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Tom’s five go-to mobility and strength training for runners
Tom Evans, second in the recent the England Athletics Virtual 5k Road Champs has these great strength exercises for runners.

The good thing with core and leg exercises is that they work for runners of any ability. Each of these bodyweight exercises for runners can be easily adjusted so you just do them for longer and with slight variations. Instead of doing single leg raises, you do double legs.

Or if you're doing a plank, you take one foot off the ground or one hand off the ground and then lower it back down. For the core, there are three basic exercises I like to do:

For overall leg coverage:

For calves and ankles - I have a couple of strength exercises for runners:

For more useful strength training for runners, visit our tips and advice page. If you would like to join a running group, find a local running group near you.