Centurion Running Podcast

In this episode, James Elson, Robbie Britton and Drew Sheffield discuss the upcoming One Up Virtual event taking place over 20th-26th July. The aim is to accumulate as much vertical/ elevation gain within the week as possible to achieve the highest of the eight possible levels that they can. The trio of hosts try to break the details down and share tips and advice for those planning on taking part. Full details by heading to this link.

https://centurionrunning.com/races/one-up-2020

You can also find our planning and advice document here 

 http://www.centurionrunning.com/podcast/files/one-up-planning.pdf

James chats to one of our Centurion Running regulars, Sonny Peart, about the Black Lives matter movement, Racism today in the UK and Black runners within the sport of ultrarunning. Why are there so few and what can we do to increase participation and access?

If you want to learn more, here are a list of resources we have put together with Sonnys help

Books recommended by Sonny

  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race, by Renni Eddo-Lodge
  • The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla
  • There Ain’t no Black in the Union Jack, by Paul Gilroy
  • Freedom is a Constant Struggle, by Angela Davis
  • Beloved, by Toni Morrison
  • Netflix has made the documentary 13th available currently for free on YouTube

Daily Update from the final day of the One Community challenge. Today we speak to Claudia Burrough who shattered the 100 mile distance in a time of 15 hours and 20 minutes, but did so in a wheelchair, creating a whole new category in the process. We also catch up with Spencer Millberry who finished the 100 mile distance in one go, over Friday into Saturday in a series of out and backs from his front door.

Update from Day 6 of the One Community Challenge, the interview today is with James's co-host of the British Ultrarunning Podcast and past European 24hr Champion Dan Lawson - who currently leads the Mens 50km overall.

A quick recap of the first 4 days of the One Community virtual event, and an interview with Kat and Fran who are probably two of the most remote participants this week, geographically. A team of 7 from their British Antarctic Survery Base on South Georgia Island are entered and working their way towards their targets over the course of the week.

A quick recap of the first 3 days of the One Community Challenge and an interview with the Leaney family who are all taking part this week.

A quick recap of the first 48hrs of the One Community event and an interview with Jess Schumann who is running the 100 mile distance on a cruise ship!

Centurion Running head coaches James Elson and Robbie Britton discuss the upcoming One Community Virtual event and offer their top tips and advice on planning and participating in this unique challenge. The discussion also covers general training and racing advice relevant to all ultra distances.

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