You don't look like a runner

You don't look like a runner
Running and fitness tech chat from the least likely of people
Bread slacks
Feb 12 • 53 min
We don’t just do this in January you know: it’s time for some fitness and tech chat. Nick has inevitably bought a television, Jon needs pavement advice from Tom Hardy, and we double up and then double down on headphones. The Mania Half is coming Tom…
Unicorn device
Jan 31 • 53 min
Welcome back to your favourite fortnightly epsiode of weekly updates of fitness, running and tech. Turn up the sexy thermostat it’s time to get involved in the neighbourhood watch. We take a weird segue into consumer advice, Nick is running again (again),…
Not the place to be naked
Jan 4 • 64 min
Welcome to this year’s episode of weekly podcast You Don’t Look Like a Runner. This week we refuse to give up on our Christmas diets, Nick shares some medical history, Jon finds the perfect gift, and we get excited about the new Gregg’s vegan sausage…
Having a go at the Baddies
Oct 23, 2018 • 54 min
Welcome to this week’s runner pod a podcast for pod people where we discuss sleep pods and AirPods and pod hotels. And Dave Mustaine too. Nick begrudgingly enjoyed this gift Nick was very suspicious about this gift Nick set Jon some homework to watch Some…
Don’t go to the doctor
Oct 11, 2018 • 48 min
Welcome back to the utopian world of You Don’t Look Like a Runner where anybody can get the new customer deals. Come and delve deep into our freezer drawers to find some veggie protein! This week we try to work out how we’ve got the office bug when we…
Theatre of the opening
Oct 4, 2018 • 56 min
Welcome back to the rich universe of fitness, running and tech for some vintage gaslighting from your good friends Nick and Jon. This week we share one neat trick to lose weight through eating more and make a strong pitch to the podcast advertising gods.…
Bespoke Chocolat
Sep 26, 2018 • 57 min
Hello you, it’s time for your regular collective mugging off from Nick and Jon. This “week” Jon’s deaf cat gets in the mix early and often, so be ready to turn down the volume on your Acoustic Veteran ERLs. We discuss things that happened at Butlins which…
Shaving veteran
Sep 3, 2018 • 52 min
Nick and Jon talk about sleep, dead flies, octothorpeUKrunchat and shaving into a big sheet. Just your classic dose of running, fitness, and tech chat.
Bad Friend
Aug 13, 2018 • 44 min
This week we show you how the sausage is made, get wet, and secrets are revealed. There is also more tent chat. Fitness Nick is not rowing, but he has a personal trainer now. Running Jon is a moron and can’t run a proper tempo run so please tell him what…
Big Tent
Jul 31, 2018 • 42 min
“It’s been a while”, but we’re back and so is Jon’s cat, “well rounded character” listener Ross and, if you listen closely, Nick’s actual landline going off in the background. We discuss both types of tent (“air tent” and “tent”), Nick is not a…
That was a good joke
Jun 27, 2018 • 58 min
It’s coming home.
Unprivatise the lot
Jun 8, 2018 • 49 min
It’s a follow-up-a-polloza! We discuss the sticker giveaway, Nick eats humble pie at the chirpractors, Jon reviews online giving websites, and we make some very rash promises. Sticker giveaway and charity fundraiser We made some Stickers. They’re quite…
You’re in a band
Jun 2, 2018 • 47 min
Let’s be honest, you weren’t expecting another weekly show this soon but here we are nonetheless. This week we recorded face to face for only the second time, so things get weird quickly. We discuss the Moreton family biscuit barrel, Nick has to call a…
Weird little table
May 25, 2018 • 58 min
Chasing a PB, we’re dropping our second “weekly” episode this week. In this episode we track down Fat Nick on Strava and find out if Chiropractic is a thing. We talk marathons, pilates, and get two tickets to Nick’s post-rowing gun show. Nick has done his…
Wake up wrist
May 21, 2018 • 50 min
You’ve waited too damn long for this episode for Jon to get precious about show notes. We talked a lot about his watch, and a bit about Panini albums. Or maybe we didn’t. That bit might have got cut. Things to do: Make sure you watch Halt and Catch Fire…
WrestleMania, running to survive
Apr 23, 2018 • 54 min
This “week” we teach you a life hack to be Andy Serkis on the cheap and get our excuses in for a series of terrible runs. We refuse to apologise for an extended chat about JavaScript, Nick does some ERL learning the hard way, Jon has no mates on Strava,…
Red rag to the bully bull
Apr 4, 2018 • 58 min
Nick and Jon punch each other for bantz. Important links: The Mania Half When the Course Wins: No Finishers at the 2018 Barkley Marathons
Rubbish as a service
Mar 23, 2018 • 43 min
What did you do in the Bluetooth wars, Daddy? Welcome back to You Don’t Look Like a Runner. This week we catch up with a number of long lost friends as we take a deep dive on the email and check in with the Audio Veteran from MIT. We talk about the…
Memory in the battery
Mar 5, 2018 • 45 min
It’s the show that changes every week! It’s Runner Pod, and we are here once again to talk about fitness, running and lithium ion batteries. This week we are in a self-congratulatory mood off the back of the triumph that was episode 21 (or was it 20?…
The one person who looks like a runner
Feb 28, 2018 • 85 min
We’re back, like the rappers are, to lay down diss tracks for one another through the medium of podcasting. This week our biggest fan doesn’t listen to the show, Nick gets stretched and Jon feels vibrations through his skull. If you want to listen along…
Full kit. Blood everywhere…
Feb 12, 2018 • 66 min
After the Rian Johnson inspired avant-garde episodes 18 and 19, we settle back into a more accessible edit. This week we have a live reveal of our Great North Run ballot results. We talk Bluetooth headphones, Jon gets a nosebleed from playing at the…
Between my face and my finger
Jan 31, 2018 • 86 min
This is part two of an epic new year chat which started in episode 18. This week Jon goes round the houses and Nick regrets not making a purchase. We discuss lightbulbs, voice assistants and Greggs (the baker). Nick is desperate to go to bed, Jon is not,…
Between then and the mountain
Jan 18, 2018 • 47 min
We set ambitious goals, plan to infiltrate a gamergate stretching class, and get some long overdue slidey experience. Nick’s been over the mountain, Jon’s got a very long agenda, and we employ an unorthodox Runner Pod editing strategy. This conversation…
I’ve never had a slidey experience
Dec 23, 2017 • 40 min
We are back—back to discuss routers, the kids’ Kindle Fire, and extreme sports pedagogy. Nick’s hills are not alive with the sound of music, Jon’s phone is absolutely terrible, and we fail to talk about running at all.
Little snowflake, reading his Transformers book
Nov 29, 2017 • 56 min
It’s time to kick off your trainers and grab yourself a nourishing bowl of nonsense soup. This week Nick attempts to talk himself down from a major purchase by reading its tech specs and features out on mic. We talk about our broken old man backs, plan…
Please, Mr Robot is my father’s name
Nov 16, 2017 • 75 min
“I learned a new word today: gaslight” It’s not like God taking a photograph but it’s apparently Nick’s favourite word. What else is happening? We go back to school to do some basic French, remedial German, and complex maths. Nick makes the best of a…
Plumbing to nowhere
Oct 27, 2017 • 70 min
Nick and Jon talk secret doors, being in the film Human Traffic, putting the full stop on the AirPods chat, getting locked in to platforms and trying to escape, breaking records and dealing with photographs that showcase our terrible running technique.
I’m a man, not a contact!
Oct 11, 2017 • 77 min
Back by popular demand, we present Nick’s Shit Bluetooth Headphone Review. Yes, this week Nick goes into detail on his new Apple AirPods. We reminisce about early 2000s route planning websites, cut a swathe through follow up, and pit £160 Bluetooth ear…
The Woke XI
Oct 4, 2017 • 76 min
Live from the echo chamber, Nick and Jon are back and woker than ever. This week we refine our sales pitch which can now be delivered by bike. We go deep on follow up, set some challenging goals, and go back to the drawing board on fitness watches. Nick…
Game positive
Sep 20, 2017 • 35 min
The perfect watch may be here, but we don’t know as the PR guy is on holiday. This week Nick apparently has nothing to say and yet we seem to have gone long again. We talk Apple Watch and FitBit Ionic, plan Jon’s retirement, and get in the buff(s). Nick…
It’s the cyanide, stupid
Sep 16, 2017 • 89 min
Is this the real life, or scripted reality? This week, we’re caught in a time travel paradox as Nick gets his wish for an evening record—and instantly regrets it. We talk marathon recovery, we discuss bat and poo memes, we get emotional about cricket, and…
Schrödinger’s Marathon
Aug 27, 2017 • 18 min
Did he or didn’t he? Things get emotional.
Aug 27, 2017 • 2 min
Things have gone wrong.
Taper Week
Aug 20, 2017 • 25 min
The tapering episode: we go short this week, but we have time to catch up on our current routines and discuss the merits of cross training days. Jon is paranoid about jinxing his marathon, Nick is marked on a scale of 1-10 for his camping skills, and we…
Sons of Alvechurch
Aug 14, 2017 • 56 min
How do you choose the right swimming lane or the right pace group for a club run? We talk about the challenges and benefits of mixed ability group work and along the way we discuss fitting training into our lives. Nick owes Shelter a lot of money, Jon has…
Aug 9, 2017 • 58 min
We discuss the joys of shopping at Decathlon and the ethical problems of shopping at Sports Direct, spend a little bit too long discussing the geography of the West Midlands, and there’s been a terrible, terrible accident. Nick tries to be a better…
You’re a monster
Aug 1, 2017 • 52 min
We talk about environments—from the perfect gym to urban running—and their effect on our training mindset, and we discuss plateaus and winning the battle with your mind. Nick has big news, Jon ups his recoding set up game with dramatic results, and…
Mark it zero, Jonny
Jul 25, 2017 • 56 min
We have had feedback on books, armbands and the emotional chat about weight loss in episode 2. Jon has been called out for being mean about Good Gym, and Nick has made a fool of himself on a skateboard. Jon updates us on marathon training, in particular…
Alright, Fat Nick?
Jul 14, 2017 • 46 min
Things get pretty deep this week as Nick, celebrating a weight-loss milestone, talks about the problem of self image and how he works at getting over negative feelings about his weight from childhood. Jon plays the role of an unqualified psychiatrist (as…
Looking for Good
Jun 30, 2017 • 43 min
Nick and Jon finally get round to talking about running, weight training, and exercise tech from the perspective of two 30-somethings who spend way too much time coding, running, listening to podcasts, and talking about starting a podcast about running,…