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 £1,000. 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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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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We’re delighted to say our Taverham Superstore is once again open to the public

We are still also offering a Click & Collect service for Online and Telephone orders - please call 01603 868606 to book a time slot. Free Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed for delivery, Next Day delivery (£8.95) and 1st Class Signed for delivery (£5.00) can also be selected.  Please also note that Gait Analysis is also available upon an appointment in-store whilst virtual gait analysis appointments are also available upon request by emailing or calling 01603 868606.  Gift Vouchers unfortunately are not redeemable online but can be used by calling the shop on 01603 868606. For any advice feel free to contact the shop via phone, email or through our social media.  PLEASE NOTE due to new government regulations we are no longer able to accept returned shoes that have been worn outside (even for a gentle mile). Online sales can be returned providing they have not been worn for use other than just having been tried on indoors. In terms of clothing, all we ask is that the item is in its original unworn and unwashed condition with any packaging or tags. This does not include trying the item on, but just as long on as you don't stain with makeup or deodorant, etc. Please note that any refunds via Royal Mail post or home deliveries will be subject to a £5.00 restocking fee. This does not apply to click and collect orders. Here at Sportlink the well-being of our customers, our suppliers and our staff is our absolute priority, and you can be assured that health and safety is of the utmost importance to our company. For delivery and returns information during this time visit our delivery details page. Please read our Covid-19 Safety Policy before continuing.