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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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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