Run Anglia 2018

How did you first get into running?

It’s that time of year when the focus, for many runners, turns to creating a training plan for their spring marathon.

Run Anglia editor Mark Armstrong speaks to Dominic Blake about how he and Chris Merrylees are putting the pride back in the Norfolk vest

Run Anglia editor Mark Armstrong explains the New Year’s Resolutions he intends to stick to in 2019

Our expert running columnist gives us a flavour of a Boxing Day tradition – the Hare & Hounds Run at Felthorpe

Whilst my column of last week featured CONAC’s young Logan Smith and how his talents were very carefully nurtured through Dereham AC and the City of Norwich Athletics club, this week I am going to try and put into a few words the good work which the Norwich Road Runners are doing in respect of the development of their junior athletes.

Run Anglia editor Mark Armstrong is trying to keep his 2019 goals in mind as we enter the festive season

Having written several articles about some of Norfolk athletics most inspirational people during my 18 months of supporting Mark Amstrong’s columns, many of them have been about people who have had a big influence on the sport here in Norfolk during the last few decades.

Neil Featherby believes the future is bright for Norfolk runners

Runners of all abilities have the right to be the best they can possibly be as Mark Armstrong reports

It is that time of year again when people come into Sportlink or send me private messages and emails asking me what is the secret to training for a marathon.

Run Anglia editor Mark Armstrong has set the date... now it’s time to plot the path to the Greater Manchester Marathon

City of Norwich Athletic Club fielded 21 teams at the National Cross Country Relays in Mansfield.

Running, walking, jeffing, shuffling – all are styles of moving forward which the masses enjoy when taking part in anything from a 5k parkrun to an ultra marathon.

Ironman Joe Skipper proved a cut above the rest of the field as he took victory in the Broadland Half Marathon on Sunday.

Hundreds of runners took part in the Broadland Half Marathon on Sunday morning.

Early on Tuesday morning, just as my five alarm clocks started howling (my five huskies), the sound was also met by the ringing of my mobile phone.

How an impromptu buggy race saw Mark Armstrong break into a sprint for the first time in a while

Host club City of Norwich AC dominated the 15th edition of the annual Trowse 10k road race on Sunday when they provided the top three men and top three women.

Runners out in force around the local parkrun scene as Mark Armstrong rounds up the events at Gorleston, Lowestoft, King’s Lynn and Thetford

City of Norwich AC member Dani Nimmock was the best performing British woman at the Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday.

Nick Overy racked up his 500th parkrun at Gorleston recently and discusses what keeps him coming back for more

A year before her 40th birthday, Rebecca Wicks didn’t like what she saw in the mirror. This is her story on how running completely turned her life around

So here we are, coming towards the end of another year – the time when awards start getting handed out to those who have either been very successful or who have contributed their time and skills into helping others.

As the registration for events gets earlier and earlier Imogen Lees has a few ideas to ensure runners can run more of the races they want to

Norwich Road Runners held their first #RunAndTalk event to raise awareness about mental health and the benefits running can bring.

As I have said many times before, running is now so very diverse with people enjoying the sport and pastime in so many differing ways.

Some couples go for a meal out, some couples might be lucky enough to enjoy a few days away somewhere together.

City of Norwich athlete Dani Nimmock helped England to a bronze medal at the inaugural Commonwealth Games Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff.

Run Norwich 2019 will take place on Sunday, July 21 - two weeks earlier than in previous years.

Norwich Road Runners will be holding an event on Wednesday to help raise awareness of the benefits that physical activity has on people’s wellbeing.

Broadcasting legend Paul Barnes talks about how he got into running and how it continues to keep him active... even when he doesn’t feel like it

Some of you may be aware that tomorrow Neil Featherby, Jason Wright and I will be attempting to run 84 miles along Hadrian’s Wall in 24 hours or less.

Running the length of Hadrian’s Wall has fuelled the fire again for one of Norfolk’s favourite running sons, Neil Featherby, as Mark Armstrong found out

Thirty-two years ago today was probably the highlight of what I consider to be my average running career.

Junior Black Dog Harry Allcock sets new personal record as Mark Armstrong rounds up the events at Gorleston, Lowestoft, Thetford and King’s Lynn

Running editor Mark Armstrong’s chastening experience at The Great East Run has made him want to change his ways...

The Norwich parkrun scene is thriving – that’s the verdict of a contingent of parkrun bigwigs that came to visit over the weekend.

Running expert Neil Featherby discusses why it’s so important to look beyond mere competition

Running columnist Mark Armstrong discusses how his daughter, Lara, is helping to make him a better runner

Pete Duhig is one of Norfolk’s finest ever runners and talks to Run Anglia editor Mark Armstrong about his life and where running has taken him

Running expert and Sportlink owner Neil Featherby is ready for his next challenge...

Run Anglia editor Mark Armstrong is engaged in the mental battle for a niggling injury that won’t go away

Olympic bronze medallist Anthony Ogogo reveals what keeps him running and who wins in a sprint between him and Anthony Joshua

Head of Physical Performance at Walk to Run discusses how fatigue can be just a state of mind...

Guest running columnist David Powles recommends four of his favourite Norfolk running races.

Running columnist Mark Armstrong wants his running to evolve out of a constant pursuit of a PB

A record field of 380 runners took part in the Great Yarmouth Road Runners’ Half Marathon on Sunday.

Sunday’s Run Norwich 10k saw many people relatively new to running complete the challenge of taking part and finishing a 10k run for the first time.

With the big day now here, Mark Armstrong tells you all the information you need to make sure your Run Norwich race plan goes off without any hitches

Norwich city centre will come to a standstill tomorrow as 7,000 runners take on the Run Norwich route.

Eighteen weeks ago I was asked to take on a group of people who had been selected to represent Norse, the main sponsor for this Sunday’s big city centre Run Norwich 10k race.

Run Anglia editor Mark Armstrong offers five pointers on how to tackle Run Norwich on Sunday

Run Norwich 2017 ladies winner Emma Risbey gives her kilometre by kilometre guide to how she tackles the challenging 10km course through the city centre

Dani Nimmock speaks to Mark Armstrong about how she hopes to use Run Norwich as a springboard for more success after gaining international selection

Seven thousand runners are scheduled to be on the Run Norwich start line on Sunday - do you feel ready?

Run Norwich organisers are taking extra precautions in the event of hot race day temperatures on Sunday.

Michael Kallenberg will be back to defend his Run Norwich title this weekend despite an injury interrupted year.

Broadcasting legend Malcolm Robertson used to loathe running at school but a lot has changed over the years...

It’s time to think about that race strategy for Run Norwich 2018, says Neil Featherby

After missing out last year, Mark Armstrong speaks to City of Norwich AC member Nick Earl as he looks to reclaim his crown, and course record, at Run Norwich

Running columnist Mark Armstrong wants a PB at Run Norwich 2018 but knows it might not be possible

Run Anglia editor Mark Armstrong on the trials and tribulations of training for Run Norwich 2018

There is no getting away from the fact that as we age we start to deteriorate – as much as we hate to admit it.

This week’s column is something I have wanted to write about for some time.

Adam Visokay beat the heat and the rest of 197 runners to record victory in the Lord Mayor’s 5K City Centre Classic on Saturday.

For whatever reason my column a few weeks back with regards to walk/run seems to have still created a lot of discussion amongst some.

A big part of being a runner is learning to be patient.

Scorching hot conditions couldn’t stop Alicia Lacey breaking the female course record at the Harling 10K on Sunday.

Norwich Road Runner Lou Miller looks back on a lifetime of running as he approaches his 700th race

Run Anglia editor Mark Armstrong talks to Colleen Mukuya about her success at the Milton Keynes Marathon earlier this year and her plans for the future

Norwich Road Runner Mandy Foyster speaks to Mark Armstrong about the joy of ultra running and how she would love for more runners to give it a try

Earlier this week I posted on social media another one of my ‘where are they now?’ posts.

The training hasn’t gone to plan for Mark Armstrong but he is still out on the road

Weekly parkrun round-up focusing on Lowestoft, Gorleston, King’s Lynn and Thetford

Race director for the Humpty Dumpty 10K, Pat Brightman, was overwhelmed at the record breaking number of entries for this year’s race, which took place on Sunday.

It’s not the same anymore – back in my day we done it like this; far too much reliance upon gadgets; looking for short cuts; so much for sports science etc.

Carrying on from where I left off last week with regards to us trying to be more aware of our health and the wellbeing of others, particularly those who supervise group sessions, where the ages and abilities vary greatly, this week local exercise expert Chas Allen lends his thoughts to the subject.

Seventy years of the NHS were celebrated at parkruns this weekend. Mark Armstrong rounds up what happened at Lowestoft, King’s Lynn and Gorleston

Neil Featherby is mindful of how hard runners are pushing themselves, and whether they are fit to do so

Read the latest chapter in running columnist Mark Armstrong’s pursuit of a sub 20-minute 5K

Our weekly parkrun round-up focuses on the runners at Lowestoft, Gorleston Cliffs, Brandon Country Park and Thetford. Mark Armstrong reports

Running expert Neil Featherby pays tribute to two of Norfolk best senior runners

Sometimes it’s much easier giving out advice than taking it, says columnist Mark Armstrong

Head of Physical Performance at Walk to Run, Charles Allen, discusses the importance of flexibility to runners.

Broadcasting legend Helen McDermott explains how she is determined to keep running in her later years

East Anglian Daily Times running columnist Carl Marston explains how he conquered ‘the toughest foot race in the world’ – the Marathon Des Sables

North Norfolk Beach Runner Chris Merrylees tells Mark Armstrong about how his collapse at the Brighton Marathon last month has affected his running

The autumn race season feels a long way away.

More than 200 runners from all over East Anglia took to the Bure Valley Railway to run the nine miles from Aylsham to Wroxham as part of North Norfolk Beach Runners’ Chase the Train event on Sunday.

The first of the Wroxham 5k series was held at Broadland High School.

My column last week on ‘Jeffing’ certainly got people talking on social media.

Running columnist Mark Armstrong is emerging from his sleep deprived state and is starting to think about his next running goals

Dereham Runners AC hosted its annual 10 Mile race on Sunday with a record field of 484 competitors setting out from the race HQ at Neatherd School.

Earlier this week I asked a dozen regular readers of these On The Run columns what they would like me or Mark to write about in forthcoming articles.

Colchester Harriers’ Adrian Mussett took first place at the Breckland 10K on Bank Holiday Monday in sweltering conditions.

Dani Nimmock continued her fine form this spring with a second-placed finish representing England at the Lillebaelt Half Marathon in Denmark.

Thousands of people donned their running shoes took part in the King’s Lynn Grand East Anglian Run, on Sunday, May 6.

Having spent several years coaching and advising runners of all standards, four weeks ago I took on a new running group which has been put together through the Norse Group who are the main sponsor for this year’s Run Norwich 10k on August 5.

Running columnist Mark Armstrong is looking to find a new running routine as he adjusts to being a family of four...

Head of Physical Performance at Walk to Run, Charles Allen, discusses the importance of variation to your training.

The voice of Radio Norfolk in the morning Nick Conrad explains how running helps get him out of bed

Dani Nimmock made the running world sit up and take notice of her after victory in Manchester as she explains to Run Anglia editor Mark Armstrong

This year’s London Marathon certainly had its fair share of drama, particularly with it being the hottest one since the very first back in 1981.

Feeling inspired after watching the London Marathon last weekend?

The sun was out and so were parkrunners with several runners taking advantage of the conditions at King’s Lynn, Lowestoft and Thetford to achieve new personal bests. Mark Armstrong reports

What a complete turnaround with the weather in just one week and of course just a couple of days away from the big one...The London Marathon.

If you don’t listen to your body then there are likely to be consequences, as Mark Armstrong is finding out

King’s Lynn, Sheringham, Thetford, Gorleston and Lowestoft provide the focus this week as Mark Armstrong rounds up the parkrun scene

Ash Harrell was the epitomy of the loneliness of the long distance runner as he cruised to an impressive victory in the City of Norwich Half marathon.

Craig Ward completed his 100th parkrun at King’s Lynn – and he is just 12 years old!

City of Norwich athlete Dani Nimmock has won the first big city marathon of the season.

Hundreds of runners from all over the country gathered in Bungay today to take part in the annual Festival of Running.

The Simplyhealth Great East Run is close to reaching capacity with fewer than 500 places remaining, with the event six months away.

So, at last, marathon month has now arrived after weeks and months of hard training and many miles out on the road in all weathers.

Rain didn’t stop play at Brundall where there was an Easter parkrun with plenty of runners sporting bunny ears and Easter bonnets.

Runners from many parts of the country will converge on Bungay on Sunday for the annual Festival of Running, staged by the Black Dog Running Club.

Long-serving City of Norwich Athletics Club member Dani Nimmock’s consistent hard work over many years has been rewarded with her first senior international selection.

Head of Physical Performance at Walk to Run, Charles Allen, discusses the importance of maintaining a strong core for runners.

UEA philosophy student Sophie Goodwin recently became the youngest person to complete 100 marathons as she reveals what keeps her going

Husband and wife team, Tim and Pauline Ash, talk to Run Anglia editor, Mark Armstrong, about how they continue to find talent on the Norfolk running circuit

Iona Lake runs in the Commonwealth Games 3,000 steeplechase on Wednesday morning... she’s come a long way from the girl that ran along the Bure Valley line to go and see her Nan for a cup of tea, as she told Mark Armstrong before heading out to Australia.

When I set out a few goals at the start of the year, one of the main priorities was to get my half marathon personal best down.

Running expert Neil Featherby with some excellent advice for those close to the start line ...

There was much to celebrate at the Athletics Norfolk awards evening.

Parkruns are all about fun and enjoyment, but there’s a new course record holder at Gorleston who made it to the top of the national listings at the weekend.

Alan Darby continued his recent domination of the popular Wymondham 20-mile race.

I don’t think there are too many people in UK athletics circles never mind Norfolk and Suffolk who don’t know the name Paul Evans.

The ongoing mental battle is just as important as the physical one, says columnist Mark Armstrong

The Arctic conditions returned but that didn’t stop runners at King’s Lynn and Thetford turning up for their weekly 5k run as Mark Armstrong reports

Norfolk’s top performer in the English Schools Cross Country championships was Abi Durand.

Back in November, a couple of my columns were dedicated to Chris Merrylees and Dominic Blake, who made the decision to take on the role of becoming joint team managers for the senior men’s and women’s Norfolk County Cross Country teams.

I see at least three runners on my car journey into work each day.

Norfolk had some promising results in the national Inter County Cross Country Championships at Loughborough.

The parkrun scene recovered in style from the Beast from the East as Mark Armstrong takes a look at the events at Catton, Lowestoft, King’s Lynn and Thetford

General entry for Run Norwich 2018 has sold out.

As we get ever nearer to spring and all the road races and marathons, this week I decided to ask a man who is so well known to everyone in Norfolk about his thoughts on the current day running scene.

What a week and when the weather forecasters forewarned us that there was a Beast from the East making his way towards us, I wonder how many of us were really prepared?

The Beast from the East has struck and running columnist MARK ARMSTRONG discusses what to do next

Thetford parkrun celebrated its fifth birthday with a bumper field of runners whilst Lowestoft and Holkham also feature in our weekly round-up

Thinking of joining a running club? Check out our directory of clubs in the region

North Norfolk Harriers AC delivered their best performances to date at The National Cross-Country Championships at Parliament Hill, London.

Head of Physical Performance at Walk to Run, Charles Allen, discusses the importance of a strong pelvis for runners

Norwich City legend Iwan Roberts reveals how running helped fill the fitness void after retiring from football

Running expert Neil Featherby talks gels, shoes and clothing but urges runners to remember it’s the quality training that really counts

Running columnist MARK ARMSTRONG reveals the important lesson he took away from Norfolk Gazelles’ Valentine 10K

Running has been with Pat Brightman through the good times and the bad over the past 12 months as she explains to Run Anglia editor Mark Armstrong

Lowestoft, Thetford, King’s Lynn, Blickling and Gorleston Cliffs all figure in this week’s parkrun round-up

A taste of spring greeted the runners at Norfolk Gazelles’ ninth annual Valentine 10km race on Sunday.

Here we are halfway through February and while it may still seem weeks away for those who are all geared up for one of the big marathons in April, the truth is they will soon be standing on the start line with all the many months of training behind them.

Running columnist Mark Armstrong discusses why rejection from a big race event doesn’t have to be the end

Time to get your race diary filled up with our running calendar featuring races across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

Having very recently spent an afternoon in the company of Paul Evans discussing all things running, we got on to the subject of why so many talented youngsters have disappeared from the sport prior to becoming senior athletes.

With the Cambridge Half Marathon just over three weeks away, MARK ARMSTRONG is finding the training tough...

parkrun focus on Lowestoft, Thetford and Gorleston Cliffs

Neil Featherby discusses what it takes and the sacrifices you have to make to run a marathon

Don’t be afraid of your foam roller - it can help keep you out on the road, says Mark Armstrong

Blickling, King’s Lynn, Thetford and Lowestoft provide the focus for Mark Armstrong’s weekly look at the local parkrun scene as more landmarks are celebrated

A record breaking entry of 837 runners – including 111 from Norwich Road Runners – turned up at Freethorpe Village Hall on Sunday for the 10th running of the Freethorpe Ten.

Time to get your race diary filled up with our running calendar featuring races across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

Norwich Road Runner and former MP Simon Wright explains why he took up running

Head of Physical Performance at Walk to Run, Charles Allen, discusses what to do if you’re suffering from knee pain…

Eva Osborne completed her 1,000th race at the Wymondham 10K, but there are no plans to start taking it easier, as she explains to Mark Armstrong

Neil Featherby learned a valuable life lesson 31 years ago this week...

The shopping, what you’re going to eat later, what you’re doing at the weekend - what do you think about when out running?

Entries for Run Norwich 2018 are now open.

Coming to terms with age is something I have always struggled with.

As I was waiting for the start of the Snetterton 10K on Sunday I had the chance to clap in the runners taking part in the 5K race.

After my column back in November about the new regime of Chris Merrylees and Dominic Blake now heading up the Norfolk County Cross Country Team, last Sunday saw what was most certainly an eagerly awaited Norfolk County X/C Championships at Thetford.

Running columnist Mark Armstrong hopes the running bug can continue spreading throughout his family and friends

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