Race Walking New Zealand

16th Nov - The final results from the Long Distance Championships from Devonport, Auckland are posted here. Also the Judges sheet, which when you look at the times of cards etc there was quite a level of consistency.
4th Nov - Auckland 5000 metres Club Championship details here.
4th Nov - latest result from Newtown Park in Wellington.
30th Oct - Result from last Saturday's 5,000 metres race from Newtown Park, Wellington.
30th Oct -
Mike Parker won the World Championship Gold Medal for M60 in the 20 km (Distance probably 20890m) in 1:55.00 ahead of multi world champion Camarena Lopez 2:00.57 from Mexico.  This is a great reward for years of training, planning and most importantly actually competing in every race possible.  Mike also won silvers for the 5,000m and 10 km.  Jacqueline Wilson won a bronze medal for the 5,000m W65 in 32:44.97.  She was also fourth in the 10 km in 1:09.18 and fourth in the 20 km in 2:19.26. See the attached for a subset of the results for the M60, 65 and W60, 65 from the championships.
29th Sept addendum - Wellington walkers were in record breaking form at the Athletics Wellington 20km Road Race Championships as seen here -
New Zealand Masters Records - W60 - Sue Hoskins (Manawatu) - 2:12:34W65 - Jackie Wilson (Trentham) - 2: 18:46  (PB of 4min+) Wellington Masters - RecordsW55 - Terri Grimmett (Scottish) - 2:10:54W60 - Barbara Morrison (Scottish) - 2:27.07 In addition there were PBs to -Sean Lake (Scottish) - 2: 16:17John Leonard (Scottish) - 2:18:29David Cooke - 2:23:25 Well done to everybody, obviously a great event.29th Sept -
The first Athletics Wellington 20 km Road Race Walking Championship for many years was held on Sunday 29th September in Upper Hutt.  The course was the one used for the Wellington Scottish Ekiden Relay and which may be used for the Athletics NZ championships in March 2014.
Seven walkers started and after a fast start by John Leonard Terri Grimmett and Sue Hoskin pulled away from the rest.  Terri gradually opened a lead on Sue and finished well in 2:09.54 to Sue’s 2:12.34 and new senior man of Scottish Sean Lake third in 2:16.17.  Fraser Samson was the only starter in the Junior 10 km and he walked steadily to finish in 64:23.  Other walkers competed over non-championship distances and sixteen walkers in total faced the judges who were led by Peter Wrigley. Results are here.
8th Sept -
One Hour Walk, Manawatu Community Athletic Track – 8 September 2013
Ten walkers took to the track to determine what distance they could cover in an hour. In what is believed to be a first, all competitors were successful in covering sufficient distance to qualify for one of the Race Walk New Zealand Standard Awards. These are international based standards and factor in the athletes age and sex.
Gold awards were achieved by Terri Grimmett who covered 9560m, Sue Hoskin covering 9405m, Marlene White 8992m and Daphne Jones 8201m. Mike Morrissey covered the greatest distance of 11,847m but this only earned him a silver award along with Barbara Morrison. Recipients of the bronze awards were Tony Burrell 9481m, Serena Coombes 9227m, Helen Baverstock 8496m and Anne Fraser 8202m.
In conjunction with the hour walk a 10,000m race was held and Mike Morrissey complete this distance in a Masters M40 national record time of 50:19.31 Terri Grimmett was second in 1:02:56 with Tony Burrell finishing in 1:3:13.41. He was followed by Sue Hoskin home in 1: 3:55.02 with Marlene White also completing the additional distance clocking 1:07:03.97.
31st Aug - Congratulations to all those who raced in Dunedin in the Athletics New Zealand Road Champs; a long way to travel for many so thank you for showing the commitment. Well done to Mike Morresey in winning your first National title and going under 50 minutes for the first time. Well done to Jonathon Lord - a very slick 22m21s. What great races we have in store for us in the next few years in the Women's section. We of course have Rozie and now Kate on the comeback trail. Those of you who have watched Kate Newitt over the years realise what a prospect she is for the future of Race Walking - her technique is so graceful; hope that 50 minutes is not far away. Coming up fast (the great unknown - my words - as she reminds me) is Julie Edmunds from Dunedin who did a very big PB in taking out the Masters in a fast 55m26s. Throw Courtney into the mix with her 24m23s 5K and we have the recipe for some very competitive racing. The results of the walking from Saturday are here.
17th Aug - Peter Baillie and Terri Grimmett are the Wellington Road Walk Champions for 2013. See attached.
18th Aug - Mike Parker won the Racewalking Auckland 10,000 metres championship in 51m50s, Brooke Cowsill won the Senior Women's title in 53m25s and Jared Free the Junior Men's in 56m19s. Results and report are here. It should make for good battles at Dunedin in 2 weeks time - the battle of the 2 Mikes and then Kate Newitt, Rozie Robinson and Brooke Cowsill will also be an interesting match up.
17th Aug - Kate Newitt was a clear winner in the Senior Women's Canterbury Road Walks Championship in 53m59s. Excellent performances over 5K by Courtney Ruske in 24m39s and Jonathon Lord i 23m55s. See full results. Mike Morresey and Vanessa Lowl were the Senior Men and Women champions in the Taranaki Road Championships. Mike won in 50m41s and Vanessa in 59m5s. See complete results.
14th July - Race Walking Auckland A were clear winners in the 6th Harry Kerr Centennial Track relay in a time of 4:42:55. In second place were Wellington Scottish in 5:19:44. Full report here. Summary of results here and breakdown of all laps, teams and Junior events can be read here.
23rd June - Leading results from Armstrong Motor Group Wellington Marathon -
Armstrong Motor Group Marathon Walk
1 David Jones 4:50.06, 2 Malcolm Gray 4:56.09, 3 Michael Nowitz  4:57.38, 4 Gerald Fitzgerald 5:05.56, 5 Robin Gray 5:08.27.
1 Donna Roderick 4:55.28, 2 Denise Brunskill 4:56.10, 3 Chris Maxwell 4:59.48,4 Averil Sheehan 5:00.56, 5 Vicki Adlam 5:16.18.
Shoe Clinic Half Marathon Walk.
1 Mike Morresey 1;57.07, 2 Eric Kemsley 2:02.57, 4 Jeff Wells 2:11.53, 4 James Hurring 2:16.52, 5 Ross Allen 2:20.52.
1 Terri Grimmett 2:18.08, 2 Robyn McArthur 2:21.02, 3 Jacqueline Wilson 2:27.53, 4 Sherryn Hardy 2:28.20, 5 Aileen Robinson 2:36.11
Adidas 10 km walk
1 David Wackrow 59:45, 1:02.25, 3 Jon Roskvist 1:04.28
1 Courtney Ruske 52:38, 2 Sharon Crooks 1:02.53, 3 Bridget Wade 1:03.10
Check event website for more details - http://www.harbourcapital.org.nz/
15th June - The Wellington Centre 5 and 10km races were held on Saturday at Upper Hutt as reported by David Lonsdale. Results.
The conditions were perfect in Upper Hutt on a course similar to the Ekiden one.  A light frost until 9.30 am and at the 10 am start time it was just comfortable with no wind at all.  Stuart Hood took an early lead but after three cautions and one red card he slowed slightly and Peter Baillie slowly caught him. Stuart’s time of 55:49 was a PB. Peter Baillie [56:09] is slowly getting back to his pre-injury form.
Terri Grimmett also got two cautions and one red card but generally walked a very focussed race to a PB of 61:11 just off Sue Hoskin’s age group record.  John Leonard also set a PB of 62:53.
All starters A & B grades were judged (by 2 A grades and 2 C Grades) and seven were DQ’d but all were allowed to finish after removing their front numbers
11th June - Judges Summary sheet from Open walk.
10th June - Individual Lap times from the Open walk have been posted.
9th June - Race Walking Auckland's 2nd race in the Junior Series was held today at the Waitakere track. The results can be read here. There were 9 competitors in the event with the standout being Jared Free who acieved 15m41s for the 3,000 metres. More details at Auckland Race walking sitehttp://www.sportsground.co.nz/racewalkingauckland
8th June - Congratulations to Julie Edmunds and Mike Morresey who are the RWNZ 15km Champions for 2013. Excellent racing; dinner and Prize giving with a Judges course made for a very successful Taranaki Open walk weekend. Many thanks to all those who travelled to Taranaki from Manawatu, Masterton, Wellington and Otago. A raffle was held on the Saturday evening, the proceeds ($200) will go to Brooke Cantwell. A write up with a summary can be read here, results by handicap here and then spreadsheet every which way.
19th May - Very close racing in Ekiden this year. Read results here.
29th April - Quentin Rew has broken Craig Barrett's 15 year old 20km Record by 4 seconds. A very deserved and hard earned result, well done Quentin.
The following is taken from the Athletics NZ website German 20km Road Walking Championship, Naumburg – 28 April 2013
Quentin Rew clipped four seconds off Craig Barrett’s national 20km road walking record in winning the German championship race in 1h 22m 16s. The 28 year old walked at a consistent pace throughout recording 20m 44s, 20m 41s, 20m 27s and 20m 24s through each of the 5km marks. He finished 21 seconds ahead of German Hagen Pohle. Barrett set his record in Adelaide in 1998.
27th April -  Hagley Relays (from John Henderson)
On Sat 27 April one race walk team entered the Hagley relays which is a team of 3 doing  one lap each of 4k around the perimeter of Hagley Park. It is not a good race walk course but is fun and good to have a team competing in a relay. They were pulled along by the running teams also competing and finished 19min ahead of the next power walking team.
ResultCourtney Ruske  23.18Jenny Meikle      26.51 Kate Newitt        21.1214th April - Results from Frank Aplin One Hour Track walk (courtesy John Henderson.

6th - 8th April - see results from David Lonsdale for the North and South Island Secondary School Championships

22nd - 24th March Results and Photos from NZ Track and Field Champs raced in Auckland, many thanks to Murray Free for the photos.

16th March - Results posted from the 1 hour event from Wellington. Welcome back Peter Baillie and congratulations for walking the furthest distance.

3rd March - Coventry, England - result of Molly Barnett Open Road Walk - a massive PB for Quentin in the 10K of 40m19s. The attached is a write up taken from Heel and Toe - thanks Tim.

3rd March - Report and results courtesy of David Lonsdale for the New Zealand Masters raced at Newtown Park, Wellington and Upper Hutt.

25th Jan - Ecellent conditions for the Capital Classic, write up and results courtesy of David Lonsdale and photos courtesy of Murray Free.

20th Jan - Congratulations to Jonathon Lord who took bronze in the Australian Youth Olympics track and field champs. Jonathon's time for the 5,000 metres was an excellent 22m50.64s. Results -

Men 5000 Meter Race Walk Under 18
1, Nathan Brill, Aus Gold, 20:08.02. 2, Xiao Leng, China, 21:06.50. 3, Jonathon Lord, New Zealand, 22:50.64. 4, Adam Garganis, Aus Green, 23:41.70.

19th Jan - An Open handicap race over 3,000m was held as part of the Sylvia Potts meeting in Hastings.Race summary and results attached thanks to Graeme Jones.

13th Jan - Mike Morrisey took out the 15km RWA Championship at Ngataringa Bay in an ever improving time of 1hr20m1s. A summary of the event can be found here. A breakdown of the lap times are here.

14th Jan - Walks results from the South Island Colgate Games can be read here.

6th Jan 2013 - Walks results from the North Island Colgate Games can be read here.