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Dave Evans reports on a year tinged with sadness

You will find below our Chairman’s moving and informative report on the year 2018 to 2019. As John Crahan noted at the AGM held last Saturday Dave Evans has been a tower of strength in holding things together since the … Continue reading

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Dave Crompton, Lancashire Walking Club stalwart [1964 – 2018] RIP

Louise Whaite writes: ‘ It is with great sadness that I have to let you know that Dave died late last week in St Catherine’s Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer. The funeral will be held Friday 27th July at … Continue reading

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Roger Bannister, Eustace Thomas and the Four Minute Mile

A lovely note from Chris Bolton. With the sad news of the death of Roger Bannister, I wonder how many people are aware of his connection to Lancashire Walking Club. The shoes he wore for the race in which he … 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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Remembering Ron’s Record : A Walk down Memory Lane

When Fred Pearce suggested holding a 2 Hour track walk to commemorate Ron Wallwork’s UK and Commonwealth record set in 1971 there were a few raised eyebrows.  Why forty five years on, couldn’t we wait till fifty? Never mind that … Continue reading

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Stylish and International Summer races

I’m just catching up with results so that the site is up-to-date. Thanks to Roy Gunnett for the reports. Watch out for a special pre-race piece on Ron Wallwork’s 2 hours record to be celebrated on September 10th at Bury. … Continue reading

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A Festive Feast of Race Walking at Horwich

Eric Horwill reports: Record entry 50. Record turn out 47. 8 New Championship Best Performances. Excellent support from Horwich Festival of Racing Committee. Good Weather! Thanks to everyone who supported and helped at this most successful promotion. and Trevor McDermot … Continue reading

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