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Comedians Paul Tonkinson and Rob Deering talk about life and comedy - but mainly running. Whilst running.

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Comedians Paul Tonkinson and Rob Deering talk about life and comedy - but mainly running. Whilst running.
🇬🇧 English
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2019-06-20 20:47
last episode published
2019-06-20 11:00
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6.56 days
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Tom Price in Tonks' Place

With Paul still recovering from his surgery - and listeners still recovering from the description of his recovery - friend-of-the-show Tom Price steps in for a run with Rob. Featuring when jokes go too far, some lovely houses, Words on the Water, secre...

The Colour Purple

Paul returns, and with quite a story to tell… this episode features both kinds of PB, Rob’s Marathon prep, a little light, ill-advised running, runners’ wives and more. Welcome back Tonks!Beautiful, bespoke, New Balance /Running Commentary shirts avail...

Vikki Stone in Vicky Park

As Paul convalesces, Rob runs round Victoria Park with musical comedian and marathon runner Vikki Stone, whose 2019 VLM story chimes very nicely with our last interview. Featuring animals - dogs in photos and late-night gyms, pandas at the start line, ...

Kate Carter, the Fastest Panda in the World

Sunshine, Battersea Park, and friend-and-marathon-runner-extraordinaire Kate Carter, here to tell Paul and Rob about her adventures; the quest for sub-3, hoovering up the World Marathon Majors and, of course, running the London Marathon dressed as a pa...

South of the River, Down Battersea Way.

A change of scene on a stunning day for Rob and Paul, as they run along the South Bank of the River Thames from London Bridge to Battersea Park. Featuring Paul’s painful pair, Rob’s happy Half, a tour of Tom Cruise movie locations, party report, theatr...

Summer and Fall

Back to business as usual as Rob and Paul run through the woods and round the palace in glorious sunshine. Featuring race report, trip trouble, Manchester and Liverpool, noddy coming to cloddy, raves and races, and hot and cold running water. Thank you...

Recovery Run, Marathon Memories

An understandably jolly Paul and Rob debrief after the London Marathon on a gorgeous afternoon run round Hackney Marshes. Featuring policemen, puking unicorns, milk trouble - and lots and lots of PBs.Beautiful merch - available HERE: https://newbalance...

London Marathon 2019 - Part Four

Paul and Rob's London Marathon: Endgame. The last seven miles of the marathon see the boys dealing with a little light fatigue and dealing out a shedload of shenanigans. Rob's recorder goes crazy - but comes back - and when Paul gets supportive, don't ...

London Marathon 2019 - Part Three

A shorter chapter as Rob and Paul turn left and South through Wapping, Mudchute and the Isle of Dogs. Featuring Steven Berkoff, jingling farmers, upside-down bumbags, narcissistic musings, a one-woman PA, a sweet-sounding choir, and more miles covered....

The London Marathon 2019 - Part Two

The second hour of the RunCom VLM quest finds Rob and Paul in giddy mood. Featuring more fabulous friends and funny signs, some mobile phone-based adventures, the incredible moment that is Tower Bridge, and disappearing toilets at the half way point.

Cut to the Chase - Our London Marathon in a Nutshell

Our London Marathon in forty-five minutes; if only we could have truncated it like this on the day! Featuring wonderful other runners, brilliant supporters, excellent marshals (thank you), fictional policemen, a couple of Spider-men, Michel Roux, the Q...

The London Marathon 2019 - Part One

It begins! after hob-nobbing with the stars at the start, Paul and Rob get to the task at hand, heading to and through Greenwich. Featuring funny signs, heavy legs, speedy friends, steel bands, batmen, the Cutty Sark, Up The Creek, carrots, bananas and...

Last Little Run Before The Big One

As Paul and Rob take their traditional, gentle, pre-marathon turn around Clissold Park, they find out exactly how ready - or not - they are for Sunday’s marathon. Featuring parkrun report, parakeets, Baz and his mad mileage, Maciej and his many PBs, an...

Rucksack in Regents Park, Hickey on the Hill

A sunny but chilly early morning turn round gorgeous Regents Park and Primrose Hill as the London Marathon looms ever closer. Featuring dogs, skips, chat-up lines, running to beer, and, of course, gurning. Join the Merch revolution here: https://newbal...

Running and Not Running, Flying and Not Flying

Paul accompanies Rob down to the ticket booth at Kings Cross and back. Rob reports on a raft of exciting runs; Paul reports on several adventures featuring varying levels of inappropriate behaviour, and both of them take turns to sound slightly odd in ...

Sixteen Miler - Part Two

The second half of the boys’ longest run together ahead of the London Marathon, with more from Paul’s Stag Do-resistant trip, and more and more Gimli-off-of-Lord-of-the-Rings from Rob. Featuring Michael Jackson, Mickey D, R Kelly, Ricky Gervais, Bobby ...

Sixteen Miler - Part One

Paul and Rob stride out North from Stoke Newington in search of mileage. Featuring adventures in Scotland and Malta, adventures avoided in Derby, Daughters' adventures in Wembley and Thailand, how to - and how not to - run really far, slapstick, cartoo...

Parliament Hill, Kenwood House, Jack Straw's Castle, Miscellaneous Mud

A return to Hampstead Heath, on a glorious sunny day, with a family adventure-report from Paul, and a running adventure-report from Rob. Featuring whoops and loops, woodland choices and silly voices, grand prix and burglary, park run pacers and Asian d...

It's Always A Good Time

A shorter episode this week, because... well, you'll have to have a listen. Featuring dogs, Australians, parkrun report and your latest PBs. AaaaarrrrRRROOOOger!!!

Men, Marshes and Merch

The beginning of February’s unseasonably glorious weather sees Paul and Rob on a lovely loop around North East London’s big green spaces. Featuring park run report, further discussion of drop-offs, dogs, and where the two meet, Marie Kondo and the Spar...

More Miles

The second half of the long run that started with Tom Price takes Rob and Paul through Islington, along the canal to Haggerston, and back up to Clissold Park through Newington Green. Featuring shame in the Dads Race, lonely Lego Movie watching, Baftas,...

With Tom Price. Deliberately.

As Spring pops in Stoke Newington, Highbury and Finsbury Park, Tom Price joins Paul and Rob for a muddy loop past the pretty bits. Featuring radio talk, parenting and the passage of time, pretending to be policemen, Michael Buble and Ronan Keating, spo...

All Sorts in Islington

An action-packed run round Angel finds Rob skiing, Paul retiring, the towpath full of all kinds of people, the roads full of angry cyclists, Radio DJs out walking their dogs and sunshine, lots of sunshine. Plus jazz, movies, teenagers and topiary.

Twenty Happy Years, Ten Frosty Miles

A long one here as Paul and Rob take on a bitterly cold and totally beautiful ten-miler around all the nice bits between their houses. Featuring run report, film review, anniversary celebration, children’s achievements, getting the giggles about a terr...

Highgate On Life

Back to the woods in the beautiful Winter sunshine, as Paul and Rob head up the Parkland Walk to Highgate Woods for the first time this year. Featuring pals, parenting, pies, magpies, homeworkers, tearjerkers - all of these, AND your PBs.

Mancunian Miles, Media City Memories

Paul and Rob are in Manchester, where they trot up the towpath to Salford and back. Featuring the phantom canal pusher, Mancunian memories, the incredible achievement of wossername, finish-line spitters, a demo on the down-low, a pretend parkrun, Rob’s...

Local Loops with Laura Lexx

Laura Lexx - late of Live at the Apollo, and a smash at last year's Edinburgh Festival - joins the boys for a chilly triple turn round Clissold Park, where they chat about all the Big Things - taking control of your life, running and mental health, cli...

Happy New Year Marshal

Paul and Rob see in 2019 with the parkrun at Hackney Marshes; if you think they normally huff and puff, just wait til they start racing… Featuring resolutions, being recognised, not being recognised, drinking, not drinking, drinking but feeling like yo...

Santa, Canter, Banter

Before all the New Year's resolutions kick in, one more brand new interview run. This time it's back to Lapland for the return of the man himself - Father 'Santa Claus' Christmas. Featuring the entire festive round-up; presents, mince pies, booze, elve...

Round Victoria Park with Miranda Markham

Paul and Rob are joined by Miranda Markham, who writes the Award-Winning Thoughts and Pavement blog, for a breezy blow round Victoria Park. Featuring obscure sports, Marathon highs and lows, emergency cookies, running in extreme cold, triathlons, foot ...

Susie Chan's Biggest Fans

Susie Chan returns to run round Regents Park and report - with customary modesty - on her year of adventures, coming back from illness to run a hundred miles here, a hundred miles there... Featuring Goldilocks, baby food, Primrose Hill, wolves and wart...

Seasonal Singing in the Stokey Sunshine

Gorgeous winter sunshine in Clissold Park as Paul and Rob talk festive shows, shouting out of cars, winter birds, river parkruns, Elvis, dogs... and Rob tries to stop Paul singing THAT song. Plus all your festive PBs!

Carry On Running

Soft surfaces under grey skies as Paul and Rob loop none-more-December Hackney Marshes. Featuring back pain, backstop plans, Christmas songs, Christmas shows, abandoned shoes, abandoned poems, surprise potatoes, Ireland, plans for 2019, some audacious ...

Going Downhill

A short shuffle up and around Alexandra Palace Park. Featuring bad backs, bad moods, bad bread-based behaviour, when children become grown-ups, seasonal reality TV report, old people - seeing them and being them - shouty weirdos and other sundry crazin...

Men Without Hats

As November bites, Rob and Paul run easy through the woods. Featuring flatulence without frontiers, the Shamen for some reason, maintenance running, the return of the policemen, why maths matters, and your marvellous PBs - vs their marvellous noises.

Commemorations, Comparisons, Comedians and Christmas (nearly)

A short Sunday run in the Autumn sun, featuring memories, performing for the queen (and the headmaster), abstemiousness - or lack of - entrepreneurial and confrontational children, comedy and comedians.

A Long One for those Long Autumn Nights

Paul and Rob wander East at the end of October, as All Hallow's Eve looms and the Autumn leaves slowly lose their battle with Winter. Featuring birds - majestic, in flight, and leaving their lucky, er, gifts - parenting, gap years, motivation and the l...

The York Report

At last, on a Sunny morning in Highgate, the full report from Rob’s Yorkshire Marathon. Featuring Tony Audenshaw, Wayne the pacer, James Brolin and Telly Savalas, would-be high-fivers, and rain - ‘is it still raining? I hadn’t noticed.’ Also in this ep...

Sunshine, Shoes, Shenanigans and Seann

The boys sneak in another pre-Yorkshire run on a stunning day. Featuring new shoes, old mantras, physio, finances, film references aplenty, reality TV and, of course, virtual klaxons.

A turn round the forest with Running with Robins author Gemma Bell

Rob and Paul's guest is Gemma Bell, author of Running with Robins. Her story digs right into the highs and lows of running - running to deal with bereavement, then not being able to stop. Meanwhile, the woodlands of Berkshire are suffused with Autumn p...

He Stoops to Conker

Rob and Paul's traditional pre-marathon short one round Clissold Park, enhanced by a day as autumnal as a Keats sonnet. Featuring ping pressure, parkruns, mantras, musicals, ravens, ravers, conkers, corporates, and a canine existential crisis.

Pinch, Punch, Parkland Walk, Parkrun, PB

On a beautiful day - the first of October - Rob and Paul run through the woods and catch up. Featuring treadmills and tracks, mantras and moomins, burses and ganglions, parkruns, Postman Pat, and the inaugural Running Commentary PB Awards.

Rob's Long One Part Two

We rejoin Paul and Rob in Highgate Woods, five miles or so into Rob's pre-Yorkshire Marathon twenty miler. Featuring dogs, the booze gang, a pre-school attempt on Everest, the quest for an unfriendly parkrun, wrestling with your central governor and fi...

Rob’s Long One Part One

Another two-parter begins, as Rob sets off on his pre-Yorkshire Marathon 20 miler and Paul tags along. Featuring robot cows, partial nudity, corner cutters, Mick Artistic, Serena Williams, stand-up reports and some traffic trouble in the woods.

Hackney Dog Run Part Two

The adventure out East continues, as Paul and Rob follow the canal out past the Olympic Park to Hackney Marshes, and Downs, and home. After Rob's brush with insect evil in Part One, Paul reveals an incredible family story of wasps and baked goods. Plus...

Hackney Dog Run Part One

Quickly abandoning their plans, Paul and Rob head East and hope for the best in a long run round Hackney way. Featuring training reports, speed, distance, Daley Thompson, Paul Hardcastle, Mick Artistic, stags and a wasp.

Drinks and Hi-jinks for Tonks

Once again Paul and Rob are reconvening after a period of travel and adventure - particularly for the former; featuring booze, canoes, teenagers, hernias, stand-up sitting down, missing the city, missing the parkrun, cats, dogs, traumatic movies and se...

The Camden Catchup - Part Two

Sunshine and joy as Paul and Rob reconvene after several weeks of holiday running and adventures for a 'Dog Run' through Regents Park to Camden and beyond. In Part Two the boys wrestle with snobbery in comedy, training without injury in middle age, not...

The Camden Catch-up - Part One

Sunshine and joy as Paul and Rob reconvene after several weeks of holiday running and adventures for a 'Dog Run' through Regents Park to camden and beyond. Part One features airport parking, inexplicable jumping, parenting with your mouth full, Tracy C...

Holidays Here We Come!

Before Rob and Paul head off on their family holidays they take a little home run, where they review the excitements and setbacks of July's out-of-town adventures, and anticipate the joys and logistics of going away. Also featuring an encounter with a ...