Frederick Light placed third in the AAA 4 miles in 1928 and won the Midlands title in 1930. At the 1928 Olympic Games he was eliminated in the heats of the 5K but produced his best track performance at the British Empire vs. USA match following the Games when he lost the 3 miles on the tape. Light was a member of four winning Birchfield Harrier teams at the English cross-country championships (1928-30, 1933), his best individual placing being fourth in 1929 which earned him a place on the England team for the International Championship, where he placed 25th. In February 1931 he received a life suspension for irregularities regarding travel and accommodation expenses when running in Glasgow the previous year. After 12 months, Light, and two other club members who had been suspended, were reinstated but they were only permitted to compete in the UK.
Personal Bests: 2 miles – 9:26.0 (1932); 3 miles – 14:37.8e (1928); 4 miles – 19:54.6 (1928).