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Pat and Dave Evans take a break by walking 1200 miles in June!

Pat and Dave Evans have been sorely missed in recent weeks. Even as Roy Gunnett held things together admirably, folk have been asking what are our two stalwarts up to? Have they been on a Nordic cruise or have they … Continue reading

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Organising the Fred Pearce Relay, July 23, 2022

It’s that time of year again. In less than a fortnight’s time, we will be staging a centre-piece of our racing calendar, the Fred Pearce Memorial Relay. It’s an event dear to all our hearts. The Fred Pearce Memorial Relay, … Continue reading

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Marion Fawkes – outstanding services to and performances in race walking recognised

Peter Fawkes writes: You may well know that Marion is currently President of Yorkshire Walking Club as well as being a life member of that Club and North Shields Poly.  Marion’s name was put forward by the Department for Digital, … Continue reading

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DICK AND ZENA SMITH TROPHY RESULTS

Roy Gunnett reports: The Dick and Zena Smith 10 & 5k Trophy races took place at the Bury Track a week later than originally planned. The event was initially scheduled for June 4th – however, the lack of numbers resulting from … Continue reading

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Urgent News: D&Z Smith Track Races postponed to June 11th

As a significant number of people are unavailable this coming Saturday, the Dick and Zena Smith races will now be held a week later on June 11th. Thanks to Roy’s good offices, the Bury Athletic Club has been understanding and … Continue reading

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Dick and Zena Smith 10k and 5k Track Races, June 4 at Bury

Our next races will see us contesting the Dick and Zena Smith trophies at the Bury AC Track on Saturday, June 4th, starting at 1.00 p.m. As Dave and Pat Evans are unable to attend it would be really helpful … Continue reading

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Dave Crompton Memorial Trophy 7 miles, Chorley on May 7

All being well we will be in Chorley on Saturday, May 7 racing our hearts out and remembering with great affection, Dave Crompton in the Memorial Trophy event named after him. Our new changing facility is to be found at … Continue reading

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MACCLESFIELD SHIELD RACE ON APRIL 2 CANCELLED

Unfortunately, we have to inform you that Saturday’s 10 miles race at Sutton has had to be cancelled due to COVID striking the Barnard household. We hope Marshall and Kath are feeling better soon. The next club race will be … Continue reading

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Macclesfield Shield  10 miles, April 2nd 

Our next club race in the beautiful surroundings of Sutton will soon be upon us. Unusually, given their dedication to the cause, Dave and Pat Evans will not be able to attend. Never fear Roy Gunnett will have everything under … Continue reading

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ALISON TROPHY 15K, MARCH 5 – another race tinged with sadness

Our club races at Chorley are indelibly associated with the Crompton family, staunch supporters of our sport across the decades. Sadly we lost the much-loved Dave back in 2018 and now Marion, Eric’s wife has passed away unexpectedly. I have … Continue reading

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