OLYMPIC medallist Derek Ibbotson entertained members of Huddersfield’s Local History Society as he talked about his athletics career.
The 1950s world record holder was guest speaker at the society’s initial meeting of their 2008/9 programme.
He spoke of his key achievements in the 1950s, along with his thoughts on how the world of top-flight athletics has changed in the past 50 years.
Derek broke the world mile record in July 1957 by clocking up a time of 3min 57.2sec and won a bronze medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.
He also told at how, even now aged 76, he exercises five times a week and is looking forward to attending the 2012 Olympics in London.
The society’s next event is a day seminar on October 25 at Newsome South Methodist Church.
Guest speakers will be local historians Dr John Hargreaves, David Griffiths and Bryan Haigh, who will discuss Huddersfield in the first half of the 19th century.
Tickets for the seminar are £9.