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3rd Northern Area Winter League

Redcar 10km 23rd November 2014

Almost a dual fixture between the Redcar and Yorkshire clubs, winner was Colin Scott (pictured) with the Handicap Trophy taken by Trevor Taylor. A much improved turn out of walkers and judges on the proposed 2016 100 Mile seafront course. Go to our website and get no deposit bonus. Hurry up to go and start winning. Results Gallery Videos

2nd Northern Area Winter League

South Bank Club York 26th October 2014


Lancs WC – Albert Rigby Shield 10km 11th October 2014

Sutton Macclesfield

 Well done to all those who competed at Macclesfield yesterday, another good day enjoyed by all.Please find attached the Result of the race the ‘ Albert Rigby Memorial 10k ‘ Also a warm welcome to 4 newcomers in their first race and a further improvement by April Jones in her 3rd…

RWA / UKA 50km Champs (IAAF permit) 5th October 2014

inc IAAF permit 20km and Open 10km 5th October 2014

 It was wonderful to see the Kings racing domestically at their forte, with the usual contrasting fortunes ! It rarely seems acknowledged but these lads have given great service to British Athletics over the last few years with their 50km efforts. Congrats to Dom and commiserations to Dan on…


Cleckheaton 5th October 2014


Jeff Ford Memorial Races

Sheffield 14th September 2014

City of Sheffield AC-Jeff Ford Walks: Mount St. Mary’s College, Spinkhill Derbyshire.  14th September 2014   This meeting is named for prominent Jeff Ford who passed away some years ago, traditionally held earlier in the season in conjunction with a track meeting. It a picturesque…

Lancs WC Goodwin Cup

Lancs WC Lambert Trophy

1 hour Track Race – Bury 23rd August 2014

Today’s race on a mainly sunny Lancashire day at the Bury AC Track was won by Adrian Edwards  (pictured), slowly making a welcome return to fitness after some injury problems earlier this year.     Gallery Video Results and Lap Times  

Tom Bosworth flies the flag in Zurich

European 20km Mens Champs – August 13th 2014

Excellent performance from Tom.  12th place in 83.17  Results and Splits for Men/Women 20km Races Tom’s Blog   World 50km Record by Yohann Diniz Full Results and Splits

Mark Byrne 10km

York C I U Race – 10th August 2014

Pictured is Brian Rusling who has given such sterling service in organising this series of events for over thirty years. Next month’s event at the South Bank Club in York will, sadly, be his last.  We sincerely congratulate Brian for all he has done  (the fields for these Working Men…

Southend Track 100 Miles and RWA Long Distance Champs 2nd August 2014

100 Miles Track – 24hr

    Gallery Video Won by Richard Gerrard (pictured) just six weeks after his victory in the Parish Walk.  Sandra Brown was second with a new World W65 best performance.  Result and Report    

B M A F 2014 Track Champs – Birmingham

3,000m – Aug 9th, 5,000m – Aug 10th

Results       photo courtesy of M50 double winner  –  Francisco Reis

Dunnington Fayre 10km 26th July 2014

Dunnington Fayre Open 10km

A warm and muggy day for this popular event ! Nick Kilner of York C I U led from the start and looked assured of an easy win before succumbing to injury around the halfway mark, leaving Dennis Jackson (pictured)  to take the win in his usual immaculate style.  The rest of the field…

National 10km Champs 19th July 2014

UKA/RWA/Inter County 10km Champs – Hillingdon

Following report courtesy of Mark Wall  –     The UKA/RWA championships were won in each instance by the leading Juniors in the UK at the moment. In the Mens’ event, after an early lead, 2012 Olympian Dom King retired from the race about the half way mark, observably carrying an…

Schools International – July 19th 2014

Cardiff – courtesy of Martin Bell

The forecast didn’t look good – heavy thunderstorms, and chance of flash flooding – the reality turned out to be hot and humid as the clouds broke about 30 minutes before the race walks.  With the boys and girls racing together, it was Wales’s Abdi Osman who…

Summer Mile 9th July

UKA Senior Track Champs – June 29th 2014 – Birmingham

Clydebank 5km 26th June 2013

First Race Walking Event by Andrew Fraser

What a delight it was to have the first race walking event on Scottish soil in about 30 years (or so we think).    On Wednesday 26 June 2013, in Clydebank, just west of Glasgow, history was made when 4 race walkers completed the Clydebank 5k road race (organised by…

Edinburgh 22nd June 2014

Great Scottish Walk – Edinburgh – 22nd June 2014 – Help Needed !

Andrew Fraser and his bunch of enthusiasts ask if anyone would be available to take part, or help on this single-lap course.  Judges are certainly required. (Unfortunately some of us are committed to the Parish Walk on that weekend)   There will be a 20km / 10km / 5km series of walks (and…

England Under 20/23 Champs – June 21st 2014

Reports of the 10,000m races at Birmingham with thanks to Mark Wall

The organisers, have in recent times allowed guests and this was beneficial to the overall result. This includes some overage competitors. In temperatures exceeding 20°C and humidity of about 60-70%, a field of three men (one U/23 and two U/20) and starting a minute later, 5 women (3 and two…

Northern Area RWA 35km Champs & Open 6th July 2014

Open 35km Road Race Including Northern Area RWA Championship Sunday July 6th

Added to the calendar as a build-up race for the National 50km in October this event proved to be very welcome indeed. Excellent weather  Tremendous atmosphere  Great turn out   Adrian Edwards of Lancs WC won the trophy for the 35 km Northern Area Championship and the Open race was…

Edinburgh 22nd June 2014

Great Scottish Walk – Edinburgh – 22nd June 2014 – Help Needed !

Andrew Fraser and his bunch of enthusiasts ask if anyone would be available to take part, or help on this single-lap course.  Judges are certainly required. (Unfortunately some of us are committed to the Parish Walk on that weekend)   There will be a 20km / 10km / 5km series of walks (and…

Small Nations Match, Belgium – 22nd June 2014

Our future walkers gain valuable experience !

Congratulations to our young and developing athletes for their performances in torrid conditions.   Results     photo thanks to Emmanuel Tardi / Omarchador 

BMAF 5km 15th June 2014 & Performance History 2007-2014

Horwich 15th June 2014

Very good performances today at the popular annual event in Horwich town centre, in terms of both quality and quantity. Results & Lap Times Gallery Video Individual PB shown in  “yellow” BMAF 5km HORWICH 2007 – 2014 PERFORMANCE HISTORY  Performance Spreadsheet 2007-2014  

British Grand Prix of Race Walking 8th June 2014

British Grand Prix of Race Walking/EAA Permit Meeting – Sunday 8th June York Sports Village, York

Sun shining, with a stiff breeze blowing over the Cycle circuit that had a slight slope upwards on each of the 1km laps, provided the backdrop for today’s inaugural Grand Prix event at York Sport Village. We were very fortunate to see two of the world’s best walkers in Dane Bird-Smith (Australia)…

Allen Trophy 10th May 2014

Chorley 15 mile

Thanks to all who attended the race on  a very very wet/windy cold day around the hills of Chorley.                          Next race …. The F Pearce Relay 3x5k at Simister on Sat 31 May 2014   Fred…

Enfield Inter Area 10th May 2014

Inter-Area Championship at Enfield

The Northern team performed most admirably at todays well organised Inter-Area championship at Enfield. Going into the last race (under 17/20/senior Mens 5000m) we were on level points with the South, however, our under-representation was our downfall.  Many thanks are due to our…

Millhouses Park 2nd May 2014

3rd South Yorkshire League

A satisfied handicapper as the top 6 walkers finish within 17 seconds after 24 minutes of racing. As in ‘race one’ in March Ana Garcia came through the field to take the lead in the 125m finishing straight and crossed the line with a 7 second advantage over Ella Sharkey who was the winner of Race…

Macclesfield Shield 26th April 2014

20km Macclesfiled Lancs

Another Lancs WC promotion, another enjoyable day although quite breezy again as seems to be the norm at Northern events this year. Congratulations to our Hon Area Secretary Russ Jackson for leading home the walkers and showing very good fitness, despite some recent health…

UKA and R.W.A 20km 5th April 2014

And Younger Age Groups 2km/3km/5km/10km Championships – Saturday April 5th

Congratulations  to Surrey Walking Club. Back In 1908 the Southern Counties instigated the first ever National Championship at 20 Miles, initially as a Team event only, and the first three editions were won by them. Today in the 21st Century they travelled all the way to Sheffield in support…

Northern Area 20km Champs 22nd March 2014

An improved turn out, thanks to our Scottish visitors…….

…….of whom Andrew Fraser and Bill McFadden performed strongly. A very sudden drop in temperature during the second half of the race along with a heavy hailstorm caused some distress to the competitors.                          …

UKA / RWA 10 miles Championship 9th March 2014

Victoria Park

The King brothers took both leading places in the annual National 10 Mile Championship in Victoria Park, London, last Sunday. Conditions were excellent with some very welcome early Spring weather, in marked contrast to the Arctic conditions 12 months ago when some competitors were actually…

Allison Trophy 8th March 2014

15km on the Testing Chorley Course

Terrific turnout with 15 walkers toeing the starting line in  cool and windy conditions. It warmed up a little during the race and generally times were still good. Russ Jackson made the long journey from Lincoln. (see results page)  

Molly Barnett Warwick University Coventry 1st March 2014

MOLLY BARNETT Open walks & British Athletics Winter Race Walking Championships Final

MOLLY BARNETT Open walks & British Athletics Winter Race Walking Championships Final        Warwick University, Coventry 1st March 2014   U13 Girls           …

Sam Shoebottom Trophy 8th February 2014

Lancs WC supremo Fred Pearce was delighted with 21 entrants for the Sam Shoebottom Trophy 10km.

The handicap race was won by Tony Taylor.                                      All Walkers coped exceedingly well with the difficult weather conditions. Photographs taken on the day can be viewed in the…

IOM Winter Walk League 2nd February 2014

Winter Walking League – Final round – Sponsored by Up & Running

The final round of races took place on Sunday 2nd February at the NSC Perimeter Roadway, and some of the prize winners are pictured.                                              …

Fast Walking at UK Challenge Round 2, Sheffield – Jan 5th

The English Athletics Indoor 3,000 metre Championship

featured some very fast race walking from Olympian Quentin Rew (New Zealand) and Tom Bosworth, Ellie Dooley all based at Leeds Met, and another fine performance from the promising Anna Garcia (City of Sheffield AC) in the U15 1,000 metres. See results page

Winter Race Walk Challenge

from UK Athletics – Race Walk Challenge 2014/15

 courtesy of Andi Drake Winter race walk challenge 2014-2015.pdf

Young Athlete’s Training Weekend

Details courtesy of Mike Fox

A very well thought-out and implemented training weekend took place over a warm July weekend with young athletes from all over England. The emphasis on hard work, cross training, technique, education, teamwork and above all FUN was obviously in place  for all to experience. Coaches Liz Corran,…

Future of Northern Athletics in Doubt

Funding Crisis

Northern Athletics (NA) was established in April 2007 when the governance of athletics in England was taken over by England Athletics (EA). NA’s forerunner – North of England AA – had always been a financially viable body, funded mainly through an athlete registration scheme at £2.50 per athlete…

UK Race Walking Challenge

UK Winter Race Walking Challenge, Round 3

18 Year Old Alex Eaton led the field (which included a sizeable Manx contingent over for the National Training Camp in Leeds), with a new Personal Best of 12:38.0 at the Birmingham Games, National Indoor Arena.   The race also featured Ladies Under 23 and Under 20 British Records respectively,…


Lugano Results

Following a set of impressive 10 km race walk performances at the Molly Barnett Open Meeting in Coventry on Saturday, England Athletics have named a strong team to compete in the EAA Permit Meeting, in Lugano, Switzerland on 16th March.       Tom Bosworth (Club: Tonbridge…

England Athletics International Race Walk Team Opportunities for 2014


GB Selection Policy for European Championships, Zurich‏


England Athletics Coach & Athlete Development by Dr. ANDI DRAKE

I currently have twin roles at England Athletics: National Coach Mentor – Endurance (North of England); and Head Coach, National Centre for Race Walking. Here I’ll update readers  on how these activities function for the 2013-2017 cycle and how they can get…

2013 International Merit Ratings (Men) by Stuart Mazdon of N.U.T.S

A lot of times have to be taken with a pinch of salt as they largely depend on the strictness of the officials present at the meeting. So times are weighted very weakly in this event, and win-loss records much more highly, along with merit wins.      20km…

How to qualify as a Coach in Race Walking

Coaching information for Race Walking

www.englandathletics.org/coaching—central-to-successful-athletics/qualifying-as-a-coach     Find the right course for you: Click here to download a Coaching Course Decision Tree to identify the right course for you You can also use the British Athletics uLearn online…