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I’ll start off the overseas reporting with what is no doubt the biggest walking carnival of the month. I never cease to be amazed at the quality and depth in Japanese racewalking championships and last Sunday’s 20km roadwalk championships meet in Kobe was no exception. Just check out the results at http://www.marciadalmondo.com/admin/pdf/risultati/19022017766Kobe_2017.pdf . The Open …

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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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