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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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