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Stories inspired by running in Norfolk and beyond

Koblenz Marathon – why not meet for a run where the two rivers meet?

Norwich is twinned with the German city of Koblenz and this year marks the 40th anniversary of the twinning links. And if you’re looking for a run overseas then you might be interested in the Koblenz Marathon on September 2…. Continue Reading →

Co-founder shares vision behind new Subline Swaffham 10k event

Runners Martin Jennings and Tony Foice-Beard are behind a new run the Sublime Swaffham 10k. Martin explains how they hope the Norfolk race will be the springboard for greater things. What makes a perfect race event for you? Is it… Continue Reading →

Guest blog: How I’m coping with running and pregnancy

Mother-of-one Sophie Kendall, 30, who is 16 weeks pregnant, writes about running and pregnancy. Pregnancy and exercise can attract different opinions – sometimes good and sometimes bad. As a keen amateur runner I was eager to carry on running for… Continue Reading →

Race Review: What I learned from the Norwich Half Marathon 2018

When I lined up for the Norwich Half Marathon 2018 I was feeling reasonably confident that I could achieve my goal of running a sub 2 hour race. Ironically during training for the Broadland Half I had got to 10… Continue Reading →

Who else knew that my new running shoes are pronounced ‘Sockony’ and not ‘Sa-Coney’?

Ok, so after much umming and ahhing and not a little encouragement from the runnorfolk Facebook community I finally went out and bought some new running shoes. Inside the store was a very nice assistant eager to help. “I normally… Continue Reading →

What I learned about whether I should have more than one pair of running shoes on the go at a time

Some things I never knew, for instance there are people out there who have more than one pair of running shoes. That’s right, more than one pair of running shoes. On the go – and – at the same time!… Continue Reading →

Why chips and chocolate do not a good running training combo make

It’s been a funny old couple of weeks for my running training. Having got myself all geared up for the Broadland Half Marathon, everything then had to be juggled about when it was cancelled. So now that race is going… Continue Reading →

Guest blog: Why Parkruns will continue to be my anti-depressant

Victoria Leggett has completed more than 40 parkruns since taking up running a year ago. In a guest post she explains how being diagnosed for depression was the catalyst for her first run and the downs as well as ups… Continue Reading →

Waiting to hear the state of play with Active Networks and Run Norwich

There are a lot of runners now wondering if they’ve been affected by a possible security breach surrounding Active Networks – these are the people who handle race sign ups and organisation for many UK events including Run Norwich. Help… Continue Reading →

Should I buy new running shoes this close to my half marathon?

My running shoes are an embarrassment. Once a proud pair of Sauconys, they are ragged, a sorry looking pair worn well beyond the 200 odd miles you’re supposed to notch up before consigning your running shoes to history. Worse still,… Continue Reading →

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