Britain’s greatest ever race walkers, Paul Nihill MBE died on Tuesday 15th December aged 81 in Medway Hospital

Such were his qualities that he commanded respect and admiration, friends and colleagues and opponents trusted him, believed in him and had confidence in him as a man who was true to his word and would not let anyone down. In his life he honoured that trust and confidence placed in him and did not let himself, his family or his colleagues down. We give thanks that it was because he felt highly regarded and valued for who he was that he achieved so much. The Race Walking world owes him a great debt of gratitude, for what he gave of his life in time, energy and dedication.

Medway Times