held the mile and 1500m world records and, with Seb Coe and Steve
Ovett, dominated world middle distance running in the 1980s. He
won the Olympic silver medal for the 1,500m in 1984. He, Seb Coe
Peter Elliott and Gary Cook still hold the world record for the
4 x 800m relay. He is now well known as a TV commentator. Steve
often holidays in the Eden Valley and lives in the north-east.
holds the world record he set in 1995 for the triple jump. He has
won gold medals at all the major world events - Commonwealth Games,
World Championships and Olympics.
has been involved with athletics for most of his 79 years. He competes
both in sprint and field events. He and his family have been active
for many years at events such as Ambleside and Grasmere Sports.
Jos lives in Stainton.
dominated fell and road running in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
He unfortunately missed Olympic selection because he had flu on
the day of the selection race. He considers the use of a running
track essential to help distance runners build up extra speed. Dave
lives in Appleby.
and his wife Pauline dominated fell running in the mid-1980s. Kenny
still holds the records for a number of races from that time. Their
children James and Rachel are following the family tradition. Kenny
lives in Threlkeld.
is an international level triathlete. He started the mini-Triathlon
event at Appleby and this is now a very popular event for young
people, drawing competitors from all over England. He won the Eden
Sport Award - awarded by the Eden Sports Council - for outstanding
Eden sportsman in 2002. Stuart lives in Appleby.
recently represented England in the World Veteran Races in Auckland,
New Zealand, racing the 10k and half marathon. He teaches at Ullswater
Community College and a running track would be a major boost for
his training. Steve lives in Askham.
has represented Cumbria at cross country and England at fell running.
She was born and lives in Kirkby Stephen. She is currently in her
final year at Kirkby Stephen Grammar School.