The Regent Harriers were formed on the 13th July 1960 by the late Ron Clokie, who was inspired to take up road running after seconding the late Ian Jardine during the 1960 Comrades Marathon. Ron was asked by the late Ian Jardine's wife Eleanor to second Ian and it was the determination shown by Ian that motivated and inspired Ron to commence running and take part in the following Comrades marathon.
Three of Ron's work companions, namely Gordon McNair, Dave Russell and Ruben Turkington of the United Building Society ran as a team entering the 1961 Comrades Marathon and the four original Regent Harriers finished the race within the qualifying time to receive their medals. They were the first commercial institution, which had ever entered as a team in the Comrades.
The name Regent Harriers was derived from Regent Place where Ron lived.
Over the years the Regent runners started from outside Ron's house in the early hours of the morning and the group grew larger and larger.
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