Mr Run’s Running Blog: Information & Inspiration For Runners of all levels, ages and abilities

Here you will find a collection on articles on various running related topics. You can search by categories:

🏃‍♀️New runners – information, tips and advice for those new to running, including avoiding the newbies running mistakes🏃‍♀️

🏃‍♂️Common running injuries – what are they and how to avoid them (runner’s knee, anyone!)🏃‍♂️

🏃‍♀️Nutrition and eating for runners, including running hydration🏃‍♀️

🏃‍♂️Articles aimed at older runners and how to start and get the best out of your running in your forties, fifties and beyond🏃‍♂️

🏃‍♀️Running inspiration & motivation – avoiding excuses, dealing with boring runs, things to keep us running🏃‍♀️

🏃‍♂️Choosing the best running gear for your personal needs – my thoughts on picking the right clothes, shoes, accessories…🏃‍♂️

🏃‍♀️Outdoor running – terrain, trail running, and dealing with all types of weather🏃‍♀️

🏃‍♂️My ‘personal story’ writings where I reflect upon my personal running journey going from a 52 year ex-smoker couch potato to a super motivated ultra marathon runner.🏃‍♂️

I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing them!

New runners:

9 Reasons Why People Quit Running And How Not To

9 Reasons Why People Quit Running And How Not To

Benefits of running, mental as well as physical, are well known and are the main reason why many take up running. From that starting point onwards we all take different journeys. Many will be happy to jog several times per week or maybe explore...

15 Frequent Running Questions Every New Runner May Ask

15 Frequent Running Questions Every New Runner May Ask

On the surface running is very simple. Basic equipment, simple movements, loads of benefits. And then we begin to discover one thing after another and, naturally, start asking questions. At times there could be plenty of them. Like a child facing a...

7 Mistakes Every New Runner Needs To Avoid

7 Mistakes Every New Runner Needs To Avoid

In the beginning most people know one fact about running - that it’s faster than walking. And that at times both feet are in the air. And soon you figure that you need some trainers, and that you couldn’t run wearing a thick fleece. Or maybe you...

running inspiration and motivation

The Benefits of Running and How I Got The Most Out Of It

The Benefits of Running and How I Got The Most Out Of It

We all know that runners of any shape, form, age and skill enjoy many benefits of running. But what precisely are they? I'm one of those people who swapped sedentary lifestyle and took up running in my fifties. I was told by my friendly doctor that...

9 Reasons Why People Quit Running And How Not To

9 Reasons Why People Quit Running And How Not To

Benefits of running, mental as well as physical, are well known and are the main reason why many take up running. From that starting point onwards we all take different journeys. Many will be happy to jog several times per week or maybe explore...

Eating, nutrition & hydration

What & When Should Runners Eat – Running Nutrition For All Types Of Runs

What & When Should Runners Eat – Running Nutrition For All Types Of Runs

In an ideal and care-free world a runner should just lace up and go. We shouldn’t think of such unnecessary terms like, say, ‘fueling’. What is fueling anyway? What and why do we need to fuel? Can’t we just run? My first running steps were all about careless jogging in the park but the moment came...

The Importance of Electrolytes – What Every Runner Needs to Know

The Importance of Electrolytes – What Every Runner Needs to Know

What are electrolytes? Electro-lite-whaat?! (I can hear you ask) Basically, electrolytes are a band of little guys that conduct electricity in water. Our cells and organs use tiny electrical signals to communicate with each other, and so we need a constant supply of electrolytes. They enter our...

8 Seriously Useful Tips For Running In Hot Weather Conditions

8 Seriously Useful Tips For Running In Hot Weather Conditions

I love outdoor running throughout the year. I’ve had some great runs in all kinds of weather. But when it comes to favourites then warm, even hot, summer days will always be something I look forward to. Running in hot weather can be a treat for aficionados like me, but just like with any extreme...

My personal running journey:

Running routes

Running gear & outdoor running

11 Commandments For Running In The Rain

11 Commandments For Running In The Rain

We can run indoors in a controlled environment or we can run outside where any weather show can happen. And rain is often a deal breaker, a point which will determine whether we stay in or go out. Now, the most important fact about running in the...

5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Buying Running Shoes

5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Buying Running Shoes

Whenever you see a runner, you’ll spot some very simple gear. Shoes, shorts, top, maybe a watch, maybe a hat. Some have a few more bits carried along. Every part of a runner's gear has its purpose but not one of them is as important as the shoes....

8 Seriously Useful Tips For Running In Hot Weather Conditions

8 Seriously Useful Tips For Running In Hot Weather Conditions

I love outdoor running throughout the year. I’ve had some great runs in all kinds of weather. But when it comes to favourites then warm, even hot, summer days will always be something I look forward to. Running in hot weather can be a treat for...