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42nd Radley Good Friday Walk

25 March 2005


And they’re off! The start of the 42nd Radley Good Friday Walk

The Radley Good Friday Charity Walk from the Bowyer Arms in Radley to Oxford and back, a distance of 12.5 miles, took place in its 42nd year on 25 March 2005 and attracted 32 entrants. The weather was fine and dry; some cloud at the start with the sun breaking through later. The temperature rose to a comfortable 16°C, ideal for both participants and spectators.


Chris Dales approaching the finish line
to win the 42nd Good Friday Walk

The event was won by Chris Dales (above) in 2 hours 10 minutes 32 seconds, followed 39 seconds later by Mark WestPeter Wiblin, who won the event for the fifth successive time in 2004, came in third about 3 minutes behind the leader.

The women’s walk was won by Lorraine ChapmanViv Setchell and Sarah Lloyd who finished together.

The Triangle Walk had over a 100 entrants and was won by Rachell Wood.


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The start line shortly before the start of therace. A last-minute entrant arrives in style.
Under starter’s orders. Chris Gasson (left) prepares to give the ‘go’.
GFW05_IGP0921Chris Dales and Mark West (right) amble along in the lead at the start, closely followed by Peter Wiblin in full stride.
  Mark West crosses the finish line in second place.


Click on one of the following links to download and view a pdf slideshow of part of the event

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