Category Archives: Croydon Harriers

Harriers’ Okoye steps back into the circle at Olympic Stadium

Seven years after competing in the Olympic discus final, Croydon Harrier Lawrence Okoye is set to make his return to the sport in the London Stadium at tomorrow’s Anniversary Games televised international meeting. Okoye quit track and field athletics in … Continue reading

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Croydon 10k road race, Lloyd Park, Oct 27

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Local runner has Sense of success after his marathon effort

Amish Patel completed his first London Marathon last Sunday, raising money for national charity Sense, having been inspired by his mother, who is registered blind. Patel, 34, from Croydon, a compliance analyst in finance, battled his way around the 26-mile … Continue reading

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Whitgift School’s Olympic hero Okoye is arrested in Alabama

Lawrence Okoye, the former Whitgift School pupil and discus finalist at the  London Olympics who went to the United States to seek his fortune as an American football player, was arrested in Alabama last week on soliciting prostitution charges, placing … Continue reading

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This year’s Croydon 10K road race just got even Better

Greenwich Leisure, the council’s leisure centre managers, under their trading name of Better, have joined the headline sponsors of this Sunday’s Croydon 10K road race. The charity run – one of the most popular road races in south London  – … Continue reading

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Croydon Arena football pitch savaged as ‘danger’ to players

The borough’s longest established non-league football club is threatening to withhold its hire fees from Croydon Council over the poor state of the pitch at Croydon Arena. Officials from opposition clubs who have played Croydon FC in the opening week … 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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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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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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