Monthly Archives: August 2020

Autumn Running Tips

Preparing for the dark nights As soon as the clocks go back and the darkness of night out weighs that of the light of day along with a drop in temperature, for many this is off putting when it comes to finding the motivation to open the door and take those first few steps out…
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Neil Featherby: Dogs are a common theme in my life!

The start of Peddars Way Charity Challenge run - Karen Grapes, Craig Bowen Jones and Neil Featherby Picture: Karen Grapes A couple of years ago I was asked to make a film about running with my dogs by local film maker, Lee Blanchflower. I agreed to it and then, as we all do, he carried…
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Running with Dogs – Neil Featherby

Here you go for those who have been asking me about the film with the dogs. With regards to the delay, well let's just say the film changed format several times during production what with Lee Blanchflower (producer/director) being a perfectionist. However I also think it was down to him discovering the bond and relationship…
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Neil Featherby: The track experiment that has turned into a monster!

The start of race one at last Friday’s evening’s 3,000 metres track challenge series of races at the Sportspark in Norwich Picture: Baz Hipwell What a week this has been, especially after last Friday evening’s training races at the Sportspark in Norwich which was nothing more than a bit of an experiment for local triathlete…
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Neil Featherby: Tough times for athletics amid recovery from Covid-19

Professional triathlete Joe Skipper during a recent training track race at the UEA Sportspark.Picture:Ben Meen Whilst I have mentioned in my last couple of columns about the tentative return to competitive athletics again here in Norfolk, it appears that it is not just the recent Covid-19 pandemic which is the only problem surrounding local athletics,…
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Neil Featherby: Time to turn back the clock – and run with the pack

Out and about filming with Neil Featherby and his dogs running through the countryside near to his home Picture: Lee Blanchflower. It’s been a bit of a strange, but busy, week in what I call my world of running, having met up and chatted with a few long-time running friends, discussed another personal running challenge…
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