Ilford AC Walking Section  

Jul 292013

OVER 4 DECADES ON – THE MEDALS KEEP COMING Ilford AC Life member BOB DOBSON, lived up to his status as an evergreen 50 Kilometres expert on a hot Saturday in Coventry when clinching a hard earned National bronze medal in the ultra-distance event. Former European and Commonwealth Games representative Dobson’s 1st National medal was a gold one in the same Championship event at East Ewell in 1970 – and 43 years later he’s still being called onto the presentation podium. The distance, 31 miles and 121 yards, to those unfamiliar with metric measurements is the longest athletics event in the Olympics – being 5 miles further than a marathon. It’s a killer event at the best of times, but …Read More