Monthly Archives: October 2020

Neil Featherby: Why it can be so frustrating being a running coach

Matthew Robinson, during one of his ultra runs. Picture: Matthew Robinson I have to say Mark’s column last week did make me smile with regards to his 26.2 miler of the previous weekend having ran with Alison, his wife the full way during her Virtual London Marathon. Since Conkergate (for those who regularly read the…
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Neil Featherby: The importance of wearing good running shoes for running.

Whilst wearing good quality running shoes do not cure injuries, they certainly do help to reduce the risk of impact injuries associated with running particularly with those who are new to this very popular past time. More people than ever are now taking up running particularly at this current time which has seen people of…
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Neil Featherby: How a busy mum fits running around her life

Kathryn with son Joe after running The Breckland 10K and Children’s Fun Run. Picture: Kathryn Hammond I must start this week’s column with a big well done to all those people who completed their Virtual London Marathon challenge last Sunday. While I was out running with my dogs and friends, we saw several people running…
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10 things to help you through 10 days before Run Norwich

  Neil Featherby shares his top tips for runners ahead of the 10km Virtual Run Norwich, which takes place on Sunday 18th October. 1. Stick to your routine with regards to diet. Include some extra carbohydrates, but this is a 10k race, not a marathon so don’t overdo it and do not experiment with foods…
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Neil Featherby: How I would tackle a virtual marathon

Neil Featherby going past Cutty Sark at the 1986 London Marathon. Picture: Neil Featherby Whilst 100 elite competitors will be running 19 laps around St James Park in London on Sunday morning, thousands of others will be participating in a Virtual London Marathon Run – “The 40th Race, Your Way.” After a year of the…
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