Runners are getting set to pay their annual tribute to one of Britain’s greatest runners next month. The Alf Shrubb Memorial 5 will take place in Horsham, Sussex on 4 October. Born in nearby Slinford, Shrubb held 15 world records between 1903 and 1904 from the 2000 yards to the one-hour distance record.
He was twice international cross country champion and English cross country champion four times. He is a member of the England Athletics Hall of Fame.
There are cash prizes for the leading male and female athletes and for the leading veterans. There is also a prize for the best Alf Shrubb lookalike! Postal entries close on 26 September, but on the day entries will also be accepted.