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Meet the 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 – can’t believe I forgot to order a new running shirt when I signed up, but may pick… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Will you sign up to the first Marriott’s Way Marathon?

For many people Marriott’s Way is a much loved running route – it has been one of my training mainstays, whether that’s part of a short loop of used as a training route for a half or full marathon. But… Continue Reading →

Come on Norwich City! How this hat saved me when I hit the wall

I like to wear a hat when I run – not least because I am ‘follicularly challenged’. So for training runs and the Edinburgh Marathon I wore a Norwich City cap. This had a number of side-effects.

Running into trouble with an X-rated blog…apparently

They say you turn into your parents eventually.But if that’s the case, my transformation is a pretty circuitous route – my dad preferred darts to running, five pints instead of 5ks, the Sun on Sunday instead of the Sunday Times…… Continue Reading →

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