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Tipton Harriers are deeply saddened to report the death of Ron Bentley at the age of 88 after a long illness

Ron was a former holder of the 24 Hour World Record, accomplished ultra distance runner and was Team Manager for many of Tipton Harriers winning teams over many decades. Tipton Harriers have published a write up of Ron's life at


A few days after receiving the news that Ron had passed away we learned that his wife Eva had sadly passed away. 

Ron and Eva’s funeral will be held on Monday March 25th, 11.00am at Hurst Hill Methodist Chapel, 64 Hurst Rd, Bilston WV14 9EU. The committal will be at Gornal Wood Crematorium, Coopers Bank Rd, Brierley Hill, Dudley DY3 2PT at 12.20pm followed afterwards by a wake at Tipton Sports Academy Social Club, Wednesbury Oak Rd, Tipton DY4 0BS.

Family flowers only. Donations will be to "Action Heart Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme".