ADDENDUM A further addendum to the addendum of last week when discussing the fastest 10km walks done by Australian walkers aged under 18 years. I had mentioned the performances of Declan Tingay (42:10.31) and Nathan Brill (41:07) but there are others Here are some additional performances from Brent Vallance, all done by “an age on …

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WALKER OF THE WEEK Addendum to last week when I commented that Declan Tingay’s 10km Walker of the Week performance of 42:20.31 was the fastest ever by any Australian walker aged 17. In fact, that title belongs to Nathan Brill who walked a time of 41:07 at the 2014 IAAF World Race Walking Cup in …

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WALKER OF THE WEEK When 9 year old Angus Hay had his first walk with the Victorian Race Walking Club in April 2013, he recorded the rather inauspicious time of 8:56 for the U9 1km. When you look at Angus now, as a 12 year old, you would hardly recognize him as the same walker. …

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WALKER OF THE WEEK 16 year old Queensland walker Katie Hayward walked a superb 5000m time of 22:23.87 on the Gold Coast on Saturday. It was a 32 sec PB and must have been a State Record. But more importantly, it is a very significant performance, given that next July sees the 10th World Youth …

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WALKER OF THE WEEK Dane Bird-Smith is my Walker of the Week this time around, compliments of his fine win in the ‘Around Lake Taihu’ 4 day international race in Wuzhong, China, last week. First launched in 2013, the competition includes four stages that are held in different scenic areas – one stage each day …

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ANOTHER YEAR DONE AND DUSTED As our VRWC financial year comes to a close, I can report another action packed year of newsletters, with 51 in total. Alas, I finally missed an issue in early August as I was lost in the wilds of Peru, so my run of some 8 years of weekly newsletters …

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