Aid Station is a magazine style podcast aimed at providing support, coaching advice, information, inspiration and motivation to mid and back of the pack ultra runners. Hosted by England Athletics qualified coach Kevin Munt.
Ep 0 - Aid Station Trailer
Ep 18 - An Interview With Sarah Francis - Mountain Ultra Specialist
Kev returns in interview mode with a great guest in Sarah Francis. With 22 years of mountain marathons behind her, Sarah is the most experienced mountain ultra runner Kev has ever met. In this highly insightful interview, Sarah imparts her wealth of mountain race knowledge and gives us an insight into all the longest UK events. https://theomm.com/events/https://www.northerntraverse.com/https://www.capewrathultra.com/
Ep 17 - Lizzie’s First Backyard Ultra
This episode has been sometime in the making! It details Elizabeth Gatherer’s first attempt at a Backyard Ultra. The show covers all the planning and approach to one of these events with no known end! Backyard’s are very different Ultra running events, so if you are planning to have a go listen to this great episode first.
Ep 16 - Final Dragon’s Back Special #7
In the last episode in this series of specials Kev gets eaten up and spat out by the Dragon. It’s the conclusion of a years training and podcast recording of his journey to the mighty Dragons Back Race. If you are contemplating entering this race this, and the rest in the series, are well worth a listen. https://www.dragonsbackrace.com/2021-results
Ep 15 - Dragons Back Special #6
So it is just five days to the race start! To reduce his boredom during his taper, Kev makes this boring episode taking you through all his equipment choices for the DBR. If you are racing the event, planning entering the event, fancy moving into multi-day racing or just plain bored, this one is for you! https://www.dragonsbackrace.com/the-routehttps://montane.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwpreJBhDvARIsAF1_BU3MLS8sUaUE8B6iIJgf50uNCTo2LFjJy7fg37vTDqZmqmGNhqfpxUcaAgtsEALw_wcBhttps://theomm.com/https://www.ortlieb.com/en_us/https://www.icebreaker.com/en-gb/homehttps://www.lasportiva.com/gbhttps://www.hokaoneone.eu/en/gb/men-trail/
Ep14 - Dragon’s Back Special #5
Kev recces Day 4 of the Dragon’s Back Race. Also he joins some of the children at a FreeToBeKids camp to hear what they think of life outside a big city. Please follow the link below to donate to bettering the lives of these children. A big Thank You.https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KevinMunt1?utm_campaign=Maturity14daystogo-Finalpush&utm_content=41733188&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Virgin_Money_Givinghttps://www.dragonsbackrace.com/the-route
Ep13 - Dragon’s Back Race Special #4
Kev and Lizzie recce Day2 of the Dragon’s Back Race from Nant Gwynant to Dolgellau. Kev also travels up to London to interview Rachel Nichols of FreeToBeKids, Kev’s chosen charity for the DBR. Rachel gives us an insightful look into the very important work Freetobekids do to get children with difficult inner-city lives in contact with nature. Please be kind enough to follow the link below and make a donation to this important charityhttps://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KevinMunt1?utm_campaign=inactiveweeklysummaryv2-NEWMAPPING&utm_content=40258942&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Virgin_Money_Givinghttps://www.freetobekids.org.uk/https://www.dragonsbackrace.com/the-route
1 hr 12 mins
Ep12 - Dragon’s Back Race Special #3
Kev recces the mighty Day1 from Conwy Castle to Nant Gwynant, taking him over the Snowdon Massif. This special episode also includes an interview with fellow Dragon in Training, Olly Harrison Kate Worthington - https://www.raw-adventures.co.uk/https://www.dragonsbackrace.com/the-route
Ep 11 - Climate Crisis and UTMB are they both unstoppable?
Influenced by two new books and the biggest event in Ultra UTMB, Kev asks if Ultra running is doing enough to save our sporting environments. Damien Hall’s - In It For The Long Run - https://www.waterstones.com/book/in-it-for-the-long-run/damian-hall//9781839810435?awaid=3787&utm_source=redbrain&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=css&gclid=CjwKCAjwhYOFBhBkEiwASF3KGS6l7EfvuU6hMrtnuOqzx4Uktl2q62Nd2BDdVN9FAisw6EgadbYdohoC01cQAvD_BwEProfessor Mark Maslin’s - How To Save The Planet - https://www.waterstones.com/book/how-to-save-our-planet/mark-a-maslin/9780241472521TreesNotTees - https://treesnottees.com/ReRun Clothing - https://rerunclothing.org/Ourea Eventss - https://www.oureaevents.com/sustainabilityUTMB World Series - https://utmb.world/
Ep 10 - Dragon’s Back Race Special #2
Kev undertakes his first Dragon’s Back Race recce. He travels to Dolgellau Wales to take on Day 3 of the route. This episode will be of interest to anyone taking on the DBR 2021 or considering taking on the race in the future. Also if you are planning a multi-day Ultra race there maybe some useful information to help you. Dragon’s Back Race - https://www.dragonsbackrace.com/the-route
Ep 9 - Kev takes in the views of Dean ‘Kit’ Kellaway
This extended episode finds Kev out on a long trail training run with trail buddy and sometime Ultra training partner Dean Kellaway. Dean and Kev discuss all things Ultra and family while covering 20 miles of the South Downs of Hampshire.Shane Benzie - Lost Art of Running - https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=shane+benzie+book&adgrpid=107165468809&gclid=Cj0KCQjw38-DBhDpARIsADJ3kjm8a-M_WMs90MLt-bUl2V4LeNOzwKM3abogmYjn4nB0wF-NbxSRWrkaAoH9EALw_wcB&hvadid=449166220976&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9045747&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=8496398526771921807&hvtargid=kwd-1110692780117&hydadcr=10558_1753922&tag=googhydr-21&ref=pd_sl_4i334tzchd_e_p49Dragon’s Back Race - Route - https://www.dragonsbackrace.com/the-routeCenturion Ultra Coaching - https://www.centurionrunning.com/coaching
1 hr 9 mins
Ep 8 - Lizzie goes Loopy in her Backyard
In this bonus episode of Aid Station, Kev joins Lizzie Gatherer on the last three of her twelve one hour 4.1 mile practice loops, as she mull the madness of the Backyard Ultra format. This episode provides a great insight into the preparation/determination/madness of the ultra long runner and what it may be like to run into infinity! Linkenholt Backyard Ultra - https://www.racedirector.co.uk/events/linkenholt-backyard-ultra-2021Big’s Backyard Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/142055916440410/Highlight Reel by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100205Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Ep 7 - Running Long..in the tooth, with Chris ‘Shaman’ Stone
Kev focuses on Ultra running in later life and provides positive ways of reducing the effects of the ageing process. An interview with ultra runner Chris Stone provide the stimulus for advice and recommendations. Chris also give you some great anecdotes on his ultra races. Big Way Round 50k https://www.sientries.co.uk/list.php?event_id=8048Linkenholt Backyard Ultra https://www.racedirector.co.uk/events/linkenholt-backyard-ultra-2021Dragons Back Race https://www.dragonsbackrace.com/enterSunrise to Sunset - Mongolia https://www.ms2s.org/Lore of Running - Tim Nokes MD https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lore-Running-Tim-Noakes/dp/0873229592
Ep 6 - Come for a ‘rambling’ run with Kev
Kev messes up an Aid Station interview appointment, so invites you to join him on a chilled run in the sun. In this bonus episode he rambles on about the Ultra mind and other key aspects of Ultra racing. The music is pretty chilled as well. Best listened to on a training run in the sun. Enjoy.
Ep 5 - Kev Interviews his Ultra running hero Hannah Hall
Having proved I am a complete tech numpty, I finally get my Aid Station interview with UTBM and Lakeland 100 finisher Hannah Hall. I guess interviewing your hero’s can have that effect! Hannah’s passion for ultramarathon has taken her on some amazing solo journeys in ultra running and racing. Hannah has a wealth of Ultra running experience to share with you in this episode. Hannah also operates her own fitness company And has some get advice on strength and conditioning work.This packed episode also has the usual features of Ultra News, Coach Comment and Trail Tips. Run and enjoy or recover and enjoy the listen. Cheers KevLinks to the races and recommendations are listed below:https://blazefitnessuk.com/https://utmbmontblanc.com/en/UTMBhttps://www.greatlakeland3day.com/https://ultrachallenge.com/isle-of-wight-challenge/
Ep 4 - Aid Station’s definitive A to Z guide to Ultra running terminology
In this bonus episode Aid Station’s coach Kev provides both experienced and inexperienced ultra marathon runners with the ultimate guide to understating Ultra terminology. This comprehensive guide will be invaluable in your grasp of the nuances of the ultra running endurance world.
Ep 3 - Dragon’s Back Race Special #1
The first episode in a series of ‘Special’ shows following Kevin’s training year leading up to the 2021 edition of the Dragon’s Back Race in September. The race is a multi-Ultra stage six day journey from north to south down through Wales, taking in all the highest peaks and mountain ranges. Kev covers his backstory, his Ultra running journey so far and his attraction to the event. He also updates you on his ridiculous approach to long back to back Ultra weekends. Aid Station’s Facebook Ultra running Community is now up running, come along and join us for more Ultra advice and chatKev’s ‘A’ race https://www.dragonsbackrace.com/Kev’s ‘B’ race. https://www.greatlakeland3day.com/Richard Askwith’s brilliant book. https://www.waterstones.com/book/feet-in-the-clouds/richard-askwith/robert-macfarlane/9781781310564Check out Leerunsultras. https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCSCSv_SFD65qJFi65q4gFkw How to learn Welsh 😁. https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwij9YW1-t3uAhUJYsAKHTsvBgEQFjALegQIBBAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fwales%2Flearning%2Flearnwelsh%2F&usg=AOvVaw1Zd2ZsMvvB1M7hCMlD3JuE
Ep 2 - Positivity Lizzie Gets Busy
Episode 2 contains Aid Station’s first face to face interview. Kev is joined on his Dragon’s Back Race training by one of the most enthusiastic newbie Ultra runners you will ever hear from. The coaching feature focuses on positive thinking and the show contains all the usual features of Ultra News, Trail Tips and coaching advice. Welcome to the show.Here are the links to the Ultra races mentioned in the show:Falklands Island Ultra https://www.falklandsultra.com/Silva Great Lakeland 3 Day https://www.greatlakeland3day.com/Dragon’s Back Race https://www.dragonsbackrace.com/Hardmoors Race Series https://www.hardmoors110.org.uk/
Ep 1 - We need to talk about Kevin!
This is the very first episode of the magazine style podcast Aid Station. Running endurance coach and Ultra marathon mid-pack runner Kevin, presents Ultra News, Coaching Advice, Trail Tips and talks about himself. Of course all with the aim of helping Ultra running listeners to gain motivation and improvement. This episode sets the scene for future coaching advice covering training plans, equipment, race nutrition and Ultra progression.Kevin provides virtual Ultra race options in the U.K. Find them at the following link https://www.centurionrunning.com/races/one-virtual-slam-2021The show covers the latest Performance Index from the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) https://itra.run/news/350Kevin recommends getting in your ultra race entries for late summer/autumn 2021. Check out the race search sites https://www.runultra.co.uk/ and https://www.letsdothis.com/Sadly the show marked the passing of John Kynaston. Pleases check out John’s great YouTube channel for Ultra runners https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwj-wPiAyavuAhXIilwKHT4pDKcQFjAAegQIARAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fuser%2Fjkynaston&usg=AOvVaw08F80GIOK9qCrP86ec8JXUJohn also hosted the Run To The Hills podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/run-to-the-hills/id1504643103Please stop at the Aid Station and take a listen, if you like what’s on offer hit the bell for directions to the next Aid Station. Cheers Kev
Ep 0 - Aid Station Trailer
This is the trailer for the brand new upcoming magazine style Ultra Running podcast, aimed at supporting and motivating mid/back of pack Ultra Runners. Hosted by England Athletics qualified endurance coach Kevin Munt, this show will bring you news, coaching advice, race preparation, and Ultra runners experiences. Take a listen and join me at the Aid Station.