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Champion performances for charity by marathon runners

Two Croydon figures made themselves marathon champions on Sunday, one by setting an example by raising thousands of pounds for the NHS charity, the other by claiming the accolade as the 2023 race’s oldest finisher. David Picksley, at 90, completed … Continue reading

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Special offer: Get £10 off your pre-marathon pasta meal

Croydon’s marathon runners can do their pre-race carbo-loading for free this weekend, thanks to a deal being offered by Deliveroo and Pasta Evangelists. From midnight on Friday, Deliveroo and the pasta restaurant are giving away 4,000 vouchers each worth £10 … Continue reading

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Croydon loses out in the long run with just 21 marathon grants

This year’s London Marathon on Sunday will be celebrating the event having distributed more than £100million to good causes over the last 42 years. Yet Croydon has the worst record of all London boroughs in applying for grants, as STEVEN … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace fund runner all set for her marathon challenge

Samantha Collins is another Croydon fund-runner taking part in this Sunday’s London Marathon. Collins is running with a target of nearly £2,000 to support national charity Leukaemia Care. Collins, 46, will be running the London for the fourth time, but after … Continue reading

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Help marathon runner Baz and NSPCC protect against abuse

Croydon’s Behzad Shadnia – “Baz” – is running in the London Marathon this Sunday, raising money for the NSPCC – the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Baz, who’s from South Norwood, has strong personal reasons to … Continue reading

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Virtual London Mini-Marathon opened up to primary schools

Cancelled because of covid-19 in April, the 2020 London Mini-Marathon could now be the biggest road running event for kids ever staged, as the organisers aim to get 45,000 youngsters from across the country to run 2.6 miles in a … Continue reading

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Marathon gives £150,000 grant to new sports school for netball

Three schemes in Croydon have between them received nearly £200,000 in grants from the London Marathon’s charitable trust, it was announced today. The Socco Cheta Community Hub in South Norwood (£18,500) and Wheels For Wellbeing, which operates across several sites, … Continue reading

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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

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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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Addiscombe marathon runner seeks wholehearted support

Tamsin Carelse, from Upfield, in Addiscombe, completed her first London Marathon in 2011. On April 7 this year, she is hoping to complete her second 26-mile race in Paris. Tamsin fits her training around a busy working life. Nothing stops … Continue reading

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Walk your way to fitness in 2013 with local rambles

It’s too late for a 2013 London Marathon entry, the sponsored swim at Purley Pool is too far distant, and the weekly 5km Park Runs in Lloyd Park, on Roundshaw Downs, at Riddlesdown or in Banstead Woods might be a … Continue reading

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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

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Veteran of 100 marathons runs his own race in Richmond Park

Congratulations to Croydon runner Gareth Davies, who today, together with a couple of regular training partners, managed to organise and stage the first Richmond Park Marathon. The 26-mile 385-yard race was a bit of a contrast from the 40,000-runner London … Continue reading

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