DCR Episode 30 - John Onate

Download our conversation with Dr John Onate, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences at the University of California, Davis, and ultra-runner. We talk sleep deprivation, wellness, depression, and drugs.

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DCR Episode 28 - Tim Sutton

Download our conversation with Tim Sutton about the concept of adventure as something that you undertake where you are, rather than where you think, feel, or want to be. Multiple Tararua SK finisher, Wuu2k 62 km Winner, and Revenant Original, Tim discusses how his love of stepping outside of what is considered normal within the culture of trail running was born.

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DCR Episode 27 - Weston Hill

Download our conversation with Weston Hill about the No-Plan-Plan and the joy of following your nose. From an engineering career to careening around Europe competing in the European Sky Running Series, taking 13th at CCC and 3rd at Leye China, Weston show us all that sometimes, even if following your passion doesn’t turn out the way you think it will, it’s more that worth it.

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DCR Episode 26 - Vajin Armstrong!

Download our conversation with Vajin Armstrong about connection, the moment, process, joy, the mind, meditation, community,  and his journey from disillusion and abandonment of running to where he is today: one of Aotearoa/New Zealand’s most stalwart competitors

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DCR Episode 25 - Anna Frost

Download our conversation with Anna Frost, Dunedin’s First Fastest Hardrocker and arguably the most successful New Zealand trail and ultra athlete. Anna burst onto the mainstream 10 years ago and enjoyed years of success, however now is at a different point in her life. In addition to being supported by Merrell, Anna owns Trail Run Adventures, a company that brings people to amazing places worldwide to run trails.

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DCR Episode 24 - Courtney Dauwalter

Download our conversation with Courtney Dauwalter where we talk about Courtney’s philosophy on competition, distance, and training and much more (including, but not limited to, Fargo, Prince, Nordic Skiing, Funny Accents, Animal Jokes, and, most importantly for Matt, Lord of The Rings).

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DCR Episode 21 - Ruth Croft

Download our conversation with mighty Ruth Croft about her amazing and circuitous route to international trail success. Ruth discusses her journey from the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island via Portland, Taipei, to standing victorious at such races at OCC, Speedgoat, and the Salomon Golden Trail Series.

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DCR Episode 18 - Marianne Elliott

Download our conversation with Marianne Elliott - author, human rights lawyer, advocate, restaurateur, entrepreneur, lover of narrative, and trail runner - for an engaging and wide ranging conversation around Marianne’s story, her history as a runner, how this influences where she is now, and the value of a person’s narrative, and how focussing on the narrative, can lead to true understanding and connectivity.

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DCR Episode 17 - Dylan Bowman

Download our conversation with the mighty Dylan Bowman. Dylan has many fans in Australasia, having won Ultra Trail Australia and being a two-time Tarawera champion (and second fastest finisher of the original course behind Jim Walmsley).

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DCR Episode 16 - Nancy Jiang

Download our conversation with Nancy Jiang, who has traded the pavements for the mountains, recently finishing 15th at the world mountain running champs for New Zealand. Nancy also claimed 5th at the 55 km Orsières-Champax-Chamonix (or OCC) during the UTMB festival, and is the NZ Trail Running Champion. Nancy runs for Altra NZ, and has recently traded Auckland’s volcanoes for the actual mountains of Queenstown.

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DCR Episode 14 - Lucy Bartholomew

Download our conversation with Lucy Bartholomew, third at the Western States Endurance Run and travelling the world exploring, running for Salomon, and espousing her passion for a plant-based diet. Lucy joins us for a wide ranging conversation about her history with the sport, her ongoing successes and her beliefs that truly social and positive media can enhance experience, enjoyment and connection for young women rather than take away from it.

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DCR Episode 13 - Majell Backhausen

Download our conversation with globe-trotting Australian Majell Backhausen. Majell is the global content and community manager for Salomon running. Majell talks to us about his journey, from his beginnings playing Australian Rules Football in Victoriam, to his current  base of Chamonix in France, via putting in countless hours learning the craft and discipline of running in the United Kingdom.

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DCR Episode 11 - Shaun Collins

Download our conversation with Shaun Collins, the head of Lactic Turkey events, the Running Beast himself, one of the first two people to run the iconic Hilary Trail, and the only person to have completed a triple Hillary trail in one shot.

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