11 August 2020 - By Brigid Wallen
If you have taken part in Essex GP races you will know Dave Staines. A remarkable man who put his heart and soul into the county, past Chairman of Essex Athletics Association, a super fast runner (he won the Essex 20 back in the day in 1:47.43) and also a kind and gentle man.
He chaired an Essex committee meeting just last October but sadly became poorly quite quickly and we heard the news today that Dave had passed away.
Essex Athletics will be a poorer place without Dave but we will continue his good work and will remember him fondly.