Recent updates ...
Sian Harry makes her international debut for Wales at the Loughborough International.
Sadly, we say farewell to Clive, and once again remember how much he did for Belgrave Harriers.
Addition of M45 records.
A few more M35 record performances have been unearthed: Decathlon and Long Jump from Snowy Brooks in 1980, an 8:20.0 3000m from Laurie O'Hara in 1971 which simplifies our record list, and Dwain Chambers 150m record from 2013.
Still a couple of events to check but here's a first cut the M35 T&F records.
Newly discovered M40 records for hurdlers Paul Beaumont and Ian Wells, and throwers Mark Wiseman, Kevin Brown, Mike Jones.
Blissful years before the war when the Belgrave Boys supplemented training with long strolls through the countryside.
A prodigious young racer and trainer who became an outstanding ultra-distance runner but sadly struggled with life beyond running.
Bob Taylor moves into team management.
The Bels were only to briefly relinquish the lead on stage 8, running out winners from Blackheath H.
Team photograph taken at Battersea Park.
The query over Vilma Thompson's 4kg hammer throw resolved - it was 3kg.
Additional marks by Monique Krefting, including a W45 European Record 400m, T&F and Road & Ultra-Distance Running for W45.
Road & Ultra-Distance Running Records added.
Previously missed record at 5 miles for Tish Jones.
Track & Field complete. Road & Ultra-Distance Running to come soon.
Road Running & Ultra-Distance Records updated
Other age groups are being worked on.
100 mile record by Samantha Amend added to the list.
Euan Campbell and Will Stockley's performances in the Comeback 5000m make the top 100, so it's goodbye to Paul Richley and Jim Estall as they drop out of the ton.
They were on Bob's territory - a 1 mile relay leg - but Knight was fastest man in the World over 10,000m the previous year.
Bob runs fastest leg on stage 9 and sets up an attack on the silver medals.
7 Miles results for 1913 and 1916 completed with British Newspaper Archive resources.
A few updates to Gordon's story.
Bob came so close to international standing, but missed out due to severe illness.
10,000m record from Genevieve Gregson in Zatopek 10 - a reduction of over 1 minute on Getenesh Tamirat's 33:09.47.
Correction of a typographical error.
A Belgrave biography of the shipping magnate who so generously supported the arts and sport, and became Patron of the Club in 1985, a position he proudly occupied for a quarter of a century.
A recruitment drive in an attempt to build a new young team.
A Belgrave biography of our recently departed colleague and Past President.
Every club had it's coach load of supporters on the London to Brighton road when it came to relay days.
A huge update to the stats and results, now showing both genders and all age-groups - 29 pages in all.
It had been 20 years since the previous win.
A period which saw 22 National and 15 Southern titles fall to the Bels.
Mark Miles leads a strong team to clearly win from Bristol & West
Third prize on this occasion.
Another wholescale update to Belgrave's record at the 'National', now encompassing all age-groups. 25 pages of information.
It was a nine year wait but the Bels packed 6 in 27 and 12 in 83. Only 12 per club were allowed to run.
Fresh from Olympic 5,000 metre exploits, Gary took the win.
Richard Ward's significant medal tally over two decades of racing.
Bert Mitchell presents his Shield to Lionel Mann, first Belgravian home in the Polytechnic Marathon.
Belgrave's young middle-distance stars were on a medal winning spree.
Steve was a real stalwart of the club in the late 60s/early 70s, seven times equalling or breaking the Club's 200m record.
Updated to include 2019.
Updated to include 2019.
Battersea Park, 26th April, during match vs. London Athletic Club.
Apologies for the omission of Georgie Fenn from 'most runs' and 'most consecutive runs'. She could go equal top of the list when the next 'National is run.
Updated after 2020 AGM.
Details of the 10 miles race for the 'Macher Shield' added.
Now 143 pages of statistical information.
A small amount of additional detail.
Additional information, including team and individual winners.
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.
(Nearly) all the Belgrave runners, medallists, teams - men & women - a first cut and still being investigated.
A tribute to our recently departed and highly regarded Life Member. To be expanded in due course.
An ever-present in our running teams for a couple of decades.
Tom's position in the race is unknown and as yet we are not sure about the year
Dick Michael retains the R.W. Best Cup.
Was there ever another Belgrave 1-2 at the Inter-Counties?
A very slight deviation over the last week or so but perhaps of interest - and still undergoing development.
Alone at last, on the final lap.
Running line abreast on the second lap.
... and he became a Belgravian before the day was out.
Phil Wicks crests the first rise with Paskar Owor and James Kelly in tow.
Kevin Nash sets the ball rolling.
Jon Blackledge and Stephen Sharp move up to 2nd ... and Mark Miles goes ahead ...
Kassa got home first with a second to spare.
On the tow-path, passing The Weir.
Previously unnoted records for U13 Minty Thiel and U15 Iona Fisher.
But were pipped by Salford Harriers.
Bill Kerr to Charlie Dabbs to start stage 10 - and the Bels are in 4th.
Alan Black pipped on the line and it's 5th spot for the Bels.
Belgrave Juniors set third fastest UK Club time of the year.
A talented field.
The middle of the 24 strong pack tackling the Club 10 miles Championship for the 'Macher' Shield.
Steve White and Jim Vivian, both Bels, battle for the medals.
Peter Carton leads the Belgrave team at the end, followed by Bill Curtin and John Stow.
Luminaries of the distance running world ... Paddy Montague, Brian Craig, D. Spencer, Mike Freary, Gerry North, Ron Hill, Geoff North, Brian Hall, Colin Robinson.
Bill adds another string to his bow.
An immaculate Eddie Pack takes charge of another 'pot'
Tom Carter brings the team home.
Pipped by the 'Beagles' but all came good two weeks later at the National 12-Stage Road Relay.
Jack Goswell, with an array of drinking bottles on his bicycle handlebars, prepares to encourage the team.
Another record low score and a team win to add to those in the National 10 and 20 miles Championships earlier in the year.
The field approaches Westminster Bridge, just after the start.
Louise Cooper, Tilly Heaton and Vicky Clarke just miss out with less than three minutes covering 2nd to 4th team places.
Home grown talent - having joined at 15 and 12 respectively, they became the mainstay of many a Belgrave team.
Belgrave's first match in Division 2 ends with a team win.
More Belgravians identified in the picture.
Thames Hare & Hounds get their ten home first but the Bels carry the day.
A win for the Bels, courtesy of Len Herbert, Bill Lucas and Ted Stimpson.
A large field from which Len Herbert emerged the winner. More names after further investigation.
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.