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Bill Palmer

Full name: William James "Bill" Palmer
Gender: Male
Born: April 19, 1882 in Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, Great Britain
Died: December 21, 1967 in Hendon, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Herne Hill Harriers, Mitcham (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Although overshadowed by George Larner and his Herne Hill clubmate, Ernie Webb, Bill Palmer was one of the leading walkers of his time. His best placements at the AAA Championships were third in the 7 miles (1908) and fourth in the 2 miles (1910). After retirement he remained involved in the sport, serving as President of Herne Hill Harriers in 1921-22, and as a walking judge at the 1948 Olympics.

Personal Best: 10kmW – unknown.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 26 London Athletics Men's 3,500 metres Walk Great Britain GBR AC
1908 Summer 26 London Athletics Men's 10 mile Walk Great Britain GBR AC
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Athletics Men's 10 kilometres Walk Great Britain GBR AC

Men's 3,500 metres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 26 London Athletics Great Britain Final AC DNF
1908 Summer 26 London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat One 3 QU 16:33.0

Men's 10 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Final AC DNF
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat One 5 QU 51:21.0

Men's 10 mile Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 26 London Athletics Great Britain Final AC DNF
1908 Summer 26 London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Two 4 QU 1-19:40.4
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