Recent updates ...

28 Sep 2020 - The English Cross-Country Championships - Men 1920-2020 & Women 1983-2020

A complete revamp of the Men's details including the identification of scoring and actual positions (affecting 'most times in the top ten'), additional information about the early days of the Championship, additional information about 'most runs', the addition of women's details since the formation of the Women's Section of the Club. 

17 Sep 2020 -  South of the Thames Cross Country Association races (Men & Women) 1888-2019

(Nearly) all the Belgrave runners, medallists, teams - men & women - a first cut and still being investigated.

17 Sep 2020 - George Beecham, 1931-2020

A tribute to our recently departed and highly regarded Life Member. To be expanded in due course.

12 Sep 2020 - 1973 Steeplechaser Alan Black at Wimbledon Park

An ever-present in our running teams for a couple of decades.

11 Sep 2020 - 1938 C.T. 'Tom' Carter competes in a A.A.A. 2 miles Steeplechase

Tom's position in the race is unknown and as yet we are not sure about the year

10 Sep 2020 - 1936 A close finish to the Club Championships 880 yards

Dick Michael retains the R.W. Best Cup.

9 Sep 2020 - 1930 Jim Tosh wins the Inter-Counties 880 yards from Tommy Scrimshaw

Was there ever another Belgrave 1-2 at the Inter-Counties?

2 Sep 2020 - South of the Thames Cross Country Association

A very slight deviation over the last week or so but perhaps of interest - and still undergoing development.

29 Aug 2020 - 2013 Paskar Owor is away and heading towards the individual title (3/3)

Alone at last, on the final lap.

29 Aug 2020 - 2013 The Three Amigos are still together in the Surrey CC Champs (2/3)

Running line abreast on the second lap.

28 Aug 2020 - 2004 The day the Bels met Paskar Owor at the Victory '5'

... and he became a Belgravian before the day was out.

28 Aug 2020 - 2013 Bels successfully bid for Surrey CC Champs title (1/3)

Phil Wicks crests the first rise with Paskar Owor and James Kelly in tow.

24 Aug 2020 - 2004 National CC Relay - can the Bels retain their title? (1/2)

Kevin Nash sets the ball rolling.

24 Aug 2020 - 2004 National CC Relay - can the Bels retain their title? (2/2)

Jon Blackledge and Stephen Sharp move up to 2nd ... and Mark Miles goes ahead ...

18 Aug 2020 - 2004 Smiles from Mark Thompson and Kassa Tadesse after a hard fought race

Kassa got home first with a second to spare.

18 Aug 2020 - 2004 Elmbridge 10k Race Leaders

On the tow-path, passing The Weir.

12 Aug 2020 - Belgrave Female Club Records

Previously unnoted records for U13 Minty Thiel and U15 Iona Fisher.

7 Aug 2020 - 2004 Bels to the fore in AAA 10k at Bishop Auckland

But were pipped by Salford Harriers.

28 Jul 2020 - 1965 The last National London to Brighton Road Relay (1 of 2)

Bill Kerr to Charlie Dabbs to start stage 10 - and the Bels are in 4th.

28 Jul 2020 - 1965 The last National London to Brighton Road Relay (2 of 2)

Alan Black pipped on the line and it's 5th spot for the Bels.

28 Jul 2020 - 1965 AAA Junior Sprint Relay winners in record time

Belgrave Juniors set third fastest UK Club time of the year.

27 Jul 2020 - 1965 The Belgrave Junior Cross Country Championship

A talented field.

27 Jul 2020 - 1965 A winter Saturday on Wimbledon Common.

The middle of the 24 strong pack tackling the Club 10 miles Championship for the 'Macher' Shield.

23 Jul 2020 - 1970 A tight finish in the Surrey County 100 metres Championship

Steve White and Jim Vivian, both Bels, battle for the medals.

21 Jul 2020 - 1970 Bels win the Surrey Youths Cross Country Championship

Peter Carton leads the Belgrave team at the end, followed by Bill Curtin and John Stow. 

20 Jul 2020 - 1962 Belgrave connections - the winning Lancashire team at the Inter-Counties CC Champs

Luminaries of the distance running world ... Paddy Montague, Brian Craig, D. Spencer, Mike Freary, Gerry North, Ron Hill, Geoff North, Brian Hall, Colin Robinson.

17 Jul 2020 - 1950 Bill Lucas - the announcer

Bill adds another string to his bow.

17 Jul 2020 - 1938 Champion quarter-miler receives the trophy

An immaculate Eddie Pack takes charge of another 'pot'

17 Jul 2020 - 1940 Bels win the substitute London to Brighton Relay held on Wimbledon Common

Tom Carter brings the team home.

15 Jul 2020 - 2007 AAA 10k Road Champs - a sixth consecutive year in the medals

Pipped by the 'Beagles' but all came good two weeks later at the National 12-Stage Road Relay.

15 Jul 2020 - 1955 Birmingham Walking Club's Outer Circle 25 miles - the start

Jack Goswell, with an array of drinking bottles on his bicycle handlebars, prepares to encourage the team.

15 Jul 2020 - 1957 Bels win the RWA 50Km Walk and notch up a unique "triple"

Another record low score and a team win to add to those in the National 10 and 20 miles Championships earlier in the year.

10 Jul 2020 - 1957 Bels win the London to Brighton Walk with a record low score

The field approaches Westminster Bridge, just after the start.

9 Jul 2020 - 2005 Belles so close to London Marathon team medals

Louise Cooper, Tilly Heaton and Vicky Clarke just miss out with less than three minutes covering 2nd to 4th team places.

9 Jul 2020 - 1996 Richard David to Marlon Dickson - Battersea Boys in National Junior League relay action

Home grown talent - having joined at 15 and 12 respectively, they became the mainstay of many a Belgrave team. 

9 Jul 2020 - 1986 BAL 800m men Staines and Paton pile up the points

Belgrave's first match in Division 2 ends with a team win.

8 Jul 2020 - 1946 The Acc & Tab Open Meeting 2 Miles Team Race

Additional information.

8 Jul 2020 - 1951 Belgrave 3 Miles Club Championship at Tooting

More Belgravians identified in the picture.

7 Jul 2020 - 2004 The opening Surrey League Division One CC Race at Brockwell Park

Thames Hare & Hounds get their ten home first but the Bels carry the day.

7 Jul 2020 - 1946 The Acc & Tab Open Meeting 2 Miles Team Race

A win for the Bels, courtesy of Len Herbert, Bill Lucas and Ted Stimpson.

6 Jul 2020 - 1951 Belgrave 3 Miles Club Championship at Tooting

A large field from which Len Herbert emerged the winner. More names after further investigation.

1 Jul 2020 - 1922 Club Group at Price's Candle Factory sports ground, Earlsfield

A close partnership with the factory meant that the Club used Price's sports ground from 1919 until the mid-1920s.

1 Jul 2020 - 1938 'Eddie' Pack wins the SCAAA 440 yards

He had won a silver medal in the long relay at the British Empire Games earlier in the year. 

24 Jun 2020 - 1986 John Gladwin so nearly wins the Commonwealth Games 1,500 metres

A photo of the medallists and a link to a video of the race.

22 Jun 2020 - Oscar Horwood, 1888-1952

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.

18 Jun 2020 - 2006 Darvin Edwards sets a St Lucian National Record during the Gold Cup

And he went on to improve it over the years to 2.31m at the Daegu, South Korean IAAF World Champs.

17 Jun 2020 - Circa 1908 - Club Group

It could be as late as 1911.

13 Jun 2020 - 2006 Catherine Bryson at the Golden Jubilee Cup Final

A tough competitor, seemingly at home on road, cross-country or track.

13 Jun 2020 - 2006 Triple Jumper Farel Mepandy scores well in the BAL

Farel was 4th in the African Championships of 2004, representing Congo.

11 Jun 2020 - 2005 Going Up!  UKWAL team get promoted to Division 3

Athletes and officials in a celebratory team photo.

10 Jun 2020 - 2009 Michelle Nestor, U17W & U20W record holder

... after 19 and 16 years respectively.

10 Jun 2020 - 2009 Jodie Albrow (née Favell) in UKWAL 400m hurdles action

Jodie was elected Club President for 2018/2019.

9 Jun 2020 - 2009 Sarah Murphy in UKWAL 3,000m action

Sarah clocks 10:41.47 for 5th place in the 'A' race.

9 Jun 2020 - 1997 BAL Div 1 Match 3 win clinched by 4 x 400 metre boys

An impregnable position at the top of the division with one match to go.

8 Jun 2020 - Silver medals for Belgrave in RWA 35 kms Walk

And Murray Day takes the individual bronze medal.

8 Jun 2020 - Club Track & Field Championships

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 ...

7 Jun 2020 - 1951 Jack Stirling-Wakeley wins the London to Brighton & Back Road Walk

103½ miles in 18 hrs. 46 mins.

7 Jun 2020 - 1952 Jack Brown wins City Charities Mile from Gordon Pirie

... and equals his own Club Record.

7 Jun 2020 - 1925 Club Championship 2 Miles Walk

Just two years after the first cinder track was laid at Battersea Park.

7 Jun 2020 - Club Record Progression

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.

6 Jun 2020 - Club Record progression - Men's Marathon

Page 11 of the document; v.8.0.

1 Jun 2020 - 2008 Phil Wicks competes in the IAAF World Cross-Country Champs

His position exactly matched his performance in the equivalent race the year before.

31 May 2020 - 1960 Gerry Leroy wins Kinnaird Trophy 440 yards at Chiswick

Just one tenth in it as he beats Mike Potter of Polytechnic H.

31 May 2020 - 1914 Group photo on the day of 1914 "H.T. Blackstaffe Shield"

The race was held at Raynes Park inc. a match v Raynes Park St Saviour's Harriers.

30 May 2020 - 1914 Eagerness and a fair degree of success

Oscar Horwood's vision is glimpsed.

30 May 2020 - 1914  Into the abyss

The outbreak of The Great War.

29 May 2020 - 2002 Paul Freary brings home the Bels to 1st place in National 12-Stage Road Relay

The first win in the National 12-Stage Road Relay since 1951.

29 May 2020 - 2003 A hot night at Battersea as Marty Dent wins the Belgrave & SEAA 10,000 metres titles

A Championship Best Performance for Marty in the Belgrave race.

29 May 2020 - "H.T. Blackstaffe Shield" for Club 7 miles Cross-Country Championship

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.

29 May 2020 - Principal Officers of Belgrave Harriers

Additional detail in footnotes; v.2.6.

29 May 2020 - Club Track & Field Championships

Additional detail for the 440 yards, 1919 and 1920; v.5.3.

25 May 2020 - 2000 Justin Chaston competes in the 3,000 metres Steeplechase at the Sydney Olympic Games

Justin's remarkable international career covered fifteen seasons and included three Olympic Games performances.

25 May 2020 - 1951 The Southern London to Brighton Road  Relay starting line-up

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.

19 May 2020 - 2004 Louise Collier races over 800 metres at the BAL Cup Semi

And she still holds the record for this distance at three age-groups today.

19 May 2020 - 2004 Toks Hassan scoring well at 200 metres in the BAL Cup Semi

Helping Belgrave to ease through to the final.

19 May 2020 - 1976 A fledgling Women's Section.

When Belgrave became a 'mixed' club, a dozen or so joined almost immediately.

18 May 2020 - 2005 Adrian Phillips in British Athletics league action

Adrian leaps to 2nd place in BAL match 3 at Sport City.

18 May 2020 - 2005 Early in his spring hurdles career - William Sharman

Will went on to win silver medals at a European Championships and two Commonwealth Games.

18 May 2020 - c1932 Belgrave sprint relay team

Michael, Read, Jarvis and Besford.

17 May 2020 - 1934 Belgrave's runners and officials with their trophy collection

A magnificent array, matched again 70 years later (see 2004)

17 May 2020 - 2009 National 6 Stage Road Relay - a frantic start

'Sharpy' gets his heels clipped and Steve Davies gets a super 'B' team on the road. 

15 May 2020 - 2011 Wicks, Owor and Jones take National 10 kms team title

And Phil Wicks takes the individual title as well.

15 May 2020 - 1937 Belgrave win Au Cross du Metro

Belgrave's first invitation to an overseas event resulted in a win for the cross-country boys.

14 May 2020 - 2007 Chris Lambert to Wade Bennett Jackson in BAL4 4 x 100 metres

They take the initiative on the final take-over to win the race.

14 May 2020 - 2004 Mark Miles and Kevin Nash, happy after SEAA 6 Stage Road Relay win

It was the Club's third successive win on the Rushmoor Arena course

13 May 2020 - 2003 ECCA 'National' Cross-Country Relay Champions

Messrs. Freary, Anderson, Sharp and Barden smash the championship record by 20 seconds.

12 May 2020 - 2005 National 12 Stage Road Relay winners

St George's Day, and the Bels get their third win in four years.

12 May 2020 - 2004 National 12 Stage Road Relay Team with trophies

Hoping for a third successive win, the Bels ran into an inspired Aldershot, F&D team.

12 May 2020 - 2003-2004 Major trophies won by Belgrave Harriers during the 12 month period

A mighty collection

11 May 2020 - G. "Brian" Gorman 1931-2020

In a club that has had more than its fair share of ‘characters’, Brian stood out as a real ‘card’.

11 May 2020 - 1978 The Belgrave 5¾ miles Road Race Championship - the start

Ian Duncan gives a confident smile before his win.

10 May 2020 - 1987 Gary Staines: solo 3:59.0 on last leg of 25 x 1 mile Relay

Believed to be the first solo sub-4 minute mile in the World

8 May 2020 - 1984 South of the Thames Cross Country Association 'Junior' Race

Bels pack brilliantly to win at Windsor.

8 May 2020 - 1981 Ernie Obeng defeats Olympic Gold medallist at IAC Coca-Cola Meeting

Moscow winner Alan Wells has to give way to Ernie at the Crystal Palace

8 May 2020 - 1984 Gary Staines strikes to win the A.A.A. Indoor Champs 3,000 metres

Gary breaks away from Luton's Billy Dee at Cosford. Arena

8 May 2020 - 1977 John Bicourt leads during the steeplechase in an international match v Sweden at Crystal Palace

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.

7 May 2020 - 1979 Surrey County Youths Road Relay Winners

John Searle, Mark Sinclair, David North, Mark Waller and John Gladwin

6 May 2020 - 1951 The inaugural London to Brighton ultra-distance run

Arthur Whitehead and Arthur Penstone compete in that first race

5 May 2020 - 1948 A Frosty Boxing Day Handicap Meeting at Tooting Track

The traditional handicap meeting saw six heats for the 100 yards handicap.

4 May 2020 - 1964 Gerry North - 4th in the International CC Race

And England run out easy winners of the team race.

2 May 2020 - 1964 John Bicourt runs in the Junior 2 miles at the AAA & WAAA Indoor Champs

In those days the Indoor Championships were staged at Wembley.

2 May 2020 - 1964 Dave King excels to place 3rd in London to Brighton Walk

They say it's "good for you." George Williams hands Dave King a bottle of Guinness to help keep him going.

2 May 2020 - 1964 George Beecham competes in the London to Brighton Walk

Attendant Cyril Yescombe hands George some refreshment en route.

2 May 2020 - 1964 Geoff North leads in a North Surrey League CC race

The opening match of the 1964/65 season on Wimbledon Common.

1 May 2020 - Club Record Progression

v.7.4 - 100 yards times from 1903 and 1912 and 440 yards times from 1905 and 1908.

1 May 2020 - Senior Men's Track & Field Championships 

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.

30 Apr 2020 - 1912 Charlie Cook races in the SLH Meeting at The Oval

The final of the 100 yards, won by Olympian Willie Applegarth.

22 Apr 2020 - 1927 London-Brighton Relay - the Mitcham hand-over

F.L. Buckingham (stage 2) to A.E. Smith (stage 3).

20 Apr 2020 - 1925 The Club Championship for 100 yards

M.E. Odell wins the 100 yards Club Championship on the first of seven consecutive occasions.

16 Apr 2020 - Senior Men's Club Track & Field Championships

A further result found for 1914, and the origin of the "J.G. Sawyer Memorial Trophy."

16 Apr 2020 - Senior Men's Club Record Progression

The 1914 result above included in the club record progression and a further mark found for 1913 for the 100 yards.

16 Apr 2020 1925 The final of the Club Championship 1 mile

Battersea Park, 1 August 1925.

10 Apr 2020 - 1925 Southern Cross-Country Champs., Beaconsfield

Bert Footer spearheads the Belgrave team.

9 Apr 2020 - John E. Davies 1931-2011

From soccer player to the verge of international athletics.

9 Apr 2020 - 1961 John Davies on "National" London-Brighton Relay duty

John brings the team home in 5th place.

6 Apr 2020 - 1957 Start of the Inter-County 7 miles Walk at White City

Further names added to the image ....

6 Apr 2020 - Club Captain Sam Sherrington takes his mark

Venue unknown

5 Apr 2020 - Senior Men's Club Track & Field Championships

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.

5 Apr 2020 - Senior Men's Club Record Progression

The 440 yards performance above is superior to times previously recorded as a Club Record.

4 Apr 2020 - 1956 Two of Belgrave's finest race-walkers

Eric Hall and Stan Vickers both competed in the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games.

4 Apr 2020 - 1957 Start of the Inter-County 7 miles Walk at White City

Stan Vickers wins the Inter-Counties 7 miles Walk ....

4 Apr 2020 - 1957 Stan Vickers does the "double at the Inter-Counties 

... and the 2 miles Walk ....

4 Apr 2020 - 1962 Peter Eldridge wins at London's White City

A classy 21.8 in an Invitation 200 metres.

3 Apr 2020 - John Davies in the 1956 Whitsun British Games Invitation International 880 yards

John placed 5th in a Club Record time.

3 Apr 2020 - John Davies leads during the 1957 "Billy Morton Mile" in Dublin

Olympic 1,500m Champion Ron Delaney runs 4:09.7 on a grass track.

2 Apr 2020 - Bill Lucas runs in the 1948 Olympic 5,000 metres heats

Bill placed 7th in heat two.

2 Apr 2020 - Improvement to photographic Gallery

List of images and link to side show now available.

1 Apr 2020 - 1953 Bob Taylor wins Heathfield 880 yards

Bob is pictured winning the final of the 880 yards at the Heathfield Trophy Meeting.

1 Apr 2020 - Senior Men's Club Track & Field Championships

Championship results at 440 yards found for 1908 and 1909.

1 Apr 2020 - Belgrave Male Club Record Progession

An additional performance at 440 yards found for 1909.

31 Mar 2020 - 1950 A.A.A. 3 miles Championship

Len Herbert leads from Vern "Vic" Blowfield, Alec Olney (Thames Valley H) and Bill Lucas.

30 Mar 2020 - 1912 Charlie Cook wins a 100 yards handicap at Stamford Bridge

Charlie Cook beats the great Willie Applegarth.

30 Mar 2020 - 1971 Club Photograph

99 Club members photographed in Belgrave Hall in 1971

29 Mar 2020 - Belgrave Male Club Record Progression

440 yards / 400 metres.

28 Mar 2020 - Belgrave Male Club Record Progression

220 yards / 200 metres; additional steps along the 880 yards record by H. Titherley and 1 mile record by Jack Flower.

26 Mar 2020 - Belgrave Male Club Record Progression

100 yards / 100 metres; additional 1 mile record by John Gladwin.

26 Mar 2020 - Gallery - 1935 Southern Counties Junior CC Winners

Belgrave's winning team in the 1935 Southern Counties Junior CC Championship.

26 Mar 2020 - International Athletes - Male & Female, Seniors & Juniors 1887-2019

Typographical error corrected.

19 Mar 2020 - International Athletes - Male & Female, Seniors & Juniors 1887-2019

Dennis Merrett - another who didn't make it to the Club Honours board.

14 Mar 2020 - Senior Men's Club Track & Field Championships

100 yards/100 metres, 220 yards/200 metres & 440 yards/400 metres added.

6 Mar 2020 - All-time Top 100 (male)

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.

1 Mar 2020 - Belgrave Male Club Record Progression

Correction to date of Robert Norton's 880 yard record.

29 Feb 2020 - Paul Nicholas Khlopin 1903-1973

Additional detail for group photograph of 1933

26 Feb 2020 - English National Cross Country Championships (Men) 1920-2020

Correction of typo. 

26 Feb 2020 - 'Southern' Cross Country Championships (Men) 1904-2020

Correction of typo and 2020 9 to score result added.

25 Feb 2020 - English National Cross Country Championships (Men) 1920-2020

Championship for 2020 included. 

25 Feb 2020 - 'Southern' Cross Country Championships (Men) 1904-2020

Championship for 2020 included.

23 Feb 2020 - Belgrave Club Records - Male

Senior Men's Road 5 km - Nick Goolab.

13 Oct 2019 - Club Track & Field Championship Medallists

880 yards/800 metres added.

8 Oct 2019 - Belgrave Male Club Record Progression

880 yards / 800 metres added.

4 Oct 2019 - All-time Top 100 (male)

A first cut of the 800m list plus 2019 updates to 1,500m, 5,000m and 10,000m.

29 Sep 2019 - AAA/UK/British Championship Medallists (male)

Nick Goolab silver medallist in 10,000m 2019.

26 Sep 2019 - Principal Officers of Belgrave Harriers

President updated after 2019 AGM. 

6 May 2019 - Belgrave Harriers Roll of Honour

Additional information about J. Grundy.

6 May 2019 - 1913-1914 New headquarters at Chelsea and Wimbledon

A small amount of additional detail regarding training venues used around 1913.

5 May 2019 - Belgrave Club Records - Female

The female road running records have been reviewed, as explained in the document's footnotes.

29 Apr 2019 - Belgrave Club Records - Female

New marathon and 25 kms records for Tish Jones set during 2019 London Marathon. Investigation into other intermediate times/club records ongoing.

25 Apr 2019 - International Athletes - Male & Female, Seniors & Juniors 1887-2019

An additional International appearance for Rochelle Sceats-Basil.

15 Apr 2019 - International Athletes - Male & Female, Seniors & Juniors 1887-2019

International appearances for Madeline Shott and Rochelle Sceats-Basil.

22 Mar 2019 - Paul Nicholas Khlopin 1903-1973

Minor amendments

6 Mar 2019 - Belgrave Club Record Progression

More information on John Davies' 4:10.6 1 mile Club Record, set in 1958.

6 Mar 2019 - All-time Top 100

More information on John Davies' 4:10.6 1 mile best, set in 1958.

5 Mar 2019 - English National Cross Country Championships (Men) 1920-2019

Championship for 2019 included and reformatted to follow other statistics pages. 

5 Mar 2019 - 'Southern' Cross Country Championships (Men) 1904-2019

Championship for 2019 included and reformatted to follow other statistics pages.

4 Mar 2019 - All-time Top 100

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.

4 Mar 2019 - Belgrave Club Record Progression

Minor additional detail added.

4 Mar 2019 - Principal Officers of Belgrave Harriers

H.Hawkes added to list of Club Hon. Secretaries. 

4 Mar 2019 - AAA Championship Medallists

Reformatting of data. 

14 Feb 2019 - Ranjit Bhatia, 1936-2014

Scholar, Olympic athlete and Vice-President 

13 Feb 2019 - William R. "Bill Laws, 1938-2019

A previously undiscovered photograph and some minor tweaks. 

3 Feb 2019 - Principal Officers of Belgrave Harriers

A minor correction. 

31 Jan 2019 - Belgrave Club Record Progression

Inclusion of male 1,500m/1 mile record progression.

29 Jan 2019 - Principal Officers of Belgrave Harriers

A previously undocumented stint by Bill Laws as Hon. Secretary. 

29 Jan 2019 - International Athletes - Male & Female, Seniors & Juniors 1887-2019

Additional international representation found for John Gladwin.

28 Jan 2019 - All-time Top 100

Additional information for 6 miles/10,000m.

22 Jan 2019 - International Athletes - Male & Female, Seniors & Juniors 1887-2019

Further international vest for Nick Goolab.

22 Jan 2019 - All-time Top 100

Additional information for 6 miles/10,000m, reformatting, removal of dates of birth.

18 Jan 2019 - William R. "Bill Laws, 1938-2019

Yet more information - about Bill's working life. 

16 Jan 2019 - William R. "Bill Laws, 1938-2019

Further information about Bill's very early life, minor adjustments and a few additional facts. 

10 Jan 2019 - William R. "Bill Laws, 1938-2019

Runner, outstandingly successful Team Manager, Club President 1989-1990 and 2016-2017.

3 Jan 2019 - Club Track & Field Championship Medallists

Narrative plus Men's 1 mile/1,500m added.

1 Jan 2019 - All-time Top 100

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.

1 Jan 2019 - Belgrave Club Record Progression

Currently Men's 3 miles/5,000m & 6 miles/10,000m; confirmation of Jack Brown's 5,000m time.

1 Jan 2019 - Belgrave Club Track & Field Championship Medallists

Minor detail added including 2003 10,000m result.

1 Jan 2019 - Belgrave Team Honours, Male & Female, 1887-2018

Additional recent honour in Women's SoTCCA Championship Race.

1 Jan 2019 - International Athletes - Male & Female, Seniors & Juniors 1887-2018

Further international performances found for Gerry North and John Gladwin; adjustment to Goldie Sayers Olympic position 2008.

9 Dec 2018 - International Athletes - Male & Female, Seniors & Juniors 1887-2018

Further international performances: Samantha Amend and Nick Goolab.

26 Nov 2018 - Belgrave Team Honours, Male & Female, 1887-2018

Additional recent honours in SoTCCA 5m Team Race.

22 Nov 2018 - Principal Officers of Belgrave Harriers

This supersedes Presidents of Belgrave Harriers and includes Secretaries and Treasurers from 1887 to 2018.

22 Nov 2018 - Belgrave Harriers' Roll of Honour

An additional name of those who gave their lives while serving their country.

21 Nov 2018 - Belgrave Team Honours, Male & Female, 1887-2018

Additional recent honours in SEAA CC Relay.

21 Nov 2018 - Belgrave Club Records - Female

U15 3000m record for Maddy Whitman.

21 Nov 2018 - International Athletes - Male & Female, Seniors & Juniors 1887-2018

Further international performances for Tommy Green, 1929 and 1930.

20 Nov 2018 - Presidents of Belgrave Harriers 1887-2018

20 Nov 2018 - The Centenary Cup 1987-2018

20 Nov 2018 - The Tommy Green Cup 1947-2018

20 Nov 2018 - T.W. "Tommy" Green 1894-1975

Olympic Champion in 1932 and prolific long-distance race walker between 1927 and 1936.

11 May 2018 - A.E. "Ernie" Duffett, 1905-1990

Runner and outstandingly successful Team Manager, Club President 1952-1953.

12 Apr 2018 - Belgrave Club Track & Field Championship Medallists

Male 3 miles/5,000m & 6 miles/10,000m.

11 Apr 2018 - Belgrave Club Records - Female

50 kms and 100 kms ultra road running records for Samantha Amend.

10 Apr 2018 - International Athletes - Male & Female, Seniors & Juniors 1887-2018

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.

18 Mar 2018 - 1913-1914 New headquarters at Chelsea and Wimbledon

A move to "The Surprise", Chelsea, and The Raynes Park Hotel.

15 Mar 2018 - R.W. "Bob" Ricketts, 1881-1927

A small amount of additional information.

12 Mar 2018 - R.W. "Bob" Ricketts, 1881-1927

Sprinter, race walker, Past President of Belgrave Harriers ...

2 Mar 2018 - The demise of the Boxing Section and a move to Tom Sullivan's

1904-1913

2 Mar 2018 - Belgrave Team Honours, Male & Female, 1887-2017

Amended recent honours, and additional Surrey Road Relay honours from the '50s and Middlesex Cross Country Championships in the late '40s.

2 Mar 2018 - International Athletes - Male & Female, Seniors & Juniors 1887-2018

Internationals back to the founding of the Club. First international 1920.

2 Mar 2018 - English National Cross Country Championships (Men) 1920-2018

Correction.

25 Feb 2018 - International Athletes - Male & Female, Seniors & Juniors 1959-2018

Now covers the Ray Middleton and Derek Boosey era and includes another "forgotten" junior international - Jim Vivian.

25 Feb 2018 - English National Cross Country Championships (Men) 1920-2018

Includes 2018 results.

25 Feb 2018 - Olympians of Belgrave Harriers 1896-2018

Winter Olympics 2018 - Greg Cackett, 4-man Bobsleigh.

23 Feb 2018 - Charles Leslie "Les" Stokell, 1919-2001

Royal Marine Commando, Canadian international, Teacher, Antique Dealer ...

22 Feb 2018 - Gallery - 1953 Southern London to Brighton Relay

Jack Brown hands over to Bill Lucas in the lead after stage 1.

22 Feb 2018 - Gallery - 1949 London to Brighton Relay

Bill Lucas takes Belgrave's colours to the winning tape for the third consecutive year.

21 Feb 2018 - W.E. "Bill" Lucas D.F.C.

An additional photograph and some of Bill's reminiscences.

21 Feb 2018 - International Athletes - Male & Female, Seniors & Juniors 1968-2018

The first international for 2018 - Sophie Harris.

20 Feb 2018 - International Athletes - Male & Female, Seniors & Juniors 1968-2017

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.

8 Feb 2018 - 1888-1890 history

Correction and inclusion of pictures of early Patrons.

5 Feb 2018 - Belgrave Team Honours, Male & Female, 1887-2017

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.

2 Feb 2018 - Belgrave Team Honours, Male & Female, 1887-2017

Men's AAA 5k - correction to heading.

31 Jan 2018 - Belgrave Team Honours, Male & Female, 1887-2017

AAA 4x110 yds & 4x440 yds; additional South of Thames Championships; additional Junior Championships; additional Race Walking Championships.

30 Jan 2018 - Belgrave Team Honours, Male & Female, 1887-2017

29 Jan 2018 - Belgrave Club Records - Female

SW 10k Road.

29 Jan 2018 - Belgrave Club Records - Male

U13B 1,500m.

29 Jan 2018 - 'Southern' Cross Country Championships (Men) 1904-2018

Championship for 2018 included.

26 Jan 2018 - W.E. "Bill" Lucas D.F.C.

Airman, Olympic athlete and Club President 1963-1964 & 1986-1988.

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