Monthly Archives: May 2021

Virtual League Racing Series – Final Race 60 of a unifying initiative

Messages from John and Helen, the co-organisers of the Virtual Series, to whom we owe a deep debt of gratitude. John Constandinou The finishing line has been crossed, and the race is finally complete. We have done it. Whether you … Continue reading

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Green Light for the Dick and Zena Smith races at Bury, June 5

Roy Gunnett and Dave Evans, whilst continuing to keep their eyes on the Covid situation, report that the Dick and Zena Smith 10/5k races are to go ahead at the Bury track on June 5th, starting at 1.30 p.m. The … Continue reading

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A Lancashire Legend: Ron Wallwork strides to his 80th

My best-laid plans thwarted. I intended to post a personal reminiscence this evening celebrating the inspirational impact of Ron Wallwork on the life of the Lancashire Walking Club – from the late 50s through to the mid-1970s. It was half-finished. … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 59

Despite my absence through illness we missed out on keeping our Age-graded top spot by less than 1%. Excellent performances and turnout. All being well I’ll manage to post an effort for the last race of the series – Week … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 58

Down on numbers but we managed to cling on to the top Age-graded spot! Thanks as ever to the team. Just two races to go! And simply because these are wonderful images, another from the Alf Scorer collection. We’ve got … Continue reading

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Our Essex friends look forward to Ron Wallwork’s 80th!

In advance of our own memories of Ron Wallwork on the eve of his 80th birthday it is revealing to post this tribute paid to him by Dave Ainsworth. It is to be found in the Essex Walker and illustrates … Continue reading

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Dave Crompton Memorial Trophy 7 Miles – Chorley, May 5, 2021

We are grateful to Dave Evans for this prompt and informative report, not forgetting to thank Greg Smith for the atmospheric images. Dave Crompton Memorial Trophy 7 Miles – Chorley, May 5, 2021 The first “live” race of 2021 for … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 57

With only 3 races left in the Series we continue to be the dominant force in the Age-Graded team event.Thanks as ever to all our participants. Let’s keep it going through to the final challenge in Week 60. Virtual League … Continue reading

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The April ‘Alf Scorer’ Virtual Club 5 Kilometres

In the last few weeks, helped by Dave Evans, I’ve accessed the Alfred Scorer Collection of over 300 photos covering certainly 30 years of race walking from the 1920s. The CD containing the photos had been passed on by Fred … Continue reading

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Be Prepared for the Chorley Challenge in the form of the Dave Crompton Memorial Trophy, May 8

We will be back on the roads this coming Saturday with Dave willing us on. Latest information Eric Crompton has now confirmed that we will be using the traditional venue at the St Peters Club on Saturday and not the … Continue reading

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