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We have so many great interviews listed below.  So if you've only just heard about the brick session be sure to check them out.  

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January 01, 2020

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Kim Morrison AKA Machine

January 01, 2020

A quick pre race chat with Kimberley Morrison who is racing Dubai 70.3 Friday (tomorrow).  I tried to chat to Nikki Bartlett but the sound quality was poor, so we missed out there.  This is a stacked field with some of the Worlds best racing so its going to be a tough one.  We also have friend of the show Will Clarke racing with 3 of his BMC team mates.

Matthew Pritchard (AKA) Dirty Sanchez

January 01, 2020

In this episode the team (Richard, Andy & Mark) discuss marginal gains, we try to best answer a listeners training question regarding his training approach for  2 x 70.3 races with a four month gap.  

Richard also chats about how to really get good at swimming - no short cuts, or hacks though.  

Mark interviews Matthew Pritchard (AKA) Dirty Sanchez, who has stopped all his drug and booze fuelled  antics for a more extreme lifestyle.  Matt now challenges his mind and body in a different way, extreme physical challenges, multi disciplined events including Ironman, and undertaking a personal challenge of completing 30 x 70.3 IM in 30 days and much much more.  Warning he does swear more than Mark!  Enjoy

Bonus chat with Susie Cheetham

January 01, 2020

I quickly catch up with Susie Cheetham 2 x top 6 finisher at Kona and a bunch of other great results to her CV.  She's racing this weekend at SA 70.3 so quickly listen to her chat about how she thinks she'll do.  We're also going to get Susie and Emma Pallant back on the show together after the race to discuss how it all went.

Emma Pallant

Emma's resolve, hard work and stoic determination just shows what can be achieved with good old fashioned hard work.  One of the best 70.3 Pro Triathletes in the World and this year she's going FULL IRONMAN DISTANCE.  Coached and supported by her brilliant coach Michelle Dillon and Stuart Hayes.  

 

In this bonus episode we quickly chat about her 70.3 race in SA.  We'll be speaking to Emma after the race next week (which she hopefully would have won) to discuss her going to Kona 2018.

Asa Lundstrom

A new line up for the show - joining Mark on a regular basis will be Richard Stannard and Andy Blow.  

Mark chats to an inspirational female Pro who is a top 10 Ironman Kona finisher, the current Swedish long course record holder.  Asa Lundstrom is also training to be a Doctor, and if that isn't enough she's started her own coffee business as well.

Patagonman

In this episode we chat to the event organiser of this new adventure triathlon to be held in Chile, called the Patagonaman.  With only 300 lottery places and 45 different countries wanting to race quite a few individuals have been disappointed.  This is a very special bucket list event. 

Richard Stannard

Richard Stannard (born April 1974) is a triathlete from Great Britain and the current 2012 Biathle world champion. He is nicknamed "The Fish" due to the strength of his swimming, and is the current British Masters record holder in the 200m free, 400m free, 800m free and 1500m free categories.

He was British triathlon champion in 2001,aquathlon world champion in 2003, 2006 and 2011 and biathleworld champion in 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2012.

 

He also led the swim leg of the London Triathlon for ten years in row from 1997-2006.[citation needed] He was also first out of the water at the 2012 London Triathlon, beating an elite field of international athletes some 10–15 years younger than him.

In 2008, he attended the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games as manager and coach to the Irish triathlon team.

He's now a host on the show - legend! 

Robert Cumming - Chasing Kona

January 01, 2020

Everyday bloke who desides he's gonna get of the couch, stop smoking and qualify for the Kona Ironman.  Then he writes a book about it. 

Bob De Wolf - Team Manager Team BMC

I chat to Bob De Wolf who is the team manager of BMC Triathlon.  One of the most professional and well recognised Pro Teams on the triathlon circuit.  Bob chats to me about his role and responsibilities as the team manager, he also announces some new sponsors and team members for the 2018 race season- exciting times for Team BMC.  A top bloke!

Yvonne Van Vlerken

I have another little rant but impress myself for not swearing! I chat to the outstanding long course triathlete Yvonne Van Vlerken.  14 sub 9 hrs Iron distance races under her belt, a 2nd place in Kona and 3 Wins at Roth not to mention the many 70.3 victories. Yvonne is the most prolific and consistent athlete on the circuit to date.  Find out how she manages to do what she does so well - a very simple solution.

Steffi Steinberg

I chat to Steffi Steinberg who won the Ultraman World Championships in Kona 2017.  The event is  held over three days which includes a total of 10km swimming, 421km cycling and an 84km double marathon to finish on the final day.

Andy Blow

Richard and I catch up while I was out in Argentina watching and reporting on the Ironman event.  My interview is with Andy Blow who I used to race back in the mid 90's, we catch up and discuss how much the sport has changed over the last 10 yrs.  Andy has years of 'real' experience and gives a great insight into sports hydration and more.

Helen Glover MBE

This was a real privilege and the first time I've had the oppertunity to chat to a 2 x Olympic gold medalist - Helen Glover MBE.  We do chat a little about rowing, but as you'll find out Helen isn't too shabby at the 70.3 triathlon distance.  In her first 70.3 race she came 2nd in her AG at Ironman Weymouth, and to be fair she didn't have a bloody clue what she was doing.  Brilliant interview, amazing woman and inspiration to all.

Eimear Mullan

Eimear Mullan is no stranger to the Ironman and 70.3 podiums.  The reason you've not heard from Eimear for a while is she has battled with an injury thats kept her out of the sport for almost 3 years.   However, on her first outing at 70.3 Xiamen she only  went and bagged it by just 12 seconds.  True class from a tenacious individual and athlete.

Running with Power

Today's episode I go on a little rant about British Cycling and team Sky, specifically my view on the BBC's programme which discussed the use of TUE"s and the culture of bullying within British Cycling. On a lighter note I chat to Mike Tree's and Stephen Honight about why it may be useful to use a power meter for your running.

Phillip Graves

In this episode I chat to the youngest ever Ironman Champion at just 20yrs old - Phillip Graves. Phil has been on the triathlon circuit for many years and at 28yrs of age he still has a long future ahead of him.  Listen to Phil discuss his training, working with the Brownlee's and what he plans to race this season, including Ironman Arizona next week.

Ultra 24hr Runner Robbie Britton

Robbie Britton is one of the best 24hr Ultra runners in the World; this guy is quit literary 'mad' for endurance running.  After only 8 years in the sport Robbie came 3rd at the World Championships in 2016.  This is a fascinating insight into what it takes to run so far and fast over 24hrs.  Amazing stuff.......

Read more 

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/others/ultra-runner-robbie-britton-hits-out-at-nike-if-i-get-on-the-podium-im-covering-up-the-swoosh-10168678.html

https://runbundle.com/interviews/robbie-britton-interview

https://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/March-2016/Q-A-with-Robbie-Britton-winner-of-the-2016-Arctic

https://www.fastrunning.com/runlife/anti-doping-now-pr-exercise/9115

Dave Tilbury Davis

David has been coaching Elite and Age Group athletes since 1995. David has worked with Olympic, Commonwealth Games, Professional and Age Group athletes. David has worked across Triathlon, Mountain Biking and Cycling. Personally he has played American Football for his country, Great Britain, taught Anatomy & Physiology and Coach Education. As well as provided educational lectures to corporations, other coaches and Physical Therapists. 

Over the years David has helped athletes to achieve 3 World titles, 9 National titles, 3 Ironman Regional Championship titles, Ironman & 70.3 Worlds qualification and numerous wins & personal bests.

Lauren Brandon

Lauren Brandon is a former NCAA All-American swimmer from the University of Nebraska. Lauren began her triathlon journey racing Olympic distance, but changed to longer races in 2015. She made the move to full Ironman races in 2016 and ended her season with a 2nd place at Ironman Cozumel. Her strong swim/bike combo has become one of the best in the World. She's also a lot of fun!

Laura Sidall

We get to chat with inspiring role model Laura Sidall.  Hear all about Laura's race at Kona - 3rd GB female and 16th overall in the World.  She does so much more than race at the top level - MBE for Laura.

Kona post race analysis with Will Clarke

Will Clarke was on the big Island and witnessed the Kona 2017 World Championships.  Listen to his great insifghts only an Pro triathlete can see. 

Kona Preveiw with Will Clarke & Thorsten Radde

Pre Kona predictions with Pro triathlete Will Clarke and the STATS MAN Thorsten Radde from Tri ratings.  

Richard Hobson

Former Elite Windsurfer turned Pro triathlete back in the early 90's. Numerous National titles and Elite victories to his name.  Former Olympic triathlon coach and all round legend - this man knows his stuff.

Pete Jacobs

Pete Jacobs is a former World Ironman Champion Ironman (2012). 
He chats about his training, diet and how he's now ready for racing again after a 3 years struggling with chronic fatigue.   

Dirk Bockel

Olympic and sub 8hr Ironman Triathlete Dirk Bockel talks about his long and successful career.  As always, no nonsense or bollocks, just a straight talking athlete who has worked bloody hard for all his great achievements.  

 

You can also check out his new book here 'the art of triathlon". 

Emma Pallant

This episode we cut straight to the chase and catch up with Emma Pallant. Emma has had an outstanding season so far with a numerous stunning results. A fan of the show Emma is just getting better and better culminating with a 2nd place at the 70.3 World championships. Listen to her story about this fantastic achievement. You can also see Emma race next week at the Super League Triathlon - now thats going to be fun to watch.

Sarah Piampiano

Today's episode we just get straight to it and chat to world class triathlete Sarah Piampiano. Sarah is a multiple IM and 70.3 Champion, with her most recent victory being in a 70.3 in China a few weeks ago. Sarah also finished 7th Female Pro in Kona 2016. Find out what she intends to be aiming for this year.

Lional Sanders Interveiw

Lionel Sanders is one of the fastest long course triathletes in the world. In this interview Lionel chats about his darker days prior to discovering triathlon. He also shares his thoughts about all things triathlon, and of course his Kona aspirations. Enjoy!

Elite Swim Coach Tim Floyed

This episode Mark chats to legendary swim specialist and coach Tim Floyd. Tim is head coach at the Texas based Magnolia Masters. In this interview Mark and Tim try to cut through all the bullshit and gimmicks regarding swim training and swim aids.

Kit Walker

Mark and Rich discuss the ITU results from Canada this week and which Pro triathletes have qualified for Kona 2017 so far. Mark has a rant about the Ironman legacy programme amongst other things. The interview is with 2 x Outlaw Champion and record holder Kit Walker.

Brian Fogarty

Mark Chats to probably one of the best AG Ironman/long course athletes in the World- Brian Fogarty. Brian has consistently peppered the Pro results over the last 2 years with an outstanding result at IM Bolton last week where he finished 4th overall and produced the fastest bike split of the day.

Alex Yee

Mark and Rich discuss Challenge Roth, Ironman Frankfurt and of course Ironman Bolton. They also discuss the fast and furious short course racing at Hamburg over the weekend.  Mark has a bit of a rant about poor referee decisions and the promotion of known drug cheats in the sport.  

Rich finally got to chat to Alex Yee who is the current World Junior Duathlon Champion, 5th at the World Triathlon Championships. Alex runs a 13.37 for 5km on the track, all this at just 19yrs old.  Listen to Alex discuss what the future holds for him and how he's coping with his injuries from a previous bike crash. 

Matt Dixon Interview

A special episode with a short interview with two up and coming triathletes Kyle (7yrs) and Corey (12.5 yrs) Whiteford. These young lads are triathlon 'mad'. Corey has as already been selected for the Scottish Tri star squad - enjoy this fun chat. 

Also we chat to one of the best triathlon coaches around - Matt Dixon (Purple Patch Coaching). We discuss some great topics including what it takes to qualify for Kona as an AG athlete, plus a whole lot more

IM Bolton predictions

In this special episode we profile Ironman Bolton with the legend "stats man" Thorsten Radde.  We also chat to podium favourite Nikki Bartlett and Male favourite and 2 x sub 8 hrs Ironman Will Clarke.  

Dr Mark Tallon nutrition guru

Our next episode is with Dr Mark Tallon PHD.  What Mark doesn't know about sports nutrition isn't worth knowing.  Mark discusses pre, during and post race (Long course) nutrition.  He keeps it simple and cuts out all the bullshit.  You'll definitely learnt something from this great interview.  Mark is also the creator of the food cell which actually allows you to easily store race nutrition which is easy to access.  A well thought out piece of kit and a must have.  Check it out here

Jodie Stimpson

We finally tracked Jodie Stimpson down. Rich and Mark team up to chat to Jodie about her aspirations for the Tokyo Olympics, coping with injury, and so much more. You'll also find out what music she listens to on the dreaded treadmill.  You'll certainly learn so much more about this phenomenal athlete after this great interview.  

Laura Siddall Ironman Australia Champion 2017

We chat to Laura Siddall about her first Ironman victory at Ironman Australia, but also so much more including golf club design and her involvement with the Challenge family events.

 

More about Laura here
You can follow Laura on Twitter @lmsiddall and FB https://www.facebook.com/laura.siddall.5333

Matt Bottrill the Aerodynamic Yoda

I could have happily chatted to Matt for hours, an infectious appetite for coaching and anything to do with aerodynamics. Matt has brought so much knowledge across from cycling and its taken no time at all for his athletes to benefit form this unique cycling mind.  Another belter interview, with lots of top tips and training suggestions. 

Sam Proctor Top AG and Grafman Champion 2017

Listen to Sam Proctor who works full time as a builder but still manages to produce some awesome wins in triathlon and marathons.  

Susie Cheetham Interview

Exclusive interview with Susie Cheetham.  Susie chats about her victory at Ironman Brazil and going sub 9 to beat the course record.   You can read more about Susie on her website www.susiecheetham.com

Interview with Lucy Charles and Mark Threlfall

Listen to the awesome Lucy Charles and new Ironman Lanzarote Champion 2017 (new bike course record).  Also listen to Mark Threlfall who smashed the Outlaw half course record. 

Read more about Lucy here - https://lucycharleswimbikerun.wordpress.com

Read more about Mark here - www.markthrelfall.com

2 x Sub 8 hour Ironman Will Clarke

Mark and Rich chat about the last 2 weeks results, including IM St George 70.3, IM Mallorca 70.3 and ITU Yokohama. Mark interviews the only British 2 x Sub 8hr Ironman Will Clarke. Find out what Will thinks of Alistair Brownlee's result at St George 70.3 and his future as an Ironman Triathlete. Will reflects on his Sub 8 hr Ironman Texas (4th overall) and Kona 2017.