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    John Purdy RIP

    Rochdale Harriers are sad to report the death of John Purdy after a 2 year fight with cancer on September 4th.
    John was well known within the North West running community and some of this fame was due to him being one of the Characters on the FRA forum. He was known as Danbert Nocurry and joined fellow runners Brummy John, Fergal P Dandy, Sparth Bottoms and Notlob in various intellectual discussions and threads. In 2006 Danbert was one of the most frequent and popular contributors across a vast range of diverse topics such as rate your hangover.

    In his day John was a good athlete. Naturally very strong he played rugby at a high local level and as a youth competed for Oldham and Royton Harriers. He joined Rochdale Harriers and was a regular in local road and cross country races. He was a great parkrun tourist and did 136 all over the north west. John was a reliable club member and a good friend and motivator to many in athletics and in life generally.

    Strength and Honour John. You ran a good race.

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    Senior Member Peter M's Avatar
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    So sad, a great character who will be missed by all who knew him

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    Rest in peace John.
    Damm you cancer.

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    Danbert Nocurry - some real gems....

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    Danbert RIP - what sad news

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    Really sad news. RIP Danbert

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    A true gentleman with a brilliant sense of humour.
    One of the Greats on this Forum.
    RIP Sir Danbert

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    It was always a mystery to me why Danbert disappeared from these pages...now we know. So sorry to hear of this. John joins a growing list of top forumites to have passed on. He is in good company but that will be no comfort to his nearest and dearest to whom I extend heartfelt condolences.

    RIP Danbert.
    I am Kuno....

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    Danbert seemed a top guy.
    No longer "resting"

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