Episode 59 - Speed Freaks

Download our conversation with the Odyssey House Speed Freaks on how running can play a part in recovery from substance dependence. Stephanie Schnoor (team leader and Comrades Marathon veteran) and Ray ( Odyssey House resident) discuss this topic in a brave, reflective and amazing manner.

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Episode 58 - Nikki Kimball

Download our conversation with trail and ultra running legend Nikki Kimball. What a ripper of a chat. Gender equality, the frustration and joy of being a pioneer in women’s ultra running, her work as a medical director for a local ultra, and so much more (including a heartfelt thanks to Christopher McDougall).

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Episode 57 - Dr John Onate II

Download our conversation with Dr John Onate, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California Davis about running and depression. This is an important conversation with a mental health expert and trail runner about a topic that we should all be talking about.

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Episode 56 - Rod Dixon

Download our conversation with Rod Dixon! We talk about how motivating children through running a mile a day has massive flow-on effects, we talk about Rod’s Ed Hillary moment, why his Olympic medal doesn’t look like everyone else’s, and that marathon victory.

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Episode 54 - Fiona Love

Download our conversation with Fiona Love on how to win your first ever ultramarathon on 45km a week, passing Gordon Ramsay (yes, that Gordon Ramsay) in a race, moving to New Zealand, fitting running in around life, and being good at triathlon.

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Episode 53 - Jason Koop

Download our conversation with Jason Koop about his upcoming TDG attempt, Relative Perceived Effort, The Hierarchy of Needs for Ultramarathon Runners and the joy of running with dogs. We coin the term “Rigby Perceived Effort” and also discuss food, cycling, and why the state of mental grit is as important as cardiovascular health.

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DCR Episode 49 - Rachel Grunwell

Download our conversation with Rachel Grunwell, an award-winning journalist, runner, yoga instructor, and wellness expert about her new book, Balance, guiding for Achilles, how one puts trail in the Rotorua Marathon half marathon course and of course we cover all the amazing races that went down this weekend. Ruth Croft for Queen of the World!

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DCR Episode 47 - Mathieu Dore

Download our conversation with with Matieu Doré, about how strength and conditioning can maximise the benefit of your running training and minimize the chance of injury or distress. This is an entertaining look at how training smarter not harder (okay, it looks pretty hard, but different hard) could make the difference in your running being good for you or great for you.

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DCR Episode 45 - Kathrine Switzer

Download our conversation with Kathrine Switzer who has broken barriers for women for five decades - as a runner, journalist, broadcaster, race organiser, and founder of '261 Fearless' --named after that famous bib number--which empowers women globally though running.

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DCR Episode 44 - Coree Woltering

Download our conversation with Coree Aussem-Woltering about his transition from triathlete to ultra runner, racing mountains whilst living on the plains and his love of racing, people, travel, and the many things he has learnt as a burgeoning professional athlete.

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DCR Episode 43 - Peter Maksimow

Download our conversation with Peter Maksimow about trying to make sense of things, the power of the outdoors community, the importance of inclusivity, his love of ripping trails, and why role models for young people in physical education are so vitally important.

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DCR Episode 42 - Andrew Thompson

Download our conversation with Andrew Thompson, our 2018 New Zealand and Oceania Trail Running Champ. Naturally we spend most of it talking about Drum & Bass, hacky sack, the chemistry of common life, and how one fits training and racing as an elite athlete in with domestic and professional life.

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