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June 17, 2020  

137: Matthew Clowes

June 17, 2020

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Brad adjusts his expectations to suit his body and rolls through some podcasts.
Julian gets into the nuances of running pants and grinds out a 5K time trial.
Brady recovers from the 10K track and comes good after emerging from the fog. 

Nic Bideau organises Melbourne Track Club Lap of the Tan on Friday 12th June 2020, headlined by Stewy McSweyn, Jack Rayner and Dave McNeill and athletes from different training squads. Stewy ran the 2nd fastest time of all time in 10:12, while Linden Hall in the same time trial ran 12:08, ranking equal 5th with Sinead Diver. Also featured were Canadian athlete Andrea Seccafien, Sarah Billings and Natalie Rule.
Run The Tan Top 100 Fastest Times 
Tan Time Trial race report by The Age  

An Unlikely Race: Tempo Journal  


Team Ingebrigtsen took line honours over Team Cheruiyot in the Maurie Plant Memorial Race, with Jakob setting a European 2000m Record. The Impossible Games in Bislett also featured Sondre Moen lowering European 25000m record and Felip Ingebrigsten setting a new 1000m Norweigian Record.
Runners World

Alice asks the listener question of the week of how new mothers should go about returning to running when future events are uncertain.

Moose on the Loose calls out the fairweather posers who talk themselves up and promise the world, only to take the short easy option out, separating those who want it and those that only talk about wanting it.
Julian Spence on The Wanderlusters Mind podcast


English runner Matthew Clowes calls in from Cardiff, Wales to chat with Brady about coming across his fartlek challenge and going through his impressive range of personal bests from a sub-4 minute mile to running 2:13 at the 2019 Berlin Marathon.
Before Berlin however, Matt recounts his horror marathon debut at London and how despite torrid the race played out, why he didn’t DNF from that performance. Matt then explains what he learnt from that experience and turning it into perfect race execution at the Berlin Marathon. He touches on how he’s currently getting through the pandemic lockdown and then goes into his running origin story, switching from football as a junior and his progression through the “brutal” cross country of the UK and then transitioning into his unique time running through the American college system where he spent 5 years navigating the scene.

 Matt goes into fitting in his training around his career as a Clinical Educator and blending the different philosophies from coaches over the years, then closing out with his optimism on the current state of Team GB marathon running.

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