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A Plucky Pedestrian.

■J. Spencer, an Englishman, seventy-one years of age, recently started on a journey of walking 2016 miles m 1000 consecutive hours. The veteran's performances show that he successfully walked 1000 miles m 1000 hours afc Cremovne Gardens, being then forty-two years of age. In 1887, 1326 miles were covered m 27 days at the same rendezvous, eclipsing Weston's performance of 1290 miles m thirty days. His next feat occured m 1883 at the Highbury Skating Rink, when he completed 5306. miles m one hundred days. In 1885 Spencer, then sixty-six years of age, tramped 6000 miles m 110 days, after walking the first 120 miles at Lillie Bridge, taking to the roads, passing through the principal towns of England, to Scotland, and back to the Cobden Club, finishing the last twenty-one!miles at the original starting point amidst the greatest enthusiasm.

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A Plucky Pedestrian., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2509, 4 September 1890

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A Plucky Pedestrian. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2509, 4 September 1890

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