Tag Archives: Ron Wallwork

Part Three of Soles, Heels and Toes: Charlie Hatch’s tips and trips to the cobbler plus Tom Payne on the virtues of ‘Hixopad’ heels

Huge thanks to Ron Wallwork for this discovery. Ron’s personal Note: I think this piece is priceless. Its easy to forget that times were still hard for most people and value for money by way of durability, influenced most purchases. … Continue reading

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Part One of Soles, Heels and Toes : Ron Wallwork remembers the shoes he wore

Ron begins: Race Walking Footwear  After seeing my first walking race at Manchester’s White City stadium in 1957 and dabbling with the event over the following year I drifted into the discipline. The Bolton Harriers’ Hon. Secretary Frank Morris, who … Continue reading

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The Enfield Race Walking League goes Virtual and welcomes entries

A week or so ago Ron Wallwork put out a feeler to the Enfield League race walking community, asking if , given the continued COVID restrictions, there would be support for a Virtual Series over the coming months. The response … Continue reading

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Paul Nihill RIP: One of the Greats of the Golden Era

It is more than fitting to open this tribute to the legendary Paul Nihill with these words from our own inspirational Ron Wallwork. Paul was the last of the Golden Era Greats* to pass on. His titles and list of … Continue reading

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Sincere thanks to Ron Wallwork for his latest historical offering LANCASHIRE WALKING CLUB: OUR TEAM SUCCESS ON THE NATIONAL STAGE             On the club Website in mid August Tony Taylor made reference to 1970 and how successful that year was … Continue reading

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Ron Wallwork interviewed – his humanity shines through

Sincere thanks to Dave Ainsworth for pointing me towards this fascinating and revealing interview with a club legend, Ron Wallwork. I remain proud and privileged to have been one of his closest training partners in the late 1960s and early … Continue reading

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Lancashire Walking Club: Looking Back 1942/43

We’re really chuffed to receive this intriguing historical piece from Ron Wallwork. Hopefully it’s the first of many! Ron writes: Lancashire Walking Club Looking Back – 1942/43 As something of interest to do during Lockdown I started to delve into … Continue reading

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RON’S RECOLLECTIONS ONE – The Journey to the Glory Days

I’ve been remiss in not using immediately a number of recollections from Ron Wallwork, who was the key figure in the transformation of the club’s fortunes in the 1960s and 70s. To set the ball rolling here is a collage … Continue reading

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John Constandinou and Helen Elleker are pledged to overseeing the continuation of the ‘World’ Virtual Series League, for which we are very grateful. The weekly distance will remain at 2 kilometres. It’s never too late to join in either by … Continue reading

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An emotional AGM as Fred Pearce ‘retires’

The 111th Lancashire Walking Club AGM witnessed a heartfelt and humbling occasion. Dogged by ill-health Fred Pearce, the club’s ‘Jack of all trades’ and pivotal personality, was stepping down from his roles as President, Chairman and Treasurer. In his address, … Continue reading

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