A 1:17HM (20k) would get you a top 5 finish in most local half marathons!!!!!
I've done a bit of race walking in my time, Not elite but not too bad either.
Why, I kept gatting injured running and was aked by my club to do a race walk at a track meeting (we need the points)
I'm deffinatley a better race walker than runner. In running I can do about the same times as the world V60 records. Where as in race walking the V60's are a long way behind.
i am off out to give it a go - since i can't run at the moment
15 min/miles - not going to win any prizes am i?but better than two weeks ago when it was 16.4 min/miles
hmmmm, birchfield you say
(how do you know where i live???)
Never really got this race walking thing to be honest. The fast times are faster than most of us runners can run, and given that the mechanics of walking are pretty similar to running (well it certainly isn't cycling or swimming) you have to ask what's the big difference? As far as I know the golden rule is that you must have contact with the ground at all times, but whether that always happens is questionable. I once saw a televised event where the judges intervened and started to disqualify those who broke the golden rule.................................absolute chaos. Almost impossible to work out why some had been disqualified but not others.
Respect to those who do indulge, (looks like hard work) but I'm afraid it just doesn't seem right to me.
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