Derek Appleton C 888

Derek, a member of Folkestone A.C., passed away on 3rd August 2021 following a short illness. He qualified at the 1991 Ewhurst 100 miles in 23.37.26.

Derek was featured on the front cover of Race Walking Record (Issue 686, December 1999) because he had been awarded the “Cyril Evans Cup”, an annual award for long distance walker of the year awarded to the walker who covered the most miles in a series of 8 long distance Open races.

He was a loyal supporter to Don Thompson C631, 50K medallist in the 1960 Rome Olympics.