3 hour radio celebration of marathon running today
05-08-2017, 09:36 AM, (This post was last modified: 05-08-2017, 05:50 PM by El Gordo.)
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3 hour radio celebration of marathon running today
Most will miss this, but there's an excellent (so far) 3 hour compilation of radio footage (ha!) on the subject of the marathon. BBC Radio 4 Extra. NOW! Saturday 5 August, 9-12 AM. But repeated this evening from 1900 UK time. Presumably available on iPlayer 'listen again' for a while.

Edited to add: very enjoyable compilation, fronted by the entertaining Natalie Haynes. Well worth a listen. If you can download it, it would make good long-run entertainment.

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0902g4w#play
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19-08-2017, 06:28 AM,
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RE: 3 hour radio celebration of marathon running today
Good stuff. I have recently discovered Miss Haynes, through her programme Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b077x8pc...des/player. So far she's done every schoolboy's favourite Lesbian, Sappho, and even managed to make Cicero interesting. I look forward to the most recent, on Lucian.
She also appears, though I hesitate to mention this, on a podcast run by two charlatans who have misappropriated our name: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/runn...10032?mt=2# I suggest you engage the finest intellectual property lawyers among the Helvetians this instant.
But it is worth listening to for her contributions, in spite of the two oafs who present it.
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20-08-2017, 08:04 AM,
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3 hours, you say? And I have a 20 miler lined up next week. Sounds like a perfect combo. Thanks.
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21-08-2017, 06:39 PM, (This post was last modified: 21-08-2017, 06:40 PM by marathondan.)
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RE: 3 hour radio celebration of marathon running today
Excellent recommendation EG, thanks.

Glad to hear that Haynes has seen the light since this piece.
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22-08-2017, 07:26 PM,
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RE: 3 hour radio celebration of marathon running today
It is good; very much enjoyed hearing David Bedford recite the well-known tale of how he rang up Brasher from a night-club at 1 in the morning, pissed, to ask for a place in the next day's marathon, then when the night club shut went for a curry, and turned up to run the race the next day.
And the Running Commentary imposters get a look in too.
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08-11-2017, 10:43 PM,
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RE: 3 hour radio celebration of marathon running today
I'll stick this on here as it's audio-related. If you like something in your lug'oles on your long run - or whatever it is you do these days instead of a long run - there's about 7 hours worth of nostalgic musical banter here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05k8003.../downloads

Listened to the first couple; might get wearing after a while, but equally some might find it fascinating.
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09-11-2017, 12:34 AM,
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RE: 3 hour radio celebration of marathon running today
(08-11-2017, 10:43 PM)marathondan Wrote: I'll stick this on here as it's audio-related. If you like something in your lug'oles on your long run - or whatever it is you do these days instead of a long run - there's about 7 hours worth of nostalgic musical banter here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05k8003.../downloads

Listened to the first couple; might get wearing after a while, but equally some might find it fascinating.

Have I got this right? Seven hours of punk? Nothing against the genre really, but like steel drums and sex, it works best when experienced live. If memory serves...
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09-11-2017, 08:51 PM,
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RE: 3 hour radio celebration of marathon running today
Yes, you got that right. Maybe I have misjudged the audience here.

Anyway, sorry to hear you're not getting to play the steel drums much these days.
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16-11-2017, 12:12 AM,
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RE: 3 hour radio celebration of marathon running today
(09-11-2017, 08:51 PM)marathondan Wrote: Yes, you got that right. Maybe I have misjudged the audience here.

Anyway, sorry to hear you're not getting to play the steel drums much these days.

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Ha ha! Very good. Thanks Dan.
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RE: 3 hour radio celebration of marathon running today
(16-11-2017, 12:12 AM)El Gordo Wrote:
(09-11-2017, 08:51 PM)marathondan Wrote: Yes, you got that right. Maybe I have misjudged the audience here.

Anyway, sorry to hear you're not getting to play the steel drums much these days.

Big Grin  

Ha ha! Very good. Thanks Dan.

I think this illustrates where the combination goes wrong...



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