgement Day to Survival of the Fittest to Wolf Run to a Nuts Challenge. Maybe. Could be anything. 

Anyway, after giving some genuinely useful advice the guys turn their attention to apologies for factual errors and apologies for past Strava accidental racism which David has since effectively rebranded to an incredible name.

Once you're done listening join the discussion on the Facebook Group! Simply search Bad Boy Running Podcast and click join and we'll add you from there. Or alternatively you could email any points for discussion or questions to letters@badboyrunning.com

Lastly you can find us on twitter @badboyrunning1 or individually - Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and David is @davidhellard 

Thanks for listening and be sure to SUBSCRIBE if you want the next episode delivered straight to your inbox!

Jun 30, 2016

Hello Do-Badders!


Today Jody and David discuss everything that has been going on on the Facebook Group and also branch out into other news articles they've picked up over the last couple of weeks. 

In this Episode Jody tells us that, much to David's surprise, he has been making overtures with Pato's agents.

We hear from Jody's wife, Libby, about her recent running adventures.

There's news of a free entry for a Do-Badder place for the Red Bull Steeple Chase!

Simply join the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook Group and suggest what you would do at the event which would make your race spectacularly Bad Boy. 

 We give our respect to Andy Parry and Russell Banks for their incredible alcohol-related running performances. 

David updates us on runners who may or may not have cheated. 

If you want to join the conversation simply search for the Bad Boy Running Facebook Group and add your Stretchual Healing submissions. 

Or join the conversation on Twitter! Tweet us @BadBoyRunning1, or specifically tweet David @DavidHellard, or specifically tweet Jody @UltraRunnerJody

Similarly you can e-mail letters@badboyrunning.com with any points for discussion.

Lastly do not forget to SUBSCRIBE and, if you're feeling particularly generous, DONATE via the link on the Facebook Page. 

Jun 22, 2016

Welcome back Do-badders! This week’s episode is an array of things but the main point for discussion will be the Beer Lovers' Marathon. 

The guys start by calling for ideas for an innovative new theme song. Things then move on to talk of a t-shirt update, a request for race calendar suggestions, and David's rather short list of 'sponsors'.

The rest of the Podcast obviously includes vivid descriptions of the Beer Lovers' Marathon highlights such as David's unusually slow race time and over-indulgence (if there is such a thing) of Belgian's finest brews. 

Once you're done listening, join the conversation in the Facebook group! Simply search Bad Boy Running on Facebook, click join, and we'll add you in! 

Similarly you can e-mail letters@badboyrunning.com with any points for discussion or you can follow us on Twitter, David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and we are now @BadBoyRunning1

 

Lastly, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE if you would like to be notified when the next Podcast is available!

Jun 7, 2016

In today's Podcast the Bad Boy Runners talk about the London Marathon and The Running Awards with a large section of the podcast also being dedicated to neither of those things. Subjects you can expect to hear about are:

  • The London Marathon and several controversies surrounding it. 
  • Why falling during races is clearly something only winners do.
  • David's bold new idea for a publication which he requires the help of the Do-Badders for.
  • Book reviews and how the Do-Badders should fight pretentiousness in every environment they encounter. 
  • A new competition for the Bad Boy Running Facebook Group.
  • LIVE (ahem) Running Award coverage.
  • A journalist is named as an official Bad Boy Running Enemy.
  • The guys weigh in on the recent Parkrun pay debacle. 

Once you’re done listening, be sure to join the conversation on the Bad Boy Running Facebook Group where you can upload your own book cover review!

Similarly you can e-mail letters@badboyrunning.com with any points for discussion or you can follow us on Twitter, David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and use the hashtag #badboyrunning.

 Lastly, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE if you would like to be notified when the next Podcast is available!

 

May 26, 2016

Today's episode is the third of three parts that covers the MdS. The Bad Boy Runners will talk about David's experience of day 5 and the Charity Day! They then move on to asking listener questions which are answered in the usual Bad Boy Running style.

If you want to join the conversation about the MdS or other topics that the Bad Boy Running Podcast covers, be sure to join the Facebook Group - simply search for Bad Boy Running on Facebook and then we'll add you to the group!

Similarly you can e-mail letters@badboyrunning.com with any points for discussion or you can follow us on Twitter - David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and use the hashtag #badboyrunning. Lastly, don't forget to SUBSCRIBE if you would like to be notified of when the next Podcast is available. 

May 12, 2016

Today’s episode is the second of three parts which covers the MdS the Bad Boy Runners talk about David's experiences on days 2, 3 and 4 and they discuss the coolest finish to a race ever.

If you want to join in the conversation about the MdS, then be sure to join the Facebook group - simply search Bad Boy Running podcast, send a request, and we'll add you to the group!

Similarly you can e-mail letters@badboyrunning.com with any points for discussion or you can follow us on Twitter, David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and use the hashtag #badboyrunning.

Lastly, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE if you would like to be notified when the next Podcast is available!

May 12, 2016

In today’s episode the Bad Boy Runners do something decidedly Un-Do-Baddery and discuss David's dominance of the entire MdS. We'll get an insight into how David overcame every sizeable obstacle the deserts threw at him, fighting every challenge, both mental and physical to become this year's First (*cough* British *cough*) Male Finisher.

This is Part 1 with Part 2 being available in the near future and Part 3 being available in a future slightly further away, but still quite near.

If you want to join the conversation about the MdS then be sure to join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group (simply search 'Bad Boy Running' on Facebook and we'll be on the list) 

Similarly you can e-mail letters@badboyrunning.com with any points for discussion or you can follow us on Twitter, David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and use the hashtag #badboyrunning.

 

Lastly, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE if you would like to be notified when the next Podcast is available!

May 4, 2016

Welcome Do-badders! This week’s episode is all about KIT! Well. Actually Jody and David do get rather sidetracked. So you could say most of it is about kit. Definitely over 40% anyway…

Coming up!

  • Buffs cause a division in opinion
  • Watches are seen as a must by David
  • Shorts are seen as optional by David
  • Gel packs are portrayed as both a hinderance and a help
  • David reveals how a Dry Robe is not only a great piece of running kit, but also an incredible social tool
  • Jody is reminded of his commitment to the 2017 Winter Nuts Challenge
  • David announces his new (but old) product - the Camel Tow

Once you’re done listening, be sure to join the conversation on the Bad Boy Running Facebook Group where hopefully you can help David completely restructure his business model! If you can't do that then definitely post about:

  1. Your key bits of kit
  2. Your most spectacular kit malfunctions
  3. Kit that you want and need
  4. Kit that doesn't exist

Similarly you can e-mail letters@badboyrunning.com with any points for discussion or you can follow us on Twitter, David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and use the hashtag #badboyrunning.

Lastly, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE if you would like to be notified when the next Podcast is available!

Apr 21, 2016

Welcome back Do-Badders!

This week’s episode is a general catch-up of everything going on in the Do-badding world! Coming up on this week’s regular podcast…

  • SPOILER ALERT Jody and David start by giving away the endings to some major films
  • A brief discussion of Jody’s time abroad which leads to a chat about McDonald’s integration policies in different countries and the popularity of Anchorman in San Diego.
  • David reveals he’s procured Bad Boy Running’s first ever (non-exclusive) discount!
  • T-shirts are talked about in depth alongside a reminder that Bad Boy of the Month gets a free tee - nominations for Bad Boy of the Month are encouraged.
  • Suggestions for how to further escalate the Filipino Saga are put forward and David launches into a MILF-defending tirade.
  • Various possibilities for a Bad Boy Running ‘anthem’ are submitted
  • Listener heckles are discussed in detail.
  • The complete ignorance of one Bad Boy leads to an analysis of his possible training methods and 5k times.
  • Updates on the Beer Lovers Marathon including the different beers, costume ideas, and a true display of Jody’s French accent.
  • RunnING World vs Raynsford & Hellard. Listen for details.
  • Another recap of the goings-on of the Facebook group sees Jody and David briefly move their sights away from Filipino Special Forces instructors to focus on Triathletes instead.
  • Conditions are set for a listener who wants to attempt a ‘triathlon’.

 

Once you’re done listening, be sure to join the conversation on the Bad Boy Running Facebook Group where hopefully you can help David find Claire Danes’ contact details or nominate somebody for Bad Boy of the Month. A link for t-shirts will also be available soon and if you have any ideas for the Running Awards which follow the same theme as David’s then be sure to post them on the group and get involved!

 

Similarly you can e-mail letters@badboyrunning.com with any points for discussion or you can follow us on Twitter, David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and use the hashtag #badboyrunning.

 

Lastly, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE if you would like to be notified when the next Podcast is available!

Apr 13, 2016

Finish or not to finish? That is the question.

Is this a finish line I see before me?

What finish line through yonder window breaks?

In the final episode of the MdS Specials, Jody and David discuss David’s feeling of elation and David makes a theatre based analogy that leaves Jody stunned.  

If you’re thinking about doing the MdS next year, a loved one is doing it this year, or indeed you just want to listen to some top quality running chat, this is the Podcast for you! If you haven't already listened to them then make sure you scroll back and listen to special episodes 1 through 5 for a fuller picture of the Marathon des Sables 

If you’ve done the MdS or want to in the future, then join the Bad Boy discussion on the Bad Boy Running Facebook Group or email letters@badboyrunning.com

Alternatively you can follow us on Twitter, David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and use the hashtag #badboyrunning.

Enjoy these special episodes and be sure to subscribe to the Podcast for the weekly episode too!

Apr 11, 2016

In the fifth of the special episodes Jody and David discuss the Long Day Strategy. Finish in one day but possibly burn out? Or finish in two but sacrifice that treasured rest day? I think we know which one David will be gunning for but the guys weigh up the pros and cons of both days amongst other things. 

If you’re thinking about doing the MdS next year, a loved one is doing it this year, or indeed you just want to listen to some top quality running chat, this is the Podcast for you! You’ll also want to subscribe so that you receive a notification for the new episodes in this series, The MdS Specials are not to be missed!

If you’ve done the MdS or want to in the future, then join the Bad Boy discussion on the Bad Boy Running Facebook Group or email letters@badboyrunning.com

Alternatively you can follow us on Twitter, David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and use the hashtag #badboyrunning.

Enjoy these special episodes and be sure to subscribe to the Podcast for the weekly episode too!

Apr 11, 2016

In the fourth of the special episodes Jody and David discuss what the third stage is all about. Does it fill you with dread that tomorrow is the long day? Or will it be David's final 'relaxing' run before the double day?

If you’re thinking about doing the MdS next year, a loved one is doing it this year, or indeed you just want to listen to some top quality running chat, this is the Podcast for you! You’ll also want to subscribe so that you receive a notification for the new episodes in this series, The MdS Specials are not to be missed!

If you’ve done the MdS or want to in the future, then join the Bad Boy discussion on the Bad Boy Running Facebook Group or email letters@badboyrunning.com

Alternatively you can follow us on Twitter, David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and use the hashtag #badboyrunning.

Enjoy these special episodes and be sure to subscribe to the Podcast for the weekly episode too!

Apr 11, 2016

In the third of the special episodes Jody and David discuss David's soundtrack choices and strategies for Stage 2.

If you’re thinking about doing the MdS next year, a loved one is doing it this year, or indeed you just want to listen to some top quality running chat, this is the Podcast for you! You’ll also want to subscribe so that you receive a notification for the new episodes in this series, The MdS Specials are not to be missed!

If you’ve done the MdS or want to in the future, then join the Bad Boy discussion on the Bad Boy Running Facebook Group or email letters@badboyrunning.com

Alternatively you can follow us on Twitter, David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and use the hashtag #badboyrunning.

Enjoy these special episodes and be sure to subscribe to the Podcast for the weekly episode too!

Apr 10, 2016

In the second of the special episodes Jody and David discuss how it would be a really really bad thing if the Dune stage was first. If you’re thinking about doing the MdS next year, a loved one is doing it this year, or indeed you just want to listen to some top quality running chat, this is the Podcast for you! You’ll also want to subscribe so that you receive a notification for the new episodes in this series, The MdS Specials are not to be missed!

If you’ve done the MdS or want to in the future, then join the Bad Boy discussion on the Bad Boy Running Facebook Group or email letters@badboyrunning.com

Alternatively you can follow us on Twitter, David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and use the hashtag #badboyrunning.

Enjoy these special episodes and be sure to subscribe to the Podcast for the weekly episode too!

Apr 10, 2016

In the first of the MdS Specials, Jody and David discuss Jody’s initial preparation experience encompassing the first few days of acclimatisation in the desert and the initial planning experiencing. If you’re thinking about doing the MdS next year, a loved one is doing it this year, or indeed you just want to listen to some top quality running chat, this is the episode for you! You’ll also want to subscribe so that you receive a notification for the new episodes in this series, The MdS Specials are not to be missed!

If you’ve done the MdS or want to in the future, then join the Bad Boy discussion on the Bad Boy Running Facebook Group or email letters@badboyrunning.com

Alternatively you can follow us on Twitter, David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and use the hashtag #badboyrunning.

Enjoy these special episodes and be sure to subscribe to the Podcast for the weekly episode too!

Apr 7, 2016

In today’s episode the Bad Boy Runners stray into a new realm of Podcasting by giving actual genuine advice for anyone thinking about doing the Marathon des Sables, and the usual off-topic asides for anyone who isn’t thinking about running it.

  • David begins by pitching other podcasts to Jody
  • A new member of the team is introduced
  • There’s more quality MILF banter to be had (amongst other things)
  • We learn why Jody’s hip has ruined his reputation in the eyes of his family
  • David talks us through why Caesar and Primavera Salads are going to be his go to fuel
  • Jody tries to pry David’s race number out of him so we can overwhelm him with anonymous abuse
  • They discuss some delightful toe nail stories (don’t listen whilst eating)
  • David pitches a new method for recovery for professional athletes (although don’t expect to see this at the next olympics)
  • Jody tells David exactly why his tent mates will finish the week hating him.
  • If you want to know what WWAPD stands for then you’ll want to listen to the end

Once you’re done listening, be sure to join the conversation on the Bad Boy Running Facebook Group where hopefully you can help David find Pato Banton’s contact details or nominate somebody for Bad Boy of the Month.

If you have any further MdS advice then be sure to post it in the group and get involved!

Similarly you can e-mail letters@badboyrunning.com with any points for discussion or you can follow us on Twitter, David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and use the hashtag #badboyrunning.

Lastly, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE if you would like to be notified when the next Podcast is available!

Mar 18, 2016

Part 2 of the charity episode and this one gets controversial.

The guys discuss all things charity related when it comes to running, including what to look for in a good charity, why charities are so picky when it comes to runners and the sinister side of what happens when you don't raise enough cash.

David explains his theory on the effect of celebrities on charity fundraising and the long-term damage of The Eddie Izzard Effect

Jody reveals exactly what makes a good charity and why he'll never run as a rhino

Hit SUBSCRIBE to the podcast so you don't miss any episodes coming up.

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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