Here is the first of 4 podcasts over the next month with professionals who work with runners and sports people on a daily basis. These podcasts will hopefully help you in becoming a better runner with some important “takeaways” to apply to your own training.
This week’s guest Is Erica Yeo who is from Devonport, Erica works as a dietitian at our public hospitals here on the North West Coast of Tasmania in paediatrics, various medical centres and subcontracts to the ELPE Health, a disability provider
Erica is also a keen runner and is fresh off a personal best at Parkrun on the weekend here in Devonport. (20 minutes and 43 seconds)
She has competed in Gone Nuts, Launceston half, Devonport 10 km 2020 - Cadbury half 2020 and the Burnie 10.
There is also a link from Athletics Australia explaining more about RED’s which was discussed in this podcast.
David Downie is from Burnie and he has won the Devonport, Burnie and Latrobe Gifts in a great professional running career. David has worked at Caterpillar for the last 27 years and also runs his own business called ISO DELIVERY. We talk about these jobs, his relationship with his coach Ted Eagling and his training and training partners. We also touch on what the future is for the carnivals on the North West Coast of Tasmania and what influence his late father and previous Central Coast Mayor had on his life and running career.
Linda Connelly is from Devonport and loves to run trails and got the “running bug” after entering the Tassie Trail Festival event in 2015. When Linda is not running, she is a Lawyer, mother and an ambassador for Find Your Feet. She has competed in the Masters Games and the Gone Nuts 100 km event. We cover what it is like juggling motherhood with training, what the Find Your Feet Tour with Hanny Allston was like in Italy and what her running friends self-entitled the “usual suspects” mean to her.
Linda is also a qualified personal trainer and did this for a short while before returning back to being a lawyer.
Please reach out to Linda if you enjoyed this podcast!
Chris French is originally from Hobart, but now live in Queensland. He boasts some impressive personal bests over 5 and 10km, running 14:28 and 29:50. He has won Cadbury Marathon and City to Casino twice and use to train with well-known runners Russell Foley, Michael Dalton, Dean Giblin and the late Colin Oliver. Chris was a teacher for a number of years before changing careers and working in the correctional services. We talk about his friendship with close mate and Devonport runner Michael Potter, some of the hurdles he has face in his life, where he sees the sport of athletics heading into future and what it was like to be coached by legend coaches Max Cherry and Albert Johnson.
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Bronty Halley is a real gentleman of the Devonport running community, he took up running late in life after starting a personal training programme to lose weight, it wasn't long and he soon found his way into running ultra-marathons. If you follow him on Strava, you would be familiar with his Strava Art ( see attached)
We talk about him going from walking to running, some of the races he has competed in, as well the nutritional issues he has experienced during these events. We also cover his family and some personal struggles, if you love your long-distance trail running and good stories, this is the podcast for you.
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 😊
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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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!
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.