Rochdale Harriers are sorry to hear of the death of Tommy Smythe aged 88 in Northern Ireland.
Tom joined Rochdale Harriers and AC in 1961. He was a loyal team member and competed in road, cross country, track and fell teams for the club.
Tom was secretary of the Harriers from 1970 until 1976 and was Race Director for the Gale Fell Race at Littleborough from 1967.
Tom was born in Blackpool, but had Northern Irish connections and he returned there with his wife Eileen a good few years ago. He died after a short illness. May he rest in peace.