The Physical Performance Show: Nicole Bunyon – Founder Running Mums Australia

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In episode 114 of The Physical Performance Show, Brad Beer has a conversation with Nicole Bunyon – Founder Running Mums Australia.

Nicole Bunyon is a mother of three, the founder of Running Mums Australia and an avid runner who has just recently completed the Ultra-Trail Australia Race through the beautiful Blue Mountains.

On this episode you will hear the highs, the lows and the learnings of Nicole Bunyon’s story to date. We talk about how Nicole got started in running and what life was like growing up. The pinnacle moment that saw Nicole start Running Mums Australia, the origins of the logo, the challenge of overcoming injury and what it is that spurs Nicole on to continue with the Running Mums Australia Network. Nicole also shares around why you should never feel guilty training and that doing something for yourself is a good thing.  Listen in now to this inspiring and uplifting story.

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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • What is Nicole learning at the moment
  • Training for UTA
  • UTA experience
  • How Nicole started running
  • Founding a community of Running Mums
  • Starting with a Facebook Group
  • Design of the singlets
  • Growth of Running Mum’s Australia
  • Darkest day of running
  • Performance Round
  • Funniest thing that Nicole has seen while running
  • Is it possible to train and not feel guilty?
  • Women in running
  • Inspirational transformation story
  • Running bucket list
  • Physical Challenge – Go for a run in nature without a watch on.

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“Don’t compare yourself with other people.” – Best Advice
“Comparison takes the joy away from running.”
“The joy is found when you find who you are as a runner.”
“I’m Strong and I’m Able.” – Mantra
“Being in my bubble.” – Being in the Zone
“It is okay to just run for enjoyment.”
“I don’t always have to be pushing myself to run my hardest or my best.”
“I needed something more than just my motherhood role.”
“It makes me a better Mum and a happier Mum.”
“Have a go anyway!”
“Just trying is going to be celebrated.”

To follow Nicole Bunyon


0:00 Start
1:20 Introduction Nicole Bunyon
2:50 What is Nicole learning at the moment
5:30 Training for UTA
6:55 UTA experience
14:00 How Nicole started running
18:50 Founding a community of Running Mums
23:00 Starting with a Facebook Group
25:40 Design of the singlets
30:11 Growth of Running Mum’s Australia
31:30 Darkest day of running
35:00 Performance Round
37:30 Funniest thing that Nicole has seen while running
40:40 Is it possible to train and not feel guilty?
44:00 Women in running
48:30 Inspirational transformation story
54:30 Running bucket list
1:02:04 Finish

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People Mentioned

Turia Pitt – Inspirational Speaker, Author and Runner

For questions and comments about this Episode

Send to the show host @Brad_Beer (Twitter)

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