Champion road runner sprints in to give talk

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ONE of the country’s most successful road runners is giving a talk about his career on the road.

Carl Thackery, a member of Sheffield’s Hallamshire Harriers, finished third in the world half marathon championship in 1992 and holds British running records.

He is speaking at Clowne Community Centre on Saturday, April 21, from 7pm.

Dennis Learad, of hosts Clowne Road Runners, said: “Carl still holds the British records for 15k and 20k and the one hour record where he covered a total of 20,855m. These were all achieved in 1990. In 1993 he won an individual bronze together with a team silver at the World Half Marathon Championships. It’s a wonderful history for Sheffield.”

Hallamshire Harriers have a history of runners going on to achieve international success. James Murphy and Harold Wilson both represented Great Britain in the 1908 Olympics in London

Ernest Harper won silver in the marathon in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. And world record holder Sebastian Coe was also a Harrier.

n Entry to the talk costs £1 on the door and includes a raffle.