Tag Archives: Guy Goodair

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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Guy Goodair’s Manchester to Blackpool Memories continued: 1964-1965

Manchester to Blackpool Memories: 1964-1965 1964 Having won the Bradford Walk in the previous month and done a 4:30:57 PB in the National 50km at Enfield a fortnight earlier, I was very confident for this race. It rained incessantly throughout. … Continue reading

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Guy Goodair’s Manchester to Blackpool Memories : 1961- 1963

Better late than never I have the greatest pleasure in posting the first instalment of Guy Goodair’s evocative memories of his exploits in our club’s ‘Blue Riband’ event. Manchester to Blackpool Memories I first started serious race walking in February … Continue reading

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