Category Archives: History

Andrew Fraser RIP, standard bearer for Scottish Race Walking

We were shocked to hear that Andrew Fraser died very recently. As Dave Evans noted in response to the sad news, Andrew was a regular supporter of our club races until a few years ago, much liked and respected. The … Continue reading

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The Decline and Fall of the British Empire : A Case Study – the 50 kilometres race walk

I am very pleased to republish Paul F. DeMeester’s coruscating critique of British Athletics’ disgraceful decision to exclude Cameron Corbishley and in particular Dominic King from the GB Olympic team and its craven role in supporting the abolition of the … Continue reading

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Remembering Vladimir Golubnichy, a true legend

The legendary Vladimir Golubnichy died on Monday, August 16 at the age of 85. There’s an outstanding tribute to his memory by Tim Erickson on the latest Victoria RWC Newsletter. It begins: Born on 2nd June 1936, Golubnichiy medalled at … Continue reading

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LAMBERT TROPHY ONE HOUR TRACK at BURY, SEPTEMBER 4

Our next club race is the Lambert Trophy One Hour event this coming Saturday, September 4 – start 1.30 p.m. More than ever it would be very useful if you could indicate your attendance and in what capacity. The track … Continue reading

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The Reg Goodwin Trophy Result, August 14, Chorley

Thanks as ever to Dave Evans for the revealing report and Greg Smith for the excellent photos, of which there are many more to use in ensuing posts. Much appreciated. The athlete whose name we see on the trophy achieved … Continue reading

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The Goodwin Cup 10 kilometres, August 14, Chorley

The race is to go ahead at 1.30 p.m. with our favourite St Peters club still the venue. However the club has now been emptied of furniture so bring a folding chair perhaps or you will be sitting on the … Continue reading

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LANCASHIRE WALKING CLUB: ROLL OF INDIVIDUAL HONOUR

LANCASHIRE WALKING CLUB – ROLL OF INDIVIDUAL HONOUR ‘HEALTH the FIRST WEALTH’ NATIONAL BOY/YOUTH/JUNIOR INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS [qualification placing in top six] BOLTON Warren –  RWA Boys 2 miles 5th/1972 CROW Steve  – 1 Junior International; RWA Youth 3 miles 2nd/1968 … Continue reading

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The Fred Pearce Relay, July 24 – a memorable day

Dave Evans reports: A terrific turnout of 6 teams of 3 made this year’s race particularly memorable and very grateful thanks must be extended to Fred’s family In the guise of Christine and Charlotte who provided a sumptuous buffet and … Continue reading

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On Ron Wallwork’s 80th: A Personal Reminiscence

Weeks later than promised here is my personal contribution to celebrating Ron’s 80th. My first memory of Ron sees him striding stylishly towards me, already in the lead as the 1959 Northern Junior 10 miles championship unfolds. For my part, … Continue reading

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Almost a return to normal at Sutton, July 3 -1.30 start

Forgive this brief reminder but it’s 42 degrees centigrade on Crete and my head keeps falling on to the keyboard. Scorchin’! The Barnard Trophy is going ahead at Sutton on Saturday, July 3 with access to all the facilities of … Continue reading

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