Throwback Thursday (24/09/2015)

This edition of "Throwback Thursday" comes courtesy of former member Derek Davies. Derek lives in Hereford and sent us in a newspaper cutting from the days when Tipton Harriers had an ultra distance team to be feared.

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The cutting shows the late Gordon Bentley, brother of current President Ron Bentley, and father to current member Andy Bentley. In this 1966 edition of the London To Brighton race, an event Tipton dominated later in the 1960's & 70's, the club placed 2nd to Thames Hare & Hounds.

Tony Fern, now a respected coach based in Hampshire, was first home for the club in 11th, Gordon was 14th, George Johnson 20th and Ron Bentley 23rd.

Andy Bentley this year (2015) took on his own ultra challenge competing in the Cotswold 24 Hour Challenge in July.