Author Archives: Tony Taylor

Maurice Ireland RIP – yet another wonderful daft beggar

Let the first word be Maurice’s. My membership of the club goes back to about 1960. My initial involvement with the sport and LWC is from 1954; at that time we lived on Bolton Road, Pendlebury and my father had … Continue reading

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Macclesfield Shield 10 miles at Sutton, April 1st – treading in Lol Allen’s footsteps

Our next club race is the Macclesfield Shield 10 miles, which will take place from our Sutton venue, which has a special place in the history of Northern and National race walking. As you can see below our club, together … Continue reading

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Martin Payne victorious at a chilly. hilly Chorley

  Dave Evans reports: Early notice of the impending arrival of more beasts from the east met the 9 hardy individuals and although there was the usual raw enthusiasm it met its match in the wind chill! The course included … Continue reading

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Alison Trophy 15km, Saturday 4th March, Chorley

We are back at Chorley on Saturday, March 4th for the Alison Trophy 15-kilometre event, starting at 1.00 p.m. As is usual it would be really helpful if you could let Dave Evans at know if you are attending … Continue reading

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How Race Walking has changed through the decades

This looks to be a fascinating exploration. It will be recorded so we can catch it in our own time. If you do watch it your thoughts would be very welcome. Jeff Salvage gets in touch to say: Come to … Continue reading

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CLUB 2023 REVISED FIXTURES and a Post-War Memory

The asterisks against Simister indicate a slight doubt as to whether the venue will be available due to extensive rewiring of the Lady Wilton Hall. However we are confident that all will be well by July. Given our harmonious relationship … Continue reading

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January Virtual 5 kilometres Results and More Memories

In the week leading up to Ray Middleton’s funeral, I couldn’t resist posting this moving and delightful photo of Ron and Ray relaxing in the pool the day after the 1966 Commonwealth Games 20 miles race in Jamaica, in which … Continue reading

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The hills are alive with music at the Sam Shoebottom 10km, Chorley, February 4th

Dave Evans reports: Grey clouds greeted a field of 8 aspirants keen to test their fitness in a live race following two virtual months of solo activity. Thanks to the goodwill and personal intervention of Eric Crompton we were able … Continue reading

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January Virtual 5km and Sam Shoebottom 10km

Many members will have had trouble finding an ice-less road on which to do their January Virtual 5 kilometres. However, Dave Evans tells me the snow is disappearing from the Lakes so all should now be well. Forward your clockings … Continue reading

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Dave Boxall RIP – Centurion Extraordinaire

Whilst I was in the middle of putting together the tribute to Ray Middleton news came through that the redoubtable Dave Boxall [Brighton and Hove AC] had died. At that moment I hurriedly inserted an acknowledgement of this sad loss … Continue reading

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