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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 →

Weight for it – my real running goal revealed

How do you incorporate weight training into your running programme? When I signed up to the Wissey Half Marathon I had a secret running goal in mind, to shed some weight. The training has been going pretty well. I’m managing… Continue Reading →

How Andy got back on his bike and set up his new business AP Cycles in Stafford Street

Take a walk past Andy Panks’ shop – AP Cycles and you’re struck by the very cool red and black bike logo – bold striking colours and a bit edgy. I like your logo, who did it, I asked him… Continue Reading →

Who can tell me how to find the right running training plan for me?

It’s week two of my training for Run Norwich and the Wissey half marathon, and although I haven’t worked out how to find the right running training plan for me I have to say so far I’m feeling pretty good!… Continue Reading →

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