So, we started a podcast, The Consummate Athlete. (We meaning Molly Hurford and Peter Glassford.) We wanted a chance to talk to more awesome people who are doing multiple sports while pursuing new skills and awesome lives! We also wanted a place we could share our learning from all these awesome people—especially as we adventure around the world and meet more and more people we admire (and secretly want to be like).


On the podcast, expect to hear ideas for new ways to move, events to try, tricks and ‘hack’s to push your movement and life to new levels. The name, if you’re wondering, stems from this idea of being the kind of person/athlete who can just jump into any kind of situation, whether it’s a downhill MTB ride, a trail run, an aerial silks class or kitesurfing. She doesn’t need to be great at whatever she’s trying, but we’ve realized that there’s a type of athleticism that focuses on a few key movements that can pave the way to competency (and fun) in pretty much any sport.

When we thought of the idea of a ‘consummate athlete,’ our friend from BC immediately came to mind: he’s a wilderness rescue guy who works 3 days on, 4 days off, and when he’s not in the backcountry making crazy rescues, he’s mountain biking, surfing, hiking, cross country skiing, sky-diving, or walking a borrowed dog around a farmers market and having a great time. He’s basically the best guy to vacation with because whatever activity you want to do, he’s up for it… and can probably give you pointers.

And that’s what we want to be!


Molly Hurford is a journalist in love with all things cycling, running, nutrition and movement-related. When not outside, she’s writing about being outside, travel, and athletic style on, or interviewing world-class athletes and scientists for The Consummate Athlete Podcast, which she co-hosts with her equally-active husband. Molly is obsessed with getting more women psyched on adventure and wellness, and hosts talks and coaches clinics and camps for cyclists. She wrote the cycling nutrition book Fuel Your Ride and is Precision Nutrition-certified and a USA Cycling-certified coach. She’s also the author of multiple books on fitness, and writes for adventure and fashion magazines and sites. Her most recent project, Shred Girls, is a young adult fiction series focused on getting girls excited about bikes.
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Peter Glassford is a Registered Kinesiologist and a Certified Cycling Coach. He has been instructing mountain bike skills since 2000. His clients are mostly busy, Master’s-aged athletes with families, work and other pursuits that must be balanced against their performance goals. As a Kinesiologist he loves all types of movement and you can listen to The Consummate Athlete Podcast, which he co-hosts with his wife Molly Hurford, to learn about various sports. On the bike, Peter holds the Canadian Leadville 100 record and has placed consistently in the top 10 nationally in XCO, XCM and CX for the 10+ years, he has also dabbled in road, Enduro and Downhill. In 2017 he is trying his hand at an Ironman!

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Anyway, check it out, and please let us know what you think and any ideas for improving the podcast or ideas for who to have on the podcast!

The Consummate Athlete Podcast can be found on iTunes or for download for Android and other services.