Two great Leicestershire athletes (1)

Posted by Administrator on Fri 30 August 2019

Ronnie Grove and Brian Ashwell passed  away on the same weekend - 24th and 25th August. The author had the pleasure of knowing both of them during their peak. We send our condolences to their families.

Ronnie Grove (who competed for Holwell Works, LCAT AC, Leicester Coritanian AC and Stilton Striders), was a Track and Cross Country international. He also still holds the Leicestershire and Rutland county championships best performance for the 10,000m in  a time of 28:59.4 in 1969.
Brian Ashwell (of Leicester Harriers, LCAT AC, Leicester Walking Club and West End Runners) was a British Vets International, British Vets Record Holder and oldest winner of the Isle of Man Parish Walk.
[With acknowledgements to John Offord who provided some of this information to another website.]