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Well done Catton Park Run 200! But alas another run fail for Mr Nearly Ran

8.10am – Wife: ‘Aren’t you going for a parkrun this morning?’ Me: ‘Urrgghh – yep, going on my way’ Exit for kitchen, sound of kettle being switched on. 8:21: Me: ‘Cup of tea, for you’ 8:34: Me (shouts upstairs 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 →

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 →

Christmas Day – to run or not to run? Did I miss a new trend..?

Is there a new trend to run on Christmas Day? Christmas has been and gone, and for me the big dilemma was ‘to run or not to run’. Was it just me, or were there a lot more people were… Continue Reading →

It’s 20 parkruns and counting for Milton as he notches up 100km in eight months

Thinking of taking up running in the New Year? Milton Lindsay did just that in 2016 and has seen the weight drop off and has completed 20 park runs at Eaton Park. Here he looks back at those first steps… Continue Reading →

Helping the ‘Unseen’ – why Suze is running to make Saturday special at her next Parkrun

When Suze Sharman heads to Catton  parkrun on December 10, she is hoping it will be a special Saturday for 1000 different reasons. The 33-year-old from Norwich is one of 40 people nationwide selected to be a Tribe Freedom Run… Continue Reading →

Why this man’s app could revolutionise the way you train for your run

By Shaun Lowthorpe Back in 2000 Sean Radford had an idea to develop a piece of computer software that would help you train for your running event from a 10k to an ultra-marathon. But the tech-based innovation was ahead of… Continue Reading →

Is running bad for your knees? Meet the man coming to a parkrun near you to try and find out

Most Saturdays you can catch Richard Leech at a park run somewhere in the UK, although he is not likely to be running, and he is not a volunteer either. Instead the PhD student is undertaking research looking at the… Continue Reading →

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