Running Commentary

Running Commentary

By Rob Deering and Paul Tonkinson

Comedians Paul Tonkinson and Rob Deering talk about life and comedy - but mainly running. Whilst running.

Episodes

Running Up The Walk And Falling Down In The Woods

Confident in their newfound social-distancing skills, Paul and Rob return to the Parkland Walk and Queens and Highgate Woods. Featuring haircuts, hazards, hangovers, ‘huffers and puffers’, and a reconstruction of Hill Rep Gate. No sign of Sienna Miller though…Pledge to support Rob's book Running Tracks HERE: https://unbound.com/books/running-tracks/Get Paul’s book 26.2 Miles to Happiness HERE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/26-2-Miles-Happiness-Comedians-Marathon/dp/1472966260   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/05/201h 1m

Reunited

Together again! Rob and Paul enjoy a spectacularly sunny turn around Hackney Marshes - socially distanced, of course. Featuring books, art, dogs, flowers, families, and of course parkruns, drinking, old films and Julie. Pledge to support Rob's book Running Tracks HERE: https://unbound.com/books/running-tracks/Get Paul’s book 26.2 Miles to Happiness HERE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/26-2-Miles-Happiness-Comedians-Marathon/dp/1472966260   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/05/201h 7m

Err, Repeat Remote Report, Over...

Beautiful day for a run - a pair of remote runs - as Paul and Rob get out for a good old catch-up. Featuring dog trippin’, hill reps and push ups, when comedy and running clubs go virtual, lovely Lisa Jackson, what not to wear and what not to watch, panic as the pillars of our weekends crumble, late greats Jerry Stiller and Nora Ephron, and all the cat news.Pledge to support Rob's book Running tracks HERE: https://unbound.com/books/running-tracks/Get Paul’s book 26.2 Miles to Happiness HERE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/26-2-Miles-Happiness-Comedians-Marathon/dp/1472966260   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/05/201h 10m

Magnum Force

A timely remote catch-up for Paul and Rob - on a brace of leafy trots though North London - after a week of fairly dramatic highs and lows. Featuring dogs, TV stars, literary excitement, white goods on fire, misery magnums, low batteries, and the traditional running and drinking round up.Find out about Rob's book Running Tracks- and pledge your support - HERE: https://unbound.com/books/running-tracks/Get Paul’s book 26.2 Miles to Happiness HERE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/26-2-Miles-Happiness-Comedians-Marathon/dp/1472966260   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/05/2037m 31s

Just Another Pandemic Monday

Rob and Paul manage to get out and chat - remotely of course - the day after the London Marathon 2020 would have been. Featuring their marathon memories, Paul’s challenging alarm situation, Rob’s crazy pop project, mileage and corkage, home-made entertainment shows and relentless rolling news, missing parkrun, post-lockdown book ideas, and a late appearance from a couple of old friends.Get through the lockdown and the lack of this year’s London Marathon this month by reading Paul’s book 26.2 Miles to Happiness, OUT NOW! You can get it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/26-2-Miles-Happiness-Comedians-Marathon/dp/1472966260   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/04/2056m 22s

London's Lackadaisical Lockdown

Another week, another remote record - Paul in his house in Crouch End, Rob in his garden in Newington Green - where, unfortunately, little to no running takes place. Both have observed London’s increasingly lackadaisical attitude to the lockdown, but their attitudes are very different - you can hear Rob’s stress levels rise, even as Paul relaxes into these crazy times.Get through the lack of the London Marathon on Sunday by reading Paul’s book 26.2 Miles to Happiness, OUT NOW! You can get it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/26-2-Miles-Happiness-Comedians-Marathon/dp/1472966260   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/04/2051m 20s

Remote But Together, Fit But Useless

Paul's back on the Parkland Walk, but Rob's off the treadmill and out in the leafy streets of Islington, as they record remotely once more. Featuring lax lockdowners, the new normal, drinking and Doritos, slippers and earplugs, what happens when stand ups are stood down, the huge respect Rob and Paul command from their immediate families, getting fitter and stronger and/or fatter and sadder, and a scary squirrel.Get through the lockdown and the lack of the London Marathon this month by reading Paul’s book 26.2 Miles to Happiness, OUT NOW! You can get it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/26-2-Miles-Happiness-Comedians-Marathon/dp/1472966260   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/04/2050m 49s

Social Distancing, Remote Podcasting, Actual Running

As if by magic, Running Commentary continues. Paul’s in the woods and Rob’s in his back yard, but they’re both still running, and shooting the breeze - on the phone. Featuring where comedians go in a lockdown, virtual parkruns, garden marathons, giant spiders and land-based sharks, the Queen’s attitude to slapstick, Father of the Bride in a pandemic, and a little bit of UK Garage. Stay safe, stay well and run on.Get through the lockdown and the lack of the London Marathon this month by reading Paul’s book 26.2 Miles to Happiness, OUT NOW! You can get it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/26-2-Miles-Happiness-Comedians-Marathon/dp/1472966260   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/04/2047m 2s

Running Ahead of the Lockdown - Part Two

The second part of the boys’ run - well, walk; in Paul’s case, limp - in what turned out to be the last hours before the lockdown. Seems a long time ago now, although Rob and Paul were both deep in plans for this weird old time in their own crazy ways. Featuring nature good and bad, old adverts, old people, puns in a crisis, Wonder Woman, Madonna, cookies, cosmopolitans and cookery, and the right moment to order a treadmill.Get through the lockdown and the lack of the London Marathon by reading Paul’s book 26.2 Miles to Happiness, OUT NOW! You can get it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/26-2-Miles-Happiness-Comedians-Marathon/dp/1472966260   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/04/2057m 38s

Running Ahead of the Lockdown - Part One

Paul and Rob's first fully non-contact, socially-distanced run of the Coronavirus crisis takes them up the Parkland Walk - which is terrifyingly busy - and round Highgate Woods - where Paul's fatalistic take gives Rob the fear all over again.We promise we ran responsibly - please do the same, if you're going out. And whether you're going out for a run or staying in til this is all over, take care.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/03/2050m 48s

KEEP CALM and RUN ON

As Coronavirus reframes our very existence, Rob and Paul go for a run in the Spring sunshine to process the panic - mainly their own - plus talk running, report on parkruns and celebrate your PBs, of course.If you need some light reading over the next few weeks, Paul’s book 26.2 Miles to Happiness is OUT NOW! You can get it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/26-2-Miles-Happiness-Comedians-Marathon/dp/1472966260   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/03/201h 11m

Goalposts in Motion

A little plod on grass at Hackney Marshes - one of the boys has run many many miles, and the other is… INJURED! Possible pandemics, Coronavirus cancellations, training versus injury… Sometimes, plans change - but training abides.Paul’s book 26.2 Miles to Happiness is OUT NOW! You can get it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/26-2-Miles-Happiness-Comedians-Marathon/dp/1472966260   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/03/2035m 56s

A Special Kind of Joy

At last a run for the boys that isn’t beset by biblical weather. Rob is full of news from Marathon Talk Run Camp, and Paul is full of booze, or at least the after effects thereof. Featuring Bakewell parkrun, Carsington Water Half Marathon, mighty Martin Yelling, mushrooms, medals, new Spring flowers, ageing relatives and Marathon predictions.Paul’s book 26.2 Miles to Happiness is OUT NOW! You can get it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/26-2-Miles-Happiness-Comedians-Marathon/dp/1472966260   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/03/201h 3m

Gate Analysis

Gamely, and without making any fuss at all(!), Paul and Rob head back out into a worsening Storm Dennis for more miles, mithering and memories. Featuring various Deering family members, an impromptu recreation of a classic RomCom scene, and the usual blend of running sense and random silliness.Paul’s book 26.2 Miles To Happiness is OUT NOW! You can get it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/26-2-Miles-Happiness-Comedians-Marathon/dp/1472966260   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/02/2050m 46s

Anyone for Dennis?

With Bramley 20 cancelled, Paul and Rob roll out into Storm Dennis for a Long Sunday Run - cos they need those miles, weather or not. Featuring gig report from Paul, parkrun report from Rob, public tragedies, domestic celebrations, Paul’s marvellous book, and George and Mildred.Paul’s book is OUT NOW! You can get it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/26-2-Miles-Happiness-Comedians-Marathon/dp/1472966260   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/02/201h 35m

Showbiz, Slumps and Sunday Lunch

Another long one, as Paul and Rob head into the storm-beleaguered woods and try to get their pre-marathon mileage up. Featuring book-related showbiz for Paul, a training-and-10k-related comedown for Rob, the first signs of Spring, further talk of Vaporflys, sadness about dogs and Dads, the curative community power of a marathon, Big Breakfast presenters and Sunday lunch guidelines.Paul’s book is OUT NOW! You can get it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/26-2-Miles-Happiness-Comedians-Marathon/dp/1472966260   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/02/201h 38m

Two Months to Manchester, Two Days til the Book's Out

A good long one for anyone who, like Rob and Paul, is getting deep into marathon training - the boys trot from Newington Green to Primrose Hill and back via Camden and the canal. Featuring adventures in New York and on Teesside, the superpowers of Diane Van Deren, how to pace a fast 10k, and how NOT to sell your book on the radio. Plus: will Paul find his keys?Paul’s book is OUT NOW! You can get it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/26-2-Miles-Happiness-Comedians-Marathon/dp/1472966260   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/02/201h 47m

The National Running Show and Other Adventures

Paul is back, Rob's back on the trail, and both are back from the National Running Show in this new episode, featuring the zen mode of the Ultra Runner, falling off the wagon, staying on the wagon and the non-existence of the wagon, running in sunshine and rain, now and in the past, in old directions and new. Also, Paul's ridiculous hat.Paul’s book is out any day now! You can pre-order it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/26-2-Miles-Happiness-Comedians-Marathon/dp/1472966260   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/01/2049m 6s

Ed Gamble

Rob is joined by superstar comedian and all-round good guy Ed Gamble - and deserted by a poorly Paul - on a picturesque turn around Walthamstow and Hackney Marshes. Featuring Ed’s marathon memories and training tips, and an insight into all the exciting things - weddings, international trips - you can do with your Spring if you’re NOT marathon training. Meanwhile Rob talks films and parkruns, for a change.Paul’s book is out in two weeks! You can pre-order it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/26-2-Miles-Happiness-Comedians-Marathon/dp/1472966260   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/01/2048m 5s

The Mighty Gavin Evans

A chat with mythical Heathside Harrier Gavin Evans - writer, super-speedy veteran and all-round lovely man. On a mud-spattered pootle round Ally Pally and Highgate Wood, Paul and Rob grill Gavin on his adventures, injuries and - most importantly right now - marathon prep. Featuring destroying doughnuts, first aid in the field, and the relative merits of Prague and Milton Keynes.You can pre-order Paul’s book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/26-2-Miles-Happiness-Comedians-Marathon/dp/1472966260  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/01/2054m 3s

Out With The Old

Paul and Rob cruise into the wintry woods to compare Christmases - and New Yearses. Featuring chicken and egg, running to parkruns and running to parked cars, friends back from Finland, resolutions and races to come, new year new runners, and a couple of dogs.You can pre-order Paul’s book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/26-2-Miles-Happiness-Comedians-Marathon/dp/1472966260  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/01/2052m 46s

That Was The Year That Was...

Some of our best, most exciting, silliest and uncomfortably purplest adventures from 2019. Thank you for a wonderful year - let's do it all again in 2020! Well - not ALL of it...Happy New Year.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/01/201h 14m

Arthur's Seat and Santa's Sleigh

A holiday special, as Rob and Paul find themselves together in Scotland on the very cusp of Christmas. Featuring all your festive favourites - booze, babies, potatoes, policemen, families, footballers, relatives young and old, here and gone, all on an exciting trot up Edinburgh's feature mountain - Arthur's Seat. But will Santa find the time to meet them at the top?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/12/191h 9m

Back to the Woods

A sunny trot through the mud in the old woods with Christmas - and an election - on the horizon. Featuring a parkrun report from Wilmslow, a book report on Harpo, a gas leak and an armchair, Christmas gigs, and a fair amount of s-q-u-i-d-g-e.Still looking for gift ideas? Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance / Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/12/1939m 18s

Return of the Jedi

Paul is back, fit for a gentle turn round Clissold Park in the watery Wintery sunshine. Featuring a Christmas preview, the end of a decade, pre-training training, lovely birthday presents from Rob's Mum, and a glimpse of a sheepish dog.Still looking for Christmas gift ideas? Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance / Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/12/1936m 14s

In Brighton with Laura Lexx

Paul is on the bench, so Rob gets to Brighton early for a pre-gig run with Laura Lexx. Featuring travel, Christmas - gigs, food, songs, traditions and hoovering - dogs, salmon, tofu, pull-ups and other non-running exercises.Still looking for gift ideas? Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance / Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/12/191h 1m

Cruisin' Up To 50

Paul is on the bench with a calf strain, but Rob makes it to his fiftieth parkrun in this little Saturday catch-up. Also featuring footballers, finishers, hairpins, Hackney Council hazards, a rookie parkrun error, and the official debut for Rob's Tom Cruise finish.Christmas is coming; what do you get the runner with everything? Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance / Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/11/1933m 50s

Running, Driving, Walken

We catch up with Paul and Rob before and after the RunThrough Victoria Park 10k. Featuring mojo or lack-of, overtakers, hat-wearers, barefoot-runners, barefoot-theatregoers, tambourines, cowbells and a surprise appearance by a Hollywood legend.Christmas is coming! Use the Promo Code 'thankyoumarshal' to get 10% off our beautiful, bespoke, New Balance / Running Commentary shirts - HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/11/1942m 14s

Royalty, Rutting and RunFestRun

An incredibly picturesque loop of Windsor Great Park, as Paul and Rob get an early preview of next year’s RunFestRun. Featuring Royalty, parkrun challenges, deer, 10k predictions, legwear, good and bad pinks, and some spectacular Autumn scenery.Christmas is coming! Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance / Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/11/191h 6m

Darren Kirby - on the Towpath with a Triathlete

An Autumn out-and-back along the Grand Union Canal in Hertfordshire, in the company of triathlete, Iron Man and Fitter Healthier Dad (TM) Darren Kirby. Featuring that moment when you find the change in yourself, what triathlons are really like, fuelling, pacing, good mental health, and the pros and cons of early morning training. Plus an altercation with some angling youths.Christmas is coming! Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance / Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/11/191h 6m

Twilight on the Phoenix Trail

A halloween special, as Paul and Rob run through lonely countryside when it's very nearly dark. Featuring Cross Country report, cats and dogs and fish, looking ahead to future runs short, long and longer, and your brilliant PBs.Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance / Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/10/191h 0m

Blitz Spirit in Balham, Holding and Hoovering in Yorkshire

The report is in - not just from Rob's Yorkshire Marathon, but from a VERY exciting gig Paul did in Balham. Bear with us, because there are some sound issues with this recording, but the stories are well worth hearing.Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance / Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/10/1952m 58s

Marsh Madness

With just days to go before Rob's Yorkshire Marathon, he and Paul run round Hackney and Walthamstow Marshes, and Springfield Park. Featuring parkrun report, Kipchoge's trainers, a trip to Berlin, a visit to Buckingham Palace, some interesting gigs, thoughts before Rob's run, a lone log and a whole lot of dogs.Christmas is coming! Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance / Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/10/1957m 27s

Newington Green, Code Brown

Paul and Rob catch up on a gloomy - but not-so-rainy - trot along the old canal and the New River. Featuring an illuminating answer to Rob’s ‘how are you?’, a look at how to approach Marathons and Half Marathons, and some very eventful PBs…Got your merch yet? Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance / Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/10/1953m 9s

Wetlands and Blue Skies

A deluge clears up surprisingly quickly over the boys on this little turn around Clissold Park and the Woodberry reservoirs - but not before the rain gets into Paul's wires and makes him sound a little strange. Featuring Paul's Scarborough 10k report, a celebration of Wakefield parkrun - and others - a look at Rob's final weeks of marathon training - featuring his knees - and stand-up-related adventures all over Britain from both. Also a dog and some birds.Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance / Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/10/1943m 2s

A Long Sunday Run

A long, hard run into the deep, dark woods, as Rob racks up the miles and Paul addresses empty-nest syndrome. Featuring Tetto’s talk, parkrun excuses, Frozen nipples, how to taper, Rob’s ‘ridiculous’ hydration vest, troublesome teens, the arrival of Autumn, predictions for York and Scarborough, the yin and yang of the hard miles in a marathon, October manifesto pledges, and a surprisingly high number of stiff climbs.Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance / Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/09/191h 43m

Swinging Round Bing and Chugging the Krug

As Paul and Rob settle in for the next hundred episodes, they take a turn in some gorgeous early Autumn sunshine. Featuring a report on a brace of very different 5ks - Rob among the Gormleys in Crosby, Paul among the speedy on the track - oysters and champagne in Mayfair (Paul), being mistaken for someone much more successful (Rob), and an incredible example of abstemiousness for us all from Paul.Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance / Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/09/1952m 45s

Races, Paces, Silly Faces

Between Rob's Great North Run and Paul's 5k race, the gentlemen run back into the woods to regroup. Featuring Paul's Goofy top, Rob's Great North Run report, both Hulking out, neither being as abstemious as they would like, Paul falling over, Rob crying and Mo Farah running the Crouch End 10k - perhaps.Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance / Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/09/1954m 17s

A Clissold Quickie

A short shuffle round Clissold Park in a stolen hour at the end of the Summer Holidays. Featuring the weekend's gig report, hotel breakfasts, running in Manchester, drinking in Cuba, a Great North Run preview, how to run a 10k - maybe - some peculiar park people, and a round-up of your brilliant PBs.Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance / Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/09/1936m 7s

Good Mourning Highgate Wood

A cool, cathartic canter under the leaves of the Parkland Walk and Highgate Wood ahead of the heat on a very sultry day. Featuring a Cuban Missile Crisis joke, some New Year’s resolutions, booze, bereavement, broken guitars and table tennis.Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance / Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/08/191h 1m

Your Questions Answered - Part Three

Paul and Rob 'lean in' to more of your excellent questions, covering subjects like seasons, cities, Starburst... and many more.Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance / Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/08/1956m 5s

Birthdays, Birds, Broken Beds and Bad News

A nicer day than last time as Rob and Paul cruise through Clissold Park and around the reservoirs, trying to ignore the signs of Autumn around them. Paul reports on his fiftieth, and Rob reports on the Edinburgh Fringe - and some bad news. Also featuring metaphors, the word ‘Scrabster’ and innumerate birds.Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance / Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/08/1941m 33s

Canal-side Catch-up

On a VERY rainy Tuesday Paul and Rob take the towpath to Victoria Park and catch up on all their recently adventures. Featuring a 21st Century 10k, a grumpy parkrun and a classic fall, all very local, from Rob, and adventures in parenting, dining, running and interviewing, all stateside, from Paul. PLOT SPOILER: the microphones survive the rain, but only just.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/08/191h 6m

Paul in New York with Matthew Futterman

When Paul was in New York, he ran round Central Park with Matthew Futterman, the author of Running to the Edge: A Band of Misfits and the Guru Who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed, his account of the exploits and adventures of visionary running coach Bob Larsen.Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance / Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/08/191h 2m

Your Questions Answered - Part Two

Rob and Paul, still on Hackney Marshes in the sunshine, deal with more of your questions, their answers becoming more discursive and philosophical as the miles rack up - which is, of course, the Running Commentary way. Featuring more faces and races, f-bombs and code browns, form and fartlek.Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance / Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/07/1955m 8s

Your Questions Answered - Part One

Summer in Hackney; we head East through Hackney Downs to Hackney Marshes, all the while answering your questions - questions about shoes, races, music, faces… Great questions - thanks everyone - more answers next week.Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance /Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/07/1946m 36s

Paul and Oates

Up the hill to the palace, across the terrace to the woods, and back down the walk, in the balmy, hazy sunshine. Featuring a variety of accents, an ambitious sheep tick, a cavalcade of stars - John Malkovich, Michael Mcintyre, John Oates, Serena Williams, Norman Collier, Julie - and a preview of exciting moments ahead - Rob’s 10k, and Paul’s 50 years.Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance /Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/07/191h 8m

Run, Sleep, Repeat

Rob and Paul in Clissold Park and round the reservoirs on a beautiful Summer’s day. Featuring a trip to the theatre, beautiful bird babies, Rob’s Dad’s dementia, Paul Sinha’s Parkinson’s, end-of-term family report, and a surprise musical bicycle.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/07/1946m 45s

Telling Tonks About the Towpath

Rob revels in the luxury of having Paul back out on the trail, telling him all about his Marathon adventures in Leeds. Also featuring when and when not to talk to strangers, Portsmouth pride, parkrun and pebbles, and a thought for all our late compadres.New Balance /Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/06/1949m 5s

Tom Price in Tonks' Place

With Paul still recovering from his surgery - and listeners still recovering from the description of his recovery - friend-of-the-show Tom Price steps in for a run with Rob. Featuring when jokes go too far, some lovely houses, Words on the Water, secret plans for World Domination, Kings Cross, Barnsbury, Wales, and cheesy pop - lots and lots of cheesy pop. Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance /Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary Liverpool Shirts available on their website...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/06/191h 2m

The Colour Purple

Paul returns, and with quite a story to tell… this episode features both kinds of PB, Rob’s Marathon prep, a little light, ill-advised running, runners’ wives and more. Welcome back Tonks!Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance /Running Commentary shirts available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/06/1945m 52s

Vikki Stone in Vicky Park

As Paul convalesces, Rob runs round Victoria Park with musical comedian and marathon runner Vikki Stone, whose 2019 VLM story chimes very nicely with our last interview. Featuring animals - dogs in photos and late-night gyms, pandas at the start line, eagles at the piano and magpies every which way - and celebrities: Helen George, Lee Hendry, Greg James, and - of course - Bob Carolgees.Our lovely merch is available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/06/1939m 7s

Kate Carter, the Fastest Panda in the World

Sunshine, Battersea Park, and friend-and-marathon-runner-extraordinaire Kate Carter, here to tell Paul and Rob about her adventures; the quest for sub-3, hoovering up the World Marathon Majors and, of course, running the London Marathon dressed as a panda. Featuring world records, tight finishes, near misses, angry parents and beer.Our lovely merch is available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/05/1949m 36s

South of the River, Down Battersea Way.

A change of scene on a stunning day for Rob and Paul, as they run along the South Bank of the River Thames from London Bridge to Battersea Park. Featuring Paul’s painful pair, Rob’s happy Half, a tour of Tom Cruise movie locations, party report, theatre review, and a classic RunComPod route-finding exercise...Our lovely merch is available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/05/1950m 12s

Summer and Fall

Back to business as usual as Rob and Paul run through the woods and round the palace in glorious sunshine. Featuring race report, trip trouble, Manchester and Liverpool, noddy coming to cloddy, raves and races, and hot and cold running water. Thank you marshal.The merch is available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/05/191h 17m

Recovery Run, Marathon Memories

An understandably jolly Paul and Rob debrief after the London Marathon on a gorgeous afternoon run round Hackney Marshes. Featuring policemen, puking unicorns, milk trouble - and lots and lots of PBs.Beautiful merch - available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/05/1950m 50s

London Marathon 2019 - Part Four

Paul and Rob's London Marathon: Endgame. The last seven miles of the marathon see the boys dealing with a little light fatigue and dealing out a shedload of shenanigans. Rob's recorder goes crazy - but comes back - and when Paul gets supportive, don't worry about Rob - it's the world Tonks is chivvying. So feel the love and ride on in. Push push!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/05/1944m 13s

London Marathon 2019 - Part Three

A shorter chapter as Rob and Paul turn left and South through Wapping, Mudchute and the Isle of Dogs. Featuring Steven Berkoff, jingling farmers, upside-down bumbags, narcissistic musings, a one-woman PA, a sweet-sounding choir, and more miles covered...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/05/1925m 42s

The London Marathon 2019 - Part Two

The second hour of the RunCom VLM quest finds Rob and Paul in giddy mood. Featuring more fabulous friends and funny signs, some mobile phone-based adventures, the incredible moment that is Tower Bridge, and disappearing toilets at the half way point.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/05/1952m 35s

Cut to the Chase - Our London Marathon in a Nutshell

Our London Marathon in forty-five minutes; if only we could have truncated it like this on the day! Featuring wonderful other runners, brilliant supporters, excellent marshals (thank you), fictional policemen, a couple of Spider-men, Michel Roux, the Queen, a Unicorn in distress, and miles... lots of miles.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/05/1943m 31s

The London Marathon 2019 - Part One

It begins! after hob-nobbing with the stars at the start, Paul and Rob get to the task at hand, heading to and through Greenwich. Featuring funny signs, heavy legs, speedy friends, steel bands, batmen, the Cutty Sark, Up The Creek, carrots, bananas and pomegranates.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/05/191h 10m

Last Little Run Before The Big One

As Paul and Rob take their traditional, gentle, pre-marathon turn around Clissold Park, they find out exactly how ready - or not - they are for Sunday’s marathon. Featuring parkrun report, parakeets, Baz and his mad mileage, Maciej and his many PBs, and memories, expectations and inevitabilities ahead of another 26.2 miles across London.Beautiful merch - available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/04/1935m 15s

Rucksack in Regents Park, Hickey on the Hill

A sunny but chilly early morning turn round gorgeous Regents Park and Primrose Hill as the London Marathon looms ever closer. Featuring dogs, skips, chat-up lines, running to beer, and, of course, gurning. Join the Merch revolution here: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/04/1943m 46s

Running and Not Running, Flying and Not Flying

Paul accompanies Rob down to the ticket booth at Kings Cross and back. Rob reports on a raft of exciting runs; Paul reports on several adventures featuring varying levels of inappropriate behaviour, and both of them take turns to sound slightly odd in the rain.PS - The merch has landed, and is available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/04/1953m 16s

Sixteen Miler - Part Two

The second half of the boys’ longest run together ahead of the London Marathon, with more from Paul’s Stag Do-resistant trip, and more and more Gimli-off-of-Lord-of-the-Rings from Rob. Featuring Michael Jackson, Mickey D, R Kelly, Ricky Gervais, Bobby Davro, Marie Kondo - and dogs. Lots of dogs. But how will Rob and Paul fare as the miles tick up?PS - The merch has landed, and is available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/04/191h 40m

Sixteen Miler - Part One

Paul and Rob stride out North from Stoke Newington in search of mileage. Featuring adventures in Scotland and Malta, adventures avoided in Derby, Daughters' adventures in Wembley and Thailand, how to - and how not to - run really far, slapstick, cartoon builders, merch, and the Vaseline song. TO BE CONTINUED...By the way, the merch has landed, and is available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/03/191h 19m

Parliament Hill, Kenwood House, Jack Straw's Castle, Miscellaneous Mud

A return to Hampstead Heath, on a glorious sunny day, with a family adventure-report from Paul, and a running adventure-report from Rob. Featuring whoops and loops, woodland choices and silly voices, grand prix and burglary, park run pacers and Asian dangers.PS - The merch has landed, and is available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/03/1949m 46s

It's Always A Good Time

A shorter episode this week, because... well, you'll have to have a listen. Featuring dogs, Australians, parkrun report and your latest PBs. AaaaarrrrRRROOOOger!!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/03/1930m 23s

Men, Marshes and Merch

The beginning of February’s unseasonably glorious weather sees Paul and Rob on a lovely loop around North East London’s big green spaces. Featuring park run report, further discussion of drop-offs, dogs, and where the two meet, Marie Kondo and the Sparks of Joy (which is a great name for a band, by the way), younger, more famous comedians doing great stuff, and…*NEWS FLASH*…our MERCH, which has landed, and is available HERE: https://newbalanceteam.co.uk/clubs-teams-and-unis/running-commentary  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/03/191h 18m

More Miles

The second half of the long run that started with Tom Price takes Rob and Paul through Islington, along the canal to Haggerston, and back up to Clissold Park through Newington Green. Featuring shame in the Dads Race, lonely Lego Movie watching, Baftas, balloons, comedian compadres, family fu, a scary-Mary stencil and Paul's expert ability to judge distance.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/02/1958m 25s

With Tom Price. Deliberately.

As Spring pops in Stoke Newington, Highbury and Finsbury Park, Tom Price joins Paul and Rob for a muddy loop past the pretty bits. Featuring radio talk, parenting and the passage of time, pretending to be policemen, Michael Buble and Ronan Keating, spotting dogs, casing houses, breakfast show memories and 'putting on numbers'.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/02/191h 12m

All Sorts in Islington

An action-packed run round Angel finds Rob skiing, Paul retiring, the towpath full of all kinds of people, the roads full of angry cyclists, Radio DJs out walking their dogs and sunshine, lots of sunshine. Plus jazz, movies, teenagers and topiary.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/02/191h 14m

Twenty Happy Years, Ten Frosty Miles

A long one here as Paul and Rob take on a bitterly cold and totally beautiful ten-miler around all the nice bits between their houses. Featuring run report, film review, anniversary celebration, children’s achievements, getting the giggles about a terrifying, existential nun, dog control, book title workshop, and much much more.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/02/191h 48m

Highgate On Life

Back to the woods in the beautiful Winter sunshine, as Paul and Rob head up the Parkland Walk to Highgate Woods for the first time this year. Featuring pals, parenting, pies, magpies, homeworkers, tearjerkers - all of these, AND your PBs.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/01/191h 10m

Mancunian Miles, Media City Memories

Paul and Rob are in Manchester, where they trot up the towpath to Salford and back. Featuring the phantom canal pusher, Mancunian memories, the incredible achievement of wossername, finish-line spitters, a demo on the down-low, a pretend parkrun, Rob’s lovely leggings, real-life soap opera and soap stars in real life, and a strange ringing noise that may or may not be the actual sound of Paul's reminiscences.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/01/191h 9m

Local Loops with Laura Lexx

Laura Lexx - late of Live at the Apollo, and a smash at last year's Edinburgh Festival - joins the boys for a chilly triple turn round Clissold Park, where they chat about all the Big Things - taking control of your life, running and mental health, climate change and, of course, comedy in all its forms.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/01/1944m 36s

Happy New Year Marshal

Paul and Rob see in 2019 with the parkrun at Hackney Marshes; if you think they normally huff and puff, just wait til they start racing… Featuring resolutions, being recognised, not being recognised, drinking, not drinking, drinking but feeling like you're not drinking, competing with children and little dogs, and the definitive sprint-finish workshop.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/01/1948m 57s

Santa, Canter, Banter

Before all the New Year's resolutions kick in, one more brand new interview run. This time it's back to Lapland for the return of the man himself - Father 'Santa Claus' Christmas. Featuring the entire festive round-up; presents, mince pies, booze, elves, Christmas dinner, Die Hard, reindeer, and, of course, digestive problems. Happy New Year everyone!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/01/1927m 18s

Round Victoria Park with Miranda Markham

Paul and Rob are joined by Miranda Markham, who writes the Award-Winning Thoughts and Pavement blog, for a breezy blow round Victoria Park. Featuring obscure sports, Marathon highs and lows, emergency cookies, running in extreme cold, triathlons, foot grief, running without ‘the numbers’ and, of course, Christmas.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/12/1835m 10s

Susie Chan's Biggest Fans

Susie Chan returns to run round Regents Park and report - with customary modesty - on her year of adventures, coming back from illness to run a hundred miles here, a hundred miles there... Featuring Goldilocks, baby food, Primrose Hill, wolves and warthogs, foot trouble, stories from the wrong side of the tracks, marathon majors, and matching the aged with minors.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/12/1844m 44s

Seasonal Singing in the Stokey Sunshine

Gorgeous winter sunshine in Clissold Park as Paul and Rob talk festive shows, shouting out of cars, winter birds, river parkruns, Elvis, dogs... and Rob tries to stop Paul singing THAT song. Plus all your festive PBs!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/12/1841m 30s

Carry On Running

Soft surfaces under grey skies as Paul and Rob loop none-more-December Hackney Marshes. Featuring back pain, backstop plans, Christmas songs, Christmas shows, abandoned shoes, abandoned poems, surprise potatoes, Ireland, plans for 2019, some audacious curry puns and an in-depth discussion of washing up.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/12/1852m 6s

Going Downhill

A short shuffle up and around Alexandra Palace Park. Featuring bad backs, bad moods, bad bread-based behaviour, when children become grown-ups, seasonal reality TV report, old people - seeing them and being them - shouty weirdos and other sundry craziness in the mean streets of Crouch End.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/11/1852m 15s

Men Without Hats

As November bites, Rob and Paul run easy through the woods. Featuring flatulence without frontiers, the Shamen for some reason, maintenance running, the return of the policemen, why maths matters, and your marvellous PBs - vs their marvellous noises.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/11/1859m 24s

Commemorations, Comparisons, Comedians and Christmas (nearly)

A short Sunday run in the Autumn sun, featuring memories, performing for the queen (and the headmaster), abstemiousness - or lack of - entrepreneurial and confrontational children, comedy and comedians.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/11/1844m 18s

A Long One for those Long Autumn Nights

Paul and Rob wander East at the end of October, as All Hallow's Eve looms and the Autumn leaves slowly lose their battle with Winter. Featuring birds - majestic, in flight, and leaving their lucky, er, gifts - parenting, gap years, motivation and the lack-of, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Halloween (the film), technology for the superannuated luddite, sports cars, marathon cheats and all your brilliant PBs.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/11/181h 28m

The York Report

At last, on a Sunny morning in Highgate, the full report from Rob’s Yorkshire Marathon. Featuring Tony Audenshaw, Wayne the pacer, James Brolin and Telly Savalas, would-be high-fivers, and rain - ‘is it still raining? I hadn’t noticed.’ Also in this episode: tree questions, Paul’s trip to Dubai and post-marathon mantras.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/11/1858m 29s

Sunshine, Shoes, Shenanigans and Seann

The boys sneak in another pre-Yorkshire run on a stunning day. Featuring new shoes, old mantras, physio, finances, film references aplenty, reality TV and, of course, virtual klaxons.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/10/181h 16m

A turn round the forest with Running with Robins author Gemma Bell

Rob and Paul's guest is Gemma Bell, author of Running with Robins. Her story digs right into the highs and lows of running - running to deal with bereavement, then not being able to stop. Meanwhile, the woodlands of Berkshire are suffused with Autumn perfection, leaving these city boys wide-eyed.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/10/1850m 30s

He Stoops to Conker

Rob and Paul's traditional pre-marathon short one round Clissold Park, enhanced by a day as autumnal as a Keats sonnet. Featuring ping pressure, parkruns, mantras, musicals, ravens, ravers, conkers, corporates, and a canine existential crisis.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/10/1843m 10s

Pinch, Punch, Parkland Walk, Parkrun, PB

On a beautiful day - the first of October - Rob and Paul run through the woods and catch up. Featuring treadmills and tracks, mantras and moomins, burses and ganglions, parkruns, Postman Pat, and the inaugural Running Commentary PB Awards.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/10/181h 0m

Rob's Long One Part Two

We rejoin Paul and Rob in Highgate Woods, five miles or so into Rob's pre-Yorkshire Marathon twenty miler. Featuring dogs, the booze gang, a pre-school attempt on Everest, the quest for an unfriendly parkrun, wrestling with your central governor and fibbing to yourself about finishes, time, John Betjeman, and the dronings of Elon Musk.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/10/1856m 43s

Rob’s Long One Part One

Another two-parter begins, as Rob sets off on his pre-Yorkshire Marathon 20 miler and Paul tags along. Featuring robot cows, partial nudity, corner cutters, Mick Artistic, Serena Williams, stand-up reports and some traffic trouble in the woods.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/09/1851m 26s

Hackney Dog Run Part Two

The adventure out East continues, as Paul and Rob follow the canal out past the Olympic Park to Hackney Marshes, and Downs, and home. After Rob's brush with insect evil in Part One, Paul reveals an incredible family story of wasps and baked goods. Plus a bit o' barefoot running, back-to-school shenanigans and more.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/09/181h 5m

Hackney Dog Run Part One

Quickly abandoning their plans, Paul and Rob head East and hope for the best in a long run round Hackney way. Featuring training reports, speed, distance, Daley Thompson, Paul Hardcastle, Mick Artistic, stags and a wasp.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1859m 46s

Drinks and Hi-jinks for Tonks

Once again Paul and Rob are reconvening after a period of travel and adventure - particularly for the former; featuring booze, canoes, teenagers, hernias, stand-up sitting down, missing the city, missing the parkrun, cats, dogs, traumatic movies and second-rate ninjas.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 0m

The Camden Catchup - Part Two

Sunshine and joy as Paul and Rob reconvene after several weeks of holiday running and adventures for a 'Dog Run' through Regents Park to Camden and beyond. In Part Two the boys wrestle with snobbery in comedy, training without injury in middle age, not falling into canals, noisy neighbours in the city Summer, and being ridiculed by your own children.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1833m 30s

The Camden Catch-up - Part One

Sunshine and joy as Paul and Rob reconvene after several weeks of holiday running and adventures for a 'Dog Run' through Regents Park to camden and beyond. Part One features airport parking, inexplicable jumping, parenting with your mouth full, Tracy Chapman, Mary Wollstonecraft, when comedy is not comedy, and trouble on the towpath.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1854m 30s

Holidays Here We Come!

Before Rob and Paul head off on their family holidays they take a little home run, where they review the excitements and setbacks of July's out-of-town adventures, and anticipate the joys and logistics of going away. Also featuring an encounter with a dapper werewolf and some kids who are very keen to barbecue.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1844m 5s

With Tony Audenshaw - and without Paul.

Paul drove all the way up the M1 to run with Emmerdale star, running legend and lovely bloke Tony Audenshaw... and then his recorder didn't work. Luckily, Tony's did, and Rob's, so here's the Audenshaw lowdown on a really gorgeous run round New Mills in the High Peak. Sorry there's no Paul - he really was there. He was quite quiet in real life when Tony and Rob got excited about birdwatching and quizzes, mind.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1858m 37s

A Run in the Country with Rachel Ann Cullen

Rachel Ann Cullen, author of Running for my Life, joins Paul and Rob for a beautiful loop in the Peak District. Featuring high-level trails and in-depth chat - listen for Rob trying to make a complicated point on a serious climb, and Paul just getting his head down, as Rachel makes spurious claims about her lack of fitness whilst leaving them both behind.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 1m

Long Run in the Hot Sun (Part One)

Under the beating sun, Rob and Paul set off for a fifteen-ish miler through Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. Featuring wardrobe malfunctions, drinking and the spilling of drinks, keys and the loss of keys, the World Cup and all its wonders, Trumpcopters, Paul's 5k race and Rob's 10 mile slog, and the pros and cons of putting the band back together... or not.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1854m 36s

A Run With Impact Marathons' Nick Kershaw (Not The Pop Star)

Rob and Paul juxtapose the local with the global on a run with Nick Kershaw, whose Impact Marathons are designed to change lives in places like Nepal and Uganda. A couple of lives get changed in Finsbury Park along the way... For more info: www.impactmarathon.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1846m 22s

Breaking the Wall - a Race to the Stones Special

With the Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones - a 100k ultra along the beautiful Ridgeway - coming up, they asked Paul and Rob on their thoughts about getting through 'the wall'. Here's the expert and not-so-expert advice the boys came up with, recorded on location in sunny Wiltshire.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1833m 58s

Park Run (not a parkrun)

Rob and Paul resort to their Summer safety run - a few short loops of Clissold Park - and talk medieval diseases, medals, media associates and major achievements  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1842m 21s

What's on with Watson

The marvellous Mark Watson returns to share his training for the Berlin Marathon with Paul and Rob - in a very real sense, as they join him for a long run in the sun round Alexandra Palace and Highgate Wood. Featuring pre-internet stand-up memories, Mark’s off-stage heckle history, topless sommeliers, ice-based revelations, plastic brains, shady foliage, sweet views, and how to pace yourself in the long game, whether in marathons, comedy or real life.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 15m

Hit and Run and Run Back

Beautiful scenery - and lovely dogs - as Paul and Rob tour their North London estates. Featuring Parkrun tourism, low-level criminality on Fathers’ Day, nostalgia in the West Country, a warm welcome in the Midlands, how to succeed in showbusiness, distance-running thoughts, and a little light hippiedom for the Summer Solstice.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 9m

Pair of Wallys Up Ally Pally

Quite a lot of adventures for the boys this week, as they tour the Crouch End estate; bobbins, bewhiskered old rock stars, backaches, planes (private), giving up the gardening, rope swings, barefoot runs, microwaves, planes (model), puns, protests, parenting, potential guests and more.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 9m

Up and Down, Back to Front

Paul and Rob run North and East - and ultimately West - through Hackney, and discuss Paul's bad back, Michael Mac's attack, bowls, hills, Halfs, Alistair Campbell, climbing rocks, floating stones, Love Island, Britain's Got Talent, poppies, guppies, daleks and book deals.Except guppies - they don't really talk about guppies.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 10m

Back In The Hoods, In The Woods

After their countryside adventure, Rob and Paul head back up their Parkland Walk to Queens Wood - but there's nature there too, as Summer continues apace. Featuring Rob's lovely legs, how (on Earth) you run an Ultra, a radio review and some preposterous policemen from their road trip, and talk of when runners push hard, from some guys taking it pretty easy.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1842m 48s

Sunshine on the Ridgeway

A foray into the Wiltshire countryside, as Paul and Rob run the ancient Ridgeway from Avebury to Barbury Castle - on a perfect May day. Featuring Paul's report from the front line of marshalling, Rob's new mantra, a round-up of everyone else's running adventures, cycling stories, awkward orthotics and nostalgia for the fun and larks of World War Two.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 13m

Drink, Run, Cough, Plank

Sunshine over North London, as Paul and Rob take the tour; Finsbury Park, Woodberry Down, Clissold Park, Highbury Field, Emirates Stadium, Gillespie Road Garden... and Finsbury Park. Beautiful, but challenging, with a lot of pollen in the air, and alcohol in the bloodstream. Featuring a host of stars including friend-of-the-show Mark Watson, reports from behind the curtain of comedy, a running rundown that shows the boys are getting back to fitness in spite of themselves, and a little bit of planking commentary.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 12m

Frances Quinn, Billy Ocean and Dave

Rob and Paul run in and around Market Harborough with Frances Quinn on a jewel of a day. Featuring bespoke Bake-Off-champion-baked cakes, some very impressive marathon results, a beastly blister, people who hurt their backs but run anyway, running with and without music - particularly cheesy '80s pop - hot yoga, chocolate hill, and Dave.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1847m 10s

Pain, Plans, Pigeons and Pals

Inclement weather can't hide the verdant beauty as Rob and Paul take a gentle, back-friendly turn through Queen's and Highgate Woods. Featuring osteopaths, friends who enable, marathon cheats and their nemesis, the yin and yang of yoga and booze, how Running Commentary ruined Rob's life, and Paul's new position.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1847m 49s

Back Out After The Marathon

A very easy jaunt - from the living room to the kitchen - as Rob reports from the London Marathon, and Paul explains that his return to fighting physical fitness has been extremely short-lived so far. Featuring Sophie Raworth's might - and socks - Frances Quinn's spirit guide, stress dreams that came true, the madness of marathons - especially in the midday sun of Sunday - massage etiquette, and plans for the future, featuring York, Dubai and Scarborough.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1847m 51s

How To Run Or Not Run A Marathon

Paul and Rob's final thoughts and tips ahead of the London Marathon... but only after they've discussed every other key issue of the day; road safety, Rob's holidays, beautiful blossom, Brighton, Boston and the Marathon de Sables, the incredible generosity of the woman on the train, disagreeing with people on line and in life, lost dogs, polite parkrunners, Back to the Future and beetroot juice.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 6m

Angela Barnes Strikes Back

Spring and Angela Barnes are both in evidence in Regent's Park. Paul and Rob interview friend-of-the-show and ever-more-into-running Barnes on a two-mile trot past daffodils, birds and blossom. Featuring non-topical comedy, running vs Edinburgh, buying houses and other grown-up activities, 'flat' runs, parkruns, toe trauma, alternative exercises, the music of the '90s, and gazump potential.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1824m 54s

Phone Fun Dog Run

This epic episode begins with disaster, turns into adventure, and becomes a dog-run-half-marathon. At least. No wonder it's so bloomin' long. Featuring crime, good deeds, how NOT to prepare for a marathon, mud, mucus, memories and much much more.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/182h 30m

Long London Run in the Sun

Ten miles plus is Paul and Rob's aim here, with the London Marathon just a month away, so they tie together a bunch of East London's greenest spaces in the Spring sunshine. Featuring their training report, a couple of top-notch birds, some classic hitchhiking stories, Keanu Reeves, the best way to run - or walk - to get the philosophical juices flowing, and a woman doing a very unusual tree-based handstand.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 44m

Firefighters, Marathon Trainers

Rob and Paul run with Firefighters from A21 Paddington, who were all on the scene at the Grenfell Tower fire, and are now running the London Marathon - in all their gear - for Fire Service and community charities. Thanks for taking us along, gentlemen, particularly Guy, manfully handling Running Commentary microphone duty.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1835m 55s

Normal Service Resumed

Rob is very excited to have Paul back on the trail - and there are signs of Spring in the woods. Featuring spitgate, training report, parkrun problems, dog action, mothers' day, Film '18, stand up woes and a very exciting log/mud traverse.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 1m

Driving Commentary

It's the Running Commentary equivalent to a Rail Replacement Bus Service, as Rob and a still-poorly Paul report from a very cosy car on the M4. Still - plenty of running news: Brighton Half (NOT Bath Half), snow running, slow running, Kate Carter's sub-3, carb report, colds, the cold, a delicious pasty and an impromptu slice of R.E.M.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1837m 48s

Globe Trotters

A short, cold blast round Islington after Paul and Rob's latest adventures overseas. Featuring jetlag, hard uncling, sleepwalking, jaywalking, mountain adventure, training plans, lack of training, lack of plans, and getting lost whilst running with the sea on one side of you and land on the other.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1849m 8s

Tonks' London Layover

With Paul briefly in the country between prestigious international trips - and Rob back from the muddy North - the gentlemen run up the chilly hill to Ally Pally and beyond. Featuring toes, toilets, training, tree surgeon trouble, Tokyo, Toronto Tignes, temperatures (low), tadpoles (no), and tendentious tips.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 16m

Spirit of (North) London - Part Two

More bants from the woods; in this episode the boys talk tax, Take That, tadpoles, Tough Mudders and travel. Also featuring kafka, sharks, graffiti, Riverdance, Greggs and home furnishings.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1841m 48s

Spirit of (North) London - Part One

Signs of Spring as Rob and Paul circumnavigate their Highgate haunts. Featuring the launch of the London Marathon, a movie premiere, comparing injuries with Tom Cruise and some well-lubricated first-class air travel - classy - plus an allotment report, and a variety of the first wild flowers of the year - grassy.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1839m 57s

The Angela Barnes Project

On a damp January morning down in Brighton, Paul and Rob are joined by TV, radio and live comedy's Angela Barnes for a bit of comedians' insight into running - from a newer-to-it point of view. Featuring breathing and talking, couch to 5k, cardboard medals, mud, ill-judged panel-game aggression, and internet trolls even more aggressive than that.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1825m 17s

The Road to London on the Towpath to Limehouse - Part Two

Paul and Rob head back from the Basin, finish sharing their marathon wisdom, and move on to the key issues of the day - of every day: kids and comedy. Featuring leftfield thinking on flat marathons, high-vis vaseline provision and fancy dress, being an embarrassing Dad and owning it, various shades of discipline, when nostalgia goes too far, and getting paid to do nothing.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1847m 18s

The Road to London on the Towpath to Limehouse - Part One

Paul and Rob start to edge up the miles as training for the next Marathon kicks in, marshalling their combined knowledge as they go - footwear, facts, long runs, fast runs, canaries and cormorants; it's all here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1846m 52s

If You Go Down To The Woods Today...

Rob and Paul take a turn round Highgate Wood in the still chill under an iron grey January sky, inadvertently terrifying passers by as they go. Featuring a foot report, some litter bitterness, good and bad gardening tips, boat gig stories and big bloke stories - sometimes at the same time - retro graffiti and a very tempting tyre swing.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 16m

Revolve, Resolve, Evolve

The first run of 2018 - a rainier and rainier run round and round Hackney Marshes - sees the boys planning - pragmatically - for the year. Featuring dogs and Dads, veganism and velour, resolutions and predictions, self-discipline, smooth corrections and Steves.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 6m

Stop Yelling - impossible - as we run on the Isle of Purbeck

Marathon Talk's Martin Yelling joins Paul and Rob on the Isle of Purbeck. It's a coastal calamity running across golf courses, there's cows of course , more rocks, Old Harry this time - a condensed version for a New Year's day run.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1853m 20s

Brighton re-Rocks

Wind and waves, surfing and Starburst, nudism and ball games, piers, poles and the possibility of pasties, a Brighton re-run (well frankly a repeat of two episodes, condensed, Readers Digest style)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1856m 50s

A Lapland Canter with the Actual Santa

A massive festive scoop as Paul and Rob take a little trot through Lapland with Santa Claus himself - Mr Christmas, as he likes to be known for the rest of the year. Featuring insight into the Claus training schedule, reindeer relations, elf politics, cracker jokes, steamy knees, and what he really thinks of mince pies.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1824m 57s

Snowman Battlefield

A freezing foray into Rob and Paul's Safe Space, as a fighting fit Tonks leads a poorly Deering around icily beautiful Clissold Park. Featuring leggings, funerals, a teeny tiny snowman, social drinking vs vampirism, second-rate nature photography and a little clue as to who next week's big guest is.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1848m 55s

The Dark Days of December

Gloomy skies but nice conditions as Rob and Paul head East to Hackney Downs and Marshes. Featuring family foibles, Paul's further adventures in Norway and the Far - well, further than Hackney - East, sore feet and long distances, angry robins and aggressive squirrels, and the major issues of the day: Brexit, the Trump Presidency, whether Jack could have got on that door with Rose, and appalling pigeon behaviour.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 19m

Business As Usual

On the auspicious occasion of their one-hundredth podcast, Paul and Rob retrace the steps of episode one - gingerly, for they are, of course, injured and hung over. Featuring birthday messages - from former guests AND passing van drivers - comedy, philosophy, memory, love actually, and an urgent visit to a popular coffee establishment.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 5m

Beautiful Brum

A beautiful 'there-and-backer' along the canal from Birmingham to Bourneville - also by the railway, which might explain the strange and slightly sinister background noise. Featuring Dad comedy vs Comedian comedy, lost gloves, university memories, Ultra plans, synonyms, synagogue gigs and cinema visits, and a veritable kaleidoscope of accents.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 17m

Issues in Islington

On a sunny morning in north London Paul and Rob get to grips with the key issues of our time - how comedians should be treated backstage and how comedians really shouldn't behave backstage, the way forward for men and women in the age of the internet, the very nature of change, judaism, armageddon and, of course, the John Lewis Christmas advert.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 14m

The Lonely Running Boy In New York

In the soft, safe environs of Clissold Park, Rob gives Paul the blow-by-blow story of his New York adventure. Featuring medals and miles, bridges and burgers, support and solitude, speed and sloth, beat cops and superstars.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1843m 21s

The Back's Better So It's Back To The Woods

The clocks have gone back, the back is all better, and the sun is shining, so it’s back to the woods for a beautiful seven-or-so miler. Featuring miserable men from Fazakerley, parkrun etiquette, taper talk ahead of New York, student life choices, new shoes, being a ‘vaygan’, drinking, surveillance, and meeting up before Christmas.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 19m

(after) Finsbury Park Parkrun

A little review of the parkrun Paul and Rob have somehow not done before now. Featuring pace in spite of injury from Paul, the weight advantage/disadvantage from Rob, impressive stats from a man called Tom, and a blast of extreme weather from Brian.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1828m 58s

Dark Skies Over The Heath

Paul and Rob return to Hampstead Heath on a wet, quintessentially Autumnal day. Featuring memories of the late Sean Hughes, solutions for wet microphones, extreme medicine for recurrent back pain, training and preparation for New York, comedy for charity, new shoes and old ideas.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1845m 59s

Back But Back Out

A ginger trot round Clissold Park, Paul and Rob's Safe Space, as Paul recuperates from a condition known as 'old guy's back'. Featuring long runs, running machines, PB's celebrating the Autumn season and all your successes therein, and the most elaborate pronunciation of Weinstein you'll hear this week.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1838m 34s

An Autumnal Bimble

On a quintessential September day Paul & Rob take in Ally Pally, the old railways and the woods, and talk passports, time, relays, races, watches, Strava, Jesus Christ Superstar, and playground pugilism.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 14m

Raworth on the Run

Rob and Paul are joined by BBC broadcaster and top-notch runner Sophie Raworth. Featuring medals, achievements, injuries, ultras, goals, plans, swans, Parkinson's and camels. Good luck in Chicago Sophie!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 13m

Highs and Lows in Islington and Hackney

Adventures in North London as Rob and Paul do a leisurely ten miles round their locale. Featuring half marathon self abuse, fortieth, fiftieth and one-hundredth birthday parties, parenting on the front line of school and university, the social power of banks, rage both run- and road-, a close-up visit to the towpath, Autumn glory vs awful roughness, and a LOT of silly high voice action.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 43m

We're going to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo.

Ahead of Sunday's 'Stampede' event at ZSL's London Zoo, and their Roar With Laughter comedy gala at the Hammersmith Apollo on November 30th, Paul and Rob take a glorious, morning turn around Regent's Park Primrose Hill and the zoo itself with ZSL Director James Wren.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1842m 57s

Hangin' in Highgate

On a rainy run round the woods the boys submit their weekly report; featuring wine (loads), cars (none), audiences (chatty), Rob's decision making (flappy), Dick Gregory (legend), graveyards (grey area) and Paul's hot take on hedgehog gate (curmudgeonly). Wet mic issues / Paul sounding like he's in a tin tube later on.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1858m 45s

Toe Trouble

Feet, foxes, food-for-fuel and funny friends as Paul and Rob take a tentative turn around Clissold Park - their 'safe space' - to test out Rob's injured toe - bumping into a few interesting people along the way.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1832m 32s

Tales on the Heath

More Hampstead Heath, as Paul and Rob take a wandering trot and report on their Summer adventures. Featuring Paul's holiday in Corfu, Rob's Cannock Chase 10k, live dog-runnin', a whole load of magpies, a look at the athletics championships, and Hayes and Hampstead contrasted.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1833m 21s

Hampstead Heath Parkrun

Rob and Paul crawl out of bed on a Saturday morning to attempt a parkrun they've never done before. Featuring beautiful scenery, Paul's lavatorial concerns, Rob's gig report, some extremely questionable parenting, and more panting than ever before as they race for the finish line  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1841m 56s

Summer in London Part Two

The return trip up the towpath back in sunny July. Featuring marathon plans, 10k talk, snoggers and froggers, drunkenness in comedy audiences, abstemiousness in training runners, festivals, families and the smell of toast.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1848m 12s

Summer in London Part One

The first half of a sun-kissed two-parter, recorded in July. Featuring the new Dr. Who, Wimbledon, a little light parkour, sub-aquatic police work, a look at the boys' running plan for the coming months, and a nasty stinging incident.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1846m 44s

Episode Eighty Two - with Adharanand Finn

A summer trot with 'Running with the Kenyans' author and modest but impressive runner Adharanand Finn. Featuring Wimbledon in Kings Cross, buses that aren't buses, street food and buskers, ultras, barefoot running, global running differences and similarities, and running right into Heaven - unless they shut the gate.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 0m

Episode Eighty One - Into The Woods Part Two

Rob and Paul, now totally resigned to being hopelessly lost, go even further into the woods. Featuring the Happy Mondays' long lost slug song, a detour down the Woodcock Way, deer in the distance, mediocre metaphysics, and getting lost all over again right at the very end.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 15m

Episode Eighty - Into The Woods Part One

Paul and Rob attempt a challenging ultra, without support or GPS, on a different day to everyone else, in a misty forest - what happens next will blow your mind... Featuring Rob sounding like he's in a little tin box, slugs, deer and cat hair, Ed Sheeran, and a very exciting - albeit quietly grumpy - cliffhanger.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 2m

Episode Seventy Nine - the Return of Susie Chan

Friend of the show and runner extraordinaire Susie Chan takes the boys back to Regents Park to report on her latest adventures. Also featuring a parkrun PB for Rob, some camels, and some technical difficulties for Steve to wrestle with.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1829m 41s

Episode Seventy Eight - Heatwave Special!

Paul and Rob's favourite park - Clissold Park - sizzles and shines as the boys take a brief turn on the hottest day of the year. Featuring paddling pools, bad gender guesses, what-and-what-not to wear, a Golden Stag preview, and the most disgusting trainers in London.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1836m 7s

Episode Seventy Seven - Round the Parks

Rob and Paul are back in North London after a week of national and international travel. Featuring swans, reality TV, a little bit of politics, surprisingly good Donald Trump impressions. Bookended by Clissold Park House fun - a kids' singalong upstairs to start, and an emergency visit downstairs for Rob to finish.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 5m

Episode Seventy Six - A Dorset Adventure with Martin Yelling Part Two

The epic jaunt continues and concludes. Featuring cows, comparative podcasts, what to tell a runner before they do a run (or have a baby), more rocks (Old Harry this time), the magic of parkruns, reasons to run a mile, and how to do it when you do.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 14m

Episode Seventy Five - A Dorset Adventure with Martin Yelling Part One

Marathon Talk's Martin Yelling joins Paul and Rob on the Isle of Purbeck. In this first instalment, they talk about coastal calamity and the wonders of Comrades, photobomb a non-couple, get into difficulties on a rock, cross a golf course and climb a hill. Will Rob's vulnerable knees make it all the way round? Find out next week.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 7m

Episode Seventy Four - with Sam Murphy in some Royal Parks

Insight and larks with Paul's fellow Runner's World columnist Sam Murphy on a Summer run round St. James's Park, Green Park... and St. James's Park again. Featuring serious bird action, three-dimensional training, running then and now, and serious running challenges in the past and in the future.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1850m 51s

Episode Seventy Three - Tech Trouble, Tremendous 10k

After performing at the Comedy Store in the early hours, the men turn up - Paul injured, Rob on virtually no sleep - for the glorious Crouch End 10k. Part of this recording was lost, but Steve has saved the day, so enjoy the huffs and puffs as Rob and Paul try to chat, make up time and sprint to the finish all at once.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1835m 28s

Episode Seventy Two - Sunny Regents Park with Natalie Haynes

Summer in Regents Park, where Rob and Paul are joined by writer, broadcaster, stand-up and classicist Natalie Haynes. Featuring classical tragedy and popular film, camels, bears and fancy ducks, nudity and toe-length in ancient Greece, but NO RUNNING ON THE GRASS.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1838m 52s

Episode Seventy One - Highs and Lows

The yin and the yang of life on a classic Islington loop; cold but Summery, beautiful but polleny, new rivers, old canals, private jets and forgotten support acts, preparation and improvisation, and spotting a minor celebrity... and her bag of poo.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 3m

Episode Seventy - Bluebells, Beasts and Kneejerk Knonsense

Normal service is resumed as Paul and Rob trot up the Parkland Walk to Highgate Wood. Featuring wheels and the wall, Liverpool and Lincoln, complaining about complainers, wheelie bins and wild beasts, toilets and traps, masculine pursuits and a man in a gorilla suit.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 5m

Episode Sixty Nine - The Virgin Money London Marathon 2017

Paul and Rob's full report on the weekend's long-anticipated adventures. Featuring before, after and longer after, the squirting of water and gels, body armour from both ancient Britain and a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, hot air balloons, spaghetti bolognese, to wee or not to wee, sub-3 and not sub-3, chilling on Sunday, martini Monday and much more besides.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 9m

Episode Sixty Seven - Last Thoughts Before London

Twice round the park and the boys are set for Sunday. Featuring predictions, temptations, Belgians, karaoke, ill-advised shoe shopping and the quest for a mantra.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1827m 42s

Episode Sixty Eight - A Marathon/Crossword Special with John Halpern

Rob takes a short run in London - a few days before the LONG run in London - with John Halpern, crossword setter, who is setting a crossword as he runs the marathon on Sunday. Featuring cryptic clues, crosswords and comedy, Christopher Wren, wedding rings and London landmarks.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1837m 33s

Episode Sixty Six - Six On Grass Round Hackney Marsh

A foot-friendly long loop-the-loop round Hackney's huge Marshes. Featuring toe trouble, DJ Dobby on the Decks, Brexit, clock nazis, proper dancin', smoothies and cocktails, saveloys and a tongue-tied crow.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 3m

Episode Sixty Five Kate Carter Guardian

A run along the Regent's Canal and around his park with the Guardian's Kate Carter who, like Paul, is hoping to do the London Marathon in less than three hours. Featuring drama, confusion and stupidity - right at the start - a noisy pontoon, Strava, cherry blossom, jam, a shy giraffe, international adventures, and hopes and plans for April.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 13m

Episode Sixty Four - A Brighton Long'un, Part Three

The third and, thank goodness, final part of Paul and Rob's epic run, back along the coast to Brighton, past it, and back again. Featuring wind and waves, surfing and Starburst, nudism and ball games, piers, poles and the possibility of pasties, an inspiring statue of Steve Ovett, PWs, PSBs and PDBs. We may never know how far they went in the end - but it was pretty darn far.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 17m

Episode Sixty Three - A Brighton Long'un, Part Two

The boys turn South from the South Downs Way and head towards the sea. Featuring a Runkeeper-related confession from Rob, Irish adventures - and accents - a beautiful, sad spot, lots of map-reading, Bill Bryson, the pros and cons of solitude, and a wind that slides inexorably up the Beaufort Scale towards Gale Force.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1850m 34s

Episode Sixty Two - A Brighton Long'un, Part One

Rob and Paul head out from Brighton for a pre-London 22 miler. In part one they climb up to and along the beautiful, windy South Downs. Featuring the Bath Half in review, an old school Ordnance Survey map, cyclist/runner tension, invisible fences, the Hanson Method and a little bit of Withnail & I. To be continued...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 9m

Episode Sixty One - Bath Half

Adventures real and ridiculous, before, during and after Bath Half. Featuring flatulence, floozies, fancy dress, dinosaurs, impressive and not-so-impressive race times and all kinds of good fun and good people.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1822m 52s

Episode Sixty - A Spring Taper Special

Ahead of their next Half Marathon, Paul and Rob keep it to a strict three miles round pretty Clissold Park. Featuring Tai Chi, tree surgery, tapering tips, saucy swans, skiing stories and thoughts on doing a Half for the first time.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1836m 23s

Episode Fifty Nine - Road Rage

A little trot down the canal to Victoria Park turns out to be far more exciting than Rob and Paul could have expected. Featuring White Van Man, Cerys Matthews impressions, speed cameras, Driver Awareness courses and Motorway Service Areas - along with sinking boats, heavy rain, squawking parakeets, Oscars and running to jazz.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 19m

Episode Fifty Eight - Spring is Springing

Paul and Rob check for evidence of Spring on a leisurely 7 miles round North London's parks and green spaces. Featuring noisy drills, road-crossing thrills, nights in Havana, parkrunners in bandanas, Jonny Lee Miller's muscles, squirrels, geese and castles, crocuses and daffs, and how to cook brown rice, and serve it up with something nice.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 13m

Episode Fifty Seven - Joe Warner

Round Regent's Park and up Primrose Hill with Joe Warner, Editor of Men's Fitness magazine, who's running the London marathon for Parkinson's UK. Featuring a surprise trip to Berlin with Haile Gebrselassie, a mystery bum ache, transformations, giant chocolate buttons, and how Boris Johnson drove Joe to drink.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1853m 25s

Episode Fifty Six - Finsbury Fun

A short one for a change, as Rob and Paul head down for a spiral round Finsbury Park. Featuring Cross Country and Launch Lunch reports, Trainspotting, track suits, slips and sweats, caymans and couscous.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1839m 1s

Episode Fifty Five - Sub Zero

To distract themselves from the bitter chill of this North London run, Rob and Paul cover it all; treadmills, improving half marathon times, the yin-and-yang of inner voices, killing your pets to improve your marathon time, builders scamming your neighbours and much more besides. Features excitable dogs and a glimpse of a previous guest.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 15m

Episode Fifty Four - Way Out West Part Two

Paul and Rob complete their long run out along the Grand Union Canal to Hayes. Featuring potato techniques, family relationships, bittersweet comedy vignettes, Eva Longoria, foxes, herons and swans... lots and lots of swans.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 1m

Episode Fifty Three - Way Out West, Part One

Rob and Paul pull a few January miles, with a long canal run out of London to the West. Featuring even more birds than usual, a gusset-toe interface, family members charging you full price, several branches of Sainsbury's and a coconut.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 2m

Episode Fifty Two - Clapham Common with Bryony Gordon

Paul and Rob are joined by writer Bryony Gordon, author of Mad Girl, for a start-the-year walk-run round Clapham Common; it's a day for dynamic extremes - slow and fast, high and low, serious and silly, partying and planking, Ibiza and Kensington Palace, first-time London Marathoners and old campaigners, and the glory and grubbiness of the condom. Sorry - common.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 2m

Episode Fifty One - Marathon Tips, Running Resolutions.

Rob and Paul hit the ground running in 2017, trying to untangle the headphone wires that are their running plans for the Spring. Featuring Rob's regime, friendly cyclists, unfriendly dogs, marathon mantras, to wee or not to wee - that is the question - and a return to the postage stamp of grass where it all began. Happy New Year everyone - and happy runnin'.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1847m 37s

Episode Fifty - Last Run of the Year

Paul and Rob run down the canal to Limehouse Basin, looking back over Running Commentary's 2016... once they've dealt with booze, foxes, teddy bears, sunken boats, sitcom-characters-in-real-life, Rob's knees and Paul's thoughts on what to do at a comedy gig when they've already had it all. It's been a good year everyone - thanks for listening. See you in 2017!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1845m 1s

Episode Forty Nine - Running Home for Christmas

A little one to help you not run TOO far over the Christmas weekend; Paul and Rob have just run South Manchester parkrun, where there was mud, lowering skies, questionable cornering, and a real-life elf. Happy Holidays!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1818m 52s

Episode Forty Eight - Christmas Memories

Round Highgate Wood, and down memory lane, as Rob and Paul do some Christmas reminiscin'. Featuring the joy, sadness, and gluttony of the festive season, mid-life crisis rope swinging, student life then and now (it was grubbier then), grouting, foxes and Chris Rea.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1856m 14s

Episode Forty Seven - Freezing and frosty with guest Tom Price.

Rob and Paul are joined by actor / comedian / DJ Tom Price on the coldest, crispiest morning of the year. Featuring Arsenal landmarks, running-as-therapy vs the worst kind of peer pressure, 'can you run with a broken thumb?', frost, sunshine, skiing, mountains, Argentine Tango, Doctor Who and Paul's car.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1852m 37s

Episode Forty Six - happy on the Heath.

A 'dog run' round Hampstead heath on a beautiful Autumn day. Featuring classic cross country, road rage, big nights and nights off, violence and the avoidance of, and a variety of green birds.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 4m

Episode Forty Five - Dark Clouds and Blue Skies.

Out East to Hackney and Walthamstow Marshes, where the sun starts shining and Autumn gets out the gorgeousness. Featuring apples, macs, Apple Macs, post-truth politics, poppies, and the beginnings of a review of the year - allowing for whatever might happen next.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 11m

Episode Forty Four - Sorry Ms Jackson

Our guest this week is Lisa Jackson, author of Running Made Easy and Your Pace Or Mine, and sworn chat- and walk-runner. Featuring the Tower of London, South African things from biltong to Anthony Sher, and some excellent insight into some of the adventures that take place in a marathon beyond carb gels, motivational headphones and speedy PBs.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1858m 21s

Episode Forty Three - November Sunshine

After a week of illness and international upheaval, a surprisingly lovely turn round the parks and waters of Hackney, Haringey and Islington. Featuring Planet Earth 2 plot spoilers, one runner feeling better than the other, football, films, a fleet float, footwear, fowl, families, Four Weddings... and a fuse box.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 4m

Episode Forty Two - Golden Brown

A crisp golden autumn run with a little bit of rock'n'roll Hackney thrown in for good measure  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 16m

Episode Forty One - Heroes and Villains

Still recovering from the Yorkshire Marathon, Paul and Rob take an Autumnal turn round Islington. Featuring Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, Jarvis Cocker, Rosemary's Baby, killer clowns, multiple magpies, a hipster having canal boat-related difficulties, and Rob's friend Lesley. Quite an exciting morning all round!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1849m 52s

Episode Forty - last run before York.

Paul and Rob talk taper as we flash back to their last run together before the Yorkshire Marathon, on another sunny run round (and round) North London's Clissold Park. The sound of runners breathing comes in for some criticism - quite a pot-calling-the-kettle-black situation for listeners - along with chat about childhood games, parkruns, deer, and the boys' delicately balanced commitment - or lack of. But who's on a bit of a downer, and who seems ready for a fight? Listen and find out...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1845m 3s

Episode Thirty Nine - Marathon Report

We join Rob and Paul in York just before the Yorkshire Marathon, and on their recovery run round Clissold Park afterwards. Featuring a scary hotel, a TV presenter getting a workout, Starburst, extreme weeing, a high-fiving vicar and a very impressive PB.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1847m 28s

Episode Thirty Eight - mighty, modest Vassos Alexander

BBC broadcaster and incredible runner Vassos Alexander takes Paul and Rob - and his dog Holly - on a sunny spectacular round the green spaces of South West London. We hope you find this as inspiring as we did, it was GREAT. Some minor sound issues at the beginning - apologies.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 16m

Episode Thirty Seven - Can You Hear Louise?

Rob and Paul are joined by actor Louise Breckon Richards, along to tell us all about her autobiographical, one-woman play Can You Hear Me Running? - if she can get a word in. Featuring classic woods, real and pretend running.... but no plot spoilers.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1843m 41s

Episode Thirty Six - Indian Summer

Gorgeous September Sunshine in North London, as Rob and Paul discuss - and in one case execute - their last long runs before the Yorkshire Marathon. Featuring a Good Samaritan, a pack of dogs, fund raising, hill climbing, bird watching, a shiny conker and a vibrating knee.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 21m

Episode Thirty Five - Back to School

Rob and Paul head from Newington Green to Victoria Park along the canal - and back again. Featuring ideas for new sitcoms, all the new-term, September-y Autumness you can handle, a good look at the upcoming Yorkshire Marathon and hazards left right and centre.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 0m

Episode Thirty Four - Two Mice, Two Tigers, Two Feet, Two Faces

The boys take a turn around Hackney's nicest bits on the cusp of Summer and Autumn. Featuring mid-life crisis hobbies, Buddhism and bare feet, Keats, a witch and some credit card fraud.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 19m

Episode Thirty Three - squeezing the pips out of Edinburgh

The boys' last Caledonian run before Paul heads home and away - actually the second part of a 12-miler. Featuring flat-sharing, a Yorkshire Marathon preview, a Great North Run critique, baby-carriers, Braveheart and a speedy finish.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 7m

Episode Thirty Two - The Innocent Railway

Rob shows Paul one of Edinburgh's lesser-known routes. Featuring bounce bouncers, a beef about a roast, a bit of local history and ZOMBIES!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1844m 16s

Episode Thirty One - Zoe Lyons

Fourth and final comedian on the Edinburgh run Zoe Lyons talks comedy and running. Zoe is a regular on 'Mock The Week' and is having a stonking time in Edinburgh  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1841m 9s

Episode Thirty - Mark Watson

Our third comedic run in Edinburgh with the hugely talented Mark Watson a regular on 'Mock The Week' and 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks'  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1837m 18s

Episode Twenty Nine - Simon Evans

Our second run in Edinburgh with comedian Simon Evans, not only do we ask the question why do we enjoy running? Simon also talks about making financial news funny and there are bagpipes too, the noo!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1830m 33s

Episode Twenty Eight - Jason Byrne

A run with Irish comedian Jason Byrne that includes Black Belt comedy, the pain of running a Marathon. And nearly a technical disaster when Jason knocks one out as he runs. Running Commentary with Paul Tonkinson and Rob Deering.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1839m 30s

Episode Twenty Seven Tate That

Rob and Paul run from Pimlico central London via the old Tate to Tate Modern a journey that involves some disturbing stories of hairy legs whether salt or sugar is best to add to your hydration plan, bad jobs and London sights.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 2m

Episode Twenty Six - Scorchio

Picturesque North London Loop starting with Clissold Park in the sun, a run that involves the benefits of heavy drinking, rat urine and moths in the wardrobe running the beautiful Woodberry Wetlands and the Emirates Arsenal Stadium. Running Commentary is the podcast where comedians Paul Tonkinson and Rob Deering talk about running, whilst running. It’s funny, free-form and frank, and covers plenty besides running, from nature to politics, parenting to booze and beyond  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 10m

Episode Twenty Five - woodland witterings

Paul and Rob take a detour in more ways than one, covering a range of subjects as they cover new ground in Highgate Woods. Featuring favourite films, fancy dress, flowers, superheroes, high-speed challenges, tardiness, dogs, dark tales of the comedy circuit and... well, a lot of stuff.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 10m

Episode Twenty Four - the men from TRIBE

Guy, Rob and Tom from TRIBE - the guys who can take you for a run and/or put healthy running food through your door - take Rob and Paul on a Summer's evening jaunt round East London's green spaces. Featuring long-distance adventures, audacious road crossings, fascinating facts and first-date revelations.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 4m

Episode Twenty Three - the awesome adventures of Susie Chan

Susie Chan, Guinness World Record holder and Ultra runner extraordinaire, joins Rob and Paul between marathons and multi-stage epics to tell them all about it, on an altogether more genteel turn around Regents Park and Primrose Hill. Featuring, pizza and pot noodles, birds and buckets, ants and alligators - well, caymans - and danger of death. Mainly from motor scooters.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1850m 51s

Episode Twenty Two - Matt Barbet's Marathons

Paul and Rob are joined by newsreader, presenter and two-time London Marathon-er Matt Barbet for a turn around Clissold Park in Stoke Newington. Featuring twangy hamstrings, speedy parents, cygnets, cycling, and a mysterious silvery wolf.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1834m 4s

Episode Twenty One - our first run outside Europe. Sort of.

The gentlemen put the world to rights on a trip to Victoria Park. Featuring canoes, foxes, squirrels, helicopters, plumbing supplies, Boris and a bunch of Brexit.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 9m

Episode Twenty - through North London's tropical rainforests

A wet wander through the boys' classic haunts, but via some hillier routes. Featuring hotly-contested parking tickets, near-death experiences, Nigel Havers and big red balls.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 8m

Episode Nineteen - Miles Over the Moors, Part Two.

As it turns into a veritable jewel of a day, Rob and Paul continue their Yorkshire wander. Featuring doubtful directions, sheep and unicorns, a catalogue of minor injuries for Rob and a treat at the end for Paul.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 5m

Episode Eighteen - Miles Over The Moors, Part One

A change of scene for Rob and Paul as they start a long one in Yorkshire. Featuring birds, a bench, Bilberries, the word 'Buchanesque', and a distinct lack of confidence from the navigator. Will they ever return? TO BE CONTINUED...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1846m 12s

Episode Seventeen - A short run after a long one

Rob and Paul head East to Hackney Downs in the sunshine, having previously headed elsewhere. Featuring explanations and apologies, fake falls and niggling nipples  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1825m 35s

Episode Sixteen - Dog Runnin'.

Paul and Rob go off-piste and find some new ways through their old stomping ground. Featuring Dog Runs, Dad races, bathroom breaks, secluded spots, a circus, and a little sound-effects fun from Steve the sound man.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 7m

Episode Fifteen - the Crouch End 10k

The big day! Featuring doubts, doughnuts and the near-mythical quest for Julie.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1825m 41s

Episode Fourteen - Barefoot in the Park

Adventures in humid, verdant, rainier and rainier North London ahead of the boys' 10k in Crouch End. Featuring feet, confessions, the philosophy of the finish line, education, politics, doughnuts, classic literature, petrol-related adventures... there's very little not featured, if we're honest.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 19m

Episode Thirteen - North London in the sun

Paul and Rob are full of the joys of Spring - and the joys of having completed a marathon - in the parks and green spaces of North East London. Featuring cheats, crackheads and chin-ups, and memories of a traumatic wasp attack.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1856m 58s

Episode Twelve - The London Marathon!

Before, after and even-more-after the big day. Featuring... well, everything.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 13m

Episode Eleven - through London, getting ready for LONDON!

A sunny taper trot along the Thames and North to and through Islington - featuring all Rob and Paul's pre-Marathon tips and theories - some more useful than others.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 4m

Episode Ten - A Springy Trot

As their pre-London Marathon taper begins, Rob and Paul get back to home turf - where Spring is springing - and talk kilometres, sideline supporters, showbiz parties and (more) arguments with strangers.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1853m 10s

Episode Nine - phase two of the big one

We rejoin Paul and Rob for an epic trot across North West London. Featuring picturesque parks, Paul's (lack of) pants, magpies, wolves, and a radical reassessment of the route.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 13m

Episode Eight - celebrating parkrun, running in a park

Rob and Paul take a turn around London's surprisingly lovely Finsbury Park. Featuring parkruns, American Footballers, leaves, and the threat of unnecessary cartoon violence  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1829m 0s

Episode Seven - Hampstead Heath, just for starters

The first leg of Rob and Paul's 20 miler, featuring heavy plant, flowering plants, stately homes and a host of... something daffodils.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 7m

Episode Six - Rob and Paul Run The Bath

'Rob and Paul report from the Bath Half Marathon. Featuring glorious weather, and several different takes on this classic run. Plus Paul comes into some money...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1828m 20s

Episode Five - a sally round Ally Pally

Less than a week to go til the Bath Half Marathon, Rob and Paul take a turn round North London's nice bits. Featuring booze, Buddhism, belittling bald guys, literal mud-slinging, a picturesque palace, and a weird noise.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 6m

Running Commentary Episode Four: Spring is springing.

Regents Canal, Victoria Park, stories from the front line of parenting and veganism, and lucid critiques of Groucho Marx and George Clooney. No one fell or was pushed into the canal during the making of this programme...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 23m

Running Commentary Episode Three: Early Starters (the last six miles)

Paul and Rob run a long way at an early hour through Hackney's green - if dark and damp - spaces. Featuring shocking admissions, heavy exercise regimes and a heartbreaking birthday story.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 5m

Running Commentary Episode Three: Early Starters (the first six miles)

Paul and Rob run a long way at an early hour through Hackney's green - if dark and damp - spaces. Featuring some nipple talk, and a lot of not-yet-open pubs.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1845m 5s

Running Commentary Episode Two: Stories of Rage and Urination

Join Paul and Rob for a Sunday seven-miler - though for the record, they'd already done three. Featuring sad children, shy dogs and outsized sporting goods.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/181h 13m

Running Commentary Episode One: Late Starters

This week Rob and Paul go over their reasons - alright, excuses - for not starting their London Marathon training (and Running Commentary) five weeks earlier. Plus: wind, ducks, Norwegians, mud, and a run in with the law.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1858m 20s
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