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Monday, April 29, 2013

Cork Racewalking News...

Some items of news from the world racewalking...

1) Over the weekend, the Irish Independent had an interesting interview with Irish Olympian Rob Heffernan. The piece which was written by John O'Brien looks back at his career, how he had to go abroad to get specialised coaching and how he now coches other race walkers here in Cork. You can read the interview HERE

2)Two of those athletes that Rob is coaching are Brendan Boyce from Donegal and Luke Hickey from Cork. Both were in action over the weekend at a race walking event in Naumberg, Germany.

Brendan Boyce was fifth in the 20k race in a time of 1:24:38, improving on his previous best time of 1:25:57 achieved in 2011 by over a minute. His time is inside the B standard for the World championships in Moscow in August.

Internationales Straßengehen - Naumburg GER
20 km Gehen Männer /5 km 10 km 15 km
1. Rew, Quentin 1984 New Zealand 1:22:16 /20:44 41:25 1:01:52
2. Linke, Christopher 1988 SC Potsdam 1:23:37 /20:45 41:25 1:02:23
3. Dohmann, Carl 1990 SCL-Heel Baden-Baden 1:23:55 /21:12 42:17 1:03:15
4. Gloger, Nils Christopher 1990 SC Potsdam 1:24:01 /21:12 42:18 1:03:15
5. Boyce, Brendan 1986 Ireland 1:24:38 /20:46 41:55 1:03:06
6. Gomez Cruz, Cristian 1992 Mexico 1:25:02

In the Junior 10k race, Luke Hickey of Leevale AC set a new personal best time of 43:52 when he won his age category. This was way ahead of his previous best time of 46:31. His time is also well inside the standard of 44:30 for the European junior championships to be held in Italy in July.

10 km Gehen Männl. Jugend U20
1. Hickey, Luke 1994 Ireland 43:52

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