About Me

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Hello, My name is Alex Cann and I want to bring my love of running and all it brings to you. My passion for running and the running lifestyle has grown considerably since I started 14 years ago. After the completion of my first race, I caught the running bug and have since gone further and quicker. I have developed a broad knowledge on how to stay injury free, look after my body, how food impacts performance and well-being and how to stay motivated even on dark, cold wet winter nights.


Here is a few of my proudest achievements:

  • Lakeland 100 (108) Mile Ultra Marathon – 33 hours 44 mins 155/539 (July 2022)
  • Lakeland 50 mile Ultra Marathon – 10 hours 59 mins 68th/1200 (July 2021)
  • 50 (51.5) Mile Ultra Marathon in 7 hours 52 mins – 9th place 2022. 8 hours 45 mins – 14th 2017 8 hours 38 – 21st 2019
  • 2nd Place at the Sandstone Trail Challenge, 34ish miles – 5 hours 6 minutes (May 2023)
  • 35 Mile Gritstone Grind Ultra Marathon in 6 hours 6 minutes – 6th Place (Sep 2019)
  • Gritstone Grind Ultra Marathon again in 6 hours 31 seconds – 3rd Place (Sep 2021)
  • 2hr 57min Marathon – Chester Marathon 2019
  • 3 London Marathons
  • Half Marathon PB of 1:23 2016
  • 10k PB of 35:51 2020
  • 5k PB of 17:19 2020 

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And my goals to achieve:

  • Complete a 100 mile race under 24 hours
  • Win a race
  • Promote the love of running, being active and leading a healthy lifestyle.
  • Use my knowledge to help everyone reach their ambition

After being a successful primary school teacher for 4 and a half years, I wanted to extend my passion for running and share it with you. I want to help you lead a healthy active lifestyle whilst achieving your running goals. As well as being a qualified teacher (PGCE), I have a BSc(hons) Physical Education and Youth Sport Degree and I am a qualified level 2 running coach with UK Athletics.

There is no better feeling than achieving your goal. Whether it be a 5k, a marathon, ultra marathon or run for a charity or just to run for 30 minutes without stopping. It doesn’t matter what your goal is, what matters is that you have one. I can help you get there and feel proud of yourself!

Please take a look around at my services and I look forward to hearing from y

Still can’t find what you’re looking for or have some questions then just send them my way. I will find a way to help you! Contact Me

See you soon!


Why AC Running & Fitness?

  • Professional friendly service
  • Bespoke services to suit you
  • 15 years of running experience from 5k races to Ultra Marathons
  • Passion for health, fitness and well-being
  • Alternative approach to the traditional gym based sessions.