Category Archives: Martyn Rooney

Councillor claims: We can’t afford to reopen Arena stadium

Track where Olympic stars Donna Fraser, Martyn Rooney and Lawrence Okoye began their track and field careers is under threat after covid-19, as senior council figure claims it could cost £200,000 to reopen Oliver Lewis, the council cabinet member, last … Continue reading

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Speculation mounting over future of £70m transfer target Zaha

For Crystal Palace fans, that World Cup euphoria could be short-lived, as the optimistic It’s Coming Home theme of the past four weeks has segued into a version of the old Clash number: Should He Stay Or Should He Go? … Continue reading

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Major athletics events set to return to Crystal Palace stadium

The future of Crystal Palace stadium as a training and competition venue seems secure, for a while at least, with the track which was the home of British athletics for half a century set to stage some important regional meetings … Continue reading

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Bittersweet for Rooney as he is declared an Olympic medallist

Croydon Harrier Martyn Rooney is an Olympic medallist, eight years after he’d finished his race. Rooney, along with his team mates from Great Britain’s 4×400 metres relay squad who finished fourth at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, have been promoted to … Continue reading

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Rooney apologises for his performance, on and off the track

Croydon Harrier Martyn Rooney has issued an apology after announcing on national television that he “ran like a dick” at the Rio Olympics. Rooney had just been eliminated at the heats stage of the 400 metres when he gave his … Continue reading

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Mayor urged to make Games bid centred on Crystal Palace

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has received a proposal to bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games – centred on south London, with Crystal Palace National Sports Centre undergoing a substantial, and overdue, refurbishment. With the Rio Olympics underway and … Continue reading

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Double champion Rooney proves a point and relays a message

Martyn Rooney ensured his place among the greats in British athletics history last night when he retained his European 400 metres title in Amsterdam, and promptly stirred another row with officials over selections for the relay squads this weekend. The … Continue reading

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Council has no proper benefit analysis on £148,000 cycle race

Transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, crunches some numbers and finds that Croydon Council forked out £148,000 for one night’s cycle racing in the town centre and has absolutely no idea whether they got value for money Here’s a combination of words … Continue reading

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Rooney proves a point as he flies on his Chinese magic carpet

Croydon Harrier Martyn Rooney proved a point today, when the British athletics team captain stormed to a lifetime best performance in the 400 metres heats on the second day of the world championships in Beijing. Rooney raced to 44.45sec for … Continue reading

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Young Harriers break records at London Olympic Stadium

Three sprint relay teams from Croydon Harriers tasted victory in London’s Olympic Stadium at the Anniversary Games last Friday evening. Eight teams of Croydon Harriers sprinters got the chance to stretch their legs on the big stage alongside Usain Bolt … Continue reading

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