FORMER Saints scrum half Neil Holding was delighted with the turnout for the inaugural walk around Carr Mill Dam last Friday.

More than 30 people, including several past players from all decades, met at the Boathouse undertook the two-and half-mile walk.

And buoyed by that success, a second walk has already been booked in for 24 November.

Holding said: “I am really pleased me more than anything is the amount of lads who turned out who were talking with each other about different subjects.

“To get 30-odd on a first turnout was incredible and everybody we spoke to said thanks and they really loved it, and are looking forward to the next one.

“I think people have got the bug now – I have said it doesn’t matter who comes as long as they enjoy it.

“The feedback me and Fiona got back was unbelievable.”

The next one is in fortnight’s time - meeting at Boathouse at 9.45am on 24 November – with the plan to walk in the direction of the Ship.

“Before we set off we’ll gauge whether people want to meet up weekly, fortnightly or monthly and as the numbers grow we’ll then think about going further afield,” Holding said.

Among the past players and coaches attending were former assistant coach Peter Gartland, prolific 1970s try scorer Les Jones, 1961-Wembley winner Brian McGinn and former skippers Harry Pinner and Chris Arkwright.

They were joined by Denis Litherland, Billy Sheffield, David Fairclough, Sean Casey, Dave Lever, John Butler, Chris Chisnall, Tommy Frodsham, Mick Bowes plus Saints historian Alex Service.