Opinion The City of Norwich Athletic Club dominated the Trowse 10K last month. Picture: Sonya Duncan ARCHANT EASTERN DAILY PRESS (01603) 772434 Run Anglia editor Mark Armstrong discusses why competitive running standards appear to be in decline There they were, a vision of red and yellow, arm in arm, with huge smiles on their faces.Ben Spratling, Piers Arnold and James Senior had locked out the podium at the Trowse 10K – the last event of the Sportlink Grand Prix series this year. The female trio of Mabel Beckett, Leanne Finch and Emma Risbey had done exactly the same.The City of Norwich Athletic Club (CONAC) group were in a class of their own and it got me thinking… if you really want to take your running to the highest level, is CONAC the only place to go in Norfolk?I suppose for many it comes down to what you want out of running.For the majority, it’s the social aspect of being in a running club. Yes, they want to get a few miles in but then it’s … [Read more...] about Running column: Can our running clubs harness Norfolk’s top runners?
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After trading rebellion for fatherhood, Kiwi rapper Tom Scott has documented the change in his latest album Avantdale Bowling Club. Most people would recognise Scott as the bad-boy frontman of Kiwi hip-hop group Home Brew. If that doesn't ring a bell, his time in band @Peace belting out controversial songs like 'Kill the PM' just might. Home Brew call out John Key on new election track Home Brew rapper threatens journalist on Twitter Scott is the first to admit his past is riddled with rebellion, but in his latest album he's turned a new leaf. "Yeah it was definitely a growing process - I don't know, it was like the third act in a film, ya know? There was conflict, and then resolution." Scott calls its contents a "self-help book addressed to himself". "Going from your 20s to your 30s is kind of like a metamorphosis in some kinda way - yeah, it was just me learning how to be a man I think." A big part of that growth was the birth of his son Quincy. "Just to have responsibility for … [Read more...] about Kiwi rapper Tom Scott on how fatherhood caused his ‘metamorphosis’
NIKKI MACDONALD Last updated 17:24, June 29 2018 ANDY JACKSON & GRANT MATTHEW/STUFF Waverley Chief Fire Officer Allan Hickford says about 85 per cent of the accidents they go to, they know the people involved. Waverley: Population 798. Minus five.Outside the Waverley Primary School, the events board still heralds the upcoming disco on June 21. What the town wouldn't give to really wind back that time. In a town that measures four blocks by five, grief doesn't need to stretch far to catch everyone in its grip.About 360 houses populate this orderly grid of a South Taranaki town. Three were emptied in a moment of impact, when two cars collided head-on on Wednesday morning, on the rise just out of town.The day after New Zealand's worst crash in 13 years, a snatch of rainbow was swallowed up in grey. Steam rose off the wet asphalt, as sheep trucks rumbled around the corner that claimed seven lives. GRANT MATTHEW/STUFF The … [Read more...] about Taranaki crash: Community rallies after fatal crash leaves seven dead
OPINION: It’s about that time of year when even we Kiwis get caught up in the Aussie obsession with State of Origin rugby league. Yep, state vs state, mate vs mate. Or, as I like to refer to it, over-hyped provincial footy. If you live in this part of the world and you’re compiling a bucket list of great sporting events to tick off during your lifetime, Blues against Maroons must surely be on it. A neutral Aussie's view on State of Origin Super Bowl, Wimbledon, Tour de France, Ashes at Lords, Olympic 100 metres final, Football World Cup final, maybe All Blacks vs Springboks in Jo’burg… Origin decider at Suncorp. No doubt, the sheer ferocity, speed, skill and drama of this inter-state rivalry has made it compelling viewing over the years. But across this side of the Tasman, misguided league tragics look on this series with great jealousy, thinking that this showpiece somehow holds the key to the Kangaroos’ long-held world dominance of the game. Surely we … [Read more...] about Opinion: State of Origin not a cure-all for Kiwis league shortcomings
Honley have made a blistering start to the Drakes Premiership season – despite losing their top batsman to the county game. Will Fraine has been snapped up by Nottinghamshire Outlaws for the rest of the season, but that hasn’t prevented new skipper Timmy Taylor guiding Honley to second in the table with six wins from seven. They are a point behind Hoylandswaine at the top of the standings and ready to take on Premiership rivals Cawthorne in the All Rounder Sykes Cup tomorrow after today’s intriguing top-flight trip to Shepley. Key all-rounder Taylor says there is a massively positive vibe at Far End Land right now – the seconds are also a point behind Swaine in Premiership Two – and he’s really enjoying leading out the troops. Well, almost! “There’s a lot more to do (as captain) than I ever thought!” said the 22-year-old, who has three winters of experience playing cricket around Melbourne and was in Mont Albert’s … [Read more...] about Timmy Taylor leads Honley to blistering start in Drakes Huddersfield Premiership