Michael Kallenberg is out to defend his Run Norwich title this weekend. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant Michael Kallenberg will be back to defend his Run Norwich title this weekend despite an injury interrupted year. The 27-year-old, who swept to victory in a new course record time of 31:12 last year, has been recovering from suffering a stress fracture at the Armagh 5K in February. The injury sidelined him for almost three months but he has been building his fitness back up and will toe the start line on Sunday looking for another victory.Kallenberg admits it has been a tough year but will be giving his all to keep pace with 2015 and 2016 winner Nick Earl and fellow City of Norwich Athletic Club Ash Harrell.MORE: New record set at Run Norwich 2017“If I’m honest, it’ll be tough to improve on last year’s time given the way this year has gone,” he said. “Nick Earl is a class act too, and Ash Harrell is very talented, so they’ll be tough to … [Read more...] about Michael Kallenberg out to retain Run Norwich title despite injury setback
Nick Earl and that victory leap after success at Run Norwich in 2016. Picture: Epic Action Imagery Archant 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 Nick Earl on the Run Norwich start line. Picture: Epic Action ImageryThere was something missing from last year’s Run Norwich event.Thousands of runners took to the streets of Norfolk’s capital on a beautiful summer’s day like the previous two incarnations, but something didn’t feel quite right.Nick Earl’s trademark victory leap was nowhere to be seen.For the first time the City of Norwich AC member couldn’t make the event, which allowed Michael Kallenberg to take his crown in a course record of 31:12.Nick Earl picks up the Run Norwich winner's trophy in 2016 from Delia Smith, who started the race. Picture: Epic Action ImageryEarl, who works in Melbourne as a climate scientist, was unable … [Read more...] about Nick Earl looking to make up for lost time at Run Norwich 2018
Opinion Mark Armstrong on the home straight of the Valentine 10K. Picture: Alison Armstrong Archant Running columnist Mark Armstrong wants a PB at Run Norwich 2018 but knows it might not be possible Hot enough for you?It’s worth bearing in mind at this time how much we were all looking forward to the summer in January.It feels a long time since I was wearing two pairs of gloves to stop my hands going numb during training runs.Being a redhead means I have to be very careful at this time of year. Some of my wittier friends have asked that I mark myself ‘safe’ on Facebook during this heatwave…The weather hasn’t really affected my training too much – I just go out even later in the evening, if I’ve got the energy, when it has cooled slightly.With just over a week to Run Norwich the hot weather is likely to come into even sharper focus this week and anyone that ignores the conditions on the day does so at their own peril.I remember the … [Read more...] about Running column: Play the conditions, not the occasion, at Run Norwich 2018
Paramedic Dale Gedge saved Tim Warner's life after he suffered a cardiac arrest during the Norwich 10k. Picture: Ian Burt The last time Tim Warner took part in Run Norwich, he died. Paramedic Dale Gedge saved Tim Warner's life after he suffered a cardiac arrest during the Norwich 10k. Picture: Ian BurtThe Dereham father “dropped dead” for six minutes, having suffered a cardiac arrest 200m from the race’s finish line. Having survived thanks to the lightning-quick responses of a nearby off duty paramedic, Mr Warner will be returning to the 10k event just a year on from his heart attack. Mr Warner, who owns WW vans and autos said: “I was dead before I hit the floor. My knees went wobbly and then I don’t remember anything else. A paramedic, Dale Gedge, was about 20m away and saw me go down.“If it wasn’t for him giving me CPR and someone finding a defibrillator and Medipack so quickly, I wouldn’t be here.”Paramedic Dale Gedge saved … [Read more...] about Man who dropped dead at Run Norwich returns a year later with his paramedic and surgeon
Opinion Norse Group in week one with a few looks of “what is this guy who is training us all about?” Picture: Neil Featherby Archant 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. The FOP Group for which running is most certainly an important part of the daily lives. Picture: Neil Featherby After sifting their way through several requests from potential candidates, the company came to me with their selected dozen asking me to help train them up for this year’s race which already has 7,000 runners entered for what will be the fourth staging of this big city centre event. My initial meeting with the group was at the company offices before then moving on to Felthorpe Park to do our first session together. However, it soon became very apparent that this selected … [Read more...] about Neil Featherby: Training for Run Norwich has already started for this group and they’re embracing it…I think!