As a quick bit of background for those maybe less familiar with Tom, he runs for Cumbria based race organisers Freedom Racing. He has made a habit of picking up silverware for fun at their 'Summer Sessions’ 10k trail races, picked up 2nd at the notoriously unforgiving MudCrew ‘Arc50’ (50 miles) at the beginning of this year and most recently grabbed top spot at the Bys Vyken Events ‘Cousin Jack’ coastal 18 mile race. He has also made his mark by holding his own further afield in a number of mountain races in the UK and around Europe.
Our first guest is the one and only Falmouth based runner Tom Carthy. Tom is notoriously modest, and the deal we struck for this chat was no exception. No cameras or microphones allowed. Just me, him and some locally brewed Cornish ales courtesy of Pipeline Brewery, St Agnes.