Stories inspired by running in Norfolk and beyond



Interval running – the gap between two bins

“You need speed, speed’s what you need!” So said Mickey to Rocky Balboa when tasked with getting the Italian Stallion into shape for his first bout with Apollo Creed. Mickey’s method was to get Rocky to chase and catch some… Continue Reading →

Dad, can I come for a run with you? Long running and watching the London Marathon

Sunday’s long run was to be a repeat of last week’s – up to Marriotts Way to Drayton and back, a chance to measure if I had got any better since last week – and use the useful Strava tool… Continue Reading →

Why running with a family is a series of compromises

In my perfect running world my weekly calendar would look something like this: Monday – rest day (cross training, may be bike ride to or after work) Tuesday – short run (intervals, fartlek, speed work) or evening run Wednesday –… Continue Reading →

Guest blog: How running helped me feel like me again and not just a mum

Journalist Sophie Kendall, 28, from Sprowston in Norwich, explains how taking up running after having her first baby, Alex, in October 2015, helped her feel like herself again. Sleepless nights, anxiety and extreme happiness are all emotions and experiences I… Continue Reading →

Guest blog – how the couch to 5k app is helping me get ready for Race for Life

    Fiona Billings explains why the couch to 5k app is great for helping her get ready for Race for Life   I’m 29. I haven’t run more than about 10 metres in about 15 years. I hated cross… Continue Reading →

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