Author Archives: Tony Taylor

#SAVETHERACEWALKING: Four under the Hour in the Sam Shoebottom 10 kilometres

Before the start of the Sam Shoebottom races, we made the sign in support of the #SAVETHE WALKING protest against the proposed disappearance of both the 20km and 50km from the Olympics and the problematic introduction of electronic shoe technology. … Continue reading

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New Year’s Greetings and an intriguing historical enquiry

Firstly I must convey my best wishes and good health for the New Year to everyone at the club and beyond, who visits this LWC blog from time to time. One way or another get a few miles in on … Continue reading

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Xmas spirit arrives early at the Dick Maxwell 10k

Dick Maxwell Memorial 10k Race @ Simister 1st December 2018 Roy Gunnett reports: The race was not held over the advertised Nightmare course as this was flooded. Instead, it was held on the 2 lap out and back course to … Continue reading

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The Pre-Xmas Nightmare, December 2

STOP PRESS SOMEBODY’S PRAYER HAS BEEN ANSWERED AS FLOODING MEANS THE RACE WILL NOW BE HELD ON THE USUAL OUT AND BACK PARK COURSE [To the dismay of many,  Roy Gunnett reports that Saturday’s race will take place on the … Continue reading

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An emotional AGM as Fred Pearce ‘retires’

The 111th Lancashire Walking Club AGM witnessed a heartfelt and humbling occasion. Dogged by ill-health Fred Pearce, the club’s ‘Jack of all trades’ and pivotal personality, was stepping down from his roles as President, Chairman and Treasurer. In his address, … Continue reading

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Club AGM 5k and Albert Rigby 10k result

Roy Gunnett reports: NEXT RACE: 5k ordinary handicap race followed by the 111th AGM DATE SATURDAY 3rd November 2018 VENUE: LADY WILTON HALL, SIMISTER LANE, SIMISTER, PRESTWICH, MANCHESTER, M25 2RX START: 1.30PM Look forward to seeing as many of you … Continue reading

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Chris Bolton completes his 17th Nijmegen Walks, 60 years after his first!

Apologies to Chris Bolton for the belated appearance of this recognition of his mightily impressive Nijmegen achievement. Chris writes: [In July] I completed the Nijmegen four day walks for the seventeenth time.   This year it went well with no problems. … Continue reading

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