Monthly Archives: August 2017

Guy Goodair’s Manchester-Blackpool Memories continued: 1966-1968

Manchester to Blackpool Memories: 1966-1968 1966 John Paddick took an early lead and I only caught him after Preston. ‘How far to go?’ he asked “About 20 miles’ I replied and encouraged him to stay with me. (In hindsight I … Continue reading

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Guy Goodair’s Manchester to Blackpool Memories continued: 1964-1965

Manchester to Blackpool Memories: 1964-1965 1964 Having won the Bradford Walk in the previous month and done a 4:30:57 PB in the National 50km at Enfield a fortnight earlier, I was very confident for this race. It rained incessantly throughout. … Continue reading

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Guy Goodair’s Manchester to Blackpool Memories : 1961- 1963

Better late than never I have the greatest pleasure in posting the first instalment of Guy Goodair’s evocative memories of his exploits in our club’s ‘Blue Riband’ event. Manchester to Blackpool Memories I first started serious race walking in February … Continue reading

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Chorley proves once more a tough test

Goodwin Cup 10 kilometres, Chorley, August 19, 2017 Roy Gunnett reports: The race was held over the usual hilly 2 lap course on a warm overcast day. There was a good turnout of 15 walkers, this included our 2 regular … Continue reading

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Lambert Trophy One Hour Challenge, July 29, Bury

The Lambert Trophy One hour Challenge race held at Bury’s Athletic Track on 29th July 2017. Roy Gunnett reports: There was an excellent turn out of 20 walkers for this race (15 men and 5 women). It was therefore great … Continue reading

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Barnard Trophy 10k and Northern 10k championship, July 8 and 27

Barnard Trophy 10K @ Macclesfield 8th July 2017 Roy Gunnett reports: The 10K race was held over the usual picturesque and hilly course at Macclesfield (comprising 2 large laps and 1 small lap). It was a very pleasant sunny day … Continue reading

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Bringing the site up-to-date – 5k races at Simister and Horwich, May and June

 Fred Pearce 3 x 5k Relay held on 27th May at Simister. Roy Gunnett reports: It was the 22nd anniversary of this unique and popular event. The race was held on the usual ‘out & back’ course from Lady Wilton … Continue reading

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