Tag Archives: Manchester – Blackpool

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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Reminiscences One : Dave Evans looks back

It’s fitting that Dave Evans, our indefatigible Chair, should be the first to share his memories in what we hope will be a series of revelations in the coming weeks, even months. Dave has been at the heart of holding … 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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