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This site represents Race Walking in the North of England

It is administered by members of Yorkshire RWC to promote and serve this great discipline, both throughout the Region and Nationally.  Race Walking has a long, rich, varied and fascinating…
Forthcoming Events – 17th May South Yorkshire League Sheffield – 21st May 3x5k Fred Pearce Trophy Relay Simister – 21st May 20k/30k European Masters Champs PORTUGAL – 29th May 35k/50k Holt Bradford Festival of Walking/Northern Champs Kirkby Fleetham – 29th May 2k/5k/10k/15k/20k Soup & Roll League/Dexter Cup Kirkby Fleetham – 4th June 5 mile Moulton Walks – 5th June 5k/10k/20k British Olympic Trials Woodhouse Moor, Leeds – 10th June 1000m South Yorkshire League 4 SHU City Track , Sheffield – 11th June 5k/10k RWA/CAU 10k Champs Coventry



Lancashire News

Reports & Results . . .

              CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS   2 Hour Challenge (R.Smith Trophy) at Bury A.C. Track – 10th Sept…

100 miles Redcar 2016


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Yorkshire Festival of Walking 29th May 2016

Holt Bradford

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Northern Winter League

Reports & Results

Entries £4 on the day to Yorkshire RWC Sec. Alan Brooks who will allocate you a handicap mark.   Handicap prizes are given for each race with points towards the overall league competition.   WINTER LEAGUE FXTURES.pdf          Race 4…


Events – News – Results

Xmas Race   –   Sunday December 20th  –  Kirkby Fleetham  pictured are Sheffield’s Natalie Myers (above)  Jo Atkinson and Bill McFadden (below)     A good showing by Lancashire WC at last Sunday’s combined Soup & Roll / Northern Winter League…
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Isle of Man News

Reports & Results

  Up and Running Winter Walking League – Round 4 Round 4 will be held on the Ronaldsway Industrial Estate (follow directions for registration) from 9.15am on Sunday 10th January with racing to commence at 10.am. This event will be a scratch start with everyone going…

News from Scotland

Reports & Results

above photo of  Andrew Fraser and Bill McFadden  competing in the Yorkshire RWC Open 35km, July 2014   Exciting times for Scotia RWC   Continued efforts have been made North of the Border this year by various club members (pictured below wearing their impressive new…

Judging Course – Leeds Beckett University – Sunday Dec 6th

RW JUDGING – Qualification, Assimilation, and Progression

October 2015 Following a good expression of interest generally,  England Athletics have confirmed provision of a Level 2 Race Walk Judging Module at Leeds Beckett University  (Headingley Campus) on Sunday, 6th December. Alongside will be a Generic Officials / Health + Safety Course…

Nihill Shield Match v Ireland – October 17th

Strong performances from Young Athletes

Thank you Carol Garcia and  Fleur Allen for photos.   Cambridge Harriers Open Race Walks + Nihill Shield Match   –    Sutcliffe Park, Eltham   Senior Men 10km 1 47 Joe Mooney Adamstown AC (IRE)  51:04 2 49 Jonathan Hobbs (U23) Ashford AC  52:49 3 56 Nicholas…

Dominic King smashes through Olympic Qualifying time

Fastest by a UK Athlete since 2000

 German Racewalking Championships, Andernach, 10 October London Olympic 2012 competitor Dominic King, clocked 3:59.22 when finishing seventh in the German 50km Championship in Andernach last weekend. His time was the fastest by a Briton since 2000, and puts him inside the British Athletics…

RWA 50km Champs and Festival of Walking

Hillingdon Cycle Circuit – 4th October 2015

A good mix of walkers and ages for last Sunday’s RWA Festival of Walking at Hillingdon. The highlight was Commonwealth Champion Jo Atkinson’s  return back to form in a domestic 20km with a season’s best of  93:43, while Bethan Davies (96:07) showed continued improvement as they outclassed…

Ramsey Bakery End to End Walk – 20th September 2015

Point of Ayre to Calf Sound, I o M – 39.22 Miles

pre-race BBC link HERE Official Event Site   Results 1 Richard Gerrard IoM VAC Men 40-44 — 6:43:49 2 Samuel Fletcher Manx H Men 35-39 — 6:55:52 3 David Walker Manx H Men…

Jeff Ford Memorial

Spinkhill, Sheffield – 13th September 2015

(pictured is Nathalie Myers, winner of the womens race) Thanks to John Howley for organising this on behalf of City of Sheffield AC. Good to see two former class performers   –  daughter Nina and Martin Young  –  both racing today. Final YAG Grand Prix Standings are shown below,…

England Athletics YDL Races

inc EA Summer Challenge – Alexandra Stadium, Birmingham 5th September

with thanks to Verity Snook http://www.englandathletics.org/england-athletics-news/england-athletics-summer-race-walk-series  

Jim Sharlott 10km 6th September 2015

Abbey Park Leicester

A lovely sunny day in Abbey Park, meeting friends old and new.  Good walking from super-Masters Francisco Reis, Ian Richards and Kate Donaldson that was a pleasure to witness. Linda,  the publisher and editor of www.northernracewalking.com completed the Smile Mile for her first ever Race…

England Athletics Champs

Bedford 30th August 2015

Congratulations to the young medal winners  !5KM WALK U17 Women1. Megan STRATTON-THOMAS Swansea Harriers 28:18.92. Emily GHOSE Tonbridge AC 29:05.53. Amy PHIPPS Neath Harriers 29:29.05KM WALK U17 Men1. Christopher SNOOK Aldershot Farnham & Dist AC 23:13.6 2. Gearoid MCMAHON Shannon AC -…

IAAF World Championships

Beijing, China – August 23-29th 2015

       Ranked outside the top 50 on PB’s, it was heartening to see Tom Bosworth finish 24th (and in the European top ten) despite suffering somewhat in the latter stages. Tom is now really knocking on the door of elite International Race Walking and we look forward to Rio next…

Harry Holmes Jnr C303, part of a remarkable dynasty. R I P

The following has been kindly supplied by Bob Dobson

photos supplied by Murray Lambden shows Harry above (on right) at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games with son Mick C717 and daughter-in-law Ann.  Below taken at the 1985 Lugano Trophy weekend on the Isle of Man shows Harry in middle with John Cannell, Mick and Ray Hankin.   It is…

Tower Insurance Open 100 Miles 15th August 2015

Mark Byrne Promenade Walks – 2nd August – Redcar

Redcar RWC Open Mark Byrne Promenade Walks inc Soup & Roll League 13

From an original entry of forty there were 29 starters on the sea front promenade course that will be used next August for the 100 Miles. The weather was overcast which probably kept the numbers of general public down.  Martin Fisher made a welcome return to the area to lead proceedings from…

New British Junior Record by Callum Wilkinson

European Junior Athletics Champs – Eskiltuna, Sweden

The 15 strong GB team for the European Junior Championships in Eskilstuna, Sweden between 15th & 19th July was one of the most successful ever winning 11 gold, more than double any other nation and 6 silver medals, easily topping the points table. For the first time in many years two walkers,…

RWA Inter Area Match (video below)

Tamworth 11th July 2015

Report by Ian Richards   –    Tom Bosworth fresh from his British Record over 5,000 metres at Birmingham the previous weekend, led the South of England to a victory over the North and Midlands at the Tamworth Athletics Stadium reports Ian Richards. Bosworth used the 10,000 metres as…

Rest in Peace

Our condolences go the families of two notable Clubmen who have recently passed away.

Pictured is Steve Tyas, former member of Yorkshire RWC.  The very moving piece following has been kindly worded by Club Secretary Alan Brooks.   Stephen Tyas – an affectionate tribute   Many will be saddened to hear of the death, from Cancer, of Steve Tyas, at the…

Sainsbury’s UKA 5,000m Senior Champs

New British Record for Tom Bosworth

Birmingham July 5th First up was the women’s race, reports Mark Wall, which quickly saw an early lead pack of five whittled away to two lead competitors Jo Atkinson and Bethan Davies. Lap after lap only a metre or so separated them, however in the end the more experienced Jo was able to prevail in…

Summer Mile Hyde Park Harriers 1st July 2015   (video below)


Tom Bosworth warmed up for his UK record over 5000m at the British Championships in Birmingham by clocking a British road best over a mile reports Ian Richards. Bosworth clocked 6:02 as he beat his previous course record of 6:10 set in 2013. Junior international Cameron Corbishley cut out the early pace on the two-lap course as Bosworth was happy to sit in behind him. Bosworth made his move with 500m to go and pulled away but just missed breaking the six-minute mark and Alex Wright’s British track record of 5:58.4. Corbishley hung on to clock a British junior best on the road of 6:12. Bosworth’s time would have won six of the thirteen heats of the running miles held after the walks.

 Mixed 1 Mile Walk 

1 Tom Bosworth Tonbridge Athletic Club 6:02 

2 Cameron Corbishley (U20) Medway & Maidstone AC 6:12 

3 Brenda Gannon (W40) Hyde Park Harriers 7:48 

4 Ester Montaner Hyde Park Harriers 8:26 

5 Ben Hartley Hyde Park Harriers 9:15 

6 Eilidh Brailey Unattached 9:30


Manx Telecom Parish Walk – 20th June 2015

Manx Telecom Parish Walk – 20th June 2015

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New Record set by Richard Gerrard   Results shown courtesy of http://www.parishwalk.co.uk/   Provisional analysis of finishers – 175 finishers, 111 men and 64 women. 76 first time finishers (45 men and 31 women) 44 personal best times and 55 other previous…

Horwich Festival 5km inc. British Masters Champs – 21st June 2015

Horwich Festival and BMAF 5km

Excellent times shown by our Masters last weekend, particularly in the very competitive M65 Category, with some top support from Lancashire WC.   RESULTS  –  Horwich Festival 5km inc. BMAF…

Small Nations Match, English U23/U20 Champs + UKA Trials, Bedford – 21st June 2015

Small Nations Match, England U23 + U20 Champs and UKA Trials

RESULTS: 20,000m MEN  1 2224 SHANGE Lebogang South Africa 1:23.20.86         (unofficial splits 8.31, 16.47, 25.12, 33.37, 41.59, 50.03, 58.25, 66.54, 75.16)  2 2218 BOSWORTH Tom RWA England 1:25.28.36          (8.17, 16.37, 24.55, 33.14,…

Moulton Open 5 Mile

6th June 2015

Follow link for report of the race by Ron…

Yorkshire RWC Festival of Walking – Kirkby Fleetham – 24th May 2015

Kirkby Fleetham – Open 50km – Open 35km inc. Northern Area RWA Champs- Soup & Roll League 5/10/15/20km – Primary Schools Athletics inc. 600m Race Walk

Open 50km, Open 35km inc. Northern Area Champs – Soup & Roll League Event 12 (5/10/15 and 20km walks) also 5+ 10km Runs and Primary Schools Athletics on the Village Green featuring a 600m Race Walk.   RESULTS/SPLITS VIDEO   REPORT It may have been merely a good tempo session for…

RWA / UKA Senior 20km & RWA Young Age Group Championships 18th April

The Ascot Hotel Walks Incorporating the Northern Area 20km Champs – March 7th 2015

Incorporating the Northern Area 20km Champs – March 7th 2015

The Northern Area RWA 20km Champs took place in very cold and windy conditions at the National Sports Centre, Douglas on Saturday March 7th. A strong Irish contingent were present under Head Coach Michael Lane.Our thanks go to Event sponsors The Ascot Hotel, and to members of Manx…

The Molly Barnett UKA Winter Challenge Final – 1st March 2015

1903  –  Bolton to Southport 33 Miles  –  Historical Film Footage


From Bolton Town Hall the competitors set off to Southport, very visibly sponsored by Oxo, a prominent supporter of Edwardian sporting events. The walkers are accompanied by a cavalcade of wheeled transport, including cycles, horse-drawn carts, a tram and a single motor car. The eventual winner was Jack Butler, the boater-sporting number 53.

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Chris Smith League comes to North Yorkshire

introducing the Dexter Cup – and new Race Walking events for Schools

Races over 2 kilometres will take place near Catterick Garrison on the following dates  –   all Tuesdays at 6pm sharp :   October 13th November 17th January 26th March 8th    VENUE   –   Colburn Business Park  –   off Catterick Rd   –   North…

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  

Sheffield News

Reports & Results

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Our Famous Races

History of the Bradford

History of the Bradford 50km Walk by Geoff Dowling President of the Yorkshire Race Walking Club.    Geoff proudly shows off his medal for his involvement in the ‘Forgotten War’.  Read more about Geoff’s National Service adventures, and, by kind permission, his history…

Bradford Walk Exhibition opens on June 10th at the Mechanics Institute in Bradford.

This exceptional Northern classic, which had been held annually for over 100 years since 1903, featured some of the worlds finest athletes and Olympic Champions. The walk was the oldest amateur race walking event in the world. On Whit Monday 1st June 1903, an enormous crowd gathered in the centre…

Ken Munro RIP