Author Archives: Tony Taylor

The Fred Pearce Relay, July 24 – a memorable day

Dave Evans reports: A terrific turnout of 6 teams of 3 made this year’s race particularly memorable and very grateful thanks must be extended to Fred’s family In the guise of Christine and Charlotte who provided a sumptuous buffet and … Continue reading

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The Fred Pearce Relay, July 24 – Advance notice of attendance much appreciated

Thankfully the Fred Pearce Memorial Relay is to go ahead on Saturday, July 24 at Simister, 1.30 start. All the facilities of the Lady Wilton Hall will be available. We’re pleased and grateful to report that Christine Pearce will be … Continue reading

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On Ron Wallwork’s 80th: A Personal Reminiscence

Weeks later than promised here is my personal contribution to celebrating Ron’s 80th. My first memory of Ron sees him striding stylishly towards me, already in the lead as the 1959 Northern Junior 10 miles championship unfolds. For my part, … Continue reading

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THE MONTH OF JUNE: LWC 3 KM TIME TRIAL

There’s been a good response to our June 3 kilometres time trial. Hence it looks as if the notion is proving useful and motivating. Thanks are due too for the accompanying messages, which add spice and interest in maintaining our … Continue reading

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Barnard Trophy 10 Kilometres, Sutton – July 3

Dave Evans reports: Good support today and the threat of inclement conditions did not materialise despite poor weather north and south of the race venue until an hour before the off.  Actual race number 3 of the 20/21 season brought … Continue reading

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Almost a return to normal at Sutton, July 3 -1.30 start

Forgive this brief reminder but it’s 42 degrees centigrade on Crete and my head keeps falling on to the keyboard. Scorchin’! The Barnard Trophy is going ahead at Sutton on Saturday, July 3 with access to all the facilities of … Continue reading

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Green Light for Barnard Trophy at Sutton on July 3

All is looking good for the Barnard Trophy 10 kilometres at Sutton on Saturday, July 3rd – start as usual at 1.30 p.m. There is even the possibility that post-race refreshments will be provided. Normal service on the way to … Continue reading

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REMAINING CLUB FIXTURES plus REMINDER OF JUNE 3K TIME TRIAL

I’ll resist ranting about the undemocratic, unethical and utterly erratic policies of the present UK government. At least it looks as if we can continue with the opening up our fixture list. We will confirm the Barnard Trophy event in … Continue reading

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THE MONTH OF MAY: LWC 3 KILOMETRES TIME TRIAL

Last month we decide to test out whether having a monthly time trial would be interesting, fun and an incentive to keep including in our differing training regimes a ‘fast’ session. Hence here are the clockings from May. For those … Continue reading

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Heatwave hits the Dick and Zena Smith Trophy Races, June 5!

Dick Smith [39] in the company of the great Harold Whitlock [1], 1936 Olympic 50k gold medallist, at the start of the Liverpool-Manchester race – date uncertain Dick with Jim O’Neill [5] to his right followed by Harry Wheeler [?] … Continue reading

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