Author Archives: Tony Taylor

Pete Ryan – message to the club from Fiona Bishop and notice of the funeral

Greg Smith sent Pete a card on behalf of the club and we have received this touching message from Fiona, his partner and herself an active race walker [Enfield and HaringeyAC]. In addition we include the link to the funeral … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 34 – Ernesto Canto Memorial Race

To our credit we continue to support the series in numbers and remain at the forefront in terms of performances. https://www.worldathletics.org/news/iaaf-news/ernesto-canto-obituary Virtual League Racing Series – Race 34 – Ernesto Canto Memorial Race  MENS AGE GRADED 2KM TEAM1 Lancashire Walking … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 33 – Peter Ryan Memorial Race

Virtual League Racing Series – Race 33 – Peter Ryan Memorial Race  MENS AGE GRADED 2KM TEAM1 Lancashire Walking Club (83.40%)2 Birchfield Harriers (81.41%)3 Manx Harriers (75.56%)4 Quickstep Fitness (70.17%)5 Sarnia Walking Club (70.43%)6 Steyning AC (61.03%) – AUSTRALIA (48.89%) … Continue reading

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Ron Wallwork interviewed – his humanity shines through

Sincere thanks to Dave Ainsworth for pointing me towards this fascinating and revealing interview with a club legend, Ron Wallwork. I remain proud and privileged to have been one of his closest training partners in the late 1960s and early … Continue reading

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VIRTUAL LEAGUE RACING SERIES 32 IN MEMORY OF JORDI LLOPART

Virtual League Racing Series 32 in memory of Jordi Llopart Jordi Llopart, the great Spanish race walker competed in the 50 km event at the 1980, 1984, and 1988 Olympics, winning a silver medal in 1980. He was a European … Continue reading

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Lancashire Walking Club: Looking Back 1942/43

We’re really chuffed to receive this intriguing historical piece from Ron Wallwork. Hopefully it’s the first of many! Ron writes: Lancashire Walking Club Looking Back – 1942/43 As something of interest to do during Lockdown I started to delve into … Continue reading

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October Virtual Club 3k plus Virtual Series Weekly 2k results

OCTOBER VIRTUAL CLUB 3 KILOMETRES This month sees a reduced field with only Glyn and John joining us as guests. However a number of people missed the invitation so hopefully we’ll have a bigger turnout for the November challenge. Whatever … Continue reading

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Peter Ryan, a gentle giant of our sport, is in our thoughts

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 REST IN PEACE It saddens me to bring the news that Pete died in his sleep in the small hours of this morning. His presence will be sorely missed by the race walking community at home and … Continue reading

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Virtual Series Weeks 29 and 30 : More than holding our own

Excellent team performances illustrating that we can triumph without yours truly. Great turnout in Week 29. I couldn’t submit a time in week 30 because of dramatic thunderstorms. Pat Evans was key to our success. As ever we would encourage … Continue reading

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THE FLEETHAM CUP TIME TRIALS SERIES – NEXT EVENT, NOVEMBER 7th

We’ve received the following message from our ever resourceful friends, Trevor and Linda McDermot. Hi Friends and Colleagues, Linda and I found ourselves getting too ‘stir-crazy’ and thought of how the current crisis could also provide OPPORTUNITY over the coming … Continue reading

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