Programme

All speaker and panel sessions are on a first-come-first-served basis.

Saturday

09:00 - 09:30
Official Opening with Dame Kelly HolmesWe are absolutely thrilled that the legendary British runner Dame Kelly Holmes will be joining us at the National Running Show! Dame Kelly won the gold medal for the 800 metres and 1500 metres in the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics, and still holds the British records... Read more
09:30 - 10:15
Running Around in Circles Talking about how it started, my methods, and my Olympic journey with Dame Kelly HolmesWe are absolutely thrilled that the legendary British runner Dame Kelly Holmes will be joining us at the National Running Show! Dame Kelly won the gold medal for the 800 metres and 1500 metres in the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics, and still holds the British records... Read more
10:15 - 10:45
Elite running and injury prevention Talking about my journey, injury prevention, and keeping going through tough times with Jenny MeadowsJenny Meadows is an athlete known for her 800m races in several Championships, including the 2009 Berlin, 2010 Barcelona, 2010 Doha, and 2011 Paris race (in which she won Gold). She has also competing in 400m relays, also winning Gold in 2000 and 2001. Ranked as... Read more
10:45 - 11:30
This Mum Runs Talking about balancing family and training, achievements and delayed achievements, and drugs in sport with Jo PaveyJo Pavey is a five-time Olympian long-distance runner. After winning bronze in the European Cross Country Championships, she went on to win silver at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, silver at the 2012 Helsinki European Championships, bronze in the 2014 Glasgow... Read more
11:30 - 12:15
Olympic Panel - Going the Distance Talking about race planning, race management, and finishing strong with Jenny Meadows, Jo Pavey
12:15 - 13:15Break
13:15 - 13:45
Eating Right Talking about simple steps for daily nutrition, protein, plants and carbs, and nutrition in practice with Anita BeanAnita Bean is an award-winning registered nutritionist, health writer, internationally published author (including The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition) and champion athlete.She specialises in sport and exercise nutrition and is passionate about helping people to ... Read more
13:45 - 14:15
Achieving Potential Talking about the man inside the machine, multi-marathon training, and following your dreams with Steve EdwardsAfter running his first marathon at the age of 18 in 1981, Steve has gone on to run over 800 official marathon races in an average finish time of 3hrs 18min which makes him one of the most successful multi marathon runners in the world today. Known by many in... Read more
14:15 - 14:45
Training Plans Talking about goal setting, when things go wrong, and rest days with Luke TyburskiLuke Tyburski is an endurance adventurer, motivational speaker, and health & wellness coach, who draws on his own unique experiences to inspire others to dream big, get out of their comfort zone, and live life!Luke travelled the world playing football in his... Read more
14:45 - 15:30
An introduction to ultra running Talking about why ultras, the dos and don'ts, and preparation with Susie ChanSusie Chan started running in her mid 30's, after being cajoled reluctantly into a race by her brother. After completing her first half marathon, she swiftly moved on to marathons and ultra-marathons.Susie has completed the Marathon des Sables three times,... Read more
15:30 - 16:15
Expert panel - Mindset Talking about tips and tricks, managing waves, and goal setting with Russell Smith (chair), Susie Chan (chair), Steve Edwards, Luke Tyburski, Barefoot Aleks Kashefi
16:15 - 17:00Closing Keynote
17:00 - 17:30Show Close

Sunday

09:00 - 09:30Show opens
09:30 - 10:00
Endurance Adventures Talking about changing everything, running Britain and other challenges, and finding your beard with Sean ConwaySean Conway is an adventurer and extreme endurance athlete. In 2015, Sean became the first and only person in history to complete the Great British Triathlon: cycling, swimming and then running the length of Britain from Land’s End to John O’Groats (the swim... Read more
10:00 - 10:30
Lets Run! Talking about running Vancouver to Buenos Aires, expedition planning, and remaining calm with Jamie RamsayJamie was born in Scotland and lives in London. After 12 years working for an international communications company he decided to trade in the suit and tie for a pair of running shoes and the open road. In 2014, he embarked on a 17,000km solo and unsupported running... Read more
10:30 - 11:00
Running the Length of New Zealand Talking about overcoming a fear of failure, New Zealand's backcountry Te Araroa trail, and our infinite potential with Anna McNuffWe are delighted to announce that Anna McNuff will be a Speaker at the National Running Show!Anna is an endurance athlete, adventurer and mischief maker. Once upon a time she represented Great Britain at rowing, but after ‘retiring’ in her mid twenties,... Read more
11:00 - 11:30
Running and Cake Talking about running the coast of Britain, highs and lows, and the asking why!? with Elise DowningThe National Running Show are delighted to announce that Elise Downing will be a Speaker at our inaugural event in the NEC Birmingham in January 2018!Elise only started running in January 2013, on the back of a New Year's resolution to run a half marathon,... Read more
11:30 - 12:15
Adventure Panel with Russell Smith (chair), Sean Conway, Ira Rainey, Anna McNuff, Elise Downing, Jenny Tough
12:15 - 13:00Break
13:00 - 13:30
Running 101 Talking about basic tips, personal goals / coming last, and running and walking with Lisa JacksonLisa Jackson, the author of the best-sellers Running Made Easy and Your Pace or Mine? What Running Taught Me About Life, Laughter and Coming Last, is a surprising cheerleader for the joys of running. Formerly a committed fitness-phobe, she became a marathon runner... Read more
13:30 - 14:00
Race Nutrition Talking about the night before, race nutrition, and post-race nutrition with Anita BeanAnita Bean is an award-winning registered nutritionist, health writer, internationally published author (including The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition) and champion athlete.She specialises in sport and exercise nutrition and is passionate about helping people to ... Read more
14:00 - 14:30
From unfit to ultra Talking about fat man to green man, middle of the pack racing, and challenging yourself with Ira RaineyIra Rainey is a lazy, self-confessed delusional optimist, who grew up believing he was bionic. He is the author of “Fat Man to Green Man: From Unfit to Ultramarathon”, an award-winning tale of fields and friendships; mud and maps; terminal cancer; and one man... Read more
14:30 - 15:00
The Happiness of Being You Talking about coast to coast relay, Project Awesome, and saying yes with Danny BentDanny was voted one of the 100 happiest people in the UK, and one of the 50 most inspirational people in London. He is an award winning author and journalist, Guinness World Record holder, and celebrated adventurer and community builder. He's currently organising... Read more
15:00 - 15:30
Running Adventures Talking about running Kyrgyzstan, what to take, and planning for the worst with Jenny ToughJenny Tough is a self-described adventurer, word traveller, writer, speaker, and film-maker! Raised in Canada amongst the beautiful Rocky Mountains, she has cycled, hiked, sailed, trekked, kayaked, skied, surfed, and camped across six continents. Jenny counts amongst... Read more
15:30 - 16:00
Minimalist Adventure Running Talking about running Europe north to south in winter, Lands End to John O'Groats barefoot, and why minimalist with Barefoot Aleks Kashefi"Barefoot Aleks" Kashefi started running at the end of July 2012, having spent a large portion of his life being sedentary. He soon moved to minimalist and barefoot running in search of a more efficient form and now is curious to find out just what can be achieved... Read more
16:00 - 16:30
My first race - the Marathon des Sables Talking about running MDS and other adventures, what I eat, and battling demons with Luke TyburskiLuke Tyburski is an endurance adventurer, motivational speaker, and health & wellness coach, who draws on his own unique experiences to inspire others to dream big, get out of their comfort zone, and live life!Luke travelled the world playing football in his... Read more
16:30 - 17:15
The 401 Challenge Talking about 401 marathons in 401 days, my drivers, and managing injuries with Ben SmithOn the 1st September 2015 Ben Smith began one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of his life, he ran 401 marathons in 401 days all around the UK visiting 309 different locations on the UK Mainland. Ben aimed to raise £250,000 for the two amazing ... Read more
17:15 - 17:30Show close