Tag Archives: Lancashire Walking Club

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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Jam Butties – the key to victory!

Imagine, if you will, what seemed to be the set for a new TV series situated in a picturesque North Yorkshire village – technicolour bunting swaying in the breeze above a classic village green; anxious volunteers wrestling with trestle tables … Continue reading

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YORKSHIRE R W C FESTIVAL OF WALKING, MAY 29

This should be a great day. Brass band on the green – my dad, Alf of both the Bedford Church band and Lancashire Walking Club would have been chuffed, spurred on to a PB, I reckon. As consolation for missing … Continue reading

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