New ‘Race Walking Record’

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Here. Reports from the Commonwealth Games of course, and Podebrady and the RWA Inter-Area match and the usual domestic results, notices and fixtures.

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Week commencing 30 April 2018

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Training during the week :  on Monday, a sociable 7-8k for those not involved in the Southern Vets League fixture. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate. Plus beginners’ sessions on the track, if required.

Training at the weekend : Should do a distance session. Any suggestions ?

Racing at the Bank Holiday weekend :  On Saturday at 12:00, there’s a meeting over various distances at Lewes, Sussex. On Monday at 12:30, the Hertfordshire Track and Field Championships at Stevenage, which is an open race. On Monday at 5 pm, the hilly Pednor 5 mile race at Chesham – for the Bucks 5 mile Championship and a counter for the Enfield League. Details here.

International : the weekend sees the IAAF Race Walking World Cup in Taicang, China, with Gemma featuring in the GB team. GB athletes have only been selected for the senior 20k races, which are at 9:30 our time on Saturday morning for the women, and 3:10 on Sunday morning for the men. Live coverage looks likely on the IAAF YouTube channel .

Week commencing 23 April 2018

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Training during the week :  on Monday, up to 10k-ish easy or fartlek. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate. Plus beginners’ sessions on the track, if required.

Training at the weekend : Should do a distance session. Any suggestions ?

Racing during the week : Quite a few options – on Wednesday, a 1k race at Eastbourne, and a 10k race in Battersea Park which includes the Vets AC championship. On Thursday, a 1k race at Crawley. More details in the fixture list here.

Racing at the weekend :  On Saturday at 11:30, a 5000m race at Lee Valley, London, in the London Inter-Club Challenge and Enfield League series – full details in the latest Enfield Walker.

Week commencing 16 April 2018

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Training during the week :  on Monday, up to 10k-ish easy or fartlek. On Wednesday, threshold session on laps of the estate. Plus beginners’ sessions on the track, if required.

Training at the weekend : Should do a distance session. Any suggestions ?

Racing during the week : starts again this week as the evenings are lighter, with a 5 mile race in the Veterans’ Athletics Club series in Battersea Park at 7 pm on Tuesday.

Racing at the weekend :  None on the mainland.