Author Archives: Tony Taylor

The origins of the Northern Winter League – next one on January 28 and RIP Mike Nicholson

The fifth race in this season’s series of Northern Winter League races is to be held on Sunday, January 28 at Drighlington, start 11.00 a.m. Credit is due to the Yorkshire Walking Club for keeping the Winter League tradition alive and … Continue reading

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Start as you mean to go on – put some miles in on New Year’s Day!

Back long ago when I was trying to be a decent race walker [and indeed, even now, as I’m still an obsessive soul] there was something special and significant about putting in a session on the first day of the … Continue reading

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Winter League results and Season’s Greetings

As the year closes I’m posting a couple of Winter League results, where club members have competed. If there any other outstanding results from races outside of our own club fixtures, please send me the appropriate information. 2nd Northern Area … Continue reading

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Wrapping up the club’s 2017 results

I was really sorry to miss this Saturday’s Dick Maxwell Memorial race. Believe it or not, I was even warming to the Simister ‘Nightmare’ out and back course! My illusions aside, this post seeks to wrap up the results of … Continue reading

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Albert Rigby Shield 10K at Sutton Macclesfield, October 7 and notice of the AGM, November 4

Albert Rigby Shield 10K at Sutton Macclesfield, October 7 Roy Gunnett reports: The race was held over 3 laps of the new ‘out and back’ course and was a trial for this course. The weather was overcast with drizzle and … Continue reading

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Memories of Leicester and Lancashire

More by luck than accident, I was chuffed to find myself in the splendid grounds of Abbey Park for the celebration of Leicester Walking Club’s 90th anniversary, organised in conjunction with the Jim Sharlott 10k Open and BMAF 10k championships … Continue reading

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Adrian Edwards dominates the second Two Hour race at Bury

The 2 hour R. Smith Track Challenge and the Ladies 5k Z. Smith Track Race.  Bury Track on Saturday 9th September 2017. Roy Gunnett reports: The weather conditions were a challenge in themselves. There were bursts of heavy rain and strong … Continue reading

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