Skating at Northampton

December 31, 1892
In the presence of 4,000 skaters the Professional One Mile Championship (open to Northamptonshire and district) was decided on Saturday, at Kingsthorpe Moors, under the auspices of the Northampton Skating Association. There were 22 entries. Eleven heats, however, did not afford particularly good racing.

The four fastest winners then skated, with the result that C. Hudson, Northampton (present holder) was first; F. Robinson, Irthlingborough, second; W. Keech, Irthlingborough, third; C. Wheatley, Raunds, fourth.

Winner’s time, 3 min 26 4-5th sec, 12 sec faster than second. Circular course, three laps to the mile.
(Source: York Herald: January 2, 1893)

Bill Keech.