Tag Archives: David Weir

Purley Downs golfers pitch in with £5,691 for Weir’s charity

We’re entering peak marathon season, with thousands of ordinary Londoners gearing themselves up for next month’s London Marathon and other long-distance challenges. On Sunday, in the Vitality Big Half, one far-from-ordinary Londoner, David Weir, the record-breaking wheelechair racer, was in … Continue reading

Posted in Athletics, Golf, Purley, Sport | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Record-breaker Weir in line-up for his 20th London Marathon

Wallington’s David Weir – the most successful wheelchair racer in the history of the London Marathon – will return to the race for a remarkable 20th consecutive year on Sunday April 28. Weir started his racing career in the London … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Olympics, Sport, Sutton Council | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Roundshaw’s golden hero Weir faces a BBC date with destiny

David Weir has had a fantastic year, winning four gold medals at the Paralympic Games and several awards as a result, including the Paralympic Sportsman of the Year prize last week from the nation’s sportswriters. But the south Londoner will … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Olympics, Athletics, Outside Croydon, Sport, Sutton Council | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Croydon trio start to scale the Olympian heights in style

It is, in case you had not noticed, Olympic year, and last weekend saw three local athletes put down strong markers for the London Games, with Martyn Rooney and Lawrence Okoye both setting world-leading performances, and wheelchair racer David Weir … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Olympics, Athletics, Croydon Harriers, Lawrence Okoye, London-wide issues, Martyn Rooney, Sport, Thornton Heath, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment