It is with much
sadness to report that Gary Negus died on Monday 22nd June this year
having suffered from the effects of Asbestosis for some time.
Born in Yorkshire in 1942 he served proudly
with the Royal Marine Commandos in the 1960s in Borneo.
He was a longstanding member of both SCVAC and
Portsmouth Athletic Club for whom he competed in the Vets League for
He excelled in the throwing events and in 2016
he won gold in the shot-put, gold in the weight throw and gold in
the hammer at the BMAF Championships in Birmingham.
Then, in 2017 he won a bronze award in the
Winter Throws Championships in Lee Valley. In the all-time rankings
for V70 he was 5th in the shot-put, 8th in the weight throw and 15th
in the hammer. He took part in numerous competitions all over the
country and won medals galore.
More than that Gary was a supportive team
member, a gentle giant and a true gentleman with a great sense of
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Our thoughts go out to his wife Chris and their family.