Author Archives: Tony Taylor

The President’s Report 2020 – a reminder of my thoughts

My President’s Report was circulated to the membership as an integral part of the 2020 AGM papers. Obviously the AGM could not be held. In this light a few people and Glyka, my adoring dog, have suggested posting it separately … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 46 – Mary Worth Memorial Race

Virtual League Racing Series – Race 46 – Mary Worth Memorial Race  RIP Mary Worth, a member of Steyning AC, who died on 20th January aged 92. She was 78th on the British All-Time list for 20km and a Veteran … Continue reading

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Part Three of Soles, Heels and Toes: Charlie Hatch’s tips and trips to the cobbler plus Tom Payne on the virtues of ‘Hixopad’ heels

Huge thanks to Ron Wallwork for this discovery. Ron’s personal Note: I think this piece is priceless. Its easy to forget that times were still hard for most people and value for money by way of durability, influenced most purchases. … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 45 – Dave Stevens Memorial Race

Thanks to everyone’s endeavours we’ve clawed our way back to the top. Virtual League Racing Series – Race 45 – Dave Stevens Memorial Race MENS AGE GRADED 2KM TEAM1 Lancashire Walking Club (80.57%)2 South West Veterans AC (78.00%)3 Manx Harriers … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 44

A bit short on troops we’ve slipped down the ladder but we’ll be back! Virtual League Racing Series – Race 44  MENS AGE GRADED 2KM TEAM1 Manx Harriers (75.05%)2 Birchfield Harriers (73.20%)3 Quickstep Fitness (72.75%)4 Lancashire Walking Club (72.55%)5 Yorkshire … Continue reading

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The January ‘Joe Lambert’ Virtual Club 3 Kilometres

The January ‘Joe Lambert’ Virtual Club 3 kilometres The following obituary gives a feel of Joe’s enormous contribution to the club and to race walking as a whole. He was held in great esteem and regarded with much affection. 71 … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 43

Somewhat under strength with a back spasm laying me low we slipped to third team in the age-graded competition. Nevertheless sincere thanks to all our participants for posting times in less than welcoming weather conditions. A REMINDER that 3k clockings … Continue reading

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Part Two of Soles, Heels and Toes: Guy Goodair remembers the shoes he wore

Following Ron Wallwork’s much praised recollections about his footwear we have great pleasure in featuring Guy Goodair’s ‘heel and toe’ memories. Guy begins: When I first started race walking around 1958/9 I used a pair of Dunlop Flashes (either green … Continue reading

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Part One of Soles, Heels and Toes : Ron Wallwork remembers the shoes he wore

Ron begins: Race Walking Footwear  After seeing my first walking race at Manchester’s White City stadium in 1957 and dabbling with the event over the following year I drifted into the discipline. The Bolton Harriers’ Hon. Secretary Frank Morris, who … Continue reading

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The Enfield Race Walking League goes Virtual and welcomes entries

A week or so ago Ron Wallwork put out a feeler to the Enfield League race walking community, asking if , given the continued COVID restrictions, there would be support for a Virtual Series over the coming months. The response … Continue reading

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