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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 18, 2015

Jody and David turn their attention to running clubs and the pros and cons of joining one.

But in case you thought it was getting too serious, there’s also chat about Pokemon, Stormtroopers and booty sculpting…

Here’s what went down in this episode: 

  • How a children’s TV star of yesteryear is officially faster than Jody over marathon distance
  • David takes his inspiration from a famous band for his rendition of the theme tune… not that you’ll ever be able to tell who
  • David wonders why his ankle isn’t getting better after running on its for 15 miles and then drops a bombshell about his dating situation (it’s not good news… although that doesn’t stop Jody having a good laugh about it).
  • David gives out his dating profile... women everywhere shrug their shoulders
  • Jody makes some pathetic excuses and jumps into an exciting new exercise routine that may or may not be for guys
  • David makes a terrible suggestion for a fitness video for listeners
  • Jody reveals his cunning strategy to run 100 miles… by not running long distances
  • Jody does what he never thought he’d ever consider and David effectively calls him a hipster
  • Jody gives his uncensored, irrational opinion about running clubs (and David try to talk him down)
  • David puts up a sterling defence for running clubs and explains why he likes it rigid
  • David totally belittles Jody’s marathon best with a story about his ex then almost talks Jody out of joining a running club
  • Why Tynebridge Harriers is the best running club to model, according to David
  • Jody reveals his reluctance to wear running gadgets (even though he used to review…)
  • Why David loves a good Sunday run after going on the lash the night before
  • David explains how he likes to unload all his most boring chat on his running buddies and accidentally reveals his favourite topic of conversation
  • David asks members of Jody’s local running club to abuse him or kill him with kindness
  • Jody reveals the first official comment and ask David to explain a story about running Stormtroopers
  • David tells the story about how a runner dressed as a Stormtrooper destroyed a local running hero 
  • David asks listeners for their views on running clubs at


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Jody Raynsford
over five years ago

Louise - thanks for your kind comments about the podcast. We've used your comment in an upcoming episode on listener feedback where I challenge David on this (I tried reading this to him in a Geordie accent to try and make it sound authentic... making the unfounded assumption of course that you're a Geordie!). I'll let you know when the episode is published but it's around episode 8 or 9. Thanks, Louise.

louise kelly
over five years ago

Hi! You mentioned my club Tyne Bridge Harriers in your podcast. I really enjoyed the podcast in whole and totally agree with want you said about the club. However I would like to point out that group 5 who you mentioned, which is the group I run in is not made up of race for lifers. In fact many of us have ran marathons as well as half marathons. Most people that join and come into our group are actually training for half marathons as they first race. Just because we are slow doesn't mean we don't run long distances!