Nostalgia: Marathon off to a good start

THEY'RE OFF! The first BBA half marathon and fun run in 1984.
THEY'RE OFF! The first BBA half marathon and fun run in 1984.

The first BBA half marathon and fun run, held alongside the BBA Sports Day, made for a memorable day in Cleckheaton in 1984.

There were 701 entrants for the half marathon, which was more than had been expected.

Kay Drake was the first woman to cross the line and John Atkin the first man.