Back of the Pack Podcast

Back of the Pack Podcast

Lace up your sneakers, grab your favorite headband, and toe the starting line! The signal has fired and the “Back of the Pack Podcast” is up and running! Are you a fan of running 5k’s just because the finisher medal looks cool? You are not alone there! Join the show that is all about the race swag and running on a Saturday morning to get the most out of your race registration. We will talk about local races in the Kansas City area. We will give you a heads up if you’re wanting to go farther outside the area to run the big races. Host Kyle Walker has Nine full marathons, over fifty half marathons, and over a hundred 5k’s. Take it from us, you are among friends here if you’ve gotten to the finish line to find all the bananas gone!

Episodes

May 20, 2024 32 mins
No race for us this weekend. With the time off we decided to jump into the big topic of the running world. The 2024 Boston Marathon and it's finish. Let us know where you fall on this issue. It has certainly divided the running world right in half. We will talk about it again next week with a special guest, but for now, settle in and get caught up on all the gossip! No mental health segment this week. We will bring you something to...
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We are ready for another year of Running with the Cows! The half marathon held in Bucyrus, KS is a historically tough race that was can never say NO to! We'll talk about the race, continue on with our Mental Health talk for the month of May, and end with a t-shirt update. Join in for all the Fun. Mooooove it along!
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May 6, 2024 34 mins
We're back from another road trip. This week we were in Lincon Nebraska for the Lincoln Half Marathon. An excellent course on an excellent weekend! A good time was had by all. We will break down the race and also dive a little bit into the Month of May. May is mental health awareness month. Good Mental Health and running go hand in hand. Let's talk about it!
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April 29, 2024 29 mins
For the second year in a row, we had a great weekend in Topeka, KS at the Top City Half Marathon! In this episode we talk all about the race. We will also touch on some injury issues as well as an update on the London Marathon that you might find a little surprising! Congrats to all the Top City finishers. That race was no joke in 2024!
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April 22, 2024 31 mins
Another weekend down in the busy Spring running season of 2024. The Garmin Land of Oz Half Marathon is in the books. Another beautiful morning for running! We'll talk a little about the race, then let's dive into some of our mental issues as we continue on in this Spring running season. By now we've had good races and bad races. We can't let the downs outnumber the ups! Let's talk about being our best motivators. Our best cheerlead...
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April 16, 2024 38 mins
We are back from South Carolina! The 2slow4Boston Marathon is in the books. We had a fantastic weekend on the road covering this race! Tune in and hear all about it. We will even discuss some differences between this race and that other yearly race held up there in Beantown. Come check it out and let us know what you think!
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April 8, 2024 31 mins
We're reviewing races and previewing races this week! We'll wrap up the 2024 Rock the Parkway half marathon. A record setting race to be sure! Next up we head to South Carolina for the 2 Slow 4 Boston Marathon. We're getting ready to hit the road in order to bring you all the fun on the road and on the race track from SC. Join us as we review, preview, and talk everything Podcast related!
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April 1, 2024 28 mins
All April, No Fools! Well except for your host! It is the April Fools edition of The Back of the Pack Podcast. We are talking about our last March race and looking forward to some potential races in 2024 and beyond! Let's talk Easter Egg 10k, Fun future races, upcoming races for the podcast, and anything else in between!
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March 25, 2024 31 mins
We're talking two things this week. The Liberty Half Marathon and KC running legend Scott Green. The Liberty Half is always the big start to the running season and this year we had a little help in all of us getting across that finish line. We did it for Scott. We will talk about Scott and how now is not the time for tears but the time for cheers. Join us won't you? 
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March 18, 2024 30 mins
Our last "easy" weekend for the next few months is behind us. Sprint running season escalates quickly now! We have the Liberty Half Marathon on the horizon and many, MANY more long distance races coming up after that. Let's look at where we are going and also be mindful of what can meet us along the way. You can run too much! Let's see what that looks like before we lace up the shows for another run.
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March 11, 2024 25 mins
Episode 101 marks our two year anniversary! Thank you all so much for two years of celebrating running in Kansas City and around the world! The running community means so much to us and it was shown this weekend with the outpouring of Love at the B.E.A.R.D. Run 5k/10k. Join us for a weekend review of running, racing, friendship, and fellowship.
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March 5, 2024 43 mins
We are back from the Little Rock Marathon weekend! What an amazing time we had working the Expo, running the 5k, and running the full! We have one TIRED podcast host here, but we're going to break down the weekend before the host can crawl into his bed! A huge thank you to all of the people we met at the expo in Little Rock. It was our pleasure to meet each and everyone of you! Now join us for a Dinomite edition of the Back of the ...
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February 27, 2024 49 mins
We are back from the Rock N Roll Las Vegas half marathon weekend! It was a great weekend to be sure. We cover the race, have on the course videos and we made a new friend! Come meet Running Influencer Hillary Burgess. You know her as running_up_that_hillary on IG. Hear her story live from the Vegas Expo!
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February 19, 2024 29 mins
There are some things even I can't speak on. Women's running safety is primary among those things. Thankfully we have amazing women runners in our community that can speak on this We invite in four amazing runners in Kansas City to talk about women's running and safety. Listen in to learn some of the things you can do to keep yourself safe on the course. Guys, you listen in as well. We need to be there in support for ALL of our run...
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February 12, 2024 30 mins
Sometimes you can go from the top of the mountain to the bottom of the barrell. While the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bow, the running word lost one of the absolute best to lace up the shoes. This week we will talk about a few topics from Races, to records, to football, to feedback. We hit on a few topics in this hodgepodge of an episode.
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February 5, 2024 35 mins
We are happy to welcome back our running buddy Kody to the podcast this week. A fixture in the Kansas City running community, Kody is here for all the running, all the races, and all the bling! If you enjoy listening to runners talkin running, than this is the episode for you!
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We are fortunate enough this week to welcome in Julie Gilmore from the Liberty Half Marathon and William Jewell 5k! This annual race takes place in Liberty Missouri and the start of the Heartland 39.3 series. This is a challenging yet rewarding race that runners with all skill levels come out to tackle. Hear things about this race you never knew and what to expect in 2024! Get signed up for this one now!
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January 22, 2024 28 mins
This week we welcome in Marc! The Race Director for the Top City Half Marathon coming up April 27, 2024. We really enjoyed this race last year and can't wait to go back again to Topeka, KS to run a half in the state capital. Listen in to learn about this race and start playing your Topeka getaway come April!
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January 16, 2024 32 mins
It was great going through the epic year of 2023 last week! Now we look forward to everything coming up for all of us in 2024! We're running through the whole calendar with the races we know and the ones we plan on heading to. Join us at any or all of these events! 2024 is going to be one for the record books! Let's Get It!
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January 9, 2024 44 mins
We are back for 2024! Before we move forward, let's take one last look back on what was one of the wildest years in running! 2023 was a great time with so many great memories. Let's talk about races both local and national. Let's get jazzed up to build up this podcast and show everyone how much we love the running community! Join us for a look back before we fire forward!
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