Flashback (30/10/2012)

We came across the following images in the archives recently. The first shows, we believe, a Birmingham XC League race on a snow covered course. Do you know any of the athletes in the rather scruffy cutting ?

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Well Josh Lilly should as the front runner, No.23, is Bob Cytlau. Hidden behind him (with his face half hiddeen) is Mike Kearns who set a British 1500m record in the 1980's before the Coe, Ovett, Cram generation started their record breaking exploits. As to the others in view we are not sure.

For the second one we have Peter Griffiths, now Councillor on Birmingham City Council, Mike Kearns, Bob Cytlau and Bryan Cole.

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