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1964 George Beecham competes in the London to Brighton Walk

September 5th. George Beecham takes welcome refreshment from attendant Cyril Yescombe. The 53 miles event was only George's second race of the year but he used his many years of experience to move through from 14th to 8th over the last 20 miles, only just missing out on 7th by a few yards. His time: 9 hrs. 16 mins. 45 secs. The Belgrave team took silver medals behind Surrey Walking Club and ahead of Woodford Green AC.