Eric Liddell 100

Eric Liddell 100


Eric Liddell was educated at Eltham College from 1908 to 1920. An outstanding athlete, he was awarded the Blackheath Cup, and represented the senior cricket and rugby teams by the age of 15, later captaining both.

He was best remembered for his 1924 Paris Olympics 400m gold medal before serving as a missionary in China until his death in 1945.

The year 2024 marks the centenary of Eric Liddell’s athletic achievement. With the Olympics returning to Paris, a group of students from Eltham College (London) and St Leonards School (St Andrews, Scotland) look to retell Eric’s story by running from Paris to St Andrews. Enroute, the students will fundraise for a number of local charities, all supporting young people.

At the beginning of half-term, a tour group of Year 8-Lower Sixth rugby and netball players visited Scotland, retracing Eric Liddell’s footsteps as we begin the celebrations marking 100 years since his gold medal win at Paris Olympics. Read more about the tour here.

The group is currently seeking support for the Eric Liddell 100 event to take place, to enable fundraising for charities during the run. Should you wish to support them in their efforts, we would appreciate you doing so using the form below.

Thank you to all those able to support our first event celebrating Eric Liddell’s life at Holy Sepulchre Church, London on 21 February 2024. You can see our photo gallery here.

Check back here in the coming weeks for further details of our exciting plans.