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On Ron Wallwork’s 80th: A Personal Reminiscence

Weeks later than promised here is my personal contribution to celebrating Ron’s 80th. My first memory of Ron sees him striding stylishly towards me, already in the lead as the 1959 Northern Junior 10 miles championship unfolds. For my part, … Continue reading

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REMINISCENCES 11: CHRIS HARVEY, THE FASTEST EVER LWC ATHLETE

Following Ron Wallwork’s exploration of the club’s team successes at a national level and the barren years after the early 70s it is revealing to mark Chris Harvey’s individual victories in the Junior 10 kilometres in 1978 and Senior 10 … Continue reading

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REMINISCENCES 10: TONY ‘YOU’ll NEVER WALK’ MALONE REFLECTS AND REGRETS

Our Reminiscences Series returns with this welcome, revealing contribution from Tony Malone. I’ve not deleted his many unnecessary apologies to the reader. Hi Tony, herewith as requested is my athletics biography. Hope it isn’t too boring for everybody. I’d always … Continue reading

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REMINISCENCES 9: JOHN CANNELL ON MANY A MILE UNDERTAKEN, OFTEN AGAINST THE ODDS

The Isle of Man remains a stronghold of race walking. One ot its outstanding competitors across the years has been John Cannell, the victor at the inaugural RWA 100 miles championships in 1987. We are delighted to host his Race … Continue reading

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REMINISCENCES 8 – DENIS JACKSON LOOKS BACK OVER AN OUTSTANDING CAREER

Over recent years, when back for the occasional Northern event, I’ve often wondered if the people present knew that the the softly-spoken, unassuming bloke sat quietly in the corner is one of the great all-rounders in British Race Walking. His … Continue reading

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REMINISCENCES 3 ; Tony Bell looks back

Many thanks to Tony for the third in our series of reminiscences. What prompted you to take up race walking? When and where was your first race? I have been a runner since 1983, my running “style” has always been … 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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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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