1897
A tight corner.

The leaders tackle a barrier during the South of the Thames Cross Country Association's Championship at Oakley Park, Bromley Common.

Published in The Illustrated Sporting And Dramatic News, 13 February 1897.
© British Library.
1899
Laying the trail.

H.C. Scard and W.E. White, mark out the course for the South of the Thames Championship held at Oakley Park, Bromley Common.

Published in The Illustrated Sporting And Dramatic News, 11 February 1899.
© British Library.
1899
The leaders are clear.

Two men have broken away from the field in the South of the Thames Championship held at Oakley Park, Bromley Common: A.E. Hutchins of Bexhill Hare & Hounds and D.G. Harris of Reading Athletic Club Harriers. Hutchins proved to be the winner but only a yard separated them at the finish, after 42½ minutes of running.

Published in The Illustrated Sporting And Dramatic News, 11 February 1899.
© British Library.
1905
The South of the Thames Cross-Country Championship at Wiggie, Redhill. Won by the Herne Hill Harriers.

Slippery going. 165 J.E. Deakin, Herne Hill Harriers (2nd). 167 F.J. Hulford, Herne Hill Harriers (1st). 219 A. Williams, Kent Athletic Club (3rd). Coming out of the plough, first round. A study of action. Second round, Hulford leads

Published in The Illustrated Sporting And Dramatic News, 4 February 1905.
© British Library.
1928
The Surrey District South of the Thames 'Junior' Race at Epsom Downs.

Soon after the start, and the race winner L.J. Cohen of Ashcombe A.C., President of the Association 1957-1958, is already near the front. Les Cohen is the man in the dark vest on the front rank of the field, nearest the camera. When his competitive days were over, he went on to become a high-ranking official with the Amateur Athletic Association.
1946
November 9th, 1946. The 'Junior' Race in Nonsuch Park

Squadron Leader W.E. 'Bill' Lucas, D.F.C., veteran of 81 missions with Bomber Command during World War II and destined to run in the Olympic 5,000 metres in less than two years time, approaches the finish in the 'South of the Thames 'Junior' Race in Nonsuch Park, Cheam.
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1897

A tight corner. The leaders tackle a barrier during the South of the Thames Cross Country Association's Championship at Oakley Park, Bromley Common. Published in The Illustrated Sporting And Dramatic News, 13 February 1897. © British Library.