Through athletics we build great friendships across the country and beyond. Far from being constrained by club boundaries, they blossom, through our competition and rivalry. It is with immense sadness that we heard of the tragic death of the two young Aldershot, Farnham & District athletes, Lucy Pygott and Stacey Burrows.
It was only on Saturday that our teams contested one of the most exciting races, at Mansfield, and then shared the podium. Great competition but also real friendship and sportsmanship. We cannot begin to imagine how tough this will be for the girls’ families and friends, but be assured that our thoughts are very much with you all.
At these times we pull together as a running community, and when we next train and race we will be thinking of them.
Deepest condolences from all at Herne Hill Harriers