Sports Direct launch Fast Enough podcast for runners this Ramadan - Women's Running

Sports Direct launch Fast Enough podcast for runners this Ramadan

Author: Kate Sellers

Read Time:   |  April 12, 2022

We find out about this new podcast which hopes to inspire Muslim runners throughout Ramadan

If you haven’t heard, we love a running podcast! And we especially love the sound of this one.

Sports Direct have launched the Fast Enough podcast. It’s a running podcast hoping to help Muslim communities explore the physical, spiritual and mental benefits of running at a slower place during Ramadan.

Each week, they’ll be airing an episode just before sunset (to coincide with breaking the fast). Set to the steady tempo of 120bpm, the backing track will encourage runners to move mindfully during this month.

The series will be hosted by British Taekwondo athlete and breakthrough punditry star of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Lutalo Muhammad. Each episode will feature a different British Muslim guest star, including star founder of “Active Inclusion Network” Haroon Mota, journalist Fadumo Olow, rugby player Zainab Alema and actress Zoha Rahman.

From exercise plans and wellness tips to mental preparation and finding balance, the podcast series will cover a whole host of topics. It’ll also ensure that listeners don’t miss a beat when it comes to navigating Ramadan safely.

“We know that training during Ramadan is about listening to the body and making decisions based on wellbeing not records,” says Beckie Stanion, from Sports Direct. “We loved the idea of creating something that could have tangible benefits for the Muslim community. The podcast reflects our ambition to accelerate equality and inclusivity in sport, so we hope this inspires and empowers Muslims to train safely this Ramadan.”

Episode guide

  • April 4th: Haroon Mota
    • Top tips on running during Ramadan
    • How to successfully alter your routine and exercise plan
    • The importance of giving
  • April 11th: Fadumo Olow
    • Women’s sport, exercise, and wellness tips during Ramadan
  • April 18th: Zainab Alema
    • Being an athlete in Ramadan
    • How she prepares physically and mentally
    • Challenges she faces as a Muslim woman in sport
    • How she came to found “Studs in the Mud”
  • April 25th: Zoha Rahman
    • Incorporating fitness into the everyday
    • Balancing exercise during Ramadan,
    • Spreading positivity
    • Her career and life so far

You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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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