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The RMA Podcast explores the lives of everyday women with an inspiring story to tell. We cover the highs and lows of their journey, the impact motherhood has had on their lives, and how running has inspired them to live wilder, dream bigger and change the world around them.
 
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Today on the RMA Podcast we chat to Australian Ultra Running Representative, runner and Sydney mum, Simone Hayes about her experience running at the 2022 Western States Endurance Run. Simone is no stranger to endurance events, having been 'conned' by a friend to enter her first North Face 100 (UTA) some years ago. She never looked back, and since t…
 
Today on the podcast I am speaking with one of Australia's best Middle Distance Runners, Genevieve Gregson. Genevieve is a 3x Olympic finalist having competed at the 2012 London, 2016 Rio, and (postponed) 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. She also competed in both the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games, and has been a finalist in 2 World Championships, and h…
 
On Episode 24 of the RMA podcast we chat with Sydney Runner, Angela Caithness. Now at age 51, Angela shares with us how she has found her strength through running. In this episode we discuss Angela's background. Born in 1970, Angela grew up on a farm just outside of Devonport Tasmania. She shared an Idyllic childhood in a beautiful location with he…
 
On Episode 53 you will meet a vibrant, energetic and fun person, Michelle Dziego. I am not sure that you would ever meet someone so community-minded and passionate about connecting people. Michelle came to running later in life when she was introduced to parkrun, then RMA. Since then she has found a community of like-minded women to network with an…
 
Imagine you are out on a beautiful summers day for a run. You are about to embark on an open water swim, the sun is shining, and you are looking around at the breathtaking view around you thinking how lucky you are at this time in your life. Then your phone rings. It's your partner telling you that they have had a serious mountain bike accident on …
 
In Episode 51 we speak with RMA Sydney Community Ambassador and mum of three, Natasha Hammond! We chat to Natasha about her journey to running, running through pregnancy, life as a busy mum, business owner and philanthropist, and how running has connected her with community. We discuss her humanitarian work, and how this has stemmed from the legacy…
 
On Episode 50 of the RMA Podcast we have a very special guest, RMA Community Ambassador for Brisbane, Nicole Jukes. Nicole is a single mum of three kids, Amity 10, Jack 8, and Max who is in Heaven. In 2010 Nicole was a first time parent, and then she wasn't. You see, Nicole and her then partner were preparing to be parents of their first baby. It w…
 
On Episode 49 of The RMA podcast I chat to 59 year old runner and mum, Jill McClintock! We chat about all things running, how this entered Jills life and how running led her to a deep bond with her dog Harry! We discuss the companionship that Harry gives to Jill and how this lasting relationship has kept Jill running for many years and the bond tha…
 
On Episode 48 of the RMA Podcast we speak with mum and ultra runner, Isobel Ross. Isobel came to running from mountain biking, where she was after a new adventure that wouldn't leave her broken, yet would still provide her with a challenge. Soon after she ran her first few races she was hooked, and she quickly learnt that she not only had talent fo…
 
On episode 47 of the RMA podcast we speak with an incredible woman, Heather Hawkins. Heather is just like you and I. She is an everyday mum of two children, but she has been on some incredible adventures after finding herself diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer at the age of 41 in 2007. Five years post diagnosis, after the shock and subsequent treatment …
 
On Episode 46 of the RMA podcast we discuss all things trail running safety. With so many RMA being in love with the outdoors and trail running, we thought it would be a great idea to bring to light the things you need to consider when heading out on the trails in order to keep yourself and others safe. Our guest on this episode is Tova Gallagher, …
 
On Episode 45, on the week of International women's day 2022 we interview one of our favourite RMA ladies, Katie Wood. Katie is an RMA volunteer admin for South Australia and has been on the RMA journey for quite a few years now. Having begun her running journey to get fit and challenge herself, running has taken Katie all over, and to some amazing…
 
On episode 44 of the RMA Podcast we talk about Grey Area Drinking. In 2017 RMA, Sarah Rusbatch was just like many other working running mums. She lived a busy life with her family in Perth, and tried to juggle all of the things. She considered herself fit and active, yet she had a problem with alcohol. She didn't really know it at the time, but alc…
 
Running to Pay The Rent. .Episode 43 of the RMA podcast is my proudest episode so far. I’ve wanted to tell this story, and I’ve found the perfect guest to share it. In this episode I talk to Janelle Da Silva. A multi-disciplinary artist, runner, philanthropist and racial literacy educator, among many other things. We discuss how racism formed part …
 
On episode 42 of the podcast we chat with Sunshine Coast mum, Reesha Lewis. Reesha is a new name on the trail and ultra running circuit. In what seemed like her coming out of nowhere, Reesha has been turning heads with her stellar performances in the last 18 months at some of Australia's best ultra races, breaking records and gracing podiums. But i…
 
On episode 41 of the RMA Podcast we speak with our second male guest, Runs of the World, commonly known as Run Down Under founder, Travis Ireland. I talk with Travis about his journey into running, and most importantly the catalyst of events that led to the formation of Run Down Under, a hugely successful running platform and app that takes you on …
 
On Episode 40 of the RMA Podcast I sit down with world class trail and ultra runner, Lucy Bartholomew. I wanted to tell the story of Lucy’s amazing talent for trail and ultra running from such a young age, but more importantly, I wanted to tell the story about how running can eb and flow, and how you can almost lose your love of running when you ar…
 
On this episode of the RMA podcast we chat to 4 x Olympic and commonwealth games medalist and swimmer, Libby Trickett! We chat to Libby about her career in sport, her struggles finding her passions out of the pool after retirement, and her journey to motherhood and beyond. We discuss the highs of her sporting career, and the crushing lows of findin…
 
On Episode 38 of the RMA Podcast we talk to Brisbane mum, Sandra Ehlers about her experience as a foster carer. Sandra was 15 when her parents fostered a friend of hers from her local school. She saw firsthand the difference foster care could make in a child's life. The kindness and love that was given was so easy, and so effortless for her parents…
 
On Episode 36. of the RMA Podcast we chat with dual Olympian, 4 x times Commonwealth Games representative, mum, humanitarian, public speaker and soon to be author, Eloise Wellings. On this episode of the podcast we dive into Eloise's journey with running from her roots as she ran along-side her mum on the trails around her local national park, to t…
 
On Episode 35 we talk all things parkrun. If you have been running for a while you might have heard of parkrun. parkruns are free, weekly, community events all around the world. parkrun began in October 2004, with the first ever event in Bushy park, Teddington, UK, after its founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt was sidelined by injury and decided to gather h…
 
With women's participation in trail running on the rise over the past few years, so many women would have heard about one of the most sought after trail running events on The Australian running calendar - Ultra-Trail Australia. With entries opening THIS THURSDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER, 2021, we thought it would be good to give you a bonus episode, a little…
 
On episode 34 we discuss issues around infertility, a condition which affects so many Australian women. We chat with Kelly McManus, from Sydney about her long journey to becoming a mother. We talk to Kelly about the struggles she and her partner went through to become parents. We discuss the financial, physical, emotional and spiritual burden of th…
 
In Episode 33 of the RMA Podcast we chat to RMA Ambassador and four-time olympian, Lisa Weightman about her latest experience of the road to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games during the COVID-19 pandemic. We dive deep with Lisa about how she navigated the trials of training for this extended olympic campaign, the challenges of the long Victorian lockdow…
 
On episode 32 of the RMA podcast I speak with long time RMA member Harmony Waite. Harmony talks with us about her journey into running, particularly after becoming a mum and her rise into ultra running. We talk about what she loves about endurance events and how they not only test her ability and strengths, but how they challenge her, and what she …
 
On episode 31 (Part 2 of the Running for premature babies podcast) we talk to Running for Premature Babies Founder and Director, Sophie Smith. 15 years ago Sophie and her late husband Ash were excited to be expecting the first of their children, triplet boys. At 21 weeks Sophie went into early labour. 5 days later her first born son Henry was born …
 
On Episode 30 of the RMA podcast, our 1 year anniversary special, we are talking about running for premature babies! We interview Proud running mumma and RMA Ambassador, Amy O’Halloran who is mum to two darling premature babies, her first born Henry, who came at 34weeks and Jemima who entered the world at 33 weeks gestation! I chat to Amy about her…
 
On episode 29 of The RMA Podcast we speak with mum, runner and all round beautiful spirit, Samantha O'Farrell. I met Sam a few years ago when she was part of our local RMA sisterhood and instantly fell in love with her infectious love for life. Not long after we met, Samantha was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and began her journey thr…
 
On this episode of The RMA podcast I speak with Running mum from Northern Qld, Angela McKenzie (Furneaux). Angela is a triathlete who was introduced to the world of triathlon as a child and has been competing ever since. Back in 2018 while Angela was training for her Ironman, she was tragically hit by a vehicle while training on her local country r…
 
In this episode of the RMA podcast we talk again to one of our favourite guests, RMA Ambassador and lover of adventures, Michelle Hooper. Michelle isn't new to the podcast, having been interviewed on episode 8 about her self-supported adventure on the Cape to Cape track in WA. This time I chat to Michelle about her most recent adventure in May 2021…
 
Shona Stephenson has been one of Australia's best trail and ultra endurance runners, having ranked among the top 10 on the Ultra-Trail World Tour. With over 10 years experience in the health and fitness industry, as an athlete, coach, nutritionist, mentor and personal trainer. Shona began her journey running after having children when she entered h…
 
Today on the podcast we chat to serving police officer, runner and mum Melissa Dinneen. Mel resides in Melbourne where she is wife to Steve Dinneen from well known running group Dinneen Runners, and together they have three beautiful children. Last year, during the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic, at only 25 weeks pregnant with their third baby, Mel…
 
In this episode of the podcast we speak to Mother, Olympian, author and Dr, Jana Pittman. Jana is one of Australia's most well know athletic personalities and had a long athletic career, particularly of note in 400m & 400m hurdles events and loved running for her country. The country watched Jana from her junior years at her first Olympic Games in …
 
Sophie Brown is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist and elite ultra-marathon runner. It is her job, and passion, to help athletes in their pursuit of optimal nutrition, whether you're an amateur or more serious competitor. In this episode we deep dive into the world of nutritional advice and what is required from an athlete's …
 
In episode 22 we talk to RMA Amanda Richardson. Amanda is an Aussie mum to two boys and currently lives in Toronto, Canada where she moved three years ago for her husbands work. I talk to Amanda about what it was like to move to the other side of the world with a young family and the isolation in which that experience brought her. You see, Amanda i…
 
Mel lives in Canberra and is Mum to Willoughby (8) and Eloise (5) and wife to Jonathan. She is a plant fuelled, runner and nature lover and is passionate about sharing her love of adventure with the RMA tribe and her family. Mel has been active and involved in sport all her life, most significantly ballet and hockey. Running had always been a part …
 
Julianna Nagy is from Hungary, she is an accountant by profession, runs her own bookkeeping practice, is married, a mum of one almost teen, lives with her family in Sydney and loves the life Downunder. When she is not working or navigating daily life, you can find her whipping up a delicious dessert but more often than not, running with her friends…
 
On episode 19 of the RMA podcast we speak with runner and RMA coach Jenny Morris! Jenny’s’ running journey began in 2012 entering her first and only event, City to Surf. From there her first half marathon in 2013 turned into her first full marathon in 2014. Now Jen has completed far too many marathons and ultras to count. Running is her passion, wi…
 
This week on the RMA podcast the tables are turned when RMA Ambassador, Ana Croger interviews Founder of Running Mums Australia, Nicole Bunyon. This episode discusses some of Nicoles own story and background, the beginnings of RMA, how it all began, what makes it special and how Nicole Bunyon's journey has been shaped along the way. We talk about t…
 
Jody Mullen came to Australia from Chicago illinois in 2013. Having grown up in the USA all her life, we talk about what it was like living and training in the USA, her experience of her first marathon and the transition moving to a new country. We discuss how Jody continued her running journey by making new connections in Australia. We discuss how…
 
Kylee Davie and her husband Marcus live in Tasmania, and have 3 children Jordan, Jakob and Veronika. In 2008 when Kylee was 36 weeks pregnant with Veronika, her OBGYN noticed her yet to be born baby had a severe brain abnormality. Kylee shares parts of their families journey with Veronika who lives with complex multiple disabilities, how they start…
 
Hanny Allston is a well known Australian trail, sky runner and ultra runner, orienteer world Champion, coach, tour guide, author, podcaster, speaker, business woman and owner of Find Your feet trail store in Tasmania. In this podcast we share some of her story from growing up on a farm as a child, competing in her racing career on the world stage, …
 
Hanny Allston is a well known Australian trail, sky runner and ultra runner, orienteer world Champion, coach, tour guide, author, podcaster, speaker, business woman and owner of Find Your feet trail store in Tasmania. In this podcast we share some of her story from growing up on a farm as a child, competing in her racing career on the world stage, …
 
On episode 13 of The RMA Podcast we talk to Olympic hurdler Schulstad (nee' Edwards). Debbi is an an Australian woman, mother, writer, coach and remedial & sports massage therapist. Debbi, is a mother to 12 year old twins, and wife to Craig. She began training for hurdles as a 15 year old and made her first Australian team at 20, placing 7th in the…
 
On episode 12 of The RMA Podcast I talk to two amazing women, Mery Jones and Sandi Faddy. Mery and Sandi reside in Brisbane, Qld and are a mum and daughter duo! In this episode we talk about Sandi’s upbringing in a low socio-economic family home in country Moree in QLD, her meeting her husband and having children, and then a few years later packing…
 
On this episode of The RMA Podcast we speak to Jessica Stenson (Trengove). Jessica is one of Australia’s greatest runners, particularly over the marathon distance, having competed in many major competitions around the world since her debut Marathon in Nagoya Japan in March 2012 where she earned a spot on her first Olympic team. In this conversation…
 
In 2018 Sarah Terrill had just run her 3rd half marathon at the Run Melbourne festival when she noticed a blister on the back of her shoulder. This blister was actually a mole and she showed showed her father who was a plastic surgeon for over 40 years. Sarah’s dad saw this mole and he was quite alarmed and sent her off to a specialist. This mole w…
 
On Episode 9 of The RMA Podcast we talk to WA RMA Ambassador, mum of 5 and Ultra runner Emma Luscombe. We talk to Emma about the experience of losing fourth child, her baby girl Evie at 37 weeks due to stillbirth in 2009, and how this has shaped her journey moving forward as a mum and also as a runner. Emma has been an RMA Ambassador for a long tim…
 
On this episode of The RMA Podcast we talk to mum of two and amateur trail runner Michelle Hooper. In the light of the recent lockdowns at the beginning of the year, and subsequently event after event being cancelled or changed to another time, Michelle decided to set herself a goal of running the fastest known self-supported time on the Cape to Ca…
 
On episode 7 of The RMA podcast we chat to Run Against Violence co-founder Kirrily Dear about the beginnings of Run Against Violence, its impact and how we can be involved. This is an inspiring story how one women heard the call, acted, and now the catalyst for change has spread far and wide through the power of community to make a difference again…
 
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