Irene Parsley

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Sussex AA is saddened to announce the death of official Irene Parsley from cancer.

Irene, 67, became an active member of Haywards Heath Harriers, after her two daughters' joined the club in the early 1990's. She helped coach the junior section and she also qualified as a field official. In this role Irene regularly attended events throughout Sussex, most recently the 2016-17 Sportshall league at Horsham, in spite of her illness.

Irene was a keen veteran athlete and competed in a range of events from sprints and middle distance to Parkruns, jumps and throws. She was a particularly good hammer thrower and was ranked high in her age group until she was forced to stop competing.

John Gill of Haywards Heath Harriers said, "Irene was always cheerful and helpful and she was a great field official. We will certainly miss her at Harriers."

Sussex AA will miss Irene too. We send our condolences to her family and friends.