Fastest Man On Earth | Jason Hardrath | Podcast #181

Fastest Man On Earth, features Jason Hardrath, who is an extreme endurance athlete and a school P.E. teacher. He holds the fastest known time (or FKT in running language) for Mount McLoughlin. He made it to the 9,495-foot summit in just under an hour and three minutes.

Fastest Man On Earth | Jason Hardrath | Podcast #181

Jason Hardrath is an extreme endurance athlete and a school P.E. teacher. He holds the fastest known time (or FKT in running language) for Mount McLoughlin. He made it to the 9,495-foot summit in just under an hour and three minutes. This extreme endurance athlete has also qualified for world-championships with the gruelling Ironman competitions. After a severe car-crash, he’s gone on to become an expert mountain-climber & he is currently in training for his next challenge – climbing some of The U.S.A.’s toughest peaks, back to back.

Transcript from ‘Fastest Man On Earth’ Podcast

Jason – I was just out chasing cool things I’d accumulated with rock climbing, mountaineering and orienteering skill sets. I’d also had a traumatic car accident that kind of took away my running for a while and when the running came back, I’d accumulated this skill set as part of my process of finding something to do with myself. When my running came back I was like, oh well now I’m going to run between these big mountain objectives and deep back-country things. So it made it really easy to go for fastest known times.

Chris – I think the thing we always need to remind ourselves is, some people are just really not very well and we have the same thing in the military. We call them Walter Mitties and they’re the these individuals that dress up with all the military regalia. One knows they’ve got the beret of some special forces unit and of course they’ve never served. It’s incredibly sad but I had one of these gentlemen on the podcast, who’s let’s use the word, recovered from this delusion. When it came down to it, he suffered some severe abuse as a child.

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The Fastest Men On Earth | Adharanand Finn | #160

The fastest men on Earth, features Adharanand Finn. He is the author of Running with the Kenyans, which was an international bestseller. He chats with Chris Thrall about ultra-running and his techniques on running marathons.

The Fastest Men On Earth featuring Adharanand Finn

Adharanand Finn is the author of Running with the Kenyans, which was an international bestseller. Finn has also worked as an editor for The Guardian newspaper and as a freelance journalist. He is an expert on Eliud Kipchoge’s successful sub-two-hour marathon attempt with those ‘magic’ running shoes.

Transcript from ‘The Fastest Men on Earth’

C – One of the books I read was this fabulous one called ‘Running with The Kenyans’.  It really puts you in the heart of the world’s best runners. I’m absolutely delighted today to have the author Adharanand Finn on the bought the t-shirt podcast. Adharanand, you are obviously legendary in the running world and you’ve written for some of the broadsheet newspapers. So how did it all start?

A – I was a journalist and I was writing for runner’s world magazine. I’d also contributed in writing for The Guardian.

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World Class Ultrarunner | Marathon Des Sables | #120

World Class Ultrarunner, Marathon Des Sables, features Captain Tom Evans who is one of the world’s leading competitors in ultrarunning.

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World Class Ultrarunner | Marathon Des Sables | Captain Tom Evans

Tom Evans made his mark on the ultrarunning world in 2017, when he came third in the 251km desert ultra Marathon des Sables (MdS). Despite entering on the back of a bet with a friend, his third-place finish was the best result any European had ever achieved in the history of the race. Evans astounded once again in 2018, when he won the 101km CCC race at the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) – the pinnacle of an incredibly successful racing year, which also saw him take the top spot – and break course records – at the Coastal Challenge Costa Rica. At 2019’s Western States 100, a near iconic fixture on the ultrarunning calendar, Evans took third place and even broke the record for the fastest overseas time at the Californian race, clocking 14 hrs 59 minutes in his debut 100-miler. A British Army Captain, Tom Evans was little known to the ultrarunning world until 2017, but is now one of the world’s leading competitors.

Transcript snippet from ‘World Class Ultrarunner | Marathon Des Sables | Captain Tom Evans’ podcast

Chris and Tom

C – Tom, how are you Sir?

T – I’m very well Chris, very well, how are you?

C – Yeah, I’m wonderful and I just want to thank you on joining us on such short notice Tom, I really appreciate it.

T – No, not all, I’m glad you were able to find time in your busy diary to have a chat.

C – Well, I’ve got another thank you for you, which is that you were kind enough to do a quote for my forthcoming book. For people watching it should be up there to the right of my podcast overlay, called State of Mind, which is a Royal Marines slogan. It’s the story of myself running 999 miles, pretty much non stop, sleeping in my tent by the side of the road. Tom very kindly did what we call in blurb terms a quote for the book, so thank you very much mate.

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COMMANDO Mindset Vs ULTRA | #129

COMMANDO Mindset Vs ULTRA, features Gavin Boyter & Aradhna Tayal. They talk running with former Royal Marine, Chris Thrall.

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COMMANDO Mindset Vs ULTRA | Gavin Boyter & Aradhna Tayal Talk Running With Royal Marine Chris Thrall

Paris – Strasbourg – Munich – Vienna – Budapest – Bucharest – Istanbul. Armed with a toilet trowel and a converted Mazda Bongo called Roxy, ultrarunner and filmmaker Gavin Boyter embarked on a long-distance challenge to run the 3400km from Paris to Istanbul ultrarunning the route of the Orient Express. Gavin crossed 180 rivers and ascended 16,500 metres, through forests, mountains, plains and major cities – aided all the way by the ever encouraging support of driver and manager Aradhna. In this podcast they compare notes on preparation and mindset with former Royal Marines Commando and ultra runner Chris Thrall

Transcript from ‘COMMANDO Mindset Vs ULTRA | Gavin Boyter & Aradhna Tayal Talk Running With Royal Marine Chris Thrall’ podcast

Chris and Gavin and Aradhna

C – Gavin, Aradhna, how are you?

G – We’re great thanks

C – It’s nice to hook up again, all be it virtually.

G – Yeah we’re some sort of spiritual crazy adventure run sort of twins or something.

A – I think the last time I saw you Chris was in Wales with a backpack on the size of you, running over the bridge with Gavin.

G – The Severn Bridge yeah.

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MY 200-MILE RUN TO RAISE AWARENESS OF VETERANS HOMELESSNESS

RUNNING HOMELESS FOR CHRISTMAS

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Hello Friends!

I hope this finds you well.

I’m Chris Thrall. I’m a former Royal Marines Commando turned author, adventurer and the host of the popular Bought the T-Shirt Podcast. I’m been fortunate to have lived, worked and travelled in over 85 countries across all seven continents. I’m a qualified pilot, skydiver and advanced scuba diver. I’ve backpacked through every country in North, South and Central America. I’ve taught street children in post-war Mozambique and driven journalists to India and back by coach. I’ve also expeditioned to the Antarctic Polar circle to dive on icebergs. I’m now hold a degree in youth work. I’m a substance misuse specialist and an inspirational speaker.

But my life wasn’t always so adrenaline-fuelled and adventured packed …

Upon leaving the Royal Marines I completely lost my mental health and ended up homeless. But without any support from professionals or groups, I got my life back on track and now support others to do likewise and I raise money for veterans charities.

In 2018 I ran an ultramarathon a day #999miles the length of Britain. In 2019 for my 50th birthday I completed a quadruple ironman-distance triathlon, swimming 9 miles, cycling 450 and running for 108.

Now I need YOUR support as I take on my toughest challenge yet!

On the 22nd December 2020 I will be running home-less for Christmas. I will run 200 miles around the Brickfields running track in Plymouth – that’s 800 laps – to raise awareness of the UK’s homelessness problem and funds for the Baton veterans charity. I’ve picked a running track to represent the boredom, monotony and endless drudge of being street homeless. I’ve picked Christmas to symbolise the loneliness and lack of empathy that socially excluded people face – not just during the festive season but throughout their lives.

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Stranded On Everest at 18 | Alex Staniforth | Podcast #49

Stranded On Everest at 18, features Alex Staniforth, who is an adventurer, extreme endurance athlete and author. He has made two attempts to climb Mt. Everest and narrowly missed death by avalanche and earthquake. Alex is the fastest person to climb all 100 UK county tops – in 72 days. We discuss adventure, mindset and the most important preparation to get into training for the Royal Marines.
 
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Stranded On Everest at 18

Alex Staniforth is an adventurer, a TedX, inspirational speaker, EXTREME ENDURANCE ATHLETE and author. He has made two attempts to climb Mt. Everest and narrowly missed death by avalanche and earthquake. Alex is the fastest person to climb all 100 UK county tops – in 72 days. We discuss adventure, mindset and the most important preparation to get into training for the Royal Marines.

Transcript snippet from ‘Stranded On Everest at 18 Alex Staniforth’ podcast

Chris and Alex

Hello Friends,

C – Alex, how are you brother?

A – I’m great thanks, good to be here and thanks for having me on.

C – Oh, it’s so kind that you agreed to come on at a pretty short notice. Although, we’re not really going anywhere at the moment, what with this lockdown. I saw your story on Linked In and I immediately thought, hang on I’ve seen this guy do a TedX talk. Which is impressive in itself. I remember you saying about turning adversity and bad experiences into something positive. Which is something I massively promote, if you don’t have a NO negative outlook, you’re just digging yourself into the ground.’

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