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Will my body be able to take the strain of running a marathon?

After the euphoria of signing up to a marathon in September, now the real work of planning and training begins – but the lingering doubt in my mind is whether my body will be able to take the strain of… Continue Reading →

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 →

Beckie Clarke founder of Run 0 to 30 minutes is a rebel with a cause – to help people in Norfolk get into running

Beckie Clarke is on a mission to convince people in Norfolk that they can run. Beckie from Taverham is behind a new initiative called Run 0 to 30 minutes to encourage people to take up running as a means to… Continue Reading →

Meet the marathonmaps 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 – though I can’t believe I forgot to order a new running shirt when I signed up, so… 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 →

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