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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 →

Why I can’t put off trying to run faster anymore

Running faster is at the top of my wish list for 2018 Happy belated New Year! With January comes the typical New Year, new you type of thoughts which for me manifested itself as a wish to pick up the… Continue Reading →

Why the Wissey Half Marathon took more out of me than I thought

Wissey Half Marathon was the one I’d be training for. After completing Run Norwich in an Ok-ish 52 minutes, it was time to press on and go for the half. It’s a nice event at Wissey. You start very near… Continue Reading →

Run Norwich, Elvis, and me

At the end of Run Norwich there was Elvis. The garlanded King of Rock and Roll lookalike was getting all the cheers as my Run Norwich race was drawing to a close. But as I came up Rampant Horse Street… Continue Reading →

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 →

A little bit of Unthank Road atop a Welsh Brynn and why I didn’t run the Swansea Half Marathon

I’ve just come back from a trip to Wales – Reynoldston in Gower, South Wales, to be precise. It was great, we stayed in Hills Farmhouse a lovely farm cottage with views towards the bays, somewhere beyond the mist and clouds I… Continue Reading →

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