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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. 

Mar 17, 2016

Part 1 of the Charity episode, all about the things we do raise cash for good (and not so good) causes.

In this episode, the chaps talk charity and David specifically discusses his latest challenge to raise money for Street Child... running the Under Round and trying to beat the record for the fastest time.

Jody admits to no running, no records and no money raised for anything.

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Or find us on twitter @UltrarunnerJody and @DavidHellard using #badboyrunning

 

Mar 6, 2016

The episode continues with more chat and feedback from Bad Boy Running listeners...

... plus there's some actual running talk (buried at around the 37 minute mark, we believe).

Here's the order of service:

  • The chaps talk new kinds of races… and it takes an odd turn
  • Jody and David try to work out the heaviest person in the world
  • They guys decide a new Bad Boy challenge that involves putting ON weight
  • The boys compare images of the fattest people in Britain and then present a new challenge to BBR listeners
  • … and then some bad maths
  • Another call out for sponsors (and this is a real half-hearted attempt)
  • The attention turns to the Color Obstacle Rush UK
  • A discussion of the anger about BBR’s lack of awards nominations
  • Why Tyson Fury would LOVE Edinburgh Marathon
  • Some seriously good Bad Boy performances are revealed… and why David and Jody’s advice WORKS
  • Jody reveals that David has a stalker
  • David argues he doesn’t have serious job titles… and reveals how he manages to spend his time
  • David inadvertently reveals the nickname of his ex-girlfriend… and gets all cryptic (answers on a postcard please) as he goes off on a story about he met her
  • One listener’s attempts at match making with David… and David reveals he’s off the market (allegedly)
  • David reveals his worries about jinxing the relationship by mentioning her in the podcast… oh.
  • The guys reveal what they do on Valentine’s Day… (not with each other, of course)
  • Officially the WORST segue EVER
  • Letters from international Bad Boy Running listeners
  • A call out to US runners as Jody and David make an unashamed play to win over the US running market
  • David tries another Pato Banton impression…
  • A reader question about pacing leaves the guys confused about a race’s pacing strategy… and then fail to work it out
  • A warning about pacers… and why you shouldn’t always trust them (and a clearly made-up stat from David)
  • How to seriously p*** off a Park Run
  • The rise of BBR’s resident veterinary expert
  • A call out for technical experts to edit Bad Boy Running

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Feb 28, 2016

After running his first ultra, David regales us with his story while the chaps discuss what’s been going on with the Do-Badders and reveal some more races

Here’s what was up for discussion:

  • Jody reveals his dirty drinking truth, his lack of drinking and blows the whistle on his mum’s pregnancy diet of vice
  • David professes his love for Drew Barrymore and the duo discuss the sex of ET
  • After his first ultra, David gives the low down on his experience
  • The talk turns to Pato Banton (again) and the attempt to sign him for a big race start
  • Beer Lovers Marathon is given ANOTHER mention and the guys have the SAME conversation AGAIN
  • David shouts out about a properly badass Do-Badder (listen in and check her out)
  • BOOM! Bad Boy Running Podcast gets a mention in a national running magazine!
  • David is disappointed he can’t get to more trail runs on the tube and reveals his race start blindness
  • The lads struggle with the question of whether you get water stops on a 10k… and how much wine you can consume on it
  • A perfect demonstration of why web browsing makes the worst podcast episode
  • Jody explains his idea for his “Race For Leffe” beer run
  • Jody spots a Do-Badder on Ninja Warrior UK
  • David talks Nevermind The Buzzcocks, returning to Special Forces Hell Week and the psychology of people who apply for Bargain Hunt

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Feb 19, 2016

We're talking ultramarathon running as David attempts his first (even with his 'broken' ankle). 

Here's what's up for discussion: 

  • BBR ponders a possible all-French episode (pour un moment)
  • The guys reveal the first ever race to receive the Bad Boy Seal of Approval (hint: it's not Edinburgh)
  • Why Jody hates half marathons
  • David reveals his 80s action hero upbringing and explains his alter-ego movie star heritage
  • Jody explains why fitness writers events are very different from other writers' events
  • Some serious discussion about threshold running and getting it right
  • David signs up to run his first proper ultra and wants some advice
  • Jody reveals his theory of distance and why running a 'short' ultra and running a marathon are the same (kind of)
  • Why David's choice is a BAD first ultra...
  • The big 'what kit to take' debate (and another dig at Edinburgh Marathon)
  • The No.1 reason to run an ultra (according to Jody)
  • The unbearable boredom of running 24 hour ultra races on a running track
  • The guys explain how much sponsorship has been offered to the podcast
  • Jody explains he's as old as David now
  • And much more...

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Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

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Feb 10, 2016

The second of the two-parter with Mudstacle's Pete Rees.

In the second half of the episode the gang discuss:

  • What the hardest obstacle race is in the UK
  • How to judge how tough a course is if you're a newbie when the name tells you NOTHING about it
  • How to prepare for an obstacle course race (no, it's not drinking more...)
  • Why neoprene is the future of OCR fashion
  • The REAL story behind Pete's red shorts (it's funny)
  • Pete and Jody revisit David's exit from Special Forces Hell Week... and why Pete was partly responsible for David's current hatred by the entire Filipino population
  • And much more

If you've not listened to Part 1, go back and listen to that first.

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Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

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Feb 5, 2016

It's the episode all you OCR lovers have been waiting for...

The first of the two-parter with Mudstacle's Pete Rees.

In this episode the gang discuss:

  • What makes OCR so popular
  • The real reason why David didn't go to the OCR World Champs
  • The shady politics of obstacle course race leagues (Pete nearly cries)
  • The BEST and WORST races for OCR newbies (Jody realises he's been tricked)
  • And much more

And when you've done here, make sure you listen to Pt2...

Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

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Or find us on twitter @UltrarunnerJody and @DavidHellard using #badboyrunning

Feb 4, 2016

And, at last, it ends....

The final day of the 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas.

We're talking abuse received while running.

And it seems to have happened a lot.

To Jody.

But we want to know what heckling you've received.

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

 

Feb 3, 2016

Yes, it's no longer Christmas. Or 2015. Or even January...

... but it's here. At last.

For the eleventh day, we talk running music and what gets you moving.

And then it descends into farce...

... culminating in possibly the worst attempt at reggae ever recorded.

Worth listening if only to hear that.

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Jan 14, 2016

It's another BIG one!

In this episode Jody and David discuss international marathons, talking about the challenges of running Afghanistan and Sierra Leone. Among the japery discussed is:

  • Jody explains how he alienated the hotel staff in Sierra Leone (and how they got payback)

  • David reveals how to stop a shark in its tracks… and the rules on stuffing animals

  • David gets a subtle inkling there may have been some cheating on the Afghanistan marathon

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Jan 14, 2016

It's another BIG one!

In this episode Jody and David discuss international marathons, talking about the challenges of running Afghanistan and Sierra Leone. Among the japery discussed is:

  • David drops a bombshell that shocks the podcast to its core
  • Why David gets taken back to his choirboy roots
  • Jody fears for his privacy thanks to his wife’s excellent snooping skills
  • Jody and David fantasize about Steph fighting a bear
  • David tells the tale of arriving in Afghanistan (frightening!)
  • Jody and David compare the airports of Sierra Leone and Afghanistan

Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

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Dec 31, 2015

"I didn't expect THAT!"

Today's episode focuses on that wonderful moment we all run our first race. Yes, the newbie race experience and all those things about it no-one ever told you.

Please note, in this episode we discuss the Running Awards... which are now out of date as Bad Boy Running wasn't put into the final (we're going with a conspiracy theory).

SO, PLEASE DON'T TRY TO VOTE - IT WON'T WORK!

Anyway, it's been left in almost as a historical artefact, a memory of what might have been.

In this episode:

  • The chaps discuss children’s TV presenters (no, not 1970s ones...)
  • Jody explains the concerns he has about the running club
  • David reveals another enemy of his who is trying to overcharge him for his running club
  • Jody is shocked by the lack of activity on David’s Plenty of Fish profile
  • The duo can’t believe how over-exposed the comedian Catherine Ryan is…
  • David explains how he’s his sponsors’ little bitch (and how they were adamant he entered a race where he got his arse kicked)
  • Why David’s sponsors LOVE watching him getting his arse kicked
  • Announcing the global search for a solution to David’s ankle
  • David announces he’s running the Afghanistan Marathon and reveals he know NOTHING about what’s going to happen
  • David lets listeners know what he looks for in a night out (not safe listening)
  • Jody belatedly explains Bad Boy Running’s intentions to win the Running Awards… and David comes up with a plan which involves us dressing up
  • [PLEASE DON’T VOTE - NOMINATIONS HAVE CLOSED]
  • David and Jody FINALLY get round to talking about the subject
  • A reader asks a brilliant question
  • Why you should NEVER shout out David’s name in a race
  • Jody discusses the Nipple Situation and the scourge of bad race photos
  • David explains how he felt sea sick running Berlin and his newbie strategy for dropping out of races so he wouldn’t have to carry on
  • Jody explains why he turns into Gollum on a long race
  • What are your first race experiences and war stories? What went hideously wrong? What didn’t you expect? Let us know via letters@badboyrunning.com or join the discussion on the Facebook group - details below.

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

Dec 28, 2015

For Christmas, Jody and David sing out their 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas... and it's very different from the original.

Thank God, it's nearly over... but first an attempt at some actual running advice.

On the 10th day of Christmas, Jody and David share some tips to running and preparing for a 10k.

Are you a 10k expert? Then join the conversation!

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Dec 27, 2015

For Christmas, Jody and David sing out their 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas... and it's very different from the original.

It's Day 9 of the #12DaysofBadBoyXmas and Jody and David ponder if it is EVER acceptable to wear Lycra when running.

Also featured... pub quizzes and a rant about cyclists (again).

 

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Dec 26, 2015

For Christmas, Jody and David sing out their 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas... and it's very different from the original.

It's Day 8 and we turn our attention to bloody nipples... and discover Jody's strategies for preventing the dreaded chafe (it's extreme)

Plus we plug the Bad Boy Running pubcrawl on Monday 28th December 7pm, Crown & Two Chairman, Soho. See ya!

Join the conversation!

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Dec 25, 2015

For Christmas, Jody and David sing out their 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas... and it's very different from the original.

 

Day 7 and we're talking running pain!

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Dec 25, 2015

For Christmas, Jody and David sing out their 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas... and it's very different from the original.

 

Day 7 and we're talking running pain!

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Dec 24, 2015

Warning! If you've not listened to another Bad Boy Running Podcast before, probably best not to start with this one... everything in this relates to other episodes.

Wondered what had happened to all those challenges Jody and David set in the earlier episodes?

No?

Oh, well... you're going to hate the second part of this episode then as we catch-up on everything they've been up to, including:

  • David gives an update on his Kenyan friend Boaz, who despite talking with him is still not convinced he’s a real person
  • David reveals exactly what he’s done to get Jody into the ultramarathon theatre film… mainly consisting of lying about Jody’s acting credentials
  • In a question from a listener, when is it acceptable to return the runner’s nod and how do you do it without looking dodgy?
  • We re-open the DNF debate… and listeners give their feedback
  • David realises his ‘humble’ approach may have made him more enemies
  • Jody suggests using the Mourinho approach to winning races and not “looking like a cock”
  • The guys veer into talking about the Marathon des Sables (again) and somehow end up attacking IronMan competitors (again)
  • A general call out for more stupid challenges and feedback in the Facebook group

Now that you've listened, join the conversation!

Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

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Dec 24, 2015

Warning! If you've not listened to another Bad Boy Running Podcast before, probably best not to start with this one... everything in this relates to other episodes.

Wondered what had happened to all those challenges Jody and David set in the earlier episodes?

No?

Oh, well... you're going to hate this episode then as we catch-up on everything they've been up to, including:

David reveals two (completely irrelevant to running) dating stories which reveal too much about David

The first Bad Boy of the Month awards is handed out to an absolute star of a story

Jody and David react to their first ever one star review (shocking purely because it took so long)

Jody and David then react to NOT making the finals of The Running Awards and call on Anonymous to help them

Oddly, the conversation veers onto Jimmy Savile and who would play Jody and David in a movie about themselves...

... then the chaps discuss the first EVER Bad Boy Running Pubcrawl on Monday 28 January 2015.

And the accompanying Virtual Run (no SERIOUSLY!)

Then the episode breaks... for Part II

Now that you've listened, join the conversation!

Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

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Or find us on twitter @UltrarunnerJody and @DavidHellard using #badboyrunning

 

Dec 24, 2015

For Christmas, Jody and David sing out their 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas... and it's very different from the original.

Bad news.... #12DaysofBadBoyXmas has ONLY JUST HIT HALFWAY!

(Honestly, Jody and David pushing through to the end...)

On Day 6, Jody and David discuss great places to do your training runs.

And David comes up with one of the strangest places to do a tempo run.

Yes, really odd.

Join the conversation!

Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

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Dec 23, 2015

For Christmas, Jody and David sing out their 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas... and it's very different from the original.

Running fads come and go (a bit like flash-in-the-pan podcasts...) and so on Day 5, Jody and David turn their sights upon more soft targets.

Virtual runs, The Color Run, superfoods and Paleo are just some of the targets for the lads' cutting wit and wisdom (or is that just snarky sarcasm?)

Warning... it's a bit ranty.

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Dec 22, 2015

For Christmas, Jody and David sing out their 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas... and it's very different from the original.

 

What's the best obstacle course race for someone who's NEVER run an obstacle course race?

According to the Do-Badders, it turns out it's also one of the HARDEST - Winter Nuts.

David explains to Jody the enormity of the task that faces him IF he decides to run four laps.

Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

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Dec 21, 2015

For Christmas, Jody and David sing out their 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas... and it's very different from the original.

 

There's no let up in the disgusting subjects and today's is about how to spit when running.

Caution advised....

... it's a full-on gob and snotfest that you'll only find funny if you're a toddler or a Do-Badder.

If Jody and David have ANY listeners left after this, they'll be lucky....

Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

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Dec 20, 2015

For Christmas, Jody and David sing out their 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas... and it's very different from the original.

Today, Jody and David hit the bottom... literally.

We're onto Day 2 and the subject no running podcast or running magazine dare speak about... the No.2 question - Jody and David discuss when, where and how on this most lavatorial of questions...

... and why you should never go inside a French portaloo.

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Dec 19, 2015

For Christmas, Jody and David sing out their 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas... and it's very different from the original.

They're kicking off on Day 1 with their favourite race (to complain about) - the one and only Edinburgh Marathon.

Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

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Dec 9, 2015

Here’s Part II of the Race Preparation episode.

(To be honest, we could have squeezed it all into one much-shorter episode if we didn’t keep going off on tangents… but then that’s exactly what OTHER running podcasts would do, isn’t it?)

In the second half we discover:

  • Why you STILL shouldn’t have broccoli in the morning before the race
  • David reveals his three-stop toilet strategy…. and the one tablet you need to take before your race
  • The hydration technique that ensures you don’t need to keep weeing during the race
  • David says expresso, not espresso…. expresso
  • David’s counterintuitive anti-superstitious approach to race preparation
  • Jody and David officially do the WORST Arnie accents
  • David admits to talking to himself… and talking to himself like a proper twat
  • The Ultimate Playlist idea to raise money and have the best music playlist of all time for your race
  • Jody’s super-cold compression tights nightmare
  • An interesting drinking game that involves pants… not best played with David
  • The stretching question. Not answered.
  • David shows off his Classics knowledge and fails
  • Jody suggests a new challenge for David and tries to rope the listeners in
  • Jody and David talk about The Running Awards and their experience last year
  • David scuppers his chances writing for any major running blogs by slating most of them

Now that you've listened, join the conversation!

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