Hazel Bristow’s funeral will take place on Friday May 24th at 11.30am at Putney Vale Crematorium, Stag Lane, Putney, SW15 3DZ.
An informal memorial gathering will be held in Brighton on Sunday July 14th. Family flowers only.
Hazel, who was 84, was not only one of the backroom administrators of Sussex athletics, but was mother of one of the most successful Sussex athletics family in Sussex history, the Bristow boys.
Hazel was a school teacher but spent fifteen years as Secretary of the Brighton & Hove Athletic Club and was working in the Administration box at most Brighton & Hove meetings at the Withdean Stadium for some twenty years.
Such is the life of an administrator that she will be better known as mother to John, Andrew and Paul Bristow three talented middle distance runners who all won Sussex or Sussex Schools titles and, all three, represented the County and Sussex Schools on many occasions.
Andrew, who still holds the Sussex 10,000 m County record was the most prolific representing Great Britain three times at the World Cross-county championships, more times than any other Sussex athlete as well as winning the Senior title four times.
Donations in memory of Hazel can be made at: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SomeoneSpecial/HazelBristow in aid of the Royal Trinity Hospice and Leo House.
With thanks from John Bristow, Andy and Jane Bristow, Jamie and Alex, Paul and Wenja Bristow, Zoë, Tom and Jackson
Correspondence address: 4 Atherton Drive, Wimbledon, London SW19 5LB