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Welcome to the Runner's World UK podcast. Hosted by Rick Pearson and Ben Hobson, each month we will be discussing topics within the world of running, from things that we have read about or seen, to suggestions from our audience. On that note, please do email us with any topics, training tips, and stories that you think are relevant to running. Please email


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March episode is not appearing for some reason, got the tech wizards looking into it, but you can listen to it below. 

Skid Row Special 

Rick talks to Judge Mitchell about how he used running to change the lives of some of L.A.'s homeless community and the movie that was born from it. 

Episode 3 - April 2018

In this episode, an unofficial marathon special, we speak to Mr @sweatscience aka Alex Hutchinson about his book 'Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Endurance' on how we can all dig a little deeper and the power of positive thought. 

We chat all things running shoes and the new Nike Flyprint with Bret Schoolmeester, Nike product designer.

Ben and Rick discuss their own marathon adventures and who might win London this year before Rick talks to Ben Smith, the man who ran 401 marathons in 401 days and has now written a book about it and how running helped changed his life.

Episode 2 - March 2018

In this episode we talk to adventurer Sean Conway, who’s just completed his ‘Length of Britain’ triathlon.

We discuss the London Peaks challenge.

Rick talks to Peter Thompson who is running - that’s right running - the route of this year's Tour de France.

Runner’s World commissioning editor Kerry comes into the studio to offer his advice on marathon kit.


Episode 1 - Feb 2018 

Big Debate

In this episode we discuss with RW reader Maud Hodson, from East London Runners, why she thinks it’s high time men and women ran the same distances at cross-country. She’d like to see the people in charge of UK athletics take some leadership and make change happen – now. If you agree, sign the petition here

Human Race

Kevin Webber, who was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer in 2014, discusses how he’s used running to inspire himself and others
He discusses some of the races he’s taken part in, including the Marathon des Sables, and looks forward to taking part in the 6633 Arctic Ultra in March
He wants his legacy to be: don’t wait for a bad diagnosis to start living the life you’ve always dreamed of


Will Watt, co-founder of The Swimmer, pops in to talk about the event, which involves a half marathon of running and four cold swims
He says he thinks running and swimming are a great combination because, unlike cycling, they are incredibly simple.