Bill Nankeville

Walton Athletic Club was sad to learn of the recent passing of Bill Nankeville. A prodigious talent over the mile and great rival of Roger Bannister and fellow Walton AC member Chris Chataway, he still holds top 5 placings on the club all time senior lists for 800m (1:52.6), 1500m (3:46.6) and the mile (4:07.4). His time of 3:47.0 set when taking bronze at the European Championships in 1950 was a British Record at the time.

The club extends our deepest condolences and sympathies to his family.

For more information on Bill’s exemplary athletics career, see the Athletics Weekly write-up linked here.