How times have changed !!

See attached letter from AW from 1961. Back then female runners generally didnt start cross country until the U20 age group. Some organisations had started to hold races for 15 and 16 year old girls but that caused some controversy hence the attached letter. It may seem strange but its not that long ago. What would they have thought back then of U11 or even primary school cross country leagues!!

Ken Bull of Coventry Godiva Harriers

Sad to report that Ken Bull of Coventry Godiva Harriers has passed away. 

Ken was made a Life Vice President of Warwickshire County AA in recognition of his service to our sport at County level but he is probably best known for his massive contribution to Coventry Godiva Harriers.

In his younger days Ken was a very good quality middle distance runner – his favourite event being the 880 yards (2 laps).. In later years he became a Club stalwart on the admin and coaching side of things. Particularly coaching of young athletes which contributed to the CGH pre-eminence in middle distance and endurance events.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Ken’s widow  Iris and their children Sharon and Alan.

The photograph shows Ken with the Coventry Godiva Harriers team that won the County Cross Country Championships in 1963 (in the snow). Back row is:-  Tommy Wyre,  Ken Bull, Tony Snoad, Pete Burns. Front row:-  Basil Heatley, Bob Carey, Alan Dowall, Bob Turney (Capt),  Ray Allen, Brian Kilby.