Category Archives: Athletics

Medal-winning performances from Youth Games squad

By Matthew Kiernan Croydon’s young athletes kicked off their 2018 London Youth Games campaign with a sixth place overall finish from 33 competing boroughs at the cross-country championships staged at Parliament Hill on Saturday. Croydon’s 60-plus-strong squad brought home two … Continue reading

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Frank Harmer Memorial 10km, Brockwell Park, Mar 4

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Harriers stage women’s free running sessions in Lloyd Park

Croydon Harriers is starting its first “Couch to Parkrun” all-female running group. Parkrun is the 5-kilometre (just a little more than 3 miles) timed fun run which is staged at 9am every Saturday; in and around Croydon, there are Parkruns … Continue reading

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Runners jog over to Duppas Hill for their autumn training

The beginners’ running sessions are moving from Wandle Park to Duppas Hill for the autumn evenings. With Wandle Park’s gates closing at dusk, the run group needs a new venue for the coming months, and the rolling pathways of Duppas … Continue reading

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On your marks for Croydon’s biggest annual road race

There are less than two weeks to go until the annual Croydon 10K road race comes to town – one of the most popular road races held in the region. This well-established race usually attracts fields of nearly 500 runners. … Continue reading

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£300 for a night seeing Usain Bolt disappear into the distance

FLASH HARRY, our tame wideboy in the double-breasted suit with a ticket for every event, paid through the nose to catch a glimpse of the world’s greatest sprinter last weekend. He was not impressed. Usain Bolt runs his last ever … Continue reading

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Wandle Park runs get off to an early start this summer

The early birds in Wandle Park are about to get a bit of a wake-up call on summer Tuesday mornings, as the local running group doubles its number of meetings. Wandle Valley Regional Park and RunTogether are starting a new … Continue reading

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