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Lally defies Olympic selectors to realise her lifelong dream

IAN LAMONT interviews a south London athlete who has overcome illness, depression and disappointment to drive her into becoming one of the world’s best discus throwers. Main photograph by IAN STRATTON Jade Lally can put four years of hurt behind … Continue reading

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Trustees abandon free school plan for Crystal Palace Park

Controversial plans to build a free school in the middle of a Grade II-listed public park have been abandoned. The Crystal Palace Primary School wanted the public to pay for its buildings in the middle of the south London park, … 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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Croydon Harriers sprinter becomes four-try rugby star

Croydon Harriers recently lost one of their biggest talents – physically and metaphorically – to another sport, when British discus record-holder Lawrence Okoye signed up for the San Francisco 49ers American football team. Could they be about to lose another … Continue reading

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Frank Harmer Memorial 10km road race, Mar 1

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Bromley 10km charity road race, Jan 11

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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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Bromley leader Carr attacks Boris’s Palace consultation

Seconds out, round three: In a pull-no-punches letter sent to City Hall today, Stephen Carr, the leader of Tory-run Bromley Council, has condemned London Mayor Boris Johnson’s on-going consultation over the future of Crystal Palace National Sports Centre as “…variations … Continue reading

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