Saturday, October 18, 2008

National 5km & One Hour Racewalk Championships

October is a busy month on the National Racewalk Championship calendar. First up was the National 5km Championship in Kingsport, TN on October 4. Panse Geer, 5000m RW Champ and silver in the 10km RW in W60 at the 2008 National Masters Track & Field Championships, continued her age group leading ways by finishing 9th overall, 1st W60 in 30:16.

The following week action shifted to the Bentley College track in Waltham, MA for the National One Hour Racewalk. Dave Talcott had covered 11,131m when time was called, good enough for third and first master. Dave was coming off a win at the USATF-Metropolitan 25km Racewalk on September 21. Unfortunately, Waltham was not as hospitable to Panse Geer as she ran afoul of the judges and was disqualified.

October 26 will bring the last of the month's National Championships, this time in Hauppauge, NY to cover 30km. The Shore AC men's racewalk team will look to better last year's team silver medal.


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