25–26 Jan 2025 276 days to go! #RunShow

Agenda

Take a look at the all the exciting speaking sessions we have planned for the show. Across our three stages, we have a variety of educational content, inspirational stories and interviews with some of Britain’s most well-known athletes. For more detail on each stage, click on the links below.

Inspiration Stage

Running Skills Theatre

The Ultra & Trail Stage

Please note: Although we do our best not to change session times or speakers, sometimes this is unavoidable.

Saturday

09:10 – 09:15

Welcome from our Hosts

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Great Run Company

09:15 – 09:25

Meet Birmingham Children’s Hospital VIP Lindsey Orton

Inspirational marathon runner shares how her passion for running got her through her darkest times …spurred on by having 2 children treated at BCH

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Great Run Company

09:30 – 10:15

Fireside chat with Eilish McColgan

An interview with the middle-distance star, about her successes and battling injury

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Great Run Company

10:45 – 11:30

Fireside chat with Colin Jackson

The sprint and hurdling star talks about his career and Red Bull Wings for Life

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Great Run Company

11:45 – 12:30

Women’s Running Podcast: Poo, periods and pit-falls: Overcoming the worst things that happen on a run

What goes on a run, stays on a run…? Hear about and share stories of some of the most embarrassing things that can (and have) happened while running

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Great Run Company

12:45 – 13:15

Fireside chat with Vassos Alexander

Hear from one of the best known sports presenters in the UK, all about his love for running

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Great Run Company

13:45 -13:55

Running from Cape Town to London: The history of human migration

Deo Kato is currently running the length of Africa, home to London – learn more!

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Great Run Company

14:00 – 14:30

You are limitless!

Runner, mum of 4 (including triplets), podcaster, author and cancer survivor – hear how Limitless Em transformed her fear of death into a love for life

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Great Run Company

14:45 – 15:15

How to fuel for your race: Nutrition strategies for a 5k, 10k, half-marathon and beyond

One of the best nutritionists in the running industry is here to tell you how to fuel right for the distance you want to take on and conquer!

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Great Run Company

15:30 – 16:00

Fireside chat with Jamie Baulch

Hear from one of GB’s best 400m athletes

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Great Run Company

16:15 – 16:45

Fireside chat with Dame Kelly Holmes

An interview with one of the all time GB Olympic greats

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Great Run Company

Saturday

10:00 – 10:15

Welcome from our Host

Running Skills Theatre

10:15 – 10:45

Panel: Running gives you transferable life skills

Although running is a physical activity, you’d be amazed by all the transferable skills that it gives you in the workplace – Ant, host of podcast ‘Run the Business’, and his guests will reveal all!

Running Skills Theatre

11:00 – 11:45

The Long Run Podcast: Can everyday runners complete the World Marathon Majors?

The Majors are a goal for many runners – Fordy and the team will discuss how achievable they really are for ‘everyday’ runners

Running Skills Theatre

12:00 -12:30

How to build up your distance without getting injured

Understand the science behind building your distance at the correct rate to avoid injury so you can hit your new goals

Running Skills Theatre

12:45 -13:30

Run slow to run fast: Running paces explained

Tempo, Threshold, Easy? Ever wondered what any of these terms actually mean? Wonder no more – The Running Channel are here to clarify!

Running Skills Theatre

13:45 – 14:15

Skyrunning for Beginners: Next level mountain running can be for everyone

Learn all about this growing running discipline – like where and why you need to give it a try!

Running Skills Theatre

14:15 – 14:45

Get strong! How to use resistance bands to boost your running

Many people struggle to know what to do with bands or how to use them properly – this session will give you some easy but effective moves

Running Skills Theatre

15:00 – 15:45

Running jargon explained!

We runners can be guilty of using lots of technical jargon, but do you know what they mean?

Running Skills Theatre

16:00 – 16:30

How to start your running journey

Shout out to all the beginners! The team from Coopah are here to help you start the most amazing journey you’ll ever take!

Running Skills Theatre

Saturday

10:00 – 10:15

Welcome from our Hosts

The Ultra & Trail Stage

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys

10:15 – 10:40

How to eat ultras for breakfast

The Ultra & Trail Stage

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys

10:40 – 11:15

Adapting road to Winter Bob Graham and beyond

The Ultra & Trail Stage

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys

11:15 – 12:00

Training for ultras as a doctor

The Ultra & Trail Stage

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys

12:00 – 12.30

2024 Spine winner and record holder

The Ultra & Trail Stage

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys

13:30 – 14:10

How to master 24 hour races (and running in circles)

The Ultra & Trail Stage

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys

14:10 – 14:50

How to adapt to any ultra – with the youngest female to run the length of the UK

The Ultra & Trail Stage

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys

15:05 – 15:40

Conquering the lakes

The Ultra & Trail Stage

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys

15:40 – 16:20

How to walk-run any ultra (and finish faster than just run)

The Ultra & Trail Stage

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys

16:20 – 16:30

Close from our Hosts

The Ultra & Trail Stage

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys

Sunday

09:10 – 09:15

Welcome from our Hosts

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Great Run Company

09:15 – 09:25

Meet Birmingham Children’s Hospital VIP Neil Taylor

Superstar challenge fundraiser who has raised over £200,000 for the hospital after the Heart dept helped his daughter Kiana

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Great Run Company

09:30 – 10:15

Fireside chat with Sir Mo Farah

The most successful male track distance runner ever and most successful British track athlete in modern Olympic Games history!

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Great Run Company

10:45 – 11:30

Women’s Running podcast: Menopause and ‘magic’ pills…

How to tweak nutrition and supplements during perimenopause and beyond to run better than ever before

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Great Run Company

11:45 – 12:15

Fireside chat with Adrienne Adhami

The performance wellbeing coach, podcast host & author tells her running journey

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Great Run Company

12:30 – 13:15

Panel: The power of running communities

Representatives from various running groups, who all build and improve their communities in different ways

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Great Run Company

13:15 – 13:45

Film: Moving communities

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Great Run Company

13:45 – 14:15

Panel: Choosing the right distance for you

Delve into the different distances’ benefits (and pitfalls) so you can decide which running challenge you’d like to take on next

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Great Run Company

14:30 – 15:00

Fireside chat with Richard Whitehead

One of our most loved Paralympians takes to the stage to share some of his career highlights

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Great Run Company

15:15 – 15:45

Fireside chat with David Birtwistle

The personal trainer, influencer & fitness entrepreneur talks about his new love of running

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Great Run Company

16:00 – 16:45

Runpod live!

The phenomenally successful wheelchair athlete will be Jenni’s guest on this live episode of her popular podcast

Inspiration Stage

Sponsored by Great Run Company

Sunday

10:00 – 10:15

Welcome from our Host

Running Skills Theatre

10:15 – 11:00

Panel: Men’s mental health – ‘Manning up’ is not the answer

Running Skills Theatre

11:15 – 12:00

Run slow to run fast: Running paces explained

Tempo, Threshold, Easy? Ever wondered what any of these terms actually mean? Wonder no more – The Running Channel are here to clarify!

Running Skills Theatre

12:30 – 13:00

Using Pilates to run stronger

A practical session with Pilates moves to build your strength and make your running more efficient

Running Skills Theatre

13:15 – 14:00

Running jargon explained!

Runners can be guilty of using lots of technical jargon – do you know what they mean?

Running Skills Theatre

14:15 – 14:45

Maximising performance through foot health

Don’t neglect your feet! Learn how to keep your feet in peak condition so you can run your best

Running Skills Theatre

15:00 – 15:45

Panel: Be inspired – Run towards a healthier lifestyle

Join Dr James Carvell as he talks to motivational individuals overcoming health adversity through running

Running Skills Theatre

SUNDAY

The Ultra & Trail Stage

09:50 – 10:00

Welcome from our Hosts

The Ultra & Trail Stage

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys

10:00 – 10:40

Performance that doesn’t cost the earth

The Ultra & Trail Stage

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys

10:40 – 11:20

How to master extreme terrain – with Dragon’s Back Race and Cape Wrath Ultra race director

The Ultra & Trail Stage

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys

11:20 – 12:00

48-hour racing – How to master sleep and maintain focus

The Ultra & Trail Stage

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys

12:00 – 12:30

Blind Race – Find your perfect race with Race Director Blind Date!

Three race directors, three questions and one ultra newbie asking them. It’s going to be a lorna, lorna fun! 

The Ultra & Trail Stage

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys

13:30-14:10

From injury to Western States winner – What I’ve learned

The Ultra & Trail Stage

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys

14:10 – 14:50

Panel: How to run your first ultra

The Ultra & Trail Stage

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys

15:05 – 15:40

Ultra nutrition myths busted – Q&A

The Ultra & Trail Stage

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys

15:40 – 16:20

Mastering multiday races – with Ultra X World Series champion

The Ultra & Trail Stage

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys

16:20 – 16:30

Close from our Hosts

The Ultra & Trail Stage

Sponsored by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei, 13 Valleys