Author Archives: Tony Taylor

Part One of Soles, Heels and Toes : Ron Wallwork remembers the shoes he wore

Ron begins: Race Walking Footwear  After seeing my first walking race at Manchester’s White City stadium in 1957 and dabbling with the event over the following year I drifted into the discipline. The Bolton Harriers’ Hon. Secretary Frank Morris, who … Continue reading

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The Enfield Race Walking League goes Virtual and welcomes entries

A week or so ago Ron Wallwork put out a feeler to the Enfield League race walking community, asking if , given the continued COVID restrictions, there would be support for a Virtual Series over the coming months. The response … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 42 – Bernd Kannenberg Memorial Race

We held on to top spot in the Age-graded 2k team – grateful for the reappearance of Stephen Walker and Guy Goodair. Virtual League Racing Series – Race 42 – Bernd Kannenberg Memorial Race   MENS AGE GRADED 2KM TEAM1 Lancashire … Continue reading

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Surviving the pandemic in one piece – Dave and Guy reveal all

Firstly, our indefatigible Chair, Dave Evans writes: Club colleagues, First let me thank everyone who has supported our club Virtual Series and also the World Virtual variation.  I know there are colleagues who have given the virtual walks a bye … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace – Paul Nihill and Bernhard Kannenberg, two of our greatest athletes

Firstly Paul Nihill’s funeral is to take place on Wednesday, January 21 at 1.15 pm. In normal times I have no doubt there would have been an incredible turnout from the race walking community. As it is the ceremony will … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 41

Thanks to all, who ensured a victorious start to the New Year. We have something to live up to as Virtual racing looks likely to continue for some time. MENS AGE GRADED 2KM TEAM1 Lancashire Walking Club (84.93%)2 Birchfield Harriers … Continue reading

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Keeping Occupied in January – a few suggestions

It’s difficult to believe we’re entering the New Year still haunted by a virus but such is the case. With this in mind we’re suggesting that you might consider undertaking any or all of these challenges in the next few … Continue reading

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The December ‘Frank O’Neill’ Club Virtual 3k

The December ‘Frank O’Neill’ Club Virtual 3k Taking our cue from John and Helen’s initiative in commemorating great race walkers within the Virtual 2k Series I thought it would be fitting if each of our monthly races drew attention to … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 40 – Peter Fullager Memorial Race

We enter the New Year in top spot in the Age-Graded competition. Let’s continue our commitment whilst, hoping upon hope, that 2021 will bring ‘live’ racing sooner rather than later. Virtual League Racing Series – Race 40 – Peter Fullager … Continue reading

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WAKEFIELD’S PURPLE PATCH 1967 – 1969

Wakefield’s Purple Patch 1967-1969  Ron Wallwork writes: When recently gathering information about LWC’s National Team successes I noticed that Wakefield H too had enjoyed a national championship purple patch at the back end of the sixties. The recent award of … Continue reading

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