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Bob Dobson 17-02-2015 11:02

Clayton Harriers
 
I have recently read an artyicle about the 3 Peaks Fell Race, held each April in the Dales since 1954. That first race had six entrants. At least two of them were local lads - Alf Case and Stan Bradshaw of Clayton Harriers I think they were both Accrington Grammar School Old Boys. Stan went on to run in 24 of these races, and Alf became an organiser. I think they are both dead now - Alf certainly is. He was found on the fells in his running kit. Both are 'legends' amongst fell runners. I hope you can tell me more about these lads. I am trying to contact the club and Ron Hill, another AGSOB who has something of a reputation in running circles.

DtheP47 17-02-2015 13:32

Re: Clayton Harriers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob Dobson (Post 1133587)
I have recently read an artyicle about the 3 Peaks Fell Race, held each April in the Dales since 1954. That first race had six entrants. At least two of them were local lads - Alf Case and Stan Bradshaw of Clayton Harriers I think they were both Accrington Grammar School Old Boys. Stan went on to run in 24 of these races, and Alf became an organiser. I think they are both dead now - Alf certainly is. He was found on the fells in his running kit. Both are 'legends' amongst fell runners. I hope you can tell me more about these lads. I am trying to contact the club and Ron Hill, another AGSOB who has something of a reputation in running circles.

Best to search for Clayton le Moors Harriers Bob.
Clayton-le-Moors Harriers

Incidentally isted on here is the Trawden race named after Stan Bradshaw.
There's a road race in Accy run in honour of Ron coming up soon too.
https://www.facebook.com/ronhillaccrington10k

Bob Dobson 17-02-2015 14:57

Re: Clayton Harriers
 
The Ron Hill one has been I think. Stan Bradshaw came from Padiham. After starting as Clayton Harriers, the club's name became le- Moors to set it apart from other Claytons

DtheP47 17-02-2015 15:25

Re: Clayton Harriers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob Dobson (Post 1133602)
The Ron Hill one has been I think. Stan Bradshaw came from Padiham. After starting as Clayton Harriers, the club's name became le- Moors to set it apart from other Claytons

Ron Hill Accrington 10k 29th March 2015 starting at 10.00am you can register at Accrington Town Hall

Bob Dobson 17-02-2015 15:31

Re: Clayton Harriers
 
I am running - out of breath'

Gordon Booth 17-02-2015 15:56

Re: Clayton Harriers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DtheP47 (Post 1133606)
Ron Hill Accrington 10k 29th March 2015 starting at 10.00am you can register at Accrington Town Hall

10k to enter? That's a bit much!

Not sure if I can borrow a Harrier now, I think we let the Yanks have them cheap.
Will a 4WD be allowed?

I remember when Ron was running in a race at AGS no one else even tried hard- we all knew the result.
Still, in a 4WD I might have a chance!

ferret man 10-08-2016 16:17

Re: Clayton Harriers
 
didn't know Ron had name for running in circles.

Bob Dobson 10-08-2016 20:41

Re: Clayton Harriers
 
As an Olympian, Ron wore a blazer with several circles on the breast pocket.

ferret man 13-01-2017 20:54

Re: Clayton Harriers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob Dobson (Post 1174265)
As an Olympian, Ron wore a blazer with several circles on the breast pocket.

Is that the same as running in circles.

ferret man 23-02-2017 20:19

Re: Clayton Harriers
 
Hi Bob, forgot to mention last time on this site my nephew has won the three peaks race which is quite amusing to me, as when he was at school on one of his school reports it say's, when John has got changed for games he thinks he has done enough.

cashman 23-02-2017 21:18

Re: Clayton Harriers
 
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Originally Posted by ferret man (Post 1188225)
Hi Bob, forgot to mention last time on this site my nephew has won the three peaks race which is quite amusing to me, as when he was at school on one of his school reports it say's, when John has got changed for games he thinks he has done enough.

He didn't go accy tech did he?:D reminds me of a very similar one i got, lol i never won 3 peaks but was very good at cross country.:D;)

Bob Dobson 24-02-2017 14:18

Re: Clayton Harriers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cashman (Post 1188229)
He didn't go accy tech did he?:D reminds me of a very similar one i got, lol i never won 3 peaks but was very good at cross country.:D;)


I read this posting by Cashy last night. I have only just come round.

ferret man 25-02-2017 08:42

Re: Clayton Harriers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cashman (Post 1188229)
He didn't go accy tech did he?:D reminds me of a very similar one i got, lol i never won 3 peaks but was very good at cross country.:D;)

No Cashy, at least not in your day. Happy Birthday.


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