Expert running tips from a sports scientist

Knowing how to improve your performance can sometimes feel like a stab in the dark but these science-backed running tips will help you run longer and faster. Whether you are training on the road or on one of the best treadmills (opens in new tab) there are some fundamental techniques that can help to boost your stats.

We spoke to accredited sport and exercise scientist, Alan Ruddock, to uncover his top tips on how to improve performance.

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Alan Ruddock is an accredited sport and exercise scientist and a fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. He’s also the laboratory director for the Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre in the UK city of Sheffield. He has provided physiological support for Olympians, Paralympians, World, Commonwealth, European and British champions in a range of sports and has co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts.  

1. Manage your training load