All articles by:Mr Run

A lover of sports, a musician and a long distance running aficionado. I love writing about running, about why I run, and sharing the experience of my first strides in 2016 at 52, my 5K achievement through Couch to 5K program, and the road to completing my first ultra marathon. Running can be a great escape. Escape from society, from symbols of status, from self-perception. A chance to just be. For everyone to just be.
The Importance of Strength and Cross Training for Runners

The Importance of Strength and Cross Training for Runners

We’ve all been there. Just started to run, struggling with reduced lung capacity, pains all over the body as well as self doubting through the whole ordeal. And then we hear that on top of it all we should be doing strength training. And there is more. We also should be doing cross-training....

15 Common Myths About Running Punctured

15 Common Myths About Running Punctured

Runners and non-runners alike are a very opinionated bunch when it comes to the topic of running. There are some well-known truths about running that ‘everyone knows’ and some are so ‘common’ that nothing can change them. New runners sit around the fire like wide-eyed students and listen to old...

7 Golden Tips for Older Runners

7 Golden Tips for Older Runners

So, who are ‘Older’ Runners? How old is ‘old’?   The majority of clinical articles and studies refer to older runners as those in the 40+ age group. While we can all agree that 40 is far from old, that age is just a number, and we may exercise and keep fit, the inevitable decline will kick in...

Step Up Your Running – How To Run Beyond 5K

Step Up Your Running – How To Run Beyond 5K

I have written blogs about each of my running journeys, including my first steps to run beyond 5K, but I keep getting asked about a simple ‘all-in-one-place’ guide. The long wait is finally over, the guide is here, fresh and crisp! Whether you are simply keen about reaching 10K or half marathon,...

13 Types of Runners – Which One Are You?

13 Types of Runners – Which One Are You?

Running is basically very simple. One leg, then another, faster than walking. Easy. But if we look closer there will be certain categories of runners. Different running styles and types of runners. Some of us are happy to stick with our chosen type but are also happy to wander off into other...