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Story added: 28th March 2019

New 12-week training club to be led by double Olympian Paul Evans

A special 12-week training club will be held in the build-up to this year’s Run Norwich, overseen by double Olympic champion Paul Evans.

Up to 100 runners (first come, first served) will be able to benefit from the training sessions and receive expert advice from Paul and his team of qualified England Athletics running coaches.

The sessions will take place on Thursday evening across two time slots (6.00pm-7.00pm and 7.30pm-8.30pm) at The Nest, the Community Sports Foundation’s new community hub in Horsford.


Thursdays, 6.00pm-7.00pm
The Nest
Thursdays, 7.30pm-8.30pm
The Nest

Each session will be split into two groups – beginners and intermediate/advanced, with the first week beginning on Thursday 2nd May. Sessions cost just £2 each (payable as a one-off non-refundable £24 payment, plus a £1 booking free) and spaces are strictly limited.

Paul Evans, who represented Great Britain in the 10,000 metres at the Barcelona and Atlanta Olympic Games, said:

“I’m really looking forward to starting the sessions. We’ve got a great team of coaches, and being able to use one of Norwich’s newest sports venues, The Nest, is a real plus.

“There are acres of manicured grassland, which means we can train away from busy roads.  The sessions will be timed-based and we’ll use a loop/circuit, so no one will get left behind.”

He continued: “The social aspect, relaxed environment and ‘all-in-it’ together spirit will really help with your training, and hopefully you’ll benefit from our encouragement and ‘good technique’ advice. The aim is that you’ll have fun and your confidence will build massively as we approach race day.”

The Nest has parking, toilets and changing facilities.

Places are strictly limited to 100 places, and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

To book your spot, please click here.

Meet the coaches

Meet the coaches

Norfolk-born Paul Evans is one of the fastest all-time British marathon runners thanks to his 2:08:52 victory in the Chicago marathon on October 20, 1996.

He represented Great Britain on the track (10,000 metres) at the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992 and then in Atlanta four years later.

He’ll be supported by qualified England Athletics coaches Richard Sales, Catriona Ward Sell and Georgina Sexton.

"The aim is that you’ll have fun and your confidence will build massively as we approach race day."

Paul Evans

Head Coach, Run Norwich Training

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