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November 6, 2019  

105: Scott McTaggart

November 6, 2019

105: Scott McTaggart


This episode is sponsored by the 2020 Cadbury Hobart Marathon on January 12 


Brad gets around parkrun and then comes undone in old 4% tib post - Moose provides insight
Julian still manages the toe, struggles then comes around
Brady negotiates Shepparton council for track access in lane 4 ahead for VMC


Sinead Diver placed 5th 2:26:23 and Ellie Pashley came 8th in 2:27:07 in the New York City Marathon having a day to remember. The boys break down the performances and the implications in moving ahead for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Jack Rayner finished 22nd in a time of 2:16:58 with Brett Robinson 23rd in 2:17:50.
World Half Marathon record holders Geoffrey Kamworor and Joyciline Jepkosgei each took the win, Kamworor going back to back with Jepkosgei in her marathon debut.


Gen Gregson & Jordan Williamsz win the Noosa Bolt 5K


Listener question asks about what to focus on post-marathon before Julian debuts a new segment “Moose’s Shoe Tips” - and why you should get the best possible fit from a shoe specialist.


Scott McTaggart, sub 2:20 marathoner, former Point to Pinnacle record holder current Cadbury Marathon record holder and ACT runner chats with Brad about his early interest in the sport and his influences guiding him through his junior years, progressing to some junior state titles before getting picked up by the University of Texas cross country team. 

Scott talks about qualify for the Olympics, racing rival Martin Dent and then pivoting into Mountain Running to represent Australia, while Brad shares one of his earliest memories of Scott and then explaining one of the traditions running around the trails at Stromlo.

They delve into some of Scott’s training philosophies and how specificity played a major role in setting the course records in the Point to Pinnacle and the Hobart Cadbury Marathon.

From the conclusion of his professional, Scott has an open and frank discussion about dealing with his mental health issues affected by perfectionism, toxic work conditions and medications, the help he has received and what he’s done to get through to the other side.

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