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Ant Middleton

Best known for his role as Chief Instructor on SAS: Who Dares Wins (Channel 4), Ant has become a master of survival and endurance on and off-screen, spurred by his formidable career in the UK’s elite forces, including the Marines, 9 Parachute Squadron and SBS. Joining the armed forces at the age of 16, Ant eventually achieved the ‘Holy Trinity’ of the UK’s elite Forces.

With an insatiable appetite for adventure, in addition to writing two bestselling books - First Man In and The Fear Bubble - Ant has fronted several TV shows including Mutiny, which re-enacted Captain William Bligh’s voyage; survivalist programme Escape, centred on placing skilled engineers in precarious situations; Extreme Everest, where he conquered Mount Everest; and Straight Talking where he took One Direction’s Liam Payne on a thrill-seeking road trip through Namibia to get to know the ‘real Liam’.

Mara Yamauchi

Mara Yamauchi is the UK's second-fastest female marathon runner ever, with a PB of 2:23:12. She finished sixth in the 2008 Beijing Olympic marathon, was runner-up at the 2009 London Marathon, and won the bronze medal at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games in the 10,000m.

Since retiring from elite competition in 2013, Mara now works self-employed as a corporate and personal running coach, motivational speaker, and commentator.

Dr Josephine Perry

Dr Josephine Perry is a chartered sport and exercise psychologist who works with those aiming to perform at their best, either in sporting challenges or on the stage. She has worked in over 20 sports with novice athletes just starting out through to world champions trying to set new records.

Josephine helps athletes to overcome barriers to their success and teaches them mental conditioning skills to make them more comfortable and confident in their sport. She can help athletes set realistic but exciting goals for their training or sport, overcome fears or anxieties around competition, teach techniques to deal with those periods when it feels like their mind is self-sabotaging their ambitions and get an athlete to the start of their competitions feeling much more confident.

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Summary

Training your body for a marathon is tough. Training your mind is even harder.

Unless you have Ant Middleton as your mentor....

The former special forces soldier, and star of SAS: Who Dares Wins, has recruited five first-time Virgin Money London Marathon runners who have recently faced-up to a variety of mental health challenges.

Supported by elite marathon runner Mara Yamauchi and sports psychologist Dr Josephine Perry, Ant is on hand to help them battle through their self-doubt, anxiety and fears, can they overcome their psychological barriers to reach the finish line?

A TBI Media production for Audible Originals.

This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 7 episodes to your Library now.

If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues mentioned in this podcast, please contact the Samaritans on 116 123.

October 9th 2020 Update: Recorded in the run-up to the Virgin Money London Marathon, with a final episode recorded after the postponed event in October 2020, all seven episodes are now available. Refresh your library if you have already added or purchased this podcast.

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Mind Over Muscle won't protect me from Covid-19.

After seeing this man declare that he doesn't care about the thousands, if not millions of people who are at risk of death or serious complications from the current global pandemic, seeing this appear in my recommendations made me feel sick and angry.

YOU might not be at risk of the more serious symptoms, but there are plenty of people around you with asthma, using immunosuppressive therapies for autoimmune diseases, chemotherapy for cancer, and so many others. If you can't care about others at a time like this then I can't take any of your advice seriously.

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Lost Respect

Deleted this from my device as I lost all respect for this man over his views on the virus. He may be fit & healthy but my 80 year old parents are not and encouraging selfish behaviour puts them at risk.

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As disappointing as his views on Coronavirus

The guy is an idiot and I refuse to give my time, money or attention to him ever again

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Only One Episode

Downloaded this hoping for the full podcast but it has only downloaded episode 1, how do I download all of them????

Just saw this in the narrative!! pays to read it all :-)

New episodes will arrive in your Library fortnightly, on a Thursday.

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Ant Middleton is a grade A idiot and should hang his head in shame for his COVID video.

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Only one episode?

I downloaded this podcast and there was only one episode?

I absolutely love Ant and the work that he does and so was hoping for the whole series? :(

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dull. little.to learn from it

tedious. Little practical advice. lot of whining. ant adds very little to this. look elsewhere for entertainment

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This is great full of useful hints and tips on how to plan and prepare to achieve your goals

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Inspiring!

Absolutely fantastic! Cant wait for the next one! Full of positivity and inspiring words!

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Be inspired!

Just finished listening to this pod cast. Very inspiring. It's really made me think that I've got to set myself a challenge like this. I wish all the participants the best of luck. 👍😉

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