Roger Bannister, Eustace Thomas and the Four Minute Mile

A lovely note from Chris Bolton.

With the sad news of the death of Roger Bannister, I wonder how many people are aware of his connection to Lancashire Walking Club.
Bannister

Ta to runnersworld

The shoes he wore for the race in which he broke four minutes for the first time were designed by Eustace Thomas, a member of Lancashire Walking Club.
Bannister
The saving in weight from Eustace’s hand-made shoes was perhaps the difference between success and failure. It’s inspiring to think so!
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