Stories inspired by running in Norfolk and beyond



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 →

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 →

Weight for it – my real running goal revealed

How do you incorporate weight training into your running programme? When I signed up to the Wissey Half Marathon I had a secret running goal in mind, to shed some weight. The training has been going pretty well. I’m managing… 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 →

Let’s be brief the trouble with running is its pants!

Why can’t you buy running briefs anymore? A friend of mine posted a very interesting question on Facebook this week. He was going away for three nights and thus wanted to know that all important question – how many pairs… Continue Reading →

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