It is with regret that I announce that John Walker sadly passed away last night, Thursday, 19th June 2015, after a long illness aged 76 years.
John was a founder member of Centurion Running Club formerly Centurion Joggers in the 70’s and was a prolific organiser of road races in the area including the first World Veterans 10k & 25k Championships held at the NEC. He was also a prominent coach helping many athletes to achieve their ambitions. No mean performer himself, John always ran until a debilitating virus curtailed his activities.
John was involved for many years with MMAC and helped set up the course for the National Masters Open Road Relays held every year at Sutton Park.
Our condolences go to his wife, Janet, to his family and many friends in athletics.
Funeral details to be announced.
After having to call off our annual handicap on the 5th February due to bad weather it has been decided to hold it on the 1st April 2012, once again within the Centurion Grand Prix Series by kind permission of Centurion RC. The handicap will be renamed “The Colin Simpson Memorial Handicap” in honour of our late Treasurer, Colin Simpson, whose 83rd birthday would have been on the 2nd April.
All the original entries and entry fees will stand but if anyone who wants to enter can now do so on a new entry form Colin Simpson Memorial Handicap 2012 the closing date is strictly the 22nd March 2012.
The handicap is open to Midland Masters AC member only and the entry fee is £6.00
Any member who has entered the Grand Prix event or series pays only £1.00 BUT will still need to fill out the handicap form. Let us get a good entry for this re-scheduled event.