1930-1939

  • 1932: TVH’s Junior team win the Middlesex cross country.
  • 1933: Les Phipps starts 25 years service as winter captain
  • 1935: Athlete and coach Arthur Filkins establishes TVH’s first sprint squad
  • 1936: First TVH Olympian, George Traynor competes in long jump alongside Jesse Owens.
  • 1936: TVH’s Senior team win the Middlesex cross country.
  • 1937: The club marks its 50th anniversary with the first TVH field events championship.

2 thoughts on “1930-1939”

  1. I’ve just found a 1934 “Middlesex County Amateur Athletics Assn” silver medal with the engraving (on the back) “Sprint Relay Championship, 1934, 2nd, Thames Valley Harriers, W.L.Vincent”. Would you like it?

  2. I have three medals which belonged to my late Uncle, Donald (D.L.)Patterson. On the back they are engraved – D.L. Patterson 2nd 100 15/18 Years 1937, Junior Sprint Relay 1937 Thames Valley H D. Patterson and J. 4×220 1938 3rd Thames Valley H. D.L.Patterson. Would you like them?

    My family records claim that Donald Patterson held the TVH club record for ten years from 1938/9 – is there any mention of this in your club records?

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