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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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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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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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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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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 10km distance. Rebecca …

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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, unlike almost half of the entrances that decided either not even …

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