Written by DB
Funerals are such sad affairs but they can rekindle memories of happier carefree days.
The ceremony to commemorate the life of Joy Noble in Eastbourne brought together some of the Poly Harriers 'Class of the 70s/80s',not least the chief mourner, husband Noel(now 84),the formidable Australian tenor,committed miler and former VAC President.
Amongst the other mourners were Pat Mulligan,a 9.41.0 steeplechaser,whose BAL appearances were a little limited by John Barnard & Tony Stedman(both sub 9.20.0);and Jenny & Frank Prosser(Fareham),the latter also an occasional Amos Biwott impersonator over the barriers and still ranked in the Vets Club records at HJ(1.50).
Talk revealed that PM still sees Kim Raymond(48.08 400);Andy Charman,our current 100 Club organiser(sub 2m/4m 800/1500);Steve Ray(sub 16mins 3 Miles);and Russ Page,another 'chaser of note(9.39.0).
Also visited recently with Carol & Stan "Marathon" Farrow(Worthing),both former active officials/supporters and still prime stakeholders in that valuable 100 Club;and 94 year old Ken Yates(Hailsham),doyen of cross country and flags-marshall-extraordinaire,another generous supporter of the club cause still.
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