Tag Archives: Ron Wallwork

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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A Lancashire Legend: Ron Wallwork strides to his 80th

My best-laid plans thwarted. I intended to post a personal reminiscence this evening celebrating the inspirational impact of Ron Wallwork on the life of the Lancashire Walking Club – from the late 50s through to the mid-1970s. It was half-finished. … Continue reading

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Our Essex friends look forward to Ron Wallwork’s 80th!

In advance of our own memories of Ron Wallwork on the eve of his 80th birthday it is revealing to post this tribute paid to him by Dave Ainsworth. It is to be found in the Essex Walker and illustrates … Continue reading

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THE MARCH ‘JACK SANKEY’ VIRTUAL 3 KILOMETRES

I’m delighted to feature this month Jack Sankey, who in the late 50s and early 60s was a rival to the up and coming Ron Wallwork and a star in my eyes. At the time Leigh Harriers Athletic Club hosted … Continue reading

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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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LANCASHIRE WALKING CLUB: OUR TEAM SUCCESS ON THE NATIONAL STAGE

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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