Episodes

July 14, 2021

Ep 28 - Going Behind The Podcast with India and Tommy from The Run Du…

The Start Line Girls return with the second instalment of their Behind the Podcast sessions. This month we interview India Cook and Tommy Mitchell creators and hosts of The Run Duo Podcast. The Run Duo Podcast is a bi-weekl...

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June 27, 2021

Ep 27 - Blazing Trails (Part 1): with Danny Stokes and Trail Fam

Danny Stokes is a father of two from Basildon, Essex and a teacher and head of house at Mulberry Academy, Shoreditch in East London. He's a trail runner who has completed all sorts of events, including several trail marathon...

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June 16, 2021

Ep 26 - Going Behind the Podcast with Pilar Arthur-Snead from The Las…

The Start Line Girls have got some bonus treats in store for you starting this month, as we kick off our Going Behind The Podcast series! We will be speaking to some of our favourite podcasters to bring you their …

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May 30, 2021

Ep 25 - Running For Justice with @deoruns_381

In the week that marked one year since the killing of George Floyd, the Start Line Girls were absolutely honoured to speak to Deo Kato, an amazing young man who is using running as a form of activism. He is …

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May 9, 2021

Ep 24 - And We're Two!

The Start Line is celebrating 2 years, 24 episodes (well, 25 including the bonus TSL In The Round special ep...) and almost 4.5k downloads! We take a look back at the our top 5 most popular episodes in this short …

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March 13, 2021

Ep 23 - TSL In The Round For International Women's Day: Being A Mistr…

8 March 2021 is International Women’s Day and in celebration of this day we bring together for conversation some of our incredible sister-friends, who have each chosen to create their own paths in life, shaking things up and ...

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Feb. 19, 2021

Ep 22 - World Cancer Day: Steph’s Story

On 4th February 2021, we ‘celebrated’ World Cancer Day. Cancer had never been a feature in our family, up until 2019, when it erupted into our lives with our Auntie Bev being diagnosed with lung cancer and our Dad with …

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Jan. 12, 2021

Ep 21- Goodbye 2020! Hello 2021!

Goodbye 2020! Hello 2021! Wow! What a year!!!! Bushfires, Kobe, Covid, BLM, Trump overthrown, inequalities highlighted…...No one would have predicted the mess that was 2020. How much has life changed? How much heartbreak and ...

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Dec. 4, 2020

Ep 20 - It's Black Friday! | Part 2

It's Part 2 of our specials celebrating black businesses to reclaim Black Friday and celebrate #BlackPoundDay in the UK which is the first Saturday of the month in the UK and for this episode we speak to our lovely neighbours...

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Nov. 29, 2020

Ep 19 - It's Black Friday! | Part 1

Episode 19…and 20! Its Black Friday and Black Pound Day……!! The Start Line Girls are claiming this year’s Black Friday event and celebrating Black Pound Day by bringing you something a little special! Its a Double Header Edit...

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Oct. 31, 2020

Ep 18 - BHM 2020 - Has There EVER Been Another Like It?!

With the coronavirus rampaging across the world, various protests against racial injustices with the Black Lives Matter movement, ecological and natural disasters and political unrest, so far 2020 has been the year that many ...

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Sept. 29, 2020

Ep 17 - It's All About The Race!

We’ve been on a lil' hiatus but The Start Line Girls are back with a special edition to kick off the start of Black History Month for the UK. Following the successes experienced by our running crew @emancipatedruncrew over th...

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July 26, 2020

Ep 16 - What Happens When You Break The Silence?

After last episode’s round table discussion around why there is a reluctance in the UK and United States to talk about race, The Start Line Girls invite friends Tasha Thompson (@blackgirlsdorunuk) and Lara-Lee Green to discus...

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June 3, 2020

BONUS: TSL In The Round - Breaking The Silence: The Case of Ahmaud Ar…

In this special bonus episode of The Start Line, recorded prior to the murder of George Floyd on Monday 25 May 2020, we discuss the tragic murder of Ahmaud Arbery. A 25 year old black man who loved running. Ahmaud …

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May 23, 2020

Ep 15 - We Run: TSL Meets... BRO - LETSGROW!

“BRO serves to organise, educate and condition the Black Community on the basis of running as a practical demonstration of unity. #LETSGROW” This month we are excited to bring you a diverse running group from over the pond! A...

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April 25, 2020

Ep 14 - One Year In... And We're In Lockdown!

It's a year! One whole year this weekend since Dee, Jules and Pet sat in our mama’s garden and recorded the very first episode of The Start Line! One year and 14 episodes later and who would have guessed that …

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March 29, 2020

Ep 13 - We Run: TSL Meets... Black Girls Do Run UK

“An online community to encourage and inspire female runners of colour” In the month which hosted International Women’s Day we are pleased to bring you an all girl feature and introduce you to another diverse running crew! Bl...

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Feb. 26, 2020

Ep 12 - We Run: TSL Meets... ERC!

For the first proper episode of 2020, The Start Line Girls kick off a series of episodes featuring diverse running crews who are seeking to challenge the stereotypical image of a runner, running groups, which are growing mass...

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Jan. 1, 2020

Ep 11 - It's The End of the Year As We Know It!

For the last episode of 2019, The Start Line Girls finish with a look back at their best bits of the year. Reflecting on their favourite runs, favourite podcast moments and also their most challenging points during 2019, the ...

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Dec. 6, 2019

Ep 10 - Who Do I Run To?

Episode 10 - Who Do I Run To? “Who can I run to To share this empty space? Who can I run to When I need love?” The Jones Girls The Start Line Girls Are back with another episode! This …

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Oct. 28, 2019

Ep 9 - Remember to Remember - Run Free: 1619-2019

“The runaways are the silent heroes who created opportunities for future generations of people of colour, and it is important that their existence is acknowledged and celebrated.” - Morayo Akandé Actor and screenwriter of 174...

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Oct. 6, 2019

Ep 8 - Don't Let Health Get You Down

Most of the people of the time you run to get fit… to get healthy . But how do you cope, mentally and physically, when, after achieving a level of fitness, your health is compromised to such an extent that …

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Sept. 5, 2019

Ep 7 - It Just Gets Better With Time

For most of us, as we get older it gets harder and harder to keep fit. Gravity is against you, the pounds get harder and harder to shift, your knees start giving in, you start noticing aches that you didn’t …

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Aug. 4, 2019

Ep 6 - Mans Don't Run

This may come as a shock to some of our listeners - but there is a sibling within The Start Line circle who DOES NOT RUN!!!! The Start Line Girls welcome their brother Clint - resident in Mississauga, Canada, but …

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