Dedicated to memory of Cliff Young potato farmer and athlete from Beech Forest 8/2/1922-2/11/2003. In 1983 aged 61 Cliff won the inaugural 875km Westfield Sydney to Melbourne Ultra Marathon in five days, fifteen hours and four minutes becoming a National Hero. He trained on his farm chasing cattle in gum boots and started the race wearing the unusual footwear which became part of his national image. Cliff's peculiar style, labelled the "Cliff Young Shuffle", has since been adopted by other ultra marathon runners. For many years Cliff was a familiar sight around the district as he trained or "shuffled" along the local roads. He went on to run more than 20,000 km over his competitive career

Photo of Cliff Young brass plaque
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Photo of Cliff Young brass plaque
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Lavers Road, Cliff Young Park, Beech Forest, Victoria
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by Beach Forest Progress Association

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