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Regular Episodes


On this edition of Trackside, we discuss the IAAF changes to the fixture calendar, the upcoming Commonwealth games and we ask, what is the critical age for athlete development?

We also discuss some top performances and play another round of 'Mystery Athlete'.


Episode 28 is a different version of Trackside Podcast as Mark Hookway goes solo to fill the recent void in episodes and give his thoughts on the World of Athletics and Cross Country.

Mark has been to indoor and cross country meetings in recent weeks and shares some of his thoughts and experiences, which included team managing the Tonbridge AC squad at the National Cross Country Championships.

He ends by raising a few points for potential feedback and discussion.


Back after a 6 week break, we have our first podcast of 2018 for you!

We discuss Athletics being the countries most exciting sport, Sports Personality of the year, how much input should an athlete have on their training, Asthma, Commonwealth Games selection and more.

Plus we look ahead to our 2018 and have the now regular 'Mystery Athlete'.


This week on Trackside we discuss the British trials for the European XC Championships, as athletes secure their place on the team.

We also talk about the World Indoor Champs selection policy, TUEs and Toni Minichiello's thoughts on coaching in the UK.

Plus we discuss an extremely important article from Bobby Clay on the female triad and her problems with Osteoporosis.


This week on Trackside we talk National XC relays, as Tonbridge and Aldershot take home the Senior titles.

We also discuss this year's British Athletics funding decisions, which as usual have caused a stir!

Plus we discuss Mo Farah's move back to the UK, fixture clashes, Paralympic categorisations and much more.


This week on Trackside we discuss some of the contentious and strange Commonwealth Games team selections made by England Athletics.

As well as this we discussed grassroots funding with our guest Cathy Hughes, who works for Sport England and has recently become involved with the South of England Athletics Association. We find out how funding his distributed and what it is used for.


This week on Trackside we discuss the recent road relays and what needs to be done for these events to flourish in the future.

We also look at lifestyle choices of athletes, and how far would you go to reach your potential? There is also the usual look at recent performances and more.


'Off Season' is over and Winter is coming!

On episode 22 we talk Eliud Kipchoge and the Berlin Marathon, continue our discussion on coach athlete splits and look at what we have in store this winter.

We also talk recent performances, recent news and more. Plus we play the first edition of 'Mystery Athlete'.


After 3 weeks away we are back with a brand new episode. We give our Track season highlights, discuss Michael Johnson's suggestion to remove less popular events, and talk the future of Athletics.

We also debate the reasons for athletes and coaches parting ways, discuss some recent notable performances and cast our eye over a number of other notable news stories in the World of Athletics.


The World Championships is finished, and we give our take on all the trials and tribulations from London 2017. We talk top performances, booing, the Makwala saga and look at how the British team have performed, is the future bright?


On this episode of Trackside we look forward to London 2017 and discuss how the British team might perform, how many medals will they win? And who will claim them?

We also discuss officials in grass roots Athletics, the attitudes towards young athletes and how could this be improved to encourage both the next generation of athletes and officials?

Finally, we look back at some of the major championships that have taken place over the last few weeks and talk through some of the best performances.


The bumper British Team Trials 2017 episode!

This week the the pod is joined by GB Junior Decathlete Lewis Church to talk all things British Trials. We discuss why the attendances were so low and try to work out what can be done to change this next year?

As well as this, we run through the athletes that have secured their London 2017 spots, those who just missed out, and those who could make a last ditch attempt for the team!


On this episode of Trackside we are rejoined by UK steeplechaser Ryan Driscoll who has recently returned to the UK after graduating from the University of San Francisco. Ryan discusses his time in the NCAA system, giving an insight on racing, training and all other aspects of life as an athlete at an American University.

We also look back at the recent U20/23 National Championships, discuss the rise in British middle and long distance running, and take a look at some of the most notable performances from the last couple of weeks!


On this edition of Trackside we look back at the sensational Gotzis Heptathlon and Decathlon. We also talk NCAA championships, National Multi Events, World Champs Qualifying performances and more!

As well as all this we discuss a recent interview with Sanya Richards-Ross with regards to abortions amongst female athletes and some recent tweets from Jazmin Sawyers.

Articles mentioned in this episode:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/athletics/2017/06/07/every-female-track-and-field-athlete-know-has-had-abortion-says/


On episode 15 of the pod we look back at the fantastic Highgate Night of 10000m PBs. We discuss the latest leaks from the USADA report on the Oregon Project, and we also look at a number of notable peformances over the past few weeks.

As well as all this we discuss the County Championships across the UK and debate what needs doing to revitalise these dying championships!

Articles mentioned in this weeks episode.

NY Times article on USADA report - www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/sports…es&smtyp=cur&_r=0

Lauren Fleshman blog on female athletes - http://www.milesplit.com/articles/211759-dear-younger-me-lauren-fleshman







Regular Episodes


On this edition of Trackside, we discuss the IAAF changes to the fixture calendar, the upcoming Commonwealth games and we ask, what is the critical age for athlete development?

We also discuss some top performances and play another round of 'Mystery Athlete'.


Episode 28 is a different version of Trackside Podcast as Mark Hookway goes solo to fill the recent void in episodes and give his thoughts on the World of Athletics and Cross Country.

Mark has been to indoor and cross country meetings in recent weeks and shares some of his thoughts and experiences, which included team managing the Tonbridge AC squad at the National Cross Country Championships.

He ends by raising a few points for potential feedback and discussion.


Back after a 6 week break, we have our first podcast of 2018 for you!

We discuss Athletics being the countries most exciting sport, Sports Personality of the year, how much input should an athlete have on their training, Asthma, Commonwealth Games selection and more.

Plus we look ahead to our 2018 and have the now regular 'Mystery Athlete'.


This week on Trackside we discuss the British trials for the European XC Championships, as athletes secure their place on the team.

We also talk about the World Indoor Champs selection policy, TUEs and Toni Minichiello's thoughts on coaching in the UK.

Plus we discuss an extremely important article from Bobby Clay on the female triad and her problems with Osteoporosis.


This week on Trackside we talk National XC relays, as Tonbridge and Aldershot take home the Senior titles.

We also discuss this year's British Athletics funding decisions, which as usual have caused a stir!

Plus we discuss Mo Farah's move back to the UK, fixture clashes, Paralympic categorisations and much more.


This week on Trackside we discuss some of the contentious and strange Commonwealth Games team selections made by England Athletics.

As well as this we discussed grassroots funding with our guest Cathy Hughes, who works for Sport England and has recently become involved with the South of England Athletics Association. We find out how funding his distributed and what it is used for.


This week on Trackside we discuss the recent road relays and what needs to be done for these events to flourish in the future.

We also look at lifestyle choices of athletes, and how far would you go to reach your potential? There is also the usual look at recent performances and more.


'Off Season' is over and Winter is coming!

On episode 22 we talk Eliud Kipchoge and the Berlin Marathon, continue our discussion on coach athlete splits and look at what we have in store this winter.

We also talk recent performances, recent news and more. Plus we play the first edition of 'Mystery Athlete'.


After 3 weeks away we are back with a brand new episode. We give our Track season highlights, discuss Michael Johnson's suggestion to remove less popular events, and talk the future of Athletics.

We also debate the reasons for athletes and coaches parting ways, discuss some recent notable performances and cast our eye over a number of other notable news stories in the World of Athletics.


The World Championships is finished, and we give our take on all the trials and tribulations from London 2017. We talk top performances, booing, the Makwala saga and look at how the British team have performed, is the future bright?


On this episode of Trackside we look forward to London 2017 and discuss how the British team might perform, how many medals will they win? And who will claim them?

We also discuss officials in grass roots Athletics, the attitudes towards young athletes and how could this be improved to encourage both the next generation of athletes and officials?

Finally, we look back at some of the major championships that have taken place over the last few weeks and talk through some of the best performances.


The bumper British Team Trials 2017 episode!

This week the the pod is joined by GB Junior Decathlete Lewis Church to talk all things British Trials. We discuss why the attendances were so low and try to work out what can be done to change this next year?

As well as this, we run through the athletes that have secured their London 2017 spots, those who just missed out, and those who could make a last ditch attempt for the team!


On this episode of Trackside we are rejoined by UK steeplechaser Ryan Driscoll who has recently returned to the UK after graduating from the University of San Francisco. Ryan discusses his time in the NCAA system, giving an insight on racing, training and all other aspects of life as an athlete at an American University.

We also look back at the recent U20/23 National Championships, discuss the rise in British middle and long distance running, and take a look at some of the most notable performances from the last couple of weeks!


On this edition of Trackside we look back at the sensational Gotzis Heptathlon and Decathlon. We also talk NCAA championships, National Multi Events, World Champs Qualifying performances and more!

As well as all this we discuss a recent interview with Sanya Richards-Ross with regards to abortions amongst female athletes and some recent tweets from Jazmin Sawyers.

Articles mentioned in this episode:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/athletics/2017/06/07/every-female-track-and-field-athlete-know-has-had-abortion-says/


On episode 15 of the pod we look back at the fantastic Highgate Night of 10000m PBs. We discuss the latest leaks from the USADA report on the Oregon Project, and we also look at a number of notable peformances over the past few weeks.

As well as all this we discuss the County Championships across the UK and debate what needs doing to revitalise these dying championships!

Articles mentioned in this weeks episode.

NY Times article on USADA report - www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/sports…es&smtyp=cur&_r=0

Lauren Fleshman blog on female athletes - http://www.milesplit.com/articles/211759-dear-younger-me-lauren-fleshman