VIRTUAL LEAGUE SERIES – RACE 54 – RETAINING OUR TOP SPOT

Despite my enforced absence we held on to our top spot in the Age-Graded team competition – a tribute to our ageing strength in depth! Congratulations all round.

Finally thanks to our dear Fred Pearce and Dave Evans we’ve access to an archive of images from the past, which i’ll explain in a future post. For now I couldn’t resist putting up this group photo from 70 years ago taken outside our grand headquarters at the Midland Hotel, West Didsbury.

Amongst many things note the club’s crest on the wall of the pub and as it happens my dad, Alf is to be seen standing directly behind the little girl. Officials and supporters outnumbering competitors it would appear!

Virtual League Racing Series – Race 54 

MENS AGE GRADED TEAM
1 Lancashire Walking Club (78.77%)

2 South West Veterans AC (77.13%)
3 Birchfield Harriers (74.21%)
4 Sarnia Walking Club (72.24%)
5 Maidenhead AC (71.83%)
6 Quickstep Fitness (65.17%)
7 Surrey Walking Club (51.22%)

MENS TEAM
1 Birchfield Harriers (46)
2 Lancashire Walking Club (47)
3= South West Veterans AC (54)
3= Sarnia Walking Club (54)
5= Quickstep Fitness (78)
5= Maidenhead AC (78)
7 Surrey Walking Club (167}

Our team as follows:

Dave Evans 86.05% Lancs WC 11:40.0

Greg Smith M65 77.08% Lancs WC 12:15.0

Roy Gunnett M70 73.19% Lancs WC 13:43.0

Guy Goodair M80 71.02% Lancs WC 16:36.0

Martin Payne M60 69.20% Lancs WC 12:39.0

Tony Bell M55 65.63% Lancs WC 12:57.0

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Meanwhile Tony Bell and I plus our dear friend, Gly Jones submitted times to the Virtual Essex Race Walking League. This month you could kill two birds with one stone and do a 5k this weekend , which could be submiited to the Essex and our own Virtual Series.

  1. David Crane (Surrey WC) 24.50 M40
  2. Tony Taylor (Lancs WC) 27.22 M70 6. Glyn Jones (Coventry Godiva) 33.26 M75 7. Tony Bell (Lancs WC) 33.27 M55

Virtual Essex RWL Next Fixture: 24th/25th April

Distance choice: 5km, 8km or 10km

Performance to be registered by Midnight on 25th April to r.emsley@btopenworld.com

                                                     

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1 Response to VIRTUAL LEAGUE SERIES – RACE 54 – RETAINING OUR TOP SPOT

  1. Christopher Bolton says:

    Lovely photo, I can only name five for certain. Harry Tetlow behind Jack Tempest, you’re Father, Matt Clarke and Alf Scorer on the right holding his Trilby.

    Looking forward to more nostalgia.

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