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Tony James

I’m an everyday runner, nowhere near an elite. I’m just a casual runner who enjoys this sport. I have gained accreditation as an England Athletics Coach in Running Fitness. I am also proud to be the current Chairman of Thornton Cleveleys Running Club. 

I have taken hundreds of runners from the local community through Couch to 5K programmes, whilst also coaching various sessions for our friendly running club. Our motto is “for fun and fitness”. 

I started running at age 51, and now I’m 57 having completed 11 marathons including 4 of the World Majors, London, Boston, Chicago & Berlin with a sub 3 hour 30 minute personal best. I have also attained a sub 20 minute Parkrun.

I currently host a weekly live stream on my YouTube channel where I host guests and discuss various aspects of running, from strength & fitness, shoes to running techniques and target setting and everything else in between.

I am based in Blackpool, Lancashire.