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Stories inspired by running in Norfolk and beyond

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Can you run in Norwich at lunchtime if you’re a coffee shop entrepreneur?

Do you run during your work lunch hour?   I’ve read enough to know that you should vary the times that you run, not least because it’s no good only running in the evenings when you are training for a… Continue Reading →

Happy Mother’s Day Agnes – you kept your family together and we kept your name

 Agnes was only 45 when she died. She was a mother to six children, and lived for all her life in an area of Norwich known as Pockthorpe – the bit from Bull Close then around Barrack Street up to… Continue Reading →

I’ve got a new toy – but will this running app make me a better runner?

It is my new toy. A lot of people swear by running apps and I used to track my runs using a Strava app which would give instant updates of how far I’d been etc – much to the annoyance… Continue Reading →

Good luck to everyone taking part in the Broadland Half Marathon

It’s the Broadland half marathon on Sunday and what a great event that is. Except, I won’t be running this year – just as I didn’t last year either. And do you know why? Because it sells out really quickly… Continue Reading →

Run one, miss one…run one…why a regular training schedule is proving elusive

It’s been a bad week to be self-employed in the UK apparently as ‘Spreadsheet Phil’ moved to plug a gap in funding by targeting those who work for themselves. But for me, being my own boss is bringing its own… Continue Reading →

From parkrun to marathon -meet the man who used his thinking skills to get up and running

By Shaun Lowthorpe Main picture of Stuart Sayer courtesy of keithwhitmore.co.uk When Stuart Sayer finished running the Marriot’s Way half marathon on February 19 his first thought was how come his running buddies Clive and Angela had finished so strongly ahead… Continue Reading →

Parkrun tourism – destination Mulbarton

Organisers celebrate 200th parkrun event I’ve always fancied taking a trip abroad which would combine a marathon or half..Dublin, Amsterdam, Tokyo anybody?   And it’s always been a dream to head to Seville for a run – the one which… Continue Reading →

You’re..Once..Twice..Three times Saucony

One of my missions this year was to get myself some new running shoes.   In fact, it was one of the three goals I had set myself for 2017 – and like a newly inaugurated president I have pretty… Continue Reading →

Have I been walking myself fit?

After recently putting together some objectives for the year, I had barely got started with my running routine, when I noticed something strange had been going on…   I seem to be losing weight.   Yet with only a week… Continue Reading →

Have you set your running goals for the year?

Happy New Year! I managed my first parkrun of the year at Catton Park last week. It was a good run and busier than normal as lots of runners from Norwich Road Runners took part in a special run in… Continue Reading →

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