Category Archives: News

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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Albert Rigby 10km Sutton Macclesfield, October 2nd, 2021

The Albert Rigby Trophy race is to go ahead as normal on Sarurday. October 2nd, starting at 1.30 p.m. from the Sutton Ex-Servicemen’s Club. Refreshments will be provided. As usual it would be really helpful if you could let Dave … 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 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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