Tag Archives: Manchester – Blackpool

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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Vic Murray RIP : An Inspirational Centurion

It was heartening to hear that there was a good turnout for Vic Murray’s funeral with Eric Horwill attending as President of the Centurions. Quiet and unassuming he was a much loved member of the club, always willing to help … Continue reading

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Maurice Ireland – on joining the ‘daft beggars’

We’ve received the following message from Maurice Ireland, which reveals two touching and humorous stories related to his entry into the ranks of the Lancashire Walking Club. As a past Chairman & President of LWC I join with all who … Continue reading

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Fred Pearce and Chris Bolton on the starting line together

Further to our tribute to Fred Pearce on becoming the RWA President here is a lovely personal note from Chris Bolton, number 17 in the above photo, of which more later. Many congratulations to Fred on becoming RWA President, an … Continue reading

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