Podcast for runners, coaches & therapists looking for EVIDENCE based strategies to manage running injury & performance. Recorded LIVE on Sundays at, then uploaded to iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, etc. Full details at www.runcha…

Gait Analysis with Jessica Bruce and Trevor Prior
Oct 14 • 70 min
In this Gait Analysis Special with legendary podiatrist Trevor Prior and run3D founder Dr. Jessica Leitch, we discuss the role of Gait Analysis in treating musculoskeletal overuse injuries.
Running Injury Assessment with Dr. Derek Griffin
Sep 23 • 71 min
Dr. Derek Griffin discusses ways in which the assessment of runners has had to evolve in order to encompass developments in our understanding of pain.
Role of Research in Evidence Based Practice with Dr. Izzy Moore
Sep 17 • 65 min
Dr, Izzy Moore, highly respected researcher of Running Biomechanics & Injury with multiple published papers, talks with us about the role of research in evidence based practice.
Day 3 of 10-in-10 Challenge
Sep 9 • 11 min
In today’s post-run chat I am visibly unimpressed as I had to set out at 10.30am and deal with the pretty extreme the heat of Rhodes. I discuss ways to avoid ‘not getting out the door’, why goats are not the same as sheep, night running and cows. I blame…
Day 2 of 10-in-10 Challenge
Sep 6 • 11 min
Mountain goats, running shoes & achilles issues. Apologies in advance for the background wind & the drink breaks. There’s also a couple of pauses in which I am pointing to my running shoes…
Day 1 of 10-in-10 Challenge
Sep 5 • 12 min
Day 1 post-run chat from my recent 10-in-10 running challenge - 10km for 10 days. Take on the challenge to win up to £100 off the ‘RCL International Running Conference’ this October 30/31 in Brighton, UK.
Trust Me I’m A Physiotherapist with Nils Oudhuis
Sep 2 • 65 min
Special guest Nils Oudhuis, creator of education website TrustMe-Ed and Facebook Group ‘Trust me, I’m a Physiotherapist’ talks to us about his experiences training to become a Physiotherapist, and how the obstacles he discovered caused him to set up his…
Finding The Right Therapist with Mike James and Malcolm Sloan
Aug 7 • 76 min
Mike James (a.k.a. The Endurance Physio) and Malcolm Sloan (founder of Sports Injury Fix) discuss ways that runners can find the type of injury therapist they need, and how therapists can ensure their services are visible to runners.
Training for 5k with Jeff Gaudette
Jul 23 • 64 min
Jeff Gaudette, founder & head coach at Runners Connect, talks to us about how to train seriously for the 5k distance, something that a lot of runners fail to do either by choice (attracted more by the lights of a half or full marathon) or by making common…
RCL Brighton Beard Company Special
Jul 19 • 45 min
In this ‘Brighton Beard Company Special’, we take some time away from running injury & performance to chat with Lloyd Kite, co-founder of our lovely sponsors ‘The Brighton Beard Company ‘.
Tips For The Older Runner with Dr Rich Willy
Jul 16 • 70 min
Dr Rich Willy, PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science and a masters of physical therapy, talks to us about what runners of 35+ years can do to minimise injury and maintain/improve performance.
Strength Training with Jason Fitzgerald
Jul 11 • 67 min
Jason Fitzgerald is a USA Track & Field certified coach and author of ‘101 Simple Ways to be a Better Runner’ and ‘Running for Health and Happiness’ (both #1 best-sellers in the running category on Amazon). His website is one of the…
Understanding Pain with Greg Lehman
Jul 2 • 72 min
Greg Lehman helps us get around the problems that can arise from tackling the modern understanding of pain. “So you’re saying this pain is in my HEAD?”
Assessment Of Runners: Chris Johnson
Jun 24 • 69 min
Chris Johnson: Physical Therapist, certified triathlon coach, multiple time Kona qualifier and owner of Zeren PT & Performance. Chris talks to us about about the assessment of runners for injury & performance, a topic he will also be addressing as one of…
Future of Running Shoes: Simon Bartold
Jun 18 • 69 min
“The Future of Running Shoes” with legendary podiatrist Simon Bartold of Bartold Clinical. SHOW NOTES & AUDIO CHAPTERS available at
Minimalist Footwear with JF Esculier
May 20 • 65 min
“All novice runners should consider minimalist shoes” - says JF Esculier, Vice President & Director of Research & Development at The Running Clinic Vancouver, and our special guest for this episode. SHOW NOTES & AUDIO CHAPTERS available at…
Q&A with host Matt Phillips
May 7 • 33 min
Our guest on this episode was meant to be Dr Derek Griffin but sadly technical difficulties prevented this. We will be rescheduling so keep your eyes open for confirmation of a new date. Faced with listeners who had tuned in for the LIVE recording of this…
Physiotherapy Reform with Jack Chew
Apr 15 • 75 min
Talk is cheap, actions count - this episode’s special guest has mastered both. As a physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal & sports medicine and co-founder of the innovative Chews Health network, Jack Chew is probably best known as the voice…
Athletic Amenorrhea with Tina Muir
Apr 9 • 59 min
Tina Muir, founder and host of podcast Running for Real, talks to us about Athletic Amenorrhoea, a condition caused by overtraining in which menstruation becomes irregular or totally ceases. Many female athletes either regard it as a normal part of…
Wim Hof Method with Lisa Shabbas
Mar 24 • 63 min
Lisa Shabbas, a plant based athlete & ultrarunner, talks to us about the Wim Hof Method and her use of it in preparation for the UltraMirage100k she will be running in Tunisia this coming September. She fills us in on her own fascinating past including 8…
Screening To Predict Injury with Chris Kitson Osteopath
Mar 10 • 64 min
Chris Kitson, Osteopath and co-founder of The Movement Hub, talks to us about to what extent we can effectively ‘screen’ runners to identify movement patterns linked with a higher risk of injury. * * * APOLOGIES FOR THE LOW SOUND QUALITY - technical…
UltraMirage100k Special with race founder Amir Ben Gacem
Feb 14 • 62 min
Amir Ben Gacem, founder & race director of ULTRA MIRAGE EL DJERID 100K, talks to us about why he founded the race, what makes it so special, AND gives some excellent insider tips on how to prepare for it. He also shares news of incredible personal ultra…
Multiple Peak Training with Mike James Endurance Physio
Jan 20 • 70 min
Mike James ‘The Endurance Physio’ is a hugely experienced ultra endurance athlete and evidence driven therapist so expect some great advice as Mike discusses how to successfully prepare for multiple peaks in a year without succumbing to the all too often…
Elisabet Barnes: Marathon De Sables Two Time Winner
Jan 6 • 70 min
Ultra endurance running legend Elisabet Barnes joins us to share some absolute pearls of advice & inspiration for not only ultra runners but any runner keen to learn about preparing physically and mentally for challenge. Many thanks to those of you who…
Understanding Pain with Ben Cormack
Dec 16, 2018 • 66 min
Ben Cormack of Cor-Kinetic joins us for a ‘Runners Guide To Pain’, providing an insight for runners as to how an understanding of modern pain science can potentially revolutionize the way in which one deals with injury and reduce risk of future issues.…
Kenya Run Beyond Special with George Parkes and Jimmy Beauttah
Dec 9, 2018 • 63 min
Live from Nairobi with special guests George Parkes, founder of Run Beyond, and legendary elite running coach Jimmy ‘Simba’ Beauttah. Absolutely incredible to chat with Coach Simba who as one of the Godfathers of Kenyan running has coached athletes like…
Gait Analysis with Nick Knight Podiatrist
Dec 2, 2018 • 64 min
Gait Analysis is often presented to runners as a ‘must’ when it comes to choosing footwear and explaining or preventing injury. Unfortunately, there is an awful lot of misconception out there, so the effectiveness of a gait analysis can vary enormously…
Kenyan Physio Martin Ong’Wen
Nov 25, 2018 • 60 min
Martin Ong’Wen is a physiotherapist from Nairobi whom we had the pleasure of meeting during the time we spent out there helping set up new running company Run Beyond. He talks to us about his experiences in the UK, the fantastic work he does in Kenya plus…
Strength & Conditioning for Runners with Alex Backhouse
Nov 18, 2018 • 57 min
Alex Backhouse is one of our top local recommendations for runners in need of strength work, which in all honesty is most of you! We talked to Alex about his early days training UFC & Invicta fighters through to obtaining a masters in Strength &…
Running Shoes, Orthotics & Insoles with Ian Griffiths Podiatrist
Nov 4, 2018 • 69 min
With special guest IAN GRIFFITHS, highly respected podiatrist & sports injury specialist, this episode is a MUST listen for runners, therapists & coaches seeking evidence based ways to understand how we SHOULD be selecting footwear, orthoses and inserts.…
Rosi Sexton: MMA Pioneer and Osteopath
Oct 28, 2018 • 63 min
#Ep8: Rosi Sexton - pioneer of Women’s MMA, once ranked No.1 in the World, first British female to fight in the UFC, and an Osteopath. Rosi talks to us about the most common injuries seen in MMA & how to reduce risk. We consider the parallels &…
Reps & Sets: Is There A Magic Number?
Oct 21, 2018 • 30 min
Here it is, the last solo recording before being joined by special guests! This episode highlights the fact that many runners could benefit from adding strength training to their weekly routines, but how many repetitions (lifts per exercise) and sets…
Why Do Runners Stretch?
Oct 14, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode we respond to some interesting feedback we received after last week’s episode suggesting we are laying into static stretching too much. Well, as always we go where the evidence takes us so let’s see how static stretching weighs up in terms…
How Stretching Can Delay Recovery
Sep 30, 2018 • 24 min
Static stretches commonly recommended by coaches & therapists can sometimes actually DELAY recovery, e.g. in cases of insertional achilles tendinopathy, proximal hamstring tendinopathy, insertional gluteal tendinopathy. For many runners, this episode will…
Running Economy: How To Improve It.
Sep 23, 2018 • 19 min
In Ep.4 of RunChatLive, we look at what Running Efficiency means and discuss how methods of achieving it may differ from one runner to the next. During the course of 20 minutes we consider what can be done to try and increase running efficiency, and also…
If It Ain’t Broken…
Sep 16, 2018 • 21 min
What does the evidence say with regards to tweaking the running form of a pain free runner in order to improve performance? A great question put to us by Jack Chew of The Physio Matters Podcast (which we totally recommend for all health care…
It’s Your Anatomy
Sep 9, 2018 • 17 min
In an attempt to explain a runner’s persistent knee pain, a report handed to me by a patient from a consultant summarised as the reason for pain: ‘it’s your anatomy’. Regardless of the accuracy of such a statement, blaming pain on structural anomalies has…
My Experience Running With Kenyans
Sep 2, 2018 • 14 min
The very first episode of RunChatLive, recorded in clinic without any planning, using nothing except a phone and memories of my recent trip to Nairobi where I had the pleasure of training the staff of Run Beyond in how to provide evidence based Gait…