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Looking Back’ards and For’ards with Sadness and Optimism

There are two elements to this post. The first part looks to the past in remembering one of the great characters of Northern race walking and athletics. Guy Goodair takes up the story. Ken Bingley passed away last Thursday after … Continue reading

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Remembering stalwarts of our sport, the latest is the compassionate Geoff Hunwicks

Just over a year ago we were mourning the loss of Paul Nihill, a giant of our sport. In 2021 we witnessed the deaths of other major figures, Bernard Kannenberg and Gerhard Weidner from West Germany, Vladimir Golubnichy and, easily … Continue reading

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2022 FIXTURES – Living with COVID?

It’s difficult, even absurd to look forward to the New Year without mentioning COVID. Almost two years of draconian, damaging restrictions on normal life and relentless propaganda have not stopped the spread. The vaccines, it is agreed, do not prevent … Continue reading

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New Year’s News – Faster Walkers have Healthier Minds!! Plus Some Blackpool Memories

In these doom-mongering times some research we can all agree with, even if we’re a touch biased! Last week I was laying the fire with some very old newspapers donated by a neighbour and at the last minute rescued this … Continue reading

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WORLD ATHLETICS RACE WALKING TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP TO INCLUDE MASTERS EVENTS

Out of interest [I can’t see any of us making Oman in March!] I wonder what members and supporters think of this initiative. Thanks to Marcia del Mondo for the news. Muscat (Oman) – World Athletics Race Walking Team Championship … Continue reading

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DICK MAXWELL MEMORIAL TROPHY AND XMAS HANDICAP 10KM. DECEMBER 4

We are looking forward to a grand turnout for our annual Xmas event at Simister, especially as no one need be deterred by talk of the Nightmare course!! In the spirit of goodwill to all men and women, not least … Continue reading

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POST-AGM UPDATE

Ahead of the full minutes of the 2021 AGM Dave Evans draws our attention to the following: Joe Hardy has accepted the role of President. Tony Bell won the AJTaylor Award and Martin Payne the Cliif Royle Trophy Roy Gunnett … Continue reading

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CLUB AGM, NOVEMBER 6, 2021- ADVANCE NOTICE

Ahead of next week’s Club Annual General Meeting and 5 kilometres Yacht Handicap [1.30 start] at Simister, Dave Evans draws our attention to the following: As has become usual it would be enormously helpful if you could let him know … Continue reading

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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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