Your presence is requested at Cardiff parkrun ~ a Memorial to David Furness

Hi All
For those of you who were at the Club tonight or have seen the website (Club or parkrun) you will know that one of our members was killed in a motorbike accident on Saturday afternoon.
David Furness joined the Club back in May after being introduced to us via parkrun. I am taking this opportunity to ask as many Les Croupiers members as possible to turn up and run at Cardiff parkrun this Saturday 10th October, I appreciate that the Gwent Lge is on Sunday but if you could come along and support it would be very much appreciated. I'm also asking that everyone who runs or helps out wears their Club Vest or other Club Kit as a sign of support. I've been told that a group of David's friends will be coming along on Saturday to run in his memory, I would like it if we could organise a photo of all the Club members along with David's friend and then put it on to the website.
Thank you for your time, and I hope to see you all on Saturday.

David Furness - RIP

David Furness (13/8/75 – 3/10/09)

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the death of one of our members, David Furness. David was tragically killed in a motorbike accident on Saturday.

Hearing that anybody you know has been taken in such a way gives you a stirring feeling, but what hit me more with this news was that I had seen David that morning and actually processed his finishing result at Cardiff parkrun.

David joined the club in May having started to come along to the Club, David’s introduction to the Club had come via parkrun which he started attending back in January. David quickly found a group to run with on Club nights – fellow new starter Chris Morgan, Tony Dorsett, Richard Crawford, Geoff Wright, et al. Since joining David has represented the Club at 7 races and was looking forward to running the Cardiff Half Marathon on 18th October. During his time at parkrun David had improved his time by 4:51, bringing his time down from 27:01 to 22:10.


On behalf of the Club I would like to pass on all of our deepest sympathies to his family.

As soon as I have any further details I will pass them on.



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