Tag Archives: Guy Goodair

VIRTUAL LEAGUE SERIES 23 – still prominent in the results with Guy doing us proud

MENS AGE GRADED 2KM TEAM1 Lancashire Walking Club (83.73%)2 Manx Harriers (77.59%)3 Quickstep Fitness (71.26%)4 Sarnia Walking Club (71.00%)5 Steyning AC (52.38%)6 Birchfield Harriers (46.18%) MENS 2KM TEAM1 Manx Harriers (13)2 Lancashire Walking Club (38)3 Quickstep Fitness (59)4 Sarnia Walking … Continue reading

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Guy Goodair remembers the sportsmanship of Ray Manning, Centurion 415 – Rest in Peace

Sadly we have to report that Ray Manning, Centurion 415, passed away on 3rd July aged 88 after a short illness. Ray, a member of Wakefield Harriers and well-known to his contemporaries in our club, qualified in the 1968 Leicester … Continue reading

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Back to Second Team in the Virtual Series Age-Graded Team

With Tony Taylor sidelined spasmodically, Tony Malone, Guy Goodair, Stephen Walker and Tony Bell combined to claim a second place in the Virtual Series 2 kilometres Age-Graded Team competition. Bravo! MENS AGE GRADED 2KM TEAM 1 Surrey Walking Club (86.23%, … Continue reading

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Lancashire back on top in the Virtual Series Age-Graded Team competition

Having been knocked off our top perch we’ve bounced back, displaying classic northern phlegm [apologies for the cliches!] to be the leading team in the Virtual Series Age-graded 2 kilometres competition. MENS AGE GRADED TEAM 1 Lancashire Walking Club (33) … Continue reading

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Lancashire WC – the leading age-graded team in the Virtual Series plus news from Stephen Walker

The latest news from the Virtual Series sees your ageing team of Taylor, Malone and Goodair flying the flag in the Masters section – thanks to Helen Elleker and John Constandinou for sorting out the results. MENS TEAM – AUSTRALIA … Continue reading

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Reminiscences Two : Guy Goodair reflects

What prompted you to take up race walking? When and where was your first race? I was a member of Wakefield Harriers and we’d heard all about the famous Star Walk in Sheffield held every year on Whit Tuesday. Now … Continue reading

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John Paddick’s Manchester- Blackpool Memories 1966 : Guinness makes you stronger!

I couldn’t resist asking John if I could pull together into a single post his almost unbelievable memory of his victory in the 1966 Blackpool, previously covered in Guy Goodair’s reminiscences.   Fascinating to read Guy Goodair’s account of the … Continue reading

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Guy Goodair’s Manchester-Blackpool Memories completed: 1972-1974

1972 We’d just had our first child so I didn’t enter this year     1 J Eddershaw (Sheffield UH) 8.16.10 2 P Markham (Leicester WC) 8.17.41 3 E Crompton (Leyland) 8.24.16 Team Leyland Motors 24 pts, 38 finished [A … Continue reading

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Guy Goodair’s Manchester-Blackpool Memories continued: 1969-1971

Manchester-Blackpool Memories continued: 1969-1971 1969 George & I were determined not to let Pat Duncan achieve a hat trick of wins this year and so set off at a cracking pace going through 10 miles in 89 mins, Horwich (2h … Continue reading

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Guy Goodair’s Manchester-Blackpool Memories continued: 1966-1968

Manchester to Blackpool Memories: 1966-1968 1966 John Paddick took an early lead and I only caught him after Preston. ‘How far to go?’ he asked “About 20 miles’ I replied and encouraged him to stay with me. (In hindsight I … Continue reading

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