Blog - Lessons from athletics

Heroes of race walking – Part 2, Great Britain

17/04/2019

In the follow up to last week’s #WalkingWednesday article for On Track Athletics and Off Track and Running, here is part 2, about the British legends of race walking.

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Heroes of race walking – Part 1, worldwide

10/04/2019

Today’s article for #WalkingWednesday on On Track Athletics and Off Track and Running is about the international heroes of race walking. Stay tuned for the second part, talking about Britain’s greatest walkers.

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“Run like someone’s watching” and 4 more ways runners can learn from race walking

27/03/2019

For this #WalkingWednesday for On Track Athletics and Off Track and Running, I gave some pointers for runners on how to learn from the things race walkers get right.

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Disqualification – the cruel fate of race walkers who get it wrong

20/03/2019

In my second article for On Track Athletics and Off Track and Running, I wrote about disqualification – the fate that race walkers dread.

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Race walking – What every athlete and athletics fan needs to know…

13/03/2019

I was asked by On Track Athletics and Off Track and Running to write a series of articles about race walking, called #WalkingWednesday. The first article is simple: what every athlete and athletics fan needs to know.

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Murray Lambden Open 20km

26/02/2019

In December I travelled to Ireland for a 20km race and returned with a small PB. The race had been a struggle as I misjudged my fitness and paced it poorly. I resolved to rest over Christmas and then start 2019 hunting for some better performances. To that end, I competed in the Murray Lambden Open 20km in the Isle of Man and gained a more satisfying result.

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