Maurice Ireland – Best wishes for a speedy recovery

It is with much concern we report that Maurice Ireland, a club stalwart and member since 1960, a former Chairman and President, not to mention the organiser of many a splendid Annual Dinner, was struck by an unexpected stroke last Saturday. At the time of writing he is still in hospital and recovering slowly. In his prime Maurice was well-known for his audaciously fast starts to races. In truth, being a senior manager in the Post Office, he never had the time to fulfil his undoubted potential.

Maurice winning 1978 NW GPO Champs 15k in 74:12

Supported by his dear friend, Chris Bolton we wish Maurice the speediest of recoveries and look forward to seeing him out and about in the near future. Maurice, what about racing the Masters 5k at Horwich, June 2020?

See Maurice’s lovely contribution to our historical musings back in 2016 ‘Joining the daft beggars’.

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