Race Walking

EMAC Race Walking Sec – Vacant (Cath Duhig standing in)

Cath Duhig having just crossed the line setting a new League Record in the 2000m walk at Bedford EMAC T&F League Final Sunday 11 Sept 2016

Cath Duhig having just crossed the line setting a new League Record in the 2000m walk at Bedford EMAC T&F League Final Sunday 11 Sept 2016

Race Walking is often regarded as a Cinderella event  in athletics terms, even a haven for those too old, injured, or exhausted to run any more.  But ask anyone who has tried it and they will tell you it a demanding discipline, both physically and mentally, as there is a specific technique to be mastered and rules to be adhered to in races.

Cath Duhig after receiving the silver medal in W60 20k at European Masters Non-Stadia Champs in Portugal May 2016, gold and bronze to two Spanish athletes

Cath after receiving the silver medal in W60 20k at European Masters Non-Stadia Champs in Portugal May 2016, gold and bronze to two Spanish athletes

The BMAF  offers championships over a whole range of distances, from 3000m track to 50K road.  Within EMAC we currently only hold one road championship (5 miles) every year,
with others as and when a host event becomes available.  There is also a track 2000m championship race and there has historically been a walking race in every T&F League match since that competition series began.

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