Tag Archives: ParkRun

Delays at Croydon put Parkrun’s national return in jeopardy

Delays at Croydon Council could force the abandonment of the post-covid return of hundreds of popular Parkruns across England. Following the government’s “roadmap” out of lockdown, national organisers have been targeting June 26 as their English resumption date – but … Continue reading

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Local runner has Sense of success after his marathon effort

Amish Patel completed his first London Marathon last Sunday, raising money for national charity Sense, having been inspired by his mother, who is registered blind. Patel, 34, from Croydon, a compliance analyst in finance, battled his way around the 26-mile … Continue reading

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Harriers stage women’s free running sessions in Lloyd Park

Croydon Harriers is starting its first “Couch to Parkrun” all-female running group. Parkrun is the 5-kilometre (just a little more than 3 miles) timed fun run which is staged at 9am every Saturday; in and around Croydon, there are Parkruns … Continue reading

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Run for the hills! Lloyd Park’s the toughest in all London

Lloyd Park in Croydon has the toughest Parkrun course in the whole of London – and that’s official because the Londonist website says so. Their reporter, Geoff Marshall, has surveyed all 47 courses in Greater London’s parks and open spaces … 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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