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Bennett Cup

This is normally a season long competition based on 9 separate events: Cross-Country Relay, Opening 5, Christmas 5 Handicap, Closing 5, Club 10k, Club 10 mile and three Mob Matches (7 1/2 miles), however, due to the Foot & Mouth Epidemic the event was curtailed by the Club Committee on 5 March 2001 after just six events.  It was decided to let the results stand - so congratulations to Dave 'Gripper' Ellison!

Who was W P D Bennett ?  The cup was presented to the Club by his mother.  Read his Obituary.

 

Bennett Cup Final standing for 2000/1 Season

 

= Handicap Positions Relay - Event 1 Club 5 - Event 2 Orion - Event 3 Xmas - Event 4 10K - Event 5 Ranelagh - Event 6
  Pos Points & Pos Pos Points & Pos Pos Points & Pos Pos Points & Pos Pos Points & Pos Pos Points & Pos
ELLISON David 17 44 17 17 88 9 20 129 8 12 178 4 13 226 3 2 285 1
MCSHANE Brendan 11 50 11 33 78 14 4 135 5 13 183 2 9 235 2 12 284 2
SLACK Will 33 28 33 11 78 16 6 133 6 14 180 3 2 239 1 17 283 3
KILGOUR Andy 2 59 2 14 106 2 16 151 1 17 195 1 38 218 4 9 270 4
CILIA (L) Anne 32 29 32 21 69 18 18 112 12 8 165 8 10 216 5 14 263 5
WALSH Ray 31 30 31 34 57 27 21 97 20 21 137 17 1 197 7 27 231 6
LEESON John 3 58 3 8 111 1 40 132 7 31 162 9 28 195 9 28 228 7
ELLISON Mark 9 52 9 26 87 10 11 137 3 32 166 6 31 196 8 32 225 8
MORRISS Roger   0   13 48 36 28 81 26 3 139 15 26 174 15 10 225 9
PONTIFEX Tony 28 33 28 50 44 37 45 60 37 11 110 25 3 168 19 4 225 10
PAIRMAN Steve 26 35 26 29 67 21 12 116 10 23 154 12 17 198 6 38 221 11
CHURCHUS David 12 49 12 9 101 3 51 111 13 39 133 18 24 170 18 11 220 12
BRIGHTWELL Terry 13 48 13 25 84 11 38 107 14 44 124 19 5 180 12 22 219 13
MORLAND John 15 46 15 18 89 8   89 23 6 144 14 42 163 21 6 218 14
COATES Graham 23 38 23 31 68 19 27 102 18 26 137 16 19 179 14 23 217 15
LLOYD Simon 29 32 29 2 91 6 17 135 4 30 166 7 40 187 11 40 208 16
MICHELL Roger 6 55 6 15 101 4 48 114 11 15 160 11 49 172 17 26 207 17
ROWE Colin   0   10 51 34 7 105 15 20 146 13   146 23 1 206 18
SHEPHEARD Pete 34 27 34 46 42 39 37 66 33 9 118 21 6 173 16 31 203 19
CRONIN Mike 30 31 30 19 73 17   73 29 29 105 27 27 139 24 5 195 20
FINCHAM Chris 16 45 16 16 90 7 14 137 2 28 170 5 41 190 10   190 21
BAKER Craig 19 42 19 22 81 13 15 127 9 27 161 10 43 179 13   179 22
LAWES Andy 7 54 7   54 31 19 96 22   96 32 23 134 26 19 176 23
MULLETT Jim 22 39 22   39 41 23 77 28 24 114 22 8 167 20   167 24
GRIFFIN Con   0   6 55 29   55 46 2 114 23 20 155 22   155 25
PHELAN Jim 10 51 10   51 33 8 104 17   104 29 36 129 27 43 147 26
ROBINSON John 21 40 21 23 78 15 35 104 16   104 28 46 119 29 33 147 27
PIKE Chris 20 41 20   41 40 22 80 27 34 107 26 33 135 25   135 28
TUCKER Andy   0   30 31 45 36 56 43 40 77 37 30 108 34 35 134 29
JELLY (L) Alison   0   7 54 30 43 72 30 22 111 24   111 33 42 130 30
WILSON Bernard 14 47 14 24 84 12 49 96 21   96 31 45 112 32 44 129 31
CALNAN Pat   0     0   41 20 67   20 78 4 77 45 15 123 32
SALMON Mike   0   44 17 56 13 65 34   65 40 32 94 38 34 121 33
GRIFFIN David   0   1 60 22   60 35 1 120 20   120 28   120 34
BARBER Nick   0   12 49 35   49 50 41 69 38 11 119 30   119 35
DANIEL Ken   0     0     0   18 43 61 22 82 42 29 114 36
CHAMBERS Ron   0   36 25 48 50 36 56 38 59 44 7 113 31   113 37
BECK John   0     0   24 37 54 42 56 51   56 58 7 110 38
COLES Richard   0   45 16 57 30 47 51   47 58 37 71 46 25 107 39
WEBB Nigel   0     0   2 59 39   59 43   59 50 13 107 40
FOLEY Kevin   0     0   1 60 38   60 42 16 105 35   105 41
LLOYD Garath 5 56 5 20 97 5   97 19   97 30   97 36   97 42
BROWN Rob 18 43 18   43 38 33 71 31 37 95 33   95 37   95 43
KINSEY Nick   0     0   3 58 41   58 46   58 52 24 95 44
BRYANT Lee   0     0   26 35 58   35 67   35 74 3 93 45
HOY John   0     0   9 52 48   52 55   52 63 21 92 46
KING Dave   0     0     0   19 42 62 12 91 39   91 47
DAVIS Alan   0   5 56 28 31 86 24   86 34   86 40   86 48
PAINTER Clive   0   4 57 26 34 84 25   84 35   84 41   84 49
CLARE Joe   0     0     0     0   21 40 70 20 81 50
LAWRIE Denis 8 53 8   53 32   53 47 36 78 36   78 43   78 51
BUTLER (L) Jenny   0     0     0   16 45 59 29 77 44   77 52
BUNCLARK Nick   0   43 18 55   18 70 35 44 60   44 68 30 75 53
CARTON David   0   35 26 47   26 62   26 73 35 52 64 39 74 54
RIDGEWELL Stan   0     0   46 15 72 46 30 70   30 76 18 73 55
HILL Richard   0     0   28 33 60   33 69 25 69 47   69 56
GASSON Nick 27 34 27 28 67 20   67 32   67 39   67 48   67 57
TURNER John R   0     0   44 17 71   17 81   17 86 16 62 58
TUCKER Peter 1 60 1   60 23   60 36   60 41   60 49   60 59
DRAPER Anthony   0   3 58 24   58 40   58 45   58 51   58 60
SMITH Roy   0     0   25 36 57   36 65 39 58 53   58 61
DE FREITAS Matt 4 57 4   57 25   57 42   57 47   57 54   57 62
AYRTON Dan   0     0     0   4 57 48   57 55   57 63
LOVELL Peter   0   37 24 49 29 56 44   56 49   56 56   56 64
DANIELS Richard   0     0   5 56 45   56 50   56 57   56 65
DANIEL Chris   0     0     0   5 56 52   56 59   56 66
BRIGHTWELL (L) Natalie   0   51 10 61   10 77   10 87 15 56 60   56 67
GASSON Mike 25 36 25   36 43   36 55 43 54 53   54 61   54 68
GRIFFIN Dick   0     0     0   7 54 54   54 62   54 69
MCENTEE Colin   0     0     0     0     0   8 53 70
WATLING Mark   0     0   10 51 49   51 56   51 65   51 71
LONG Peter   0     0     0   10 51 57   51 66   51 72
IRVINE Peter   0     0     0     0   14 47 67   47 73
BOUNDS Tony   0     0     0     0   18 43 69   43 74
BLUNDEN Martin   0   52 9 62 32 38 52   38 63   38 71   38 75
WADE Mike 24 37 24   37 42   37 53   37 64   37 72   37 76
LONERGAN Bill   0     0     0   25 36 66   36 73   36 77
ORTON Wilf   0   42 19 54   19 68   19 79   19 84 45 35 78
COOPER Steve   0   27 34 44   34 59   34 68   34 75   34 79
RAYNER Andrew   0   32 29 46   29 61   29 71   29 77   29 80
BROOKES David   0     0     0   33 28 72   28 78   28 81
FISHER Barry   0     0     0     0   34 27 79   27 82
PEEL Mike   0     0     0     0     0   36 25 83
TURNER John E   0     0     0     0     0   37 24 84
CLIFF Harry   0   38 23 50   23 63   23 74   23 80   23 85
CLIFF Bob   0   39 22 51   22 64   22 75   22 81   22 86
CLUNEY Steve   0   40 21 52   21 65   21 76   21 82   21 87
MORTEN Hugh   0   41 20 53   20 66   20 77   20 83   20 88
JONES-BALDOCK (L) Carolina   0     0     0     0     0   41 20 89
FIDLER Phil   0     0   42 19 69   19 80   19 85   19 90
CLAPHAM Bill   0     0     0     0   44 17 87   17 91
MURRELL Allan   0     0     0   45 16 82   16 88   16 92
WHITE David   0   47 14 58   14 73   14 83   14 89   14 93
HOLLINGDALE Steve   0     0   47 14 74   14 84   14 90   14 94
O'MAHONEY (L) Karyn   0     0     0     0   47 14 91   14 95
TAYLOR Phil   0   48 13 59   13 75   13 85   13 92   13 96
MESSENT (L) Cath   0     0     0     0   48 13 93   13 97
ELSE John   0   49 12 60   12 76   12 86   12 94   12 98
TYLER Keith   0     0   52 9 78   9 88   9 95   9 99
COPLEY John   0   53 8 63   8 79   8 89   8 96   8 100

 

 

 

The following is the OBITUARY that appeared in the Blackheath Harriers Gazette and Club Record No 341 - dated Aug/Sep 1929.

It is with deep regret that we have to record the death of a young and promising member, Walter Patrick Dillon Bennett, in an air crash on July last. Bennett joined the Club early in 1926, and although unable to compete regularly made considerable progress, being placed in several handicap races, notably in the Nicholls Cup last winter, when he was second; and he supported many Club social functions. He was very modest and known well to only a few, so that the tribute from the Rev. A. J. K. Martyn, headmaster of Sedbergh School, below is especially apt to assist 'Heathens of his generation to estimate the loss of this generous and unassuming character.

Walter P. D. Bennett was born in October 1907, and educated at Sedbergh School, Yorkshire. At the time of entering that school, in September, 1921, his father, who was an engineer, lived at Stocksfield-on-Tyne. Bennett joined the School-house under Major W. N. Weech, the headmaster. During his five wars at school he worked his way from the lowest to the highest form with that perseverance and pluck which characterised him all through. Though never distinguished in any branch of athletics, he exercised a strong and healthy influence on his schoolfellows, with whom he was immensely popular. After leaving school he worked with an engineering firm in London, but took up "flying" in his spare time, and after gaining his pilot's certificate was on the Reserve of Air Force Officers. It was on July 19, when he had been observed by an eye-witness to perform some daring feats, that the aeroplane, a single seater, nose-dived and crashed near Radlett, in Hertfordshire; Bennett was killed instantaneously.

We tender our profound sympathy to his mother, and to his sister and surviving brother. The sudden close to a brilliant young life is made the more pathetic as Bennett had only a few weeks previously passed the examination for entrance to King's College, Cambridge, and had been looking forward eagerly to his three years at that university.

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