The Slaugham Archives

Jogging for charity in Handcross
The Slaugham Archive
Jogging for charity in Handcross

In June 1986 a fund-raising event took place in Handcross which involved about 100 residents of Handcross jogging three-miles around the Hyde Estate. It was organised by Mrs Vivienne Young in aid of famine relief and local charities.
First to complete the three miles (4828 metres) was Duncan Thompson within 20 minutes. I think he was going a bit faster than jogging; but still somewhat short of the current world record for 5000 metres in 12 mins 37 secs by Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia!
The starter was Roger Ray wearing his badge as Chairman of the Slaugham Parish Council. Unusually he waved a jumper instead of the more-usual flag, or indeed firing a starter pistol!
The Large Version shows a close up.
Select Open Document to view the newspaper cutting.

View Large Version View Large Version
Open Document Open Document
Picture added on 16 January 2019 at 16:13
This picture is in the following groups
Fetes and social events
Please add your comments about this picture using the form below.

Comments


Your Name


Your email address - this will be shown on the page and will allow the system to notify you of further comments added to this picture.




Handcross

Spar Post Office Stores, Handcross (5 of 5)Tulley's Post Office Stores, Handcross (4 of 5)Eversheds Post Office Stores, Handcross (3 of 5)Tulley's Post Office Stores, Handcross (2 of 5)Tulley's Post Office Stores, Handcross (1 of 5)The Tester family on Brighton beachFete in Handcross Recreation Ground (14 of 14)Fete in Handcross Recreation Ground (13 of 14)Handcross Flower Show 1985 (12 of 14)Handcross Band fete in Recreation Ground (11 of 14