Commonwealth Games marathon contender Jonny Mellor talks injuries, opportunities and ice baths

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Long-distance runner Jonny Mellor talks Commonwealth Games preparations with former athlete and LJMU lecturer Kelly Massey, in the latest edition of the 1823 Podcast.

With a matter of days until Jonny stands on the starting line of the marathon at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, perhaps you’re wondering how he’s managed to get himself a place in the race?

From the beginning of his professional running career as one of the first Sport Scholars at LJMU, to being signed with Team New Balance Manchester and qualifying for the Games. Jonny offers intimate insight into his preparations as the only male runner selected to represent Team England in the marathon at this year’s Commonwealth Games.

In conversation with Commonwealth silver and bronze medal holder, Kelly Massey, the latest edition of the 1823 podcast delves into the minds of elite athletes.

From crying during physiotherapy sessions to encounters with Usain Bolt, Jonny and Kelly share a half an hour window into their fascinating lives ahead of the beginning of the highly anticipated Birmingham Games.

Listen and subscribe to LJMU’s 1823 Podcast via your favourite podcast platform. 


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