An article "Age no barrier to
inspirational generation of older athletes", including
footage from the Masters
Indoor Inter-Area, and an interview with Angela Copson can be found at the
Arthur Walsham, President of Northern Vets, and winner
of 4 World Veteran Championships at 25k and Marathon, and winner of the
first British Vets Cross country has written a memoir entitled 'My Life On
The Run', which also includes his thoughts on getting older and slower. The
Foreward is by Ron Hill.
A copy of the book can be obtained from Arthur, at 21
Thornfield Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 3LD, by sending him
your name and address, together with a cheque for £5.00 payable to Mr AJG
Walsham. All proceeds will be donated to Parkinson's UK.
Dale Lyons book on the London Marathon
SYNOPSIS OF THE REAL MARATHON MEN (Including Mike Peel!)
This is the story of 42 marathon runners who were
created as the ‘Ever-presents’ by the London Marathon in 1995 after they had
run 15 consecutive Londons.
Their story is a testimony to a ‘never say die’ spirit
that has sustained them during the thousands of marathons they have run all
over the world.
Dale Lyons, one of the last 15, has combined a
detailed factual record from his research, with many heart warming anecdotes
and astonishing hardship stories in tracking the Ever-presents’ journey for
33 years since 1981.
Their triumphs and cruel disappointments, the amazing
sums they have raised for countless charities, their incredible running
records at home and abroad, their entertaining media coverage and their
fascinating and colourful lives away from the marathon treadmill provides
absorbing and enlightening reading.
This is a book to honour their commitment to the
London, one of the great city Marathons and provides a lasting tribute to a
rapidly diminishing group, decimated by injury, accident, illness and death.
The book will provide information, inspiration and
motivation not only to marathon runners but to those watching the London
each year thinking “that could be me!”
January 2014 price £7.99 + £2.60 pp.
version. 255 pages with photos.
orders contact Dale Lyons
Richmond Hill Gardens, Edgbaston Birmingham B15 3RW
“This remarkable book is a
tribute to everyone of the Ever-presents. The London Marathon salutes
John Bryant. Author of The London Marathon book and
Chairman of the London Marathon Charitable Trust.
Chairman's message; 12 October 2013
Rosemary Champion, facing other important commitments,
has resigned from ther post of editor of The Southerner. She has worked with
dedication for twelve years and I would like to send a big thank you to her
for all her hard work over that long period. A new editor, Jeremy
Carmichael, from Crawley Athletic Club, has come forward to take Rosemary's
place. A big welcome to Jeremy.
At yesterday’s EAMA meeting (28 October 2012) I was
requested to circulate the “EAMA Structure” that Phil Lee; Irene Nicholls
and myself produced after the previous meeting last February. It was felt
that knowledge about EAMA and its role within masters athletics was
generally lacking amongst our membership and this was an attempt at
resolving this issue. I have attached a copy of this document which also can
be found on the EAMA website at