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Ep86 - Tom Do Canto - Elite Marathoner and Shoe Guru

Ep86 - Tom Do Canto - Elite Marathoner and Shoe Guru

April 29, 2021

Tom Do Canto is a Melbourne Marathon winner, 6ft Track Champion, gun Sports Podiatrist and certified Shoe Guru. The complete package!

This week Haddy catches up with Tom and they get stuck into all things loading, intensity and injury. They break down the secrets behind Tom’s success across track, road and trail running and discuss the difficulties of the work/family/running balance. They also get proper nerdy in the dark world of carbon plates, high stacks and rocker bottoms.

Tom lets us know how to save our big toe nails and how to chase down Deek and possibly even the Kenyans!

We cross to Sean at Runnulla to review the Petzl Swift 900 lumen headlamp or as Haddy calls it “The Day Maker”.

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Ep85 - Peta Tobin - Aussie Bobsled Speedster

Ep85 - Peta Tobin - Aussie Bobsled Speedster

April 22, 2021

This week Wolf and Haddy chat with 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic hopeful Peta Tobin.

Peta was a promising sprinter before she was plucked from the track by the Aussie Winter Olympic talent identification program. She was promptly sent to South Korea and throw onto the ice. Talk about thrown in the deep end!

We discuss the transition from track to ice and the thrills of hitting 125km per hour on the bobsled track. Peta lays out the road to Beijing 2022 and fills us in on the challenges ahead and the difficulty of squeezing into full body lycra!

Wolf also tries to wrangle himself a spot on the female luge team!

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Ep84 - Sarah Foster. Paddock to Podium

Ep84 - Sarah Foster. Paddock to Podium

April 15, 2021

When she’s not driving cattle trains or mustering on horseback Sarah Foster is out conquering the World of ultramarathon running. Her most recent conquest was the Delirious WEST 200 miler (350kms) in an astonishing time of 71 hours.

Sarah almost exclusively trains on a remote cattle station in far North Queensland and we chat about the challenges of fitting in 20-30 hours of training around the hard yakka of farm life.

We discuss the practicalities of living and training in an isolated environment and the impact on Sarah’s mental health. We also learn how to avoid feral pigs and dingoes and the best way to tackle a cattle grate.

The Wolfman also makes a cameo to review the HOKA Rocket X with Sean Tindale down at RUNNULLA.

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Ep83 - 6ft Foot Track Champions. Joasia Zakrzewski & Ben Duffus.

Ep83 - 6ft Foot Track Champions. Joasia Zakrzewski & Ben Duffus.

April 4, 2021

In Ep83 Haddy gets the opportunity to chat with both 2020 Six Foot Track Champions! 

We discuss Joasia being marooned in Australia during covid and dominating the Aussie Ultra circuit as well as her decorated international career. 

We get a bit more race specific with Ben and discuss what's behind winning one of Australia's most competitive trail races.

We also catch up with Matt from Fractel to let you know about all the new products in the Fractel range.

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Ep82 - Jamie Hildage. Racing the Planet.

Ep82 - Jamie Hildage. Racing the Planet.

March 25, 2021

Like many before him, Jamie Hildage, was drawn from the UK to the rich red earth of Australia. He has since been tearing up that red earth with 2 completions of a 530km epic from Alice Springs to Uluru, simply named ‘The Track’.

Jamie is a stage racing veteran and is in the middle of completing a multi-day ultramarathon on 5 different continents tackling conditions from jungle, to snow capped mountains, to the desert. Haddy chat’s to him about the practicalities of stage racing and the gear and nutrition challenges this style of racing presents.

We delve into Jamie’s expertise in positive psychology and the benefits of this mindset across business, family and endurance sport. We also discuss Jamie’s upcoming event – The Hard Way Home – where he’ll run 1100km in 11 days from the NSW/SA border to Bondi Beach to raise money for the Australian Childhood Foundation.

We touch base with new Podcast Partner ‘RAIDLIGHT’ and chat with Alex about their range of incredible trail kit.

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Ep81 - AURA Ultrarunners of the 2020. Margie Hadley & Michael Hooker.

Ep81 - AURA Ultrarunners of the 2020. Margie Hadley & Michael Hooker.

March 17, 2021

Australian Ultra Running Association (AURA) members Margaret Hadley and Michael Hooker were named the Australian Female Ultra Runner of the Year and Australian Male Ultra Runner of the Year for 2020.  

The two ultra runners were awarded the prestigious awards by the AURA Committee for their astounding performances throughout the year, and both were taken aback, as well as humbled, by their wins. 

Haddy had the chance to catch up with both winners to uncover the determination and perseverance that are required to perform at such astounding levels of physical and mental endurance.

Hadley, 40, impressed the AURA Committee with her strong and consistent podium finishes across a range of ultra events in WA, including the Australia Day Ultra 100km (1st Female in a time of 9:08:24), Birdy’s Backyard Ultra (1st Female with 201.300km in 40 hours), the Salming Bibra Lake RunningWorks Festival 50km (1st Female in 3:52:39) and the Lighthorse Ultra 12hr (1st Female and 1st Overall with 116.620km). 

Hooker, 40, also wowed the panel with his collection ultra events, including 1st Male/1st Overall in the following events – the Australia Day Ultra 100km (in a time of 7:27:03), the Lark Hill Dusk to Dawn 100km (7:54:27), Birdy’s Backyard Ultra (268.400km), Feral Pig Ultra 100mi (18:28:42) and the Yaberoo Trail Ultra 50km (3:47:03).

We also caught up with friend of the show Steve Redfern to chat about his exciting new project: The Southern Sydney 24hr Ultra.

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Ep 80 Mick ‘Chappo’ Chapman – Guts and Glory

Ep 80 Mick ‘Chappo’ Chapman – Guts and Glory

March 4, 2021

Our special guest this week on Running Matters is one of those blokes that ticks a lot of boxes. He’s a dual Aussie representative, has a Masters degree, is a gun nutritionist, has cycled across not one but two continents, runs a 15 minute 5km and maintains a fairly tidy salad. What else could you ask for?

His name is Mick ‘Chappo’ Chapman.

Haddy chats to Chappo about his his transcontinental cycling adventures and his pathway to representing Australia in Touch Footy and Triathlon. They discuss the calmness that comes from the right preparation, staying humble in the social media age and the determination required to get to the end of your big scary goals. They also touch on celebrity spotting while taking a roadside crap in middle America!

We get the opportunity to open up Mick’s impressive nutrition brain and cover a wealth of topics such as vitamin intake for athletes, the microbiome, vegan athletes, the obesity epidemic and the middle-aged spread.  So many great take-aways here.

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Ep 79 Kristen Brace- Ironman and Ultrarunner

Ep 79 Kristen Brace- Ironman and Ultrarunner

February 26, 2021

This week’s guest is one of those incredible athlete’s that seems to get better when the going gets tougher and longer. She’s an Ironman and an ultrarunner, she’s an elite massage therapist and a mum. Kristen Brace is an amazingly humble endurance machine!

Kristen recently completed the prestigious Coast to Kosciusko (a 240km race from the limited to 50 of the best ultra-marathon runners in the country) and we recount her incredible journey.  Host Haddy gets some serious FOMO as we discuss Kristen's tilt at the Western States 100 miler and her ambition to complete the Tahoe200.

We get some practical advice on inter family jostling for training time and glory as well as the finer points on cycling fashion faux pars and the dreaded crop duster! Kristen opens up about the benefits of massage therapy for endurance sports and we review some of the helpful (and useless) tips and tricks for athlete self-care.

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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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