Author Archives: Tony Taylor

Our Essex friends look forward to Ron Wallwork’s 80th!

In advance of our own memories of Ron Wallwork on the eve of his 80th birthday it is revealing to post this tribute paid to him by Dave Ainsworth. It is to be found in the Essex Walker and illustrates … Continue reading

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Dave Crompton Memorial Trophy 7 Miles – Chorley, May 5, 2021

We are grateful to Dave Evans for this prompt and informative report, not forgetting to thank Greg Smith for the atmospheric images. Dave Crompton Memorial Trophy 7 Miles – Chorley, May 5, 2021 The first “live” race of 2021 for … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 57

With only 3 races left in the Series we continue to be the dominant force in the Age-Graded team event.Thanks as ever to all our participants. Let’s keep it going through to the final challenge in Week 60. Virtual League … Continue reading

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The April ‘Alf Scorer’ Virtual Club 5 Kilometres

In the last few weeks, helped by Dave Evans, I’ve accessed the Alfred Scorer Collection of over 300 photos covering certainly 30 years of race walking from the 1920s. The CD containing the photos had been passed on by Fred … Continue reading

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Be Prepared for the Chorley Challenge in the form of the Dave Crompton Memorial Trophy, May 8

We will be back on the roads this coming Saturday with Dave willing us on. Latest information Eric Crompton has now confirmed that we will be using the traditional venue at the St Peters Club on Saturday and not the … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 56

Virtual League Racing Series – Race 56   We were a bit down on numbers as I was unable to survive racing in a shroud of Saharan sand and Dave Evans was struggling with an ankle problem. Nevertheless our team still … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 55 – Joyce Heath 100th Birthday Celebration

This week we celebrate Joyce Heath, a national champion race-walker from the 1950’s who had many famous racing battles with Beryl Randle, Betty Jenkins and Norma Blaine. She celebrated her 100th birthday on 12th April. Virtual League Racing Series – … Continue reading

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VIRTUAL LEAGUE SERIES – RACE 54 – RETAINING OUR TOP SPOT

Despite my enforced absence we held on to our top spot in the Age-Graded team competition – a tribute to our ageing strength in depth! Congratulations all round. Finally thanks to our dear Fred Pearce and Dave Evans we’ve access … Continue reading

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At last – back on the road with the Dave Crompton Trophy race at Chorley, May 8

I bring you good tidings of great joy. We have been given the thumbs up from Colin Vesty of the RWA to go ahead with the Dave Crompton Memorial Trophy race over 7 miles on May 8th in Chorley. The … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 53

The first virtual race of a new year finds us on top of both the Open and Age-Graded team events, a tribute to our commitment and consistency. Virtual League Racing Series – Race 53  MENS AGE GRADED 2KM TEAM1 Lancashire … Continue reading

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