iRun: the Running Show airs Saturdays 8-9 am on Ottawa's Team1200 Sports Radio
Join host Mark Sutcliffe and co-host Ray Zahab as they chat with guests including inspiring runners, coaches, race directors, running celebrities and more!
Mark Sutcliffe, group publisher and founder of iRun magazine, is an Ottawa Citizen running columnist, radio host, author of Why I Run and marathoner. Ray Zahab is an adventure runner, founder of Impossible2Possible and the iRun Runner-in-Chief.
iRun Podcast from April 27 2013
Mark's three guests are determined to get to Boston next year: Jennifer Hartley, who was just past the finish line when the attack occurred; Diana Babor, who was about to turn on Boylston when it all happened and never got to cross the finish line; and Ben Zion Caspi, who grew up in Israel and is no stranger to terrorist attacks. He didn't start running until his 50s but when he runs Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend it will be his 30th marathon. He wasn't in Boston this year, but wants to run next year to prove the resilience of runners in the face of terrorists.
iRun Podcast from April 20 2013
All about Boston: In this special edition of the show, Mark talks to six runners plus one spectator who were at the 2013 Boston Marathon. iRun contributor and National Post author Ben Kaplan reflects on how we’ll move forward, and John Halvorsen, the race director of Ottawa Race Weekend, discusses what it means for future marathons.
iRun Podcast from April 13 2013
Everyone's talking about the Boston Marathon, including Mark and Ray. Mark is joined by author Arthur Coffey, who has run 44 marathons after he was told by doctors that he would never run again; Daniel Munro, who ran Around the Bay and raised money in a unique way; and Paralympian Jason Dunkerley, who shares the remarkable story of donating a kidney to his wife and getting ready for Alive to Strive Race.
iRun Podcast from March 9 2013
Runner-in-Chief Ray Zahab talks about the differences between running
across the Sahara and his
upcoming run across the Gobi Desert. Ben Kaplan reminisces
about his first race at about Around
the Bay, offers his advice for people running Boston this year, and talks about his upcoming
book. Leona Emberson talks about the All-in 5K and what it
takes to make a race truly barrier-free. Geordie McConnell, head coach at the Ottawa Run Club, returns with some
advice on addressing muscle mobility, weaknesses and imbalances in time for
this year’s spring events.
iRun Podcast from March 2 2013
This week’s show is all about running while
on the road. Hill repeats in a parking garage? Loops in a parking lot? Hey,
whatever it takes. Rob Laderoute is running in
Croatia and Rome; Dev Paul has run in Beijing’s
Olympic Park, but has also had to resort to running laps around a hotel
balcony; Ken Jobba did his hill repeat workout up a
parking garage ramp in Chicago; John Giguere from the
Canadian Forces trained for his first marathon while deployed in the Congo; and
John Quinn, who had an article in the Wall Street Journal about some incredible places he’s run.
iRun Podcast from February 9 2013
For the Science of Sport this week, Ken
Brunet from PEAK Centre talks
technology, including threshold VO2 Max testing. Chris Emslie,
who used running to overcome addiction, returns to talk about running to raise
money and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. From one extreme to the other, trail-guru
Dave McMahon discusses the Grand-to-Grand Ultra and snowshoe running. Geordie McConnell, head coach at the Ottawa Run Club, is returning from
injury and shares his tips for a safe comeback.
iRun Podcast from February 2 2013
In this week’s Science of Sport, Ken Brunet
from PEAK Centre joins Mark to talk
about the type of speed work you need to do if you want to get faster at any
distance. Olympic Marathoner Dylan Wykes talks about his experience at the London
Olympics, and offers tips for getting to the next level that anyone can use. Coach Rick Hellard chats about Team in Training, the
secret to hills, and race day jitters.
iRun Podcast from January 26 2013
Mark and Ray
Zahab chat about an amazing couple in Australia planning to run 365
marathons in 365 days for 2013; Ken Brunet, from the Peak Centre for Human Performance, on the
“right” number of days you should run (hint: it depends!) and how to fuel for
it; Carolyne Buchanan and Suzann Townend,
who were awarded iRun Awards for their unwavering desire – and
ability – to inspire and engage other runners; Mark Wigmore,
on his experience running an indoor
half marathon and on organizing the 2013 ORW pacing team; and Mike Palmer, runner, and Shawne Kokelj organizer, of the Frostbite 45, an
ultramarathon held on trails and lakes in Yellowknife, NT in March.
iRun Podcast from January 5 2013
Mark recaps some favourite interviews from
2012 in this “Best of the Running Show” episode: Canada’s Governor General David Johnston, who was on the cover of iRun in November 2012, has run over 20 marathons. MP Patrick Brown from
Barrie, ON raised funds for Juvenile Diabetes and was going to run NYC marathon; when he heard it was cancelled, he made
other plans (November 10). Canadian Women’s Marathon record-holder Silvia
Ruegger spoke to Mark when there was talk that her record might fall (October
6). Rick Rayman, the Toronto dentist who has done over 280
marathons and run every single day for more than 30 years, ran six marathons in
6 weeks this fall, and may just have some ideas for you (October 27).