Category Archive for "Athletics"

Lee Valley Open Meeting

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Lee Valley Athletics Centre’s open competition for track and field events for age groups U13 and upwards.

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Bruce Longden Memorial Challenge

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Bruce Longden (1939 – 2012) – The Man One of Britain’s best athletic coaches, who sadly died three weeks before the 2012 Olympics, and I was fortunate to work for him over a period of 10 years. I can honestly…

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Sally Gunnell Interview

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Sally Gunnell became the golden girl at the Barcelona Olympics with her 400m hurdles win. A year later she became World Champion and smashed the world record. Her fierce competitiveness and sunny personality on screen have made her a household…

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Hayley McLean’s hero Sally Gunnell

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How Hayley McLean’s hero Sally Gunnell is now one of her biggest supporters HAYLEY McLean may not have been to a Commonwealth Games before, but she knows, should she need any advice, at the other end of the phone there…

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Hayley wins key funding

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CALL IT a late Christmas present but Stanford athlete, Hayley McLean has been awarded key funding in her bid for glory in 2014. The Bruce Longden Community Foundation (BLCF) said: “BLCF is absolutely delighted to announce that Hayley McLean (GB),…

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Cornel Fredericks 2014 Commonwealth Games

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Team South Africa added two more gold and three bronze medals to their tally on Day 8 of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games on Thursday, with athletics, bowls and wrestling providing the highlights. This brings the total number of medals to…

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England Athletics talk about Bruce Longdens Achievements

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England Athletics was greatly saddened by the death of Bruce Longden at the age of 72. Bruce was coach to Sally Gunnell and Daley Thompson, among many others, and his outstanding contribution to our sport was recognised when he was…

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Running out of puff

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Is Britain’s recent miserable form in athletics the result of down-playing track and field sports in our schools over the past decade? Alan Combes investigates It wasn’t hard to find criticism of the United Kingdom’s performance at this year’s World…

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King’s PE teacher became a world class coach

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Bruce Longden (1920-2012) BORN in Sheffield, Bruce studied at Woodhouse Grammar School, before moving on to Loughborough College (now University), where he graduated in 1962 in Physical Education and Geography. He went on to teach for two years in Romford,…

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