We’d like to share the sad news that a former Keswick member and volunteer has passed away.
RIP Dennis, he lost his fight with life late on the 5th April.
Chris Knox said this about Dennis…
Dennis Hayes came to running via retirement from the army, Keswick Cricket Team, Keswick Football team – player then manager. The running boom of the 80s saw him enter Keswick half marathon along with a thousand others. He won prizes at V50, V55, V60, V65 and V70. He would still get under 80 minutes for the half as V55. He ran for England in veterans cross country again gaining the odd medal. He was there every week when the junior section was restarted by Steve Fletcher, always happy to help out.
Dunc Overton wrote this…
So sad to hear of Dennis’ passing. He was a terrific runner and very well respected nationally in his age group. Trish and I did the Tour de Mont Blanc with Dennis & Margaret back in 2009. They celebrated their Golden wedding Anniversary at the summit of the Aiguille du Midi (12,602ft), en route, and I took a lovely picture of them both there, with Mont Blanc in the background, as attached. He was a good friend and a lovely kind man.
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