Frederick "Fred" Appleby (30 October 1879 – 7 April 1956)was a British long-distance runner and member of the Herne Hill Harriers. Appleby briefly became a professional runner in 1909, running several races on the North American professional circuit.
In 1902 Appleby set a world record for 15 miles and twice defeated the leading distance runner of the time, Alfred Shrubb. Appleby competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics as a marathoner, but failed to finish.
In 1911 he is recorded as living at 167 Brixton Hill (Mechanical Dentistry ie dentures) with his wife Gertrude, a son and a daughter and three visitors, all born in India plus a servant
In the 1936 Register he is recorded as living at 29 Streatham Place and listed as a Dentist. Also living at the same address are Margaret Appleby and Gertrude Rice nee Appleby plus one domestic servant.
(Photos courtesy Kevin Kelly)