Vale John Smith

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Club member John Smith passed away last Thursday.

John was a member of the club for over 25 years his club number being 156.  As well as being a regular competitor for many years he contributed through being a committee member and a Sunday race director.

John competed both on the road and on the track. First as a runner where he completed several 50 K road running championships and then as he got older he moved to walking and the road walking championships.

For several years John arrived at ECAC at Cannington on a Thursday evening on his bike just in time for the track walk. When the walk was early he missed the start. At the end of the program he would set off for his home in Victoria Park in the dark on his bike.

Always bright and cheerful he has been missed at recent competitions being unable to attend due to ill health.

A memorial is to be held at the Broken Hill Hotel this Thursday from 5 – 7pm. Caterers need an estimate of numbers so if anyone is intending to go then could they please contact Gary Fisher as soon as possible.