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 guest walkers from the Midlands Glyn Jones and Stuart Edgar.
Adrian Edwards took an early lead which he maintained to the end thereby winning the scratch race. Tony Malone, hoping for a sub hour time, chased Adrian and took second place in 60mins 48 secs. Tony won the handicap prize.
Irene Pike continues to improve and put in a strong performance to gain the first lady place.



Joe Hardy leads Dave Crompton on the infamous Chorley circuit


1 Adrian Edwards Lancashire WC M55 59:42
2 Tony Malone Lancashire WC M65 60:48
3 Glyn Jones Coventry Godiva M75 66:05
4 Stuart Edgar Dudley & Stourbridge M45 66:51
5 Irene Pike Lady Lancashire WC W65 68:07
6 Joe Hardy Lancashire WC M70 68:16
7 Dave Crompton Lancashire WC M50 68:36
8 Ian Hilditch Lancashire WC M75 69:17
9 Pat Evans Lady Lancashire WC W65 69:17
10 Sailash Shah Lancashire WC M50 69:39
11 John Crahan Lancashire WC M65 70:21
12 Greg Smith Lancashire WC M65 71:28
13 Phil McCullagh Lancashire WC M60 71:36
14 Roy Gunnett Lancashire WC M70 76:52
15 John Payn Lancashire WC M80 83:19


I’m not sure if everyone one knows that the Goodwin Cup is named after the great Reg Goodwin, who won the 1924 10,000 metres track walk Olympic silver medal in Paris. In that same year, he was the victor in the AAA’s 7 miles track walk, registering a time of 52:00.6 – not to be sniffed at nearly a century later!

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