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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 →

Why chips and chocolate do not a good running training combo make

It’s been a funny old couple of weeks for my running training. Having got myself all geared up for the Broadland Half Marathon, everything then had to be juggled about when it was cancelled. So now that race is going… Continue Reading →

Should I buy new running shoes this close to my half marathon?

My running shoes are an embarrassment. Once a proud pair of Sauconys, they are ragged, a sorry looking pair worn well beyond the 200 odd miles you’re supposed to notch up before consigning your running shoes to history. Worse still,… Continue Reading →

What next now that the Broadland Half Marathon has been cancelled?

We will be back – vows Broadland Half Marathon organiser So the beast from the East has unleashed its mighty roar ripping havoc into this weekend’s planned running events and putting paid to this year’s Broadland Half Marathon. In as… Continue Reading →

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