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Meet the 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 – can’t believe I forgot to order a new running shirt when I signed up, but may pick up another, if I get a chance.

While I was outside the Forum I met Nicola Cage, pictured above, at the impressive looking marathonmaps stand. Nicola is from Norwich and turns out the business is a start-up, which she launched earlier this year with the help of her brother Matthew. Continue reading “Meet the start-up putting Run Norwich runners’ races on the map”

Catton Park Run


Is park running part of your training schedule?

Every Saturday hundreds of people gather at a corner of Norwich to take part in the Catton Park Run.

The park is a great place to stroll, walk the dog and of course run – you can take a look here if you want to find out more about it, there’s quite a bit of history behind it, if you like that sort of thing.

The 5km run loops two and half times around the park.

Conditions today were mild, but there was quite a bit of mud about which means you have to think about keeping on your feet, particularly on some of the inclines and little descents where you could come a cropper if you’re not careful.

Because I was running late the runners were starting as I arrived, which also meant I didn’t get to take the photos I wanted to. I’ve attached one anyway, though most of the runners had headed home, so it doesn’t really do the event justice in terms of numbers taking part.

My PB for the Catton Park Run is 24 mins. Today I was just under 28 mins.

Still a way to go but hoping that with the days getting longer I can start to get some more week day runs in.

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