Category Archives: History

REMINISCENCES 3 ; Tony Bell looks back

Many thanks to Tony for the third in our series of reminiscences. What prompted you to take up race walking? When and where was your first race? I have been a runner since 1983, my running “style” has always been … Continue reading

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Reminiscences Two : Guy Goodair reflects

What prompted you to take up race walking? When and where was your first race? I was a member of Wakefield Harriers and we’d heard all about the famous Star Walk in Sheffield held every year on Whit Tuesday. Now … Continue reading

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Reminiscences One : Dave Evans looks back

It’s fitting that Dave Evans, our indefatigible Chair, should be the first to share his memories in what we hope will be a series of revelations in the coming weeks, even months. Dave has been at the heart of holding … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Further Race Postponements, but Let’s Stay Connected

As I write the Covid-19 crisis shows no signs of abating, a scenario within which sport is revealed as hardly a matter of life or death. Therefore it will come as no surprise to hear that we must postpone both … Continue reading

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Martin conquers the Chorley hills in the last race at St Peter’s

STOP PRESS TWO – Given the following advice from England Athletics we have called off the April 11 Sutton race, Watch this space for updates and some historical pieces to tickle your palate, England Athletics advises that all face-to-face activity … Continue reading

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Colin Young – one of the great Race Walking characters, never to be forgotten [1935 – 2019]

Colin Young’s reputation and influence crossed all borders, regional, national and international. Certainly he was held in great affection by all those members of Lancashire Walking Club, who knew him and were motivated by him. If Colin happened to be … Continue reading

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Dave Evans reports on a year tinged with sadness

You will find below our Chairman’s moving and informative report on the year 2018 to 2019. As John Crahan noted at the AGM held last Saturday Dave Evans has been a tower of strength in holding things together since the … Continue reading

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