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Heat map images reveal Norfolk's most popular running routes

PUBLISHED: 13:43 20 August 2019 | UPDATED: 14:23 20 August 2019

Strava, a running app, has tracked the roads, parks and canal paths most travelled around the region. Picture: Strava

Strava, a running app, has tracked the roads, parks and canal paths most travelled around the region. Picture: Strava

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If you love running around Norwich Castle or up and down Cromer Pier, then you're not the only one.

Norfolk on Strava's heat map showing the most used rounning routes. Picture: StravaNorfolk on Strava's heat map showing the most used rounning routes. Picture: Strava

It seems like everyone is in to running nowadays - with record numbers taking part in Parkruns and marathons.

Strava, a running app, has tracked the roads, parks and canal paths most travelled around the region.

Here is a list of some of the most popular running destinations:

Norwich on Strava's heat map showing the most used rounning routes. Picture: StravaNorwich on Strava's heat map showing the most used rounning routes. Picture: Strava

Norwich

Easily one of the busiest parts of our county, Norwich city centre seems to be a haven for runners.

Most opt to take the scenic route around Norwich Castle while others prefer an obstacle course of people on Prince of Wales Road.

(Left) UEA and Carrow Road on Strava's heat map showing the most used rounning routes. Picture: Strava(Left) UEA and Carrow Road on Strava's heat map showing the most used rounning routes. Picture: Strava

Another thriving part of the city is Eaton Park and areas surrounding the University of East Anglia.

With Parkruns getting ever more popular and the beautiful scenery, there's no surprise really.

Finally, people seem to be finding motivation in circling Carrow Road... or maybe it's just Pukki keeping fit.

Thetford on Strava's heat map showing the most used rounning routes. Picture: StravaThetford on Strava's heat map showing the most used rounning routes. Picture: Strava

Thetford

RAF Lakenheath and Thetford's town centre are among the most popular places to run in the town.

Elveden forest towards the bottom of the map is also a popular running spot.

Cromer on Strava's heat map showing the most used rounning routes. Picture: StravaCromer on Strava's heat map showing the most used rounning routes. Picture: Strava

Cromer

As you can see from the map, people love running in Cromer.

The coast including Esplanade and the Cromer Pier are among the most popular places for a quick jog.

King's Lynn and Sandringham on Strava's heat map showing the most used rounning routes. Picture: StravaKing's Lynn and Sandringham on Strava's heat map showing the most used rounning routes. Picture: Strava

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Kings Lynn and the Sandringham Estate

The historic urban park, The Walks in King's Lynn seem to be full of budding runners.

Wells on Strava's heat map showing the most used rounning routes. Picture: StravaWells on Strava's heat map showing the most used rounning routes. Picture: Strava

Runners also head to the Sandringham Estate, maybe to go royal spotting?

Wells

Another costal hot spot for runners is the picturesque sands of Wells.

Great Yarmouth. Strava, a running app, has tracked the roads, parks and canal paths most travelled around the region. Picture: StravaGreat Yarmouth. Strava, a running app, has tracked the roads, parks and canal paths most travelled around the region. Picture: Strava

It's no surprise that runners head to the scenic spot to enjoy their exercise.

Great Yarmouth

South Quay and North Drive are among the most popular running spots in the seaside town of Great Yarmouth.

Lowestoft. Strava, a running app, has tracked the roads, parks and canal paths most travelled around the region. Picture: StravaLowestoft. Strava, a running app, has tracked the roads, parks and canal paths most travelled around the region. Picture: Strava

The Broads just a short drive away seem to be empty of runners.

Lowestoft

Normanston Park is a haven for runners in Lowestoft, so too is any main road with lights.

Dereham on Strava's heat map showing the most used rounning routes. Picture: StravaDereham on Strava's heat map showing the most used rounning routes. Picture: Strava

The roundabout outside the park is also hugely popular.

Dereham

Most runners in Dereham head down Norwich Road for their morning sprint, but the red line comes to an abrupt end on Norwich Street.

Wymondham. Strava, a running app, has tracked the roads, parks and canal paths most travelled around the region. Picture: StravaWymondham. Strava, a running app, has tracked the roads, parks and canal paths most travelled around the region. Picture: Strava

Toftwood is another popular area with the majority of the village's streets being red.

Wymondham
Wymondham's most popular routes include Norwich Road, Heart's Farm Road and the Gatewat 11 Business Park.

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