This week’s sponsor is La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre:

Brad puts in a Spotify Fartlek before the downpour leaves him like a shag on a rock.

Julian is set to race in the London Marathon giving insight into current preparations and dodging the Strava-razzi.
Brady goes through his own playlist and sets his sights on the IRP Half Marathon Title.

London Marathon to go ahead as an elite-only event on 4th October 2020, with rigorous health and safety measures in place. The 2021 edition of the race was also announced as being held in October instead of April. The new format of the race will be laps in St James Park, headlined by the awaited match-up between Eliud Kipchoge and Keninisa Bekele with more of the elite field to be confirmed.
Runners World Article.

Sondre Moen breaks the European hour-run record, 21,131m out on the track while Thijs Nijhuis sets the Danish hour-run record, however both are subject to validation due to shoe regulations.
Sondre Moen’s hour record on Brussel Times Report.
Thijs Nijhuis’ hour record on TV2 report (Danish)

Ollie Hoare goes professional and runs the first sub 4 minute mile on Colorado soil along with Joe Klecker after joining the newly formed On Athletics Club based in Boulder, coached by Dathan Ritzenheim.


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The Steigen Mile World Challenge for the month of August 2020 begins, following a similar format to the World 3000m challenge with a deeper prize pool. Jack Bruce in Queensland opens it up with a 3:58.

Pat Tiernan joins the Oregon Track Club in Eugene under coach Mark Rowland.

YMCA of Canberra hosted an 8K Cross Country race out in Stromlo, taken out by Josh Johnson & Katie Porra in wet, boggy conditions.

Marc Scott of Bowerman Track Club sets new UK road record of 13:20 Podium 5K, while triathlete Beth Potter sets 5th fastest British 5K of all time.
Athletics Weekly Report

This week’s listener question asks where to best schedule the rest day and Moose on the Loose disputes the ownership of 60-minute workouts.

The show closes with a preview of this weekend’s Monaco Diamond League and the Athletics South Australia Cross Country Champs to be held in North Adelaide.
Monaco Diamond League Programme