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1955 Birmingham Walking Club's Outer Circle 25 miles

July 9th. The race started outside Aston Villa FC's Ground and the course circled the city of Birmingham. George Beecham was 6th in 3:57:21, George Checkley 7th, Hugh McGreechan (6) 9th and Cyril Yescombe (5), a newcomer to distance walking, was 27th. Jack Goswell, team manager, general factotum, and on this occasion 'attendant', is on his bicycle to the right; his verbal efforts to encourage the lads into the prizes resulted in a barrage of abuse - but they made it to third team spot.