Thoughts of everyone at Horwich Harriers with the Pete Bland Sports family.The Bland family are sad to announce that Pete Bland passed away on Saturday 28th November.
After testing positive for covid on the 7th November, Pete was admitted to hospital on the 16th. He fought so hard but the virus showed him no mercy and he passed on the 28th.
He leaves behind wife Anne, children Louise and Matt, son and daughter in law Glen and Tracey and grandchildren Robbie, Holly and Billy. He also leaves behind a host of friends forged in the running community.
Pete devoted most of his life to two things, family and running. A long running career in the lakeland fells, with the odd spell on the roads led him to open Pete Bland Sports 39 years ago. Once the legs grew tired, Pete turned his attention to helping other runners. Ten years as England fell & mountain running team manager, forty years organising the Kentmere Horseshoe (as well as other races) and a long stint on the FRA committee just some of his notable contributions.
This is a devastating loss for the family, but we take comfort from the fact his legacy will live on at Pete Bland Sports. ... See MoreSee Less