Category Archives: Inspirational

Going the distance – Kathryn Hammond

Every Month we now feature one of the Sportlink team for a Q&A. This month it's Kathryn Hammond. When did you first start to run? I have always run for as long as I can remember. I was a sprinter at school. Running in my early twenties, was just part of my fitness regime, alongside…
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Neil Featherby: The future looks bright for Norfolk Cross Country team

Neil's EDP article 12/01/18 After my column back in November about the new regime of Chris Merrylees and Dominic Blake now heading up the Norfolk County Cross Country Team, last Sunday saw what was most certainly an eagerly awaited Norfolk County X/C Championships at Thetford. Ashley Harrell won the Senior Men's race. Picture: Tony Payne…
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Christmas film – Ho Ho Ho!

So this is it.....the Sportlink Christmas Film for 2017....As always madness with some of the worst singing ever apart from our lead vocalist Sally Fletcher. A very big thank you to Adrian Fletcher for his superb production amongst all the chaos and of course to every single one of our friends, customers and Taverham Country Shopping Centre. As always watch…
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Going The Distance – Pete Johnson

Every Month we now feature one of the Sportlink team for a Q&A. We kick off with Pete Johnson. When did you first start to run? I started to run in 1986 with a fun run as we didn’t have park runs in those days. They were either 3 miles or 5k for which I managed…
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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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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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