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Albert E. Frost 1914-2010


We regret to report the death of an old Belgrave stalwart Albert Frost, who passed away aged 96 on 13 August 2010.

Albert was elected to membership in December 1945 and soon made his mark as a fine runner, representing Hertfordshire in the Inter-Counties Cross Country Championship, racing to 9th in the South of the Thames CC Championship and on a snowy Ascot racecourse in the Southern Championships played his part in helping Belgrave to win the "Odling Smee Cup" for the first club to finish twelve men.

Perhaps his finest run was in the English National Cross Country Championship of 1947.  Held at Apsley over a course almost knee-deep in snow, this was definitely not for the faint-hearted.  Albert ran in great style to finish 17th and so gain his club Honours Badge.  Belgrave placed 2nd in the team race.

Also fond of road relays, he placed 2nd in the Belgrave trial for the London to Brighton Relay, and in the following Thames Valley Road Relay Albert took our A team into the lead and they went on to win.  At the London to Brighton Road Relay on April 19th 1947 (forerunner of today's National 12-Stage Relay) Belgrave were victorious with Albert running stage 7.

Albert had a very distinguished business career.  As well as being Finance Director at ICI, he collected a CBE, was Chairman of the bank Guinness Mahon, sat on the Board of the Arts Council, had a senior board role at Marks and Spencer and held many other prestigious positions in business.