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Meet Cory Wharton-Malcolm:
Nike running coach, podcaster and the new king of bathtime

Cory Wharton-Malcolm starts every episode of his podcast, The Tub Hub by asking his guest about help: how they ask for it, the last time they received it. The answers are rarely simple.

Peigh Asante, founder of London swimming group Swim Dem Crew says he doesn’t like to rely on people. “Maybe it’s a deep-rooted thing when you don’t want to show vulnerability,” he muses. Another guest, Mark Fleming, founder of creative agencies, Rosie Lee and Against Time, says he learned to be independent during his childhood in the Seventies. “Help was never really a thing that was around, you just had to get on with it.”

Things get deep pretty quickly in The Tub Hub — which, incidentally, takes place in the bath. It’s where Wharton-Malcolm does his best thinking. “I was genuinely lying in the bath thinking about how this is a place where, for years, I have come to relax and reflect. Wouldn’t it be cool if others came to relax and reflect as well?” he says.

The 41-year-old running coach, podcast host and all-round hype man from Streatham has had a busy few months, so it’s become more important that he fits some R&R into his schedule. When he’s not podcasting, he’s recording workouts as one of the coaches on the Nike Run Club app — some 80,000 people a month tune in to his sessions — or creating exceptionally fun “Vibercise” workouts on Instagram.

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