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  • 1991 BC Tatem Park - 6 and 7 July
    by John C. Fry on January 9, 2020 at 3:41 PM
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    Footage of the British Championships held at Tatem Park, London on the 6th and 7th July 1991. In the mens Errol Spence was dominant in the sprints whilst the North London team dominated the distance events. Kathy Smith made a clean sweep of the ladies.

  • 1990 Zandvoorde International
    by John C. Fry on January 9, 2020 at 3:22 PM
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    Races from the 1990 Zandvoorde International

  • 1989 Zandvoorde International
    by John C. Fry on January 9, 2020 at 3:20 PM
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    Races from the 1989 Zandvoorde International

  • 1989 Evergem Inyternational
    by John C. Fry on January 9, 2020 at 2:55 PM
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    Races from the 1989 Evergem International in Belgium.

  • 1989 Birmingham Wheels - 24 September
    by John C. Fry on January 9, 2020 at 2:50 PM
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    An end of season event hosted by the Birmingham Wheels club at the Birmingham Wheels Adventure Park on 24th September 1989.

  • 1989 Alexandra Palace International - 2-...
    by John C. Fry on January 9, 2020 at 2:47 PM
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    Races from the Alexandra Palace International event held at Tatem Park on 2nd and 3rd September 1989. The event saw the likes of Germany's world gold medallist, Petra Raiss as well as European medallist Glen Focke from Belgium take on Britain's elite.

  • 1989 BC Tatem Park - 1-2 July
    by John C. Fry on January 8, 2020 at 5:37 PM
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    The 1989 British Championships at Tatem Park, London on 1st and 2nd July. Day 1 - Ashley Harlow wins his last British title, the 300 metres TT. On Day 2 he takes a tumble in the 5000 metres and never skates competitively again. Lisa Smith makes it a clean sweep in the senior ladies whilst in the mens Marriott and Fry Junior do battle in the distances with the Londoner coming out on top.

  • 1989 Herne Bay Flyers - Westbrook Lane -...
    by John C. Fry on January 8, 2020 at 5:11 PM
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    Races from the Herne Bay Flyers event held on Westbrook Lane track on 25th June 1989. Simon Davis wins the mens 5000 metres on the line and Bidhan Roy dominates Category 2.

  • 1989 Birmingham Wheels - 11 June
    by John C. Fry on January 8, 2020 at 5:08 PM
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    Races from the Birmingham Wheels event at the Birmingham Wheels Adventure Park on 11th June 1989. On this day a certain Steve Thompson won the Category 6 400 metres event. 14 years later he would be a rugby World Cup winner with England.

  • 1989 NSA - Tatem Park - 4th June
    by John C. Fry on January 8, 2020 at 3:56 PM
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    Races from the NSA event on 4th June 1989 at Tatem Park. Tony Marriott and Ashley Harlow continue their battle in Category 1 whilst Lisa Smith wins the Vi Kirby Handicap Championship (the famous trophy having since gone missing - so anyone who has it - please hand it back to FISS - thanks)

  • 1989 Various GB events - April / May
    by John C. Fry on January 8, 2020 at 3:02 PM
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    (1) Footage of the Category 8 400 metres at Birmingham Wheels on 9th April 1989 (2) Footage of the Anglia Rollers event in Wisbech on 21st May (3) Footage from the Southend events at Tatem Park on 28th May

  • 1989 WG Karlsruhe - Germany - Road (Vide...
    by John C. Fry on January 8, 2020 at 2:28 PM
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    Official TV footage of the World Games in Karlsruhe, Germany. Lisa Smith and Tony Marriott qualified for the games after the 1988 World Championships. Watch Dante Muse lose a tooth when colliding with a spectator after one event. Supporting commentary by Mick McGeough.


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