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    Dave Jones

    From a post on FB, we lost Dave on 20th March. Ex committee and magazine editor, his Eskdale Elevation race now has his son in law as RO, next week, pleased to have caught up in person at last year's event. Condolences to his family, a big loss to fell running.
    A circular route mostly downhill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris K View Post
    From a post on FB, we lost Dave on 20th March. Ex committee and magazine editor, his Eskdale Elevation race now has his son in law as RO, next week, pleased to have caught up in person at last year's event. Condolences to his family, a big loss to fell running.
    Having never really warmed to Latin at school I have always been slightly in awe of people who also studied Greek - and Dave was one.

    In 2001 I submitted a piece to The Fellrunner and Dave, then the Editor, sent it back saying it was too densely argued and should be expanded into two separate articles.

    Any aspiring writer should take note of editorial critique and so I complied and my first published piece, Il Campionissimo, was published in June 2001. Since then I have had around 90 published pieces so some might think Dave has a lot to answer for - but there we are.

    A few years later Bill Smith had fallen out with Dave (over a missing manuscript) and withdrawn his services (eventually they kissed and made up) so Dave asked me to do a Profile of Scoffer to indicate to Bill that he wasn't irreplaceable. The Profile appeared in February 2006 and I went on to write twelve more Profiles including several for subsequent editors.

    Dave was a forbidding presence on the FRA Committee. Sometimes he was just wrong but he was always worth listening to and I liked him a lot. He was a great editor of The Fellrunner (not least because he didn't tinker with my submissions) and he has always had a special place in my heart.

    He was the best.
    Last edited by Graham Breeze; 07-04-2024 at 07:40 PM.
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    I was on the FRA Committee for a few years with Dave and I liked his down to earth manner.

    At that time the meetings used to go on for several hours and when called to an end Dave used to look up at me and say "Brett, I think it's time for a pint"

    Top man!

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    Graham,you have just explained how he directed me to composing the first 'Access and Environment' feature for The Fellrunner. I now realise how skilful he was in the editorial role.
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    A sad loss to the fell running community.
    Condolences to family and friends.

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