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Jurgen Spencer


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 fantastic, however we have to overcome two seriously mean and …

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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 hours of snoozing. Turnout could have …

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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 temperatures peaking at 37 degrees. Indeed not for …

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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 ‘slow’. The accident was unforeseeable. This……. blond wanting …

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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, besides talking a fair amount of rubbish, rightly stated several …

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A short comment about Bob’s note re. ‘Walking the Dream’. Keeping in mind basic RW rules and definition about what RW actually is, I can’t get my head around the comments such as, “next launch”, and why anyone should want to work out “the efforts needed to stay airborne”, and how they are in any …

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