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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 →

Co-founder shares vision behind new Sublime Swaffham 10k event

Runners Martin Jennings and Tony Foice-Beard are behind a new run the Sublime Swaffham 10k. Martin explains how they hope the Norfolk race will be the springboard for greater things. What makes a perfect race event for you? Is it… Continue Reading →

Guest blog: How I’m coping with running and pregnancy

Mother-of-one Sophie Kendall, 30, who is 16 weeks pregnant, writes about running and pregnancy. Pregnancy and exercise can attract different opinions – sometimes good and sometimes bad. As a keen amateur runner I was eager to carry on running for… Continue Reading →

Guest Blog – How I used the Couch to 5k app

    Guest blogger Fiona Billings explains how she is using the Couch to 5k app to help her train for Race for Life   I’m 29. I haven’t run more than about 10 metres in about 15 years. I… Continue Reading →

Inspire Races co-founder Ian Welch reveals how a football accident inspired him to start his own running business

Ian Welch co-founder of Inspire Races reveals the story behind his business When Ian Welch, co-founder of Inspire Races, broke his leg playing football a decade ago, he didn’t realise that his route to recovery would set him on the… Continue Reading →

Beckie Clarke founder of Run 0 to 30 minutes is a rebel with a cause – to help people in Norfolk get into running

Beckie Clarke is on a mission to convince people in Norfolk that they can run. Beckie from Taverham is behind a new initiative called Run 0 to 30 minutes to encourage people to take up running as a means to… Continue Reading →

How I’m adding cross training to my running programme

There are three certainties in my running programme right now – that I run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Well actually that I run on Tuesdays, Sundays and either Thursdays or Fridays as it turned out this week. For 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 →

How interval running around Chapelfield Gardens helped me run my first marathon in under four hours

Feeling unfit as he neared 40, Jon Welch, pictured above right, took up running. Fast forward five years and Jon, who lives in Norwich, has just run his first marathon and sub four hours, too. Running less was key to it… Continue Reading →

How Andy got back on his bike and set up his new business AP Cycles in Stafford Street

Take a walk past Andy Panks’ shop – AP Cycles and you’re struck by the very cool red and black bike logo – bold striking colours and a bit edgy. I like your logo, who did it, I asked him… Continue Reading →

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