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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 →

What I learned about whether I should have more than one pair of running shoes on the go at a time

Some things I never knew, for instance there are people out there who have more than one pair of running shoes. That’s right, more than one pair of running shoes. On the go – and – at the same time!… 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 →

Guest blog: Why Parkruns will continue to be my anti-depressant

Victoria Leggett has completed more than 40 parkruns since taking up running a year ago. In a guest post she explains how being diagnosed for depression was the catalyst for her first run and the downs as well as ups… Continue Reading →

Waiting to hear the state of play with Active Networks and Run Norwich

There are a lot of runners now wondering if they’ve been affected by a possible security breach surrounding Active Networks – these are the people who handle race sign ups and organisation for many UK events including Run Norwich. Help… 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 →

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 →

Should you listen to music when you run?

Should you listen to music when you run? I never do, and even if I did I think I won the prize for having the worst smartphone ever – a Microsoft. At the time it seemed great – syncs with… 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 →

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