Founder Member John Hewkin sadly passes

L-R Gerald Story, John Hewkin, Frank Mitchell, Frank Fox

One of the original founder members of Worksop Harriers, John Hewkin, sadly passed away earlier this year at the age of 86. John was a multi school record holder at Retford Grammar and also competed for the RAF in the 120y Hurdles.

In 1950, Worksop staged the Notts County AAA Championships with great success on a grass track at the Central Avenue Town ground. John won a bronze medal in the triple jump, becoming one of the first Harriers to win a County Championship medal, and sharing the honour with Max Frei who also won a bronze.

1950 Notts County Track & Field Championships.
John Hewkin is pictured 2nd from left (back row)