New podcast episode: Paula Radcliffe on breaking records and cross country equality - Women's Running

New podcast episode: Paula Radcliffe on breaking records and cross country equality

Author: Esther Newman

Read Time:   |  February 4, 2022

In the latest episode of the Women's Running podcast Esther finally manages to talk to Paula Radcliffe, her running hero since forever

In this episode of the podcast (available wherever you get your pods) I speak to Paula Radcliffe, my biggest running hero. Paula’s record breaking win in 2003 is something I think will always stay with me as not only a highlight in the world of athletics, but an inspiration for women everywhere. So I was a bit giddy to be speaking to her. We talk about her marathon achievements, and what it was like to nab that record on that day. We also talked about what it felt like to have that record taken 17 years later. I also ask her about her first love: cross country – what she loves about it, and why she keeps returning to it, and also her thoughts on equal distances for men and women in that sport. We also have a chat about RunFestRun – the running festival she’s been an integral part of since its inception: how meaningful it is as a concept to combine a festival about running, family and fun, how much her own children have loved it, and what she’s looking forward to this year. OMG, it’s Paula! And she is LOVELY.

Join us at RunFestRun! You can camp! You can bring the kids! (Or you can leave them at home…) And you can run!

Join Paula’s Families on Track waves at RunFestRun or at various events nationwide.

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This episode is sponsored by Run 4 All. This year, set yourself the ultimate running challenge and join the thousands of runners who will be taking to the streets of York on Sunday 16th October for the Yorkshire Marathon. If you’re not quite ready to tackle a marathon, you can also try the Yorkshire 10 Mile. Taking place on the same day, this popular event will allow you to experience the atmosphere and sights of the Yorkshire Marathon while tackling a shorter distance. Enter today.

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Esther Newman

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