Sad News - Roger Edwards

Posted by Administrator on Sun 25 May 2014

It is with great regret that we have to pass on the news that Roger Edwards passed away suddenly on Tuesday 13th May 2014. On behalf of Leicestershire and Rutland Athletic Association we would like to pass on our condolences to his family and particularly to his wife, Astrid, and his sons, Alexander and Kristian.

Roger was a loyal member of Leicester Coritanian AC, training and racing regularly with a strong middle distance group in the 1970s. He went on to win two Leicester Marathon races in the 1980s as well as becoming the Midland Marathon Champion in 1984. His son Kristian has been a regular competitor for Leicester Coritanian AC and has won many races on the track, the road, and the country - continuing in his father's tradition of middle and long distance success.

The funeral is on Thursday 5th June at 11.45am at St Andrew's Church,  Clifton Campville followed by a wake in the local village pub. There will be a family notice in the Leicester Mercury.