Author Archives: Tony Taylor

Virtual League Racing Series – Race 52 – One Year Anniversary

It’s fitting that we should finish the leading Age-Graded team in the Anniversary event, fending off close competition in a field of 13 clubs. Congratulations to all those imvolved across this surreal year. Thanks too must be given to John … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 51 plus hopeful news and a tale of a long lost certificate

Virtual League Racing Series – Race 51 As we near the anniversary of the Virtual Series we regained our top spot in the Age-Graded Team competition. Race 52 times to be with Helen by Wednesday at 6.00 p.m. MENS AGE … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 50 and other news

SOUTHEND-on-SEA 100 MILES IS POSTPONED It’s been announced that the race, scheduled for August 7th/8th August on Garon Park Track, is now postponed. Our thoughts go out to any of our members, who had the race in their sights – … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 48 and 49 Results

As ever a big thanks to the team for keeping us on top in the Age-Graded category. It would be satisfying if we could retain this position in the next few weeks as Week 52 draws closer! Virtual League Racing … Continue reading

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The February ‘Reg Goodwin’ Virtual 3 kilometres

This month’s Virtual Club 3 kilometres honours our only Olympic Games medallist, Reg Goodwin. The fascinating material to be found below is taken, with his permission, from John Taylor’s remarkable tour de force, ‘A Pictorial History of Leigh Harriers AC: … Continue reading

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REST IN PEACE – MICK ELLIOTT [SARNIA WALKING CLUB] 1937-2001

Sadly the Sarnia stalwart, Mick Elliott has died. Many of the old hands at our club will have raced against Mick in the 1970s. Rob Elliott, his son, an outstanding race walker in his own right, has penned these touching … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 47 and the second Enfield League

STOP PRESS : Times for the FEBRUARY CLUB VIRTUAL 3K to be submitted by midnight, March 3. As he circulates these latestVirtual League results John Constandinou is in an optimistic frame of mind. He comments: The sun is out and … Continue reading

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The President’s Report 2020 – a reminder of my thoughts

My President’s Report was circulated to the membership as an integral part of the 2020 AGM papers. Obviously the AGM could not be held. In this light a few people and Glyka, my adoring dog, have suggested posting it separately … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 46 – Mary Worth Memorial Race

Virtual League Racing Series – Race 46 – Mary Worth Memorial Race  RIP Mary Worth, a member of Steyning AC, who died on 20th January aged 92. She was 78th on the British All-Time list for 20km and a Veteran … Continue reading

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Part Three of Soles, Heels and Toes: Charlie Hatch’s tips and trips to the cobbler plus Tom Payne on the virtues of ‘Hixopad’ heels

Huge thanks to Ron Wallwork for this discovery. Ron’s personal Note: I think this piece is priceless. Its easy to forget that times were still hard for most people and value for money by way of durability, influenced most purchases. … Continue reading

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