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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 →

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 →

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 →

Who can tell me how to find the right running training plan for me?

It’s week two of my training for Run Norwich and the Wissey half marathon, and although I haven’t worked out how to find the right running training plan for me I have to say so far I’m feeling pretty good!… Continue Reading →

I’ve just signed up to Run Norwich 2017

After much ‘umming’ and ‘ahhing’ – I’ve decided to bite the bullet and sign up to Run Norwich for the third time. After taking part in the first two I’d been giving serious thought about whether to make it third… Continue Reading →

Why Wolf Hall has set me on the Tudor running trail

I love a good book, and Wolf Hall is supposed to be one of the best. But the truth is it took me longer to read it than it did to train for the Edinburgh Marathon.

Run Norfolk and run the world!

You may have noticed that it’s been a big week for Britain internationally with Article 50 and all that. Croissants may well be off the menu in future, as the nation returns to Great British Bacon and Eggs (though try… Continue Reading →

Good luck to everyone taking part in the Broadland Half Marathon

It’s the Broadland half marathon on Sunday and what a great event that is. Except, I won’t be running this year – just as I didn’t last year either. And do you know why? Because it sells out really quickly… Continue Reading →

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