January 27, 2021
Randal Markey is a Tasmania running legend, having held the Tasmanian 1500m record for a number of years, which has only been broken in the last decade. He was a Commonwealth Games representative in Christchurch in 1974 and was only 18 years of age when he was selected in this team.
In 1974 he won the National 1500m title and joined only a select few Tasmanian’s who have won a national title in Athletics. He made the move to America on a scholarship at the University of Oregon and studied there for 3 years and in the process ran for the track team and picked up a degree in Political Science.
We talk about him meeting USA running legend Steve Prefontaine and what his relationship was like with coaches Bill Dellinger and Max Cherry, what injuries he has sustained and some of the famous runners he has competed against in the 1970s.
Randal has had a remarkable professional career as a journalist, including roles as a manager of Public Affairs and a Media Advisor for the Health Minster and worked for the Western Australian Newspaper in the press gallery during the Hawk and Keating terms.
If you’re a running geek this is the podcast for you 😊
January 20, 2021
This week’s guest is Justin Gossage or better know as “Gosso” in the Devonport running community. Gosso is a real leader of the North West running community, we talk about his kids and their basketball, what makes the North West Coast running community “so good” and about some of the personal struggles he has faced over the years. When Justin is not running, he works at BCF as a manager and loves coaching and refereeing basketball. He has so much wisdom in his words and it is was one of those podcasts, where I could have listened to him talk all day!
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January 13, 2021
This week’s guest is Dr Karinna Fyfe who lives and works in Frankston as a G.P, she previously lived in Launceston before locating to Melbourne. Karinna was a very successful junior runner over the 400 and 800m events, winning medals at junior National Championships. These days she has gone out in distance and boasts some impressive personal bests running a 2:48 marathon, 1:14 half marathon and ran 33:57 10km. She has represented her country at the World University Games cross county and has won the Point to Pinnacle a number of times. We talk about her current training, what she has learnt the last few years to stay injury free and some personal hurdles she has faced in her life.
I personally really loved this podcast with Karinna and would like to wish her all the best in the Australian 10,000m titles on Australia Day!
January 6, 2021
This week’s guest is David Bailey who is originally from Flinders Island but now lives in Hobart, David is an elite long distance trail runner sponsored by Alter shoes and is well known for competing in lots of different races in Tasmania. He has won the Triple Top Mountain run, Convicts and Wenches 25km and 50km races and finished second place in the 2015 100km nationals. We talk about his current training schedule, what races and goals he would like to achieve and what it was like living and growing up on Flinders Island. When David is not running, he works as a Lawyer in Hobart and loves eating good foods and travelling with his partner Kirsty.
December 15, 2020
Amy Lamprecht needs no introduction in the Australian Trail running scene having won the Australian Ultra Trail Australia 100km race and representing Australia at the 2016 World Trail Championships. Amy is from Launceston and works at both Find Your Feet and The Running Company retail running stores. For a bucket list run she ran from Devonport to Dover along the Tassie trail (450km ).If all this was not enough she recently finished 6th overall in ( second female) in the Coast to Kosciusko Mountain Run which is a 246km journey and in the process experiencing heat, wind and dehydration. Her partner John Claridge and her run the organisation Ultrain which holds group running holidays and evens and in particular the Triple Top mountain run.
I appreciated Amy’s time and have so much respect for anyone crazy enough to run these distances. Enjoy!!
December 2, 2020
Patrick Smith is from Launceston and was a state representative for tennis but soon turned his attention to distance running. He has run 14:26 for 5,000m and low 30 minutes for 10km and is the previous Launceston Parkrun record holder (14:20s) and has won the City to Casino fun run and the State 3,000m title a number of times. We talk about some of the battles he has faced over the years and where he is now with this and what effects being bullied has had on his life. When Patrick is not running, he has done some commentary for Run the Bridge and works for the Examiner Newspaper. Patrick is a super talented runner and it is only a matter of time before he dips under 30 minutes for 10km. If this podcast brings up any issues for you please reach out to Lifeline on 13 11 14 or reach out to a friend.
November 19, 2020
This week’s guest on the Everyday Lions Podcast is Deon Kenzie who is formally from Devonport but now lives in Canberra. Deon is a World Champion in the T38 classification over the 1500m at the London IPC World Athletics Championships. He is also a silver medalist at the Rio Paralympics games in 2016. Deon is a regular at the local Christmas Carnivals on the coast and has won the Latrobe mile twice. When he is not running, he has a few businesses he runs and works as a Personal trainer at the Australian Institute of Sport Gym. Deon was coached by Mick Gunson before making the move to Philo Saunders and his training crew in Canberra. We chat about this move, what influence these two coaches have had on his career and the goals leading into Tokyo 2021. Enjoy!
November 12, 2020
This week’s guest is Grace Tame who is from Hobart and who recently won the Ross Running Festival Marathon in 2hrs and 59 minutes. This was Grace’s first attempt at the marathon and it will be exciting to watch her development over the distance the next few years. Grace launched the Let Her Speak campaign with journalist and friend Nina Funnel and as a result of this she won the Tasmanian Australian Of the Year. She is a sexual assault survivor and activist and advocate for people who have suffered similar experiences, through this work she was the first Tasmanian women to be granted a court order that allowed her to speak publicly about her abuse. We cover her running training and her story of sexual abuse. When Grace is not running, she is a talented artist who has done work for high profile comedian John Cleese which has led to her becoming great friends with his daughter. When talking to Grace it is like talking to someone who is 20 years older than her actual age and there is a lot of wisdom in her words and so much intelligence and life experience, whatever she chooses to do in the future she is bound to succeed. If this podcast brings up any mental health issues for you please reach out to Life Line on 13 11 14.
You can follow her journey on Instagram @tamepunk
November 5, 2020
This week's podcast is about the Everyday Lions group training runners who train on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in Devonport and Ulverstone. We have Jackie Reid, Claire Jordan, Rebecca van der Woude and Amie Bramich. We talk about how they got into the running, some races they have competed in and goals for the future.
October 29, 2020
This week’s guest is a “special interest” episode for me.
Harry Summers is an elite runner who grew up in NSW but now lives in Victoria. He has run sub 28 minutes for 10,000m and sub 13:40 for the 5,000m and represented Australia at the World Half Marathon Championships, World Cross Country Championships and the 2014 Commonwealth Games team. If all this was not enough Harry has won the City to Surf fun run three times (80,000 runners competing) and only just missed Steve Moneghetti’s race record by 2 seconds. Harry has been really open about his battles with alcohol and his mental health, we talk about how this has impacted his athletic career over the years and what the turning point was for several positive changes in his life. Earlier this year Harry ran from Bondi Beach to Byron Bay to spread some awareness around mental health, over this two-week period he raised several thousand dollars and ran a marathon a day in the process. I really appreciated Harry being so open and honest and sharing his story, you can see some huge growth the last few years. There are some pretty heavy themes in this podcast and if it brings up any mental health issues for you , please reach out to Lifeline on 13 11 14 or to a family member or close friend.
The episode is nearly two hours long and would be perfect for that longer run!
You can follow harry on instagram on @harrydessummers.