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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WALKER OF THE WEEK VRWC walker Michelle Thompson is my Walker of the Week for her fine walk in the annual 28 Heures de Roubaix which was held in France last weekend. Michelle, known for her many ultra distance walking feats here in Australia, decided to test herself out with a race in one of …

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WALKER OF THE WEEK At our final winter season VRWC races last Sunday, there were many fine performances but the ones which stand out as Walker of the Week contenders are • 48 year old James Christmass who broke his M45 5km club record by 26 seconds with a time of 23:44 • 15 year old …

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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 dual wins (1 st in …

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