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Stories inspired by running in Norfolk and beyond

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 →

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 →

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