Blog

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…
Read more

GOING THE DISTANCE – KATIE GOLDSMITH

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more