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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…
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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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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: 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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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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Neil Featherby: Time to turn back the clock – and run with the pack

Out and about filming with Neil Featherby and his dogs running through the countryside near to his home Picture: Lee Blanchflower. It’s been a bit of a strange, but busy, week in what I call my world of running, having met up and chatted with a few long-time running friends, discussed another personal running challenge…
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Neil Featherby: Local athletes are on their way back

Run Norwich has been cancelled this year Picture: Epic Action Imagery In the week that Run Norwich was officially cancelled for 2020, there was thankfully a couple of pieces of good news – Athletics Norfolk are to hold some events behind closed doors, and my old mate Tommy Hughes (from Gulladuff in Northern Ireland) won a half…
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