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Ep 78- Jaryd Clifford- Double World Para Champion

Ep 78- Jaryd Clifford- Double World Para Champion

January 22, 2021

Jaryd wants to be the greatest Paralympic runner in history and after looking at his achievements so far, it would be hard to bet against him.

He’s the 2019 Double World Para Champion (1500m & 5000m) and multiple World Record holder but in Ep 78 of Running Matters we find out that Jaryd Clifford is so much more than an athlete.

Haddy chats to Jaryd about his road to the 2016 Rio Paralympics and the challenges of a postponed Tokyo games. We discuss the practicalities of Blinky (vision impaired) racing and the incredible skill Jaryd possesses to mix it at such a high level in open racing (Jaryd was also a National able body champion!).

Jaryd opens up about life as an elite athlete, goggle theft and keeping the elbows sharp in the pack. We also get a celebrity question in from Ed Sheeran (big fan of the show)!

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Ep 77- Olli Hoare- Turning Pro

Ep 77- Olli Hoare- Turning Pro

December 13, 2020

Oliver “Olli” Hoare started out his sporting career as a competitive swimmer in Cronulla. Soon realising he was more suited for the track, Olli switched discipline and continued to run all through high school, landing him a spot on the track team for the University of Wisconsin. He was the 1500m NCAA champion in 2018, an eight-time All-American and nine-time Big Ten champion over cross country, indoor and outdoor track. He has recently run an ‘A Qualifier’ for the Tokyo Olympics and smashed the 4 minute mile (3:53). A true Aussie Young Gun!

In Ep77 of Running Matters, Haddy delves into Olli’s transition from Winconsin Badger to professional runner with the On Athletics Club. They about the challenges of training in quarantine, adjusting to altitude in Boulder Colorado and the battle for spots on the Aussie 1500m Team for Tokyo.

They also pick apart the finer details of American College life, review the coveted Michigan Steamer and field a couple of celebrity listeners questions from Running Matters fans Bill Murray and Rodger Federer.

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Ep 76- Melinda Gainsford Taylor AM- Three time Olympian and current Australian Record Holder

Ep 76- Melinda Gainsford Taylor AM- Three time Olympian and current Australian Record Holder

November 13, 2020

Mel is one of the truly great runners of Australian athletics history.

In the 2017 Australia Day Honours List Mel was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), for her significant service to athletics as a sprinter, at the national and international level, and as a role model for young athletes.

Mel is a three time Olympian and is the current Australian Record Holder in the 200m.

Mel shares what she has adapted from her experience as an elite athlete to that of a coach.

She chats about mentoring her athletes through her group sessions, encouraging kids to be their best and lead a healthy and active lifestyle. We also discuss managing longevity, overcoming injuries, staying motivated, competing internationally, structuring training, the Sydney Olympics, drug tests, body hair and sprinting with bling! The Anchorman, Ron Burgundy gets in on the action with a listener question.

Mel’s relaxed and outgoing personality shines through in this interview, enjoy.

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Ep 74- Rob Combe -30 Marathons under 3hrs

Ep 74- Rob Combe -30 Marathons under 3hrs

November 2, 2020

Imagine your workplace offering to pay you to run around Australia with your mates for three months to raise funds ($500K) for the Cancer Foundation. In Ep 74, Rob shares his experience of this journey, including some of the shenanigans they got up to, while repeating the same distance every day at 4min km pace. It sounds easy enough, until you throw in a beer company as a major sponsor, let’s just say they were well hydrated along the way!

Rob is also an accomplished  marathon runner, he has completed 30 marathons in under 3hrs, no easy feat. He shares valuable running advice, plenty of funny stories and we learn they used to run pretty well in Dunlop Volleys back in the day.

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Ep 75- Alan Tongue- Tough as Nails - Heart of Gold

Ep 75- Alan Tongue- Tough as Nails - Heart of Gold

October 22, 2020

Alan is a veteran of 220 NRL games who captained his mighty Canberra Raiders for 5 seasons. He's also one of the fittest athletes Rugby League has ever seen.  Since retiring 'Tonguey" has invested his time in spreading a message of positive mindset through his Aspire Program and also campaigning against Australia's unacceptable domestic violence problem through 'Voice Against Violence'. He was recently awarded the ACT Australian of the Year.

In this week's Running Matters Podcast we draw comparison between running and Rugby League with regards to training, competition and mindset. There are some fantastic lessons to learn here and Alan's story of perseverance, resilience and bloody hard work is truly inspiring.

We chat about proving the doubters wrong, an alternate use for head gear and how to make over 1000 tackles in a season and not fall apart!

 

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Ep 73-  Andy Dubois -World Renowned Ultra Coach

Ep 73- Andy Dubois -World Renowned Ultra Coach

October 15, 2020

Andy Dubois is one of the world’s top Ultra-Coaches with many elite runners from both Australia and around the world on his books. He brings a very scientific approach to training and is always ahead of the game in terms of the latest research as it applies to ultra running. Andy is also a very accomplished ultra runner in his own right.

In Ep73, Wolf and Haddy dive deep into Andy’s ‘ultra brain’ and uncover many of the secrets to racing vs surviving an ultramarathon. There is so much valuable information here that it’s worth listening twice.

We discuss pacing, staying cool, positive psychology, the advantages of power metres and the right kind of strength training for runners. As usual, we also cover the more important topics such as, why cats and dogs don’t do static stretching and how Andy plans to live to the ripe old age of 112!

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Ep 72- Tom Landon-Smith, Founder of UltraTrail Australia

Ep 72- Tom Landon-Smith, Founder of UltraTrail Australia

September 12, 2020

Most of you will know Tom Landon-Smith as the Race Director of UltraTrail Australia but did you know he was a World class cross country skier and adventure racer?

In Ep72 of Running Matters we discover the man behind the biggest monument of Australian trail running. We discuss the evolution of AROC sport, from a niche adventure racing company to being absorbed by global juggernaut Ironman and the expansion of UltraTrail from 150 runners to 7000 in a little over a decade. 

We chat about some of the incredible performances  from athletes like Killian Jornet, Dylan Bowman, Brendan Davies, Lucy Bartholomew and Ryan Sandes but also why UltraTrail is such a welcoming and inclusive event for runners of all abilities. Tom covers the connection to the Blue Mountains and it’s people and why keeping his event environmentally sustainable is of such importance.

Tom details the never-ending challenges (fire, flood, pandemic, avalanche, etc) of trying to produce an event in 2020 and explains the final insurmountable hurdles for this year’s race.

As usual, we dig deep on the big issues like being swamped by muddy hugs on the finish line, carrying house bricks on the mandatory gear list and being dominated by his wife in the Perisher Pub Crawl for 7 years straight!

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Ep 71 Jordan Andersen - The Science of High Performance or Art vs Science

Ep 71 Jordan Andersen - The Science of High Performance or Art vs Science

August 31, 2020

Want to run faster, more efficiently and remain injury free? Who better to ask about it than Sport Scientist and Head of the Sydney Uni Biomechanics Lab Jordan Andersen. Jordan is an Exercise Physiologist, a running coach and a very handy middle/long distance runner.

This week Wolf and Haddy grill Jordan on the do's and don'ts of running form, training load and shoe selection. We also stick the nerd glasses on and delve into the genetics and biomechanics associated with top level running performance. It's not all textbook stuff though. We cover the Beer Mile World Record, the art of the college keg stand and how often it's ok to 'puke' during an interval session.

We brought Ep71 to you from an altitude of 3100m at Base Camp Altitude where the Sydney Brewery beers tasted even better (trying to make Jordan comfortable in some more Canadian surroundings!).

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Ep 70- Kirrily Dear- Far from ‘Normal’

Ep 70- Kirrily Dear- Far from ‘Normal’

August 24, 2020

Kirrily Dear has always chosen the path less travelled and for the last 12 years that path has been a seriously LONG one.

As founder of the Run Against Violence Kirrily covered the distance from Broken Hill to Sydney (1300kms) to raise funds and awareness to help reduce our insidious domestic violence problem. In 2020 the Run Against Violence has become a widespread virtual event and the conversations about domestic violence are gaining traction.

Kirrily has an incredible resume of ultrarunning achievement and has successfully tackled some of Australia's toughest races in the Coast to Kosciuszko (230kms) and the Great North Walk 100miler.

Kirrily Dear is also a talented writer, an adventurer and a valuable inspiration to anyone looking to achieve the impossible.

In this week's Running Matters interview we cover a broad range of topics with Kirrily, from mental toughness to clearing Australia's red earth from the sinuses. We also get a celebrity listener question from Brad Pitt!

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Ep 69- Lexy Gilmore- Turning back the clock

Ep 69- Lexy Gilmore- Turning back the clock

August 18, 2020

Lexy Gilmour was an immensely talented junior athlete, representing Australia at World Youth level and the Youth Olympics. In 2007, disillusioned by the grind and single-mindedness of elite athletics, Lexy disappeared into the running wilderness for 5 years.

In 2012, Lexy found her love for running and rekindled her competitive drive. The second phase of her running career has provided some tremendous success, representing Australia as a senior athlete at World XC and winning the Nagoya Half Marathon. She is truly a born-again runner!

The perspective Lexy has gained from her 'game of two halves' will be valuable to a runner of any age but particularly young athletes. We also discuss some tips for better use of your elbows in the running pack, toughening up in the last km and hiding places for partners of the injured athlete!

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