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1st August 2022

The best trail and ultra running podcasts

A selection of our must-listen podcasts from the trail and ultra running world.

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Most of us enjoy tuning into a podcast during our long runs or commutes, but with an expanding list to choose from it's hard to know where to start.

Here's six of our favourites to point you in the right direction.

1. The Freetrail Podcast with Dylan Bowman

Listen: YouTube, Apple, Spotify

Presented by professional trail runner Dylan Bowman, The Freetrail Podcast is a weekly release featuring interviews with athletes from the elite end of the sport.

In 2022 alone, Dylan has interviewed an incredible roster of guests, including Kilian Jornet, Nienke Brinkman, Francois D'Haene, Camille Herron and Jim Walmsley.

Available in both audio and video, Freetrail is an essential listen that will undoubtedly leave you feeling inspired.

2. Outlandish

Listen: Apple, Spotify, YouTube

The recently launched Outlandish podcast, hosted by Ed Scott, focuses on southeast England - A pocket of the UK that is not known for its landscapes but has a bubbling trail running community.

I had the pleasure of featuring in season one, alongside many other interesting folk, such as Darryl Hanstien from Ugoku Projects.

3. Trail Society

Listen: YouTube, Apple, Spotify

Trail Society is presented by professional runners Keely Henninger, Corrine Malcolm, and Hillary Allen, who all bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table.

Each show provides a fascinating conversation, often centred around a specific topic, such as the recent series on women's health within trail running.

4. British Ultra Running Podcast

Listen: Apple, Spotify

The British Ultra Running Podcast has been described by hosts James Elson and Dan Lawson as more closely resembling a recorded phone call than a podcast!

Nevertheless, the conversations are fascinating and provide raw insight into some of the best British athletes in our sport.

Our favourite episode this year features Mary Darbyshire, a hugely talented and humble runner who holds course records at Arc of Attrition and Lakeland 100 races.

5. Trail & Error

Listen: Apple, Spotify

Presented by Jay Grady and Tris Stephenson the Trail & Error podcast has a lovely tone and always delivers an enjoyable conversation.

The guests are wide-ranging, often featuring talented athletes and race organisers - I really enjoyed the recent conversation with US runner David Laney.

6. The Way of the Runner

Listen: Apple, Spotify,

Well-known author Adharanand Finn hosts the Way of the Runner podcast, and his friendly and inquisitive nature brings these conversations to life.

Whilst there is plenty of light-hearted chat, the discussion often delves below the surface and into the 'why' of running.

Our favourite episode has to be the interview with British ultra running legend Jasmine Paris.

That's completes our six favourites - Let us know what we missed out down in the comments 👇

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Our trail running races

Greensand Country 50K 50km - 26th May 2024
Chiltern Ridge Half Marathon 21.2km - 16th June 2024
Dunstable Downs Half Marathon 21.2km - 14th July 2024
Suffolk Coastal Path 50K 50km - 14th September 2024
North Chilterns 50K 50km - 13th October 2024
Chiltern Ridge Winter 50K 50km - 16th November 2024
Chiltern Hills Invitational 10km - 8th December 2024
Chiltern Ridge Ultra 50K 50km - 5th April 2025
Hughenden Trail 10K 10K - Spring 2025 (TBC)
Chiltern Hills 100K 100k - 26th April 2025
Tewinbury Trail 10K 10km - 8th June 2025

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