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25 July, 2023


Chris Thompson - If you love running this podcast is for you

This week on the Outside & Active Podcast Dom picks the brain of Chris Thompson, an extremely talented runner. If you a running purist, then this weeks podcast is for you.

Chris Thompson

This week on the Outside & Active Podcast Dom welcomes Chris Thompson

A staggering 23 years on from his international debut, Chris Thompson made a fairytale return to the Team GB ranks for Tokyo 2020.

Five days after his son Theo came into the world, Thompson shattered a marathon personal best that stood for seven years at the British Athletics Marathon and 20km Walk Trial at Kew Gardens. He completed the course in 2 hours, 10 minutes and 52 seconds.

Thompson’s first Olympic appearance came when he represented Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

In 2010, Thompson was part of a British one-two in the 10,000m at the European Championships with the man who won Olympic 10,000m gold in 2012 – Mo Farah.

Wild Goat Festival

Wild Goat Festival is the event not to miss this Summer

Coming in HOT this summer is the Wild Goat Festival, August 11th – 13th, 2023. It’s a mix of Sporting Events, Music, Food and heaps of fun outdoor activities for all ages. Take on the stunning Lake District trails with some of sports greatest leading the way including Steve Cram, Paula Radcliffe, Steve Backley and more! Set in the beautiful South Lake district, Holker Hall, the routes are incredible and you will take in coastal views, fells and the lakes!

Book your tickets at

The Ellie Soutter Foundation

The Ellie Soutter Foundation was set up to support young winter sports athletes through funding initiatives and coaching them through the pressures of professional competition following the tragic death of Ellie Soutter in 2018. Importantly the foundation is now focused on raising awareness of the dangers of concussion and has recently partnered with ImPACT online ConcussionTesting.

The ImPact Baseline Test is an online assessment which measures functioning of the brain in a healthy state. Take the test and store it on the FREE app provided so you can carry it with you. In the unfortunate event you experience a concussion you can then sit a post traumatic test to help medical professionals determine changes from your original test and help you with your recovery. 

Protect your Brain health, purchase your Online test at

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