Author Archives: Tony Taylor

Albert Rigby 10 km on October 8th plus a century-old reminiscence

Sadly today’s Chorley Six Hour Challenge had to be postponed because of one of the key organisers’ serious illness. We wish her a speedy recovery. As it is our next club event, the Albert Rigby 10 kilometres, will take place … Continue reading

Posted in History, News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Rugby League and Race Walking – contact sports of a very different kind

I hope you’ll forgive this indulgent post about my grandson’s burgeoning rugby league career but I rather liked my reference to both rugby league and race walking being contact sports. Back in 1947, I was born into the working class … Continue reading

Posted in History, News | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lambert Trophy contested on the road rather than the track

Dave Evans reports and reveals hidden talents as a photographer and caption writer! Having just recovered from the Centurions 100, another 100 raised its head in the form of 10 walkers completing 10k. The original event for this date was … Continue reading

Posted in History, News, Results | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Lambert Trophy event now at Simister on September 3

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE FIXTURES CALENDAR There are some changes to our fixtures for the remaining part of the year, including the cancellation of the Bury track race this coming Saturday, September 3rd due to resurfacing of the track. The Lambert … Continue reading

Posted in History, News | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Heroic Adrian triumphs over adversity to join the Centurions

Dave Evans [Centurion 998] sends this revealing and emotional report of a dramatic day. JONATHAN HOBBS MAKES AN IMPRESSIVE WINNING DEBUT The weekend of the 20/21st of August was chosen by the Centurions to host their 100-mile walk and on … Continue reading

Posted in News, Results | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Best Wishes to All for the Hundred from Dave Ainsworth and LIVE info from Sue Clements

Dave, Centurion 540 writes: I extend my best wishes to all involved, for an enjoyable and successful meeting on the occasion of our 100 Miles – which is being held in tribute to Centurion 370 Ken Munro, a giant in … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Cooler in Crete than Chorley – Goodwin Cup 10k

Yesterday afternoon I climbed off my bike tired after the inevitably hilly ride round our way And as cyclists are fond of saying, ‘I didn’t have the legs’. However the last hour witnessed the arrival of bubbling clouds from the … Continue reading

Posted in News, Results | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

What about a Lancashire WC team at the 2023 Nijmegen Walks ?!?!

Further to Chris Bolton’s excellent report on his recent Nijmegen experience, he cheekily asks if we could raise a team for next year’s 4 Days event. The dream is inspired by Ron Wallwork unearthing a couple of nostalgic photos from … Continue reading

Posted in History | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Looking Forward to the Goodwin Cup, the Middlesborough Hundred and remembering Flo Payn

This coming Saturday, August 13 the Goodwin Cup 10 kilometres will take place in Chorley, changing facilities at St Peter’s Church Hall, Harpers Lane, PR6 0HP – start at 1.00 p.m. As is now customary it would be helpful, if … Continue reading

Posted in History, News | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Chris Bolton’s 19th Nijmegen – he was only there for the beer!

A couple of years ago I vowed to accompany Chris on his latest Nijmegen exploit but COVID intervened. Little did I know that he sneaked off this year to add to his tally. Wonderfully bonkers, Read on. Chris reports. This … Continue reading

Posted in History, News | Tagged , | 1 Comment