Ryan retires from British Horseracing Authority

Marathon-running Jon Ryan is to retire from his job as head of communications at the British Horseracing Authority.

Ryan, 62, has been in the post for just over two years, after working as sports editor at the Sunday Telegraph, and fulfilling a similar job at the Mail on Sunday before that.

News of Ryan’s retirement was broken in yesterday’s Racing Post. He will step down in May, when he will be replaced by Paul Struthers, who steps up from hisrole as media relations manager.

Before then, Ryan has the major task of, again, running the Virgin London Marathon on April 25 in a BHA team, all raising funds for the Spinal Injuries Association. Those SJA members wishing to support the BHA cause can get further details by clicking here.

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