For those of you who knew Doug, his son Neil has been in contact to confirm his funeral details.
When: Tuesday 11th December
Address: South Lincs Crematorium, Gosberton Road, Surfleet, PE11 4AA.
Service : It will be a service only in keeping with Doug’s wishes.
The address for condolences is:4 Clover Way, Spalding, Lincs, PE11 3GD
Tributes to Doug Fotheringham
Very sad to hear of the passing of Doug Fotheringham, who was very much one of the foundation stones of the Met Police Race Walking Club as a top class competitor, Secretary over countless years and Editor of our Newsletter and latterly as a Super Vet. He will be fondly remembered by so many past and present members – Bill and Kath Sutherland
A gentleman and an inspiration and a star – Ed Shillabeer
Many happy memories of racing with Doug – Cath Duhig
An outstanding man and a great loss. I remember Doug well and it’s great he had such an active career – Sandra Brown C735
What a nice chap, Doug was always cheerful in a quiet way … he had a great camper van – Peter Selby
Veterans Athletic Club are sorry to hear of the passing of Doug Fotheringham at the age of 88. He was a stalwart of Belgrave Harriers, life member of VAC, past chairman of Metropolitan Police Walking Club, past president Middlesex County AA, and on retirement from race walking continued to support events as a spectator despite living in Lincolnshire. He was also a Centurion qualifying in the 1965 Chigwell 100 miles. He is survived by sons Neal and Mark – Dave Hoben (for Vets AC)
Doug was Middlesex County AA race walking sec for a number of years, before I took over. He kept everyone informed via regular circulars and organised the 10 mile championship as a separate event until we joined up with Essex at Chigwell. He used Luton Hoo, Copthall and Donkey Lane as venues over the years. Doug won at least two World Vets/Masters titles, in New Zealand, sometime in the 1990’s – John Hall
A true gentleman and loyal supporter of Police race walking events in the past and with whom I have many fond memories. My sincere condolences go to all the family – Glyn Jones
Doug was a great race walker at various distances and he and I had good battles in the Barking to Southend race. He also edited the MPRWC newsletter for many years until Bill Sutherland took over. Both were true stalwarts of the Met’s race walking contingent. Doug’s passing is very sad – Chris Flint
Others who have expressed sadness at Doug’s passing…