Tag Archives: Mo Farah

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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Local athletes running scared of county championships

The Surrey championships used to be a highlight of local athletes’ year, and they used to be staged at Croydon Arena. IAN LAMONT witnessed the 2013 edition at Kingston at the weekend where despite last year’s London Olympics successes, there … Continue reading

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Inspired by the Olympics? Try the race that’s too tough for Mo

Inspired by the Olympics? Want to set yourself a real challenge? There’s a very challenging – and that means a lot of hard hills – six-mile charity cross-country race on Streatham Common at the end of this month, where regular … Continue reading

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Go with Mo: Croydon takes part in world record attempt

A week on from Mo Farah winning his second Olympic gold medal in the 5,000 metres, Croydon’s runners have been playing their part in a world record attempt 5km run. ParkRun is an outstanding, nil-cost series of weekly races staged … Continue reading

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