Category Archives: Athletics

Get set for the 2018 Dino Dash in Crystal Palace, Jun 13

The fourth annual Dino Dash will be staged by Crystal Palace Fun Runners on a traffic-free course in Crystal Palace Park on Wednesday, June 13. Sponsored by Flying Runner and Eat Natural, race control opens at 6pm with the race … Continue reading

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Striders show the way with three routes round our parks

Last year, Striders of Croydon, the local running club, applied successfully for a grant from Croydon Council for a scheme which, in the council’s opinion, would improve and highlight Croydon’s parks and open spaces. Included in this application was the … Continue reading

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Harriers set date for 2018 Croydon 10km road race

Croydon Harriers have confirmed that the 2018 Croydon 10km road race will be staged on Sunday October 21, with a course that loops around Lloyd Park. The race regularly attracts a field of more than 500 runners and is one … Continue reading

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Chinese billionaire wants second helpings of Palace takeaway

“I still want to rebuild the Crystal Palace,” Ni Zhaoxing, the billionaire owner of the ZhongRong Group, declared in Beijing earlier this week. Ni, described as “a 62-year-old Anglophile”, was interviewed by the Financial Times during Prime Minister Theresa May’s … Continue reading

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Is the bell sounding for the final lap at Crystal Palace NSC?

There’s a public consultation underway to try to resolve the future of the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace. And it’s déjà vu all over again. Poor publicity for the process run by a bunch of consultants, a reluctant attitude … Continue reading

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Meningitis charity offers chance to run in The Big Half

National charity Meningitis Research Foundation has a fantastic opportunity for anyone who wants to get a place to run along with Mo Farah and thousands of others on March 4 in The Big Half – a new even from the … Continue reading

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South Norwood teen who’s already bolting on the fast track

In Romell Glave, Croydon Harriers look to have another high-class speedster coming off their sprinter production line. The south London club which has helped unearth international talents including Donna Fraser, Martyn Rooney and James Dasaolu, now boasts among its members … Continue reading

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