The beauty of the internet is that there are so many fitness video tutorials and how-to guides out there to follow.

And I’ve put together the following video clips to help you and your running.

A general rule of thumb is to vary your strength and conditioning work, and increase your training workload gradually by upping repetitions and sets.

Give these a go!

Do Strength and Conditioning the right way…

Watch a set of strength and conditioning exercises you can do in your bedroom, your living room or of course outside to work all elements of your upper and lower body, as well as core frame.

Build a strong base for running!

Improve your hip flexibility

Your hips generate your power when running but for some reason don’t get the credit they deserve.

Tight hips and lack of flexibility can really bring you to a grinding halt, as well as cause pain. So, try out a few of these moves, strengthen your hips and work from a stronger running base.

Plyometric drills

Improve your running economy by undertaking these explosive movements.

Indeed, the sets you can watch below help long-distance runners engage with fast-twitch muscle fibres more often and recruit greater muscle power as a result.


Don’t ever go for a run without making sure every muscle group is firing!

50-mile treadmill challenge for Macmillan Cancer Support

In July 2017, I ran 50 miles continuously on a treadmill, in eight hours and 55 minutes, for Macmillan Cancer Support. Watch the climax to the run below:

Running a sub-3 marathon

A throwback to my first sub-3 marathon at the 2018 Greater Manchester Marathon event: