August 21, 2017
Yesterday was a sad day for North East athletics, as one of our most long-standing members, Gerard Murray, popularly known as Pedro, passed away after a short but brave battle with cancer. Gerard showed the same grit and determination in fighting his illness as he did in every race he ran, always giving it his all. What Pedro lacked in stature, he more than made up for in heart and courage, and was always generous in his support of others at the many fixtures he attended – notably cross-country and parkrun, where he regularly gave up his free time to volunteer.
Many in the running community are mourning his loss – a selection of their posts are shown below. If you would like to share a memory of Pedro or pass on your condolences to his family, please post in our comment section below. There is a Just Giving page set up to help his family at this difficult time, here is the link.
Birtley AC would like to pass on our condolences to Gerard’s family and let them know that he will missed but never be forgotten.
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