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50th Radley Good Friday Walk

29 March 2013

 
The 2013 race marked the 50th anniversary of an event that first took place in 1963. The occasion was not marked by a particularly high turnout, no doubt on account of the very cold weather during one of the coldest Marches on record. After a hard frost the night before, the 50th anniversary event did take place in glorious sunshine, but a chilly easterly breeze took the edge off any warmth there might have been.
 

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The start of the 51st race, marking the 50th anniversary of the original event.

 

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Contestants undertake either the full or half course.
Those in front look like they intend going all the way.

 

11th Radley Triangle 2013

 
For younger participants and those who favoured a shorter walk, there was the popular Radley Triangle – down over the railway bridge to Lower Radley, around the Lower Radley loop and back.
 

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The start of the 11th Radley Triangle Walk,

 

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Even though it’s sunny, winter clothing and brisk walking were both necessary to keep warm.

 

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Those on wheels and four legs also took part.

 

50th anniversary Good Friday Walk:

 
Results (Last years position in brackets):
1st: Phillip Jeacock in 2 hours and 3 minutes (1)
2nd: Elizabeth Wiblin in 2 hours 4 minutes 48 seconds
3rd: Chris West in 2 hours 6 minutes 56 seconds (1)

7th Half Walk:

1st: James Marrodne in 1 hour 26 minutes 50 seconds
2nd: Archie Brew in 1 hour 30 minutes
3rd: Nick Brew in 1 hour 30 minutes 10 seconds

11th Radley Triangle:

approximately 30 entrants

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