British Skating Legends

Unsung heroes of British roller speed skating

 European Championships
 Combined World & European Championships
 World Championships
1930 - ANVERS, BELGIUM - ROAD
  
It is believed that the British federation did not send a representation
1935 - MONZA, ITALY - ROAD
  
It is believed that the British federation did not send a representation
1936 - STUTTGART, GERMANY - TRACK
Men500m1000m1500m2000m3000m5000m1000m20000m
W.C.Ross1 
H.Wilkinson11 
J.Reed111
  
Team Management:Albert E. Lamb      
1937 - MONZA, ITALY - ROAD
  
It is believed that the British federation did not send a representation
1938 - LONDON, ENGLAND - TRACK - 18 to 20 April
Men500m1000m1500m5000m10000m20000m 
H.Wilkinson1 
W.C.Ross311 
A.W.Cooper1 
L.Gillett (Reserve) 
  
Team MangementAlbert E. Lamb
1938 - FERRARA, ITALY - ROAD - 20 to 21 September
  
It is believed that the British federation did not send a representation
1948 - MONFALCONE, ITALY - ROAD - 11 to 12 September
Men1000m KO5000m10000m20000m 
A.Martin81075 
S.Hartigan1181311 
R.E.Halford14712 
  
Team Management: 
1949 - FERRARA, ITALY - ROAD - 3 to 4 September
Men1000m KO5000m10000m20000m 
D.A.McDonald-Brown68169 
D.F.Hill77710 
R.E.Halford1218912 
  
Team Management:J.F.Weatherburn
1949 - LISBON, PORTUGAL - TRACK - 6 to 10 December
Men1000m KO5000m10000m20000mRelay  
D.F.Hill43421 
D.A.McDonald-Brown5=5331 
J.Reeves5=757 
  
Team ManagementJ.F.Weatherburn
1951 - MONFALCONE, ITALY - ROAD - 1 to 2 September
Men1000m KO5000m10000m20000m 
D.F.Hill3 
D.A.McDonald-Brown 
R.Coopey 
J. Reeves (Reserve) 
  
Team ManagementJ.F.Weatherburn
The 1952 World Championships were due to be held in Barcelona, Spain on the road.  The event was cancelled at short notice resulting in a number of nations complaining and regulations being adopted whereby Associations who defaulted in this way in future would be liable to certain penalties
1953 - LIDO VENEZIA, ITALY - ROAD - 19 to 20 September
Men1000m KO5000m10000m20000m 
P.Wimble4 
D.F.Hill112413 
L.Woodley1331515 
K.Rawlings151612 
Women500m KO5000m10000m 
P.Kirkham454 
D.Aspley746 
M.Worrall1065 
P.Harris (Reserve) 
  
Team Management:Albert E. Lamb
 George W. Lord 
  
This was the first World Champioonships to include women    
1954 - BARI, ITALY - TRACK - 23 to 24 October     
Men1000m KO5000m10000m20000mRelay  
A.Cattee12133 
D.F.Hill1314147 
G.Wright11111133 
K.Rawlings128 
Women500m KO5000m10000m 
J.Rawlings463 
P.Harris547 
P.Kirkham655 
  
Team Management:Albert E. Lamb
1956 - BARCELONA, SPAIN - TRACK - 10 to 13 October
Men1000m KO5000m10000m20000mRelay 
G.Stead43443 
L.Woodley6238 
L.Eason11104(Skated for Germany in Relay)
G.Wright253 
J.Whatley (Reserve) 
Women500m KO5000m10000m 
P.Harris332 
  
Team Management:Albert E. Lamb
1957 - PALERMO, ITALY - ROAD - 7 to 8 September
  
Great Britain did not send a team to these Championships due to ".....the apparent absence of a suitable outdoor surface in London or the provinces on which skaters could undertake training prior to selection in the team, the short notice received of the events taking place and the considerable expense that would have to be borne in travel to the venue".

Roller Speed Committee - Annual Report 1957


1958 - FINALE LIGURE, ITALY - ROAD - 6 to 7 September
Men1000m KO5000m10000m20000m 
D.Kelly23210 
L.Eason4812 
G.Wright1112129 
D.Stafford18 
Women500m KO5000m10000m 
B.Woodley779 
J.Rawlings91010 
P.Harris1198 
  
Team Management:Donald A.Macdonald-Brown
1960 - WETTEREN, BELGIUM - ROAD - 10 to 11 September    
Men1000m KO5000m10000m20000m 
L.EasonWithdrew17 
D.KellyWithdrew142 
R.May7 
L.WoodleyWithdrewDNF6 
G.Stead (Reserve) 
Women500m KO5000m10000m 
C.P.Barnett8 
C.RonaldsonWithdrew 
P.Harris810 
B.WoodleyWithdrew3 
  
Team Management:Albert E. Lamb 
  
As a result of Leo Easons declasification to last place in the 5000m and then a disputed decision involving Barbara Woodley in the ladies 500m knock-outs, the following statement was made by the Roller Speed Committee:
"The occasion was a most unsatisfactory one for the British party of competitors and Officials, and in several instances there were deficiencies in organisation and which, when brought to notice, were not rectified.........Added to the many incidences of mismanagement and wrong decisions to which attention was drawn, Mr.Lamb felt obliged to withdraw the British team from its engagement, action which had the approval of the British skaters and several other experienced speed skaters from this country".

Roller Speed Committee - Annual Report 1960
1961 - VOLTREGA, ITALY - TRACK - 24 to 25 June     
  
See Roller Speed Committee - Annual Report for 1961 - below    
1961 - GUJAN MESTRAS, FRANCE - ROAD - 12 to 13 August    
  
"Two International events in Roller Speed Skating....took place during the past season for which no British skaters were entered in sustantiation of the Roller Speed Committee's view strongly held, of the deficiencies in the organisation of the World Championships held on road in Belgium in 1960, and as referred to in the previous year's Report".

Roller Speed Committee - Annual Report 1961
1962 - LIDO VENEZIA, ITALY - TRACK - 8 to 9 September    
Men1000m KO5000m10000m20000mRelay 
L.Eason511185 
R.May4954 
D.Kelly61085 
L.Woodley8634 
Women500m KO3000m5000m 
C.Ronaldson214 
B.Woodley4511 
P.Harris512 
C.P.Barnett65 
  
Team Management:Henry Crystall      
1963 - NANTES, FRANCE - ROAD - 7 to 8 September     
Men1000m KO5000m10000m20000m 
L.Eason22116 
D.Kelly1151715 
R.May151114 
D.Reynolds13 
Women500m KO3000m5000m 
C.Ronaldson6119 
C.P.Barnett10710 
  
Team Management:Henry Crystall      
1964 - MADRID, SPAIN - ROAD - 19 to 20 September     
Men1000m KO5000m10000m20000mRelay 
L.Eason1412613 
W.Sharman197148 
R.Hawkes15129 
L.T.Horner13209 
Women500m KO3000m5000m 
C.Ronaldson489 
C.P.Barnett877 
  
Team Management:Henry Crystall 
 Mrs. Violet Bygrave      
1965 - WETTEREN, BELGIUM - ROAD - 3 to 4 July     
Men1000m KO5000m10000m20000mRelay 
L.Eason715 
D.Kelly208961 
R.May1621118 
W.Sharman1251 
Women500m KO3000m5000m 
C.P.Barnett867 
D.Nash14139 
C.Ronaldson51012 
  
Team Management:Henry Crystall 
 George Livermore      
1965 - SIRACUSE, ITALY - TRACK - 18 to 19 September    
Men1000m KO5000m10000m20000mRelay 
L.Eason101074 
R.May124533 
R.Hawkes104 
W.Sharman166423 
Women500m KO3000m5000m 
C.P.Barnett533 
C.Ronaldson31111 
  
Team Management:Henry Crystall 
 Mrs. Violet Bygrave      
1966 - MAR DEL PLATA, ARGENTINA - ROAD - 24 to 25 April    
      
"....the cost of travel to such a distant part and a few other factors did not make it possible for British skaters to participate".

Roller Speed Committee - Annual Report 1966

There were no World Championships for women in 1966 - this was a men only event
1967 - INZELL, GERMANY - TRACK - 2 to 3 September     
Men1000m KO5000m10000m20000mRelay 
J.Folley3817193 
R.Hawkes47 
W.Sharman65243 
D.F.Blake97 
Women500m KO3000m5000m  
P.Eason (Harris)245 
C.Ronaldson314 
C.P.Barnett1087 
K.Smith12 
  
Team Management:Bob Halford      
1967 - BARCELONA, SPAIN - 16 to 17 December     
Women500m KO3000m5000mRelay  
C.P.Barnett2431 
P.Harris3681 
C.Ronaldson10 
  
Team Mangement:Mrs. Violet Bygrave 
 Mrs. Miriam Cooper 
  
There were no World Championships for men in 1967 - this was a women only event  
1968 - MONTECCHIO (VICENZA), ITALY - ROAD - 14 to 15 September   
Men500m TT1000m KO5000m10000m20000mRelay 
M.McGeough5168165 
W.Sharman1161215 
L.Eason152511 
J.Folley13765 
Women500m TT500m KO3000m5000m 
C.Ronaldson6111211 
P.Harris8141412 
C.P.Barnett1013913 
  
Team Management:Henry Crystall      
1969 - MAR DEL PLATA, ARGENTINA - TRACK - 6 to 8 December    
Men500m TT1000m KO5000m10000m20000mRelay 
J.Folley56 123 
J.E.Fry41564 
M.McGeough991084 
W.Sharman152=493 
  
Team Management:Bob Halford 
  
There were no World Championships for women in 1969 - this was a men only event  

 

 

 

2003 - SCALTENIGO, ITALY - TRACK - 27 to 29 July     
Men300m TT500m1000m10000m P15000m ERelay 
C.Stafford222813=18209 
V.Henry32151926279 
N.McKenzie13=25299 
  
Team Management:John E. Fry      
2003 - PADUA, ITALY - ROAD - 31 July to 3 August     
Men300m TT500m5000m P20000m ERelayMarathon 
C.Stafford263220178DNF 
V.Henry233334278DNF 
N.McKenzie2726850 
  
Team Management:John E. Fry      
2003 - BARQUISIMETO, VENEZUELA - TRACK - 2 to 4 November    
Men300m TT500m1000m10000m P15000m ERelay 
C.Stafford363125No team 
V.Henry272327 
  
Team Management:John C. Fry 
Technical AdvisorJohn E. Fry      
2003 - BARQUISIMETO, VENEZUELA - ROAD - 6 to 9 November    
Men200m T/T500m5000m20000m ERelayMarathon 
C.Stafford3515=32No teamDNF 
V.Henry242315=33DNF 
  
Team Management:John C. Fry 
Technical AdvisorJohn E. Fry      
2004 - HEERDE, HOLLAND - TRACK - 1 to 3 August     
Men300m TT500m1000m5000m P15000m ERelay 
L.Flack317 
V.Henry182113227 
C.Stafford27247 
B.Gaskin2931 
  
Team Management:Ms. Carolyn Bright 
Technical Advisor:John E. Fry      
2004 - GRONINGEN, HOLLAND - ROAD - 5 to 7 August     
Men200m TT500m10000m P20000m ERelayMarathon 
L.Flack687 
V.Henry2215332710 
C.Stafford322610 
B.Gaskin383510 
  
Team Management:Ms. Carolyn Bright 
Technical Advisor:John E. Fry      
2004 - L'AQUILA, ITALY - TRACK - 4 to 6 September     
Men300m TT500m1000m10000m P15000m ERelay 
V.Henry40252439DNF 
L.Flack23DNF 
Y.Ka Hei41434341DNF 
  
Team Management:Ms. Carolyn Bright 
Technical Advisor:John E. Fry      
2004 - SULMONA, ITALY - ROAD - 8 - 10 September     
Men200m T/T500m5000m20000m ERelayMarathon 
V.Henry29194336No team72 
Y.Ka Hei48486256113 
L.FlackDeselected from the team after disagreement with Team Management
  
Team Management:Ms. Carolyn Bright 
Technical Advisor:John E. Fry      
2005 - JUTERBOG, GERMANY - TRACK - 1 to 4 August     
Men300m TT500m1000m10000m PE15000m ERelay 
V.Henry15182329No team 
  
Team Management:Ms. Carolyn Bright 
Technical Advisor:John E. Fry 
  
The track racing was scheduled to finish on 3rd August with 4th August being the rest day, however, due to inclement weather conditions the track events had to be re-scheduled to include a fourth day of competition.  Although this did not affect GB directly, the Italian team had to gain special permission to field their road team on the fourth day as the track team were booked to return to Italy on 4th August.
2005 - JUTERBOG - GERMANY - ROAD - 5 to 7 August     
Men200m TT500m10000m P20000m ERelayMarathon 
V.Henry18223129No team58 
  
Team Management:Ms. Carolyn Bright 
Technical Advisor:John E. Fry      
2005 - SUZHOU, CHINA - TRACK - 26 to 28 August     
Men300m TT500m1000m10000m P15000m ERelay 
V.Henry22??1833No team 
Y.Ka Hei30??323941 
  
Team Management:John E. Fry 
 Ms. Carolyn Bright      
2005 - SUZHOU, CHINA - ROAD - 30 August to 2 September    
Men200m T/T500m10000m P20000m ERelayMarathon 
V.Henry20183228No team49 
Y.Ka Hei3233DNF 
  
Team Management:John E. Fry 
 Ms. Carolyn Bright      
2006 - CASSANO D'ADDA, ITALY - TRACK - 24 to 26 July    
Men300m TT500m1000m10000m PE15000m ERelay 
V.Henry154136 
C.Stafford231922266 
G.Pollock252529276 
  
Team Management:John E. Fry      
2006 - CASSANO D'ADDA, ITALY - ROAD - 29 to 31 July    
Men200m TT500m10000m P20000m ERelayMarathon 
V.Henry182327No team70 
C.Stafford29332569 
G.PollockInjured in training and could not take part 
  
Team Management:John E. Fry      
2006 - ANYANG, SOUTH KOREA - TRACK - 2 to 4 September    
Men300m TT500m1000m10000m PE15000m ERelay 
V.Henry24291933DNQ 
C.Stafford32Disq. 
G.Pollock51DNQ 
Y.Ka Hei323139DNQ 
  
Team Management:John E. Fry      
  
2006 - ANYANG, SOUTH KOREA - ROAD - 6 to 9 September    
Men200m T/T500m10000m P20000m ERelayMarathon 
V.Henry241840??69 
C.StaffordReturned home for personal reasons 
G.Pollock4447???? 
Y.Ka Hei343341???? 
  
Team Management:John E. Fry      
2007 - ESTARREJA, PORTUGAL - TRACK - 23 to 25 July    
Men300m TT500m1000m10000m PE15000m ERelay 
V.Henry1818199 
Y.Ka Hei272933=329 
C.Stafford2833=309 
G.Pollock3533 
Women300m500m1000m10000m PE15000m ERelay 
A.Geen2528262828No team 
  
Team Management:John E. Fry      
2007 - OVAR, PORTUGAL - ROAD - 27 to 29 July     
Men200m TT500m10000m P20000m ERelayMarathon 
V.Henry21133769 
Y.Ka Hei32243677 
C.Stafford36 
G.Pollock3138 64 
H.Brown34 58 
Women200m500m10000m P15000m ERelayMarathon 
A.Geen24272927No team42 
  
Team Management:John E. Fry      
2007 - CALI, COLOMBIA - TRACK - 18 to 20 August     
Men300m TT500m1000m10000m PE15000m ERelay 
V.Henry353840DNQ 
C.Stafford5035=42DNQ 
G.Pollock35=51DNQ 
  
Team Management:John E. Fry      
  
2007 - CALI, COLOMBIA - ROAD - 22 to 25 August     
Men200m T/T500m10000m P20000m ERelayMarathon 
V.Henry333447 
C.Stafford463694 
G.Pollock5251 
H.Brown?? 
S.Davis60 
  
Team Management:John E. Fry      
2008 - GERA, GERMANY - TRACK - 20 to 23 July     
Men300m TT500m1000m10000m PE15000m ERelay 
V.Henry20181910 
D.Ibbotson333528 
C.Ampaduh343635 
H.Brown343310 
G.Pollock3332 
J.Ashby212710 
Women300m500m1000m10000m PE10000m ERelay 
T.Gibson2217No team 
  
Team Management:Andy Porker      
2008 - GERA, GERMANY - ROAD - 24 to 27 July     
Men200m TT500m10000m P20000m ERelayMarathon 
V.Henry151636 
D.Ibbotson363775 
C.Ampaduh373588 
H.Brown39391380 
G.Pollock36411373 
J.Ashby25361358 
S.Davis79 
Women200m500m10000m P15000m ERelayMarathon 
T.Gibson2424No teamMissed start in error 
  
Team Management:Andy Porker      
2008 - GIJON, SPAIN - TRACK - 4 to 6 September     
Men300m TT500m1000m10000m PE15000m ERelay 
V.Henry27383518 
M.Price4549504918 
G.Pollock475418 
  
Team Management:Andy Porker      
2008 - GIJON, SPAIN - ROAD-  8 to 12 September     
Men200m T/T500m10000m P20000m ERelayMarathon 
V.Henry53??48531484 
M.Price423014119 
G.Pollock53501485 
H.Brown88 
Women200m50m10000m P20000m ERelayMarathon 
T.Gibson34No team65 
  
Team Management:Andy Porker      
2009 - OSTENDE, BELGIUM - TRACK - 30 July to 2 August    
Men300m TT500m1000m10000m PE15000m ERelay 
V.Henry20203231No team 
G.Pollock413337 
  
Team Management:Mark Simnor      
2009 - OSTENDE, BELGIUM - ROAD - 4 to 8 August     
Men200m TT500m10000m P20000m ERelayMarathon 
V.Henry18203331No team66 
G.Pollock41414174 
Women200m500m10000m P15000m ERelayMarathon 
T.GibsonNo team35 
  
Team Management:Mark Simnor      
2009 - HAINING, CHINA - TRACK - 18 to 20 September     
Men300m TT500m1000m10000m PE15000m ERelay 
V.Henry283637No team 
Y.Ka Hei324538 
  
Team Management:Mark Simnor      
2009 - HAINING, CHINA - ROAD - 23 to 26 September     
Men200m T/T500m10000m P20000m ERelayMarathon 
V.Henry2515No team81 
  
Team Management:Mark Simnor      
2010 - SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO, ITALY - TRACK - 29 July to 1 August   
Men300m TT500m1000m10000m PE15000m ERelay 
M.Cardell-Williams29273333=26No team 
J.Martinez32293633=28 
  
Team Management:Mark Simnor      
2010 - SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO, ITALY - ROAD - 1 to 3 August   
Men200m TT500m10000m P20000m ERelayMarathon 
M.Cardell-Williams30313636No teamDNF 
J.Martinez3236373939 
  
Team Management:Mark Simnor      
2010 - GUARNE, COLOMBIA - TRACK - 22 to 24 October    
  
Great Britain did not send a team to these Championships due to no skaters or management being available for selection
2010 - GUARNE, COLOMBIA - ROAD - 26 to 29 October     
  
See notes above
2011 - HEERDE, HOLLAND - TRACK - 30 July to 1 August    
Men300m TT500m1000m10000m PE15000m ERelay 
D.Ibbotson2322282928No team 
  
Team Management:Daniel Ibbotson      
2011 - ZWOLLE, HOLLAND - ROAD - 3 to 6 August     
Men200m TT500m10000m P20000m ERelayMarathon 
D.Ibbotson212428??60 
Women200m500m10000m P15000m ERelayMarathon 
A.Geen     27 
  
Team Management:Daniel Ibbotson      
2011 - YEOSU, SOUTH KOREA - TRACK - 30 August to 1 September   
Men300m TT500m1000m10000m PE15000m ERelay 
Y.Ka Hei43314648No team 
  
Delegate:Yuen Ka Hei      
2011 - YEOSU, SOUTH KOREA - ROAD - 3 to 5 September    
Men200m T/T500m10000m P20000m ERelay  
Y.Ka Hei34  44No team   
  
Delegate:Yuen Ka Hei      
2012 - SZEGED, HUNGARY - TRACK - 23 to 28 July     
         
Due to the lack of suitable domestic skaters the British federation was not in a position to send a representative team to this event
2012 - ASCOLI PICENO, ITALY - TRACK - 8 to 10 September    
         
Due to the lack of suitable domestic skaters the British federation was not in a position to send a representative team to this event
2012 - SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO, ITALY - ROAD - 12 to 15 September   
         
See notes above
2013 - ALMERE, HOLLAND - TRACK - 29 June to 3 July     
         
Due to the lack of suitable domestic skaters the British federation was not in a position to send a representative team to this event
2013 - ALMERE, HOLLAND - TRACK - 4 to 6 July     
  
See notes above
2013 - OSTENDE, BELGIUM - TRACK - 23 to 25 August     
Men300m T/T500m1000m10000m PE15000m ERelay 
V.Henry413727DNQNo team 
  
Team Management:Mark Simnor 
 Sharon Tongue      
2013 - OSTENDE, BELGIUM - ROAD - 27 to 31 August     
Men200m T/T500m10000m P20000m ERelayMarathon 
V.Henry3642No team86 
  
Team Management:Mark Simnor 
 Sharon Tongue      
2014 - GEISINGEN, GERMANY - TRACK - 28 to 30 July     
Men300m TT500m1000m10000m PE15000m ERelay 
M.Roman2426333131No team 
  
Team Management:Sharon Tongue      
2014 - GEISINGEN, GERMANY - ROAD - 31 July to 3 August    
Men200m TT500m10000m P20000m ERelayMarathon 
M.Roman19273534No team34 
  
Team Management:Sharon Tongue      
2014 - ROSARIO, ARGENTINA - TRACK - 8 to 10 November    
  
Great Britain did not send a team to these Championships due to no skaters or management being available for selection
2014 - ROSARIO, ARGENTINA - ROAD - 12 to 15 November    
  
See notes above
2015 - WORGL, AUSTRIA - TRACK - 20 to 22 July     
  
Due to the lack of suitable domestic skaters or willing participants in the required age groups the British federation was not in a position to send a representative team to this event
2015 - INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA - ROAD - 24 to 25 July     
  
See notes above
2015 - KAOHSIUNG, CHINESE TAIPEI - TRACK - 15 to 17 November   
         
Great Britain did not send a team to these Championships due to no skaters or management being available for selection
2015 - KAOHSIUNG, CHINESE TAIPEI - ROAD - 19 to 22 November    
  
See notes above
2016 - HEERDE, HOLLAND - TRACK - 24 to 26 July     
  
Due to the lack of suitable domestic skaters or willing participants in the required age groups the British federation was not in a position to send a representative team to this event
2016 - HEERDE, HOLLAND - ROAD - 28 to 30 July     
  
See notes above
2016 - NANJING, CHINA - 11 to 13 September     
         
Great Britain did not send a team to these Championships due to no skaters or management being available for selection
2016 - NANJING, CHINA - 14 to 18 September     
  
See notes above