George Beecham C716

Steve Kemp C1075 informed us of the sad news that George passed away during the evening of 13th September 2020 aged 89. He had a long illness due to cancer and his health had deteriorated since about March and especially so over the last month. His wife Marlene and daughter Katherine were with George when he passed way. There will not be a funeral. The family are making private arrangements.

George, a member of Belgrave Harriers for 69 years and Life Member, competed at race walking at all distances. He was well known in Canvey Island for his charity work for which he received his MBE. He qualified as Centurion 716 in the 1981 Brighton & Hove A.C. 24 hour Track race, walking 100 miles in 22.45.12 and completing a total of 104 miles 557 yards.

George Beecham MBE C 716