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Old 17-02-2015, 11:02   #1
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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.
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Old 17-02-2015, 13:32   #2
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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.
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Old 17-02-2015, 14:57   #3
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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
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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
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Old 17-02-2015, 15:31   #5
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I am running - out of breath'
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Old 17-02-2015, 15:56   #6
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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!
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Old 10-08-2016, 16:17   #7
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didn't know Ron had name for running in circles.
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Old 10-08-2016, 20:41   #8
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As an Olympian, Ron wore a blazer with several circles on the breast pocket.
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As an Olympian, Ron wore a blazer with several circles on the breast pocket.
Is that the same as running in circles.
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Old 23-02-2017, 20:19   #10
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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.
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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? reminds me of a very similar one i got, lol i never won 3 peaks but was very good at cross country.
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He didn't go accy tech did he? reminds me of a very similar one i got, lol i never won 3 peaks but was very good at cross country.

I read this posting by Cashy last night. I have only just come round.
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He didn't go accy tech did he? reminds me of a very similar one i got, lol i never won 3 peaks but was very good at cross country.
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