JACKY GRAHAM

These performances were all the more outstanding because they seem to have been secured without the services of Jacky Graham, one of the club's most outstanding runners of all time. However, the following year he was back in action and top form when he took the Northern Junior individual title.

Jacky Graham had first come to prominence with Speedwell Harriers, winning the 1893 Hull and District Cross-Country Championship and followed this with victory in the Yorkshire Junior Cross-Country Championships at Rotherham in May of that year, beating a much fancied Sheffield runner. The following December he joined Hull Harriers and in March 1894 won the club's three mile cross-country handicap from scratch in 15.43. He was again first in the 1894 Hull and District Cross-Country Championship and led Hull Harriers to the team prize. Graham was elected a Vice-Captain for the 1894/5 season and in 1895 took the Hull and District Championship for the third year in succession coming home almost a third of a mile in front of the second placed runner. Graham never seems to have run in these Championships again but competed on the track and in a few of the club Championship events before coming back for his epic runs in the Yorkshires and Northerns in 1903 and 1904.