Category Archives: South London Harriers

Coe is accused of ‘world-class hypocrisy’ over Palace plans

Some of London’s leading athletes and coaches have reacted with dismay and horror at plans, revealed this week, to demolish the athletics stadium and indoor training facilities at Crystal Palace. And there is mounting anger among some senior athletics figures … Continue reading

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Follow in the footsteps of “Puff Puff” Pirie: Dec 1

Run in the footsteps of south London’s greatest distance runner in a special race staged over some of the most beautiful country, and demanding hills, in south-east England. Six decades before Mo Farah, Britain had a world record-breaking distance runner … Continue reading

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Olympic boost gives Woodcote School’s track a flying start

IAN LAMONT reports on the opening of an important sports facility in Coulsdon Evidence of the “Olympic legacy” since last summer’s global sporting showpiece was staged in the capital has been hard to find. The Surrey county athletics championships has … Continue reading

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Local athletes running scared of county championships

The Surrey championships used to be a highlight of local athletes’ year, and they used to be staged at Croydon Arena. IAN LAMONT witnessed the 2013 edition at Kingston at the weekend where despite last year’s London Olympics successes, there … Continue reading

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Woodcote school on its marks to get right on track

IAN LAMONT reports on a £800,000 training facility in Coulsdon that will boost one of the country’s oldest athletics clubs Students returning to Woodcote High School in for the summer term are tantalisingly close to being able to use a … Continue reading

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