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A close partnership with the factory meant that the Club used Price's sports ground from 1919 until the mid-1920s.
He had won a silver medal in the long relay at the British Empire Games earlier in the year.
A photo of the medallists and a link to a video of the race.
A determined athlete and administrator who laid the foundations before and after the First World War, which enabled Belgrave Harriers to survive when others failed.
And he went on to improve it over the years to 2.31m at the Daegu, South Korean IAAF World Champs.
It could be as late as 1911.
A tough competitor, seemingly at home on road, cross-country or track.
Farel was 4th in the African Championships of 2004, representing Congo.
Athletes and officials in a celebratory team photo.
... after 19 and 16 years respectively.
Jodie was elected Club President for 2018/2019.
Sarah clocks 10:41.47 for 5th place in the 'A' race.
An impregnable position at the top of the division with one match to go.
And Murray Day takes the individual bronze medal.
A tweak to information about the J.G. Sawyer Cup for 440 yards/400 metres
8 Jun 2020 - 1914 • Eagerness and a fair degree of success
An amusing fact relating to travel to the Club's Saturday HQ at Raynes Park ...
103½ miles in 18 hrs. 46 mins.
... and equals his own Club Record.
Just two years after the first cinder track was laid at Battersea Park.
Minor additional information about Robert Plummer's Port Talbot Marathon record, and another step along the 1 mile record progression by Jack Brown. v.8.1.
Page 11 of the document; v.8.0.
His position exactly matched his performance in the equivalent race the year before.
Just one tenth in it as he beats Mike Potter of Polytechnic H.
The race was held at Raynes Park inc. a match v Raynes Park St Saviour's Harriers.
Oscar Horwood's vision is glimpsed.
The outbreak of The Great War.
The first win in the National 12-Stage Road Relay since 1951.
A Championship Best Performance for Marty in the Belgrave race.
Additional information regarding a special prize if the race was won three times in succession by the same member, and an anomally in the result for 1913 recorded in footnote 3; v.1.5.
Additional detail in footnotes; v.2.6.
Additional detail for the 440 yards, 1919 and 1920; v.5.3.
Justin's remarkable international career covered fifteen seasons and included three Olympic Games performances.
The Mayor of Mitcham hands the baton holding a message for the Mayor of Brighton to Belgrave's first stage runner - Bill Lucas.
24 May 2020 - Improvements to the Index and inclusion of a Search facility
Much background work to improve the Index, include a Search facility, retest all links from the Index and the Gallery, standardise navigation between pages below tabs and update search engine optimisation data.
And she still holds the record for this distance at three age-groups today.
Helping Belgrave to ease through to the final.
When Belgrave became a 'mixed' club, a dozen or so joined almost immediately.
Adrian leaps to 2nd place in BAL match 3 at Sport City.
Will went on to win silver medals at a European Championships and two Commonwealth Games.
Michael, Read, Jarvis and Besford.
A magnificent array, matched again 70 years later (see 2004)
'Sharpy' gets his heels clipped and Steve Davies gets a super 'B' team on the road.
And Phil Wicks takes the individual title as well.
Belgrave's first invitation to an overseas event resulted in a win for the cross-country boys.
They take the initiative on the final take-over to win the race.
It was the Club's third successive win on the Rushmoor Arena course
Messrs. Freary, Anderson, Sharp and Barden smash the championship record by 20 seconds.
St George's Day, and the Bels get their third win in four years.
Hoping for a third successive win, the Bels ran into an inspired Aldershot, F&D team.
A mighty collection
In a club that has had more than its fair share of ‘characters’, Brian stood out as a real ‘card’.
Ian Duncan gives a confident smile before his win.
Believed to be the first solo sub-4 minute mile in the World
Bels pack brilliantly to win at Windsor.
Moscow winner Alan Wells has to give way to Ernie at the Crystal Palace
Gary breaks away from Luton's Billy Dee at Cosford. Arena
We need some help here. The caption on the photo indicates that this is 1977 GB v Sweden at Crystal Palace. However, we have yet to find details of that match.
John Searle, Mark Sinclair, David North, Mark Waller and John Gladwin
Arthur Whitehead and Arthur Penstone compete in that first race
The traditional handicap meeting saw six heats for the 100 yards handicap.
And England run out easy winners of the team race.
In those days the Indoor Championships were staged at Wembley.
They say it's "good for you." George Williams hands Dave King a bottle of Guinness to help keep him going.
Attendant Cyril Yescombe hands George some refreshment en route.
The opening match of the 1964/65 season on Wimbledon Common.
v.7.4 - 100 yards times from 1903 and 1912 and 440 yards times from 1905 and 1908.
v.5.2 - Additional information about the origin of the Championship Meeting and early venues. Result of the 1905 440 yards Championship and the winning time for 1908.
The final of the 100 yards, won by Olympian Willie Applegarth.
F.L. Buckingham (stage 2) to A.E. Smith (stage 3).
M.E. Odell wins the 100 yards Club Championship on the first of seven consecutive occasions.
A further result found for 1914, and the origin of the "J.G. Sawyer Memorial Trophy."
The 1914 result above included in the club record progression and a further mark found for 1913 for the 100 yards.
Battersea Park, 1 August 1925.
Bert Footer spearheads the Belgrave team.
From soccer player to the verge of international athletics.
John brings the team home in 5th place.
Further names added to the image ....
A 440 yards Championship result for 1906 discovered in The Sporting Life.
Additionally, results for the 120 yards / 110 metres Hurdles and 3,000 metres / 2000 metres Steeplechase.
The 440 yards performance above is superior to times previously recorded as a Club Record.
Eric Hall and Stan Vickers both competed in the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games.
Stan Vickers wins the Inter-Counties 7 miles Walk ....
... and the 2 miles Walk ....
A classy 21.8 in an Invitation 200 metres.
John placed 5th in a Club Record time.
Olympic 1,500m Champion Ron Delaney runs 4:09.7 on a grass track.
Bill placed 7th in heat two.
List of images and link to side show now available.
Bob is pictured winning the final of the 880 yards at the Heathfield Trophy Meeting.
Championship results at 440 yards found for 1908 and 1909.
An additional performance at 440 yards found for 1909.
Len Herbert leads from Vern "Vic" Blowfield, Alec Olney (Thames Valley H) and Bill Lucas.
Charlie Cook beats the great Willie Applegarth.
99 Club members photographed in Belgrave Hall in 1971
440 yards / 400 metres.
220 yards / 200 metres; additional steps along the 880 yards record by H. Titherley and 1 mile record by Jack Flower.
100 yards / 100 metres; additional 1 mile record by John Gladwin.
Belgrave's winning team in the 1935 Southern Counties Junior CC Championship.
Typographical error corrected.
Dennis Merrett - another who didn't make it to the Club Honours board.
100 yards/100 metres, 220 yards/200 metres & 440 yards/400 metres added.
Just about everything we can find has been squeezed out of the 800m to add to the 1,500m, 5,000m and 10,000m. As always, any further information welcomed.
Correction to date of Robert Norton's 880 yard record.
Additional detail for group photograph of 1933
Correction of typo.
Correction of typo and 2020 9 to score result added.
Championship for 2020 included.
Championship for 2020 included.
Senior Men's Road 5 km - Nick Goolab.
880 yards/800 metres added.
880 yards / 800 metres added.
A first cut of the 800m list plus 2019 updates to 1,500m, 5,000m and 10,000m.
Nick Goolab silver medallist in 10,000m 2019.
President updated after 2019 AGM.
Additional information about J. Grundy.
A small amount of additional detail regarding training venues used around 1913.
The female road running records have been reviewed, as explained in the document's footnotes.
New marathon and 25 kms records for Tish Jones set during 2019 London Marathon. Investigation into other intermediate times/club records ongoing.
An additional International appearance for Rochelle Sceats-Basil.
International appearances for Madeline Shott and Rochelle Sceats-Basil.
More information on John Davies' 4:10.6 1 mile Club Record, set in 1958.
More information on John Davies' 4:10.6 1 mile best, set in 1958.
Championship for 2019 included and reformatted to follow other statistics pages.
Championship for 2019 included and reformatted to follow other statistics pages.
1,500m and 1 mile added. Tracking down the information has taken a while and even now is published with more missing detail than we would like. If anyone can add any detail to replace the italics, we'd be glad to hear from you. Additional detail for 5,000m has been unearthed.
Minor additional detail added.
H.Hawkes added to list of Club Hon. Secretaries.
Reformatting of data.
Scholar, Olympic athlete and Vice-President
A previously undiscovered photograph and some minor tweaks.
A minor correction.
Inclusion of male 1,500m/1 mile record progression.
A previously undocumented stint by Bill Laws as Hon. Secretary.
Additional international representation found for John Gladwin.
Additional information for 6 miles/10,000m.
Further international vest for Nick Goolab.
Additional information for 6 miles/10,000m, reformatting, removal of dates of birth.
Yet more information - about Bill's working life.
Further information about Bill's very early life, minor adjustments and a few additional facts.
Runner, outstandingly successful Team Manager, Club President 1989-1990 and 2016-2017.
Narrative plus Men's 1 mile/1,500m added.
Currently Men's 3 miles/5,000m & 6 miles/10,000m, the latter still being researched. Multiple times now shown for top athletes and summaries by decade.
Currently Men's 3 miles/5,000m & 6 miles/10,000m; confirmation of Jack Brown's 5,000m time.
Minor detail added including 2003 10,000m result.
Additional recent honour in Women's SoTCCA Championship Race.
Further international performances found for Gerry North and John Gladwin; adjustment to Goldie Sayers Olympic position 2008.
Further international performances: Samantha Amend and Nick Goolab.
Additional recent honours in SoTCCA 5m Team Race.
This supersedes Presidents of Belgrave Harriers and includes Secretaries and Treasurers from 1887 to 2018.
An additional name of those who gave their lives while serving their country.
Additional recent honours in SEAA CC Relay.
U15 3000m record for Maddy Whitman.
Further international performances for Tommy Green, 1929 and 1930.
Olympic Champion in 1932 and prolific long-distance race walker between 1927 and 1936.
Runner and outstandingly successful Team Manager, Club President 1952-1953.
Male 3 miles/5,000m & 6 miles/10,000m.
50 kms and 100 kms ultra road running records for Samantha Amend.
Further international performances from Jim Vivian (1965), Gerry North (1962-1965), Jonathan Simpson (2001), Warren Caswell (1991), Samantha Amend (2018).
24 Mar 2018 - W.E. "Bill" Lucas D.F.C. 1917-2018
Amendments made in the light of Bill's lamented death on 22 March 2018.
A move to "The Surprise", Chelsea, and The Raynes Park Hotel.
A small amount of additional information.
Sprinter, race walker, Past President of Belgrave Harriers ...
Amended recent honours, and additional Surrey Road Relay honours from the '50s and Middlesex Cross Country Championships in the late '40s.
Internationals back to the founding of the Club. First international 1920.
Now covers the Ray Middleton and Derek Boosey era and includes another "forgotten" junior international - Jim Vivian.
Includes 2018 results.
Winter Olympics 2018 - Greg Cackett, 4-man Bobsleigh.
Royal Marine Commando, Canadian international, Teacher, Antique Dealer ...
Jack Brown hands over to Bill Lucas in the lead after stage 1.
Bill Lucas takes Belgrave's colours to the winning tape for the third consecutive year.
An additional photograph and some of Bill's reminiscences.
The first international for 2018 - Sophie Harris.
Another ten years of international athletes, including the careers of John Bicourt and Carl Lawton, and taking us into a golden age of Belgrave race walking. Several additional international athletes have been discovered who are not included on the Club's Honours Boards - Tom Dooley, Goetz Klopfer and Bill Curtin.
Correction and inclusion of pictures of early Patrons.
Considerable further information including that for: recent road running and cross country, Junior women's National Junior T&F League, South of the Thames CCA Team race '8 to score' going back to inception, Women's RWA championships, additional and corrected Men's RWA details. This detail is now at odds with the Honours Board at Belgrave Hall which, for Race Walking is to some extent incorrect.
Men's AAA 5k - correction to heading.
AAA 4x110 yds & 4x440 yds; additional South of Thames Championships; additional Junior Championships; additional Race Walking Championships.
SW 10k Road.
Championship for 2018 included.
Airman, Olympic athlete and Club President 1963-1964 & 1986-1988.