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Robert Barclay Allardice

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Captain Robert Barclay-Allardyce, 1779 – 1854. Celebratit pedestrian, bi Hill & Adamson

Robert Barclay Allardice of Ury (25 August 1779, Stanehyve, Kincardineshire – 8 Mey 1854), generally kent as Captain Barclay, wis a notable Scots walker o the early 19th century, kent as the celebratit pedestrian. His maist famous feat wis the walkin o 1000 mile in 1000 oors for 1000 guineas in 1809. He is conseedert the faither o the 19t century sport o pedestrianism, a precursor tae racewalkin.