21–22 January 2023 112 days to go! Tickets

Tony James

I’m an everyday runner, nowhere near an elite. I’m just a casual runner who enjoys this sport. As an English Athletics Leader in Running Fitness, I am currently taking 24 people from the local community through a Couch to 5K programme, whilst also leading various session for Blackpool Freedom Runners, a community running group with over 300 members.

I started running at age 51, and now I’m 54 having completed 5 marathons including London & Berlin with a sub 4 hour 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. I am currently fundraising for Asthma UK as I get ready to run the London Marathon again in April 2022.