The miles can get a bit boring when running solo. Whether you’re marathon training, hitting the trails, or going for a head-clearing 5K, it helps to listen to something that keeps your mind engaged. That’s where a good podcast comes in. Not only can it provide entertainment, but it can also offer motivation, self-help, or a fascinating story to keep you mentally stimulated. Here are my top picks for podcasts that will make the miles fly by!

HELP! I Sexted my Boss

William Hanson and Jordan North are unlikely best friends—one’s posh, the other’s common. In their hit podcast Help! I Sexted My Boss, they help you navigate the challenges of modern life, answering your 21st-century questions.Warning: Don’t listen on a treadmill—you’ll fall off laughing!

The Laura & Becky Show

Forget the good pods list – they’re on mine and best mates Laura & Becky make my day with their daily podcast The Laura and Becky Show.  
Honesty, laughs and outrageous stories are a given. Relatable, nothern, very occasionally feral and lovers of a pale rosé – you’ll love them!

The Mindset Mentor™

The Mindset Mentor™ podcast, hosted by Rob Dial, is perfect for anyone seeking motivation, direction, and focus in life. Airing twice weekly, Rob delivers inspiring content that helps listeners stay driven and achieve their personal and professional goals. Whether you need a boost of confidence or guidance on your journey to success, this podcast offers valuable insights and practical advice to keep you on track.

The Therapy Crouch

Abbey Clancy and Peter Crouch explore the trials and tribulations of relationships in their hit podcast, The Therapy Crouch. Each week, Abbey and Peter share their personal experiences while delving into the challenges faced by listeners navigating the complexities of love and partnership. Nothing is off-limits—expect tears, tantrums, and plenty of laughs along the way.

LuAnna: The Podcast

These two have got me through many miles of marathon training! Join hosts Luisa Zissman and Anna Williamson for LuAnna: The Podcast, where nothing is off-limits. Packed with upfront opinions, rants, banter, and explicit content. Whether dissecting current events, sharing personal stories, or offering unfiltered advice, brace yourself for a rollercoaster of laughs, revelations, and the occasional shock—it’s everything you will love about them!

How to Fail

I recently discovered How To Fail with Elizabeth Day after reading her book of the same name and loving it. This podcast celebrates the things in life that haven’t gone right and what we might learn from them along the way.