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Guest Post: Jon Welch reveals how he had to dig deep to finish the London Marathon after injury struck

Running the London Marathon has been a dream of mine since I was a kid. I say “a dream”, but for most of my life it was a pretty unrealistic one, since I didn’t run and had no intention 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 →

Meet the man who wants to help us discover the beauty of Norfolk trail running

Norfolk may have a reputation for being flat but Carmine De Grandis is hoping to open our eyes and our minds to the beauty of Norfolk trail running. Carmine, who lives in Aldborough, near Cromer, is a keen ultra runner… Continue Reading →

Koblenz Marathon – why not meet for a run where the two rivers meet?

Norwich is twinned with the German city of Koblenz and this year marks the 40th anniversary of the twinning links. And if you’re looking for a run overseas then you might be interested in the Koblenz Marathon on September 2…. Continue Reading →

Co-founder shares vision behind new Sublime Swaffham 10k event

Runners Martin Jennings and Tony Foice-Beard are behind a new run the Sublime Swaffham 10k. Martin explains how they hope the Norfolk race will be the springboard for greater things. What makes a perfect race event for you? Is it… Continue Reading →

Guest blog: How I’m coping with running and pregnancy

Mother-of-one Sophie Kendall, 30, who is 16 weeks pregnant, writes about running and pregnancy. Pregnancy and exercise can attract different opinions – sometimes good and sometimes bad. As a keen amateur runner I was eager to carry on running for… 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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