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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DCR Episode 10 - Jeff Browning

Download our conversation with the one and only Jeff Browning aka Bronco Billy. Jeff is a phenomenon in the trail and ultra-running world. With over 30 100 mile finishes over the course of his career and a massive string of triumphs lately it was a pleasure to chat with him

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DCR Episode 9 - Malcolm Law

Download our conversation with Mal Law, a man who has made, and continues to make, an indelible mark on the New Zealand trail running community. In addition to Mal’s love of adventure and story telling, perhaps what he is best known for is his ongoing advocacy and fundraising efforts for mental health.

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DCR Episode 8 - Dr Tony Page

Download our conversation with All Blacks doctor Tony Page who gives us an insight not only into the world of high performance sport but also his own accomplished running career, and growing up in South Africa. Tony talks about the latest in sports science thinking around hydration, as well as running the morning after the World Cup final in 2015.

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DCR Episode 7 - Dean Karnazes

Download our conversation with our first international guest and a man who is a giant in our culture, Dean Karnazes. We spoke to Dean about his journey to this point and where he sees the future heading, his ongoing and evolving love of running and humanity. Engaging, candid, and generous, we were absolutely blown away by the chance to talk to someone who has engaged so many for so long.

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DCR Episode 6 - Brad Dixon

Download our enlightening conversation with Brad Dixon, of Everfit Coaching and ENDURObeet about his love for cold water swimming, a plant-based diet, his approach to role modeling as a parent and his love for getting amongst it on the trails and Brad’s burgeoning love of ultra distance events. This week’s two Greatest Runs Ever are absolute bangers.

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DCR Episode 5 - Dawn Tuffery

Download our conversation with the multi-talented Dawn Tuffery, who alongside her roles as mother and video producer is also the 3 x New Zealand 100 km champ and the current New Zealand 24 hour champ Of course we talk about the 24 hour champs and the 100km, but we also  discuss stiltwalking, what indeed exactly a Carnie is, and when is the ideal time to put woolie socks over your Five Fingers.

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DCR Episode 4 - Mel Aitken

Download our conversation with the most excellent Mel Aitken. Mel is based down on the West Coast of the South Island where she is an Inspector in the NZ Police and holds the role of area commander. When Mel doesn’t have her hands full with being responsible for 23,000 square kilometres of rugged bush and coast, Mel crushes trails with a blithe aggression that belies her modest and personable nature.

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DCR Episode 3 - Grant Guise

Download our rip roarer of a conversation with Altra New Zealand Honcho Grant Guise. Grant takes us through just what ski mountaineering is, and how this eventually led to him becoming hooked on alpine and ultramarathon running. We then veer all over the place discussing Hardrock , Punk Rock, our identity as runners,  to his preparation for Le Integrale - a 144 km Mountain Ultra in L’Echappee Belle, France.

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DCR Episode 2 - Fiona Hayvice

Download our amazing conversation with Salomon athlete Fiona Hayvice. The Wellington, NZ-based Salomon athlete, talks about running success, the things you learn when things don't go quite so well, volunteering, and how her design business and running fit together. Matt and Eugene talk controversy, and share two runners' Greatest Runs Ever, and peanut butter and gherkin sandwiches.

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