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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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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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The February ‘Reg Goodwin’ Virtual 3 kilometres

This month’s Virtual Club 3 kilometres honours our only Olympic Games medallist, Reg Goodwin. The fascinating material to be found below is taken, with his permission, from John Taylor’s remarkable tour de force, ‘A Pictorial History of Leigh Harriers AC: … Continue reading

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The January ‘Joe Lambert’ Virtual Club 3 Kilometres

The January ‘Joe Lambert’ Virtual Club 3 kilometres The following obituary gives a feel of Joe’s enormous contribution to the club and to race walking as a whole. He was held in great esteem and regarded with much affection. 71 … Continue reading

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Virtual League Racing Series – Race 43

Somewhat under strength with a back spasm laying me low we slipped to third team in the age-graded competition. Nevertheless sincere thanks to all our participants for posting times in less than welcoming weather conditions. A REMINDER that 3k clockings … Continue reading

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Keeping Occupied in January – a few suggestions

It’s difficult to believe we’re entering the New Year still haunted by a virus but such is the case. With this in mind we’re suggesting that you might consider undertaking any or all of these challenges in the next few … Continue reading

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The December ‘Frank O’Neill’ Club Virtual 3k

The December ‘Frank O’Neill’ Club Virtual 3k Taking our cue from John and Helen’s initiative in commemorating great race walkers within the Virtual 2k Series I thought it would be fitting if each of our monthly races drew attention to … Continue reading

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November Virtual Club Series 3 kilometres

November Virtual Club Series 3 kilometres Many thanks to all who submitted clockings, especially our esteemed guests. It’s much appreciated. We received a number of apologies fom the sick and injured. From a club viewpoint it’s encouraging to see Greg … Continue reading

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October Virtual Club 3k plus Virtual Series Weekly 2k results

OCTOBER VIRTUAL CLUB 3 KILOMETRES This month sees a reduced field with only Glyn and John joining us as guests. However a number of people missed the invitation so hopefully we’ll have a bigger turnout for the November challenge. Whatever … Continue reading

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Continuing our Club Virtual Series into the autumn and winter

Unfortunately we have to abandon our efforts to hold the final two races of 2020 – the AGM 5k and the Xmas 10k. Both would have been held at Simister. However, because of COVID protocols we would not have been … Continue reading

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