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REMINISCENCES 7 – Roy Gunnett remembers Harold Whitlock, Don Thompson, Phil Embleton and much more

What prompted you to take up race walking?  When and where was your first race? The main prompt for me to take up race walking was watching some walking races at Crystal Palace in the late 60’s and early 1970’s … Continue reading

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Roy Gunnett and Ian Hilditch, the winners at Chorley

GOODWIN CUP 1OK, CHORLEY, AUGUST 17 (Race Permit RWA 9032-1) Roy Gunnett reports: The turnout for this race was down on usual for a number of reasons, including Adrian Edwards and Sailash Shah taking part in the IOM 100 miles … 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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Dave Crompton, Lancashire Walking Club stalwart [1964 – 2018] RIP

Louise Whaite writes: ‘ It is with great sadness that I have to let you know that Dave died late last week in St Catherine’s Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer. The funeral will be held Friday 27th July at … Continue reading

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Bill Jackson 5K and Club AGM

Bill Jackson Trophy 5,000 metres, 3rd December 2016 at Simister : Race Permit RWA 6073-1A Roy Gunnett reports: There was a good turnout for the race of 18 walkers – these included 2 guest walkers (Glyn Jones from the Midlands … Continue reading

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Adrian and Roy gut it out to retain the 50k team trophy plus more results and important news

Adrian Edwards reports from the National 50 kilometres championship, where he almost pulled off a hat-trick of individual victories. Great respect to both Adrian and Roy for hanging in when things weren’t going their way. Frankly the out and back … 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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