Steve Herington of Hereford Couriers has been in touch to let us know about the book he has just produced on BobCole, a legendary local runner.
Below is a brief description of the book:
Bob Cole was a local man still remembered by older people in the area for his eccentric character and athletic ability which took him right to the top. He was a regular at the Peterchurch Show and other local events but also triumphed in the 1920’s on the biggest stage, becoming World Champion at 10 miles and the Marathon as well as winning gold at the prestigious New Year Powderhall Carnival in Edinburgh. In this lavishly illustrated book, Steve Herington has pieced together, from talking to local people and researching contemporary newspaper reports, the extraordinary story ofthe man and his achievements, setting them in their historical context.
BOB COLE THE RUNNER the strange life of a forgotten champion by Steve Herington (£6.00)
Steve will have copies available at various races through the season, including the first Summer League race at AbbeyDore on 1st June.
He will also be talking about the book with Matthew Engel at
the Hay Festival on Thursday 26th May at 5.30 p.m.