The Women's Running Podcast

Ep 22. Holly Rush, ex GB road runner and ultra runner

January 21, 2021 Esther Newman Season 1 Episode 22
The Women's Running Podcast
Ep 22. Holly Rush, ex GB road runner and ultra runner
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The Women's Running Podcast
Ep 22. Holly Rush, ex GB road runner and ultra runner
Jan 21, 2021 Season 1 Episode 22
Esther Newman

Welcome to episode 22 of The Women’s Running podcast. In this episode we speak to relentlessly positive ultrarunner Holly Rush. Holly is the co-host of the Marathon Talk podcast with lovely Martin Yelling, she’s the Asics Frontrunner manager, an ASICS studio coach, and an online coach and mentor. 

As an ex-GB runner, she has represented Britain at the European Championships and the Commonwealth Games. She talks to us here about how she discovered her talent for running, and her training for the GB distances. We also talk about her relationship with food, which has been tricky in the past, leading to her periods stopping and discovering she had osteoporosis, along with suffering from a ton of stress fractures. But in the realisation of this, alongside a move from marathon to ultra distances, came a much happier relationship with food and a far happier and healthier outlook. She talks about her love of the ultra distance, and the races she holds close to her heart, and her love generally of trail running. She lets us into the secret of what her absolute favourite ultra is, and she’s got loads of tips for aspiring trail runners here: all very relatable and totally achievable!

This episode is sponsored by Asics. Make sure you visit their online shoe finder at asics.tv/shoes for expert guidance to figure out which shoe is right for you, and to find out all about Europe’s no 1 running brand.

We’ve got a treat for all podcast listeners: an exclusive 35% off membership to Women’s Running. Just enter WRPOD at the checkout for your discount, and you’ll get the mag, free access to hundreds of digital back issues, discounts off lovely merch, a free month’s subscription to Move GB Move At Home, and more! All for less than £9 a month! What are you waiting for?

Show Notes

Welcome to episode 22 of The Women’s Running podcast. In this episode we speak to relentlessly positive ultrarunner Holly Rush. Holly is the co-host of the Marathon Talk podcast with lovely Martin Yelling, she’s the Asics Frontrunner manager, an ASICS studio coach, and an online coach and mentor. 

As an ex-GB runner, she has represented Britain at the European Championships and the Commonwealth Games. She talks to us here about how she discovered her talent for running, and her training for the GB distances. We also talk about her relationship with food, which has been tricky in the past, leading to her periods stopping and discovering she had osteoporosis, along with suffering from a ton of stress fractures. But in the realisation of this, alongside a move from marathon to ultra distances, came a much happier relationship with food and a far happier and healthier outlook. She talks about her love of the ultra distance, and the races she holds close to her heart, and her love generally of trail running. She lets us into the secret of what her absolute favourite ultra is, and she’s got loads of tips for aspiring trail runners here: all very relatable and totally achievable!

This episode is sponsored by Asics. Make sure you visit their online shoe finder at asics.tv/shoes for expert guidance to figure out which shoe is right for you, and to find out all about Europe’s no 1 running brand.

We’ve got a treat for all podcast listeners: an exclusive 35% off membership to Women’s Running. Just enter WRPOD at the checkout for your discount, and you’ll get the mag, free access to hundreds of digital back issues, discounts off lovely merch, a free month’s subscription to Move GB Move At Home, and more! All for less than £9 a month! What are you waiting for?