Irishman Running Abroad With Sonia O’Sullivan

This is a running podcast for all runners of all levels with the legend Sonia O’Sullivan and comedian Jarlath Regan. Expect conversation and craic around every aspect of athletics and running with the occasional special guest. In lockdown Sonia promised to teach self-confessed coach potato, Jarlath, how to run. 2 years on, they’ve gathered together a community of runners from across the world. Hear about Sonia’s work coaching the elite athletes at Nike HQ in Portland and Jarlath’s ramshackle journey towards the London City Marathon in 2023. Voted Ireland’s number 1 running podcast in 2022. Access all our old episodes and Sonia’s half marathon training plan on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad

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Episodes

Wednesday Oct 18, 2023

Sonia O’Sullivan knows a thing or two about preparing properly for a big race. Whether you’re heading to Dublin or not you’ll love her advice on troubleshooting in advance of your big event. We really get into the weeds this week as the clock ticks down to just over a week to go to the big one. We hear Sonia’s number one life hacks for getting ahead of race day problems, how to avoid the post race dip, how to restore the pep in your step and what the elites at Nike do before big races. In the second half of the show over on Patreon we go into greater detail on race day prep with Sonia and top physical therapist Vinny Mulvey. With more than a hundred clients taking part in the race Vinny has been coaching and helping all kinds of runners prepare for the challenge. There’s a great question from a listener, Sonia recommendation of the week and some tips on avoiding electric car stress too!
 
Would you like to join the conversation with hundreds of other like minded runners? Email Jarlath on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com and ask to join the show’s WhatsApp group.
 
Jarlath is on tour right now. Visit www.jigser.com to see date or join the mailing list to get notified of next batch of tour dates.
 
For double size episodes each week and access to Marion’s American scandals series, why not visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad today.
 
If you’d like to contact me, that is easy too. You know what to do!
 
1. Irishman Abroad Live Line: You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 00447565347350
 
2. Email Jar, Sonia and Marion directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow Jar here on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or subscribe to the YouTube channel here.

Wednesday Oct 11, 2023

Sonia O’Sullivan advises comedian turned runner, Jarlath Regan on how to taper his training before a marathon. Former Irish international athlete and now physical therapist/coach Vinny Mulvey joins the conversation to reflect on an incredible week in the sport of long distance running.
Would you like to join the conversation with hundreds of other like minded runners? Email Jarlath on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com and ask to join the show’s WhatsApp group.
Jarlath is on tour right now. Visit www.jigser.com to see date or join the mailing list to get notified of next batch of tour dates.
For double size episodes each week and access to Marion’s American scandals series, why not visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad today.
If you’d like to contact me, that is easy too. You know what to do!
1. Irishman Abroad Live Line: You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 00447565347350
2. Email Jar, Sonia and Marion directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow Jar here on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or subscribe to the YouTube channel here.

Wednesday Oct 04, 2023

Jarlath’s marathon training comes a cropper. Can Sonia get his wheels back on the track in time? What happened and how can everyone avoid the same mistake? There’s less than a month to go to the Dublin City Marathon 2023. Is there time for a detour. Sonia’s hair raising US experience says yes. Vinny Mulvey joins that chat over on Patreon for a deeper look at how to avoid a marathon training dip and Sonia looks at the astonishing performance of Aoife Cleary. Is running a second marathon the same as building second garden shed?Would you like to join the conversation with hundreds of other like minded runners? Email Jarlath on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com and ask to join the show’s WhatsApp group.
Jarlath is on tour right now. Visit www.jigser.com to see date or join the mailing list to get notified of next batch of tour dates.
For double size episodes each week and access to Marion’s American scandals series, why not visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad today.
If you’d like to contact me, that is easy too. You know what to do!
1. Irishman Abroad Live Line: You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 00447565347350 
2. Email Jar, Sonia and Marion directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow Jar here on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or subscribe to the YouTube channel here.

Wednesday Sep 27, 2023

Sonia O’Sullivan dips into the mailbag to answer your toughest marathon training questions. David Gillick joins the chat to discuss the Dublin Half Marathon and how he changed his training this year (Patreon only). And we reflect on the incredible performances at last weekend’s Berlin marathon. It’s another jam packed episode soaked in knowledge and craic from the best Irish track athletes of all time.
 
Would you like to join the conversation with hundreds of other like minded runners? Email Jarlath on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com and ask to join the show’s WhatsApp group.
 
Jarlath is on tour right now. Visit www.jigser.com to see date or join the mailing list to get notified of next batch of tour dates.
 
For double size episodes each week and access to Marion’s American scandals series, why not visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad today.
 
If you’d like to contact me, that is easy too. You know what to do!
 
1. Irishman Abroad Live Line: You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 00447565347350
 
2. Email Jar, Sonia and Marion directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow Jar here on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or subscribe to the YouTube channel here.

Wednesday Sep 20, 2023

40 days from a marathon is dangerous territory. Let Irish athletics legend Sonia O'Sullivan guide you past the pitfalls. We also get a breakdown of the Diamond League Final in Oregon.
Jarlath is going out on tour. He will be doing his latest standup show “Yer Man” across the autumn and winter. Why not grab a ticket while you can. All the dates are selling out! https://linktr.ee/IrishmanAbroad
For double size episodes each week and access to Marion’s American scandals series, why not visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad today.
If you’d like to contact me, that is easy too. You know what to do!
1. Irishman Abroad Live Line: You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 00447565347350 
2. Email Jar, Sonia and Marion directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow Jar here on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or subscribe to the YouTube channel here.

Wednesday Sep 13, 2023

Putting the right petrol in the tank is not as simple as it sounds. When you're running heaps of extra miles you can be tricked into thinking you can eat anything you want. How can we strike the right balance between filling up and staying on track. Sonia O'Sullivan is here again with her essential guide to a training diet that can work wherever you live and whatever you lifestyle might be. Vinny Mulvey joins the call to talk in race fuelling and comedian Joe Wilkinson takes Jarlath for a run in Brighton.
Jarlath is going out on tour. He will be doing his latest standup show “Yer Man” across the autumn and winter. Why not grab a ticket while you can. All the dates are selling out! https://linktr.ee/IrishmanAbroad
For double size episodes each week and access to Marion’s American scandals series, why not visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad today.
If you’d like to contact me, that is easy too. You know what to do!
1. Irishman Abroad Live Line: You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 00447565347350 
2. Email Jar, Sonia and Marion directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow Jar here on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or subscribe to the YouTube channel here.
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

Wednesday Sep 06, 2023

Less than 50 days to go to your big race? Is there enough time to train properly and enjoy the experience or are you dicing with actual death. Sonia O’Sullivan and Vinny Mulvey are here to answer all the questions you might have around preparing against the clock. Comedian Jarlath Regan has his sights set on the Dublin City Marathon. Can he get the miles he needs in the final 8 weeks or has he over cooked his fitness cake? Will he have a soggy bottom or will he get the Hollywood handshake of a PB on the big day. Come over to www.Patreon.Com/irishmanabroad to hear more about using your training time wisely and Vinny’s advice for recreating your running without running, powders and fuelling.
Jarlath is going out on tour. He will be doing his latest standup show “Yer Man” across the autumn and winter. Why not grab a ticket while you can. All the dates are selling out! https://linktr.ee/IrishmanAbroad
 
For double size episodes each week and access to Marion’s American scandals series, why not visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad today.
 
If you’d like to contact me, that is easy too. You know what to do!
 
1. Irishman Abroad Live Line: You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 00447565347350
 
2. Email Jar, Sonia and Marion directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow Jar here on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or subscribe to the YouTube channel here.
 
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

Wednesday Aug 30, 2023

Nobody feels like running every day. Everyone goes through periods where running is a chore and not a joy to behold. Whether you’re deep in a funk right now or have suffered through one in the past, you will want to hold on to this episode and Sonia O’Sullivan’s advice on how to work through it. Together with Jarlath Regan she breaks down the best way to get the mojo back in your mind and body. Fresh from the world championships in Budapest Sonia reflects on how the events played out and how after a big win it’s normal to feel a bit low. There’s all the usual segments including tip of the week, round the parishes and a deeper dive into Jarlath’s training for the Dublin Marathon over on Patreon.com/irishmanabroad.
 
If you’d like to contact the show, that is easy too. You know what to do!
1. Irishman Abroad Live Line: You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 00447565347350.
2. Email Jar, Sonia and Marion directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow Jar here on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or subscribe to the YouTube channel.
 
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.
 

Wednesday Aug 23, 2023

Sonia O'Sullivan returns to the championships where she conquered the world all those years ago. This time it's to watch and coach the next generation of stars. She and Vinny Mulvey dial in from their hotels to fill comedian Jarlath Regan in on the big races, events and news from Budapest. From Ciara Mageean's courageous performance to the lightening speed of Rhasidat Adeleke, things are looking up for Irish athletics. 
Head to Patreon (www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad) to hear Sonia's take on Ciara's race, Jarlath's visit to Killcock for St. Coca's 10 Mile Road Race and how to find the running shoes from your past.
If you’d like to contact the show, that is easy too. You know what to do!
1. Irishman Abroad Live Line: You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 00447565347350.
2. Email Jar, Sonia and Marion directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow Jar here on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or subscribe to the YouTube channel.
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

Wednesday Aug 16, 2023

Do you feel awful at the end of your long run each week? Well that could be a sign that something is off in your weekly routine. It might not necessarily mean you’re unfit. Jarlath Regan speaks to Sonia O’Sullivan about his delirium at the end of his 20+ km runs. Recovery begins before the end of the run! Sonia gets into the nitty gritty of electrolytes, gels, salt tablets and more. If you’re a seasoned a marathoner or a complete rookie you’ll need to hear every minute of her insights on recovery and repair after the all important long run. Jarlath is preparing for the Dublin City Marathon in October. Why not join him. The Irishman Running Abroad Strava Club is 2000 members strong and growing.  Fancy little bit more Jarlath and Sonia each week? Why not visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad today and see what’s on offer including part 2 of this conversation.
Jarlath is going out on tour. He will be doing his latest standup show “Yer Man” across the autumn and winter. Why not grab a ticket while you can. All the dates are selling out! https://linktr.ee/IrishmanAbroad
If you’d like to contact me, that is easy too. You know what to do!
1. Irishman Abroad Live Line: You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 00447543122330.
2. Email Jar, Sonia and Marion directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow Jar here on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or subscribe to the YouTube channel here.
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

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