Inside Running Podcast

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March 27, 2019  

073: Ray Boyd

March 27, 2019

Brad’s hitting up 1st Birthday Parties and still getting treatment, this time on his back.

Julian’s back running but is stopped with tight hips, arranging an immediate massage.

Brady’s been up all night with his legs still cooked and also gets an immediate massage appointment.

Sean Whipp adds some clarification on placing in IAAF Gold Label races with respect to points ranking from last week’s discussion.

Catriona Bisset of MUAC runs 21st fastest 800m at Vic Milers Club Women’s A Race, beating Georgia Griffith

Two listener question asks about tapering for a first half marathon, and hydration for Great Ocean Road Marathon, then Moose on the Loose takes it out on impatient recreational runners not appreciating the development process for short-term overreaching.

This episode is sponsored by the O Keefe Challenge, a race that the hosts hold a lot of fondness for - you can find out more at

Ray Boyd, 2:13 Marathoner and Western Australian Principal of the Year Winner joins Brady about his career in distance running and particularly the marathon starting with how his quest to qualify for the Sydney Olympics involved getting to Chicago by winning the Canberra Marathon.

Ray recounts his experiences with the Chicago Marathon that lead to his lifetime personal best, then follows up with running the 2000 Olympic Marathon Trial in Sydney, explaining the challenges with training for a marathon in Perth and the necessity in racing in the eastern states. Ray talks about balancing his high training with his career as a teacher, the reliance on modern technologies and the stories around Falls Creek training camps and the 1995 International Chiba Ekiden, closing with how his retirement from professional sport channelled his energy into teaching and mentions Lee Troop’s cheeky unofficial record at Falls Creek as well as the contemporaries he looked up to and who in Western Australian running excites him.

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