• 1887: TVH was founded under the name East Twickenham Harriers, and organised its first events, a 120 yards track race and a 5 mile road race.
  • 1890: The club changed its name to Thames Valley Harriers. Successes for TVH cross country athletes include: Steve Cottrell (who had ‘TVH’ tattooed on his chest) who came 2nd in the Southern Championships 1893 and 1894, as well as 1st place English National Championships 1895. Percy Tiller came 2nd place Championships 1896, 3rd place English National Championships 1896.

2 thoughts on “Pre-1900”

  1. Hello, I have acquired Steve Cottrell’s winning metal at an estate sale here in Canada. I did an internet search and came across your article but was unable to find any other information about him.

    1. Interesting to know what medal you have. I am Steven John Charles Cottrell’s great grandson And I have his gold medal from 1895.

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