Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Heffernan and Loughnane Target Top Three at European Cup of Race Walking

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Heffernan and Loughnane Target Top Three at European Cup of Race Walking

Robert Heffernan (Togher AC) and Olive Loughnane (Loughrea AC) will be targeting top three positions at the European Cup of Race Walking in the Algrave town of Olhao in Portugal on Saturday 21st May. Both will face stiff competition from some of the world’s best walkers including reigning Olympic champion, Valeriy Borchin of Russia.

Heffernan, who is currently training in Granada, Spain, will compete in the 20km walk while Olive
Loughnane will compete in the Senior Women’s 20km Walk.

The Women’s Junior team includes Kate Veale (West Waterford AC), Emma Prendiville (Farranfore Maine Valley AC) and Maeve Curley (Craughwell AC). This talented trio has already achieved the standard for the European Junior Championships, which will be held in Estonia in July....(Sourced from the AAI)

2 comments:

analytics said...

Best of luck to all five!

I wish I could still run as fast as Rob and Olive walk! - sigh!

Spectre said...

I saw Rob Heffernan down the marina a few months back and the speed that he was walking at was a fearsome sight!! Good Luck Rob, this is your moment!