Category Archives: Results

Dave Crompton Memorial Trophy 7 Miles – Chorley, May 5, 2021

We are grateful to Dave Evans for this prompt and informative report, not forgetting to thank Greg Smith for the atmospheric images. Dave Crompton Memorial Trophy 7 Miles – Chorley, May 5, 2021 The first “live” race of 2021 for … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 57

With only 3 races left in the Series we continue to be the dominant force in the Age-Graded team event.Thanks as ever to all our participants. Let’s keep it going through to the final challenge in Week 60. Virtual League … Continue reading

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The April ‘Alf Scorer’ Virtual Club 5 Kilometres

In the last few weeks, helped by Dave Evans, I’ve accessed the Alfred Scorer Collection of over 300 photos covering certainly 30 years of race walking from the 1920s. The CD containing the photos had been passed on by Fred … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 56

Virtual League Racing Series – Race 56   We were a bit down on numbers as I was unable to survive racing in a shroud of Saharan sand and Dave Evans was struggling with an ankle problem. Nevertheless our team still … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 55 – Joyce Heath 100th Birthday Celebration

This week we celebrate Joyce Heath, a national champion race-walker from the 1950’s who had many famous racing battles with Beryl Randle, Betty Jenkins and Norma Blaine. She celebrated her 100th birthday on 12th April. Virtual League Racing Series – … Continue reading

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VIRTUAL LEAGUE SERIES – RACE 54 – RETAINING OUR TOP SPOT

Despite my enforced absence we held on to our top spot in the Age-Graded team competition – a tribute to our ageing strength in depth! Congratulations all round. Finally thanks to our dear Fred Pearce and Dave Evans we’ve access … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 53

The first virtual race of a new year finds us on top of both the Open and Age-Graded team events, a tribute to our commitment and consistency. Virtual League Racing Series – Race 53  MENS AGE GRADED 2KM TEAM1 Lancashire … Continue reading

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THE MARCH ‘JACK SANKEY’ VIRTUAL 3 KILOMETRES

I’m delighted to feature this month Jack Sankey, who in the late 50s and early 60s was a rival to the up and coming Ron Wallwork and a star in my eyes. At the time Leigh Harriers Athletic Club hosted … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 52 – One Year Anniversary

It’s fitting that we should finish the leading Age-Graded team in the Anniversary event, fending off close competition in a field of 13 clubs. Congratulations to all those imvolved across this surreal year. Thanks too must be given to John … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 51 plus hopeful news and a tale of a long lost certificate

Virtual League Racing Series – Race 51 As we near the anniversary of the Virtual Series we regained our top spot in the Age-Graded Team competition. Race 52 times to be with Helen by Wednesday at 6.00 p.m. MENS AGE … Continue reading

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