1940-1949

During the war years, the Junior competitions continued with TVH combining with Southall AC and Finchley Harriers. Most athletes had brief athletics careers prior to national service

  • 1945: The inaugural TVH road relays were held at Cranford.
  • 1946: TVH started using Alperton track for the summer season
  • 1946 to 1949: Alec Olney came to prominence as distance runner, competing at the 1948 London Olympics
  • 1949: TVH’s U17 men won the English National Cross Country Championships, led by Ken Norris.

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  1. Alex Olney was a sergeant in 10 BN Parachute Regiment throughout WW2. He resumed athletics after the war. He passed away on 25 April 2017 in Ruislip, Middlesex, following a stroke. He was 95.

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