Four photos from Ian Wilson's
20 June 1982? Blackheath Team for the Offas Dyke 15
Brian Swift, Chris Ware?, Peter Hannell. Keith Whicheloe, Ken Pike, Tim
Soutar (in those shorts again!)
Alan Davis, Ian Wilson and Bill Wade
1988 Blackheath Bruges Vets 25k Team
Peter Hamilton, Dave White, Mike Cronin and Ian Wilson
1980 Part of the Blackheath Le Quesnay Marathon Team
Barry O'Gorman, Les Roberts, Joe Clare, Ian Wilson, Chris Woodcock and
Team Manager Joe's Dad Frank Clare
1982? Offas Dyke 15 Team accommodation before Nick Gasson took over!
Brian Swift, Tim Soutar and Alan Davis
Shaun Lightman in the National 20k Walk at Crystal
Shaun (275) came 4th and was the third Britain home.
Steve Cluney found a couple of photos
from the 1977 Jubilee run to Buckingham Palace
Ian Macmillan of Invicta fame
sent this in...
Came across this picture of Bob Richardson leading me in the Southern in
1970 I think. Bob Ellis of TVH is ahead of us both.
Jim Phelan has been in his attic....
Who remembers Sabrina and the torch relay?
Alan Brent on the left, Johnny Withers is third from the left & Terry
Sullivan on the right - November 1957
Chris Woodcock is number 5, and number 6 is former member Alan Domleo &
4 is Ian Macmillan
Next to Woodcock is Johnny Oliver representing Kent AC
Chris Woodcock and I have been discussing where I
took it. I'm pretty sure it was at the Club's Centenary
Track Meet at Crystal Palace in 1969. Tom Philips
Can anyone guess the names of these two?
And the first all correct answer was from Margaret
Baldwin - a young Tim Soutar and Emil Putteman.
A few from Tim Soutar - having been
prompted by Chris's offering's...
'Trash & Field' British
League team of the early 80's, so ably led by Bob Taylor, larger one is
1982, I think, and the smaller, 1983 – both celebrating Division success
1982 Club 10 (not quite
snowed off, but run round Sparrow's Den – the only time I broke 50 mins
A couple more from the Silver Jubilee
Three from Chris Haines
1977 Silver Jubilee relay from Bromley to Buckingham Palace. Chris
Haines and Steve Cluney, having run from
Bromley Town Hall hand over to Mike Peel and Andy Frankish at Catford
An early morning leg for Chris Haines at Crystal Palace on 14 April
1973, its note the decrepit state of the scoreboard
The Chief Trail Layer, Bob Cliff showing the way to The Hon.
Chris Haines sometime last century in the Southern at Parliament Hill
A few from Ian Wilson's files...
1964 Press Report on the Blackheath 6 x 3m Road Relay (Parris handicap
1966 winning Team Canterbury 6 - Wilson, Weller, Barker, Richardson
Tom Phillips at Croydon Arena in July 1975
Two photos from the late 60's of runners setting out
from the clubhouse on a Sunday morning run. Found in Chris Haines
Fred Dudman (left) and Ted Pepper (right) setting out on a Sunday
morning run having missed the main pack. (Photo: MA Walker)
Sunday morning run, easy going for 17 miles or so:
left to right: Fred Dudman (formerly VP and Club Treasurer), Alan Domleo
(2nd claim BH, Derby&County AC), Alan Davis, Ted Pepper (now remembered
in the Ted Pepper 10k), Martin Hore (3rd in the National Youth X-C
Championships) , Chris Haines, Mike Willis (4th in the BBHAC all-time
marathon rankings at 2:17) , Tony Dunnett. (Photo: MA Walker).
I've just come across the
archive photos section of the Blackheath Harriers website and found
a photo of myself in 1969! Quite a surprise.
I'm at the back of the group
leaving the clubhouse on one of our Sunday morning 17 mile runs. I
was 18 at the time. The caption describes me as Southern Counties
youth champion but in fact I was only 4th in that race, just behind
Phil Banning who went on to have successes as a senior. Later that
season I was 3rd in the National Youths Championships at Parliament
Hill Fields, by some margin my best ever result, beating Phil
Banning and the Tuck brothers on that occasion.
I was at St Dunstan's College
at the time. The school had a very competitive cross country team
under the excellent coaching of Bill Wade, also a Blackheath member.
Tony Dunnett, also in the picture, was another St Dunstan's student,
only 16 at the time - quite an achievement to complete a 17 mile
training run at 16.
Of the other runners pictured
in the archive photos I remember Ted Pepper, who died on the Three
Peaks a few years later, and also Nick Mandeville. Nick assisted
Bill Wade with a St Dunstan's College mountaineering expedition to
the Lofoton Islands in Norway of which I was a member. Bob
Richardson was, of course, a leading club runner at the time, and I
also remember Alan Brent and Tony Weeks-Pearson, who I see are
listed on the site as existing past presidents.
I carried on running
competitive cross country for a couple of years at university, but
soon nagging injuries intervened and I turned my efforts to
mountaineering. Nowadays I compete regularly in orienteering events,
moving up into the 60 - 65 age class this year.
Although I never realised the
promise as a senior athlete that the club might have hoped for, I'm
certain that the training at that time has stood me in good stead
health-wise ever since, so I've a lot for which to thank the members
of the club who encouraged me at that time. If any of the above are
still involved, do please pass on my thanks.
Bob Richardson about to beat Ian Stewart...
Past Presidents all... Charing Cross Hotel, Friday 18th April 1969
Back row: Victor
Thompson, Will Vercoe, Cecil Pollard, Dick Cockburn, Alan Brent, Laurie Hammill,
Jack Sims, W J (Bill) Traer
Front row: Charlie Wiard, William (Bill) Knobby Clarke, Dudley Child, Sydney Wooderson,
J. Morrison. Cyril Starnes, Freddie Barker