Colin Bennetts, RIP

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of long-term Bedford Harrier, Colin, aged 69 years. Colin had been an original member of the Jog-Swim club at Robinson Pool in the early 1980's and, along with many others from that group, went on to join Bedford Harriers. He was a highly successful runner, completing feats such as running across Crete and the classic three marathons in three days (Beachy Head, Snowdonia and Dublin). He also loved climbing mountains, and spent holidays in Nepal and climbed Kilimanjaro. In recent years, ill-health has prevented Colin from running, but he often helped at Harriers races, and has been an ever-present London Marathon Marshall for about ten years. Following a period of ill-health, Colin died suddenly but peacefully at Papworth hospital in the early hours of 8th September. Colin is survived by his sister, Sue and brother, Bill, and their families. Our thoughts are with them and Colin's colleagues and the very many friends he made in Bedford and much further afield.

The funeral service will be conducted at Norse Road Crematorium at 2.30 pm on Thursday, 28 September. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the British Heart Foundation. Cheques only may be sent to Molyneux Jones Funeral Directors, 37, St Cuthbert's Street, Bedford, MK40 3JG, or donations may be placed in the collection bucket at the crematorium. Afterwards, the family invite all Harriers who knew Colin to join them at The Cricketers, 35, Goldington Rd, Bedford, MK40 3LH.


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