The Running Bug Mon, Jul 23 2012 Likes0 Post a comment Facebook0 Twitter0 Oliver Mellor: Celebs on the Run The Hunk from 'The Street' Runs the Great City Race "The reason I'm running is that I'm proud to be supporting such a worthwhile charity. They've changed millions of lives worldwide and with our help they can change millions more." Bio: Oliver has appeared in some of the UK's biggest soaps. He's played roles in Eastenders, Emmerdale and Doctors before taking on perhaps his best known character, Dr. Matt Carter, in ITV's Coronation Street. Oliver joined the show in August 2010 and quickly cemented his status as 'The Street's new hunk'. He has also played roles in Doctor Who, Midsummer Murders and E4's drama Skins and has appeared many times on stage. Running: Before joining Coronation Street in August 2010, Oliver was a personal trainer, but confesses that his hearthrob status on 'The Street' has made him more determined than ever to improve his muscular physique. He works out inbetween takes with his co-stars and admits to being even more conscious of looking after himself. Oliver likes to run as part of his fitness plan. He recently took part in The Great City 5k Race for charity Seeing is Believing. All that working out must be doing him good because he completed the race in 34.20. See more Celebs on the Run here More from The Running Bug Graham Bell: Celebs on the Run Hugh Jackman: Celebs on the Run Fearne Cotton: Celebs on the Run Prince Harry: Celebs on the Run Five time Olympic Skier, Graham Bell, swaps skis for running shoes. The Wolverine actor takes on the NYC Half for charity. Fearne is known for her charity work. She also loves to run. See how combines the two. Prince Harry is hoping to inspire more people across the UK to run. Read his full bio here. New to the Running Bug? We're the online community for runners with over 65,000 members! Join today - it's free and easy - and you'll get access to all our running events, training schedules and advice, groups, blogs and forums. JOIN THE RUNNING BUG HERE! It's free and takes just 30 seconds.