International Runners

This page lists the runners that have earned the chance to represent their country. Some of the accolades listed were achieved when the runner wasn’t a member of Clayton-Le-Moors Harriers

All runners listed represented England, unless stated otherwise

Road RunningMaureen Laney1984 Berlin Marathon
1984 Paris Marathon
1984 Miami Marathon
1984 Dublin Marathon
1984 Guernsey Marathon
1987 World Cup Marathon, Seoul, South Korea
1987 Swiss Alpine Ultra Marathon
Roger Brewster1985 The Hague Half Marathon, Holland
Brian McKenna
(Northern Ireland)
1985 Bridgend Marathon, Wales
John Hartley2017 Celtic Nations Marathon, Chester
Irene Roche2018 Malaga Half Marathon, Spain
2019 Celtic Nations 10K, Birmingham
Dave Edmondson2019 Celtic Nations 10k, Birmingham
Cross CountryRay Lees1994 Aldershot, England
Mark Aspinall2004 Cardiff, Wales (reserve)
2005 Dublin, Ireland
2006 Swansea, Wales
Ted Orrell2011 Glasgow, Scotland
Fell RunningSteve Breckell1984 Bergamo, Italy (with Blackburn H)
Vanessa Peacock1987 Lenzerheide, Switzerland
Graham Huddleston1989 Die, France (reserve)
1990 Telfes, Austria
Garry Wilkinson1990 Telfes, Austria (reserve)
Cheryl Cook1990 Telfes, Austria
1991 Zermatt, Switzerland
Ruth Pickvance2000 Bergen, Germany
2001 Arta Terme, Italy
Mike Wallis1999 Knockdhu, Northern Ireland
2000 Knockdhu, Northern Ireland
2003 Zell, Germany
Maureen Laney2005 Snowdon, Wales
2005 Keswick, England
Candice Taylor2008 Zell, Germany
Jacob Boyle2015 Betws Y Coed, Wales
Chris Holdsworth
(Some with Ribble Valley H)
2017 Sedbergh, England
2017 Snowdon, Wales
2017 Premana, Italy (GB vest)
2017 Morbegno, Italy (GB vest
2018 Snowdon, Wales
2018 Morbegno, Italy (GB vest)
2019 Moel Eilio, Wales
Briony Holt2017 Peebles, Scotland
2019 Moel Eilio, Wales
Track RunningMark Brown1994 Berlin, Germany. World Disabled Athletics Championships – 5,000m and 10,000m
1996 Atlanta Paralympics, USA – 5000m and Marathon
2000 Sydney Paralympics, Australia – Marathon
2004 Athens Paralympics, Greece – 5000m
OrienteeringGeorge Brass
Alistair Patten
Laser RunHelana White2019 Weiden, Germany (GB vest)
2019 Budapest, Hungary (GB vest)
Alfie White2019 Weiden, Germany (GB vest)
2019 Budapest, Hungary (GB vest)

And then there is the phenomenon that is Ron Hill OBE
All of Ron’s greatest athletic achievements were before he joined Clayton-le-Moors Harriers, but as an Accrington lad, he is very much one of our own. Here are just some of the highlights from his staggering running career.
4 World Records – 10 miles (twice) – 47.02 & 46.44, 15 miles – 72.48, 25 Kilometres – 75.22
3 Olympic Games – Tokyo 1964, Mexico City 1968, Munich 1972 (10,000m + Marathon)
3 European Championships – Budapest 1966, Athens 1969 (Marathon Gold medal), Helsinki 1971 (Marathon Bronze medal)
Commonwealth Games – Edinburgh 1970 (Marathon Gold medal)
First British winner of the Boston Marathon (1970) breaking the course record by 3 minutes
Marathon PB of 2.09.28.
Took part in 115 Marathons, winning 21 of them.
Ran at least one mile EVERY DAY for 52 years, 39 days.
Incredible!