Gallery Neil Featherby wins the Norfolk Marathon in 1987. Picture: Archant Library Archant Library Running expert Neil Featherby recounts his memories of the Norfolk Marathon and discusses whether the event could ever make a return Runners grab some water during the 1984 Norfolk Marathon Picture: Archant LibraryI can remember the first London Marathon back in 1981 with just 7,000 runners taking part which back then was considered huge. To say it caught everyone's imagination really is an understatement. Even though there was no live television coverage that year, when watching the highlights later on that evening, the sight of watching so many people of all ages and from all walks of life pounding the streets of the capital most certainly made for what was to become known as a people's marathon and of course triggering the first marathon boom in this country. This then led to many other marathons springing up all around the UK for which I myself also became caught up in the … [Read more...] about Memories of the Norfolk Marathon and the 1980s running boom
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Anybody who attends the Sundance Film Festival for a few years learns a few tricks. They know that the best seats at the Egyptian Theatre are closer to the front. They can tell you that the Library Center Theatre gets cold before the show, but warms up during the movie because they turn the air conditioning off. They know the best routes for the shuttle buses. Their legs bend just the right way to walk downhill on Park City’s Main Street without tripping. The most important rule is this: You’re supposed to have fun at a festival — so if you’re not, you’re doing it wrong. What do you need to know about navigating the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, the largest cultural event in Utah? Here are 20 tips and tricks, gleaned from festivalgoers with years, even decades, of experience. Download the app • The festival’s app puts the program guide, schedules, maps and other information in your smartphone, and it’s free. Most important, the … [Read more...] about Why just survive the Sundance Film Festival when you can enjoy it? Here are 20 tips for navigating the madness.
London bus drivers and passengers need to be pushed harder to ensure they move upstairs on double decker buses to make way for disabled, elderly and parents with prams, a local leader says. Kensington & Chelsea Council transport leader Councillor Will Pascall says transport bosses should be looking at why buses aren't as full as they could be amid the controversial bus cuts being proposed by the London Mayor, targeting underused routes. He says vulnerable users are put off using buses when they see overcrowded lower decks with no space for wheelchairs or seats for them. Transport for London (TfL) says it is looking at ways of encouraging Londoners to move to the top of double decker buses to stop crowding the lower levels, even trialling automatic announcements telling passengers there are seats upstairs on some routes. Kerdesan Gallardo from North Kensington has described her struggle to find wheelchair space on buses and is worried about route cuts making it even harder for … [Read more...] about Why Londoners are being asked to take the top deck on buses
While most of London spends Christmas Day opening presents, eating too much, drinking too much, watching TV and generally spending time with friends and family amid the tinsel and baubles, it's easy to forget not everyone celebrates Christmas. Our diverse city is home to people from many religions and cultures and as such not everyone may wish to mark the occasion because of their beliefs. Others may choose not to celebrate for personal reasons - perhaps it isn't a happy time of year for some people. It might be that your friends and family are far away and you don't really have anyone special to spend Christmas with, so you're looking for something to do around others. Or maybe you're a person or family who just simply wants to escape the noise, craziness and over-indulgence and do something completely different. So what do you do if you're not celebrating on Christmas Day like everyone else seems to be? Everything is closed, right? And there's no way of getting to places, is there? … [Read more...] about Things to do on Christmas Day in London if you don’t celebrate Christmas
London is one of the priciest cities in the world but there's an impressive amount to do for under a fiver. From stunning parks to spectacular views, magnificent monuments and massive museums, you don't have to be rolling in it to enjoy the capital. If you're staying in to try and save money it's time to get back out there and to one of these incredible experiences that won't break your bank. In no particular order, these are 19 spectacular things to do in London for less than £5. 1. Sky Garden, The City 20 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 8AF Instagram You can see some of the best views of London without having to pay a penny, though booking a free slot in advance online is usually essential. Cost Free Opening hours Monday to Friday (closed on bank holidays): 9.30am-5.30pm How to get there Nearest Tube: Monument (District and Circle Line) - 5 minute walk Tower Hill (District and Circle Lines), Tower Gate (District and Circle Lines), Aldgate (Metropolitan, Hammersmith and City and … [Read more...] about 19 spectacular things to do in London in for less than £5