Author Archives: Tony Taylor

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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Allison Trophy 15K result and Macclesfield Shield 10 miles Saturday 7th April 2018

  Doing no more than keeping up with results. Hoping you are enjoying Easter despite the cold. Sadly I’m not sure when I’ll be appearing in person.  The latest news on my broken foot has not lifted my spirits, recovery … Continue reading

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Roger Bannister, Eustace Thomas and the Four Minute Mile

A lovely note from Chris Bolton. With the sad news of the death of Roger Bannister, I wonder how many people are aware of his connection to Lancashire Walking Club. The shoes he wore for the race in which he … Continue reading

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Early 2018 Results and Collisions

I must give my apologies for the prolonged silence on our website. It’s been a difficult start to the year on a personal front, culminating this very week with my dramatic collision with our loveable, roguish, rescue racehorse, Leo. As result I’ve … Continue reading

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