The Best Podcasts about RUNNING

Best Podcast for Runners

I mentioned in last week’s Boston Marathon training vlog that I’m listening to some brand new running podcasts to keep me going during my long runs (and let’s face it, some of the short ones too).

Ali on the Run show – I’ve been reading Ali’s blog for years, and actually could answer more questions in my Clinical Dietetics exam about Crohn’s thanks to her very honest posts! Her podcast launched a couple of weeks ago and so far I’ve listened to five of them – two more saved for the weekend long run. I love how informal they are, like chatting with old/new friends about RUNNING. Most runners love chatting about all things running, so these make great easy listening if like me you could chat about miles for hours on end. Her really open and honest podcast with her husband is great esp with anyone that deals with any bowel issues themselves. Loving this new addition to my podcast list.

Runner’s Connect – Professional runner, Tina Muir (who I met last year before the London marathon) talks with experts in their field discussing all things running related – from the importance of sleep, training your brain as a runner, and tips for the weights room. She also chats with other elites like Molly Huddle. This is more of a serious, information sharing podcast than some of the other running podcasts that I listen to and I’ve picked up a lot of great tips to improve my training and recovery.

Another Mother Runner – one that was brought to my attention when I asked for running podcasts on twitter. Hosted by Sarah Bowen Shea, this marathon veteran chats with a rotating group of co-hosts and expert guests, discussing all training, nutrition, motivation and mental toughness, as well issues such as stomach problems, snot rockets etc. I think this one will be a good giggle on those early morning training runs.

Best Podcast for Runners

I’ll Have Another with Lindsay Hein –  Another informal chat style podcast where Lindsey chats (usually while drinking wine!) with runners from across the US. I loved her interview with Amelia Gapin (the first trans woman on the cover of Women’s Running magazine) – I learned so much, and found it a really eye opening chat between Lindsey and Amelia. She also did an awesome podcast with my coach Mary Johnson. This is a podcast I always save for my Sunday long run.

Kelly Robert’s Run Selfie Repeat podcast – I think Kelly is a little like marmite, you love her, or you don’t. Personally, I love Kelly’s blog and her BQ or Bust Youtube videos , and although I enjoy the podcast, I wish they were a little bit longer (each is about 15 mins) currently I save them up to listen to 2 or 3 at a time. She shares some valuable self-help style information, funny stories and general motivational stuff, however if you’re a long time blog reader, some of it you may have read/heard before – I hope she gets some guests on to mix things up a little. Personally, as someone who started running as a way to deal with grief, as Kelly did, I can relate to a lot of what she talks about!

Marathon Talk Lots of you love this podcast, personally I’ve never got along with it however given how many of you recommended it to me on Twitter, I’m willing to give it another go. Presented by Tom Williams and Martin Yelling, apparently this is the UK’s number 1 running podcast. The guys chat about recent running news, interviews with elite runners and celebrate listener’s marathon time in the Listener Podium. I actually heard a shout out to my friend Anna (behind the blog Annatheapple) about her running in Orlando.

CTolle Run – I haven’t listened to these on the run yet, but I listened to her recent chat with Lindsay on ‘I’ll have another’ and immediately subscribed. Carrie Tollefson is a former middle distance elite runner, and was voted fourth most beautiful athlete in the world by Sports Illustrated in 2006, and now works in broadcasting, covering high profile events like the Olympic marathon trials. She interviews her guest while out running, even if that means a sub 7 min mile! She recently interview Ryan Hall – one to listen to next week!

In this post I’m wearing the Panasonic Wings wireless, waterproof headphones. I get so annoyed having the wire dangling down my front from normal headphones so love wireless headphones (when I remember to charge them!). They work using bluetooth to play your podcast, music or audiobook through the secure, comfortable ear pieces.

Best Podcast for Runners


  1. 25th February 2017 / 8:45 am

    You’ve got a pretty good list! Some of these I’ve listened to, whilst some are new to me – I’ll have to check those out! You might also like Nicole Antoinette’s Real Talk Radio podcasts… they’re amazing!

    • 26th February 2017 / 3:58 am

      I love her podcast, especially her Soberversary and her PCT episodes!

  2. 25th February 2017 / 3:09 pm

    Great list – they are all the same as mine other than the last two! Too funny. It’s been a lot of fun listening to Ali’s voice because I’ve read her blog for so long now.

  3. 25th February 2017 / 5:53 pm

    Ooh great recommendations. I listen to a few of those and may just check out some of the others now. You might also enjoy the Tough Girl podcast. Sarah Williams wants to motivate women and girls and the podcast provides great role models in the interviews with women who have taken on some incredible challenges. The running ones are always great, but to be honest I’ve enjoyed them al even when it’s been about a sport I know little about.

  4. 26th February 2017 / 4:00 am

    I like most of those (one I can’t STAND). The Tina Muir one always makes me giggle because the introduction is this massive American ‘Now….let me introduce your host…..Tina MUUUUIIIIIRRRR’ and then you hear her sweet, apologetic British voice saying ‘hi’.

    I love Ali’s podcast!

    • charlotte
      26th February 2017 / 7:20 am

      Haha I’m wondering if the one you don’t like is the one I’m thinking of 😉 xx

      • 27th February 2017 / 12:53 pm

        hehehehehehe 🙂 This made ME giggle!

  5. Hannah
    26th February 2017 / 6:37 pm

    Thanks for these! The only one I listen to is Marathon Talk so look forward to downloading the others!