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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.

Jun 7, 2019

BBR travels halfway around the world in this episode to discover more about the Hong Kong trail running scene.

Jody and David speak to John Ellis, the Aussie-born Hong Kong-based trail running legend who somehow manages to juggle his desk job with hitting what are some pretty horrific/wonderful trails Hong Kong has to offer AND running his own sports brand Gone Running.

In this episode, we discover:

  • How John manages to handle running so many races on back-to-back weekends and win
  • The lowdown on why Hong Kong is such a challenging but
  • Exactly what it means to run the infamous 9 Dragons race
  • The hilarious transitions between stage of the equally infamous Four Trails race (taxi anyone?)
  • His terrible/excellent nutrition plan for staying top of his game
  • How he uses strength work to stay injury-free and get an edge on his competition
  • What he believes are the best races Hong Kong and the surrounding areas have to offer


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