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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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VIRTUAL LEAGUE SERIES 2K WEEK 9 – THE LANCASHIRE/SCOTIA RIVALRY CONTINUES

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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The origins of the Northern Winter League – next one on January 28 and RIP Mike Nicholson

The fifth race in this season’s series of Northern Winter League races is to be held on Sunday, January 28 at Drighlington, start 11.00 a.m. Credit is due to the Yorkshire Walking Club for keeping the Winter League tradition alive and … Continue reading

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Memories of Leicester and Lancashire

More by luck than accident, I was chuffed to find myself in the splendid grounds of Abbey Park for the celebration of Leicester Walking Club’s 90th anniversary, organised in conjunction with the Jim Sharlott 10k Open and BMAF 10k championships … 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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45 Years On – Celebrating Ron Wallwork’s UK 2 Hour Record

Ahead of this coming Saturday’s 2 hour track race celebrating Ron’s UK record find below the report I wrote for the September 1971 edition of the Race Walking Record. I’ve taken the opportunity, 45 years on, to correct a number … Continue reading

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Norman Walsh, Legendary Maker of Race Walking Shoes – RIP

Tributes to the late Norman Walsh, who died last week at the age of 82, have stressed his remarkable career as an innovative maker of sports shoes. The Walsh web site notes: Starting his career at JW Foster in 1945 at … Continue reading

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