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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 →

Wanted: a marathon for me that’s also family friendly

It had always been on my mind to run a second marathon but having missed out on the spring marathons I’d assumed that I would wait a year. And then I came across the Richmond Running Festival, a two day… Continue Reading →

Meet the man who wants to help us discover the beauty of Norfolk trail running

Norfolk may have a reputation for being flat but Carmine De Grandis is hoping to open our eyes and our minds to the beauty of Norfolk trail running. Carmine, who lives in Aldborough, near Cromer, is a keen ultra runner… Continue Reading →

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 Sublime 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 →

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