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Solicitor runs the dragon gauntlet around Norwich

If you thought that walking Norwich’s GoGoDragons! Trail was an exhausting task, then spare a thought for solicitor Howard Bailey.

The 31-year-old of Litcham has created a 12-mile running route that goes past each one of the city’s 84 dragon sculptures. And yesterday he completed it in around two hours.

The father-of-two said: “I did the plotting of the route myself. I was originally planning to high-five each dragon when I went past, but I realised that would be difficult as some of them are inside buildings.

“So although the route I have taken does not touch the dragons, it goes past each one of them.”

Mr Bailey, who works at law firm Ashton KCJ, is attempting to raise money for the company’s charitable trust.

The funds will all be donated to the children’s charity Break.

He is now hoping to put his dragon- running route online for others to try.

He added: “The dragon trail is great for me, because although I know Norwich, this gets me to know it a bit better. It draws people to bits of the city they might never normally go.”

Mr Bailey’s running route is just one of many dragon-themed events that have taken place in the city over the past month. On Wednesday around 200 children visited Intu Chapelfield to take part in a dragon- decorating workshop.

They were invited to design a beast based on the Chapelfield-sponsored heritage dragon called the Queen of Norwich.

Next Wednesday, youngsters will have the chance to join artists from the Norwich Puppet Theatre to make some dragon puppets and put on a show in the shopping centre.

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