Monday, 15 March 2010

Cresta Run 1985 - SAC Tony Isherwood

In 1985 the Daily Mail decided to hold a competition to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the famous Cresta Run. The paper called for applications from the public to participate in the Daily Mail Challenge Trophy, a timed race on the famous Run. From the applicants a group of 50 were picked to undergo tests at the Hendon Police Training Centre. At Hendon the 50 were whittled down to a party of 12 lucky(?) individuals who were taken to St Moritz in Switzerland.

The party were in Switzerland for 2 weeks and underwent training before taking part in the race. SAC Tony Isherwood from Unst was one of the volunteers lucky (?) enough to take part in the event. The cuttings below have been taken from newspapers at the time. (Left click on pictures to enlarge).