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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.


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



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.


The start of the 11th Radley Triangle Walk,



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



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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