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This is the last week that’s coming up for serious training, technique checks, good flexibility and strength and general fine tuning that engine, before tapering 2nd to 7th October, ready for the big day on the 8th. A win for our WP province would be…

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WALKER OF THE WEEK My Walker of the Week this time around is 17 year old Philippa Huse for her 8km walk time of 40:19 in our VRWC races at Middle Park on Saturday. It was yet another PB for Pip and continues her excellent winter season which has included…

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With the 4th Grand Prix on 3/9 over, we can now look forward to the SA Racewalking Champs on October 8th. No doubt, many walkers on hearing the wind whistling at their bedroom windows at 05h00 decided to give this GP a miss, turning over for a couple more…

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Interesting feedback from as far as Australia, thanks Denice Smith, and more local, Carl and Stef, on “Walking the Dream” after my comments on our SA Walkers at the Olympics. It must have been quite a ask having to walk 20 and 50km in intense humidity and…

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WALKER OF THE WEEK 15 year old VRWC Rebecca Henderson is my Walker of the Week this time around for her 8km walk of 39:54 on Saturday at Middle Park. It was a big PB and indicated that she is soon to break the 50 minute mark for the more regularly raced…

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Two Gold and ten medals in total at the Olympics for SA and one new 400m World Record for Wade Van Niekerk. Unfortunately our Walkers were less successful, despite their guts and determination to hang in there and fight to finish their respective races,…

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WALKER OF THE WEEK The Olympics are now done and dusted for another years and our Australian walkers have done superbly, with all 8 finishing heir events and four top-10 performances. The team were ably led by Jared Tallent (2 nd in 50km), Dane Bird-Smith…

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I hope your training is going well for our last GP before Octobers SA Champs. I have been suffering these last 12 days, recovering from a fall on Monday 8th August. Easy walking is ok the problem is with tech drills, especially hips and anything more than…

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WALKER OF THE WEEK My Walker of the Week is pretty straight forward this week – it is of course 24 year old Dane Bird-Smith who took the bronze medal in the Olympic 20km walk in Rio last Friday afternoon. His time of 1:19:37 saw him only 23 seconds behind…

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What a race Friday night in Rio. The Chinese are just too good, very motivated to do well, super fit and dedicated. The fact that only 63 out of 121 starters finished, confirmed that Racewalking is a “war of attrition”. The commentators for the race,…
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