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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 15, 2018

Wow, we've got an inspiring episode today on BBR.

Allie joins David to speak with National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and ultrarunner Mirna Valerio, who is helping redefine what being an athlete means.

Despite enduring body shaming and racism, her message spread through her blog Fat Girl Running and she has inspired others with her running achievements in some of the toughest events in the US running and ultrarunning calendar.

In this episode, you'll discover:

  • How David's running club is the most diverse running club in London (this may not be quite true)
  • Why she moved from the city to the country and started on the trails
  • How a heart health scare got Mirna back into running
  • Why you need to make Yoga Booty Ballet part of your life
  • Why you need a mantra if you're worried about running your first race
  • Why being a good runner is nothing to do with speed
  • How running the Boston Marathon was painful... seriously painful
  • How Mirna "spoke" to the trail on a 50km... and it rewarded her with an injury
  • What Mirna learned from her "epic failure" on the Transrockies (and how she's attempting it again)
  • Why Mirna first started her blog (and how it exploded in popularity)

Before the interview, David and Allie discuss the important question of whether you can ever have angry reggae.

Discover more about Mirna in this documentary on Youtube "The Mirnavator": 

BTW, something goes very wrong at the end of this episode.

Our world-class technical production skills mean it's covered up brilliantly though, so you'll barely be able to tell... Bad Boy Guarantee.

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