Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, our retail shop is currently closed to the public. For delivery and returns information during this time and into the future, visit our delivery details page. Please be sure to read our Covid-19 Safety Policy before continuing.
PLEASE NOTE whilst in the past we have taken shoes back from customers who have done nothing more than a gentle mile in a pair of shoes purchased from us and then decided they are not for them, what with new government regulations we can no longer do this.
Therefore please do make sure before purchasing instore that the shoe of your choice meet all the requirements your expect from them i.e. size, fit, type, style and of course comfort. Online sales needless to say can be returned providing they have not been worn for use other than just having been tried on indoors.
Here at Sportlink the well-being of our customers, our suppliers and our staff is our absolute priority, and you can be assured that health and safety is of the utmost importance to our company.
Sportlink is a company run by runners, for runners. This is why, we guarantee that you will only ever see premium products both on our website, and in store. Anything that can be purchased from us will be a product that we endorse and believe in. Everything will have been tried and tested by our experienced team of runners. Our passion really is helping to guide people in the right direction in terms of what suits each individual. We are all different and require different needs and that is something that we recognise and are here to help with.
Owner of Sportlink
Having had a huge interest in running footwear whilst being a serious athlete and having worked in the sports trade from the mid 1980’s, Neil opened Sportlink for business in 1994 so as to provide a first class service and professional advice on all aspects of footwear and equipment for runners and sports people.
As an athlete he represented England and Great Britain on a number of occasions including a World and European Cup competing in marathons and events all around the World whilst also winning the Leicester, Wolverhampton, Bungay and Norfolk (four times) marathons in the UK whilst boasting personal best times of 29 mins 28 secs for 10k, 49:47 for 10 miles and 2 hours 17 mins 35 seconds for the marathon. In International Competition, he also took the runners up position whilst running for England in Aberdeen as well as finishing 3rd in The Hong Kong, Malta, Bermuda and Luton Home Countries Marathons. Further honours include Norfolk AAA Marathon Champion 1986/87/89/90, Eastern Counties Marathon Champion 1987/89/90, South of England Marathon Silver Medalist 1991 and South of England Half Marathon Bronze Medalist 1992.
Neil is also a coaching advisor offering training advice on many aspects of specific fitness and sports nutrition for individuals and groups which includes a number of World Class and Elite sportsmen.
Neil holds diplomas in sports psychology and sports nutrition for which he has written several articles on these subjects along with training and fitness advice for various publications, magazines and newspapers.
Away from his working and sporting life, he spends a lot of time organising charity raising events to help local causes particularly for animal and rescue centres what with him being a huge dog and animal lover. One such charity event being the renowned Felthorpe Boxing Day Hare & Hounds Fancy Dress Cross Country Run. Since the first running of this very unique race in 2002, this crazy but huge fun event has become a must do run for many runners throughout Norfolk.