Thursday, 26 January 2012
First episode of the new Talk Ultra Podcast out now
The last few weeks and months have had some frenzied activity behind the scenes with the help of the Marathon Talk podcast team of Martin Yelling and Tom Williams. Ian Corless, a coach/ultrarunner/cyclist/triathlete, and myself have been creating a new podcast show focused on global ultrarunning - Talk Ultra. It comes out on Friday, 27th January officially but is available now (see the bottom of this post).
We'll be chatting about news, results and anything ultra-related as well as interviews, competitions and more. The first big interview is with Salomon athlete Ryan Sandes who won Leadville 100 last year and is known for winning the Racing The Planet series of multi-stage desert races. Each show we'll also have a chat with Karl Meltzer and getting his views on what's 'Good, Bad and Ugly' in the ultra world.
Hope you like it and we hope to really build on this start to create a must-listen-to show. All I need to do is stop describing things as 'interesting'...
We have a competition to win a pair of Hokas, so if you want to win, post a photo with your name on our Facebook page and the best photo will win in a few weeks. You can also follow us for news and info about ultras in general on Twitter with @TalkUltra
The show can also be listened too directly here or subscribed to on itunes. Shows will be every two weeks although with time that may change.
Upcoming interviews include Gordy Ainsleigh (accidental inventor of the Western States 100), Anna 'Frosty' Frost (double winner of The North Face Endurance Challenge Championship in San Francisco) and David Horton (legendary ultrarunner and one of 10 finishers ever at The Barkley Marathon, possibly the hardest 100 mile race in the world...no really).