The Way of the Runner - conversations on running with Adharanand Finn

The Way of the Runner - conversations on running with Adharanand Finn

Award-winning author Adharanand Finn talks to runners of every kind about the joy and experience of running. Adharanand is the author of three award-winning books, Running with the Kenyans (2012), The Way of the Runner (2014), and the Rise of the Ultra Runners (2019). Follow The Way of the Runner podcast on Instagram @thewayoftherunner The Way of the Runner podcast is sponsored by all-natural running nutrition Veloforte. Visit veloforte.com to check out their award-winning products. The podcast is also supported by Adharanand’s Patreon page, which is full of original material exclusive to signed-up patrons. To become a patron, visit www.patreon.com/adharanandfinn

Episodes

January 1, 2020 12 min

Adharanand introduces the all-new The Way of the Runner podcast series in a short chat with his producer Dave Clarke on a wet morning in south Devon. He explains how the podcast is an extension of his books, and talks about some of the guests lined up for future episodes. He also explains the show’s tie-in with TRIBE, who are generously sponsoring the series. Produced by IAmTheHow : music from Dysfunction_AL : Kalte Ohren ( Remix )...

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Not a lot of people know it, but snooker legend Ronnie ‘the Rocket’ O’Sullivan is a seriously fast runner. He tells Adharanand about the difference between the buzz from snooker and the buzz from running, about how the running club is his church, and about his dream to train in Kenya and to run a marathon. Produced by @IAmTheHow : music from starfrosch : Deadfro5h Remix Kit

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A genuine legend in the world of endurance sport, Chrissie Wellington became Ironman world champion on her first attempt just eight months after taking up the sport of triathlon. She went on to win every Ironman she ever competed, including three further world titles. We find out how she got started in the sport, and how she dealt with doubt, pain and setbacks during races. Produced by IAmTheHow : music from starfrosch : Deadfro5h ...

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Part two of our conversation with four-time world Ironman champion Chrissie Wellington, in which she tells us about life after retirement, missing the intensity and the highs of elite-level sport, and of her recent and intriguing foray into ultra running. Produced by IAmTheHow : music from starfrosch : Deadfro5h Remix Kit Dysfunction_AL : Kalte Ohren ( Remix ) (ft. Starfrosch, Kara Square) 

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Beth Pascall has finished in the top four in both of the world’s most prestigious trail ultra marathons, the Western States 100 in the US, and the UTMB in Europe. She is also a doctor, but this year is taking some time out from work to concentrate on her running. Here she talks about training with her dog, how she started out in ultra running and her childhood obsession with hiking across Dartmoor. Produced by IAmTheHow. Music from...

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Part two of our conversation with top ultra runner Beth Pascall, in which she talks about the joy of running hundreds of miles at a time, how she accidentally made the British team for the world 24-hour championships, and the amazing restorative power of a one-minute nap. Keep up with Beth Pascall by following her on Instagram: @beth_pascall - Produced by IAmTheHow : music from starfrosch Deadfro5h Remix Kit Dysfunction_AL &...

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Abdi Nageeye, born in Mogadishu in Somalia, not once, but twice escaped civil war to seek a new life in the Netherlands. He now lives & trains with the great Eliud Kipchoge in Kenya & is the Dutch record holder in the half marathon and marathon, with a best time of 2hrs 6mins. Here he tells of his traumatic early life, how it made him who is today & how he discovered his running talent by accident as an 18-year-old socc...

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Part two of our conversation with 2:06 marathon runner Abdi Nageeye, in which he talks about the best piece of advice Eliud Kipchoge ever gave him, the reason why doping is such a big problem in Kenya, and his love of blues music. Produced @IAmTheHow Music Starfrosch

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Zach Miller is one of the world’s best and most exciting ultra runners with a string of impressive victories, but he is most loved for his all-out, no-holds-barred style of running, setting off in ultra marathons like they’re 5K burn-ups, sometimes winning, and sometimes failing. Zach tells us about his ultra running breakthrough while working on a cruise ship, living for 5 years off-grid halfway up a mountain, and the appeal of pu...

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October 28, 2020 29 min

Jon Ronson is the author of numerous bestselling books, and was played by Ewan McGregor in the film of his book The Men Who Stare At Goats. He started running 10 years ago when he saw a picture of himself standing next to George Clooney and thought he needed to get in shape. Barely a day has past since that he hasn’t gone out running. He tells us why he can’t stop, why he will never run a race, and how running feeds into his creati...

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December 31, 2020 76 min

Jasmin Paris shot to global attention in January 2019 when she beat the first male finisher by almost 15 hours in the brutal 268-mile Spine ultramarathon. She has also set records on the Bob Graham Round, The Paddy Buckley Round and the Ramsay Round, won the World Sky Running Series and twice won the British hill running championships. She talks about dealing with the media attention, the joy of moving light and fast in the mountai...

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February 9, 2021 90 min

Michael Crawley is the author of the brilliant new book on Ethiopian running, Out of Thin Air. A 2:20 marathon runner and an anthropologist, Michael spent 15 months embedded with a group of top Ethiopian athletes, running with them, eating their food and sleeping in the lodgings. Out of Thin Air is a fascinating exploration of one of the world’s most incredible, yet largely unknown, sporting cultures. Michael is on Twitter @mph...

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Adharanand Finn talks barefoot running, epic challenges and dung beetles with comedian Eddie Izzard, while Jae Gruenke teaches us how Feldenkrais can help you to run better. In January 2021, Eddie Izzard ran 31 marathons on a treadmill in 31 days to Make Humanity Great again. Jae Gruenke is an expert in running form and a Feldenkrais practitioner at www.balancedrunner.com Produced by @IAmTheHow. Music: Starfrosch.

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May 5, 2021 101 min

Adharanand Finn talks FKTs, being an inspiring parent, the hero complex and writing books about running with one of the world’s toughest ultra runners, Damian Hall, who holds the record on the UK’s 268-mile Pennine Way and has finished fifth at the UTMB, the most prestigious race in the trail ultra running world. His book In It For The Long Run was published in May 2021. Find him on Instagram: @ultra_damo  Produced by @IAmT...

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June 10, 2021 77 min

Adharanand Finn talks to one of the greatest track runners of all-time, Sonia O’Sullivan, the winner of three world titles and an Olympic silver medal during her glittering career. She is now coaching athletes in the US in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics. Produced by @IAmTheHow. Music: Starfrosch.

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July 15, 2021 55 min

Rosie Swale-Pope MBE talks to Adharanand Finn about her many running adventures, including her record-breaking run around the entire world. Produced by @IAmTheHow. Music: Starfrosch.

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Host Adharanand Finn has some big news to share about his next book, which leads him to take on a 24-hour track race, with some help from top ultra runner and coach Robbie Britton. Music: Starfrosch

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November 19, 2021 81 min

Adharanand Finn talks to multiple world-record breaking ultra runner Camille Herron, and also to Abichal Sherrington, one of the few British runners ever to complete the world's longest race. Music: Starfrosch

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January 6, 2022 66 min

Author Adharanand Finn talks to Olympic athlete and 59-minute half marathon runner Zane Roberston about moving to Kenya age 17, beating the best in the world, and getting one back over his critics. Music: Starfrosch

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February 11, 2022 76 min

Author Adharanand Finn talks to record-breaking ultra athlete Dan Lawson about running the length of the UK, designing running shoes from the waste scraps of old ones, and embracing the wonderful power of the universe. Music: Starfrosch

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