If you want to watch athletics on TV you're limited by the seasonality of the sport and the sporadic coverage. Go to youtube and you'll find event coverage and some training/coaching channels, like my own. But is there a regular VLOG, where athletes and coaches talk about their sport - about training, coaching, how they got started, injury prevention, nutrition and so on???
So... I rather without much thought created Track Chat. The name sort of says what it's all about.
We, that's me and Jonathan Ilori, will be hosting a regular show (until we run out of ideas or find no one's watching it!). We aim to produce a 20-minute plus show, every week to two. We'll be aiming for a Friday evening upload.
Show one is a bit of a special and is all about how you can get a Track Scholarship in the US. We talk through the pro's and the con's.
Show 2 will be the format that we intend to follow most of the time where possible. This includes an interview with 49-second hurdler Jacob Paul. We also talk early season training and discuss the ins and outs of athletes on social media. And I produce a small segment on Pippa Earley's recent heptathlon and her rise to number 5 on the u17 all time list.
Do try to catch some of the shows and let us know what you think in the comments section below the videos.
First Track Chat TV show now live! (Fri 22nd Sep '17)