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John Dowling RIP – Ireland and Sheffield’s Legendary Race Walker

The year was 1963. My first encounter with John came, sponge and drink in hand, at the Halfway House, Chorley, living up to its name on the road from Manchester to Blackpool. ‘Paddy’, as he was affectionately but problematically labelled … Continue reading

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Peter Ryan, a gentle giant of our sport, is in our thoughts

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 REST IN PEACE It saddens me to bring the news that Pete died in his sleep in the small hours of this morning. His presence will be sorely missed by the race walking community at home and … Continue reading

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The Northern Senior 10 miles : The Tables Turned 1967 – 69

A lovely article on Roland Hardy, Derbyshire Living Legend, rescued from the archives by Trevor and Linda McDermott  brought back to mind a significant  moment in the history of the Northern Ten and the Lancashire Walking Club. The Ten Miles … Continue reading

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