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John Herring

John Herring
Personal information
Born 10 April 1935
Lewisham, Greater London, Great Britain
Died 7 October 2003 (aged 68)
Lavenham, Suffolk, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 53 kg (117 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 5000 m
Club Blackheath Harriers

John Bryan Herring (10 April 1935 – 7 October 2003), was a Blackheath and Bromley Harriers Athletic Club.


  • Competitive Career 1
    • Personal Bests 1.1
  • Athletics Administration 2
  • References 3
  • External Links 4

Competitive Career

He was a member of Blackheath Harriers. In 1964 he was ranked fourth in the UK behind Mike Wiggs, Fergus Murray and Bruce Tulloh. [1] He represented Britain over 5000 metres in the 1964 Summer Olympics when Tulloh withdrew with measles.[2]

He remained a member of Blackheath Harriers for 50 years and in 2015 still holds the club record for Men Masters (over 40) mile at 4.23.3 set on 30 July 1975.[3]

Personal Bests[4]

Date Distance Time Venue
20 Jun 1965 3000 metres 8:02.2 Warsaw, Poland
22 Jul 1964 2 miles 8:37.6 London, UK
14 Aug 1964 5000 metres 13:51.4 London, UK

Athletics Administration

From 1970 to 1987 he held the post of assistant director at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. He became involved with the International Athletes' Club (IAC) and in his capacity as chairman of the IAC he became race director for the first IAC Coca-Cola sponsored invitation meeting at Crystal Palace in the early 1970s. [5] The venue became the London home of athletics meetings when White City Stadium was demolished.[2]

After the successful first running of the London Marathon he was brought into the marathon's management team. He was responsible for the start for 12 years from 1982.[1] From 1994 to 1996 he was the Marathon's course manager and from 1996 he was a consultant to the Marathon.


  1. ^ a b "John Herring". The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group Limited. 15 October 2003. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "John Herring". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. 11 October 2003. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "CLUB RECORDS". Blackheath and Bromley Athletic Club. Blackheath and Bromley Athletic Club. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "John Herring". Assoc. of Road Running Statisticians. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "John Herring: Distance runner who became course director of the London Marathon". The Independent. The Independent. 11 October 2003. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 

External Links

  • Sports-reference olympic profile
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