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Colin Brayshaw and his three sons in the first outing for St Pauls Harriers club Invercargill 1967.....
Harriers were a big thing in Invercargill in 1967 and was a definite family affair with father, sons and daughters all lining up at Grasmere for the opening day of the St Paul's Harriers Club.
The opening day saw more than 30 members compete with families such as Colin Brayshaw with his sons, Murray Brayshaw, Neil Brayshaw and Ross Brayshaw all competing. There was also Ron Hammington with this sons Tony Hammington and Kerry Hamington and his daughter Joy Hammington.
First home was Murray Brayshaw and following not far behind was Keith Munro and Ron Young respectively.
The Colts event had an exciting finish with Ross Brayshaw holding off a strong challenge from Kerry Hammington and Paul McKenzie.
The runners were invited by the club president and his wife Mr and Mrs G. R. Fraser of Patterson Street. The following Saturday the run was held at Kennington and were the guests of Mr and Mrs M.D. Gillick of Chelmsford Street, Invercargill.
Officers elected in 1967 were: Mr J. Simon (club captain), Mr D. Wood (deputy club captain), Mr R. Johnston (Handicapper),
Reference: Good Field For First Run. The Southland Times April 1967.