Tag Archives: Gordon Pirie

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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Over the hill: Lloyd Park to stage a true sporting spectacular

Forget the FA Cup third round or (another) darts world championship, the big sporting weekend of the first weekend of January is happening right on our doorstep, with the Surrey Cross-country Championships in Lloyd Park. Don’t underestimate it, this is … Continue reading

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Next time, we’ll be walking past the Rambler’s Rest

With its position on Outwood Lane in the Chipstead Valley, which offers some great walks up the escarpment and into Great Solom’s Wood, the Rambler’s Rest could be almost the perfect walker’s pub. For decades, dating back to the time … Continue reading

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