Category Archives: South London Harriers

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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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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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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Beddington NightRun offers another route to the marathon

Another week, another local weekly running event as part of the build-up to the London Marathon, or simply for fun and fitness, jogs into our mail box. Staged for the fourth time this week, Beddington Park now has a regular … Continue reading

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City Hall documents confirm Palace park schemes are linked

Attempts by one of Sebastian Coe’s companies to distance themselves from any relationship with China’s ZhongRong Group appear to be in vain after the Greater London Authority published its consultants’ brief and an interim report which demonstrate that any scheme … Continue reading

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Jowell criticises Boris plan to ‘rip up iconic athletics track’

Tessa Jowell, the former Olympics Minister, has joined the campaign to keep viable athletics and sports facilities at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, in a submission to the Greater London Authority’s consultation which is highly critical of the way … Continue reading

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Young runners display mud and guts in London Youth Games

Report by Matthew Kiernan More than 60 young runners represented Croydon at the opening event of the 2015 Balfour Beatty London Youth Games at Parliament Hill Fields on Saturday, delivering a batch of team and individual medals. The 67-strong Croydon … Continue reading

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Coe wants community to have its say over Palace plans

Sebastian Coe, the double Olympic gold medal-winner and former chairman of the organising committee of London’s acclaimed 2012 Games, wants the local community to back calls to save the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre for future sporting use. Lord Coe, … Continue reading

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Coe’s Palace consultation is extended due to public demand

Campaigners fighting to save Crystal Palace as an Olympic legacy training venue were claiming a small victory last night, when the Greater London Authority announced that it had been so overwhelmed with responses to a consultation on the future of … Continue reading

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