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  • 1987 BC Tatem Park - 4 July
    by John C. Fry on January 5, 2020 at 10:26 AM
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    Day 1 of the British Championships at Tatem Park. Lisa Smith makes a clean sweep whilst Ashley Harlow and Tony Marriott are given a run for their money by Mark Tooke. Michael McInerney is dominant in the juniors but look out for Andy Ogiste taking bronze in the 1500 metres mens.

  • 1987 Wisbech Half Marathon - 29 March
    by John C. Fry on January 5, 2020 at 10:11 AM
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    Footage from the unofficial Wisbech Roller Skating Half Marathon held in conjunction with a local running half marathon. Look out for Leon Goodchild around 3:30 ad the sprint finish between Ronnie Bennett and Kevin Partridge.

  • 1987 Thruxton Roller Marathon
    by John C. Fry on January 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM
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    This unofficial event took place on the Thruxton Motor racing Circuit in 1987. Look out for an appearance by Frank Kitchener.

  • 1987 Alexandra Palace International - 14...
    by John C. Fry on January 5, 2020 at 8:49 AM
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    Races from the 1987 Alexandra Palace International held at Tatem Park on 14th June 1987. John Pelzers (New Zealand) is amongst the starters.

  • 1987 North London - Tatem Park - 7 June
    by John C. Fry on January 5, 2020 at 8:44 AM
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    Races from the North London event of 7th June 1987. John C. Fry wins the prestigious Clarke Trophy which his father had won no fewer than five previous occasions. His father, John E. Fry, would take 3rd in the race. Listen out for Greg Walsh showing his true colours as he comments on the skaters in the race from the sidelines.

  • 1987 Herne Bay Flyers - Westbrook Lane -...
    by John C. Fry on January 5, 2020 at 8:36 AM
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    Races from the Herne Bay Flyers event held at the Westbrook Lane track on 31st May 1987. Birmingham Wheels duo, Ian Ashby and John C. Fry take gold in the relay after Herne Bay and North London crash out (8:15), Tony Marriott fracturing his wrist in the process. Ashley Harlow and Lisa Smith stamp their individual authority.

  • 1987 Southend RSC - Southend Rink - 24 M...
    by John C. Fry on January 5, 2020 at 8:32 AM
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    The senior mens event which sees John C. Fry pitted against Tony Mariott. Both skaters come a cropper but it is Marriott quickest to regain his feet.

  • 1987 North London - Tatem Park - 17 May ...
    by John C. Fry on January 5, 2020 at 8:29 AM
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    Part 2 of the Jack Abrey Cup events held by North London at Tatem Park on 17th May 1987. With the track now dry the conclusion to find the overall winners continues.

  • 1987 North London - Tatem Park - 17 May ...
    by John C. Fry on January 5, 2020 at 8:25 AM
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    Part 1 of the Jack Abrey Cup events held by North London on 17th May 1987. This video footage is of the 3000 metres senior mens on a wet Tatem Park. Rain is a great leveller!

  • 1987 Alexandra Palace - Tatem Park - 10 ...
    by John C. Fry on January 5, 2020 at 8:14 AM
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    Races from the Alexandra Palace event held at Tatem Park on 10th May 1987. Tony Marriott continues to impress and Rohan Harlow takes his last ever domestic gold medal.

  • 1987 Birmingham Wheels - 3 May (Video 2)...
    by John C. Fry on January 5, 2020 at 7:43 AM
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    Part 2 of a wet and windy Sunday afternoon of racing at the Birmingham Wheels Park. Ashley Harlow and Tony Marriott share honours in a dead heat whilst 1963 World Champion, Danny Kelly, rolls back the years to take victory in the Veteran's 5000 metres.

  • 1987 Birmingham Wheels - 3 May (Video 1)...
    by John C. Fry on January 5, 2020 at 7:42 AM
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    Part 1 of a wet and windy Sunday afternoon of racing at the Birmingham Wheels Park. Ashley Harlow and Tony Marriott share honours in a dead heat whilst 1963 World Champion, Danny Kelly, rolls back the years to take victory in the Veteran's 5000 metres.


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