Category Archives: Athletics

£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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Free multi-sport courses on offer for youngsters over half-term

Youngsters aged 5 to 21 in Croydon and Sutton get their chance to enjoy some great action during May half-term, when another programme of multisport and football will be on offer through the popular L&Q One Goal holiday programme of … Continue reading

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More than 200 runners take half-marathon in their stride

Striders of Croydon have declared their latest road race, Sunday’s Croydon Half-marathon, as a great success, after more than 200 runners from across London and the south-east took part in the warm spring sunshine. And with the London Marathon coming … Continue reading

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Stride out for Croydon’s half-marathon challenge, Apr 2

The Croydon Half-marathon takes place on Sunday April 2. Hosted by Striders of Croydon, this two-lap race around the leafy roads of Croydon that should see between 300 to 400 runners take part either as part of their training for … Continue reading

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Help beat cancer by signing up for Race for Life 2017

The women of Croydon are being asked to sign up for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2017, to be staged in Lloyd Park on July 9. Money raised by women racing, running, jogging or walking the 5km or 10km … Continue reading

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Run for the hills! Lloyd Park’s the toughest in all London

Lloyd Park in Croydon has the toughest Parkrun course in the whole of London – and that’s official because the Londonist website says so. Their reporter, Geoff Marshall, has surveyed all 47 courses in Greater London’s parks and open spaces … Continue reading

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