Celebrating our 50th podcast episode! - Women's Running

Celebrating our 50th podcast episode!

Author: Kate Sellers

Read Time:   |  August 4, 2021

The Women's Running podcast has reached 50 episodes – we find out how it's going with host Esther, and share your favourite episodes to listen or re-listen to...

Happy Birthday to us – the Women’s Running podcast has reached 50 episodes!

When we launched the Women’s Running podcast, the world was a very different, and very unsettling place. I had been planning the podcast for some time, and had a few already edited and ready to launch, but Covid had interrupted proceedings and made me think twice about when, how and what to launch.

But after a couple of months of Covid-reality, it became clear that our initial idea of creating a podcast about women runners for women runners still had legs (and strong, running legs at that). There we all were, trapped in our homes, and worried about how events might turn out. We were allotted an hour to exercise outside our homes, and that was an hour that I decided I wanted to fill.

I listen to podcasts and audiobooks all the time when I run, and I love the way that a voice can transport me to another place while I’m churning through the miles. Sometimes I want to find stuff out, or to be entertained, but sometimes I just want a companion, and that’s where things like podcasts really excel.

We wanted to be that running buddy: a buddy to listen to while out on a run, sometimes to have a laugh with, sometimes to find stuff out with, sometimes to share the pain. And that was it.

I have spoken to some incredible women, and continue to do so – the future line up is stellar, let me tell you. But as well as these brilliant women, as a bit of a side hustle, Holly and I started talking about our own endeavours in the Women’s Running Workshop – and it turns out you love us banging on about our few successes, our many failures, our embarrassing moments, along with my fortnightly finger-wagging about hydration. She will NOT learn. Honestly.

I hope you’ve enjoyed them as much as we enjoy making them. There are so many brilliant podcasts to come, I promise – onwards and upwards for the next 50! Meanwhile, here’s our top 5 most popular podcasts of all time, and my personal favourites from the last year. Enjoy! And hit like and subscribe!

Most popular episodes

Ep 1: Anna McNuff
Anna talked to me about her drive for adventure, and what it was like running more than 2000 miles barefoot.
Listen: Apple Podcasts | Spotify

Ep 3: Mel Bound
The This Mum Runs founder has been an inspiration for us for years, so it was a thrill to talk to her about its beginnings in her kitchen, before Covid!
Listen: Apple Podcasts | Spotify

Ep 4: Lisa Jackson
Lisa inspired me hugely with her zest for running, and her love of the back of the pack – she come last in 25 marathons and loved every one of them!
Listen: Apple Podcasts | Spotify

Ep 20: Jenni Falconer
Jenni was every bit as lovely as you’d expect: with a clutch of marathons under her belt, you can almost taste her love of running.
Listen: Apple Podcasts | Spotify

Ep 29: Lucy Hurn
Lucy was a godsend: she spoke to us about how we can all train more smartly, eat better and manage our running to avoid injury.
Listen: Apple Podcasts | Spotify

Esther’s pick

Ep 16: Start to run
This is where Holly & Esther all began: we just wanted to see if anyone would be interested in our chats, and it turns out you were! Follow our story from here.
Listen: Apple Podcasts | Spotify

Ep 23: Eddie Izzard
Eddie has been a hero of mine for decades. I spoke to her while she was running one of 30 marathons during January to raise money for worthy causes.
Listen: Apple Podcasts | Spotify

Ep 39: Dr Juliet McGrattan
I’m embarrassed to say that I actually found out loads in this chat with Juliet about periods and menopause. Turns out you can teach an old runner new tricks.
Listen: Apple Podcasts | Spotify

Written by

Kate Sellers

Kate Sellers

Kate is our Senior Digital Executive and a keen runner. She's also a qualified Personal Trainer and yoga teacher, so she knows her stuff about workouts, cross-training and stretching. She loves to combine running and exploring, so you'll often find her testing out the latest kit in exciting locations across the UK and beyond. Kate champions exercising for enjoyment. "Most of the year, you'll find me running for fun and wellbeing," she says. "That being said, I do still love the thrill of training for a race from time to time!"

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