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-outdoors 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:

11 Questions To Ask Yourself When You Start Running

11 Questions To Ask Yourself When You Start Running

When I first started running I was all out but I didn’t know how to do some things. Running should be simple and yet there were questions to ask yourself when you start running that I could not answer. I wanted to run, I wanted to enjoy it so I...

How To Start Running? 7 Basic Rules to Making A Good Start

How To Start Running? 7 Basic Rules to Making A Good Start

If you’ve decided that running will be the starting point in your new health plan that will turn you into a fitter, leaner and faster human machine with healthier blood pressure and cholesterol levels, stronger heart and clearer mind, then I cannot...

running inspiration and motivation

Can Boredom Affect Your Run? Here Is How To Avoid Boring Runs

Can Boredom Affect Your Run? Here Is How To Avoid Boring Runs

There are elements that are often discussed between runners, from clothes and shoes to injuries and cross training, from diet and hydration to music and – boredom, or boring runs! So, can boredom affect your run? I see two different sides here. One...

avoiding & healing running injuries

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My personal running journey:

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Running routes

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Running gear & outdoor running

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...