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Running with dogs: how everyone can get the most out of it

Running with dogs has now become more popular than ever. Whilst well organised canicross events have taken place for many years, especially on the continent, here in the UK and in East Anglia, there are several clubs which not only put on some super events, but are run by people with a wealth of experience…
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Shin splints: Your questions answered

A number of things can cause this nasty condition (pain and tenderness along the Tibia anywhere from above the ankle joint to just below the knee). However, and from a runner’s perspective, it is more often than not brought on by people building their mileage up too quickly or perhaps doing a form of exercise…
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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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Neil Featherby: Running goals and how to ensure your motivation survives

    I regularly talk about motivation and what lies behind a person’s drive and determination to achieve their goals. What with the current Covid situation and basically so many things being put on hold, retaining motivation really is so very important. Earlier this week my other half Steph had to put together a video…
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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: 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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COVID NOTICE

Our Taverham Superstore is currently closed to customers due to coronavirus restrictions. However, we are very much open as a click and collect or delivery service so make sure you check out our online store www.sportlinkshop.co.uk Our Sportlink Superheroes will be out on the road able to deliver directly to your door for free within a 10-mile radius of our Taverham Superstore. Royal Mail recorded delivery will be used for any orders outside of this. Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Instagram and keep your eyes peeled for our New Year sale - coming soon! Keep running, keep positive and keep safe.