Stan Eldon Receives Copy of Our Book

 

THE Roadrunners’ anniversary book has attracted some warm praise…. from the man who started it all.

Stan Eldon, the man behind the formation of the club in 1987, said: “It’s a very special book. It was very well put together, so congratulations to all involved.”

Stan was presented with a copy of 30 Years Of Reading Roadrunners by the club’s archivist Chris Mason.

Chris, who did the lion’s share of the research for the book, handed over a complimentary copy at Stan’s home in Didcot.

Former Great Britain middle-distance and cross-country star Eldon, now 81, helped set up the club following his Reading Half Marathon training sessions in Palmer Park.

He said: “It was great to catch up with Chris, one of the best athletes in the club’s history.”

Stan and his wife Marion recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

His own autobiography, Life On The Run, is no longer in print but is on sale as an ebook on Amazon.

30 Years Of Reading Roadrunners is selling well, so make sure you grab a copy before the Christmas rush. It is on sale at £3 from the foyer at Palmer Park before Wednesday evening track sessions.

2017 Xmas Party Tickets Available

Hannah has been a busy bunny and now all is in place for our Christmas Party on Sat 2nd December. Tickets just £11. A photo booth and an 80s fancy dress (will try and dig out Adam Ant costume) What more could you ask for? Details are below and also on our Social page. Bring it on!!

 

30th Party & Book Launch

Thanks for all those who attended our 30th anniversary party and book launch yesterday. I think most will agree it was a great success. Special thanks to Hannah and her team for organising and Sandy and her team for the successful launch of the book.

Copies of the book are now on sale at Palmer Park at Wed track evenings for just £3.

Great pictures of the event by Sev can be found here on Flickr.