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Paul Evans Norfolk running coach talks about preparing for Run Norwich 2018

This week was a bit of a first as I recorded an interview with Paul Evans Norfolk running coach. Paul is a great guy and he has been sharing some running tips with me as I get ready for a… Continue Reading →

Night running – deserves a quiet night

A friend of mine once told me how he was into night running and could only get out for his weekday run after 10pm when all the kids were in bed. I always thought he was crazy, but in the… Continue Reading →

How to use parkrun as a tempo run to simulate marathon fatigue

I had a chance to speak to Norfolk running coach Paul Evans recently who gave me a really good tip on tempo runs and how to use parkrun as a tempo run to simulate marathon fatigue. Paul has left Active… Continue Reading →

Race organisers’ delight as businesses get behind new Hughes Sublime Swaffham 10k event

Businesses are backing a new 10k race in Swaffham which has been renamed the Hughes Sublime 10k after the East Anglian electrical retailer signed up as headline sponsor. When Tony Foice-Beard and Martin Jennings came up with a plan for… Continue Reading →

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 →

Meet the man who wants to help us discover the beauty of Norfolk trail running

Norfolk may have a reputation for being flat but Carmine De Grandis is hoping to open our eyes and our minds to the beauty of Norfolk trail running. Carmine, who lives in Aldborough, near Cromer, is a keen ultra runner… Continue Reading →

Race Review: What I learned from the Norwich Half Marathon 2018

When I lined up for the Norwich Half Marathon 2018 I was feeling reasonably confident that I could achieve my goal of running a sub 2 hour race. Ironically during training for the Broadland Half I had got to 10… Continue Reading →

Who else knew that my new running shoes are pronounced ‘Sockony’ and not ‘Sa-Coney’?

Ok, so after much umming and ahhing and not a little encouragement from the runnorfolk Facebook community I finally went out and bought some new running shoes. Inside the store was a very nice assistant eager to help. “I normally… Continue Reading →

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