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Ep 66- Grant Brisbin- Fastest Known Time for the Great North Walk- 250km

Ep 66- Grant Brisbin- Fastest Known Time for the Great North Walk- 250km

July 1, 2020

Ever thought about running from Newcastle to Sydney? No? Well Grant Brisbin just did it. He set the Fastest Known Time (FKT) for the Great North Walk, a 250km (with over 8000m of vertical gain) trail spanning the 2 cities. He did this in the astonishing time of 39 hours.

Haddy and Judge break down the practicalities of this amazing achievement and try to extract some of the incredible mental strength that Grant exudes.

We go to Gymea Allied Health for some expert tips on remaining injury free as we exit lockdown and move into race season. We also catch up with Lloydy from GU to chat about the origins of GU in the US and how the product assists our performance.

Plenty of useful tips for the next long run!

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Ep 65- Hayley Talbot- Self Supported Ultra Endurance Adventurer

Ep 65- Hayley Talbot- Self Supported Ultra Endurance Adventurer

June 23, 2020

Hayley is the first person to solo kayak the entire length (400km's) of the Clarence River. She did so while surviving off the river and the land. A true modern-day savage!

She recently clocked a lazy 765kms for the month of April while completing the 'Calendar Club' and chats to us about the mental strength required to keep pushing through the pain.

Hayley is a mother of two, an environmentalist, a humanitarian and an adventurer. That's a lot to squeeze in! She shares some tremendous advice on balance and positivity as well as some cracking stories.

I hope you're as inspired as we were!

We also catch up with Abby from Precision Hydration to chat about sweat.

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Ep 64- Matt Niutta, Founder of Fractel Performance Headwear

Ep 64- Matt Niutta, Founder of Fractel Performance Headwear

June 15, 2020

Matt has always been a passionate runner, it wasn’t until he was diagnosed with an eye condition that prevented him from driving, did he realise the real benefit of being outdoors and commuting by foot.

Matt discusses the origins of the company, what Fractel actually means, he talks about being a member of ‘1% for the Planet’ which gives 1% of all sales back to organisations that protect the environment. He chats about his latest ambassadors and the growth of the brand here in Australia and the launch of Fractel in the UK.

We find out that Matt is a handy runner, running well under 3hrs at the Gold Coast Marathon and also competing at UTA50. Finally, he explains his own philosophy of ‘why we run’.

We also catch up with Sean from Runulla and Abby from Precision Hydration.

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Ep 63- Jason English- 7 x World 24 Hour Solo Mt Bike Champion

Ep 63- Jason English- 7 x World 24 Hour Solo Mt Bike Champion

June 5, 2020

Wolf and friend of the show Scott Hazelton catch up with Jason English to chat about the Six Foot Track Marathon and endurance MTB racing.

Jason has been the dominant force in ultra endurance Mountain Bike Racing for the past decade! He has too many Aussie Titles to count, and some recent forays into the world of ultra trail running.

A Teacher, father and 'Mr Nice Guy" to those who see him on the trails, Jase's journey at the elite level of endurance sport is enthralling.

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Ep 62- Jono O’Loughlin- Ultratrail legend

Ep 62- Jono O’Loughlin- Ultratrail legend

May 20, 2020

Jono is an official Ultratrail legend having finished every 100km race since it's inception and storming home in 9:42 in 2019 to take 2nd place and top ranked Aussie. In Ep 62, Haddy chats with Jono about striking a balance between corporate world (Jono runs a corporate legal practice) and elite competition.

They discuss the challenges of training in the CBD and taking down the titans of industry during the lunch time run. Jono gives some great practical advice on training loads and structuring his year to remain at his peak. They also delve into the progress of trail running as a sport and the changes in gear and nutrition strategies along the way.

Thankfully Jono's post-race hydration strategy remains constant and aligns nicely with the hosts at Running Matters Podcast!

Wolf also chats to Sweat Expert Abby Coleman from Precision Hydration.

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Ep 61- Courtney Atkinson- Dual Olympian Triathlete and Trail Runner

Ep 61- Courtney Atkinson- Dual Olympian Triathlete and Trail Runner

May 11, 2020

Courtney Atkinson is one of the very best triathletes Australia has ever produced. He's a dual Olympian and a multiple ITU race champion. Since retiring from triathlon he has lit up the trail running world with more spectacular results, most recently winning the 2019 Six Foot Track marathon. 

In Ep 61 of Running Matters Wolf and Haddy chat with Courtney and pull apart the components that make him such a legend. We discuss his globetrotting adventures as a Red Bull ambassador and the most amazing trails that Australia has to offer. 

Courtney imparts some tremendous advice on keeping things simple and how to maintain the hunger for achievement.

We also catch up with Ali Najeem who recently competed in the Wings for Life App World Run, Ali was the fastest Australian and finished 15th in the world! He talks about his preparation for the big event.

It was a real honour to talk with these two champions of Aussie sport. I hope you appreciate it as much as we did!

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Ep 60- Ben Duffus- Elite Trail Runner and Coach

Ep 60- Ben Duffus- Elite Trail Runner and Coach

May 2, 2020

Wolf And Haddy chat with arguably Australia's very best mountain runner. Ben Duffus is not only a gun on the trails and the nicest bloke imaginable, he's also a highly qualified and knowledgeable running coach with Mile27 coaching.
Ben's list of achievements at home and abroad is impressive. Twice 2nd in Ultratrail Australia, he talks about his desire to stand on the top step this year.
We chat about learning good nutrition the hard way, some great tips for staying fit during isolation and the importance of strength training for ultra runners.
Plenty of gems to extract from this interview. Ben has a genuine love for running and has an incredible breadth of knowledge to share.

We also catch up with Matt Niutta from Fractel and Andrew Lloyd from GU.

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Ep 59- Andy Reid, Bondi Lifeguard and Marathon Runner

Ep 59- Andy Reid, Bondi Lifeguard and Marathon Runner

April 24, 2020

Most people would know Reidy from Bondi Rescue, but 20 years ago (before popping the bonnet regularly on TV) Andy was 110kg’s and working as a Garbo to lose weight.

Since that time, he has run 24 marathons, with a PB in Melbourne of 2:57. He’s had 7 attempts to crack 3hrs at Gold Coast, with a best time of 3:01, note: He skulls a beer on the course!

Andy is a prolific competitor, we chat about the City2Surf, the Red Bull Defiance Adventure Race, UTA,  the Sydney Harbour Splash and Dementia Australia which he is the Ambassador for the Ride to Remember. He shares some great advice and we have plenty of laughs throughout.

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Ep 58- Corey Phillpott

Ep 58- Corey Phillpott

April 7, 2020

Corey Phillpot is certainly grabbing the ultra running game by the horns. At the tender age of 22 he is running ultras, directing a successful coaching business and he recently opened the latest chapter of the 440 franchise.  

Corey tells Haddy and the Wolf how running saved him from a well worn path to destruction. He talks about the challenges of being a young dad and the wonderful relationship that's been forged, through running, with his own father.

We get the details of Corey's next mind boggling challenge: to break the marathon record while towing a 1.8 tonne car. 

Hard to imagine right? Listen in to find out how it's done.

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Ep 57- Nadine Davies- Clinical Psychologist

Ep 57- Nadine Davies- Clinical Psychologist

March 26, 2020

This week Haddy spends some time on the couch at the Carrington Hotel with Clinical Psychologist Nadine Davies. Nadine shares a rare insight into the psyche of the elite runner and also the practicalities of being married to one (previous guest: Brendan Davies). We get down to the nitty gritty of elite home life, travelling the ultra world and being a podium standard support crew.

She tells us all how best to cope with the disappointment of all those recent race cancellations and some great strategies to deal with the little voice on your shoulder (or the extra one in your head).

We try to untangle the web of Wolfman's personalities with mixed results and we also uncover how crazy you really need to get to become an ultramarathon runner!

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