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Who can help me put a running plan together?

It’s week two of my training for Run Norwich and the Wissey half marathon, and I have to say so far I’m feeling pretty good! This week I’ve managed two runs on Tuesday and Thursday and have the ‘long’ run… Continue Reading →

Let’s be brief the trouble with running is its pants!

Why can’t you buy running briefs anymore? A friend of mine posted a very interesting question on Facebook this week. He was going away for three nights and thus wanted to know that all important question – how many pairs… Continue Reading →

Mr Bremner’s big run for the miners

October 25 1984 was a big news day in Norwich. At Carrow Road a fire was engufling the City Stand which was keeping the reporters and photographers busy. So busy, in fact, that they almost missed another little piece of… Continue Reading →

End of an era for Umberto as Vegan restaurant gets set to open in St Benedict’s Street

For nearly 25 years he has been a feature of Norwich’s restaurant scene. But now Umberto Iannello is calling it a day with plans to put his feet up and to travel – including a trip to see his daughter… 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 →

Adrian’s 3.2 mile run back to medieval Norwich

Running and taking in the splendours of Norwich’s medieval churches is not something, you suspect, most people would normally consider doing at the same time. But for Adrian Galvin it is a combination which he hopes will be attractive to… Continue Reading →

Why Wolf Hall has set me on the Tudor running trail

I love a good book, and Wolf Hall is supposed to be one of the best. But the truth is it took me longer to read it than it did to train for the Edinburgh Marathon.

Guest Blog: Why it’s time to say goodbye to the dorgs at Norwich parkrun

Man’s best friend gets the boot at Eaton Park and there’s a wolf about.. or is there, wonders Milton Lindsay Spring is in the air and a middle-aged (56-year-old) man’s thoughts turn to…remembering to put the clock forward, making sure… 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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