Monday, 7 May 2012

My dearly loved friend Arthur

It's with a heavy heart that I write this week as following a pleasant weeks training and racing we find out that we have lost a valued member and for me a treasured friend.  No more will Arthur James grace us with his presence at work each Monday as he calls for his weekly cuppa and chat outside of  our club meet ups. Following a bright and breezy run at parkrun on Saturday at which he was proudly presented his 100 run tee shirt and jacket, I learned of his untimely death.  It seems he retired to bed on Saturday night and never woke. I actually feel - as I guess a lot of people who knew him do - like I've lost a family member.

I'm sure we at Eccleshill Road Runners will keep his memory alive in more ways than one over the coming weeks, months and years.

Rest In Peace my dear friend, the world will be a much duller place without you to brighten our days, til we meet again..........

A week in pictures

Proud of his banner

Abseiling down Culture Fusion

At Saturday's parkrun 

At Wednesday's John Carr Race
Saturday's parkrun,Tricia's 50th 


  1. I can't believe I won't see that Arthur finishing sprint again. What a lovely man, I didn't know him well, but he was instantly likeable.