Doping in Athletics, And we're back better than ever!

Season 5 | Episode 1
1h 9m | Jan 18, 2024

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As part one of a two part special, of a new series brought to you by PILLAR PERFORMANCE hosts Lloyd Kempson and Alfie Manthorpe have a well overdue catch up as we kick things off in 2024. Across the special we start with how they’re both getting on, Lloyd just back from a month in Asia and Australia and Alfie fresh off the back of his first International Great Britain vest looks ahead to his upcoming race this weekend. There are also a barrel of news updates to run through including the insane new women's 10km road world record set by Agnes Ngetich in Valencia. We also run through the men’s race, the British results and how bonkers it all was watching at home. We cover the upcoming International XC event at Parliament Hill this Saturday which Alfie is racing in and why it can do better in marketing and promotion. Among other topics, we have a segment on why we feel unqualified running coaches and the rise of unqualified TikTok/Influencer running coaches are harming the coaching industry.

At the end of the episode, Lloyd has a chat with Top Flight Race Series Director Chris Parr talking about the series itself and the opening event this weekend at the Newcastle 10k. A new innovative race series will cover the length of England across 12 races in 12 months boasting some of the fastest courses the country has on offer. RunThrough UK have announced a 60,000 prize pot for the series and we get the lowdown on the prize structure, why this is fantastic for athletes, fans and the sport and how you can get involved. The TRACKSTAA team will be covering this weekend’s race with results and updates throughout the day.

To follow along with the series or to enter yourself, head over to the Top Flight Races website for more information and follow along on their Instagram page.

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The TRACKSTAA Podcast with Lloyd Kempson and Alfie Manthorpe