Monthly Archives: May 2020

THE BRADFORD 50 KILOMETRES REMEMBERED

Yesterday, in times past Whit Monday, was the traditional date for the Bradford 50 kilometres organised by the Yorkshire Walking Club. John Cannell has sent me kindly the above YouTube recording of a Yorkshire TV [?] newspiece. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Back On Top of the World Virtual Series as our Club Series hopefully begins

I must confess we were taken aback to find ourselves back on top of the Age-Graded Team competition and third in the Open, but very satisfied. MENS AGE GRADED 2KM TEAM 1 Lancashire Walking Club (86.20%)2 Manx Harriers (77.04%)3 Sarnia … Continue reading

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REMINISCENCES 9: JOHN CANNELL ON MANY A MILE UNDERTAKEN, OFTEN AGAINST THE ODDS

The Isle of Man remains a stronghold of race walking. One ot its outstanding competitors across the years has been John Cannell, the victor at the inaugural RWA 100 miles championships in 1987. We are delighted to host his Race … Continue reading

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The Race Walking World goes Virtual – more results and news

Firstly, despite my return, we slipped to third in the Virtual Series 2 kilometres Age-Graded team competition. MENS AGE GRADED 2KM TEAM 1 Steyning AC (86.97%)2 Surrey WC (86.59%)3 Lancashire WC (84.12%)– AUSTRALIA (77.60%)4 Sarnia WC (73.99%)5 Quickstep Fitness (71.05%)6 … Continue reading

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LANCASHIRE WALKING CLUB VIRTUAL SERIES BEGINS THIS MONTH – GET INVOLVED

As mooted and now agreed, inspired by Andi Drake, John Constandinou and Helen Elleker’s efforts, we’re going to have a crack at organising our own Virtual Series of races over the next few months. Each month we invite you to … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING DAVE CROMPTON DURING THE LOCKDOWN – A WAVE OF AFFECTION

Saturday, May 9 should have witnessed the very first Dave Crompton Memorial Trophy event to be held on his home patch in Chorley. Sadly it had fallen foul of the virus-induced lockdown on public sporting activity. Dave is held in … Continue reading

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Back to Second Team in the Virtual Series Age-Graded Team

With Tony Taylor sidelined spasmodically, Tony Malone, Guy Goodair, Stephen Walker and Tony Bell combined to claim a second place in the Virtual Series 2 kilometres Age-Graded Team competition. Bravo! MENS AGE GRADED 2KM TEAM 1 Surrey Walking Club (86.23%, … Continue reading

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REMINISCENCES 8 – DENIS JACKSON LOOKS BACK OVER AN OUTSTANDING CAREER

Over recent years, when back for the occasional Northern event, I’ve often wondered if the people present knew that the the softly-spoken, unassuming bloke sat quietly in the corner is one of the great all-rounders in British Race Walking. His … Continue reading

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On postponements, our dear friend Dave Crompton and a Club Virtual Series

This coming Saturday, May 9, we should be gathering in Chorley to race in the Dave Crompton Memorial Seven Miles, still struggling to come to terms with the loss of such a beloved member of the club. In conversation with … Continue reading

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We slip to third in the Virtual Series Age-graded Team race – but not by much!

MENS AGE GRADED TEAM – 2 KILOMETRES 1 Steyning AC (86.65%, 45)2 Surrey Walking Club (85.97%, 32)3 Lancashire Walking Club (84.97%, 40)– AUSTRALIA (78.54%, 67)4 Sarnia Walking Club (73.62%, 108)5 Birchfield Harriers (69.17%, 137)6 Quickstep Fitness (68.01%, 139)7 Scotia Race … Continue reading

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