Keith Benjafield

20 November 2021

Keith Benjafield

The club is sorry to hear of the death of Keith Benjafield.

Keith joined the club in the 1980’s and competed in road and cross-country races. Keith had two spells as a committee member and represented the club on the Portsmouth Sports Council.

The following is a post by club member Martin Williams

I was very sorry to hear today of the death of my old training partner and long-time club member, Keith Benjafield. Keith was a lovely man and I never heard anyone say a bad word about him. In the 1980s, Keith and I often trained with Gerry North and I remember many Sunday runs together at Queen Elizabeth Country Park. When Gerry won the National Cross Country Championship as a veteran he was kind enough to say how much running reps on the grass around the athletics track at Alexandra Park with Keith and I had helped him to his win. After he stopped competing Keith was still associated with the club for many years, helping out at races and was a good support to Gerry when he used to organise the Victory 5. Rest in peace Keith.

Keith's funeral will take place on 15th December at1pm -  Wymondham Baptist Church. No flowers but donations to the British Heart Foundation. If  attending, please advise 07817 355459.