New podcast episode: Nell McAndrew on marathon PBs and how she wants to be running parkrun at 80 - Women's Running

New podcast episode: Nell McAndrew on marathon PBs and how she wants to be running parkrun at 80

Author: Esther Newman

Read Time:   |  January 7, 2022

This week on the Women's Running podcast Esther talks to January cover star Nell about her love of fitness and running, and how her training has changed as she’s got older

In this episode we’re having a chat with Nell McAndrew, who just happens to be gracing the cover of our January issue right at this very minute. We are so chuffed to have bagged Nell on our cover – you might remember Nell from back in the 90s when she transformed into Lara Croft and ended up on many a bedroom wall. But these days, she’s better known as a marathon and fitness superstar. She bagged an impressive marathon sub-3 PB back in 2012 at the London Marathon, and has continued to run and strength train and inspire the rest of us since then. I talk to her about what it’s like to run when you’re a well-known person, and also how she started in the first place. And now that she’s in her 40s, we also talk about why it’s lovely to run for running’s sake rather than chasing a PB all the time. She talks to me about running for charities that are close to her heart, wanting to run parkrun when she’s 80, and how her training for a marathon would be a whole lot different these days now that she knows more about nutrition. She’s an absolute legend on Instagram, and I have loved being inspired by her fitness sets during lockdown, and her unwavering enthusiasm for the joy of the run – you’ll be inspired too, just you wait!

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