Life on the Run

Life on the Run

We had to make our way from Manchester to the venue at Stoke Park,
Birkenhead, and after staying in bed longer than ... at the prize giving I waited, not
really expecting to be selected, as the rules had always been very strict about
selection.

Author: Stan Eldon

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9780722345535

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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This is the story of one athlete of the 20th century and a record of the changing world of athletics during that period. It has been written because of the vast changes in sport, and athletics in particular, over a period of fifty or more years. There have been many changes but very few have brought about higher standards. Stanley Edward Eldon was born in the Royal Borough of Windsor on 1st May 1936. He grew up in Windsor during the Second World War, and during his time at Windsor County Boys' School he started his athletics career, running 880 yards and cross-country races. On leaving school he joined the Berkshire Constabulary as one of its first police cadets before his National Service call-up where he served in the Royal Military Police and became Army 3 mile champion. As a young runner from the age of sixteen years, he was ranked in the first three in the country at the one mile, and progressed by the time he was twenty years old to two World Best Performances for a junior at the 3 miles and 6 miles. After Military Service he rejoined the Berkshire Police as a constable where he further progressed his running career, including winning AAA Championships at both 3 and 6 miles; British records at 5 and 6 miles, as well as the 10,000 metres and International Cross-Country Champion (the forerunner of what are now the World Championships). He also won many international races on the track at various distances, as well as setting records in many road races. In 1961 he left the police and was the first athlete to start a retail sports business under his own name, and ran a successful sports business for over twenty-five years, which included introducing the first specialist road running shoes in this country. In 1983 he was instrumental in setting up the Reading Half Marathon, which for many years was, and still is, one of the largest and most successful events of its kind in the country. This 'hobby' eventually took over his life and more similar event organisation followed.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

On the Run TV s Top Fugitive Hunter Investigates the UK s Worst Unsolved Murders

On the Run   TV s Top Fugitive Hunter Investigates the UK s Worst Unsolved Murders

'And you lived to tell the tale? Don't push your luck.' Later that day I returned to
Manchester, and as I sat in a curry house eating alone my phone rang. It was Ray
Odaha. He was curious about me, so I explained myself and told him I was keen
 ...

Author: Peter Bleksley

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781786069559

Category: True Crime

Page: 300

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TV's top fugitive hunter investigates the UK's worst unsolved murders. Roughly ten per cent of all murders in the UK go unsolved. Here, Britain's top ex-undercover cop shines new light on cases up and down the country in search of answers. Peter Bleksley's life has been devoted to investigating. As an undercover detective for the Metropolitan Police and in his ability to get to the bottom of a case was legendary as he dealt with some of the world's most feared criminals. His success rate in solving murders as a serving officer was one hundred per cent. Using the investigative skills gained from decades of experience and access to archives and contacts in the force, Bleksley shines new light on investigations that ran aground, often despite extensive media coverage and police resources. Often he discovers glaring errors made by investigators and forensic teams that will shock many of the general public. Now a renowned policing and crime expert seen on the BBC and as the Chief on Channel 4's Hunted, Bleksley's knowledge and experience is peerless. On the Run is a comprehensive and fascinating investigation into murders of the most callous kind, finding the human story behind the headlines as he hunts down the killers on the run from justice.
Categories: True Crime

Einstein on the Run

Einstein on the Run

The physicist who approached Eddington was Ludwik Silberstein, author of The
Theory of Relativity, London: Macmillan, 1914. ... All England has been talking
about your theory 1 Dec. 1919, in Einstein ... An hour sitting with a pretty girl
Sayen: 130. though that would, no doubt Manchester Guardian, 10 June 1921.
Einstein ...

Author: Andrew Robinson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300234763

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 351

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The first account of the role Britain played in Einstein's life--first by inspiring his teenage passion for physics, then by providing refuge from the Nazis In autumn 1933, Albert Einstein found himself living alone in an isolated holiday hut in rural England. There, he toiled peacefully at mathematics while occasionally stepping out for walks or to play his violin. But how had Einstein come to abandon his Berlin home and go '"on the run"? In this lively account, Andrew Robinson tells the story of the world's greatest scientist and Britain for the first time, showing why Britain was the perfect refuge for Einstein from rumored assassination by Nazi agents. Young Einstein's passion for British physics, epitomized by Newton, had sparked his scientific development around 1900. British astronomers had confirmed his general theory of relativity, making him internationally famous in 1919. Welcomed by the British people, who helped him campaign against Nazi anti-Semitism, he even intended to become a British citizen. So why did Einstein then leave Britain, never to return to Europe?
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Gypsy Boy on the Run

Gypsy Boy on the Run

He wanted to come to Manchester to live as soon as he could. It was easy to see
that Leigh was made for a place like this. He was just about the most handsome,
trendy, graceful, quirky guy that I had ever met. He drew me in completely.

Author: Mikey Walsh

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781250021885

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Mikey Walsh didn't know what life was like beyond his Gypsy community. But after fleeing home at age fifteen, he had no choice but to find out. After centuries of persecution, Gypsies are wary of outsiders, and if you choose to leave, you can never come back. Torn between his family and his heart, Mikey struggled to come to terms with the Gypsy culture and its violent, conservative traditions. At last, he decided to set out on his own. He soon discovered the outside world wasn't all that he expected, and his life would never be the same again.A shocking yet ultimately triumphant memoir, Gypsy Boy on the Run follows Mikey as he comes to terms with himself, his family, and his past—and builds a new life for himself.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Chasing Lost Times

Chasing Lost Times

My home in Manchester for the past 11 years had been on a canal basin near the
city centre, just by the Manchester Ship ... I could run around the basin and then
along the narrow canal into the centre of Manchester, through Castlefield, down ...

Author: Geoffrey Beattie

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780573663

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Geoffrey Beattie is an extremely successful academic and celebrity psychologist. He was perhaps a less successful father. His obsession with his career and his driving passion for running when he was at home almost destroyed his relationship with his son, but, ironically, it is running that has brought them back together. Chasing Lost Times is the emotional story of a father and son trying to repair a relationship through a shared activity that depends on sheer physical effort, the kind of physical effort that may once have been the source of commonality between father and son in all previous generations but which seems to be absent in the modern world.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Journal of the Manchester Geographical Society

The Journal of the Manchester Geographical Society

traveller ; to take you , in the first instance , rapidly from London to Bombay —
thence to the places of note that I visited ... The one destined to carry us on our
journey is the fastest of all — the Caledonia - a splendid vessel , which can do
the run from Marseilles vid Brindisi and the Suez Canal , in 14 days . ... By
evening the mails are shipped , and soon we are again ploughing through the
Mediterranean .

Author: Manchester Geographical Society

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:TZ1KIF

Category: Geography

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Categories: Geography

Manchester United

Manchester United

The Munich disaster and the socio- historical development of Manchester United
as a loathed football club Gavin Mellor On 6 February ... plans to remember the
victims of Munich coincided with the club's 'derby' match against local rivals
Manchester City. In the run up to ... The paper did not speculate about what
exactly Manchester City fans find so difficult or objectionable about the Munich
Disaster, but ...

Author: David L. Andrews

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134317417

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Despite myriad popular and journalistic expositions, up to this point there have been virtually no academic discussions of the Manchester United phenomenon. This anthology represents the first concerted academic examination of Manchester United F.C. in its current guise as a widely followed and highly emblematic sporting institution. Bringing together respected academics from an array of disciplinary backgrounds these essays each interrogate various related dimensions of the Manchester United world. The primary aim of this collection is to illustrate how the structure and experience of Manchester United is implicated in broader societal shifts, within which the boundary between cultural and commercial concerns have become increasingly indivisible. The chapters are presented within five thematic sections: 1 Becoming United 2 Economy United 3 Embodied United 4 Local United 5 Global United
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary Philosophical Society

Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary   Philosophical Society

On the run out the gradual deepening of the water is the first thing which tells
notably on the thermometer . Indeed the delicacy of the action of the instrument at
depths of from 8p to 100 fathoms and upwards is surprising . On referring to the ...

Author: Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:108219353

Category: Science

Page:

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Categories: Science

The Railway Times

The Railway Times

Mr. Hope Scott—How long has that power of running from Penistone up to
Huddersfield and Manchester existed? ... Mr. Denison–They are for general local
purposes; this clause will not carry their engines for through purposes; that is
right, is it ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215956165

Category: Railroads

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Categories: Railroads

Railway Times

Railway Times

The branch at Rustebuk , with everything plate running one train per hour on the
average to and always uncertain , and seldom under eleven ... The Manchester ,
Sheffield , and Lincolnsbire remonstrance was presented to the railway com . all
its securities . ... The South Lancashire was as large as that of the metroGeneral
News . directors at once set about in search of another site , polis , and he did not
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215956397

Category: Railroads

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Categories: Railroads

Transactions of the Manchester Geological Society

Transactions of the Manchester Geological Society

Each ring was bolted to the one above it by bolts an inch in diameter , twenty of
them being used in a round . ... We got through the remaining distance without
much difficulty , with two drums constructed , and run in the same manner as
those ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044102929536

Category: Geology

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Categories: Geology

Cook s Excursionist and Home and Foreign Tourist Advertiser

Cook s Excursionist and Home and Foreign Tourist Advertiser

Through To Sutton Park , Streetly , Ashbourne , Alton Towers , Rudyard , Tutbury ,
Bookings to Paris and other parts of the ... Tickets , Bills , and all particulars may
be obtained in Manchester at any time previous to the running of the Excursions ...

Author: Thomas Cook (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105117052501

Category: Travel

Page:

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Categories: Travel

Racing Calendar for

Racing Calendar for

Nearly oval , 1 mile and 50 yards nearly flat with a rise before coming to the run in
, which is straight . ... It is situated in an amphitheatre , being more than three -
fourths surrounded by the river Irwell , Distance about two miles from Manchester
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433066590120

Category:

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Reports from the Commissioners

Reports from the Commissioners

107 129 division , and which I trust , under the circumstances , will be satisfactory
to the Com- Appendix No. ... caused London and North Western Railway . by a
rigid adherence to the regulation ) to the two trains in question , the running
speed of Manchester and which cannot be altered , since they are both ... and
going on to the through crossing , from whence it can be shunted back to Blue
Pits station .

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555095806

Category:

Page:

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Annual Reports Returns Etc

Annual Reports  Returns  Etc

3 Line , was run into by a light engine on its way with a Metropolitan District train
which was standing at to the water - tank ... line at the London Road Station ,
Manchester , when running on the down goods line through Manchester , fouled
the ...

Author: Great Britain Railways

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105118858039

Category:

Page:

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The Electrical Engineer

The Electrical Engineer

Chicago may yet turned on last week to the dining - hall in Magdalen College ,
achieve her darling wish , and receive power by wire ... streets of Dublin were
illuminated for the first tower are eagerly watched in and around Manchester as
time by the electric light . The run was made as a test , and they ever were in
London .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015080386397

Category: Electric engineering

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Categories: Electric engineering

Guide to the Turf

Guide to the Turf

The T . Y . C . is straight run in of 1 , 000 yards ; the T . Y . C . is about 5 furlongs .
5 furlongs straight . Two miles and a quarter from GOODWOOD . - The Orange
Co . is from the Orange the Manchester Exchange . post on the Queen ' s Plate
Co ...

Author: Ruff William

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555074752

Category:

Page:

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Manchester and Lawrence Railroad V Concord Railroad Corporation

Manchester and Lawrence Railroad V  Concord Railroad Corporation

The Manchester and Lawrence road , including the Methuen Branch , shall be
run as at present by the Concord Railroad , or ... from the net proceeds of the
through business aforesaid , an amount sufficient to make its dividends equal to
such ...

Author: Manchester and Lawrence Railroad Corporation

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:102233032

Category: Concord Railroad Corporation

Page:

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Categories: Concord Railroad Corporation

Parliamentary Papers

Parliamentary Papers

By running the guard in the rear of the 11.40 and 8.55 , it will cause an additional
shunting at Crewe and Stafford . ... A From Manchester , taken on by the same
engine which brought it from Leeds , that for Liverpool is taken on by an engine
despatched for the ... either go by the direct line to Blue Pits or round the Fork ,
passing the junction at A , and going on to the through crossing , from whence it
can be ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044106499221

Category: Bills, Legislative

Page:

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Categories: Bills, Legislative

Memoirs and Proceedings Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society

Memoirs and Proceedings   Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society

Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society ... On the run out the gradual
deepening of the water is the first thing which tells notably on the thermometer .
Indeed ... was taken nearly ninety miles S.W. by S. from the first , except by
supposing the ship to have passed twice through a cold current at two points of
its course .

Author: Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015035427163

Category: Science

Page:

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Categories: Science