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Paul Evans Norfolk running coach talks about preparing for Run Norwich 2018

This week was a bit of a first as I recorded an interview with Paul Evans Norfolk running coach. Paul is a great guy and he has been sharing some running tips with me as I get ready for a… Continue Reading →

So you’ve just done Run Norwich, what next? Where can you find your next Norfolk run to sign up to?

So you’ve done Run Norwich what now? Where can you find your next Norfolk run to sign up to? You’ve just got your medal had a wander around the race day village at Chapelfield and cleaned out the contents of… Continue Reading →

Why a run-walk strategy looks like the best plan to cope with the sweltering heat of race day at Run Norwich 2018

It’s been a scorcher of a summer, but the heat has thrown a lot of training plans into chaos. And now Run Norwich race day is here so what can you do? What about a Run-Walk strategy? Running coach Paul… Continue Reading →

Night running – deserves a quiet night

A friend of mine once told me how he was into night running and could only get out for his weekday run after 10pm when all the kids were in bed. I always thought he was crazy, but in the… Continue Reading →

How to use parkrun as a tempo run to simulate marathon fatigue

I had a chance to speak to Norfolk running coach Paul Evans recently who gave me a really good tip on tempo runs and how to use parkrun as a tempo run to simulate marathon fatigue. Paul has left Active… Continue Reading →

Running is where you get time to think, time on your own – Gareth Southgate

England coach Gareth Southgate last week summed up perfectly what running means to many of us. Unfortunately Gareth’s morning 10k in the Russian forests didn’t go quite to plan when he tripped over a step and dislocated his right shoulder…. Continue Reading →

Race organisers’ delight as businesses get behind new Hughes Sublime Swaffham 10k event

Businesses are backing a new 10k race in Swaffham which has been renamed the Hughes Sublime 10k after the East Anglian electrical retailer signed up as headline sponsor. When Tony Foice-Beard and Martin Jennings came up with a plan for… Continue Reading →

Will my body be able to take the strain of running a marathon?

After the euphoria of signing up to a marathon in September, now the real work of planning and training begins – but the lingering doubt in my mind is whether my body will be able to take the strain of… Continue Reading →

Raising my knees really did help me run faster – and it can do for you too just as long as you’re not going too far

In a previous post I talked about how raising my knees while running in the second half of the City of Norwich Half Marathon had helped me run faster. I hadn’t expected it nor did I really understand why. But… Continue Reading →

Guest Post: Jon Welch reveals how he had to dig deep to finish the London Marathon after injury struck

Running the London Marathon has been a dream of mine since I was a kid. I say “a dream”, but for most of my life it was a pretty unrealistic one, since I didn’t run and had no intention of… Continue Reading →

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