It is with great regret that we have to announce the death of Hazel Bristow, after a short illness.
Hazel, who was 84, was not only one of the backroom administrators of Sussex athletics,but was mother of one of the most successful Sussex athletics family in Sussex history, the Bristow boys.
Hazel was a school teacher but spent fifteen years as Secretary of the Brighton & Hove Athletic Club and was working in the Administration box at most Brighton & Hove meetings at the Withdean Stadium for some twenty years.
Such is the life of an administrator that she will be better known as mother to John, Andrew and Paul Bristow three talented middle distance runners who all won Sussex or Sussex Schools titles and, all three, represented the County and Sussex Schools on many occasions.
Andrew, who still holds the Sussex 10,000 m County record was the most prolific representing Great Britain three times at the World Cross-county championships, more times than any other Sussex athlete as well as winning the Senior title four times.
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