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Neil Featherby: Running legends of the past can teach us so much

“That was really hard” - a comment I have heard from several runners who I advise during the last couple of weeks. Whilst this year has most certainly not followed the usual pattern for any of us, in running terms this is a time of year when winter work starts and that of course means after a…
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Dark Matter

Dark matter... Don’t let the dark stop you from running this time of year. It can seem a bit daunting but stay alert and follow this advice and there’s no reason you can’t keep clocking up the miles long after the sun sets… Avoid loud music Listening to music can help get the bloody pumping…
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Neil Featherby: The amazing story of Cecil Taylor’s record books

The programme front cover from the Norwich City Sports Club event at the Nest in 1911 Picture: Sportlink. As I write this week’s column, we have already had more than 125 people signed up for the Sportlink Athletics Norfolk Smile 1 mile challenge which, of course, has also led to many of the entrants asking…
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The Virtual SMile

How fast can you run a mile? With the launch of the Sportlink Mile - The Virtual Smile (sponsored by Cool Camper Graphics and On) you have the chance to find out… and you could be in with a chance of winning part of a prize pot of ÂŁ1,000. It doesn’t matter if you can…
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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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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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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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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: 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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