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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: 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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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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We regularly feature one of the Sportlink team for a Q&A. This month it's our newest team member in the spotlight -  Katie Goldsmith How is your season going? Not how I hoped it would, sadly I haven’t raced since the winter season but would love to get back into the summer league events on…
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Neil Featherby: How far should youngsters really be running?

How far should youngster be running? Picture: Archant With the recent four race track training series which I organised with Joe Skipper and the help of others now completed, apart from it being so much fun, it did also produce one or two divided opinions with regards to some of the much younger athletes who…
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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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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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