RUNNING INDUSTRY PODCAST
#37 - Weekly News with Matt Ward
Episode #37 of the Running Industry Podcast rounds-up the weekly news from the running world and the wider running industry.
In this week's news, the Tokyo Olympics has "caused sleepless nights" but must go ahead "to give hope" for the future, so says International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach. With less than a week to go until 5k Parkrun events return in England, the team are working closely with ambassadors and event teams to ensure everything is in place for a smooth reopening this weekend.
In other event news the ASICS London 10K will return to London this Sunday and the BBC reports that this year's Great North Run will not finish in South Shields.
Production at some of Nike's largest plants in Vietnam has been disrupted as Covid has spread through factories, online ultra running site iRunFar have unveiled their Best Trail Running Shoes of 2021, Wahoo have launched the Element Rival Multisport GPS watch and COROS have announced that the revamped sports science platform the COROS EvoLab.
In ultra trail event news Sabrina Verjee is among the top entries for the challenging Cape Wrath Ultra and Run Mummy Run have launched their Run Mummy Run Community Run Club in association with ASICS.
And finally, Belfast girl Emer McKee, 12, has once again broken the 5k world record for her age group!
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The RUNNING INDUSTRY PODCAST brings you news, opinion and analysis on hot topics, alongside insight into key events and happenings within the global running landscape.
We'll be speaking to brand owners, startups, marketers and creatives; along withkey figures and thought leaders from the industry, we delve deep and find out what makes individuals and companies tick - and how they see the future of the industry and wider running world.
The RUNNING INDUSTRY PODCAST is devised, hosted and produced by Matt Ward, who has a vast and varied background in the running industry over the last two decades. Matt's roles have included brand community management, MC and commentary work, PR management, writing, retailing, coaching, event management and sports marketing.
As a networker and communicator Matt excels; his broadcasting style and questioning techniques put his guests at ease, producing lively discussion and interviews that keep the listener engaged, as he teases out the big developments and inside info from the industry and the world of running it serves.
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