Category Archives: Striders of Croydon

Striders of Croydon Switchback 5, Lloyd Park, Sep 30

The Switchback 5 is a tough, off-road run through Lloyd Park and the Addington Hills, reaching one of the highest points in Croydon before turning back for the scurry downhill towards the finish line. This year’s event, organised by Striders … Continue reading

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Croydon Half-marathon 2019, Lloyd Park, Mar 31

Organising club Striders of Croydon, have announced the date of next year’s Croydon Half-marathon, which will be staged on a two-lap, undulating course around Lloyd Park and the Addington Hills on Sunday, March 31. There are prizes on offer to … 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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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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More than 200 runners take half-marathon in their stride

Striders of Croydon have declared their latest road race, Sunday’s Croydon Half-marathon, as a great success, after more than 200 runners from across London and the south-east took part in the warm spring sunshine. And with the London Marathon coming … Continue reading

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Stride out for Croydon’s half-marathon challenge, Apr 2

The Croydon Half-marathon takes place on Sunday April 2. Hosted by Striders of Croydon, this two-lap race around the leafy roads of Croydon that should see between 300 to 400 runners take part either as part of their training for … Continue reading

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Run for the hills! Lloyd Park’s the toughest in all London

Lloyd Park in Croydon has the toughest Parkrun course in the whole of London – and that’s official because the Londonist website says so. Their reporter, Geoff Marshall, has surveyed all 47 courses in Greater London’s parks and open spaces … Continue reading

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Striders of Croydon Switchback 5, Lloyd Park, Sep 25

The Switchback 5 on Sunday September 25 is one of the highlights of Croydon Striders’ club calendar. The course is a five-mile, single-lap, off-road route around Lloyd Park and into Addington Hills. It’s a popular warm-up to the cross-country season … 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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