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REVIVING THE NOVICE RACE: ‘HOW FAR CAN YOU WALK IN AN HOUR?’

The unfolding discussion sparked by Chris Bolton’s proposals in his ‘The future of Lancashire Walking Club’ has been thought-provoking. In a couple of week’s time, I’ll endeavour to summarise the main arguments as a contribution to moving matters forward. In … Continue reading

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The future of Lancashire Walking Club? Chris Bolton recommends a way forward

I can’t recommend enough that we all spend some time reflecting on this challenging contribution from Chris Bolton. Back in the mid-1960s Chris was a leading light in the transformation of the club’s sense of itself, shifting it from being … Continue reading

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VIRTUAL LEAGUE SERIES 2K WEEK 9 – THE LANCASHIRE/SCOTIA RIVALRY CONTINUES

John Constandinou and Helen Elleker are pledged to overseeing the continuation of the ‘World’ Virtual Series League, for which we are very grateful. The weekly distance will remain at 2 kilometres. It’s never too late to join in either by … Continue reading

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LWC VIRTUAL SERIES : 3 KILOMETRES RESULTS – SCOTIA TO THE FORE

3 KILOMETRES SCRATCH [G] indicates Guest, who is not counted in the team race. Bill McFadden M55 Scotia RWC 14:32 Tony Taylor LWC M70 15:29.0 Katrina Weldon F55 Scotia RWC 15:53 Stephen Walker M60 LWC 16:25 John Constandinou M45 Birchfield … Continue reading

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NATIONAL VIRTUAL SERIES: WE HOLD OUR OWN

Without exaggerating the significance of self-policed time trials we have been a force to be reckoned with in the National Endurance Virtual Series. For my part I’ve worked hard on the knees with photos to prove it but that feels … Continue reading

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Back On Top of the World Virtual Series as our Club Series hopefully begins

I must confess we were taken aback to find ourselves back on top of the Age-Graded Team competition and third in the Open, but very satisfied. MENS AGE GRADED 2KM TEAM 1 Lancashire Walking Club (86.20%)2 Manx Harriers (77.04%)3 Sarnia … Continue reading

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The Race Walking World goes Virtual – more results and news

Firstly, despite my return, we slipped to third in the Virtual Series 2 kilometres Age-Graded team competition. MENS AGE GRADED 2KM TEAM 1 Steyning AC (86.97%)2 Surrey WC (86.59%)3 Lancashire WC (84.12%)– AUSTRALIA (77.60%)4 Sarnia WC (73.99%)5 Quickstep Fitness (71.05%)6 … Continue reading

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LANCASHIRE WALKING CLUB VIRTUAL SERIES BEGINS THIS MONTH – GET INVOLVED

As mooted and now agreed, inspired by Andi Drake, John Constandinou and Helen Elleker’s efforts, we’re going to have a crack at organising our own Virtual Series of races over the next few months. Each month we invite you to … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING DAVE CROMPTON DURING THE LOCKDOWN – A WAVE OF AFFECTION

Saturday, May 9 should have witnessed the very first Dave Crompton Memorial Trophy event to be held on his home patch in Chorley. Sadly it had fallen foul of the virus-induced lockdown on public sporting activity. Dave is held in … Continue reading

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On postponements, our dear friend Dave Crompton and a Club Virtual Series

This coming Saturday, May 9, we should be gathering in Chorley to race in the Dave Crompton Memorial Seven Miles, still struggling to come to terms with the loss of such a beloved member of the club. In conversation with … Continue reading

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