As a club we were asked to transport the European flag on a leg of its journey for which our destination was Preston. A bus was hired and we ran in teams to Preston to deliver the flag. David, his daughter Karen, his son Gary, his daughter-in-law Louise and many club members took part in this event. We were chosen as we were and still are a community club.
Belle Vue Racers are sad to hear that David Jackson passed away in January 2019. David held the position of a Committee Member going on to be our Club Chairman for many years. David was a loyal, helpful and hard working committee member that I had the pleasure of knowing. David helped me such a lot after our club founder, my husband Eddie Cheetham, died in 2003.
David stayed on at the club and helped me at a time which wasn’t easy for a woman coach trying to establish that women coaches did have a say in track etiquette .
He, along with others, helped rebuild the backbone of the club. David competed in a lot of our club championship events including cross country. I remember so well David and his family coming along on our Coach Trip to Blackpool for the 10k Road Race. David brought along his wife Jean and daughter Karen.
Our thoughts and sympathy are with David’s family.