Next run: Wednesday 14 September 2022

About our group

About our Group 

Up the Tempo is a hugely popular Norwich community running group. We have been offering successful couch to 5k classes for several years and recently introduced ‘run and chat’ groups as follow-on sessions for our new runners! All our activities are FREE. 

We welcome all ages, all abilities and any gender. Our aim is to turn non-runners into runners, and then to support them as they continue running, or if they want to, to take their running to the next stage. 

Eaton Park is an ideal location. It has measured 5k and one mile routes on level tarmac paths, most of them tree-lined, and is home to parkrun and junior parkrun. At the heart of the park are a super café and public loos. We meet up, and finish our runs beside the bandstand, where historic pavilions offer shelter from wind, rain and sun for post-run stretches. 

We believe nearly everyone has it in them to be a runner. The benefits are many – increased strength and stamina, and improved mental health and wellbeing. Hearts, lungs and muscles are strengthened. You will probably lose weight, and you will strengthen bones – which is  important as we get older.  

Up the Tempo is part of the Run Together family. All sessions are free thanks to a Government grant from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. 


Contact Group

Contact details

Dudley Garner - Group Leader

Meet our Team

Our locations


Eaton Park Band Stand

Playing Field

Outside school gates

Henderson Cinder Track