Online entries are now being accepted for the 2014 Croydon Half-marathon, sponsored by Streets Ahead and organised by Croydon Striders, to be staged on Sunday, March 30.
It will be the fourth staging of the 13.1-mile race, with the event starting and finishing at Striders’ Sandilands clubhouse. This year, it is raising money for homelessness charity Croydon Nightwatch.
The race is chip-timed and is staged on a UK Athletics-certified two-lap road course which skirts around Lloyd Park, Addington Hills, Shirley and Park Hill and, as you may manage to work out, offers a fair few climbs. It is not the sort of event to go to if you are seeking a “swift half”.
The fastest time in the race was set in 2012, at 1hr 11min 28sec, while the women’s course record was set last year, with 1:24:42 – with just three runners from the 534 finishers completing the course inside 1hr 16min in 2013, experienced racers will realise that it is a demanding route.
This year, there will be goody bags and medals for all finishers and prizes for individual men and women, individual male and female veterans as well as team prizes.
Coming to Croydon
- Cronx Brewery open day, Jan 25
- Holocaust Memorial concert, Jan 25
- STDLCC Screening: Winter Nomads, Jan 27
- Renaming ceremony for Lake Conan Doyle, Feb 1
- Coulsdon and Purley Debating Society, Feb 3
- Babylon at the Spread Eagle Theatre, Feb 4-6
- Steve Knightly at Stanley Halls: Feb 5
- Purley Swimathon: Feb 8 and 13
- Mark Steel at Ashcroft Theatre, Feb 12
- Norwood Society talk, Upper Norwood Library, Feb 20
- Mr Pooter comes to Croydon, Feb 20-22
- Stop the Incinerator fund-raiser, Feb 24
- Coulsdon and Purley Debating Society, Mar 3
- Norwood Society talk, Upper Norwood Library, Mar 20
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