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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 →

Should you listen to music when you run?

Should you listen to music when you run? I never do, and even if I did I think I won the prize for having the worst smartphone ever – a Microsoft. At the time it seemed great – syncs with… Continue Reading →

The Beast from the East – Three reasons why I’m not running in the snow

There are no medals for running in the snow Winter is Coming, the Beast from the East has arrived, the wolves are running, no hang on that last one’s from the Box of Delights, but there are sound reasons why… Continue Reading →

Run Norwich, Elvis, and me

At the end of Run Norwich there was Elvis. The garlanded King of Rock and Roll lookalike was getting all the cheers as my Run Norwich race was drawing to a close. But as I came up Rampant Horse Street… Continue Reading →

Well done Catton Park Run 200! But alas another run fail for Mr Nearly Ran

8.10am – Wife: ‘Aren’t you going for a parkrun this morning?’ Me: ‘Urrgghh – yep, going on my way’ Exit for kitchen, sound of kettle being switched on. 8:21: Me: ‘Cup of tea, for you’ 8:34: Me (shouts upstairs to… Continue Reading →

A little bit of Unthank Road atop a Welsh Brynn and why I didn’t run the Swansea Half Marathon

I’ve just come back from a trip to Wales – Reynoldston in Gower, South Wales, to be precise. It was great, we stayed in Hills Farmhouse a lovely farm cottage with views towards the bays, somewhere beyond the mist and clouds I… Continue Reading →

I’ve just signed up to Run Norwich 2017

After much ‘umming’ and ‘ahhing’ – I’ve decided to bite the bullet and sign up to Run Norwich for the third time. After taking part in the first two I’d been giving serious thought about whether to make it third… Continue Reading →

The foot towel at the bottom of the stairs

For me the best time to write, I’ve found, is straight after a run, when my mind is bursting with ideas. For my wife, it’s probably about 11pm when everyone is in bed, as she’s been left all morning with… Continue Reading →

Run Norfolk and run the world!

You may have noticed that it’s been a big week for Britain internationally with Article 50 and all that. Croissants may well be off the menu in future, as the nation returns to Great British Bacon and Eggs (though try… Continue Reading →

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