ONE of Huddersfield’s most experienced athletes has died. Trevor Ramsden, 65, was a member of Holmfirth Harriers since he was just 13 and won many of the club awards.
He was an Honorary Life Member of Holmfirth Harriers since May 2001.
Mr Ramsden, who was born in Holmfirth, went to Hade Edge School and Holmfirth Secondary Modern before taking up an apprenticeship as a joiner in Scholes.
He studied at Huddersfield Technical College and later worked as a maintenance joiner at the former Washpit Mills in Holmfirth before setting up his own firm in 1980.
He was married to Kathryn for 42 years and the couple have a daughter, Jill.
He was a keen sportsman and sports fan and joined the Harriers in October 1960.
He represented the Harriers on numerous occasions and his name appears on many of the trophies including the Major Sykes Challenge Cup, The Willie Firth Memorial Trophy, the Haigh Cup, the Parlauf Trophy and the most prestigious trophy, The Tinker Cup, which he won on three occasions.
He was Club Captain in 1979/80 and 1980/81; he had run a marathon in under 2 hours 40 minutes and the Three Peaks Fell Race in less than 3 hours.
He was also a keen cricketer, playing at Cartworth Moor for many years, and a season ticket holder at Huddersfield Town.
He had been ill since February but was able to see his beloved Terriers clinch promotion to the Championship with a Wembley play-off victory in May.
His funeral is taking place at Huddersfield Crematorium at 10.30am today.
Donations in lieu of flowers will go to the Pancreatic Cancer and Yorkshire Air Ambulance Appeals.