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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. 

Sep 8, 2018

Jody and David once again speak to blind ultrarunner, adventurer and Stateside Do-Badder, Rhonda-Marie Parke (she got married!).

She's back and talking about completing her latest challenge, the 500k Vol State Ultramarathon that runs through five states. Oh yeah, and she did it all UNGUIDED.

There be much insanity in this episode.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why you DON'T want to cross the finish line of this race (you will literally die)
  • Why lovely long open roads are a very different proposition at night
  • How Rhonda-Marie dealt with all the factors aside from the 300+ miles she had to run
  • Why this may Rhonda-Marie's last ever ultramarathon
  • Rhonda-Marie's "coyote strategy" for dealing with packs of coyotes (seriously...)
  • The perils of running without a guide
  • Her race strategy for staying ahead of the pack (both coyotes and other runners)
  • The close call at the end of the race when a HUGE storm came in
  • How she's coping with not running because of a stress fracture

Before the interview, Jody and David discuss a surprising running club and get into a discussion about running and motivation.

Somehow, David suggests a new challenge for Jody to break his 5k PB time. And it could result in Jody getting divorced.

But they need your suggestions to make the challenge work. Listen in and head over to the Facebook group to post your ideas.

If you don't want to listen to them the Silk Cut is 26 minutes.

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