Join us and celebrate the Fred Pearce Relay, July 27


Life must go on, so says the truism. Indeed over the months since the sad loss of our inspiration, Fred Pearce, club members have come forward to hold the fort. In a couple of weeks we will be staging the latest edition of the Fred Pearce Relay, originally set up in memory of Fred Pearce Senior. This year’s race will honour the immense contribution of both father and son to the life of Lancashire Walking Club.

Taken at Leigh 1963 – from the left Dick Smith, Mike Hatton, ‘young’ Fred, Graham Abley, Alf Taylor and Ivor Percival

With this in mind we would urge you to make very effort to be with us as competitor, official or spectator on the day. As ever friends from other clubs will be given a special welcome.

Fred at the Horwich Masters 5km

The relay itself is contested by teams of 3, each individual covering an out and back 5 kilometres. In recent years the make up of the teams has been decided on the day by our skilful handicapper, Dave Evans. However it would be all the more interesting if any clubs with a team of three turned up to test the mettle of Lancashire’s best!

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