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Running is BS
The podcast that loves to hate running. 🏃 = 💩
Oct 19, 2020
#50 - Blisters are Bullshit
Our 50th episode and there is yet more chat about tea and dog interruptions. Amy ponders alfresco testicles, we cringe over sexism in cross country AGAIN, and discuss blisters and whether there really is a worst place to get one. We speak to Peter Gillibrand, Liz Rees, and Sam Wright who each completed their own virtual London marathons, and endured wind, rain and chafing. Oh, and Amy did a marathon.
1 hr 12 min
Oct 5, 2020
#49 - Running with Music is Bullshit
Because we all know listening to podcasts is best, right? Being laughably unqualified to talk about something has never stopped us before, so this time we delve into music and what you're all listening to. Head to Spotify and search Running is Bullshit to find our amazing playlist as compiled by our listeners. We also grudgingly admit (again) how useful going to the gym actually is, Stu reveals his surprising degree, and we discuss email inbox scum. And for some reason, someone mentions a human centipede...
Sep 20, 2020
#48 - Track and Field is Bullshit feat. Jimmy Watkins
If you're a runner with a Welsh accent, we'll pretty much have you on as a guest, but when you're a World 800m finalist and rock star, that definitely helps too! We talk to Jimmy about his unique "journey" through sport and music and how he's now combined the two. We also tell Garmin to back off, wonder what races we've entered, and want to know if you've sent Stu a ladies toepad?
Sep 6, 2020
#47 - Running Films are Bullshit, part 2
We try to start by talking about running, but Amy's dog throws up just before we start recording so there's dog action straight from the beginning. Stu's also drinking cider, so we're bound to have a slightly fraught recording. We reveal the winner of last week's competition, and hear the tale of the Great Fall of 2020, a classic Amy Story. We also mock our listeners, give cow advice, and talk about Chariots of Fire and Personal Best, or as we know them: "the Brideshead Revisited of running" and "female Top Gun". We watch shit running films so you don't have to.
1 hr 5 min
Aug 23, 2020
#46 - Running the Entire Wales Coast Path is Bullshit feat. Rhys Jenkins
You may know by now that we quite like the Wales Coast Path, so we're chatting to Rhys Jenkins (again) as he's just run the whole thing quicker than anyone else! There's a big dog update too as Stu has done a canicross run once and has planned the rest of the year based on racing those. Even Amy's been out with her naughty beagle, who makes an brief adorable appearance. There's also information about our nepotism-laced giveaway, naked runners, documentary recommendations, masks and Americans pooing in bushes.
1 hr 1 min
Aug 9, 2020
#45 - Running Accessories are Bullshit
A bullshit look at all the crap you strap and attach to yourself for a run. Who ever said running was simple? No, really, who was that person? How wrong they were... Amy's proud of herself for doing some research, adds more to her inspirational phrasebook, and chats to her Mum. Stu is tired from a bit of walking, explains his pre-run faffing, and doesn't care about the London marathon.
Jul 26, 2020
#44 - Garmin is Bullshit feat. Ruth Keeley
If it's not on Strava it doesn't count, so apologies to all of our Garmin using listeners, but you can no longer call yourself runners. We also talk about what happens when a proper company makes shit jokes like this. Hopefully by the time you read this, Garmin's back up and running, but if not then shiiiit we have bigger things to worry about. Anyway, this is the podcast that loves to hate talking about running, and so now we're basically just a dog podcast, hope that's ok with you? Our guest is Ruth Keeley, author of fellrunlikeagirl, and we chat about fell running and why it's stupid and brilliant.
1 hr 12 min
Jul 12, 2020
#43 - Running Films are Bullshit, part 1
SPOILERS ALERT In this episode we discuss and dissect two running films, Brittany Runs a Marathon and Run Fat Boy Run, so be aware we'll have ruined them for you. We hope you're ready for yet another shitty start to podcast with some real bullshit, but we can assure you within 20 seconds we flip it and there is brilliant news, even though it makes Stu very angry. Stu invents the word 'Hollywoodised', Amy mentions her ultra (twice) and there's talk of boobs, poo, toenails and strava wankers. Classic BS. We leave you with the question: "How far does a penis travel in a run?"
Jun 28, 2020
#42 - Back-to-back Marathons are Bullshit feat. Ben Smith
Three episodes in one month and ANOTHER amazing guest? You're damn right. Ben Smith took on an extraordinary challenge back in 2015, and is gearing up to do another. Find out all about how he got on, how injured he got, and how stopping took its toll. As ever, we skirt around the edges of running by talking about socks, tea, dogs and moving your injury around rather than fixing it.
1 hr 11 min
Jun 14, 2020
#41 - T-shirts are Bullshit feat. Connor Strynkowski aka Pin Skin Man
IT HAPPENED We tracked him down and somehow made him agree to talk to us, and he was lovely. Phew. We also talk a fair bit about equality and Amy says 'intersectionality' a few times, well she is a doctor after all. There's a lot of actual bullshit going on in the world at the moment, and we address it where we can but we're not the experts you need and urge you to find out more about race issues, LGB issues, trans issues, and all the other groups currently under attack.
1 hr 2 min
May 31, 2020
#40 - Sweating is Bullshit feat. Mark Remy
Our guest is a former editor of RunnersWorld.com and the founder of Dumb Runner, Mark Remy, and we get a great insight into the other side of running journalism and why some of those bizarre articles need to exist. We also discuss running early, the ideal time to poo, massive ankles, why you hate cross training, and we have another running confession.
1 hr 7 min
May 17, 2020
#39 - Cross-training is Bullshit
The only thing worse than running is not running, right? In this episode we delve in the murky world of cross-training, and why pretty much all of it is bullshit. Speaking of not running, we both share non-running related injury stories and Amy continues her bid to become an inspirational speaker. Music credit to http://www.freesfx.co.uk
1 hr 5 min
May 3, 2020
#38 - Touching Your Face is Bullshit
While we're still allowed to run, we'll still complain about it. We read out your running confessions, and will happily keep taking them on an ongoing basis because we know you're all terrible running sinners, and we can forgive you. We explain why you won't be seeing a BS face mask, get the lowdown on the Ross Barkley 5k, and tell fat-shaming advertisers to fuck the fuck off. Features an appearance from everyone's favourite corgi.
Apr 19, 2020
#37 - Running in your Garden is Bullshit feat. Gareth Allen
Providing a mild distraction from your lockdown, Running is BS delves into the bizarre world of the garden marathon, running up Everest in your house and other weird things desperate runners are doing to stay occupied and get their distance in. Has Amy been running? You may be pleasantly surprised. And Stu urges you to stop running up and down the same parks, canal paths, and streets and go and do a bit of exploring! Our guest this week is Gareth Allen, an ultra runner who live streamed his garden marathon to a worldwide audience!
Apr 5, 2020
#36 - Q&As are Bullshit
What do you do when there's no running to talk about? Talk about yourself! Thanks to all our listeners who sent in questions for us, we had a great time going through them and offering our complete lack of expertise as answers. We manage to squeeze in a bit of bullshit running news, and have now both adopted the Genders Studio™ method which is effective but doesn't half make your head a bit hot.
1 hr 1 min
Mar 23, 2020
#35 - Showers are Bullshit
Amy massively overreacts to a single comment about her audio and has taken a drastic solution to improve the ‘studio’. We inevitably drop the C-bomb as the world of running is now dominated by the reaction to COVID-19 and its impacts, as well as post-run showers, brambles, fancy teas, and fell races that haven’t been cancelled. We also ask very important questions such as “Would you wear a manbra” and “Is it ok to just go and run a strava segment?”… See more
Mar 8, 2020
#34 - Coronavirus is Bullshit feat. Liz Ayres & Howard Owen
A last minute stand in for Amy sees SBC rock the mic with Stewart for this episode full of all kinds of running bullshit. There's sweary banter galore with chafing, race cancellations, filthy puns, and making noises at gross out comments. We have bonus double guestage with London Marathon pacer Liz Ayres giving us a rundown of the changes being made to this year's race and Howard Owen's review of his, understandably, slowest ever marathon in Siberia.Support us You can support this podcast by donating monthly, buying a buff or snagging some advertising on Patreon, or buy some of our awesome BS merch from Spreadshirt.
Feb 25, 2020
#33 - High Jump is Bullshit feat. Sharon Heveran
Stewart and Amy (and a yappy Corgi) take on the biggest and most important topics in running (probably) in yet another episode of the podcast that loves to hate running. We talk about being ill, boobs, race tshirts, and speak to a former international high jumper and coach who only bloody went to the Olympics, Sharon Heveran.News Tokyo marathon to cancel entries from general public | The Case Against Stretching | Research finds running in the wrong sized sports bra shortens your strideSupport us You can support this podcast by donating monthly, buying a buff or snagging some advertising on Patreon, or buy some of our awesome BS merch from Spreadshirt.
1 hr 6 min
Feb 9, 2020
#32 - Nike is Bullshit
The podcast that loves to hate running delves into the murky world of shoes, and the whole Nike debacle. Watch out, Stu has read, like, two articles and now has Opinions. We also talk about why you shouldn't use Eventbrite for races, how far breasts bounce, and the best way to kill time during a quarantine. This episode is dedicated to Cactus. He was a very good boi. You can support this podcast on Patreon and buy BS merch from Spreadshirt.
1 hr 1 min
Jan 26, 2020
#31 Cross Country is Bullshit feat. Maud Hodson
It's Cross Country time, so we've spoken to Maud Hodson about Run Equal, a fantastic campaign that wants men and women to run the same distance. It doesn't sound like a lot to ask does it? You'd be surprised at the bullshit they encounter... This episode's Bullshit Running News theme is like nothing you've ever heard before (by which we mean good), and that's all thanks to our awesome Patreon subscribers. Why not give us a dollar? If you want a buff, this is the place to go. You want merch? We got merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/runningisbullshit/ Cover photo credit: Leonard Martin
Jan 12, 2020
#30 - Starting to Run is Bullshit
The running podcast with the worst running hosts is back, and who better to dish out the advice than someone who's been injured for 2 years and someone who doesn't run? In this episode, we insult New Zealanders, talk about dog shit, and endlessly scream into the void about 'burning off those Christmas calories'. ‘Women have less ego. Men think: How hard can this be?’: the female ultra-athletes leading the field. This episode is sponsored by Angela Foster-Swailes, Ben Timpson, Elizabeth Rees, Francis Snoding, Harry Bryant, Huw Phillips, Jay, John Welch, Jonathan Carter, Kris Whitmore, M Jones, Matt Caffyn, Matt Garner, Nicky Genders, Richard Skyrme, Rob Smith, and Steph Hall - THANK YOU! Head to patreon.com/runningisbullshit to see how you can support this podcast.
Dec 29, 2019
#29 - 2019 was Bullshit
Our yearly review of the year, and you guessed it, it was bullshit. Naturally, we bring you more exciting tea updates, and talk about Amy's ludicrously cute puppy Finley and how much he shits and has ruined her life. We talk about our new year's resolutions (don't hold your breath), and recap the Bullshit Running News that caught our eye during the year. AND there's a new way to support Running is Bullshit - Patreon.
Dec 2, 2019
#28 - Fell Running is Bullshit feat. Gary Damer and Dean Smith
Well Amy hasn't been running, but that's no longer a big deal as Stu can't stop racing for some reason. We have double guest action with Gary Damer and Dean Smith from Behind the Medal podcast, who definitely love running and swearing more than us! We give you top dogging tips, and all we ask in return is your opinion on what Bullshit Tea should taste like. It makes more sense if you listen rather than reading this tbh...
1 hr 6 min
Nov 17, 2019
#27 - Eye Worms are Bullshit
Another episode, another week where Amy hasn't run, but don't worry you won't be disappointed by the reason. Our guest is Kerrie Aldridge, one of the pack of the back runners at the 2019 London Marathon who were so mistreated. We find how she got started and why she's going back to London. You can also find out more about her amazing charity work here: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Nov 3, 2019
#26 - Poop is Bullshit
The best three weekly podcast that loves to hate running is back. There's the usual amount of bullshit, and somewhat inevitably, actual shit to discuss. We talk about American race fees, the 'Great' Runs and arbitrary scoring systems. Stu had so much to complain about he forgot to mention the extremely minor barbwire injury he got while trail running, but hopefully now you've read this and know about it.
Oct 13, 2019
#25 - The IAAF is Bullshit
Amy's lack of planning really comes into its own this week as she describes the trail run from hell and Stewart has a lot to get off his chest. We talk about why watching running might not actually be bullshit, but how the World Championships really were, the new way to enter Tough Mudder, and a discussion on what is your price on for shitting yourself at the end of a race. Ivor Hewitt's blog: https://blog.ivor.org/2018/08/my-accident.html
1 hr 9 min
Sep 22, 2019
#24 - Watching Running is Bullshit
The only thing worse than running is watching other people running. You know it, we know it, so here it all is. Episode also features Amy's animal adventures, trollunteering, and Stewart ruining the accessibility of the podcast by not being completely shit. We want to hear about your rookie running errors, and if you've ever seen non-runners tucking into the post-race food or aid stations! Drop us a line on twitter, facebook or email!
Sep 9, 2019
#23 - Tripping is Bullshit feat. Ella Dove
Hear the sad voices of Amy and Stewart as we once again delve into the bullshit world of running. Includes, amongst other things, Theresa May, the legend of Pin Skin Man, Ed Balls and our lovely guest Ella Dove who has the ULTIMATE running injury story.
1 hr 2 min
Aug 18, 2019
#22 - Weather is Bullshit
"There's no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes" BULLSHIT. Obviously we think that, it's our thing. We also discuss strava "art", pissing in the path, Eliud Kipchoge selling out, and Ed Milliband.
Aug 4, 2019
#21 - Gyms are Bullshit feat. Tom Fairbrother part 2
Can anyone beat Pin Skin Man? That's the vital question being asked in this episode. We also discuss sweating, Father Ted, Love island, how to poo and dead sheep. You know, all the important stuff. Tom Fairbrother joins us for part 2 of his interview to talk about his experience of eating disorders and how we can support our fellow runners. The #TRAINBRAVE campaign aims to inspire more athletes to share their stories and raise awareness of the risks of eating disorders and RED-s. https://trainbrave.org/
Jul 21, 2019
#20 - Getting Lost is Bullshit feat. Tom Fairbrother part 1
We speak to Tom Fairbrother, the disqualified winner of Race to the Stones, about his experience and the most aggressive race strategy you've ever heard of. Plenty of news, rants and complaint as per usual, and a surprisingly strong defence of Disney races, though not from either of us... Tom co-founded Train Brave, a campaign to support runners with eating disorders and to raise awareness of this important issue: https://trainbrave.org/
Jun 30, 2019
#19 - Geese are Bullshit
The podcast that loves to hate running is back to talk about goose banter, not training, running hangovers, and surprisingly little about bodily fluids for a change. Our topic this episode is shit races and virtual races/runs. Are they all bullshit, or is there a place for them?
Jun 16, 2019
#18 - Treadmills are Bullshit feat. Holly Corlett
The podcast that loves to hate running! This episode we talk to Holly Corlett, better know to the Bullshitters as SBC, about her weird running story which ultimately lead to running on a treadmill for 24 hours... We also talk a lot about snot and where to deposit it, and ask you what running things did you learn about far too late? Running is BS buffs now available! Get in touch to get merched up.
Jun 5, 2019
#17 - Training Plans are Bullshit
WE DID ULTRAS We talk about ultras. Have you done ultras? Contact us about ultras. (Don't worry, we're both shit at them)
May 19, 2019
#16 - Sprinting is Bullshit feat. Mica Moore
When is a long distance training session not a long distance training session? Our guest Mica Moore is quicker sitting down than she is running! We discover another dastardly supervillain in a dramatic reading and see the return of the Amy Genders' Gender Agenda!
May 6, 2019
#15 - Marathons are Bullshit
SO, here's our London Marathon special all about, like, marathons, and why they're, like, bullshit. We also, like, respond to criticism and find out Amy doesn't know how sentences start. Bullshit running news, more updates from China, and we ask how far do you trust a fart? Oh, and there's a COMPETITION!
1 hr 11 min
Apr 21, 2019
#14 - Funnel Duckers are Bullshit feat. Danny Norman
Danny rants do do do do do do, Danny rants do do do do do do... With Me Now presenter Danny Norman is our guest to talk about the background to his fantastic podcast and some parkrun bullshit.
1 hr 19 min
Apr 7, 2019
#13 - Trail Running is Bullshit
We're lacing up our trail shoes and heading out into the wilderness for this episode as we talk about trail running. We talk about Barkley, the bullshit running news and of course your tweets and bullshit stories. Have you fallen out on a run? We want to hear about it.
Mar 25, 2019
#12 - Ultras are Bullshit feat. Rhys Jenkins
Our guest is a rock solid legend, the 'inspirational' Rhys Jenkins, ultra runner and race director. Of course, we talk to him about poo. We read your tweets, the bullshit running news, and bullshit story of the week! Let us know if Mercury has affected your running recently...
Mar 11, 2019
#11 - Running Inspiration is Bullshit
Find out why we're big in Japan, Amy talks about poo and Stewart tells his favourite tampon story... This weeks theme is running inspiration, and why it's complete bullshit.
Feb 18, 2019
#10 - Mental Illness is Bullshit feat. Hope Virgo
We interview the fantastic Hope Virgo and get a great insight into eating disorders and running, as well as making up a whole backstory for her as a superhero against her invented arch enemy... We also have a competition WINNER - gotta listen to find out who though. Please tell us what wasps are for, what makes a running wanker, and bully Amy into running more so she has something to talk about for next time.
Feb 5, 2019
#9 - Running Wankers are Bullshit
COMPETITION TIME - leave us a review, screenshot it, send it to us and you can win this rather snazzy backpack: https://iamrunbox.com/en/backpack/3-backpack-lite.html#/color-orange
Jan 19, 2019
#8 - Irongirl is Bullshit feat. Liz Rees
This week we're joined by Liz Rees, an awesome runner, supporter and C25k graduate and leader! She gets stuck into what's bullshit about being a chubby runner and how she's turned that into everlasting twitter glory. We also have loads of contact from our listeners, and we mostly insult them for their loyalty. Sorry.
Dec 31, 2018
#7 - 2018 Was Bullshit
The final episode of 2018! It's been quite a bullshit year, so what could be better than making a podcast about it? There are some proper pearls of wisdom in this episode and, frankly, more calls to action than is decent.
Dec 20, 2018
#6 - Races are Bullshit
We've got a whole load of race hate for you on this episode. Wait, what? Phrasing? No that seems ok to me...
Dec 5, 2018
#5 - Sports Bras are Bullshit feat. Hannah Phillips
This episode is a bit boob obsessed, but for all the right reasons! Hannah the Runner is our amazing guest as we tackle some of the week's running news, and continue to complain about the thing we love the most.
Nov 18, 2018
#4 - Portaloos are Bullshit
How not to propose during a marathon, Americans in sports bras, and complaining about every single thing in the lead up to a big race. This week we want your toilet stories! Send them to us on twitter and Facebook.
Nov 7, 2018
#3 - North Korea is Bullshit feat. Kate Derrick
The podcast that hates to love running is back with your responses to last week when we solved gender inequality in running (you're welcome), discussing our bitter jealousy of world records and we even manage to rope in a guest! Kate Derrick is the Grumpy Jogger, so who better to tell us all about what she hates most about running. Don't forget to let us know about your chafing issues, and what has been BS about your running this week.
Oct 20, 2018
#2 - Censorship is Bullshit
Amy and Stewart discuss friend of the show Bobbi, women's stuff, and absolutely do not mention eggs.
Oct 9, 2018
#1 - Nipples are Bullshit
Amy and Stewart talk about themselves, the speed camera challenge and Stewart's nipples.