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Remembering Club Athlete Hugh Forgie

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It was with deep & sincere regret that Law & District learned of the recent death of former club member Hugh Forgie

Hugh joined the the club in the early 70’s was a keen and active member competing in numerous Road / Cross-country & Track events throughout the country.

He was a member of the Youth Team that won both the Midlands & National Cross- Country titles in 1973. On the Track he was a Scottish Internationalist & won the Silver medal in that event in the Scottish Championships in 1979. He also gained the Silver Medal in the British Indoor 1500m final behind Seb Coe. In 1980 & 1981 Hugh was a member of the Law Senior Mens Team that won the West District Cross- Country Championships.

Hugh’s other hobbies included “shooting” & he took part in many International events in that discipline. A serious calf injury forced him to give up running when he was 38 but not to be outdone he took up cycling & became a keen cyclist

Aproximately 18 years ago Hugh was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. As there is no known cure for this condition he had to continually attend the Beatson Institute in Glasgow. He decided to reward the hospital for their efforts in their care towards him & came up with the idea to do a sponsored cycle from Glasgow to Malaga in Spain.
In 2015 he took on this onerous task & raised approximately £30,000 for the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre which is part of the Beatson Institute in Glasgow.

To Hugh’s widow Margaret & to friends & family the club would like to extend their deepest sympathy and sorry for their loss

 

Click on the following link to read Scottish Distance Running History blog on Hugh Forgie