Category Archives: History

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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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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THE MARCH ‘JACK SANKEY’ VIRTUAL 3 KILOMETRES

I’m delighted to feature this month Jack Sankey, who in the late 50s and early 60s was a rival to the up and coming Ron Wallwork and a star in my eyes. At the time Leigh Harriers Athletic Club hosted … 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 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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