Rene Howell

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRene William•Howell
Used nameRene•Howell
Born19 December 1916 in West Ham, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died1989
AffiliationsPolytechnic Harriers, Westminster (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

A clerical officer in the Civil Service, Rene Howell served with the Queen’s Royal Regiment in World War II. Before the War he was a member of the Victoria Park Harriers and Tower Hamlets Athletics Club, and after the hostilities, joined Finchley, and then the Polytechnic Harriers. Howell won the mile at the first post-war Essex County Championships, and also won the Southern Counties two-mile steeplechase title. Representing Surrey, he won the steeplechase at the 1947 Inter-County Championships, and also made his Great Britain début against France that year. Howell never won a AAAs title, but was third in the steeplechase in both 1948 and 1951,

Personal Best: 2 miles steeplecase – 10:38.6 (1947).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Rene Howell
3,000 metres Steeplechase, Men (Olympic) 7 h3 r1/2