Stories inspired by running in Norfolk and beyond



What next now that the Broadland Half Marathon has been cancelled?

We will be back – vows Broadland Half Marathon organiser So the beast from the East has unleashed its mighty roar ripping havoc into this weekend’s planned running events and putting paid to this year’s Broadland Half Marathon. In as… Continue Reading →

How I’m adding cross training to my running programme

There are three certainties in my running programme right now – that I run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Well actually that I run on Tuesdays, Sundays and either Thursdays or Fridays as it turned out this week. For the… Continue Reading →

Runnorfolk – have I got this thing right?

I’ve not posted much on this blog recently. But I think about it a lot. One of the things at the top of my mind is whether I should call it something else. After all there is Run Norwich now… Continue Reading →

Why the Wissey Half Marathon took more out of me than I thought

Wissey Half Marathon was the one I’d be training for. After completing Run Norwich in an Ok-ish 52 minutes, it was time to press on and go for the half. It’s a nice event at Wissey. You start very near… 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 →

A last minute reccy of the Run Norwich route

Run Norwich 2017 is almost here. You’ve done your training, now it’s race time. I’ve run it for the last two years – but last year was pretty tough for me so last Sunday, a week before the race, I teamed… Continue Reading →

Meet the marathonmaps start-up putting Run Norwich runners’ races on the map

If you’re getting ready for Run Norwich on Sunday then good luck with your final preparations! I’ve picked up my race pack – though I can’t believe I forgot to order a new running shirt when I signed up, so… 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 →

How interval running around Chapelfield Gardens helped me run my first marathon in under four hours

Feeling unfit as he neared 40, Jon Welch, pictured above right, took up running. Fast forward five years and Jon, who lives in Norwich, has just run his first marathon and sub four hours, too. Running less was key to it… Continue Reading →

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