Author Archives: Tony Taylor

Catching up yet again with results and news

  In catching up we must first send our very best wishes to Fred Pearce, the heart and soul of the club, who is battling against illness. We are all looking forward to seeing him back at the helm in … Continue reading

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Manx Centurions 100 Miles Track Walk, August 18/19

As a way of kicking myself up the posterior and because it’s a smashing piece of writing, which deserves an audience beyond Facebook, here is Trevor McDermot’s report on last weekend’s 100 miles on the Isle of Man. One excuse … Continue reading

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Dave Crompton, Lancashire Walking Club stalwart [1964 – 2018] RIP

  Louise Whaite writes: ‘ It is with great sadness that I have to let you know that Dave died late last week in St Catherine’s Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer. The funeral will be held Friday 27th July … Continue reading

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Adrian and Irene take the Dick and Zena Smith Trophies

DICK AND ZENA SMITH TROPHY RACES, JUNE 2 at BURY Roy Gunnett reports: The previous distance of 20K for the R. Smith Trophy has now been replaced with this 10K track race. The 5K distance for the Z. Smith Trophy … Continue reading

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Allen Trophy 7 miles and National 10k results plus notice of the Dick and Zena Smith Track Walks, June 2

ALLEN TROPHY, APRIL 28 Roy Gunnett reports: The normal race distance of 15 miles was replaced with a 7-mile race. A new ‘out and back’ course was used – with the turnaround point at 3.5 miles out. On a bright … Continue reading

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ALLEN TROPHY, APRIL 28 and BMAF 5k, JUNE 17

Roy Gunnett writes: HEREWITH NOTIFICATION OF THE NEXT RACE: DATE:                            SATURDAY 28th APRIL 2018 EVENT/DISTANCE:     ALLEN TROPHY 7 Miles VENUE:                         ST.PETERS CLUB, EAVES LANE, CHORLEY. PR6 0DX START TIME:                1.30 p.m and … Continue reading

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John Paddick’s Manchester- Blackpool Memories 1966 : Guinness makes you stronger!

I couldn’t resist asking John if I could pull together into a single post his almost unbelievable memory of his victory in the 1966 Blackpool, previously covered in Guy Goodair’s reminiscences.   Fascinating to read Guy Goodair’s account of the … Continue reading

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