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The amazing world of running you didn't know existed, from a marathon club in San Quentin State Penitentiary to racing 350 miles, unaided with only 8% vision, to setting up a girl's running club in Afghanistan, reprobates David Hellard & Jody Raynsford bring you the world's most interesting running stories, its most incredible runners, presented by some of its worst.

May 25, 2018

It's a cracker of an episode this week with Jody and David speaking to the legendary Thomas Blanc, OCR athlete, adventure runner and now quality manager for Spartan.

They specifically discuss Thomas's recent running of Survival Nicaragua and everything competitors had to do on this crazy-ass race.

 Here's what you'll discover:

  • Why a career in agriculture and farming is the best preparation for the race
  • Why running with your sister is ALWAYS better than running with your partner 
  • Why you should NEVER replace eggs with children
  • What Thomas's exact role is for Spartan and how he run his eye over Spartan races to make sure they're up to scratch
  • How he had to bribe a Greek farmer to get his Spartan Spartan race run

Of course, there's the usual catch-up shenanigans from Jody and David before and after, including an unprecedented amount of time dedicated to just two Netflix recommendations and discussing the question "why would you ever run Barklay Marathons?".

Which means the Silk Cut is at a punchy 32 minutes (skip ahead if you just want to hear the soothing tone of Thomas's silky Gallic voice).


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