Category Archives: Inspirational

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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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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Virgin Money London Marathon 2018

The Virgin Money London Marathon 2018 This week ballot results for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon are announced with acceptance magazines officially starting to drop to lucky applicants this week. Here at Sportlink we’re here for you all the way on your journey to VLM2108. Ready with trusted advice, shoes, clothing, your running essentials…
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What has happened to our domestic running scene since the 1980s?

Autumn has always been a favourite time for me when it comes to running. However, it was also one of those times when I used to think about getting in one more good quality marathon. What with Mark’s Nottingham marathon last weekend, one which I know he is so pleased to have got under his…
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SIMPLYHEALTH GREAT NORTH RUN

Gook luck to all of our friends taking part in the Simply Health Great North Run this Sunday. Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne, the 13.1 mile course is lined with supporters all the way from the iconic Tyne Bridge, right out towards the coast in South Shields. You can watch all of the action live on…
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MEET OUR NEW TEAM MEMBER – TOMMIE

We welcome our latest team member Tommie. Here's a little about him in his own words... I have always had a great involvement in running and fitness, whether I am performing, or studying the background science. I have a lot of running experience having been a member of the Bungay Black Dog running club for…
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