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Pete Barker

It is with deepest regret and sympathy to the family, that we announce the passing of another Bolton United Harriers stalwart, Peter (Pete) Barker, on 6 October 2021.

Pete was not only a member of the club but a coach for over 30 years, where he enlisted, amongst the many athletes into the club,both his sons at one time and also the current Chairman Scott Whittle, Our Club Secretary & Sprints coach Les Hall, and he also coached the current club President Dave Shaw and our Chief Trustee Angela Pilling for many years also?!. 

Pete was massively enthusiastic and loved his athletics and Bolton Harriers especially, and even when he retired from coaching he would come down and watch over training nights, such was his enthusiasm and love for the club and athletics in general. 

Pete will be sorely missed and our sincere condolences go to his family at this time and our thanks for everything he did for the club for many years, which will be missed and have been appreciated by the club and many athletes alike over the years. 

RIP Pete.