We have just heard the sad news that long serving member Jo Ogden died of cancer on the 30th May 2011 in Lincoln Hospital. Jo joined MVAC, as it was then, in 1989 and still holds 6 Championship Best Performances in our Track & Field Championships, the earliest from 1990 and the latest from 2003. In recent years her health had deteriorated but she was always looking forward to competing again, maintaining her competition licence with England Athletics.
Colin Simpson writes:
“I was sorry to learn of the death of Jo Ogden. We corresponded for many years, particularly after she moved to Sleaford at Cranwell Village.
We shared a common hatred of the EU and she gave me a supply of stickers with “GB out” emblazoned prominently. After she moved to Sleaford, she complained that she could no longer practise her javelin throwing because the ground was too stony and it bent the point of the javelin!
A charming woman”. CS
Her Championship Best Performances are:W60 Javelin 28.82; Solihull 1990 W60 Hammer 26.14; Solihull 1992 W65 100m 15.4; Solihull 1993 W65 200m 31.2; Solihull 1993 W65 Javelin 31.18; Solihull 1993 W75 Javelin 22.69; Solihull 2003