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Tributes paid to Alan Domleo

Derby Athletic Club members and friends were saddened to hear the news of the death of club stalwart Alan Domleo on 23 August.

Alan was known to all at the club as a keen coach and supporter of all club members, especially encouraging younger ones’ interest in the sport he loved so much.

What some did not perhaps know is that in his younger days he was a national-level distance runner, posting a 2hr 17min marathon as well as competing successfully over long and middle distance.

Alan pictured with a group of Derby Athletic Club runners.

Alan never talked much about his successes, preferring perhaps to focus on supporting young people to take up and succeed in athletics. Many current and former DAC members have spoken of how he helped them and inspired them to enjoy athletics.

Alan, who was 77 and lived in Ockbrook, had worked as a chemistry teacher in London and then latterly in Derby, as well as working for Eley Metrology in Derby. He never married and is survived by his sister, Ros Milner.

It is perhaps typical of Alan’s self-deprecating nature that he has asked for no attendance or ceremony at his funeral; but those who knew him are invited to a special celebration event on Friday evening, 22 October, at the Royal Oak in Ockbrook. There is also a book of condolences in the clubroom at Moorways Stadium in which all are welcome to put their memories of Alan.

Derby Telegraph sports writer Colston Crawford put together a great tribute to Alan which we share a link to here: