Tag Archives: Donna Fraser

Do the decent thing: podcast’s latest call for Perry to quit

Jason Perry would resign from his £84,000 per year job as Croydon’s executive Mayor if he had any dignity. That’s the view of Andrew Fisher, one of the guests on the latest bumper edition of The Croydon Insider, this website’s … Continue reading

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Gift to Croydon Arena uncages range of questions over track

In the very week when the future of the Commonwealth Games was thrown into doubt by the abrupt withdrawal of Victoria as 2026 hosts, so a piece of Games legacy is being installed in Croydon. The athletics throws cage from … Continue reading

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The battle to save ticket offices – and Croydon’s private army

Our latest podcast includes among our guests former Olympic sprinter Donna Fraser. It’s the first time on our podcast we have had the pleasure of the company of someone who holds the Freedom of the Borough, as Donna does.

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Croydon’s Fraser named Woman of the Year by World Athletics

Croydon Harrier Donna Fraser has been named “Woman of the Year” as part of the World Athletics Awards 2022. Fraser twice won world 4x400metres relay medals and in 2000 she placed fourth in the Sydney Olympic 400metres final. She “has … Continue reading

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Double delight for Harriers as Croydon 10K road race returns

More than 200 runners turned out for the return of the Croydon 10K on Sunday, after a three-year absence, to encounter the worst conditions ever encountered in the history of the road race, as they set off from Lloyd Park … Continue reading

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Olympic hero Fraser gives her club the shirts off her back

You could have a real Olympic vest, worn by a real Olympic athlete in a race at a real Olympic Games. And by buying it, you could be helping the next generation of Croydon’s stars fulfill their dreams of competing … Continue reading

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Football club forced to play games away over Arena uncertainty

The borough’s longest-established non-league football club go into the new season forced into a nomadic existence, uncertain of when their home ground at Croydon Arena will be available to stage home games. The council-owned Arena, the home ground of Croydon … Continue reading

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Ashes call-up has Thornton Heath’s Carberry on right track

England batsmen on this winter’s Ashes cricket tour to Australia had better take their quick singles very quickly, as the inclusion in the 17-man squad of Thornton Heath-born Michael Carberry is certain to put some speed into their running between … Continue reading

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Has Kate Moss snubbed Croydon’s portrait bench?

Mystery surrounds the identity of one of the top three Croydon characters, voted for by the public, who has refused to allow their likeness to be used in a public portrait project. The final portrait for a bench on the … Continue reading

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Croydon’s list of great residents omits David Lean. Why?

The saddening/maddening thing about Croydon Council is that, when given some of the simplest of tasks in their attempt to promote the borough, they still manage to balls it up. Take, for example, this week’s half-cocked announcement on the council … Continue reading

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