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Free Weekly Timed explores everything parkrun and is presented by Vassos Alexander and Helen Williams. The pair share experiences, chat to guests and interact with fellow parkrun runners as they debate the big talking points of the week. To get in touch, email us at hello@freeweeklytimed.com or tweet us @freeweeklytimed. You can also get in touch via our website Freeweeklytimed.com
 
Carl Froch was a warrior in the ring. It won him four world titles and made him one of the most popular British boxers in recent history. In this podcast he brings his unique insight into the mind of a fighter - the violence, the pain and the glory - to the current issues in the boxing world. With commentator and presenter Darren Fletcher.
 
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Carl tells Fletch about an exchanges of messages he had with Tyson Fury regarding the prospect of Fury and Joshua meeting in the ring. Fury’s response is gold!! The boys also look back at Dillian Whyte’s defeat to Alexander Povetkin and Carl shares his thoughts on what Whyte needs to do to bounce back.…
 
Carl and Fletch react to the news that Frank Warren has put forward a proposal to Eddie Hearn to pit their two stables of fighters against each other, and what it could mean for the future of the sport in the UK. The boys can’t help but be excited over Mike Tyson’s bout against Roy Jones Jr next month and also discuss what a pity it was that Ted Ch…
 
After setting himself the challenge of breaking 20 minutes for his downhill (not)parkrun, Vassos talks us through how he got on. Mike Graney, parkrun’s Head of Analysis joins us to discuss some of the surveys that have been done regarding the return of parkrun and we hear from Taz, who tells us what it is like turning up on a Saturday morning weari…
 
Sky Sports' head of boxing Adam Smith joins Carl Froch and Darren Fletcher to discuss the return of boxing behind closed doors, including Dillian Whyte v Alexander Povetkin and Katie Taylor v Delphine Persoon, the future of pay-per-view boxing and whether Anthony Joshua v Tyson Fury could be made with the co-operation of the two main UK broadcaster…
 
Carl and Fletch react to the growing beef between Dillian Whyte and Tyson Fury, debate the middleweight and supermiddleweight picture as Billy Joe Saunders apparently ruled himself out of fighting Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, and ask what should be next after Jarrell Miller failed another drugs test.By Left Peg Media
 
To mark the two year anniversary of the parkrun practice initiative, we’re joined by parkrun’s Global Head of Health and Wellbeing Chrissie Wellington. She tells us how proud she is of it and how much of a team effort it was to get off the ground. We also check in with two doctors who have different stories about how parkrun has helped them and the…
 
After the news yesterday that there had been an 'agreement' for a fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, Carl and Darren analyse what we've actually learned and when we might actually see the fight happening. Then, former world super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler joins the podcast to discuss the two classic fights between the Viking Wa…
 
We check in with the parkrun families in Italy, South Africa and Ireland. We speak to Tom Fairbrother from HQ, who tells us how the parkrun communications workload has increased since lockdown and the art of a good tweet! He also explains why he ran a marathon on a treadmill dressed as a tiger. Finally, we hear from the boss of The Running Charity …
 
parkrun CEO Nick Pearson is our special guest this week. He tells us what is going on at HQ at the moment, how they are preparing for the resumption of parkrun and all about his new doberman, Apollo. We also check in Down Under as Australia celebrates its 9th birthday and we find out what callisthenics is and how it can help during lockdown. Finall…
 
From final bell to returning home, Carl explains what a boxer has to go through both practically and emotionally in the aftermath of a big fight. He talks about having to juggle doctors, drug testers and media with wanting to spend time with friends and family. And what chance of seeing the fight that never was? Carl has a message for Joe Calzaghe!…
 
Flicking through his old diaries again, Carl recounts his pre-fight routine from weigh-in to first bell. Referencing many of his world title fights, he talks about the psychological importance of the weigh-in, how he stayed focussed in those hours before the fight, what he did to deal with the nerves and why nailing the ring walk right was so impor…
 
With the launch of parkrun in the Netherlands, we speak to James Kemp, who is parkrun’s Global Operations Manager and also Pascal den Hartog who is the Run Director at the new parkrun in Rotterdam. We also catch up with Imran Khan who tells us about being a visually impaired parkrunner. He tells us about how he got into parkrun and what it is like …
 
We speak to Nick Overy, who will be the first person to run a parkrun on 366 different days of the year. He tells us how he was completely unaware of his achievement until he was contacted by parkrun HQ. To celebrate International Women’s Day, Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon tells us the story of the hurdles she overcam…
 
Sharada Sakremath, who came to prominence running Telford parkrun in a saree, is our special guest this week. She tells Helen why she decided on the traditional Indian attire, how she discovered parkrun and what her next goal is. Vassos chats to Deborah James from the You, Me and the Big C podcast about how she defied the odds to beat cancer and ho…
 
Vassos chats to Amy Van Wyk, who tells us how parkrun became a haven amid constantly challenging medical problems. With parkrun recently relaunching their YouTube channel, Helen speaks to Tom Fairbrother from HQ as he maps out their vision for their new social media offering. Louise is back with her latest tourist travels and Vassos has a moral dil…
 
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