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Buxton Fun Run – Sunday 10th

A multi terrain scenic run through beautiful countryside in December. There are prizes for the best fancy dress - adults and children, and also a raffle. Check out some of the photos of great outfits from previous years, at http://ianedwardsphotography.zenfolio.com/buxtonfunrun. All proceeds go to Autism Anglia. This year's race, sponsored by SPORTLINK, takes place on Sunday,…
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TURKEY TROT – December 10th

The 2017 Turkey Trot, kindly sponsored by Galloper Wind Farm Ltd, will place on Sunday 10th December, starting at 11am at the Beccles Sports Centre, Ringsfield Road. The Turkey Trot is an undulating 10 mile road race visiting small villages on the edge of the Waveney Valley. There will be a prize for best fancy…
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There is a need to find best of both worlds at local events

Being involved with running and runners on a daily basis, I have to say there has been a fair bit of debate in certain quarters about the decline in standards in so many of our local road races this year. Upon checking the race results it is also very noticeable that many top local runners…
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Volunteers are the unsung heroes of grassroots running…so please get involved

Funding announcements for Team GB athletes always creates controversy. There’s the debate over which athletes would benefit most from receiving such grants along with a little criticism about certain athletes who perhaps don’t necessarily need it at this stage of their career. It does beg the question about the two very different ends of the…
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Neil Featherby: It’s time to put the pride back in the Norfolk vest

With the track season over and done with and most of the road races now finished until the New Year, it’s that time of year again where middle and long distance athletes turn their attention to putting on their cross country spikes for the winter season. There are several cross country leagues and established races,…
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Scenic 7 – Sunday 12th November

The most picturesque 7 mile race in Suffolk! The Stowmarket Striders Scenic 7 is a relatively flat 7 mile course with only a couple of undulations. The course starts at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre and heads out through Onehouse and Harleston then makes a three-mile loop back to Harleston before returning along the same route…
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Neil Featherby: Why you should consider taking up canicross

After my fairly in-depth columns during the last month, I’ve decided to write about some of the lighter aspects of running, particularly when it comes to the many fun events which have become so popular during the last few years. Up until the recent boom in running, other than that of track, road, cross country…
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